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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until June, 2020.

  1. Automated parking-cruising detection and measurement using Bluetooth AVI Sensor network

    SBC: RAPID FLOW TECHNOLOGIES            Topic: 142FH2

    Searching for street parking, a behavior known as cruising for parking, leads to excess congestion and pollution. Many recent smart parking interventions have attempted to address this issue, but the problem of effectively detecting and measuring cruising remains largely unsolved. The goal of this work is to develop methods to detect and measure cruising for parking and its effects on congestion u ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Transportation
  2. SCRIPT: Safety Critical, Real-time, Intelligent Passenger Transport App for Smartphones via Always-on Global Internet Connection

    SBC: INFOBEYOND TECHNOLOGY, LLC            Topic: 171FR4

    SCRIPT: Safety Critical, Real-time, Intelligent Passenger Transport App for Smartphones via Always-on Global Internet Connection 12/21/2016 Providing railroad passenger information via smartphones improves the passengers’ traveling experience with added value on train safety and security enhancement. In this project, InfoBeyond advocates the development of Safety Critical, Real‐time, Intell ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Transportation
  3. Polymorphic locus sequence typing of foodborne pathogens

    SBC: Microbitype LLC            Topic: 85

    This SBIR (small business innovationresearch) Phase I projectis responsive to National Challenge Area: Food Safety, and to USDA Strategic Goal 4.3 - Protect Public Health by Ensuring Food is Safe (www.ocfo.usda.gov/usdasp/usdasp.htm). The detection and investigation of foodborne outbreaks associated with pathogens such as E. coli O157 is highly dependent on strain typing. The typing methods employ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  4. Enhanced Membranes for Dewatering of Black Liquor

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 81

    Compact Membrane Systems (CMS) proposes to employ membrane systems for pressure-driven separation of water from black liquor to replace the first two stages of existing multiple-effect evaporators. This is a promising approach to considerably reduce the steam energy required for concentration. Membrane materials must withstand high temperature, high salinity and high pH conditions. Fouling of the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  5. Low Cost, Dust Resistant Poultry House Heat Exchanger

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 83

    This Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) Phase I project by Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) will develop a low cost, dust resistant poultry house heat exchanger to recover heat lost during winter ventillation. The innovative inflatable design will increase the heat exchanger tolerance to dust accumulation and will allow for the use of low cost, lightweight materials. By effecti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  6. Enhanced Membranes For Sweetening Of Manure Based Biogas

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 88

    Each year over 1 billion tons of animal manure is produced in US and it can be a pollution source if not handled properly. "Anaerobic digestion" is an energy efficient way to dispose manure. Through this process manure is converted to biogas and digestate. The manure digestate can be used as fertilizer. Biogas is a mixture of ~60% CH4, ~40% CO2 and trace amounts of contaminant gasses such as H2S. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Agriculture
  7. The Biomie Construction System- Distributed Manufacturing of Near Zero Energy Home Replacements

    SBC: ORB Technologies, LLC            Topic: 86

    This project is relevant to USDA's Strategic Goal to, "Assist rural communities to create prosperity so they are self-sustaining, repopulating, and economically thriving" (USDA, 2014). By creating solutions for rural affordable housing, entrepreneurship, and electric utility financial sustainability, the proposed work simultaneously addresses issues that USDA supports individually through the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Agriculture
  8. Feasibility of an ultrasonic based instrument for assessing in-situ pipeline coatings

    SBC: Fbs, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    FBS, Inc. proposes to establish the feasibility of an ultrasonically based device for in-situ evaluation of pipeline coatings and for the archiving of coating properties. Based on our experience gained through DOT and EPRI sponsored work on long range ultrasonics, buried pipes, and tar coated pipes we recognize the need for coating characterization not only as an important factor for inspection d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Transportation
  9. Compact Laser Shearography System for Crack Detection

    SBC: Laser Technology Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Laser Technology Inc. has demonstrated for the first time, the detection of non-visible cracks of less than 10 microns soon after casting of high performance concrete test prisms. Fine cracks may be associated with the two leading causes of concrete deterioration, delayed ettringite formation and alkali-silica reaction. Laser Technology is a leading developer, manufacturere and provider of laser ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Transportation
  10. Enhanced Cool Processing of Value Added Beverages

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

    Osmotic distillation is an excellent method for highly concentrating thermally sensitive liquids at low temperatures. However, commercial success of this process has been limited due to lack of membrane stability during the processing of economically interesting liquids. We believe that our high flux, non-porous perfluoromembrane is an ideal candidate for OD in that it has high flux rates and will ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture

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