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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 Commercial Space Vehicle Tracking with ADS-B

    SBC: M42 Technologies, LLC            Topic: 142FA1

    Automatic Direct Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) can be used to provide seamless integration of space and vehicles and aircraft and for more efficient airspace use as the number of commercial space vehicles operations increase. This proposed Phase II will continue the development of techniques and equipment needed to allow for commercial space vehicles to be tracked via 1090ES ADS-B for internation ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Transportation
  2. Intelligent Mapping of the Farm Using Low-Cost, GPS-Enabled Cameras During Existing Farm Activities

    SBC: NWB SENSORS INC.            Topic: 812

    With the advent of precision agriculture, the way we farm is changing. Technologies exist to add precision to all aspects of the farm. Through "mapping the farm," precision management strategies can be implemented such as: targeted herbicide application, targeted soil management, improved yield predictions, improved management of water, and other farm resources. These practices all require informa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  3. Increasing Production Capacity of Small-Scale Hydroponic Greenhouse Farmers by Utilizing Greenhouse "Dead-Space"

    SBC: GSS Group 'A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY'            Topic: 812

    Small-scale hydroponic greenhouse farmers rely on current products to maximize their production potential. The highest selling commercial hydroponic systems for leafy green crops andstrawberry production are known as horizontal Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) systems. Though these systems are proven to be efficient and profitable, they limit the grower to a production capacity basedon a 2D plane res ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  4. Advanced Dryer for High-Diffusion Rate Biomass

    SBC: FOREST CONCEPTS, LLC            Topic: 813

    Biomass drying is a core unit operation at most biomass suppliers, aggregator depots, pellet mills, biorefineries, and bioproducts firms. The need to reduce energy consumption, minimize capital, and improve feedstock quality is driving a change in how biomass is milled and dried. A shift from energy-intensive hammermills and grinders to lower energy knife and rotary shear mills is reorganizing the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  5. Cost competitive biodiesel based biolubricants

    SBC: WHOLE ENERGY FUELS CORPORATION            Topic: 88

    Biodegradable lubricants have great environmental benefits, but are generally more expensive than other lubricants. Our objective is to make an estolide lubricant in a way thatmakes the finished product more affordable. Determining the potential benefits of this new pathway will require a comparison of the cost and performance of the product to the other synthetic lubricants in the market. Process ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  6. High performance biocomposite structures

    SBC: Grow Plastics LLC            Topic: 88

    Grow Plastics has a technology that has been demonstrated to generate sandwich core structures in thermoplastic products. This efficient structure allows the generation of plastic products which are equivalent in strength to solid products, yet use 1/3 of the material. This substantial material reduction allows the production of parts that are lower environmental impact (due to source reduction) a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  7. InfinitPipe: An Economically Sustainable Pipe for Agricultural Use

    SBC: Quakewrap, Inc.            Topic: 84

    For centuries, pipes have been manufactured in short (20-30 ft long) segments and trucked to the jobsite where they are assembled to create a long pipeline. This technique is inefficient as the pipes tend to leak at the joints and there is significant cost associated with delivering voluminous pipe segments. Furthermore, pipes made with steel or concrete corrode and have a short service life.The g ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  8. Testing feasibility and scalability of a new engineered design of an aerated static pile composting system.

    SBC: Compost Plant, L3C, The            Topic: 86

    Food waste is a significant and complex problem for the United States. Americans generate over 250 million (short) tons of trash a year, and organic materials such as paper and paperboard, yard trimmings, and food waste continue to make up a large component of the waste stream. These organic materials collectively account for a significant portion of U.S. methane emissions, as organic waste produc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  9. Out of season production of largemouth bass fingerlings on a commercial scale

    SBC: DUNN'S FISH FARMS, INC.            Topic: 87

    Our goal is to commercialize the largemouth bass fingerling production system/strategy that was proven effective through our Phase 1 project. This system employs "out-of-season" fall spawning followed by winter feed-training and the on-growing of advanced fingerlings indoors. In Phase 1 we developed broodstock acclimation facilities and protocols for out-of-season spawning in raceways. We showed t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Agriculture
  10. Barley Biorefinery: Protein Concentrates and BioBased Chemicals

    SBC: MONTANA BIOAGRICULTURE INC.            Topic: 86

    The phase II project is a key element in a larger project to develop value added agricultural manufacturing in rural communities. In phase 1 MBAI demonstrated feasibility of producing multiple high value co-products in a barley biorefinery.The current process uses barley to produce barley protein concentrate, BPC, with ethanol as a co-product. BPC has valuable markets as a protein ingredient in aq ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Agriculture

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