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  1. Program Estimating Whale Migration Statistics

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: 816F

    Toyon proposes to develop a system that can automatically count the number of gray whales that pass nearby a shore-based installation. The system will be comprised of infrared cameras and a set of computers, which automatically scan the video for whale blows. We have implemented and tested such an algorithm using Matlab during Phase I and we propose to extend this algorithm to run in real time dur ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Commerce
  2. Safer, Greener, User-Friendly Bus and Rail Transit

    SBC: Bevilacqua-Knight Inc.            Topic: 101FT1

    Our Phase I effort demonstrated that a small air/steam propulsion system could provide immediate power without a boiler, and that power could be varied by varying the ration of water and air in the propellant mix. In this proposed Phase II effort this same system will be scaled to a larger bench version for analysis of performance and efficiency. Following analysis of that data, the system will ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Transportation

    SBC: E-Systems Communications Corp.            Topic: 102FH3

    The goal of this research is to study the feasibility that mobile devices have the capabilities and accuracy to be used as positioning devices for connected vehicles programs. We will demonstrate this proposition by implementing positioning capturing apps using the build in GPS and accelerometers, and then enhancing it with Dead Reckoning and triangulated algorithms. We will show the capabilities ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Transportation
  4. Transportation System Performance Measurement Using Existing Loop Infrastructure

    SBC: Iteris Inc.            Topic: 102FH2

    Research finding during Phase I of this project have led the research team to conclude that it is feasible to use 60-Hz samples from single loop detectors in order to perform re-identification between loop detector stations on freeways. The method employed was robust to loop calibration errors, easily corrects for metadata concerning the exact location of the loops and demonstrated that it was po ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Transportation
  5. Commercialization of DGPS Compression and Modeling Methods for Vehicle Use


    The primary technical objective to be achieved during Phase II is the transition from the developed laboratory prototype, which clearly demonstrated the feasibility and superior outcomes of the approach, to a deployable system consisting of two key elements (the reference station - compression side and the rover - expansion side) and packaging them into a form suitable for commercial sales to earl ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Transportation
  6. A guava-volatile-based repellent formulation to manage the Asian citrus psyllid, the key vector of Citrus Greening

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 812

    The majority of US citrus growers farm less than 100 acres, producing specialty table fruit and citrus juice, with most yielding less than $200,000 in yearly farm income. Furthermore, much of the citrus acreage is being encroached upon by urban growth, making it impossible for many growers to use the limited pest management tools available. Successful completion of this project will provide citrus ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Agriculture
  7. Closed Loop Robotic Arm Control for Agricultural Applications

    SBC: VISION ROBOTICS CORPORATION            Topic: 813

    There are several barriers preventing mechanization of tasks that require detailed interactions, such as pruning and picking, with specialty crops. While each application requires unique solutions, this project addresses the critical system level issue of how to move a robot arm around and through complex plants and perform specific tasks in a dynamic environment. Real plants are all unique with c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Agriculture
  8. SPLAT ACPAB A&K for the management of the Asian citrus psyllid, the key vector of Citrus Greening

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 82

    In Phase II, we intend to further evaluate possible ACP attractant components in order to obtain an optimized, highly effective attractant which will be formulated in SPLAT for use as a lure for monitoring (SPLAT ACPAB), and with a contact insecticide, to create a targeted attract & kill product (SPLAT ACPAB A & K). SPLAT formulations will be tested in field populations of ACP in Florida, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Agriculture
  9. Distributed Optical Fiber Sensor Cable for Air Quality (Air-Sense)

    SBC: Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.            Topic: 84

    Enclosed animal feed lot facilities require effective ventilation systems that are synchronized with accurately measured temperature, humidity, and gas emissions (such as ammonia, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen sulfide). Reliable sensors that accurately measure these parameters will contribute to a healthy environment for animal growth and for workers, while saving the energy and cost of over-ventil ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Agriculture
  10. Haptic Immersion Platform to Improve STEM Learning for the Visually Impaired

    SBC: Information Research Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: For most of the 20th century, students with visual impairments were placed in separate schools from their peers. With major advances in public policy, it is now more common that all students (regardless of such disabilities) be integrated within schools and in classrooms. Recent research demonstrates a lack of products to support the visually impaired in STEM (science, technology, enginee ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Education

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