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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Equipment and Facilities for Rapid Installation of Buried Innerduct Network for Utility Lines

    SBC: Outside Plant Consulting Services, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The feasibility of the universal placement of telecommunications and power supply lines below ground, as an alternative to their typically low-cost installation on utility poles, depends upon the availability of a cost-effective convenient method for placing and replacing cables belowground. A network of underground conduits constructed of field-assembled rigid sections, including straight segmen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Transportation
  2. Tectonite Mobile Quick Repair System

    SBC: Warm Springs Composite Products            Topic: N/A

    This is a proposal for a new and innovative technology to perform quick, durable, and sustained repair of concrete and pavement structures with far less interference to transportation services and flow of traffic on highways than is possible with current materials, systems, and practices. The functional problem is that National Highwayt System consists of over 600,000 bridge structures and over 1 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Transportation
  3. Develop Value-Added Natural Oils With a New Oil-Structuring Technology

    SBC: APPLECHEM INC            Topic: N/A

    Natural plant-based oils are under-utilized in cosmetic industry because there is no adequate technology for thickening them to exhibiting the elegant skin sensory properties that are expected in the industry. The purpose of this study is to develop a special thickening technology for the plant-based oils so that the thickened oils would have elegant skin sensory properties, thereby enhancing thei ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  4. Enhanced Control of Fruit Ripening

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Ethylene is a growth hormone for plants and therefore, removal of ethylene plays an important part in maintaining the freshness of plants, especially fruits and flowers. Ethylene is generated by the fruits themselves, and is therefore a self-ripening component. In shipping of fruits and vegetables there is a great deal of effort that goes into controlling the atmosphere around the fruits and veget ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  5. Low Cost Solventless Guayule Resin Adhesives

    SBC: Gumbs Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Profitable markets for guayule resin and the successful development of hypoallergenic latex will assist in the development of guayule as a sustainable crop. The commercial cooperator expects to have 70,000 acres of guayule shrub available by 2005. This means that at the end of Phase II there will be 200 million pounds of resin available. The purpose is to find profitable markets for the 200 millio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  6. Early Warning Systems to Detect, and Suppress, Eastern Tent Caterpillar on Horse Farms

    SBC: IPM Development Company Inc.            Topic: N/A

    In 2001 the equine industry of Kentucky was faced with the sudden and unexpected emergence of a disease now called Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome (MRLS). This disease resulted in early and late-term abortions in horses, and in an economic loss to Kentucky over $300 million dollars. The disease was correlated with the presence of large numbers of eastern tent caterpillars (ETC), Malacosoma america ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  7. Semiochemical-Based Management Tactics for Varroa Mite

    SBC: IPM Development Company Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Beekeeping (honey, wax and pollination) is an industry valued at more than $10 billion annually in North America. In 2001, honey production from over 2.5 million colonies totaled 186 million pounds with a total value of $124 million. Parasitic mites are decimating both managed and feral populations of honeybees worldwide. Varroa mites are resistant to several synthetic acaricides and acaricide res ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  8. AVID- An Automated Vector Identification Detector for Rural Communities

    SBC: IPM Development Company Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Active surveillance and timely mosquito control measures offer the best hope for disease management and control in the future. Emergence of vector borne diseases, and recent outbreaks, suggest a high probability of future epidemics caused by previously unknown pathogens or new manifestations of known agents. The West Nile Virus outbreak in North America demonstrates how a known pathogen can sudden ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  9. Remote Insect Sensing Technology for Wireless Automated Pest Monitoring Networks

    SBC: IPM Development Company Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Under tremendous pressure from imports, particularly from New Zealand and China, experts believe the U.S. fruit industry must reduce its costs by as much as 30% over the next decade to stay competitive in the world market. The tree fruit industry-in fact all of American agriculture--is under global assault to remain economically competitive. Precision agriculture uses sensors, sophisticated mappin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  10. Acoustic Emission for Characterization of Leather

    SBC: Mistras Holdings Group            Topic: N/A

    To identify the quality of leather In this Phase I SBIR Physical Acoustics Corporation will use Acoustic Emission for the inspection, assessment, and on-line monitoring of leather properties and their quality level at each stage during manufacturing. PAC will demonstrate the ability of the AE inspection technique for assessing leather properties. In particular PAC will concentrate on the evaluatio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
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