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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. FARM-SIZED LOW WINDSPEED TURBINE

    SBC: SONSIGHT INC            Topic: 86

    Well over 50 % of US land area constitutes low wind-speed sites, yet wind turbines are either not effective or only marginally effective in such low winds. To extract significantly more energy from such DOE Class 1 or Class 2 winds requires substantially increasing turbine blade rotor diameter (wind power is proportional to the square of the blade diameter). However, due to limitations on turbine ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  2. Venting of Underground Storage Tanks Containing Ethanol-Gasoline Blends

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 88

    Vapors produced during the process of refueling cars are a significant source of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) emissions. Uncontrolled emissions cause economic losses and pollute the environment. This problem is exacerbated when the gasoline contains bioethanol because its presence increases the vapor pressure and volatility of the fuel. These increased fuel emissions from ethanol-gasoline ble ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  3. Solvent Recovery from Vegetable Oil Miscella by Novel Solvent-Resistant Nanofiltration Membranes

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 85

    Soybean is the major source for production of edible oils worldwide and in United States. Pressing of the soybean into flakes followed by the solvent extraction with hexane (solvent) is most widely practiced for extraction of oil. Separation of solvent from oil-solvent mixture for solvent recovery and reuse is usually carried out by solvent evaporation. Evaporation (or distillation) demands consid ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  4. Hyperspectral Fluorescence Imaging Detection System for Black Walnut Shell Fragments Recognition and Removal

    SBC: Industry Vision Automation, Corp.            Topic: 85

    Non-Tech Summary: The black walnut grows throughout the central and eastern United States. It's rich, tasty flavor is a high-valued food additive. Although 15.4 acres of black walnuts yield approximately 4 billon pounds of raw nuts annually, only about 20 million pounds are commercially processed. With low economic incentives and small processing capacity, growers lack motivation to harvest. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  5. Developing a high sensitivity high specificity lameness detection system for dairy cattle

    SBC: Step Analysis LLC            Topic: 83

    Bovine lameness has emerged as the second most problematic health and welfare issue for the dairy industry. Prevalence of lameness has steadily risen from 11 to 14 percent over the past 10 years. Culling due to lameness has risen from 13 to 20 percent during the same period. Estimated annual costs of lameness are $511 million because of reproduction inefficiencies, diminished milk yield, and the i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  6. Development of phage preparation for managing Salmonella in foods

    SBC: Intralytix Inc            Topic: 85

    Our project envisions developing a bacteriophage-based product, designated SalmoShield, for eliminating or significantly reducing contamination of poultry products (and eventually other foods) with Salmonella. Salmonellae continue to be one of the leading causes of foodborne disease worldwide, causing 1.3-1.4 million cases of salmonellosis annually in the USA, with associated costs estimated to be ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  7. Polyvalent Vaccine to Protect Poultry from Avian Influenza

    SBC: MEDIGEN, INC.            Topic: 83

    In this Phase I SBIR application, we propose the trivalent influenza virus-like particle (VLP) vaccine that is not dependent on egg production and allows protection of poultry against multiple AI viruses. Our hypothesis is that expression of H5, H7, and H9 HA proteins will result in a trivalent vaccine that will contain HA proteins derived from three distinct AI viruses. We hypothesize that trival ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  8. Novel Solar Concentrator Trough with Front-side Support Structure

    SBC: Invention House, LLC            Topic: 86

    Invention House LLC proposes to lower the initial cost of solar energy by minimizing the material used in the reflector of a concentrating trough. Placing the support structure on the front (sun) side and using a thin reflecting membrane will reduce material usage and cost by approximately 66%. The system is capable of producing boiling hot water for use in grain drying, food processing, and steri ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  9. High Performance Signal Processing Tools with Fluctuation-Enhanced Sensing

    SBC: Signal Processing, Inc.            Topic: 9020163R

    We propose a high performance library of signal processing tools that incorporate a newly developed technique known as fluctuation enhanced sensing (FES) to enhance the novel microsensor developed at NIST. Our goal is to improve the performance of the NIST sensor from two angles. One is to apply our existing proven algorithms to the NIST data. The other one is to incorporate advanced FES concept t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  10. Enhanced Security Content Automation Protocol Editor

    SBC: G2, INC.            Topic: 9040577R

    G2 proposes to develop an intuitive, interactive SCAP content creation and editing utility that will provide a user-friendly operating environment. The promise of security automation offers the opportunity for great advances in software assurance, security governance/reporting, and ongoing monitoring activities. Hindering that promise is the fact that current data exchange protocols are cumbersome ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
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