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  1. Stress and Geometry Imaging from Outside the Pipeline

    SBC: Jentek Sensors, Inc.            Topic: 111PH1

    There is a well defined, yet unfulfilled need for a convenient (non-contact, light weight) and rapid imaging tool for multi-directional, thru-wall stresses (both applied and residual) from the outside of a pipeline. Quantitative stress imaging is needed at mechanical damage and corrosion sites, as well as at other critical locations (dents, bends, etc.). JENTEK is uniquely positioned to deliver ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Transportation
  2. Silver Ion Formulations for the Control of Bacterial Plant Pathogens and to Reduce Bactericide Resistance and Health Risks

    SBC: AGION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: 82

    While bacteria cause fewer plant diseases than fungi and viruses, they do cause serious economic damages to both US and worldwide agriculture. Citrus canker caused by Xanthomonas axonopodis has resulted in the destruction of over 20 million trees in Florida, while fire blight caused by Erwinia amylovora costs exceed $100 million per year in the United States alone, and recent epidemics have cost o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  3. Enhanced Thermal Activity of Vegetable Oil Based Thermal Energy Storage Materials

    SBC: Renewable Alternatives, LLC            Topic: 88

    Phase change materials (PCMs) are a class of materials that use phase changes (e.g., melting) to absorb or release relatively large amounts of latent heat at relatively constant temperature. Applications include such things as clothing, building air conditioning, and medical-related shipping containers. However, the one area that still plagues the widespread use of PCMs is that they have a low the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  4. eGen Low Flow Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Harvester

    SBC: EGEN, LLC            Topic: 86

    Rural communities throughout the United States suffer from a severe lack of job opportunities, poor education, and poor healthcare. The population of many of these communities is shrinking at the same time and compounding problems. Simultaneously there is an increased concern regarding climate change and the nation's reliance on foreign energy supplies. The renewable energy firm, eGen LLC, ha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  5. Robust Airborne Wind Turbine Shroud for Production of Low Cost Renewable Energy

    SBC: Altaeros Energies, Inc.            Topic: 86

    Hundreds of existing wind power projects have transformed communities by creating jobs, improving economic development, and reducing environmental pollution. However, 85 percent of rural communities cannot utilize wind power today due to community concerns or poor wind resources at ground level that make projects uneconomical. Altaeros Energies is developing an airborne wind turbine that adapts pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  6. Novel Dewatering Method for Cost Effective Harvesting of Microalgae Biomass

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: 87

    A novel process is proposed which will allow continuous dewatering of algae growth culture in a device which is robust (no moving parts) and readily scalable through process parallelization. The process makes use of innovative passive (low energy input) flow control and does not need any chemical pre-treatment or external heat energy input. Microalgal cultivation affords the promise of renewable p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  7. Use of Hydroponic and LED Technology to Grow High Nutrient Lettuce, Spinach and Arugula in a Small, Urban, High Density, Indoor Farm

    SBC: METROCROPS, LLC            Topic: 812

    In the industrial northeast there is an under-fulfilled, year round demand for fresh, locally grown produce. The demand is measured by the steady growth (13% per year nationally) of farmers? markets since 1995. This project will use innovative hydroponic and LED technologies to study and verify if high nutrient, high quality greens can be grown cost effectively in small, urban, high density, indoo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  8. The project "KickinKitchen.TV"- An interactive digital learning technology program.

    SBC: KIDSCOOK PRODUCTIONS LLC            Topic: 85

    The "KickinKitchen.TV" project combines: technology, education and research strategies to address the USDA challenge area of improving nutritional health and reducing childhood obesity. This study involves the following partners: racially diverse, urban public schools, KidsCOOK Productions, an independent production company committed to addressing childhood obesity risk through its digit ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  9. STEM Solar Explorations

    SBC: Diversified Painting & CO            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: The need for all students to be well prepared in science has been well documented. The purpose of this project is to develop a solar learning lab platform to apply learning in the area of energy science. Project Activities: The researchers will design curricula materials, multi-media video clips, lesson plans, student activities, assessments, and a back-end system to house data generated ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Education
  10. Biomass to Olefins by Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 02d

    Aerodyne Research Inc. (ARI) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) plan to develop an efficient catalytic system to convert biomass into olefins for the production of hydrocarbons in the gasoline, diesel, and/or jet fuel range by way of catalytic fast pyrolysis. Conversion of lignocellulosic feedstocks from resources as varied as corn stover, grasses, wood, and sugar cane bagasse is ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy

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