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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Tasking, Collection, Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (TCPED) Architecture to Facilitate Management of Forest Wildfires

    SBC: Skyward, Ltd.            Topic: 81

    The goal of the Phase II effort is to develop to prototype and demonstrate the ProcessingExploitation and Dissemination (PED) solution proposed during Phase I. The solution is comprisedof a fixed wing small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) an Asset Tracking System (ATS) ansUAS mounted optical and infrared video sensor a Ground Control Station (GCS)and a softwareenvironment for receipt storage visuali ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Agriculture
  2. Rapid, Multiplexed Detection of Algal Toxins in Shellfish and Seawater

    SBC: Mbio Diagnostics, Inc.            Topic: 87

    MBio Diagnostics is proposing to develop a portable rapid inexpensive technology formore effective detection of harmful algal bloom (HAB) toxins in shellfish.The proposedproduct will help producers and managers get more product to market while ensuringthe safety of this commercially important food supply during HAB events.Shellfish arefilter feeders and can accumulate HAB toxins during blooms.Thes ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Agriculture
  3. Development of a hormone implant to facilitate maturation and spawning in fish

    SBC: Live Advantage Bait, LLC            Topic: 87

    Hatchery production is one of the largest costs and restraints to fin fish aquaculture andspawning aids are ranked as a high priority drug required by the aquaculture industry.Exogenous hormone administration has been developed to induce maturation and obtainfertilized eggs.While the GnRH hormone and slow-release vehicle are not new theircombination into a commercialized product that can work be u ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Agriculture
  4. ImmobiZyme™ Platform for Enzyme Recycling in Bioethanol Production

    SBC: Guild Associates, Inc.            Topic: 88

    Bioethanol plants face several challenges to meet their operating costs and remain profitable. As the industry matures and becomes more cost competitive, risk-management, improving efficiency, and reducing operation costs have become higher priorities of plant operators. The majority of bioethanol produced in the U.S. is corn-based. Ground corn is treated with alpha-amlyase and gluocamylase to red ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  5. Precision Time-to-Harvest Forecasting of Specialty Crops

    SBC: GEOVISUAL TECHNOLOGIES INC.            Topic: 813

    Specialty Crop production margins are eroded by input costs impacts of weather pests anddiseases and market price fluctuations. Producers routinely overproduce to hedge against lossesfrom environmental impacts and ensure sufficient supply to meet retail account demand furtherreducing their average margins. If they had greater certainty in advance of how much they willproduce and when it will be ha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  6. Radar Monitoring of Honey Bees for Early Warning of Health Issues and Colony Collapse

    SBC: GhostWave Inc.            Topic: 813

    If a single factor can be identified that is harming honey bees in the U.S. it is the parasitic Varroamite (Varroa destructor). Varroa was first detected in the U.S. in 1987 and spread throughoutNorth America soon after. Varroa mites feed and reproduce on developing bees under theprotection of wax cappings which harms the bee directly but mites also vector highly virulentforms of honey bee viruses ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  7. Biomorphic Silicon Anodes for High Capacity Batteries

    SBC: PH MATTER, LLC            Topic: 88

    tructural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are widely used construction panels in residential andcommercial applications. SIPs have insulating foam sandwiched between two Oriented StrandBoards (OSBs). SIPs provide design flexibility faster installations reduced man hours andreduced maintenance. Core materials for SIPs are chosen for their insulating properties.Thermocore of Missouri (Thermocore) has develo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  8. Development of Natural and Sustainable UV-Blocking Compounds by an Algal-Based System

    SBC: Sandbox Solar LLC            Topic: 88

    In order to meet growing demands of renewable energy photovoltaic (PV) developments willrequire significant land space for ground-mounted PV systems. This growing demand is creatingcompetition for land resources causing the most challenges for small and mid-size farms. Thischallenge can be reformed into an environmental and financial opportunity for these farms withthe increased research of co-loc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  9. Integrating Agrivoltaics: Studying the synergistic relationship between transparent solar panels and horticulture

    SBC: Arizona Green (Division of TeachSharp LLC)            Topic: 812

    Making production of tilapia (and other warm-water fish) financially viable and sustainable on asmall-farm scale depends on several factors. The number-one constraint is the need to maintaino o tropical water temperatures (70 to 100 F) for the fish. To address this need our research focuseson heating the water in individual fish tanks via a closed-loop heat-transfer system usingrenewable energy. O ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  10. Handheld Optical Spectrometer for Real-Time Characterization of Digestible Protein in Soybeans

    SBC: SK Infrared, LLC            Topic: 85

    SK Infrared LLC proposes to conduct research and technology development toward a novelhandheld optical sensor that provides real time characterization of the quality of soybeans.Specifically the sensor will quantify five essential amino acids (cysteine lysine methioninethreonine tryptophan) that indicate digestibility of protein within the soybean product. Thistechnology directly responds to the s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
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