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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. The Design of a Low Cost, Rapidly Deployable, Sirborne Harmful Algal Bloom Identification Technology (HABIT) Sensor

    SBC: Aethon Intelligence, LLC            Topic: 834

    The optimal design for a rapidly-deployable, airborne HAB identification sensor requires the determination of the minimum spectral, spatial, dynamic range, and deployment capabilities necessary to achieve the goal of operational detection. This sensor must be capable of rendering a positive identification, with a low false alarm rate, in optical shallow waters, where the bottom is visible in the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Commerce
  2. Development of a PCR-Based Identification System for Distinguishing Tuna Species

    SBC: APL Sciences, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Global market demands for fresh tuna products have resulted in increased pressure on tuna fisheries worldwide. As a result, consumer driven market pressures have created significant commercial importance in the U.S. market for certain high-value tuna species. Domestic tuna harvests and harvests by foreign sources determine the supply of raw tuna available to U.S. vendors. In fact, the U.S. is larg ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  3. Interactive CD Guide for Food-Borne Fungal Identification

    SBC: BCN Research Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Filamentous microfungi (often colloquially known as "molds") are a major cause of food wastage throughout the world, accounting for the loss of about 10% of all food production. Although good textbooks on food mycology are available, a clear need exists for simpler and more visual identification systems. Because of ease of manufacture and use, interactive potential and ability to display color pic ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  4. Development of Tobacco Mild Green Mosaic Tobamovirus as a Bioherbicide for the Invasive Weed Tropical Soda Apple

    SBC: BIOPRODEX INC            Topic: N/A

    Tropical soda apple is an invasive weed that imposes a severe economic constraint on the livestock industry, threatens pristine natural areas, and imminently menaces croplands in the Southeast. The technology described herein will spur the development of an innovative, effective, environmentally beneficial, nonchemical control for this noxious weed. This research will promote the development of th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  5. Detection of Termites Using Distributed Wireless Monitoring

    SBC: Hatchpoint, LLC            Topic: N/A

    While termites inflict almost $4 Billion dollars in damage per year in the United States, termite control still depends upon labor intensive and expensive manual monitoring techniques. This project will determine the feasibility of deploying acoustic sensor arrays that will alert a Pest Management Professional (PMP) of termite activity.

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  6. Lopper/Herbicide Applicator for Cut Stem Herbicide Application to Control Invasive and Other Unwanted Plants

    SBC: Florida Recycling and Composting Consulting Services, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Invasive woody plants colinize natural areas and a exclude native plants. Unwanted woody plants out compete wanted palnts in ecosytem restoration projects. This project examines the effectiveness of a lopper/herbicide applictor to control invasive and other unwanted woody plants by appling herbicide to stems cut with the lopper.

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  7. Cost Effective and Reliable Anaerobic Digestion for Agricultural By-products


    The current problem with on farm anaerobic digesters is the high failure rate. Some failures are do to plugging because of the viscous and heterogeneous nature of agricultural animal waste. Other digesters have been abandoned because the management of the digester was too difficult or required to much time. The purpose of this project is to develop a novel method along with the machinery capable f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  8. Dietary L-Thyroxine to Induce Molt Without Feed Withdrawal in Laying Chicken, Broiler Breeder, and Turkey Breeder Hens to Extend Production

    SBC: Hooge Consulting Service            Topic: N/A

    Molting (reproductive rejuvenation) of poultry to extend table or fertile egg production is a well accepted commercial practice in the U.S. However, the conventional method of ~10-day feed withdrawal to induce molt is increasingly viewed as unacceptable by McDonald's, Wendy's, AVMA, and the egg consuming public. The use of dietary L-thyroxine (T4; the natural molting hormone) for poultry can provi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  9. Development of Environmentally Safe Transgenic Turfgrass with Improved Traits

    SBC: HybriGene, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Trait improvement of turfgrass through genetic engineering is important to the turfgrass industry and the environment. However, the possibility of transgene escape to wild and non-transformed species raises commercial and ecological concerns. The purpose of this project is to determine the usefulness of genetically engineered male sterility in turfgrass for producing stable, environmentally safe t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  10. Predictive Modeling of the Engineered Wood Properties Using Genetic Algorithms with Distributed Data Fusion

    SBC: Microbial Insights, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Situation or Problem: The U.S. forest products industry contributed $406 billion to the U.S. economy and employed 2,140,399 people in 2002. Currently the forest products industry is facing unprecedented competition from international imports and high wood costs. In 2003, the engineered wood panel sector produced 64.3 billion square feet of panels of which wood waste ranged from 3% to 9%. Reducing ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture

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