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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. Development of a Long Term pH and pCO2 Lagrangian Drifter

    SBC: SUNBURST SENSORS, LLC            Topic: 831C

    Quantifying oceanic CO2 uptake and ocean acidification and understanding their impact on global climate and ocean ecology are key goals of NOAA’s climate change research programs. NOAA’s request for Development of a long-term Langrangian pH and pCO2 drifter aims to address these goals by developing technology that measures both pCO2 and pH that can be widely deployed in the world’s oceans. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Commerce
  2. Advanced Locomotive Energy Storage System

    SBC: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.            Topic: 121FR3

    At present, trains use various dissipative braking systems to slow and stop, and this significant braking energy is ultimately converted to heat and wasted. APEI, Inc. has proposed a hybrid tender which can capture and reuse a significant fraction of this braking energy (at least 50%). The hybrid tender draws power from the rails using a regenerative braking technique rather than by being electr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Transportation
  3. Environmentally Friendly Low Friction Coating for Concrete Barriers

    SBC: RESODYN CORPORATION            Topic: 121FH1

    Resodyn Corporation is proposing a material and application system that will create a low friction coating on concrete median barriers. The advanced material developed for the low friction coating is an affordable, tough, weather resistant, and environmentally friendly copolymer. The proposed application concept is for truck mounted equipment that enables a single pass application of the coating ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Transportation
  4. ElectroDynamic Shield for Prevention of Optical Surface Contamination

    SBC: Poly Adaptive LLC            Topic: 122FR2

    The Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Automated Track Inspection Program uses optical systems such as cameras or laser-based systems to monitor rail performance throughout the country. These systems are hindered by adverse weather conditions that allow water, dirt and mud to coat their optical components resulting in unwanted maintenance costs. Thus FRA is seeking a low-cost, practical s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Transportation
  5. Production of a New Vaccine for Poultry to Prevent Salmonella

    SBC: SEA STAR INTERNATIONAL, LLC            Topic: 83

    Despite concerted efforts on both the part of the food industry and Federal regulators, already in 2011 there have been Salmonella foodborne illnesses in 31 U.S. states. Salmonella is a leading cause of foodborne illness. It is responsible each year for an estimated 1 million illnesses, 19,336 hospitalizations and 378 deaths. Salmonella associated outbreaks are primarily related to poultry meat an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  6. Genetic sex reversal of rainbow trout

    SBC: TROUTLODGE INC            Topic: 87

    A majority of rainbow trout produced in the US are derived from all-female stocks due to improved harvest traits and efficiency over mixed sex stocks. The development of all-female stocks currently relies on the use of the testosterone derivative 17 & #945; & #8722;methyltestosterone, however the long term use of this method is not guaranteed as regulations governing the use of the substan ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  7. Evaluating Sources and Control Method for Small Scale Hydronic Heaters

    SBC: CLEAN ENERGY COMPANY LLC            Topic: 812

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a directive for improving air quality standards pertaining to wood smoke emissions and is undergoing an update of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). Implementation of new emission standards will prohibit the sale of a majority of existing woody biomass heating systems used for central heating. With a majority of these installation ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  8. Using A Modified Grain Silo To Power A Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

    SBC: AGRI WIND TURBINES, LLC            Topic: 86

    Global electricity from wind power will reach 12 percent by 2050, requiring 3.2 trillion dollars to be invested over the next 40 years. In 2009, wind power additions in the United States were valued at 21 billion dollars, reaching nearly 10GW of new capacity. Despite the financial crisis in 2009 and the significant reductions in wholesale electricity prices that began in mid 2008, cumulative wind ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  9. Demonstration of an Affordable and Scalable Anaerobic Digester and Fiber Processing System for Dairy Manure

    SBC: ORGANIX, INC.            Topic: 88

    The project will develop a cost-effective strategy for disposing of manure produced on dairy farms by developing an affordable anaerobic digestion method that requires lower infrastructure investment and operating costs. This will lead to less reliance on traditional energy sources for dairies and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. It also will provide an additional revenue source for the farmer fr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  10. Antimicrobial Combinations that Help Protect Against Salmonella spp.&L. monocytogenes in Organic&Natural Poultry Products

    SBC: SEA STAR INTERNATIONAL, LLC            Topic: 812

    This is a critical crossroads for the poultry industry with a majority of consumers demanding minimal or chemical free foods and the ever present threat of foodborne illness from Salmonella and Listeria associated with raw and ready-to-eat (RTE) poultry products. As a potential solution, we have demonstrated the effectiveness of novel, all natural antimicrobials. This proposed Phase II research wi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Agriculture

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