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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. Welding High Performance Bridge Steel with a Pulsed Energy Source

    SBC: KAI, LLC            Topic: 132FH1

    This proposal is in response to announcement DTRT57-13-R-SBIR2 in the area 13.2-FH1, Development of Innovative Welding for High Performance Bridge Steel. It is proposed to use Homopolar Generator (HPG) Welding to join the high performance bridge steel in the 3” by 30” cross sections mentioned in the announcement in under 1 second. All of the energy required to perform the weld is stored in the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Transportation
  2. Solar Energy for Low Income Rural Households

    SBC: CEC Farm            Topic: 86

    The project focuses on making solar energy affordable to meet the basic energy needs for low-income, rural households. By focusing on solar energy as the source, this project addresses the societal challenge area relating to global change & amp; sustainable energy.Our goal is to substantially reduce the system cost to address essential energy needs, providing on the order of 10kWh per day with ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  3. Enhancing drought tolerance in maize using strigolactones

    SBC: ASILOMAR BIO, INC.            Topic: 82

    Drought is a major constraint on crop productivity and a significant risk for American farmers. The challenges associated with drought are likely to increase due to climate change, which will increase temperatures and alter precipitation patterns. Adapting the nation & #39;s agricultural system to water-limited conditions is a major priority to ensure food security and sustainable farm economi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  4. Improve Competitiveness of Specialty Crop Production through a New Product Quality Verification Method

    SBC: SMART VISION WORKS, LLC            Topic: 813

    Agricultural sorting and grading is most commonly preformed primarily through the use of human resources. Farm workers sort crops by hand through visual inspection. This process is expensive and highly subjective. In addition the labor force is susceptible to human error which can impact the quality of the resulting data. The outcome of this project will be to increase efficiencies in the grading ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  5. Food Safety Monitoring through Odor Analysis

    SBC: Applied Nanotech, Inc.            Topic: 85

    In studies conducted for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it was estimated that approximately 48 million new cases of food-related illness, resulting in 3,000 deaths and 128,000 hospitalizations, occur in the United States annually. These estimates, although lower than previous estimates, confirm that foodborne illness continues to be a problem. Together with the mortality and quali ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  6. 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 I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  7. Commercializing the Effective K-3 Assessment to Instruction (A2i) Intervention to Reduce Cost and to Scale Access to the Benefit of More Students

    SBC: LEARNING OVATIONS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: Students who fail to achieve proficient levels of literacy are at increased risk for grade retention, referral to special education, and dropping out of high school. The kindergarten through 3rd grade years are particularly important for students to gain a strong foundation in reading as those who continue to struggle with reading are significantly less likely to achieve reading proficien ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  8. Commercializing the Effective K-3 Assessment to Instruction (A2i) Intervention to Reduce Cost and to Scale Access to the Benefit of More Students

    SBC: LEARNING OVATIONS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: Students who fail to achieve proficient levels of literacy are at increased risk for grade retention, referral to special education, and dropping out of high school. The kindergarten through 3rd grade years are particularly important for students to gain a strong foundation in reading as those who continue to struggle with reading are significantly less likely to achieve reading proficien ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Education
  9. Rapid Point-of-Care Tests for Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

    SBC: Base Pair Biotechnologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The human cytomegalovirus (CMV) is one of the most common intrauterine transmitted viral agents, leading to congenital CMV infection in three to ten newborns per thousand. Depending on the preexisting status of the mother, this infection leads to more or less severe symptoms and in about 2-6% the infected children die as a consequence of the infection. Beside this, sequelae occur in a number of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Aptamers to Detect Fungi in Formalin-Fixed Sections

    SBC: Operational Techologies Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Development of novel antifungal drugs is spurring interest in the detection of pathogenic fungi in archival formalin-fixed tissues. While in situ hybridization and PCR-based methods for fungal detection in tissues exist. formaldehyde adducts on fungal DNA complicate or invalidate such detection methods. Operational Technologies Corporation (OpTech) has been developing DNA aptamers against a broad ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services

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