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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 June, 2020.

  1. Microbial Enhancement of Flax to Replace Fishmeal and Oil in Salmonid Diets

    SBC: MONTANA MICROBIAL PRODUCTS, LLC            Topic: 8110

    Flax containing omega 3 fatty acids and relatively high protein content offers advantages as a potential source of plant protein and oil to replace fishmeal and oil in aquaculture feeds; reducing both pressure on marine fisheries and the principal source of contaminants in farmed fish. MMP ahs used innovative fungal culture technology in separate processes to develop low cost, multi activity cell ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Commerce
  2. Construction of a Force Probe for Characterization of Microscale Features

    SBC: INSITUTEC, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The pressing need exists within industry to accurately measure high aspect ratio microscale structures. For example, diesel injector nozzles are manufactured with microscale holes ranging from 50-200 micrometers in diameter and 3-5 mm depths. One fundamental challenge is to nondestrucvely measure these features in order to validate models, enhance manufacturing processes, and reduce fuel emissions ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Handheld Photoacoustic Chemical Agent and Toxic Industrial Material Detector

    SBC: MANNING APPLIED TECHNOLOGY            Topic: CBD05112

    Manning Applied Technology proposes to develop a handheld infrared spectrometer, ideally suited to detection of airborne chemical agents at and below permissible exposure limits. This approach offers unmatched sensitivity and specificity for detection of all types of chemical vapors. The instrument is modular, rugged, compact and highly sensitive. Volume pricing will be less than $1000 each. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  4. Pneumatic Conveyance Technology for Native Seed Harvesters

    SBC: Arbuckle Ranch, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Reclamation or restoration of sustainable native grasslands is constrained by the lack of seed of many difficult to harvest species. The lack of seed of many species stems from the lack of harvest equipment that can effectively dislodge, separate, convey, and off-load seed with challenging morphologies. The project will develop a pneumatic conveyance technology to integrate with the seed dislodgem ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Camelina Sativa: A Multiuse Oil Crop for Biofuel, Omega-3 Cooking Oil, and Protein/Oil Source for Animal Feed

    SBC: Great Northern Growers Cooperative            Topic: N/A

    Situation Camelina sativa (camelina, false flax, or Gold of Pleasure) is an under-utilized crop that contains valuable oil, fiber and high quality protein with many potential uses in both nutrition (human and animal) and industrial applications: Camelina has been evaluated for oil production in the US (Robinson, 1987; Putman et al. 1993), but surprisingly, it has not yet emerged as a viable US cro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  9. Internet Deployed, Real-Time Immersive 4d Fire Training Application

    SBC: Visual Genesis, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The issue of firefighter safety and training is a significant national problem. There is a clear need for effective training methods/materials to augment existing wildfire training. Currently there is a lack of effective Internet training materials for wildland firefighters. Agency training focus is not on the bulk of personnel, but on the leaders. Associated risks to firefighting personnel contin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  10. NANOMETER-SIZE STEP HEIGHT TEST STRUCTURES

    SBC: Advanced Technologies/Laboratories Intl            Topic: N/A

    MCNC PROPOSES A FEASIBILITY STUDY AND EVALUATION OF THREE PROMISING APPROACHES TO THE FABRICATION OF SURFACE TEST STRUCTURES ON SILICON. SURFACE FEATURES ON THE FIRST STRUCTURE WILL BE PRODUCED BY CONTROLLABLY ETCHING THERMALLYGROWN OXIDES. FEATURES ON THE SECOND WILL BE MADE BY ETCHING PIEZOELECTRIC THIN FILMS. USING THE PIEZOELECTRIC FILM AS PART OF A CAPACITOR, STEP-HEIGHT CAN BE VARIED AND PRO ...

    SBIR Phase I 1992 Department of Commerce
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