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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. Preventing Bone Loss and Weight Gain with Combinations of Vitamin D and Phytochemicals

    SBC: Aptotec, Inc.            Topic: 85

    Obesity and osteoporosis are major public health concerns due to their prevalence in our increasingly sedentary and aging society. In the U.S. today, an estimated 55% of people 50 and older are at risk for developing osteoporosis. Because as much as 20% of bone mass can be lost in the first five to seven years following menopause, osteoporosis is a major health issue for aging women. In 2005, oste ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  2. Development of Rich&Creamy Melt Cooking Blend for Taste, Nutrition, Oxidative Stability and Reducing Childhood Obesity

    SBC: PROSPERITY ORGANIC FOODS INC            Topic: 85

    The general problem: In the United States today, the health consequences associated with childhood and adolescent obesity are projected to produce the first decline in life expectancy since the Great Depression. More than 23 million children and adolescents are overweight or obese. The role of fat in the diet: Low-fat diets have been advocated to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and have ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  3. Improved Strategies for Elevated Vermicomposting Systems

    SBC: SKOLEX BIOTECHNOLOGIES            Topic: 84

    The agricultural community's relationship with urban centers has always been complicated and highly dynamic. Recent US Census data indicates that "agricultural America" is growing the fastest at the transition zones near urban areas. At the same time there is strong interest by those living in cities and suburbs to participate in food production and farming. In conjunction with these trends i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  4. Novel Air Processor for the Removal of Ammonia Gas From CAFO Air Streams

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: 84

    In this proposal, Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) outlines the development of a system for remediating ammonia (NH3) produced in large confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs). The animal agricultural industry is coming under increased scrutiny due to the large volume of pollutants, in particular ammonia, produced in its operations. PSI's proposed remediation system for NH3 utilizes an adsorbe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  5. Solar Heater to Prevent Stock Tank Freezing

    SBC: Z4 Energy Systems            Topic: 83

    The SSTH directly responds to a need that was declared by Wyoming ranchers in more than 300 surveys collected during Wyoming agriculture tradeshows between 2007 and 2011. Nationwide, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather maps indicate that 29 entire states plus portions of 7 more endure freezing temperatures for at least 4 months annually. In this combined area, an estimat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Agriculture
  6. Soil profile water content sensing system based on TDR

    SBC: Acclima, Inc.            Topic: 84

    Researchers who develop high water use efficiency plants are in great need of precisely monitoring the uptake of water by their prototype plants at various segments of its root zone. They need to know how each plant variation utilizes water in producing food and from where the water is drawn. Currently they have no accurate options for getting this data. This device will provide a new, accurate to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Agriculture
  7. KickinKitchen.TV- an innovative, digital learning interactive educational program on nutrition, cooking and active lifestyles

    SBC: KIDSCOOK PRODUCTIONS LLC            Topic: 85

    This project combines digital technology, nutrition education and research strategies to address the USDA challenge area of improving nutritional health and reducing childhood obesity. This study involves partnerships with several public school districts, KidsCOOK Productions, and university researchers with expertise in school-based nutrition education and research. This project will create, test ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Agriculture
  8. English Language Learning Toolkit: Early Vocabulary Intervention Study for Latino Non-English Speaking Students

    SBC: BABBLE TREE LLC            Topic: 86

    Over the past decade, rural school systems have seen a rapid expansion in the number of Hispanic/Latino students who enter school with limited and non-English speaking abilities, and rural schools are being challenged to accommodate this rapid population growth and the education of students with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). There are over 5 million LEP students in the U.S., with more than 30 ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Agriculture
  9. Robust Airborne Wind Turbine

    SBC: ALTAEROS ENERGIES, INC.            Topic: 86

    Wind turbines have reshaped rural America by boosting incomes, creating jobs, and harnessing local energy sources. However, conventional tower-mounted wind turbines have three main problems that limit their potential: (1) only about 12 percent of communities have strong enough ground winds to make projects economical; (2) installations are too expensive, requiring a crane and concrete foundation; ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Agriculture
  10. Facial Signature Reduction

    SBC: Bambu Vault LLC            Topic: SOCOM12004

    Reducing the personal signature of the warfighter, while simultaneously allowing him to"see, breathe and hear"is critical to mission success. Methods of concealment that are suitable for the body do not adequately mask the face without hindering the ability to"see, breathe and hear". To address the need for reducing signature in the Visible and NIR/SWIR region Performance Indicator, LLC (PI) pro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
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