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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. In-Field Device for the Autonomous Detection of Harmful Algal Bloom Toxigenic Species and Toxins

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: 833

    Harmful algal blooms (HABs) cost the U.S. economy ~$50 million per year. Early detection of blooms and a rapid response by state and federal resource managers are the most effective ways to mitigate the impacts of HABs. However, methods for detecting HAB species and their toxins are laborious, time-consuming and require expensive equipment. To overcome these problems, Lynntech proposes to build ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Commerce
  2. Natural Product Antifoulant Protection for Bio-Sensors and Solar Panels

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: 845

    Solar panels and bio-optical sensors play a significant role in a number of applications that are of importance to NOAA. Many of these instruments require a high transmission of radiation into the device for it to work properly. Typically, these devices have a coverglass affixed over the active part of the device to protect the sensor or panel from harsh conditions. A problem that presently exi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Commerce
  3. Real Time Linux Operating System for ATC

    SBC: Precision Traffic Systems Corp.            Topic: N/A

    The Advanced Traffic Controller (ATC) goal of a standard open architecture for traffic engineering applications will be more fully realized by the transition from proprietary operating system to open source Linux. In Phase I of this project, Precision Traffic Systems (PTS) demonstrated that a real time Linux OS could support an existing traffic signal control application, and perform to 2070 task ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Transportation
  4. Voice Activated Cockpit for General Aviation

    SBC: The Wesson Group            Topic: N/A

    The goal of this project will be to develop a prototype voice-activated cockpit (VAC) that will allow a pilot operating in marginal VMC to manipulate controls via voice commands and receive voice feedback for verification of settings. In so doing, we strive to create a system where tasks usually accomplished by looking at an item and manually entering data, turning knobs,, or pushing buttons will ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Transportation
  5. High Yield, High Efficiency Bio-Refining

    SBC: Advanced Materials and Processes            Topic: N/A

    Processing of vegetable oils is complicated by the need to remove free fatty acids. Washing with caustic is a viable process but is inefficient because fatty acids and caustic form soaps which cause emulsions. These emulsions cause a yield loss of 1-1.5% or 160-240 Million lb/yr of soybean oil alone. The purpose of this project is to improve yields in vegetable oil processing with a novel non-disp ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  6. Efficacy of Manganese Peroxidase Produced from Maize in Pulp Bleaching

    SBC: Applied Biotechnology Institute, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The pulp and paper industry require the removal or bleaching of lignin as an important manufacturing step for many of their products. Chemical bleaching is the preferred current process for whitening because of its relatively low cost. The bleaching process uses large amounts of chlorinated and caustic chemicals to brighten raw pulp which is brown in color due to the presence of residual lignin. D ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Agriculture
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Time-Release Termite Control Coatings for Concrete Foundations

    SBC: Environment Services and Products            Topic: N/A

    Formosan termites are cellulose eating subterranean insects that build colonies in the soil and cause billions of dollars of damage every year. They invade buildings from beneath by cracks in the foundation or by constructing mud tubes over concrete foundation walls to reach wood. Anti-termite treatment under and around building foundations with persistent pesticides was effective and long-lived. ...

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

    SBC: HANSEN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL, LLC            Topic: N/A

    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

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