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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. SCRIPT: Safety Critical, Real-time, Intelligent Passenger Transport App for Smartphones via Always-on Global Internet Connection

    SBC: INFOBEYOND TECHNOLOGY, LLC            Topic: 171FR4

    SCRIPT: Safety Critical, Real-time, Intelligent Passenger Transport App for Smartphones via Always-on Global Internet Connection 12/21/2016 Providing railroad passenger information via smartphones improves the passengers’ traveling experience with added value on train safety and security enhancement. In this project, InfoBeyond advocates the development of Safety Critical, Real‐time, Intell ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Transportation
  2. Identification of Black Cattle that Resist Salmonella

    SBC: PSR DAIRYGENETICS, L.L.C.            Topic: 83

    The long-term goal of this research is to improve food safety and animal well being by promoting Salmonella-resistant beef cattle. Salmonella is increasingly prevalent in hamburger because this bacteria can infiltrate small tissues of the immune that are unavoidably ground into hamburger. The specific objective of this particular application is to develop a test that identifies black cattle bearin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  3. Virus-like-particle (VLP) vaccine for chicken infectious anemia.

    SBC: LARAD Inc.            Topic: 83

    The human population relies on food animals as a major source of high quality protein. Maintaining the health of these animals is of critical importance to good human nutrition worldwide. Chicken anemia virus (CAV) is an important immunosuppressive pathogen of poultry. Our Phase I goal is to create a CAV virus-like-particle (VLP) that will offer a less expensive source of high quality antigens tha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  4. Production of selenium-enriched microalgae as an animal feed supplement

    SBC: GROSS-WEN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: 87

    The primary goal of this proposal is to investigate the potential of generating an alternative source of organically bound selenium from microalgae. Selenium is commonly supplemented into animal feed, nutraceuticals, and human food due to its numerous health benefits. Selenium has been reported to prevent cardiovascular and neurological diseases, aging, infertility, thyroid function, and infection ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  5. A New Nano-Based Detector for the Indian Meal Moth, Both Adult Insects and Larva

    SBC: SENSOR DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION            Topic: 85

    The Indianmeal moth is the most common stored product insect found throughout the U.S. Adult Indianmeal moths can be found almost anywhere in the temperate regions of the world. In the U.S. and Europe it is the one insect pest that causes the most damage. The economic losses from these pests in processing, transporting and storing can be in the millions of dollars per contamination incident, produ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  6. Tasking, Collection, Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (TCPED) Architecture to Facilitate Management of Forest Wildfires.

    SBC: Skyward, Ltd.            Topic: 81

    The astronomical costs of wildfires to our nation impact our environment, economy, and our very lives. According to summary of suppression costs compiled by the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) for 2015 alone, there were more than 68 thousand wildfires, impacting over 10 million acres, and resulting in more than 2 billion dollars in expenditures across all agencies. On a more personal note, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  7. In-field Detection of Biotic and Abiotic Pollutants in Surface Water in Agricultural Environments(16-RD-908)

    SBC: UES, Inc.            Topic: 84

    Water is a critical national resource, and its protection and remediation is USDA National Challenge Area #6: Water. Specifically, National Challenge Area #6 is focused on monitoring surface water run-off for biotic and abiotic contaminants and the sources of these pollutants. Microbial contamination of surface water resources is common in the United States and has been implicated in waterborne di ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  8. Customizable Science Informational Texts to Support K-5 Teachers Implementing the Common Core and NGSS

    SBC: StarrMatica Learning Systems, Inc.            Topic: 86

    Quality schools positively influence the economic development prospects in rural areas. They not only attract business and industry to the area, but they produce the educated labor force that is needed to sustain the economic growth of rural areas. The greatest source of a highly educated population in rural areas is native individuals who attended college locally or return home after completing t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  9. In-Flight Droplet Size Monitoring and Control to Improve Aerial Application Accuracy and Efficiency

    SBC: Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc.            Topic: 813

    The product being commercialized is a system for optimizing spray system performance on agrochemical application aircraft, commonly known as "crop dusters". Current technology allows applicators to precisely control their location and flight path (GPS guidance), to deal with changing temperature, humidity and wind conditions (Aircraft Integrated Meteorological Measurement System modules), and to c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Agriculture
  10. Deriving A New Biobased Product From Wastewater: Production Of A Slow Release Algal-Based Fertilizer

    SBC: GROSS-WEN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: 88

    The goal of this project is to continue the success of our Phase I proof-of-concept work by implementing a full-scale, algal-based treatment system to remove nutrients (such as nitrogen and phosphorus) from wastewater in small rural communities and to produce a pelletized, slow-release algal fertilizer as a value-added byproduct.Problem/Opportunity:Nutrient pollution in our nation's waterways ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Agriculture

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