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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 Novel Internet-based Radar Digital Receiver and Processor (iRAP) System

    SBC: REMOTE SENSING SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: 835

    Dozens of popular radar systems are installed on all sizes of aircraft, however the fundamental capabilities of these radars can be defined using only a few parameters such as the pulse width, pulse rate and scan rate. Each radar has its unique interface to operator controls and displays but the input controls and outputs are fundamentally the same. This proposed research effort seeks to utilize ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Commerce
  2. Wireless Magnetic Workzone System

    SBC: VehicleSense Inc.            Topic: N/A

    In this Phase II 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 II 2007 Department of Transportation
  3. Early Detection of Spoilage in Stored Grain

    SBC: BinTech, LLLP            Topic: N/A

    Millions of dollars are lost worldwide due to insect and fungi caused spoilage in stored grain. We propose to develop new technology for early detection that takes advantage of the fact that small amounts of spoilage cause significant increases in CO2 concentration throughout the grain mass and storage structure. The new sensor will be designed for placement in stored grain structures to continuou ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Agriculture
  4. An Integrated Membrane-based Process Train for Reducing Costs of Ethanol Production

    SBC: Ceramem Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Production of ethanol derived from starch crops and biomass is forecast to grow considerably in the next decade. There exist opportunities for significant reductions in ethanol production costs and associated energy usage via employment of innovative process operations. Many of these processes involve membranes, which provide cost savings due primarily to reduced energy consumption. Recently, new ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Agriculture
  5. Fouling-Resistant Inorganic MF Membrane for Improved Food and Beverage Processing

    SBC: Ceramem Corporation            Topic: N/A

    "Honey bee pollination is estimated to contribute over $14 billion annually to agricultural production. Honey bee pollination services in the larger ecosystem are also of vital importance. However, apiculture in the United States is threatened, especially by infestations of exotic parasitic mites. Varroa destructor, in particular, is lethal to many colonies, decimating both feral and managed honey ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  6. Ammonia Point Sensor for Intensive Livestock Operations

    SBC: ELTRON RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, INCORPORATED            Topic: N/A

    This Phase II program will produce a sensitive, reliable and cost-effective monitor for ammonia emissions in confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs). CAFOs have become a major form of animal production. There is increased concern over emissions from confinements houses and health effects on workers and animals. The CAFO industry needs reliable monitoring solutions to support manure management a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Agriculture
  7. Development of acoustic cavitation based affordable milk processing technology for small rural dairy farms

    SBC: Harris Acoustic Products Corporation            Topic: N/A

    "Milk supply by the small dairy farms to the local markets not only reduces transportation costs but also provides cultural and economic benefits to the communities. However, the majority of the milk processing operations are carried out in large plants at the wholesale level. Such capacities and the large capital requirement act as a barrier to entry for small farmers and prohibit them to get a b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  8. Flat Plate Erosion Sensor for Wind Eroding Mass

    SBC: Paul Stockton-Sole Proprietor            Topic: N/A

    This study will determine the feasibility and effectiveness of the new sensors design by comparative analysis of laboratory wind tunnel and field saltation data to that of existingvertically oriented sensors.The wind erosion sensor provides high resolution data of saltatingparticles allowingthe determination of threshold of movement i.e.,the wind energy required to cause particle movement.Existing ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  9. Biofuel Production by Continuous Acetone-Butanol-Ethanol (ABE) Ferementation Coupled with Membrane Separation

    SBC: Porogen Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Butanol is a liquid fuel superior to ethanol that can be produced from renewable biomass by the acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) fermentation process. However, the ABE fermentation process economics is hampered by low conversion rate due to severe product inhibition and by energy intensive product recovery (traditionally by distillation). The overall objective of this combined Phase I and Phase II pr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Agriculture
  10. Process For Converting the Low Value Glycerol Co-Product from Biodiesel Production Into High Value Polyglycerol

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

    This project will develop and evaluate a new process for converting glycerol (the by-product of biodiesel production) into a higher value product, polyglycerols. Polyglycerols are non-toxic and can be used as environmentally friendly plasticizers in biodegradable plastics, and also in lubricants or as additives in food and cosmetics. Biodiesel production processes generate about 9% glycerol by vol ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture

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