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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. Ground-based Water Vapor Profiling Lidar

    SBC: Bennett Aerospace, Inc.            Topic: 832

    The objective of Phase II is to continue our efforts from the Phase I project and perform in-depth testing of technologies critical to achieving the required level of measurement performance. The Phase II project will involve the design of the NOAA water vapor profiling lidar and testing of component parts, seeking external sources of funding for the systems (for Phase III) and further creati ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Commerce
  2. Bioremediation of Animal Wastewater Using Oil-Rich Microalgae

    SBC: ALGAEN CORPORATION            Topic: 811

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I Project aims at developing an advanced biotechnology for bioremediation of animal wastewater by using oil-rich microalgae. Rapid growing animal farming industries (hog, poultry, cattle, and dairy) have generated tremendous amount of animal wastes that have become important sources for environmental pollution. Current method of disposing untreated ani ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  3. Improving Root Architecture in Bioenergy Crops

    SBC: GRASSROOTS BIOTECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: 813

    America's dependence on foreign oil has severe economic, national security and environmental consequences. The development of alternative fuels and renewable energy can alleviate these problems. The USDA has established research on renewable energy as a high priority. Cellulosic ethanol from bioenergy crops like switchgrass has the potential to become an important component of America's effort to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture
  4. Corn Stover Sorbent Granules

    SBC: CLEAN PLUS, INC.            Topic: 86

    Oil and coolant drips, leaks and spills from vehicles, machines, oil transfer units and a myriad of business and personal activities account for nearly 36% of petroleum waste that is polluting the Nations surface water, ground water, surface soil and sub-soil. (U.S. Department of the Interior Minerals Management Service, 2009). The usual clean up method of these drips and spills, on a hard surface ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture
  5. Enhanced-throughput Quantification of Rhizoctonia and Pythium DNA in soil samples

    SBC: WESTERN LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: 82

    Soilborne fungal pathogens Rhizoctonia and Pythium are major yield limiting factors in cereal production systems in the Pacific Northwest with an estimated $101 million loss per year due to th ese pathogens. The expected outcome is a more effective management system for these pathogens that provides risk models to the grower clientele. This will allow growers to choose disease resistant varieties ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  6. An Interactive Social Tutoring System to Improve and Measure Social Goals for Students Related to Academic and Other School-Related Outcomes

    SBC: 3-C Institute for Social Development, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This project will create a computer-based interactive social tutoring system (ISTS) for K-fifth grade students with accompanying online professional development and implementation tools for teachers. The ISTS software will be easily integrated into the classroom environment to not only improve students’ social literacy, but also document progress made towards specific measurable social goals ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  7. Online Socratic Learning for Enhanced Critical Thinking

    SBC: Triad Interactive Media, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This webbased intervention will teach students to make strong arguments when engaging in social studies cases studies. The tool will provide a counter argument to students arguments, and will provide formative feedback to teachers. The tool with include teacher PD. Phase I will develop a prototype of the tool.

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  8. Indoor Route Following Tool for the Blind

    SBC: KORONIS BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CORP.            Topic: N/A

    This project develops an effective, indoor low-vision navigation aid, the KBT Indoor Route Following Tool, for individuals with low vision and age-related visual disorders. Individuals who are blind or have low vision can navigate outdoors using a cane, guide dog, or their own low vision as an aid; however, indoor navigation in large or unfamiliar buildings can be very challenging. The use of a GP ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  9. Improved Hearing Aid Connection to Public Induction Loops

    SBC: KORONIS BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CORP.            Topic: N/A

    This project seeks to improve on the old hearing aid telecoil technology by replacing wire-wound receiver coils (telecoils) within the hearing aid with new solid state sensors. Improvements in size, orientation, sensitivity, and noise rejection are possible by replacing these existing telecoils with new three axis thin film Giant Magnetoresistive (GMR) sensors. Telecoils in hearing aids have serve ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  10. An Interactive Social Tutoring System to Improve and Measure Social Goals for Students with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders

    SBC: 3-C Institute for Social Development, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This project develops and evaluates a software program using innovative interactive technology specifically designed to provide social skills training to kindergarten through 2nd grade students with high functioning autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The program provides teachers with a means to track and document students’ progress towards social goals and is accompanied by professional deve ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education

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