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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 June, 2020.

  1. Advanced Manufacturing and Material Measurements Software Tool Weave ™ for the Acceleration and Automation of SEM Image Analysis in the Semiconductor Industry

    SBC: Sandbox Semiconductor Incorporated            Topic: None

    In this Phase I SBIR proposal, SandBox Semiconductor™ proposes to develop an Advanced Manufacturing and Material Measurements software tool called Weave ™ for accelerating and automating SEM image analysis for the semiconductor industry. During the development of a new manufacturing process line for a semiconductor device, tens of thousands of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images are take ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Advancing Over the Top Citrus Harvesting Equipment for Fresh Markets: Vision Systems Development

    SBC: GEO-SPIDER, INCORPORATED            Topic: 813

    Numerous challenges face the Florida and U.S. citrus industries, including global market pressure, urban and environmental pressures, labor issues, and emerging diseases and pests underscoring the need for new production approaches. Over the last decade, over 200,000 acres of Florida citrus production has been lost due to the citrus canker eradication program and citrus greening known as HLB. HLB ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  3. ALARM: Next-generation food-borne pathogen detection

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: 85

    A leading public health problem affecting individuals world-wide is food poisoning. Pathogen contamination of post-harvest food sources is a major health issue. There is a wealth of information and data that indicate that the occurrence of infectious gastrointestinal diseases is globally on the rise; and that food-borne pathogens can readily adapt to environmental changes, contributing significant ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Agriculture
  4. Automated Modular Algae Cultivation For Aquaculture

    SBC: Culture Fuels, Inc.            Topic: 87

    There is compelling value to feeding live algae in fish hatcheries as the current survival rate oflarvae fed frozen paste is relatively low resulting in higher costs.However the complexity andcosts of existing photo-bioreactors and the logistical costs of shipping live material over distancesare barriers to the widespread deployment of live algae as feed.Culture BioSystems has successfully grown a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  5. Delivery of nematicides to control plant parasitic nematodes by using Tobacco mild green mosaic tobamovirus as a nanocarrier

    SBC: BIOPRODEX INC            Topic: 82

    We have developed a bioinspired nanoparticle technology using the coat protein (CP) assemblies ofTobacco mild green mosaic tobamovirus (TMGMV) to deliver nematicides to roots reduce dosageand improve soil mobility efficacy and safety. The CP's zwitterionic nature allows the loading andrelease of nematicides. The TMGMV-delivered nematicides (TDN) are efficacious againstCaenorhabditis elegans in liq ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  6. Determination of the Sex of Juvenile Sturgeon Using a Molecular Based Diagnostic.

    SBC: APPLIED FOOD TECHNOLOGIES, INC            Topic: 87

    Sturgeons have very high potential to become an important and profitable aquaculture species in the US, as males are grownfor meat and brood stock and female sturgeon are primarily raised for their eggs (caviar). In fact, sturgeon caviar is the highestvaluedaquaculture product worldwide, selling for $104 - $250 per 50 grams (depending on the quality). One 60 kg adult femalecan produce approximatel ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Agriculture
  7. Developing a Controller for Managing Delivery of Water and Chemicals for Small and Mid-Size Farms

    SBC: RANEY ELECTRONICS LLC            Topic: 812

    Developing a Controller for Managing Delivery of Water and Chemicals for Small and Mid-Size FarmsProject SummaryPD: Raney, Eddie Neil, MBA Institution: Raney Electronics LLCCO-PD: Boles, Joe Scott Institution: Diversity DCO-PD: Fipps, Guy PhD, P.E. Institution: Texas A&M UniversityCO-PD: Huffaker, Scott Institution: Grassland Water SupplyCO-PD: Lamm, Freddie Ray, Ph.D., P.E. Institution: Lamm Engi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  8. Development and Evaluation of Nanophase Silica as Super Pozzolan for Applications in Ultra-High Performance Concrete Mixtures

    SBC: CHK GROUP, INC.            Topic: 88

    The principal objective of the proposed USDA SBIR Phase I project is to develop the use of Nanophase Silica (NS), a product derived from processing of agricultural waste, as a key ingredient in Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) formulations to achieve very high strength, durability and dimensional stability (i.e. no shrinkage or expansion without cracking). Also, the excess energy/steam from ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  9. Development of a hormone implant to facilitate maturation and spawning in fish

    SBC: Live Advantage Bait, LLC            Topic: 87

    Hatchery production is one of the largest costs and restraints to fin fish aquaculture andspawning aids are ranked as a high priority drug required by the aquaculture industry.Exogenous hormone administration has been developed to induce maturation and obtainfertilized eggs.While the GnRH hormone and slow-release vehicle are not new theircombination into a commercialized product that can work be u ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Agriculture
  10. Development of efficacious RNAi-based baits for RIFA control

    SBC: NANOSUR LLC            Topic: 82

    Imported Fire Ants (Solenopsis richteri Solenopsis invicta) are invasive pests which currentlyinfest over 140 million ha in 14 states. Damages related to fire ants have a significant impact onmany economic sectors including agriculture and biodiversity. The estimated annual cost spent onfire ant control is 3 billion dollars. Current chemical insecticides used in fire ant control are notselective c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
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