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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 June, 2020.

  1. High Resolution Electromagnetic Imaging and Decision Support for Pipeline Life Management

    SBC: Jentek Sensors, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This proposal relates to the application of electromagnetic imaging of pipelines and coatings for damage detection, condition assessment and enhanced decision support and life management. JENTEK's inductive Meandering Winding Magnetometer (MWM) sensor and MWM-Arrays have demonstrated sensitivity and resolution capability superior to conventional nondestructive examination technology in a number o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Transportation
  2. Wireless Brake Shoe Force Measurement System

    SBC: Mide Technology Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Railroad Freight car safety and maintenance cost is directly related to knowledge of the actual braking force provided by a brake shoe. If the brake force is too low, safety is at risk. If the brake shoe is replaced before the end of it's lifetime to ensure safety, maintenance and thus operating costs are increased. Currently there is no system in place to monitor brake shoe force during train ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Transportation
  3. A New Robust Multiple Pedestrians Detection and Tracking System

    SBC: Migma Systems Inc.            Topic: 04FH3

    In Phase I, we have developed new pedestrian detection and tracking techniques based on stereo images. Our system comprises a number of key modules including (1) disparity layered thresholding method that can be used to extract the potential pedestrian(s) layer by layer; (2) pedestrian detectiona and discrimination using 3D convex feature that can be used to detect the pedestrian in each disparity ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Transportation
  4. Pilot for Rail Passenger Cab Cars

    SBC: TIAX LLC            Topic: N/A

    TIAX LLC proposes a Phase I SBIR project that will result in a preliminary conceptual design for rail passenger cab car pilots that will reduce the risk for derailment following a grade crossing collision with an automobile. Several tasks are proposed, including: a review of existing pilot designs by contacting car builders and operators; a review of grade crossing accidents; the development of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Transportation
  5. Development of a Sensitive, Autonomous Quantum Cascade Laser-Based Monitor for Amonia

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Emission of ammonia to the atmosphere is a major environmental concern and a potential health hazard, but the accurate measurement of ammonia sources requires improved instrumentation. There is an immediate need for such instrumentation for both monitoring and research in agriculture, climate change, global warming, atmospheric chemistry, automobile monitoring, and health. Ammonia is a public heal ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  6. Poly(Lactic Acid)/Starch Blend for a Degradable Agricultural Mulch Film

    SBC: AgRenew, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Agricultural mulch films are used for the production of vegetables and fruits. Thin plastic films (typically polyethylene) are spread along the rows of plants at the beginning of the growing season. Holes are made in the films to plant the seeds or seedlings. The use of mulch films speeds the ripening of crops, conserves moisture and fertilizer, and inhibits weed growth, fungus infection and insec ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  7. Product Formulation and Process Design for Commercial Production of Soluable Phytosterols

    SBC: AKTIV-DRY            Topic: N/A

    Commercially available products rich in phytosterol may now be used to cut serum low-density lipoprotein by as much as 14 percent. Unfortunately, phytosterols are poorly soluble and therefore present unique problems concerning their ability to suppress cholesterol absorption in the gut. This impediment often leads to sub-optimal dosing and poor performance of phytosterol compounds and restricts th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  8. Tilling for Enhanced Bolting Resistant Lettuce

    SBC: Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Lettuce is a major vegetable crop grown in the United States with a farm gate value in 2003 of $2 billion. For crops such as lettuce, the vegetative leaves of the plant are the harvested material. Because lettuce must be harvested before it flowers, premature flowering, or bolting, reduces crop quality and yield, and therefore is a leading cause of profit loss to farmers. Lettuce cultivars with en ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  9. SolviNix: A Tobamovirus-Based Bioherbicide for the Noxious Weed Tropical Soda Apple

    SBC: BIOPRODEX INC            Topic: N/A

    An effective nonchemical control is needed to mange the invasive noxious weed tropical soda apple. This project will attempt to bring to market the world's first virus-based bioherbicide as an effective control for this weed. Reduction in chemical herbicide usage in livestock production, alleviation of tropical soda apple's encroachment into natural areas and croplands, preservation of biodiversit ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  10. An Integrated Membrane-based Process Train for Reducing Costs of Ethanol Production

    SBC: Ceramem Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Domestic ethanol production has grown substantially over the last 30 years due to a growth in national energy security concerns, more stringent Federal standards for vehicle emissions, and government agricultural incentives. The recently signed Federal energy legislation requires an increase in ethanol production to 7.5 billion gallons a year within the next 10 years. There is, however, a recogniz ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
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