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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. Identifying Valuable Second Lives for Retired-Lithium-Ion Batteries in Transportation Systems

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: 171OS1

    The identification of high-value and high-impact secondary applications for retired lithium-ion batteries is critical as the number of electric vehicles on the road continues to increase. During the Phase I DOT SBIR program NanoSonic will evaluate second-use application concepts for retired vehicular lithium-ion batteries in economically valuable, second-use sectors of transportation. We are partn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Transportation
  2. Train Reporting And Inspection INdex (TRAIN)

    SBC: Benten Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 151FR5

    Benten Technologies proposes to develop a back-end schema-less, open source, cloud-based database with front-end browser-based, cross-platform JavaScript model library to support locomotive inspection data collection. TRAIN will allow for the logging of inspection data for all types of locomotives including steam, diesel, diesel-electric, and electric locomotives by railroad and locomotive manufac ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Transportation
  3. Ride Performance Assessment System (RPAS)

    SBC: DFUZION, INC.            Topic: 151FR9

    To address FRA’s requirements of measuring rail vehicle suspension displacement and integrating this into existing accelerometer-based ride quality systems, dFuzion proposes the development of a comprehensive Ride Performance Assessment System (RPAS). RPAS will leverage the investment and research already made by FRA in its sponsored portable ride quality meter. By extending the ride quality dat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Transportation
  4. Development of Commercial Space Vehicle Tracking with ADS-B

    SBC: M42 Technologies, LLC            Topic: 142FA1

    Automatic Direct Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) can be used to provide seamless integration of space and vehicles and aircraft and for more efficient airspace use as the number of commercial space vehicles operations increase. This proposed Phase II will continue the development of techniques and equipment needed to allow for commercial space vehicles to be tracked via 1090ES ADS-B for internation ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Transportation
  5. Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection Devices for Transit Buses

    SBC: Novateur Research Solutions, LLC            Topic: 161FT1

    This SBIR proposal presents a robust and cost-effective pedestrian and cyclist detection and collision warning system for transit buses. It uses inexpensive but robust sensors and incorporates state-of-the-art object detection techniques to enable effective pedestrian and cyclist detection near transit buses in different environmental conditions. The proposed collision warning system exploits meas ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Transportation
  6. Technological Enhancements to Improve and Expand Casual Carpooling in New Corridors

    SBC: Applied Engineering Management Corporation            Topic: 161FH1

    Technological Enhancements to Improve and Expand Casual Carpooling in New Corridors 12/05/2016 The overall goal of Phase II of this SBIR project is to demonstrate a working prototype of one or more tools and/or approaches that catalyze casual carpooling in a corridor where it does not exist or to improve casual carpooling in a corridor where it is present but underperforming. Phase II will provi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Transportation
  7. Smart System for Poultry Welfare and Management

    SBC: Novateur Research Solutions, LLC            Topic: 83

    In recent years, consumer's concerns over hen well-being in conventional small wire cages (called battery cages) has resulted in some of the poultry farms to switch to cage-free housing where hens have freedom to walk around spread their wings, and lay their eggs in real nest boxes. This push towards cage-free egg production was further magnified in 2015 when many of the large fast food, resta ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  8. Advanced Dryer for High-Diffusion Rate Biomass

    SBC: FOREST CONCEPTS, LLC            Topic: 813

    Biomass drying is a core unit operation at most biomass suppliers, aggregator depots, pellet mills, biorefineries, and bioproducts firms. The need to reduce energy consumption, minimize capital, and improve feedstock quality is driving a change in how biomass is milled and dried. A shift from energy-intensive hammermills and grinders to lower energy knife and rotary shear mills is reorganizing the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  9. Diversifying and Adding Value to the Food Industry: Mealworm Powder as an Ingredient

    SBC: ALL THINGS BUGS LLC            Topic: 85

    Diversifying and Adding Value to the Food Industry: Mealworm Powder as an IngredientThe goal of this SBIR effort is to begin diversifying the insects as a food market currently valued at $105M and growing to $1.53 billion by 2021. Currently, crickets have been the primary focus of the market, but mealworms offer a strong alternative. To become competitive in the larger protein market, the insect b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  10. Cost competitive biodiesel based biolubricants

    SBC: WHOLE ENERGY FUELS CORPORATION            Topic: 88

    Biodegradable lubricants have great environmental benefits, but are generally more expensive than other lubricants. Our objective is to make an estolide lubricant in a way thatmakes the finished product more affordable. Determining the potential benefits of this new pathway will require a comparison of the cost and performance of the product to the other synthetic lubricants in the market. Process ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture

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