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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. Low-Cost Automated Aerosol Lidar for Air Quality Assessment and Prediction

    SBC: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: 812

    Oceanit showed the feasibility of a low-cost, compact, lightweight, eye-safe LIDAR suitable for aerosol gradient detection in a Phase 1 effort. The system is based on an eye-safe laser being developed at Oceanit as part of a 3D scanning ceilometer. The laser can operate at greater power than other systems using non-eye-safe wavelengths, thus it eliminates many of the problems associated with low ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of Commerce
  2. Selective Speaker Interface to Support Smart Space Accessible Computing

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The Smart Flow system developed by NIST provides a platform to develop standards that promote the interoperability of devices produced by different manufacturers. The NIST system can acquire and process multiple sensor data such as voice and image in real-time. Many applications such as speaker verification, head trackers, etc. can be implemented under the framework. In Phase 1, we have demonstrat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Phase Change Materials from Fats and Oils

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

    NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: A The price of fats and oils are depressed due to an over-supply created by recent increases in palm oil production. B New approaches are needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to reduce the cost of air conditioning for buildings. A This project will demonstrate the conversion of fats and oils into phase change materials typically sold at prices over $0.50 per pound. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of Agriculture
  4. A Kenaf Fiber Based End-Grain Sandwich Core Material for Composites

    SBC: Polymer Bridge Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: There is no inexpensive End-Grain Sandwich Core Material for Composites today. Balsa, as an end-grain cellulosic core, has had no competition since 1945. Balsa core is grown in Ecuador and needs to be imported to the U.S.A as well as all other countries. The introduction of an inexpensive end-grained core would open up new possibilities in the composites market. The purpose ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of Agriculture
  5. Internet-Based Training for Unlicensed Healthcare Personnel in Rural Communities


    NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Due to healthcare reforms, nursing shortages and various other factors, hospitals and healthcare facilities are using more unlicensed assistive personnel to provide direct and indirect patient care. With proper training, unlicensed personnel can be very competent caregivers. Yet access to high quality training in rural communities is limited and costly. The Phase II research ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of Agriculture
  6. Development of an Organic Hawaiian Herbal Tea Industry

    SBC: Kini Po-Po Creations, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: The market for "organic" Hawaiian herbal teas is limited by the fact that most ingredients are wild-crafted. This project examines the possibility of the organic production of Hawaiian herbal products and the associated processing and marketing required to develop a significant market for "organic" Hawaiian herbal teas.

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of Agriculture
  7. Development of a PC-Based Ship Maneuvering Simulator for Improving Navigation Traffic Within Ports and Harbors

    SBC: DYNAFLOW, INC            Topic: 8410

    The potential for accidents in harbors increases with traffic density. Collisions with other ships or natural obstacles are caused by incorrect controls manipulation by the master in response to some unexpected situation, especially when in a new environment. Continual training for various critical situations on simulators that include realistic topography and the presence of other maneuvering ve ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of Commerce
  8. Water Properties Sensor

    SBC: Kaitech, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This project is to provide an affordable, easy-to-use, hyperspectral water properties measuring instrument that is designed for universal marine use. It is an instrument that combines, in a single package, capabilities to accurately measure the apparent, inherent, fluorescent and the CTD properties of water. The sensor captures a complete record of all of the water¿s properties in a single cast ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Commerce
  9. Systematic Study of the Growth and Processing of ZnTe and GaP Crytals for THz Detection


    Terahertz radiation is an ideal candidate for non-invasive interrogation of concealed objects and substances. As such, there is an increased need for reliable high-quality nonlinear materials for the generation and detection of THz radiation. Zinc telluride (ZnTe) and gallium phosphide (GaP) are the materials of choice for this purpose. However, the performance of these materials varies widely fro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  10. Marketing Plan to Export, Plant, Monitor and Evaluate Seed Potatoes in China

    SBC: Alaska Green Gold Company            Topic: N/A

    NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: China is the largest producer and user of potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) in the world, growing approximately 50 million tons per year. They need almost 3 million tons of seed potatoes per year and have banned the importation of new seed potatoes for over 17 years. China has a significant potato disease problem, and by 2003 will authorize the importation of 'certified' seed pot ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Agriculture
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