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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. A Multi-Sensor Hybrid System for Vehicle Classification of Thirteen Classes

    SBC: Migma Systems Inc.            Topic: 081FH4

    Image processing methods have been studied and implemented for the vehicle classification over the past decades. The most dominant approach is the use of vehicle dimension, which requires complex processes of sensor calibration as the vehicle dimensions shown in the imagery are heavily dependent on the camera’s field of view. In general, video systems have physical disadvantages related to the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Transportation
  2. Application of Direct Filtration Utilizing Floating Bead Filters and Flocculation Aids for Fine Suspended Solids and Phosphorus Removal

    SBC: AQUACULTURE SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.            Topic: 87

    As aquaculture, particularly marine aquaculture continues to expand worldwide environmental regulations pertaining to waste discharge from fish farms are also becoming more stringent having an environmentally sound waste management, recovery and disposal plan are thus becoming increasingly more important, particularly in marine aquaculture. Two of the primary concerns for extending water reuse and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Agriculture
  3. Farmhand Foods: An Innovative Food Hub Creating Market Access for Small and Mid-Sized Livestock Producers

    SBC: FIRSTHAND FOODS            Topic: 812

    Most small and mid-scale livestock producers have been unable to take advantage of growing consumer demand for premium, all-natural, locally-raised meats, especially through wholesale channels. This relates to a host of factors, including the vertically-integrated nature of existing meat supply chains, constraints surrounding slaughter and processing capacity, and the specific demands of wholesale ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Agriculture
  4. Wireless Sensor (WISER) Track-and-Trace: Autonomous, Cost-effective, Item-Level Food Safety from Field to Fork, Phase II

    SBC: WISER Systems, Inc.            Topic: 813

    Innovation in perishable foodstuff track-and-trace is of critical importance to cost and time-sensitive customers such as the food industry where contamination and spoilage are of concern, safety and security are paramount, and counterfeit and bio-terrorism prevention are urgent priorities. The proposed research would evaluate the feasibility of a low cost, highly accurate track and trace supply c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Agriculture
  5. Genome- Wide Association Studies of Root System Architecture Governing Agronomic Productivity in Sorghum

    SBC: GRASSROOTS BIOTECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: 82

    Sorghum is a major crop for food, feed and industrial processes in the US and on the global market. It is a particularly relevant crop under the current pressures of climate change and food security because it is adapted to cultivation under low water and nutrient conditions. However, compared to other major crops, sorghum productivity is relatively low, and historic increases in sorghum yield hav ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  6. On-board Electrochemical Oxygen Generator for Live Shipments of Wild Seafood and Aquaculture Products

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 87

    U.S. live fish exports are growing and have further potential for growth. In 2009 live fish U.S. exports were on the order of $44 million. In 2012, there was unique opportunity in the live eel export market and there were reports of $100-150 million in exports in that species alone. The overall goal of this project is to provide active oxygenation during the transportation of live aquaculture prod ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  7. Superior Nutrient Availability, Reduced Metabolic Waste and Increased Energy Efficiency in Aquafeeds

    SBC: NAVITA PREMIUM FEED INGREDIENTS            Topic: 87

    In November 2011 the worlds human population reached 7 billion. Concurrent role shifts in world economies (e.g., competition for seafood products with China) make it necessary for aquaculture to grow at a pace much faster than previously estimated. In addition, the American seafood trade deficit now exceeds $10 billion per year. Clearly, we are at a point when new technologies are desperately need ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  8. Wide Area Hydrogen Sulfide Monitoring System for Agricultural Enterprises

    SBC: REACTIVE INNOVATIONS, LLC            Topic: 84

    This sensor development project is responsive to the societal challenge areas of 1) Climate Change and 2) Sustainable Bioenergy. Hydrogen sulfide emissions from agricultural enterprises, especially those associated with large animal feeding lots, can impact the climate. A monitoring system to better map the spatial and temporal distribution of hydrogen sulfide emissions can be factored into local ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  9. Electrochemical, Multi-gas Air Quality Monitor

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 84

    Animal agriculture is a $100 billion per year industry in the United States (Copeland, 2010). Livestock and poultry are raised on an estimated 1.3 million farms throughout the nation. About 238,000 of these farms are considered animal feeding operations (AFO)-agricultural enterprises where animals are kept and raised in confinement that result in emissions to the air of particles and gases such as ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  10. Web FluidMath

    SBC: FLUIDITY SOFTWARE, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The project team is developing a prototype of WebFluidMath, a software programto support students who are learning basic algebra principles. To use the Web FluidMath program, students will write math expressions and make drawings on the screen of apen-enabled tablet computer (e.g., iPad, Android, Microsoft Surface). The software will recognize the handwritten math formulae and generate solutions ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Education

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