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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. High Throughput, High-Pressure Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Sample Environment

    SBC: STF Technologies LLC            Topic: 90

    We address a need of the neutron user community by creating a minimum viable prototype of the only high-throughput hydrostatic pressure small angle neutron scattering sample environment (HTHP-SANS-SE). Our HTHP-SANS-SE will greatly improve the ease of use and reliability of measurements under extreme environments, thereby increasing throughput on the beamline and expanding feasibility. Current HP- ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. 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
  3. Ethylene Permeation in Control of Fruit Ripening

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 85

    All fruits and vegetables generate ethylene.Even low concentrations of ethylene accelerate fruitripening.A process that removes ethylene as it is generated can play a central role in maintainingthe freshness of fruits and vegetables.Hence much effort and significant cost normally go into thecontrol of the atmosphere and temperature to which these fruits and vegetables are exposed largelyto reduce ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  4. Cover Crop Information System: Using remote sensing and modeling to map detailed information about cover crops across wide regions

    SBC: Dagan, Inc.            Topic: 84

    Agricultural row crops occupy over 240 million acres of land in the United States (USDA-NASS2012). Decisions regarding the implementation of management practices in these agricultural areashave a significant effect on other environmental outcomes including soil erosion water quality andcarbon sequestration. There is currently no systematic and cost-effective method for documentingdetailed informat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  5. An Unmanned Fully Autonomous Long Endurance Forest Rover for Automated Pine Resin Collection

    SBC: B & L Naval Stores, Inc.            Topic: 81

    We propose an innovative robotic technology to tap slash pine trees and collect their oleoresinfor processing using an unmanned fully autonomous long-range robotic forest rover as part ofthe strategy to revive the dormant turpentine industry in the Southeastern United States. Thisintegrated system will replace the labor-intensive work of collecting slash pine oleoresin.The objectives of this Phase ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  6. A Rugged Low Weight Air Quality Monitoring Unit for Wildland Firefighters

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 81

    Assessment of wildland fire smoke exposure is a genuine concern to fire managers public healthofficials air quality regulators and the public. Exposure to vegetation fire smoke products posesacute and chronic health hazards to first line responders firefighters and to communities locateddownwind of their source. Current instrumentation capable of providing reliable air quality data isexpensive and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  7. Evaluating the Feasibility of Cultivating Yaupon Holly for its Food Value Phase II

    SBC: YAUPON Wellness Company, Inc            Topic: 812

    With over a trillion cups of caffeinated beverages consumed each year caffeine is arguably theworld's most frequently consumed stimulant. Caffeine is widely used to enhance athleticperformance body composition pain relief and mental acuity. Naturally caffeinated beveragesinclude coffee black and green tea cola cocoa guarana yerba mat© and Yaupon tea.According to the Tea Association of the USA tea ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 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

    Paper is the largest material used in the packaging industry due to its low handling costenvironmentally friendly nature recyclability and low weight. The global demand for paper andboard in 2016 was $279 billion and is expected to reach $518 billion by 2022. Compared to plasticpaper and paperboard are produced from cellulose which is the most abundant natural material.However hydrophilicity and p ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Agriculture
  9. Developing Model-Based Tools for the Design and Improvement of Manufacturing Systems

    SBC: MBSE Tools, Inc.            Topic: NA

    The vision is to create enterprise-grade software tools supporting the design and improvement of manufacturing systems, tools that can provide answers to fundamental business questions about product selection, resource planning, scheduling, and logistical control – quickly, accurately, and with adequate consideration of risk. Objectives accomplished in Phase I included adding formality and rigor ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  10. 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
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