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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. Easy Access to Freight Locomotives

    SBC: GS Engineering Inc.            Topic: 141FR3

    GS Engineering is proposing an innovative access system for freight locomotives that will make on-boarding and off-boarding significantly easier and safer by reducing the effort required and assisting workers with the climb up and down. The proposed solutions would eliminate the large first step and reduce / eliminate the additional steps required to board the train. An improved anti-skid step wil ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Transportation
  2. Corrosion Resistant Prestressing Strand for Prestressed Concrete Bridges

    SBC: METNA CO            Topic: 141FH6

    Prestressing strands are the core constituents of prestressed concrete structures. Steel offers important advantages over the emerging classes of composite tendons in this application; susceptibility of prestressing steel to corrosion, however, is a concern. The market appeal of existing corrosion-resistant strands has been dampened by their high cost and some enduring technical concerns. In recen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Transportation
  3. LookOut: A Scenario-based Driving Simulator for Enhancing Hazard Detection and Avoidance

    SBC: Quantum Signal LLC            Topic: 132FH2

    the goal of driver's education is to provide students with the skills necessary to safely and effectively operate a motor vehicle. While effective training has been implemented since the 1930s, research suggest opportunities to enhance driver hazard anticipation and avoidance, which could in turn dramatically impact public safety. Hazard-related training has traditionally been difficult to accom ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Transportation
  4. Development of Reliable, Economical Briquetting of Torrefied Forest Residue Without Binders to Produce Sturdy, Water Resistant Briquettes

    SBC: HM3 ENERGY, INC.            Topic: 81

    Unlike raw wood pellets, energy dense torrefied biomass pellets or briquettes share important traits with coal which make them a promising alternative clean fuel to use directly in coal plants. They are brittle (not fibrous, like raw pellets), so they can be pulverized just like coal before being fed into the coal boiler. They also have similar BTU content to coal and are water resistant, so they ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  5. Diagnostic Tools for Managing Vibriosis in Marine Shellfish Hatcheries

    SBC: MABDX INC.            Topic: 87

    World marine food farming production (aquaculture) is dependent on hatchery and nursery production of large quantities of high quality larvae and juvenile shellfish, shrimp and fish. Bacterial diseases, particularly vibriosis, are a major cause of mortality in hatcheries and nurseries and causelarge losses and great expense for fish and shellfish growers along the nation & #39;s coasts. Simple ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  6. Equity in Agricultural Water Quality Monitoring (EAWQM)

    SBC: AQUA VITAE MONITORING, LLC            Topic: 84

    Problem. The farming industry is a significant contributor of nutrients to the nation & #39;s waterways yet, as a non-point source, remains unregulated by the USEPA. Excessive nitrogen has created hypoxic zones in water bodies such as the Gulf of Mexico, which receives drainage from 41 percent of the continental United States. Nutrient point sources such as POTWs will require costly expansions ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  7. Novel lure for more sensitive monitoring of potato psyllid

    SBC: ALPHA SCENTS, INC.            Topic: 813

    The goal of this proposal is to develop host-plant attractants that Potato Psyllid (PP) utilize to find and colonize host plants. PP exhibits a marked preference for potato volatiles and trough feeding process changes composition of the volatile blend. Semiochemicals (host-plant volatiles) are commonly used to manipulate insect behaviors in IPM programs such as monitoring insect pest populations f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  8. Monitoring and attract and kill systems to control ambrosia beetles vectoring the laurel wilt disease in avocado and other Lauraceae.

    SBC: ALPHA SCENTS, INC.            Topic: 813

    Project Title:Monitoring and attract and kill systems to control ambrosia beetles vectoring the laurel wilt disease in avocado and other Lauraceae.Technical AbstractProduction of avocado in Florida is valued at $30 million a year, accounting for twelve percent of the national production. This industry consists of 7,500 acres and about 940 producers/handlers and thousands of employees. The redbay a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  9. Value-Added Use of Non-Wood Biomass Combustion Ash Towards Prod. of Sustainable, Economical and High-Performance Geopolymer Concrete

    SBC: METNA CO            Topic: 88

    The project will develop value-added applications for non-wood biomass combustion ashes, relying upon their typical chemical composition, in inorganic polymers (geopolymers). as sustainable, safe, high-performance and economically competitive binder materials. Biomass ash-based geopolymers promise important environmental (carbon footprint, energy content), performance (barrier, durability, chemica ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  10. Glycerol Determination in Biodiesel Fuels using Glycerol Oxidase

    SBC: THE NITRATE ELIMINATION CO INC            Topic: 88

    Whenever biodiesel is made, ten percent of the reaction is the by-product glycerol (also called glycerin). Glycerol has many uses, but it is not a fuel: burning glycerol in any engine will cause irreversible damage. So glycerol must be removed from biodiesel before it can be sold or used. ASTM Intermational, the trade association that sets standards for purity of many industrial products, has set ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Agriculture

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