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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. Ultra Portable Ride Quality Meter

    SBC: DFUZION, INC.            Topic: 06FR3

    The Ultra Portable Ride Quality Meter (UPRQM) is a cost-effective, flexible tool that can evolve (with minimal effort) as new GPS and accelerometer devices become commercially available. Each generation of these sensor devices is more responsive, more sensitive, and more accurate than the last generation. The time between generations is also decreasing such that accelerometer and GPS technology ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Transportation
  2. A novel process for converting wood chips into improved composite boards, chemcials, and fuels.


    The Medium Density Fiberboard or MDF industry in North America is facing many challenges, largely as a result of the weak housing market. Residential construction is 20 percent below 2006 levels and it is not likely that an improvement will happen before mid 2008. Rising imports of secondary wood products from China and other low costs countries also have a detrimental impact on the North American ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  3. Plant Expression of Cellulase for Biomass Ethanol Production

    SBC: Edenspace Systems Corporation            Topic: N/A

    The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 provides a federal mandate to increase the domestic supply of clean, renewable energy sources. The EIS Act amends the 2005 Renewable Fuels Standard by increasing the goal for renewable fuels use to 9 billion gallons in 2008, 15.2 billion gallons in 2012, and culminating in 36 billion gallons by 2022. Achieving these ambitious goals will be difficult ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  4. Efficacy of OvuGel in weaned sows and replacement gilts in commercial production units

    SBC: PENNATEK LLC            Topic: N/A

    Key factors determining reproductive efficiency are control of estrus and ovulation in weaned sows and in gilts, which have already begun to display estrous cycles. Weaning sows at 3 weeks or greater of lactation results in a high percentage of them displaying estrus 5-8 days later. Feeding the orally active progestin, MATRIX, to gilts for 14 days results in greater than 85% of them displaying est ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  5. Targeted Homologous Recombination in Meiotic Plant Cells.Phase II

    SBC: RXOA BIOSCIENCES LLC            Topic: N/A

    Rxoa Biosciences is developing a new technology known as Homologous Recombination (HR) which will give researchers the ability to precisely modify the genetic makeup of plants. Currently, this technique for modifying the genetic makeup of an organism has only been practical for bacterial, animal and yeast research. Plant researchers have used a very inefficient "shot-gun" approach to modifying the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  6. Safer, Non-Selective Weed Control for Organic Growers and Home Consumers

    SBC: SUMMERDALE, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Rapid growth of organic agriculture has created a greater demand for effective weed control, the most urgent problem facing organic growers. Current weed control methods are inefficient, expensive and labor-intensive, resulting in substantial reductions in profitability for fruit and vegetable growers. Summerdale, Inc. will develop a new herbicide for organic growers. The synergistic combination o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  7. Hearing Companion: Handheld Portable Sound Identification and Critical Alerting Functionality for People Who Are Deaf or Have Hearing Loss


    Based on previous research, this project develops and demonstrates the HearingCompanionwhich: (1) automatically recognizes specific sounds in the environment on a pocket-sized device; and(2) alerts the user on their mobile device via vibration, images, and captions that identify these recognizedsounds. This efficient, wearable system utilizes existing and developing technology, improvingthe abilit ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Education
  8. High Resolution and Fast Scanning Speed SQUID Based Nondestructive Inspection System of Niobium Sheets for SRF Cavities

    SBC: Amac International, Inc.            Topic: 30

    High energy physics accelerators and instruments in other fields require the use of thousands of superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavities that are made of high purity niobium (Nb) material. The purity of Nb is critical for these cavities to reach the highest accelerating fields. Tantalum (Ta) is the most prolific of metal contaminants, can cause thermal breakdown, and can prevent the cavitie ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Energy
  9. ILC Coupler Design

    SBC: Avar Inc.            Topic: 30

    Superconducting radio frequency (SRF) power couplers are used to introduce RF power into evacuated accelerating cavities typically operating at a few degrees Kelvin. These couplers are historically a problematic component that adversely affects the cost and reliability of the entire accelerator system. This project will develop a coupler which is low in capital and operating cost, highly reliable, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Energy
  10. High Temperature Membrane Reactors

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 08b

    Membrane reactors have the potential to improve reactivity and productivity of various chemical syntheses, including transesterification. However, to be of value, these systems must provide a higher use temperature, improved chemical resistance, and better mass transfer. This project will identify chemically- and thermally-resistant membrane components, fabricate a membrane reactor based on thes ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of Energy

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