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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. Improved Agricultural Sustainability through Microbial Enhanced Disease Resistance and Yield in Corn

    SBC: ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL MARKETING, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Seed treatments with the plant symbionts Trichoderma harzianum strain T22 results in root colonization and about a 5 bushel per acre yield increase over several hundred field trials. However, results have been quite variable, with yield changes ranging from about 50 bu/acre to actual yield decreases. We have demonstrated that the yield change is determined by unknown maize genetic factors. We expe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  2. 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
  3. An On-the-Go Soil Sampler for Accurate Fertility Assessment in Precision Agriculture

    SBC: Geophyta, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The bulk of technological advances in precision agriculture have occurred with nutrient and herbicide application equipment while soil sampling methods have not kept pace. Economic research of site specific soil sampling has suggested that with current sampling methods and costs, the net value of information is maximized at 1.2 acre sampling intensity. Yet, agronomic researchers suggest that great ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  4. 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
  5. Production of Advanced Nanomaterials from Biological Substrates

    SBC: Nextech Materials, Ltd.            Topic: N/A

    Current conventional methods of fabricating titania based ceramics have not resulted in superior materials performance. This project will utilize the nano-architecture of existing silica based micro-algae that have been chemically converted to demonstrated ceramic photo-catalyst materials while maintaining the intricate micro-algae shape and morphology to dramatically improve materials performance ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  6. Bioactive Food Components as Activators of Human SIRT1; Development of Caloric Restriction-mimetic Therapeutics Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity

    SBC: Sirtris Pharmaceuticals            Topic: N/A

    Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. There are currently 18 million patients in North America and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Disease (NIDDK) estimates that approximately 800,000 new cases of diabetes are diagnosed each year in the U.S. alone. In 2002 the direct costs of T2D were estimated to be $92 billion (up from $44 billion in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  7. A New Formulation Method to Reduce Pesticide Application Rates

    SBC: Spray Redux LLC            Topic: N/A

    Application of agricultural pesticides is very inefficient; a large proportion of the chemical does not reach the intended insect, weed or disease target and enters the environment as non-point source pollution. This project tests a new way to formulate pesticides such that less chemical is wasted during the application process. As a consequence less chemical will need to be applied for a given le ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  8. Renewable Electric Energy Source for Special Operations Force (SOF) Maritime Combatant Craft

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: SOCOM05001

    An electric power source is needed that is two-man portable or lighter, operates on logistics fuels (JP-8, diesel), is quiet, and has a low thermal signature. We propose the MICE (Miniature Internal Combustion Engine) generator that is currently being developed by Aerodyne Research to deliver 500 W electrical power using logistics fuels. The design for this MICE generator will weigh less than 16 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  9. Tactical Body Worn RF Antenna Vest

    SBC: MEGAWAVE CORPORATION            Topic: SOCOM01007

    This Phase II proposal addresses the design, development, fabrication and test of a wideband body worn antenna for threat warning and Direction Finding. This effort will build on Phase I results and tailor/optimize the antenna’s performance for the DF environment, by building a detailed electromagnetic computer model of the antenna. The performance of the antenna will be demonstrated at the pr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  10. SOF Tactical Repeater

    SBC: NOVA ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: SOCOM04006

    Special Operations Forces face a variety of scenarios that limit communications. Blockage by urban structures, urban and rural terrain obstacles, and a desire for over-the-horizon communication dictate the need for a tactical repeater. The proposed research will analyze candidate repeater architectures. Emphasis will be placed on cost, size, weight, power, functionality, time-to-market, ruggedn ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command

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