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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. Combined Cleaning and Guided Wave Inspection System for Hazardous Liquid Pipelines

    SBC: ULC Robotics, Inc.            Topic: 180PH2

    Combined Cleaning and Guided Wave Inspection System for Hazardous Liquid Pipelines 3/20/2018 For this SBIR we will develop a machine vision system which uses onboard standard-resolution cameras in vehicles to identify and read barcode signs on the roadside. The proposed approach could provide a low-cost solution that make connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technology viable for rural areas ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Transportation
  2. Phosphorus biofertilizer for sustainable crop production

    SBC: Biomineral Systems LLC            Topic: 812

    The proposed project pertains to the development of a novel phosphorus biofertilizercomprising special seeds and seed treatments to reduce the need for P fertilizers in cropproduction by up to 50%. Our biofertilizer is therefore an environmentally sustainable, and costeffectiveamendment to synthetic and organic phosphorus fertilizers. Sustainable production offood and energy crops is critical beca ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  3. Combatting potato soft rot with free-living phagocytes

    SBC: AMEBAGONE, INC.            Topic: 82

    Our need:Potatoes are the fourth most consumed crop in the world, after rice, wheat, and corn. According to 2016 data from the USDA, potatoes are also one of the most important agricultural crops in the world and are the leading vegetable produced in the USA. In 2016 alone, 44B pounds of potatoes were produced in the USA with a production value of $3.9B. Moreover, potatoes readily adapt to a wide ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  4. Rapid identification of Tobacco rattle virus in potato and ornamental hosts using isothermal amplification and a hand-held fluorometric device

    SBC: Agdia, Inc.            Topic: 813

    Tobacco rattle virus (TRV) infects hundreds of diverse plant species causing reduced quality and yield, particularly in potato and ornamental crops. Current detection methods are limited to commercial protein-based assays that do not target all infective isolates or published nucleic acid based assays that require significant training and equipment resources. Agdia Incorporated has commercialized ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  5. Recycling Nutrients from Dairy Effluent into NOP-Compliant Agricultural Inputs

    SBC: Midwestern Bioag, Inc.            Topic: 84

    The consumer demand for organic food is growing faster than the supply. This is particularly true for large-scale row crops that go into staple foods and into animal feeds. As a result, about 80% of the primary organic grain supply is imported. Less-pronounced, but similar imbalances exist for specialty crops. Midwestern BioAg (MBA) has been supporting conventional and organic farmers for 35 years ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  6. VCPR.ORG, an Internet platform for design and management of veterinary treatment protocols for livestock, and prudent use of prescription drugs

    SBC: DAIRY VETERINARIANS GROUP            Topic: 83

    Private veterinarians, most of whom work from small independent clinical practices, are a critical link in maintaining appropriate use of the antibiotics, hormones, and other pharmaceuticals that are vital to the health and welfare of livestock. VCPR.ORG will develop an Internet-based tool set designed to help veterinary practitioners serve their clients and protect public health, as well as guard ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  7. Scaled Growth and Production of Mycelium Resin for Low Density Engineered Wood

    SBC: ECOVATIVE DESIGN LLC            Topic: 81

    Traditional engineered wood products, ubiquitous in our lives, are a human health hazard due to the carcinogenic nature of the binders used and lack of economical alternatives. The potential of mycelium binders as an alternative has become a primary research focus for Ecovative. Through the Phase I portion of this grant, Ecovative has identified low density (160-480 kg/m^3) engineered wood product ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  8. MobilityCoach: A Comprehensive Tele-Rehabilitation System That Improves Rural Seniors` Return to Mobility and Function after Orthopedic Surgery

    SBC: Creatibility Concepts            Topic: 86

    The Goal of Mobility Coach is to Improve Rural Seniors` Return to Mobility and Function after Hip or Knee Replacement SurgeryThe number of hip and knee replacements is skyrocketing as rural patients are living longer and want to maintain their independence and mobility without pain. Ongoing support from physical therapists is required to make the rehab portion successful. However, low proximity to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  9. Low Trellis Production, Harvesting System and Marketing Tools for Locally-Grown Hops and Value-Added Products

    SBC: Trellis Growing Systems            Topic: 812

    There is a large demand for high quality, locally-grown hops by craft brewers throughout the U.S. Farmers are increasingly looking at establishing small-scale (¼ acre to 5 acres) commercial hop yards to supply this demand. Commercial hop yard infrastructure and harvest equipment currently available for purchase are not practical for many of these farms because they can be too expensive. Whi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  10. Mission US: TimeSnap

    SBC: ELECTRIC FUNSTUFF INC            Topic: 99190018R0005

    Purpose: This project team will fully develop and test Mission US TimeSnap, a game integrated within a Virtual Reality (VR) headset. This VR environment will provide an immersive exploration and analysis of events in U.S. history. In the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress, only 17% of grade 8 students performed at or above the proficient level in U.S. history. The discipline o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences

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