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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. Prototyping NUGGET: A Nutrient and Greenhouse Gas Evaluation Tool

    SBC: APPLIED GEOSOLUTIONS LLC            Topic: N/A

    Farmers, crop consultants, and regulators are constantly faced with management/policy decisions that require the integration of current crop and soil conditions, and current and future weather conditions. Farmers and crop consultants must make these management decisions within a regulatory environment that is becoming more restrictive and complex. Regulators are forced to make policy recommendatio ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  2. Enhanced Control of Fruit Ripening

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

    Ethylene is a growth hormone for fruits and vegetables that is generated by the plants themselves; that is, it acts as a self-ripening agent. Hence, the removal of ethylene gas can play a central role in maintaining the freshness of these products. Whereas the temperature and the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide gases are also important system variables that demand a significant economic invest ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  3. Enhanced Performance of Agriculture Based Biodegradable Hydraulic Fluids

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

    A. Water must be removed from biodegradable hydraulic fluids as they react with water and degrade insitu. B. Biodegradable hydraulic fluids for farm equipment provide a significant improvement over traditional petroleum based fluids due to decreased pollution. Increase the use and value of biodegradable hydraulic fluids by development of a membrane-based dewatering system.

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  4. Agricultural Emissions Reduction Using Bio-Fuels with Membrane Supplied Nitrogen

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

    The use of biodiesel offers significant advantages with regards to the reduction of total harmful engine emissions with the exception of NOx. Biodiesel is a renewable resource and soybean oil is known to be economically viable as a biodiesel fuel. Recent studies from the Environmental Protection Agency have shown that soybean oil alone or blended with #2 diesel fuel results in a significant decrea ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  5. The Use of Reproductive Technology to Improve Flounder Growth

    SBC: GREATBAY AQUACULTURE LLC            Topic: N/A

    Summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) are a valuable commercial and recreational species with a natural range from the southern Gulf of Maine to South Carolina. Landings of Atlantic flounders decreased from 90,000 mt in 1984 to 25,000 mt in 1994. Total annual landings of summer flounder peaked at 39.9 million pounds in 1979, but recently from 1990-2003 landings have been much lower, fluctuating ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  6. A Novel Air Sampler and Attendant Collection Media for Early Identification of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus

    SBC: Midwest Micro-Tek, LLC            Topic: N/A

    There is a need for an effective, efficient way to monitor the disease status of production facilities while minimizing the stress caused to an animal by blood sampling and other invasive diagnostic techniques. The purpose of this work is to develop an air sampler and collection media that will allow the detection of PRRSV non-invasively.

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  7. Data Services Model to support effective management, analysis, and use of data.

    SBC: Center for Resource Management            Topic: N/A

    This Phase I R&D project will determine the feasability and commercial potential of a Data Services System designed to support district and school efforts to meet NCLB standards related to equity, continuous improvement, and accountability. The design incorporates: 1) a Data Use Framework representing a cohesive, innovative, and research-based approach for effectively structuring multiple uses of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Education
  8. Technology consulting services

    SBC: Frontier Solutions            Topic: N/A

    The ultimate goal of this project is to assist school personnel to better understand the balance between classroom technology needs and system security by creating training modules to address specific areas. The first objective is the development of a survey tool, the Education Security Practices Survey (ESPS). The ESPS survey tool will identify specific areas of disconnect in current practices a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Education
  9. Give Me 5 For Children

    SBC: Interactive Training Technologies            Topic: N/A

    The rising incidence of obesity in children in the U.S. contributes to obesity in adulthood. A strong correlation has been described between obesity and chronic diseases. Therefore, the overall goal of our project is to prevent the development of chronic diseases by affecting improved nutrition to decrease childhood obesity. The objective of this proposed Phase I project is to design and develo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Education
  10. Video Game Science Literacy

    SBC: SOUTH DAKOTA HLTH TECH INNOVATIONS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Develop a videogame for the middle school science classroom. Embedd science concepts into a virtual world where students explore the relationships between them. Ensure that game design creates a virtual world where scientific experimentation can be called “play.” Wrap the videogame in a lesson plan that embraces the game’s strength as a discovery experience and supports it with real-life ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Education

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