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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. Phased Array Technique for Low Signal-To-Noise Ratio Wind Tunnels

    SBC: OPTINAV INC            Topic: A302

    Closed wind tunnel beamforming for aeroacoustics has become more and more prevalent in recent years. Still, there are major drawbacks as current microphone arrays are rather larger and hard to install and conventional beamforming and deconvolution techniques do not work well in low signal-to-noise environments. Outlined in the proposal is a phased airfoil imaging microphone array located inside th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014
  2. Development of Equipment Washers for Invasive Plant Protection

    SBC: Kennedy, Sheilah A            Topic: 081FH3

    SK realistic estimated timeline of 18 months maximum, hopefully sooner, will allow for design, engineer and testing modifications to be addressed. SK learned from Phase II that even the simple modifications can result in hours of engineering and design work. The successful completion of the DOTWASH system was designed and developed. The overall components were tested with good operating capabiliti ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Transportation
  3. Model Based Control for Dryer Energy Conservation

    SBC: FOREST CONCEPTS, LLC            Topic: 813

    Producers of solid and liquid biofuels need to reduce both capital and operating costs to achieve unsubsidized cost parity with fossil fuels. Many biomass feedstocks destined for conversion platforms must be dried, however, the capital cost for dryers is high due to long residence times and the operating cost is high due to system inefficiencies. Consistent and reliable operation of biomass dryers ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  4. Development of Anti-Microbial Peptide Therapeutics

    SBC: TENSIVE CONTROLS, INC.            Topic: 83

    A safe food supply is critical to the well being of any society. However, in highly urbanized societies, the number of people affected by a contaminated food source can be huge. Antibiotic resistant disease in the U.S. is an escalating problem [2, 3]. Much of this problem is a result of the use of antibiotics in production animals, where they prevent disease. Chronic use results in the emergence o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  5. ADVANCED CONTROL SYSTEM FOR BIOMASS COMBUSTION

    SBC: ENERTECHNIX, INC.            Topic: 81

    Combustion of biomass, especially in small-scale applications, produces high emissions of particulate matter (PM) that have been linked to adverse health effects and global climate change. Current industrial particulate control solutions are prohibitively expensive for use in small scale biomass burners. To overcome these challenges, inexpensive and effective combustion control solutions for small ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Agriculture
  6. Genetic Sex Reversal in Rainbow Trout

    SBC: TROUTLODGE INC            Topic: 87

    Female rainbow trout show improved uniformity of growth, more desirable carcass traits and reduced expression of sexual maturation compared to mixed-sex stocks, thus improving efficiency and return for the trout farming industry. As a result, all-female stocks are much more desirable, and currently comprise the vast majority (over 90%) of the rainbow trout sold in the US. Current methods of produc ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Agriculture
  7. Eco: An Online Virtual World for Secondary School Environmental Literacy and Collaborative Problem Solving

    SBC: STRANGE LOOP GAMES INC.            Topic: N/A

    The project team is developing a prototype of Eco, a multi-player game to prepare high school students to be environmentally literate citizens with 21st century skills. To play the game, students will enter a shared online world featuring a simulated ecosystem of plants and animals. Students will co-create the civilization by measuring, modeling, and analyzing the underlying ecosystem. Students ad ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  8. Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide for the treatment of Female Sexual Arousal Disorder

    SBC: PharmaIN Corporation            Topic: NIA

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Female sexual arousal disorder (FSAD), one of the conditions commonly described as Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is common among older women and can be a significant reason for decreased quality of life in the aging population. FSAD is defined as the persistent or recurring inability to attain or maintain sufficient sexual excitement, causing personal distres ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. XHA-A Novel Tolerance Therapeutic for Allergic Rhinitis

    SBC: VIRTICI LLC            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this project is to extend the development of a novel compound that can reprogram memory T lymphocytes to induce tolerance in allergic rhinitis (AR). AR is one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States (US) and is estimated to affect more than 50 million people [1,2]. As a result, the annual US economic burden of AR exceeds 12 billio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Non-invasive Diagnostic Platform Development for Celiac Disease Remission Status

    SBC: ADAPTIVE BIOTECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION            Topic: NIAID

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The purpose of this proposal is to adapt a technology that we have developed for monitoring residual disease in leukemia patients to monitor residual autoimmune disease in Celiac Disease patients. Celiac disease hasa significant burden on quality of life, as it is one of the most frequent autoimmune diseases, with an estimated prevalence of approximately 1% ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Health and Human Services

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