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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. Validation of a Multiple Food-borne Pathogen Detection and Strain-Level Identification Assay

    SBC: TESSARAE, LLC            Topic: 85

    The primary objectives of this Phase II project are to 1) validate performance of the prototype resequencing pathogen microarray application for detection and identification of selected food-borne pathogens, including varieties of viruses, bacteria and eukaryotic agents; 2) iterate and port the prototype application to a more practical, "market-friendly" product form factor that requires less expe ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  2. 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 digital educati ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  3. The feasibility of developing a low cost, remote sensing technology to provide information critical to finfish hatchery operations

    SBC: AXAT            Topic: 87

    Since wild fish stocks began their drastic decline in the early 1990s, the aquaculture sector is the fastest growing food sector in the world. Production from U.S. marine aquaculture accounts for only 1.5 percent of the domestic seafood supply, leaving an enormous growth potential for the production of safe, high-quality seafood that is farmed under federal and state environmental standards. Howev ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  4. TECHNOLOGY-ENHANCED ADULT FAMILY CARE TRAINING SYSTEM FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES

    SBC: Intergeneration Links, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Phase I research determined it was feasible to proceed with a comprehensive technology-enhanced training monitoring, communication, and feedback system for agency trainers and care providers in Adult Family/Foster Care Programs in rural communities. Phase II will develop, test, and assess the marketability of components/prototype System in Phase I states (Idaho, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Virginia) ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Agriculture
  5. Structural Testing of Round Branched Timbers

    SBC: Whole Trees, LLC            Topic: 81

    USDA secretary, Tom Vilsack recently urged the Forest Service to "develop new markets" for forest by-products, which encourage healthy timber management. Small-diameter round timber is an abundant by-product of healthy timber management and could serve emerging green commercial markets if technical barriers, specifically round timber "connections", can be solved. Whole Trees Architecture and Const ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Non-fouling Netting For Aquaculture

    SBC: Cape Cod Research            Topic: N/A

    A water-borne net coating is described that will prevent biofouling of netting materials used inaquacultural applications. The novel composition functions through the use of trace quantities ofnaturally occurring antifouling compounds. In addition, it contains no volatile organiccompounds (VOC). The proposed technology is especially attractive since it involves onlyenvironmentally benign compon ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of Agriculture
  9. Microwave Radiation as a Pesticide Alternative for Stored-Products

    SBC: Micro-grain, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Concerns of the U.S. government over the imapct of pesticides on human health and the environment have prompted a search for alternatives for the control of insects in stored products. The proposed project will reassess the economics and practicability of using high-power microwave radiation as an alternative means to control insects in stored-products. Preliminary experiments at a frequency of ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of Agriculture
  10. LEDs for Managing Pest Insects in Greenhouses Phase II

    SBC: Orbital Technologies Corporation            Topic: 813

    Plant-eating insect pests cause significant economic loss in commercial greenhouse growing operations, sometimes amounting to tens of thousands of dollars per hectare. Insects as a vector of plant pathogens also rank very high on the problem list for greenhouse/hothouse growers. Efficiently managing pests requires an array of complementary methods including traps and other physical methods, biolog ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
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