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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. New Non-Destructive Evaluation Methods to Quantify Remaining Strength of Line Pipe Steel and or Pipeline Fittings


    The US DOT’s PHMSA is exploring technologies and methods which could increase the integrity, reliability and safety of the U.S. pipeline network. Corrosion metal loss is one of the major damage mechanisms to gas transmission pipelines worldwide. Current methods to assess the remaining strength of corroded pipelines, such as the ASME B31G (including the Modified B31G) and RSTRENG models that have ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  2. Microscopic Traffic Simulation Models and Software- An Open Source Approach

    SBC: New Global Systems for Intelligent Transportation Management            Topic: 081FH5

    After successfully developing open source traffic simulation software, ETFOMM (Enhanced Transportation Flow Open-source Microscopic Models), New Global Systems for Intelligent Transportation Management Corp. proposes a US DOT SBIR program to support its efforts to accelerating the commercialization of the software to educational and research communities in Phase IIB. The specific tasks include edu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Transportation
  3. Development of an antisense-based antimicrobial agent for treatment of Phytophthora capsici

    SBC: GUILD ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: 82

    Collectively Phytophthora species are estimated to cost the agricultur industry tens of billions of dollars per year globally. Phytophthora capsici a fungus-like plant pathogen is a scurge of vegetable crops known to infect over 45 species including peppers, cucumbers, squash, cantaloupe, watermelon, zucchini, pumpkin, eggplant, tomatoes, snap beans and lima beans.Its complex life cycle high genet ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  4. Development of a simple and rapid on-site veterinary fecal egg count test

    SBC: MEP EQUINE SOLUTIONS, LLC            Topic: 83

    Internal parasites of livestock result in a retardation of weight gain and sigificant economic losses. The main methods for the diagnosis of parasites are almost a centrury old, laboratory-based, time-consuming, laborious and notiriously unreliable. As a result, many animal owners have resorted to treating their animals prophylactically with deworming drugs instead of diagnosing the presence of pa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  5. The Sustainable Workforce Affordable Power Initiative (SWAP)- Utilizing Near Zero Energy Home Replacements

    SBC: ORB Technologies, LLC            Topic: 86

    This project is relevant to USDA's Strategic Goal to, "Assist rural communities to create prosperity so they are self-sustaining, repopulating, and economically thriving" (USDA, 2014). By creating solutions for rural affordable housing, entrepreneurship, and electric utility financial sustainability, the proposed work simultaneously addresses issues that USDA supports individually through the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  6. Pathogen Filtration for Greenhouse Irrigation with Nano-Engineered Porous Filter Media

    SBC: METAMATERIA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: 813

    Worldwide, 60 to 90% of available water is used for agricultural purposes and competes with industrial and drinking water for high quality sources. Irrigation water can be source of wide range biological problems such like plant pathogens especially when surface water or recirculated water is used. For example, the water mold plant pathogens,.cause seedling damping-off, stunting, and stem, crown, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  7. Stored Product Protection with a Pheromone Based Multi- Insect Detector.


    Processing of whole grains and other cropsinto agricultural products, storage of those products and treatment of those stored products to control insect population growth are important parts of the agriculture industry.The red flour beetle, the warehouse beetle, the sawtooth grain beetle, the cigarette beetle and the Indian meal moth are destructive insect pests of these stored products.These stor ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  8. Advanced erosion modeling and computational science for precision conservation planning

    SBC: AGREN INC            Topic: 84

    Central Iowa-based small business, Agren, Inc., has collaborated with the USDA-ARS Sedimentation Laboratory and the University of Tennessee since 2007 to develop two soil loss modeling tools currently referred to as the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation- Raster (RUSLER) and the Ephemeral Gully Erosion Estimator (EphGEE). Each tool combines remotely-sensed, high-resolution digital elevation mode ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Agriculture
  9. Virus-like-particle (VLP) vaccines for animals

    SBC: LARAD Inc.            Topic: 83

    Safe and affordable food is an important part of human health and wellness. The worldwide food animal industry, anchored by research and new product innovation in the US, produces high quality proteins that are part of a healthy diet and an essential food source for human populations worldwide. Diseases that affect food animals threaten the safety and quantity of this protein source. LARAD was est ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Agriculture
  10. Researching the economic feasibility of the mixed-cell raceway, providing a way for small farms to enter the aquaculture industry.

    SBC: RIPPLE ROCK FISH FARMS, LLC            Topic: 812

    Demand for locally grown, farm-raised fish is rising as the public becomes increasingly aware of the health benefits of eating safe, nutritional seafood. For the past decade or more, aquaculture has been the fastest growing segment of agriculture, providing consumers with a healthy product that is produced utilizing sustainable methods. To meet this increasing demand for locally grown seafood, ind ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Agriculture

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