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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. Crowding Information Collection and Dissemination System

    SBC: Arcon Corporation            Topic: 171FT1

    Train car crowding is a key issue resulting in passenger dissatisfaction and degraded transit service. One reason for train car crowding is an uneven distribution of passengers among the train cars which results in overcrowding of certain cars while leaving other cars sparsely occupied. If passengers waiting at a station are informed about the expected crowding levels in the arriving train, they c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Transportation
  2. Detection of THC Use in Drivers

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 171NH1

    Driving under the influence of marijuana, the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States is reported to double the risk of crash involvement. As marijuana decriminalization and legalization measures continue to gain acceptance, the potential number of drivers using marijuana could rise dramatically, necessitating new ways for law enforcement to combat the pursuant increase in drug relate ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Transportation
  3. A Robust Railway Track Crack Detection System Using Thermal Signatures

    SBC: Migma Systems Inc.            Topic: 171FR2

    In Phase I, Migma Systems propose to develop a robust system for detection of railway track surface cracks. Automated railway inspection is critical for ensuring the safety of public transportation. Rails often break under trains and broken tracks can lead to train derailment. In Phase I, we will make a prototype sensor with low power microprocessor, IR camera, GPS and temperature/humidity sensor ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Transportation
  4. Driver breath measurement of marijuana intoxication by infrared spectroscopy

    SBC: N2 Biomedical, LLC            Topic: 171NH1

    The intoxicating effects of marijuana are of public safety concern. With the expected increase in the use of this substance it is important to provide law-enforcement officials with a simple driver test for its detection. Because of the presence of the intoxication agent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) vapor in the exhaled breath of marijuana users, it is possible to confirm marijuana intoxication via ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Transportation
  5. Development Of a Rapid On-Site Diagnostic Test to Detect Small Ruminant Lentivirus Antibody In Goat and Sheep Milk


    Small ruminant lentiviruses (SRLV) cause persistent infection and chronic diseases in sheep and goats that can reduce animal fitness, reproduction, and milk production/quality. A reduction in milk will lead to economic losses for dairies, which is accompanied by a reduction in nutrition for kids and lambs that decreases meat and fiber production. A reduction in reproductive efficiency can lower th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  6. A Compact, Low Cost, Broad Range, Hyperspectral Imager for Precision Agriculture

    SBC: SPORIAN MICROSYSTEMS INC            Topic: 813

    Current Issue/Need: Hyperspectral Imagery allows for the spatial classification, identification, and detection of vegetation phenomena that relate to the agricultural industry, including: plant species identification, insect and disease detection/monitoring, stress detection, soil quality, and vegetative health that is key to effective precision agriculture. Existing hardware used in hyperspectral ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  7. Extension of antioxidant technology from cooled to frozen porcine semen


    Because of its overall popularity, pork represents a significant, worldwide meat-protein source to be utilized in feeding the world's burgeoning population. In fact, most of the world prefers pork over any other animal protein. Interestingly, the U.S. is the larger exporter of pork but China is the largest producer and consumer of pork. Globally more than 109 million tons are produced, 11.3 mi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  8. Development Of A Microbial Metabolite-Based Biostimulant To Enhance Profitability And Competitiveness Of Controlled Environment Agriculture

    SBC: GROWCENTIA, INC.            Topic: 813

    Controlled environment agriculture (CEA)is very capital intensive. In addition to the conventional investments in land and variable costs like seeds, fertilizer, and pest control, CEA requires larger capital investments and higher energy, labor, and input costs.Thus, new technologies are needed to increase the competitiveness of CEA by increasing the yield of high quality fruits and vegetables wit ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  9. Novel Oxidant Product Formulation for Greenhouse Disinfection

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: 813

    Greenhouse growers of ornamental plants and food crops must deal with plant diseases that can damage or destroy their produce. Within these enclosed greenhouses re-occurring plant pathogen diseases can be extremely problematic, infectious microbes and algae accumulate on moist surfaces. Disease within a greenhouse can be a key limitation to profitable plant production. Once introduced, pathogen po ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  10. Bee-friendly dust-free seed coating for pollinator health

    SBC: Nano Terra, Inc.            Topic: 813

    Pollinators, typically honey bees, are critical for marketable yields of around 90 crops, including apples, blueberries, cucumbers and almonds. Honey bees, however, have been under considerable pressure from Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), leading to unprecedented and unsustainable colony losses. Pesticide exposure, especially neonicotinoids in seed coating, is one key stressor causing the general ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture

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