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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. User-Friendly 3D Environmental Profiler AUV

    SBC: NEKTON RESEARCH LLC            Topic: 813

    We propose Ranger ES, a low cost, autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) for three-dimensional profiling and water samplings of chemical, physical, and biological parameters of oceanic and fresh waters. The AUV will be programmable by point and click to analyze a volume of water continuously for the selected parameters. After returning for pickup after a day¿s run, it will download its data into a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Commerce
  2. Kiln Phosphoric Acid Project (Second Phase I Project)

    SBC: JDC, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Farmers and industrial markets require liquid phosphate products at competitive prices. Current production technology has environmental concerns, restictive ore requirements, low overall yields, and high cost. This project carries out commercial devlopment activities for the Kiln Phosphoric Acid Process for producing liquid phosphoric acid product which promises higher overall yields, less restric ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  3. Use of a Poultry Bedding Manufactured From Recycled Waste Material

    SBC: Novovita, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Bedding affects the health, quality and performance of poultry. Pine shavings long considered the standard bedding material is becoming more unavailable and alternative beddings are required. This project examines the effectiveness of an alternative bedding compared to kiln dried pine shavings with respect to bird performance, bird health, and litter performance potentially yielding increased prof ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  4. Construction of a Force Probe for Characterization of Microscale Features

    SBC: INSITUTEC, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The Phase 2 objective is to provide NIST with a modular gauge head unit equipped with InsituTec's standing wave probe technology. The complete gauge head unit will be retrofitted to the NIST M48 which is one of the most precise measuring machines in the world. This unit will enable NIST to achieve the agency's program goal in dimensional metrology which is to provide microscale measurement capacit ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. Economic Feasibility Study of Agricultural Coops as Catalysts in GHG Markets

    SBC: Augusta Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Domestically and globally, governments have established greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions management measures, including regulatory and voluntary regimes, with opportunities for market-based trading of GHG emissions reduction units (ERUs). Previous research has revealed that numerous on-farm activities can significantly reduce GHG emissions. Therefore, farm owners could provide the emerging markets w ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  6. Novel Pro-Dyes to Expand Use of the VerifEYE Contamination Detection System

    SBC: BIOLINK LIFE SCIENCES INC            Topic: N/A

    Bacterial contamination in the American beef supply continues to be a serious concern for the meat processing industry. As part of a broad program of improvements in processing procedures and sanitary methods, meat processors in the U.S. and abroad have initiated use of the VerifEYET Carcass Inspection System (eMerge Interactive, Sebastian, FL). The VerifEYE system automatically inspects each beef ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  7. Integration of Oxygen and Total Dissolved Gas Pressure (TDGP) Sensing

    SBC: Common Sensing Inc            Topic: N/A

    There is still a need for low-cost, reliable dissolved gas sensors for water quality in environmental monitoring, aquaculture wastewater treatment and industry in order to provide analytical capability to facilities, communities greatly in need of such capability as water budgets become increasingly stringent and re-use increaingly important. This project seeks to further integrate both Total Diss ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  8. Packaging and Marketing of Domestic Vegetable Soybean

    SBC: Delight Foods, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Marketing and packaging are key steps in introducing a new product to consumers. Delight Foods has done four years of research into the Domestic Production of Vegetable Soybeans in partnership with crop scientists, food scientists and a cooperative of farmers. Now, this team will move into commercialization. This research will develop a powerful brand platform, including the story about North Caro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  9. Enhancement of Early Development in Turkeys by in Ovo Feeding

    SBC: Embrex            Topic: N/A

    Approximately 5% of hatchlings do not survive the critical post-hatch period because of limited body reserves. Many survivors exhibit stunted growth, leg problems, inefficient feed utilization, reduced disease resistance, or poor meat yield. This poult quality problem has been calculated to be worth approximately $71 million and $142 million annually to the US and global turkey industry respective ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Agriculture
  10. Developing Medicinally Used Echinacea Cultivars by Intra- and Interspecific Hybridization- Phase II

    SBC: Gaia Herbs, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Cultivation of Echinacea has gained worldwide interest in recent years due to its non-specific immunomodulatory activity in humans. However, Echinacea species have not been genetically improved for medicinal use. This project is to develop genetically improved Echinacea cultivars for medicinal use. The new cultivars will produce higher yield of biomass and bioactive phytochemicals than the types c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Agriculture

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