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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. Development of a Sensitive, Autonomous Quantum Cascade Laser-Based Detector for Ammonia

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The USDA recognizes the need for improved instrumentation to monitor atmospheric ammonia which is a major environmental concern and a health hazard. Ammonia is a public health concern at high levels, as can be found in animal feed lots. At low levels, ammonia is a source of particulates which are not only a human health problem but also affect visibility and global climate. It has been estimated t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  2. Improving Safety at Rural Railroad Crossings

    SBC: ANALOGIC ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: N/A

    On average, nine collisions occur each day in the U.S. between trains and road vehicles. These collisions result in fatalities forty times more often than for other vehicle accidents. Eighty percent of collisions occur at railroad crossings that do not have train-activated warning systems. Using conventional equipment to upgrade these 80,000 public crossings will cost over $10 billion, and take mo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  3. Interactive CD Guide for Food-Borne Fungal Identification

    SBC: BCN Research Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Filamentous microfungi (often colloquially known as "molds") are a major cause of food wastage throughout the world, accounting for the loss of about 10% of all food production. Although good textbooks on food mycology are available, a clear need exists for simpler and more visual identification systems. Because of ease of manufacture and use, interactive potential and ability to display color pic ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  4. Novel Pro-Dyes to Expand Use of the VerifEYE Contamination Detection System

    SBC: BIOLINK LIFE SCIENCES INC            Topic: N/A

    Bacterial contamination in the American beef supply continues to be a serious concern for the meat processing industry. As part of a broad program of improvements in processing procedures and sanitary methods, meat processors in the U.S. and abroad have initiated use of the VerifEYET Carcass Inspection System (eMerge Interactive, Sebastian, FL). The VerifEYE system automatically inspects each beef ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  5. Detection of Termites Using Distributed Wireless Monitoring

    SBC: Hatchpoint, LLC            Topic: N/A

    While termites inflict almost $4 Billion dollars in damage per year in the United States, termite control still depends upon labor intensive and expensive manual monitoring techniques. This project will determine the feasibility of deploying acoustic sensor arrays that will alert a Pest Management Professional (PMP) of termite activity.

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  6. Packaging and Marketing of Domestic Vegetable Soybean

    SBC: Delight Foods, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Marketing and packaging are key steps in introducing a new product to consumers. Delight Foods has done four years of research into the Domestic Production of Vegetable Soybeans in partnership with crop scientists, food scientists and a cooperative of farmers. Now, this team will move into commercialization. This research will develop a powerful brand platform, including the story about North Caro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  7. Large Scale Production of Sex-Selected Embryos by In Vitro Fertilization In Cattle: A New Opportunity for Global Business

    SBC: EVERGEN BIOTECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    In natural reproduction, the sex ratio is approximately 50:50. In the dairy industry, only female animals (and very few male stud bulls) are productive and most male calves are slaughtered with little financial return to the farmers. This natural limitation costs the dairy industry billions of dollars around the globe. Selecting sex of offspring has long been a dream in the livestock industry. The ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  8. Advanced Development of a Low-Cost, Handheld Electrochemical Ethylene Monitor

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Ethylene is a plant hormone that is involved in regulating various aspects of plant growth and development such as seed dormancy, seedling growth, root and stem thickening, promotion of flowering, and promotion of fruit ripening and spoilage. Measurement of ethylene is important for developing a basic understanding of these processes, as well as for utilization in advanced agricultural practices. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  9. Partial Saturation Ebb and Flood Watering System

    SBC: Green Growth Properties dba Geremia Greenhouse            Topic: N/A

    Conventional watering uses hose or boom irrigation systems to apply excess water to ensure complete coverage of the entire crop to the point of full saturation of the root medium. This method is costly in terms of water and nutrients. Water falls outside the area of the pots and is lost to the environment. Excess water may leach up to 75% of the fertilizer from potted plants. It may be necessary t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  10. Fiberoptic Diisocyanate Personal Monitoring Device

    SBC: LIGHTLINE TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    LightLine Technologies proposes to develop a highly sensitive fiberoptic personal monitoirng device similar to a sampling badge, targeted for the simple and conventional measurement of total isocyanate and diisocyanate (I&DCY) airbourne exposure. With verymodest smapling processing (controlled heating) sensing of all types of I&DCYs will be possige and is the ptimary goal of this program. Ths sa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Environmental Protection Agency
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