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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. Non-Fouling Oceanographic Temperature and Conductivity Sensor

    SBC: Arete Associates            Topic: 823

    Arete will develop a non-fouling, robust, monolithic, sensor package that will yield accurate salinity calculations from temperature and conductivity measurements. The sensor comprises a unique conductivity cell, a thick-film thermistor, and an embedded ultrasonic cleaning device used to remove all incipient detritus from the sensor head. The temperature and conductivity measurements will be pro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Commerce
  2. Offshore Semi-autonomous Fish Feeding System

    SBC: Net Systems, Inc.            Topic: 845

    As fish farmers attempt to increase capacity they are being forced to move to more Exposed growing sites. The technology for rearing fish in this high-energy environment is dependent on robust fish pens and infrastructure to support them. One very important technology that must be developed is an automated feeding system capable of operating in this difficult environment. Based on the results of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Commerce
  3. Velocity Measurement from a Buoy in an Open Ocean Environment

    SBC: Optical Air Data Systems, LLC            Topic: 825

    Wind velocity is a critical parameter measured by ocean observing systems. Currently, wind velocity is measured from most buoys with mechanical or point acoustic anemometers that measure wind at the sensor location that is distorted by surface roughness and boundary layer effects. These sensors are also subject to vandalism as they are highly visible on the buoy platform. To replace these inade ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Commerce
  4. Remote Sensing of Coastal Phenomena

    SBC: PLANNING SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 827

    Planning Systems, Inc. (PSI) proposes to demonstrate through modeling and simulation, that polarization technology can be exploited to enhance the remote detection of coastal phenomena relevant to NOAA¿s mission. PSI proposes to adapt an existing toolkit developed under Air Force research and refined for commercial applications, PSI¿s Polarization Toolkit (P2T). We will modify P2T to ident ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Commerce
  5. A New Generation of Anti-Viral Vaccines for Aquaculture Using Nanotechnology

    SBC: ProFishent Inc            Topic: 846

    Although companies based outside the U.S. have tested and, in some cases, sold basic anti-viral vaccines to aquaculture producers, practicing veterinarians and virologists have been unimpressed by their extremely limited effectiveness (J. Mullins, pers. comm. 2002; J. Winton, pers. comm. 2004). The consensus is that new approaches are urgently needed to develop viral vaccines that do not rely on ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Commerce
  6. A Low-cost, Single or Multi-point Oxygen Concentration Measurement Technique

    SBC: Research International, Inc            Topic: 821

    Aquatic environments are poorly understood and this lack of understanding needs to change as population pressures affect all aqueous biomes, particularly those of the oceans. A major difficulty in gathering data from the oceans is the lack of appropriate instrumentation. The principals of Research International have been developing sensors for physical, chemical and biological analysis for some ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Commerce
  7. Airborne Internet Web Services Technology


    The Airborne Internet is an information network between aircraft and the ground that enables information exchange experienced with today's internet. This capability will automate the way in which air traffic control monitors and tracks aircraft, significantly improving airspace management and response times, and how aircraft collaborate and share information to significantly improve situational a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Transportation
  8. An Automated Fish Migration Pattern Monitoring System Using Shape Descriptors for Pattern Recognition

    SBC: Agris-Schoen Vision Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Fish ecology and environmental research scientists have an urgent need for an automated fish identification system for biological research. Many fish species travel great distances during their life cycle. As they travel past a narrow passage on the rivers or dams that are equipped with a fish ladder, their species, size, total number, and the time can be recorded for migration pattern and populat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Agriculture
  9. Developing Novel Rice Cultivars with Improved Processing Properties

    SBC: Anawah, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Rice bran spoils rapidly because the oils become rancid due to the activity of particular lipase enzymes. Thus rice bran, though an abundant by-product of milling, has little value. Our project may lead to improved rice varieties that have bran that is less prone to spoilage.

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Agriculture
  10. Probiotic System for Bivalve Shellfish Aquaculture- Phase II

    SBC: AquaTechnics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Marine fish, shrimp and shellfish are produced from marine hatcheries and nurseries but, to date, the inevitable bacterial colonization of these systems has been an uncontrolled variable. Proposed Phase II research builds on very promising Phase I laboratory studies showing that beneficial (probiotic) bacteria improved the survival rate of oyster larvae from commercial hatcheries by a highly stati ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Agriculture

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