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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. Spirulina-based oral vaccine for infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNV) in farmed salmonid fish

    SBC: Lumen Bioscience, Inc.            Topic: 87

    Non-Technical SummaryAquaculture is the fastest growing segment of the global food industry and plays an increasingly important role in feeding the world's population. Intensive aquaculture using increased stocking densities, compressed rearing cycles, monocultures, antibiotics, and other strategies aimed at efficient protein production has been complicated by outbreaks of known and newly emer ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  5. Tick Surveillance and Mass Capture Trap

    SBC: Springstar, Inc.            Topic: 83

    To this date there are no commercially available tick traps. A simple tick trap will provide a method for detection of ticks that users can use to make informed decisions about timing appropriate pesticide applications, thus minimizing total pesticide use. Additionally, the traps can be deployed to mass-capture ticks, so that the devices can provide a pesticide-free intervention for controlling ti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  6. 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
  7. Scale up and commercialization of high performance biocomposite structures

    SBC: Grow Plastics LLC            Topic: 88

    Grow Plastics has a technology that has been demonstrated to generate sandwich core structures in thermoplastic products. This efficient structure allows the generation of plastic products which are equivalent in strength to solid products, yet use 1/3 of the material. This substantial material reduction allows the production of parts that are lower environmental impact (due to source reduction) a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  8. 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
  9. Advanced Dryer for High-Diffusion Rate Biomass

    SBC: FOREST CONCEPTS, LLC            Topic: 813

    Biomass drying is a core unit operation at most biomass suppliers, aggregator depots, pellet mills, biorefineries, and bioproducts firms. The need to reduce energy consumption, minimize capital, and improve feedstock quality is driving a change in how biomass is milled and dried. A shift from energy-intensive hammermills and grinders to lower energy knife and rotary shear mills is reorganizing the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  10. 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

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