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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 September, 2020.

  1. Production of NIST/UCSF Breast Phantom for Magnetic Resonance Imagaing (MRI)

    SBC: Phantom Laboratory            Topic: N/A

    his project involves the commercialization of the breast phantom designed by NIST and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The breast phantom consists of two independent phantoms, one focused on diffusion MRI measurements and the other focused on accurate measurements of fat and fibroglandular tissue properties. The proposed phantom is o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Dynamic Frequency Passive Millemeter-Wave Radiometer Based on Optical Up-Conversion

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: 94

    Passive microwave sensors aboard satellites provide valuable information regarding weather conditions by measuring atmospheric attenuation over a broad range of frequencies from 0-200 GHz. Additional ground-based sensors are desirable to provide complementary upward looking measurements that can be used to refine existing attenuation models. Operating over such a large bandwidth, however, places ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. Pythium root-rot suppression from vermicompost to improve the profitability of hydroponic baby leaf spinach production.

    SBC: RT SOLUTIONS, LLC            Topic: 812

    Hydroponic vegetable production in the U.S. has experienced steady substantial growth due to its ability to produce fresh produce, year round close to the source(s) of consumption. A major obstacle to hydroponic production is the gap in effective conventional fungicides and sustainable/organic nutrient sources to protect edible raw food crop against significant root diseases such as Pythium. Fresh ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  4. Vermicomposted Dairy Manure as a Disease Suppressive Seed Treatment

    SBC: RT SOLUTIONS, LLC            Topic: 82

    The overwhelming majority of all seeds used in agriculture are treated with various agrichemicals and other materials to provide protection and support for young plants. Seed treatments applied by crop appropriate seed coating technologies comprise a specialized segment of the agrichemical industry with annual sales of over $3 billion.The goal of this project is to develop a first-of-its-kind biol ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  5. De-Acidification of Feedstocks for Low Cost Biodiesel Production

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 88

    The United States, led by the USDA (as well as the Department of Energy) has taken major initiatives to develop renewable energy sources. Development of these renewable energy sources is desirable based on (1) reduced production of greenhouse gases and (2) reduced dependence on the volatile supply of oil from abroad. One of the cornerstones of renewable energy is biofuels and more specifically bio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  6. A Novel Vaginal Mucosa Assay for Evaluating Estrous Cycle in Dairy Cows

    SBC: ORATEL DIAGNOSTICS LLC            Topic: 83

    Billions of people worldwide consume milk and dairy products every day, and the global demand for protein-rich dairy products is continually increasing, with the FAO estimating that the demand will increase on average, 2% per year at least until 2022. Dairy farmers are challenged to improve efficiency and increase milk production. Key to addressing this challenge is improving the dairy cow lactati ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  7. Vegetable Oil Processing with Non-Porous Polymer Membranes

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 85

    Although conventional aqueous oil extraction which utilizes water as a solvent under atmospheric conditions has been around for a long time, it was not favored for large commercial operations because of its low oil extraction efficiency. Interest in aqueous extraction processes has been revived by increasing environmental concern about hexane which is the traditional solvent used by oilseed proces ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  8. Effect of Human Population on Land Use and Species Viability: Methodology and Software

    SBC: Applied Biomathematics Inc            Topic: 86

    Human land-use decisions can adversely affect the vitality and diversity of natural communities. However, well-designed regional development plans can mitigate or even reverse biodiversity losses. This project aims to develop methods and software for evaluating the effects of human landusedecisions on biodiversity.The proposed work will enable rapid assessment of the biodiversity consequences of a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Agriculture
  9. Using Elemental Iodine Vapor Bubbles in a Liquid Medium to Inactivate Mastitis and Environmental Pathogens in the Dairy Environment

    SBC: I2 AIR FLUID INNOVATION INC            Topic: 83

    Worldwide, there is ever increasing demand for quality milk products and its consumption crosses all nationalities and socio-economic classes. Milk is the cornerstone of a balanced diet and is consumed abundantly in both developed and developing countries providing a source of nutrients in a vehicle that is easily consumed. Additionally, in the United States, hundreds of thousands of jobs are crea ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Agriculture
  10. Absorbent Fungal Biocomposites For Use As Soilless Growth Mediums

    SBC: Ecovative Design Llc            Topic: 82

    Soilless growth mediums widely used throughout the horticultural industry are either synthetic in origin, or require synthetic chemicals and energy-intensive processing. Ecovative & #39;s biomaterial consists of a self-assembling moldable mass of fungal mycelium, which acts as a biological resin that achieves cohesion to domestic agricultural lignocellulosic waste for the growth of a soilless grow ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
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