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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 April, 2020.

  1. Cyclone Collection system for Radionuclide Detection

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: DTRA182006

    The detection of radionuclide aerosols is a critical indicator of a nuclear detonation. Existing sensors as part of the International Monitoring System operate in a batch process and typically have a 48 to 72 hour delay between aerosol sample collection and measurement activities due to limits of instrument sensitivity. The continuous, instantaneous measurements of atmospheric aerosol radiation le ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. Evaluating the Feasibility of Cultivating Yaupon Holly for its Food Value

    SBC: YAUPON Wellness Company, Inc            Topic: 812

    Project Summary/AbstractWith over a trillion cups of caffeinated beverages consumed each year, caffeine is arguably the world's most frequently consumed stimulant. Caffeine is widely used to enhance athletic performance, body composition, pain relief, and mental acuity. Naturally caffeinated beverages include coffee, black and green tea, cola, cocoa, guarana, yerba maté, and Yaupon tea. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  3. Semi-Autonomous Follow-me Biomass Baler

    SBC: AUTONOMOUS TRACTOR CORPORATION            Topic: 813

    This project addresses USDA-NIFA's research priorities regarding crop management systems that promote energy conservation and efficiency, including the use of alternative and renewable energy resources. This proposal outlines a plan to prove the research concept of a Single-pass Autonomous Follow-me (SAF) Baler. The SAF baler is intended to bale the available supply of corn stover during corn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  4. Mill Development Model Development and Testing

    SBC: Innovative Natural Resource Solutions, LLC            Topic: 86

    INRS and MDP will collaborate to build an analytical model that demonstrates the probability of success - and opportunities for enhancement - for the redevelopment of idled industrial assets. This model will be developed and refined using the former pulp and paper mill in Old Town, ME., and data supplied by multiple redevelopment efforts elsewhere in the State of Maine. Based upon learnings and ex ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  5. Ground-Based Autonomous Robotic Inspection of General Aviation for Radiological Threats

    SBC: NuHorizon Technologies, LLC            Topic: HSB0181009

    The goal of this project is to develop a ground robotic system that performs automated radiological screening of general aviation aircraft.The robotic system will integrate a commercial off-the-shelf mobile platform, a manipulator arm, and radiation detectors with 3D vision sensors and path planning software to produce a highly-automated, robust solution for initial and secondary aircraft screenin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Homeland Security
  6. Low-Cost Sensing Array for Infrasound

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: DTRA172001

    Infrasound and seismic measurements are used by DTRA and the DoD for nuclear test monitoring, terrorist blast forensics, battle damage assessment, and environmental monitoring. However, these long wavelength physical signals are typically recorded through single-point sensors or sparse low density arrays. As a result, the critical signals of interest are often corrupted or masked by noise or inter ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  7. 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
  8. Nanocomposite Binder Systems for Dispersion Coatings that enable Biodegradable, Paper-Based Packaging with Enhanced Barrier Properties

    SBC: RENUVIX LLC            Topic: 81

    Packaging is critically important to our society. Appropriate packaging protects its contents from the environment and, thus, inhibits physiochemical and/or biochemical deterioration. According to the World Packaging Organization, the packaging market is currently worth $600 billion and is expected to increase to $1 trillion by 2020. The common materials used for packaging include paper, plastic, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  9. Plant adaptive supplemental lighting control system

    SBC: PhytoSynthetix            Topic: 813

    Candidus is a horticultural lighting technology company that develops lighting strategies strategiesfor commercial greenhouses, combining plant physiology and bioengineering to provide growers with unprecedented control over crop production. Our "biofeedback control of LED lights" developed during Phase I is a method to determine how efficiently crops can use light to photosynthesize and grow. It ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Agriculture
  10. 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

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