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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. Porous Membrane Electrode for Quantitative Detection of Toxins

    SBC: Mercury Science Inc.            Topic: 816N

    There is a need for a simple, portable, quantitative method to monitor the presence of Harmful Algal Blooms. Electrochemical detection offers some advantages for analysis, but traditional sensors are not practical for routine field use. Adapting colorimetric immunoassays on porous, flow-through electrodes can provide a means for rapid, low-cost, portable quantitative environmental analysis. Thi ...

    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. Improved Transit Rider Experience

    SBC: MERCURY DATA SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 121FT1

    We propose to develop an advanced navigation solution for public transportation passengers that will guide them from their origin to single or multiple destination points and across multiple modes of transportation. Passengers will simply need to enter their destination (and optionally a starting point) and the system will select optimal and alternative routes. The navigation software will run on ...

    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. Enhanced hemoglobin production in neonatal piglets with FCP, a low molecular weight iron chelate

    SBC: BIOLINK LIFE SCIENCES INC            Topic: 83

    The modernization of the US swine industry has been critical to the sustainability and global competitiveness of US swine production. At the same time, modernization has also required dramatic changes in animal management. By housing pigs indoors, producers have caused the unintended problem of iron deficiency anemia in neonatal pigs. This problem has been further exacerbated by advances in geneti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  6. Wireless Sensor (WISER) Track-and-Trace: Autonomous, Cost Effective, Item-Level Food Safety from Field to Fork

    SBC: WISER Systems, Inc.            Topic: 813

    Innovation in perishable foodstuff track-and-trace is of critical importance to cost and time-sensitive customers such as the food industry where spoilage is of concern, safety and security are paramount, and counterfeit and bio-terrorism prevention are urgent priorities. The proposed research would evaluate the feasibility of a low cost, highly accurate track and trace supply chain technology tha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  7. 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
  8. Farmhand Foods: Developing Innovative Business and Marketing Strategies that Create Market Opportunities for Small-Scale Livestock Producers

    SBC: FIRSTHAND FOODS            Topic: 812

    The US is rapidly losing small-to-medium scale farmers. In the 10 years between 2007 and 1997, the U.S. lost over 11,000 farms and over 32 million acres of farmland. To save and attract new farmers to agriculture requires that farming be a profitable enterprise and that farmers have access to wholesale markets. Industry trends in consolidation and vertical integration, particularly in the meat ind ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  9. 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
  10. Production of the organic herbicide Mevalocidin by fungi

    SBC: Mycosynthetix, Inc.            Topic: 82

    Fungi are microorganisms which are found throughout the world and are responsible for many natural processes including the decomposition of plant material and subsequent release of carbon, the preparation of food and beverages, as the source of pharmaceuticals, as well as the cause of a variety of diseases. It is estimated there are 1.5 million species of fungi in the world and the largest organis ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture

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