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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. Detection of THC Use in Drivers

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 171NH1012

    Proposal title: Detection of THC Use in Drivers The overall objective of this program is to develop a portable, cost-effective and non-invasive sensor device for near real-time salivary THC detection to be used at roadside in drivers. This will eliminate the need for expensive and time-consuming analytical techniques which have a turn-around time of several days. During the Phase I program Giner ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Transportation
  2. Broken Rail Detection from Flashing Rear End Device

    SBC: Migma Systems Inc.            Topic: 171FR2

    Proposal title: A Robust Railway Track Crack Detection System Using Thermal Signatures In Phase I, we developed a practical sensor platform suitable for mounting on the back of train. A large amount of IR images associated with rail tracks were collected on an MBTA train. Algorithms were developed to identify both right and left tracks from a moving train. To help detect track cracks, we develope ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Transportation
  3. Detection of THC Use in Drivers

    SBC: N2 Biomedical, LLC            Topic: 171NH1

    Proposal title: Detection of THC Use in Drivers The intoxicating effects of marijuana are of concern to the law enforcement community as well as to the general manufacturing, service and commerce community where employees may need to be screened for intoxication. A reliable method to quantitatively measure the amount of the intoxicating agent delta-9- tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in suspected marij ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Transportation
  4. An eddy covariance system for simultaneous flux measurements of total reactive nitrogen, ammonia, and nitrogen oxides (NOx).

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 84

    SummaryNitrogen balance plays a critical role in agricultural food security and biodiversity. While some nitrogen addition, such as fertilization, is highly beneficial to agriculture, too much can result in lower crop yields and plant loss. Air pollution can tip the nitrogen balance toward unhealthy soil and poor growing conditions and affect a plant's ability to cope with drought. Understandi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  5. In-plant probe of water potential for feedback controlled management of water status in fruit crops

    SBC: FLORAPULSE CO            Topic: 84

    Water is a critical and growing issue for our planet in both human use as well as the need for food production to feed a growing world population. Agriculture plays a dominant role in this challenge as the single largest user of water, accounting for an estimated 70% of all use by humans. There are 680 million acres of irrigated agriculture in the world (FAO) and 55 million acres of irrigated crop ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  6. Crossroads: A Game of Choices: Computer-Based Intervention for Rural Youth Impacted by Substance Abuse

    SBC: JULIA GROUP, THE            Topic: 86

    Alcohol and drug use is epidemic in rural America, as geographic barriers impede contact between youth and service providers, there is a shortage of mental health professionals and low literacy precludes extensive written assessment and education.Drawing on research from substance abuse prevention and treatment, effective game design and adaptation of software for rural conditions, Crossroads deve ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  7. Portable automation technology for rapid detection of foodborne pathogens

    SBC: HJ Science & Technology, Inc.            Topic: 85

    According to a report by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2011, approximately 48 million Americans get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die each year from food poisoning, also known as foodborne illness. Bacteria are the source of many food poisoning cases because they can multiply and spread in foods that are contaminated. Symptoms of food poisoning can vary and develop ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  8. CBB Repel: Safeguarding the Prosperity of the Small Farm Hawaiian Coffee Industry

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 812

    CBB Repel will help growers to protect their coffee crops from the most damaging coffee pest in the world, while promoting responsible environmental stewardship. If successful, CBB Repel will allow stakeholders who have been suffering with the scourge of this invasive CBB species, to reengage on the development of the healthy, prosperous, and energetic local communities centered on the small- and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  9. Biobased BPA-Free Epoxy Coatings for Food and Beverage Applications

    SBC: VURONYX TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: 88

    In this Phase II SBIR project, Vuronyx Technologies will investigatehigh performance BPA free epoxy coatings for food and beverage cans.Canning of foods and beverages in metal containers is extensively used for food preservation and storage. The protective coating applied on the inside surface of the food/beverage container should be safe for food contact, have excellent adhesion to the substrate, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  10. SPLAT Bloom: focused bee pollination in safe target areas

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 82

    The long-term aim of this project is to provide growers of honeybee-dependent crops and commercial beekeepers with SPLAT Bloom and SuperBoost, two semiochemical-based products to improve the health and performance of pollinators in US crop fields. Applied together, these two products will provide a safe and effective means to 1) improve the pollination performance of honeybee colonies by focusing ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture

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