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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. Non-Destructive Coercimetry Fracture Toughness Assessment for Steel Pipelines

    SBC: Innerspec Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 180PH1

    NON-DESTRUCTIVE COERCIMETRY FRACTURE TOUGHNESS ASSESSMENT FOR STEEL PIPELINES 3/8/2018 COMET’s main objective is to develop the first coercimetry-based fracture toughness assessment solution. Phase I will demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of a non-destructive testing solution, based on coercivity metering, to assess material fracture toughness of steel pipelines; evaluating t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Transportation
  2. Demonstration of Image-Based Change Detection Using a Prototype Drone-Based Track Safety Inspection System

    SBC: Noble Drone Services, LLC            Topic: 180FR4

    Demonstration of Image-Based Change Detection using a Prototype Drone-Based Track Safety Inspection 3/16/2018 Today’s prevailing methods of visual track inspection tend to be expensive, disruptive to operations, and have potential to be less thorough than preferred. Machine vision technology emerged in the rail sector over a decade ago to help alleviate these concerns; however, due to the un ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Transportation
  3. Increasing Awareness About Intelligent Transportation Systems and Connected Vehicle Technologies for High School

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: 141FH4

    Proposal title: Increasing Awareness About Intelligent Transportation Systems and Connected Vehicle Technologies for High School The goal of this FHWA Phase IIB SBIR program is to convert an existing board game that teaches students about Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Connected Vehicle (CV) technologies into a mobile game app that can be sold online as a commercial product. The boa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Transportation
  4. On Demand Nitrate Production for Fertilizers

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: 813

    Statement of the problem or opportunity:The conventional approach to industrially producing nitrogenous fertilizers helps feed about half of the world's population but is energy inefficient and requires extensive infrastructure. Together, the conventional Haber and Ostwald use about 1 - 2 % of the world's produced energy and produce almost 3 % of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions. A r ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  5. A novel approach to increasing and stabilizing bivalve shellfish seed supply: The mobile hatchery.

    SBC: Oyster Seed Holdings, Inc.            Topic: 87

    Shellfish aquaculture is a rapidly expanding agricultural industry in the United States, with landings more than doubling in the last 5 years and creating many new jobs. Culture techniques and the water-filtering nature of oysters make them a very low impact crop with arguably, a net benefit to the environment (a unique trait compared to other intensively farmed proteins). Comprised of salt and br ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  6. NEXT GENERATION FIRE PROTECTIVE GARMENTS INTEGRATING HYBRIDSHIELD THERMAL ARRAY TECHNOLOGY FOR IMPROVED WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER SAFETY AND COMFORT

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: 81

    Through the proposed USDA SBIR program, NanoSonic will provide wildland firefighters with lightweight, highly breathable, 2-way stretch fire protective garments with a previously unavailable combination of breathability, thermal protection, flexibility, and comfort during wildland firefighting operations. While current PPE garments meet NFPA 1977 standards, they are often criticized for their infl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  7. Swine Lagoon Treatment and Odor Capping System

    SBC: Pancopia, Inc.            Topic: 84

    Large-scale swine production has grown dramatically in the past two decades, creating adverse environmental and health effects. In North Carolina alone, health impacts of atmospheric emissions are estimated to exceed $300 million. Coupled with environmental damages, this has resulted in moratoriums on new facilities, as well as tougher regulations for waste streams. An effective treatment and odor ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  8. Sanitization Assurance Indicator for Food Facilities

    SBC: MORPHIX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: 85

    The food supply chain consists of many potential contamination points including growing, harvesting, post-harvest handling, transport, processing, distribution, storage and packaging, and finally preparation by the consumer. There are 9.6 million cases of foodborne illness annually in US with an annual economic impact of $15.5 billion. Contamination also leads to spoilage of food and significant l ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  9. Culturally Aware Entrepreneurial Education

    SBC: Independent Platform, LLC            Topic: 86

    This proposal is a response to the Rural and Community Development needs outlined in the RFP to focus on efforts needed to enhance human capital development, build earnings capacity, increase labor force participation and/or promote job creation to the most vulnerable populations in rural communities. The Navajo community drastically underperforms the nation in creation of businesses and jobs for ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  10. Power electronics for use in hydro power, renewable energy, and industrial waste energy recapture

    SBC: BURNSHIRE HYDROELECTRIC, L.L.C.            Topic: 86

    Climate change is predicted to have major impacts on hydropower operations as weather extremes become more common. Typical hydropower facilities were designed and built to provide base load power. Further, increased addition of intermittent generation sources to the power grid over the last 20 years, such as solar and wind power, has resulted in hydropower operations being required to cycle on and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture

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