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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. DGPS-Based Trilateration Positioning Receiver

    SBC: Swaszek Peter            Topic: 07FH1

    Positioning and navigation have become a mainstay of everyday life in the U.S.; applications of interest include navigation of vehicles of all kinds, infrastructure mapping, and safety of life systems. Many of these recent applications have become possible through the GPS. With the recognized vulnerabilities of GPS, it is evident that equivalent backup systems must be developed. One possible so ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Transportation
  2. Q-Trap: In-transit detection of bioinvasive insects in intermodal shipping containers.

    SBC: APTIV            Topic: N/A

    This sensitive insect sensor will run 24 hours per day, every day that cargo is in transit, attracting insects to a containment surface where they remain for immediate detection and identification when inspectors gain entry to the container. Flying insects will be waiting, ready to be counted on arrival, rather than hidden within the cargo. An increase in the availability, timeliness, accuracy and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  3. Improvement of The Yield and Quality of Poplar Biomass for the United States Bio Fuels Industry

    SBC: GREENWOOD RESOURCES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Hybrid poplar plantations will play a large role in the supply of cellulosic feedstock, in meeting the Nation's 30x30 goals for the renewable transportation fuels industry. The success of the poplar plantation industry will be contingent on elite plant material that has undergone hybridization for improved agronomic characteristics. Hybridization between the cottonwoods and the poplars has been th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  4. Context Aware Self Management Tools for Individuals with Significant Congnitive Disabilities

    SBC: Assistech Systems LLC            Topic: N/A

    This project has two goals: (1) to develop and evaluate the feasibility of intelligent, computer-based self-management and household management applications that would improve the independent living capacity of persons with cognitive disabilities, and (2) to identify an agenda for full development of a deployable system in a Phase 2 project. Intelligent multimedia computer agents offer an untapped ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  5. Television Assisted Promotion (TAP): Enhancing Rehabilitation Outcomes with Familiar Technology

    SBC: Life Technologies            Topic: N/A

    Based on previous research, this project (1) refines the TV Assisted Prompting (TAP)system hardware and software while expanding its utility to new rehabilitation domains; and (2)continues to employ an incremental design process, partnering with patients, care providers, andtherapists to design and evaluate a user-friendly system. The TV Assisted Prompting (TAP) systemoffers a simple alternative f ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Education
  6. Scientific Basis for Topical Silver Fluoride in Dentistry

    SBC: Advantage Silver Dental Arrest, LLC            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall purpose of this Phase I SBIR application is conduct of research to address the scientific and technical feasibility of using diammine (also spelled diamine in the literature) silver fluoride as a topical age nt to arrest the progression of tooth decay, and to conduct the initial work that, in the longer run, will result in FDA 510 K approval of an i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. Modular Field-deployable source of Carbon Dioxide for use in Vector Surveillance

    SBC: APTIV            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Carbon dioxide is a near universal attractant for blood feeding arthropods that vector human diseases. It is the primary attractant used in the standard surveillance kit deployed by entomologists for vector detection an d control. The carbon dioxide needed to monitor these pests and for deployment in pest reduction systems is often completely unavailable in rem ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Engineered Spores as Fluorogenic Biological Indicators for Sterility Testing

    SBC: BCR DIAGNOSTICS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): BCR Diagnostics, Inc. (BCR) has recently developed and patented a technology platform for engineering fluorogenic functionality into living Bacillus spores. Fluorogenic spores (F-spores) produced at BCR appear to be phy siologically identical to normal spores except for performing as self reporters of initial germination events. Considering the unique features ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Computer-based auditory skill building program for aural (re)habilitation

    SBC: BIOSPEECH INC            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In the past decade, two advances have made the acquisition of listening skills and intelligible speech by individuals with hearing loss more attainable. The first is universal newborn hearing screening and the second is cochlear implantation (CI). 90% of children who receive a CI before they are 18 months old attain intelligible speech. However, intensive aura ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Finding Strength in Culture: A Video Series for American Indian Parents

    SBC: InterVision Media            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Over five hundred years of contact with European culture has had a profound impact on American Indian communities, with destructive policies implemented in the service of assimilation efforts that broke up the extended family and community. The strains of history pressing on American Indian families are reflected in research indicating weakened family connecti ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of Health and Human Services

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