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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. Feasibility of a Universal Design Bathroom Sink & Vanity

    SBC: Accessible Designs/Adjustable            Topic: N/A

    People with disabilities, the elderly, and those who are non-disabled desire the development of bathroom vanity and sink designs that incorporate universal design. Developers of federally subsidized housing (HUD) and assisted living facilities have similar design needs for affordably meeting the needs of residents and accessibility laws. Phase I research found that conventional bathroom sink and v ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Agriculture
  2. Application of Frost Prevention in Food Processing Equipment

    SBC: ATEC, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Advanced Thermal and Environmental Concepts, Inc. proposes to utilize electrohydrodynamic (EHD) technology to reduce the amount of frost that forms on cold plates in food freezers. The defrost cycle consumes about 5-15% of the energy to operate an industrial food freezer. During Phase I of our project, we used EHD technology to reduce frost mass by 35% and frost height by as mush as 65% under cert ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of Agriculture
  3. An Optical Sensor for Monitoring Odors at Agricultural Livestock Facilities

    SBC: AeroSurvey, Inc.            Topic: N/A


    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Agriculture

    SBC: Agdia, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    In the summer of 1998 over 2.8 million acres of farmland in the Southern U.S. was planted in genetically engineered cotton expressing a gene derived from the bacterium, Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). This Bt gene codes for production of a protein that is toxic to some of the most important lepidopteran pests of U.S. cotton. The future expansion of this new technology on more cotton acreage and in ot ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Agriculture
  5. Novel Electrochemical Sensors for Ag Diagnostics and GMOs

    SBC: Agdia, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Unique challenges face agriculture diagnostics, dictated by the small profit margins in crop production and the need for rapid, reliable assay information under highly variable environmental conditions. The need to identify genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has recently become acute due to new legislation, public demands, global transport of plants, and commercial processing of food and fiber. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of Agriculture
  6. Natural Products for the Control of Insects, Mites, and Nematodes

    SBC: AgraQuest, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Agriculture needs biorational pesticides to serve as replacements in an industry dominated by outdated synthetic chemicals. Residues in the food supply, environmental impact, and worker safety issues underscore the need for novel pesticides. Without a range of products with unique modes of action, the overuse of limited chemicals and biorational approaches (Bacillus thuringiensis-based transgenic ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of Agriculture
  7. Development of a Natural Multiporous Cellulose Fiber for Industrial Applications

    SBC: AgResearch International, Inc.            Topic: N/A


    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Agriculture
  8. Sorting Feedlot Cattle for Metabolism and Growth by Infrared Thermal Imaging

    SBC: Katalyst, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Variation in growth performance and health of feedlot cattle leads to large differences in weigh or degree of finish at the point of harvest. Carcass quality losses alone cost the industry $3.5 billion annually. Traditional management practices of sorting cattle by weight and physical characteristics to minimize variation fail to take into consideration individual feed intake and metabolic rate as ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of Agriculture
  9. Non-Corrosive Propionate Based Road Deicer

    SBC: Katalyst, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A novel fermentation process and extraction system are proposed to produce a biodegradable, non- corrosive deicer from biomass wastes and crops containing sugars and starches. Sodium and calcium chlorides now extensively used in road deicing cause corrosion damage to automobiles, bridges, and highway infrastructure. Further, significant environmental damage occurs from accumulation of these salts ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of Agriculture
  10. GPS-Based Animal Control System

    SBC: AgriTech Electronics, L.C.            Topic: N/A

    This is a Phase II proposal to continue the work begun by AgriTech Electronics, LC (AgriTech) on a GPS-based livestock control system. This system will exclude animals from areas, or contain them within defined boundaries, where it is impractical or inefficient to build fence to achieve this objective. These needs arise in a variety of contexts, including the exclusion of livestock from riparian a ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Agriculture

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