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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. Wireless Brake Shoe Force Measurement System

    SBC: Mide Technology Corporation            Topic: N/A

    In line with the DOT's desire to encourage the development of a wireless brake shoe force measurement system, Mide will use its extensive experience on loadcell design, energy power-harvesting and wireless data transmission to develop an accurate system for the self-powered, wireless measurement of brake shoe forces on Railroad freight cars. Piezo or coil/magnet proof mass devices will harvest vi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Transportation
  2. Infrasonic Frequency Seismic Sensor System for Pipeline Integrity Management

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Physical Sciences Inc (PSI) is working with the NYSEARCH suborganization of the Northeast Gas Association (NGA) to develop the Proactive Infrasonic Gas Pipeline Evaluation Network (PIGPEN) system to detect and warn of third-party damage before it occurs. PIGPEN uses low frequency seismic/acoustic (0.1 to 100 Hz) sensor technology to proactively detect and warn of unauthorized activity near the un ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Transportation
  3. Wireless Magnetic Workzone System

    SBC: VehicleSense Inc.            Topic: N/A

    In this Phase I we will develop a work zone collision system consisting of "smart barrels" and a central communications computer. The "smart barrels" will incorporate magnetic sensors, an LED display, and wireless communications resulting in a unit that can accurately measure the speed of passing vehicles and relay this information to adjacent barrels and the central communications computer. The ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Transportation
  4. 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
  5. Goat Browsing to Enhance Economic Opportunity in the Loess Hills

    SBC: AGREN INC            Topic: N/A

    The invasion of woody vegetation into native plant communities is a growing problem on many of the Nation's rangelands, resulting in the loss of pastureland and the need to make alterations in livestock management. The Loess Hills of Western Iowa have been severely impacted by ERC and other encroaching woody vegetation, resulting in the loss of native prairie and a threat to the economic and socia ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  6. Delivering the Health, Environmental and Economic Benefits of Trails to Rural Americans through a High Efficiency Trail Assessment Process

    SBC: BENEFICIAL DESIGNS INC            Topic: N/A

    The Universal Trail Assessment Process (UTAP) and TrailWare, software for UTAP data, were developed to obtain objective trail information. Over 700 people within Federal, State, local and non-profit agencies have been UTAP trained throughout the US. Requiring 9 to 15 person hours per mile of trail is the primary factor that limits the use of UTAP. Over 85% of rural land managers consider objective ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Agriculture
  7. Recreation Trail Vehicle Barrier Providing Access to Personal Mobility Devices

    SBC: BENEFICIAL DESIGNS INC            Topic: N/A

    People with mobility impairments are excluded from trails, shared-use paths, parks and other public areas where barriers are erected to prevent access by motorized trail vehicles (MTVs). To ensure the safety of trail users and the integrity of the natural environment, many recreation and/or transportation trails prohibit the use of motorized vehicles. Gates and other barriers are erected at all tr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  8. 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
  9. Development of Solanum glaucophyllum as a Source of Vitamin D for Laying Hens

    SBC: MTI Biotech Incorporated            Topic: N/A

    Egg breakage and cracking is a major economical problem for the US poultry industry which can affect up to 10% of the eggs produced. The resulting approximately 500 million dollars in lost revenue to producers is a cost ultimately borne by consumers. To minimize damaged eggs, producers have attempted to increase calcium in the ration but have had limited success because the hen's ability to utiliz ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  10. Development of a Novel, High-Level Protein Expression Platfrom Based on Plant Nectar

    SBC: NERP Technologies            Topic: N/A

    The ability to produce high levels of therapeutic proteins at low costs could result in improved health care for large numbers of individuals. NERP seeks to create a new biopharmaceutical protein production platform that will have significant advantages by lowering the costs of production and of purification for therapeutic proteins. NERP is considering two potential therapeutic protein targets fo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture

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