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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. Self-Sustaining, Intelligent Pavement Systems

    SBC: Solar Roadways            Topic: 091FH5

    As stated in the solicitation, the pavement infrastructure in the US covers a large surface area and requires intensive energy and natural resources. Vehicles that travel over these pavements are also resource intensive. Solar Roadways Incorporated envisions replacing current asphalt surfaces with modular Solar Road Panels: structurally-engineered solar panels that can be driven upon. The roadwa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Transportation
  2. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) for Wildland Fire Management

    SBC: Unmanned Experts Inc.            Topic: 81

    SummaryUnmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and small UAS (SUAS) technology hold great promise for facilitating the management of wildfires on forest lands. However technology is only a small part of the problem of integrating UAS into fireground operations. Significant concerns must be addressed about the coordination of air assets in the high-risk operational wildland fire airspace environment, which ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  3. Simultaneous Production of Multiple Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Using Marine Microalga Pleurochrysis carterae

    SBC: ALGAEN CORPORATION            Topic: 87

    The cardiovascular benefits of fish oil enriched in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs), namely eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are well-documented. When combined with gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), n-3 PUFAs have been shown to reduce the risk of chronic inflammatory disorders, such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. However, the consumption of fish oil remain ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  4. Precise Location Tracking of Livestock using RFID Phase and Nonlinear Filtering

    SBC: CLAIRVOYANT TECHNOLOGY, LLC            Topic: 83

    Ultra-high frequency (UHF) RFID offers longer read range and better immunity to interference when compared to low frequency technology for livestock identification. However, the longer UHF read range can create an over-range problem by reading tags in local "hot spots" well outside of the intended read zone. With UHF it is not enough to know that a tag has been read, but you must know where the ta ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  5. Modular recovery and processing food waste for optimal nutritional value

    SBC: TUBS, Inc.            Topic: 83

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and EPA Deputy Administrator Stan Meilburg recently announced (9/16/15) the first ever national food waste reduction goal, callling for a reduction of 50% by 2030."The United States enjoys the most productive and abundant supply on earth but too much of the food goes to waste" says Tom Vilsack."By reducing wasted food in landfills, we cut harmful methane emissions ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  6. Development of a serotype-independent vaccine based on Salmonella T3SA proteins

    SBC: INTEGRATED ANIMAL RESEARCH LLC            Topic: 83

    Salmonella is a bacteriathat causessevere stomach and gut distressinpeople andis the leading cause of food-borne illnesses resulting in hospitalization and death in the US. The resulting economic losses caused bythisbacteriain the livestock industry are staggering with much of the loss attributed to recalls, permanent disruption of the gut lining impairing nutrient absorption, and necessary cullin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  7. Value-Added Production of Sorrel Juice from Red Sorrel Plant

    SBC: Jimfina Group LLC            Topic: 812

    Engaging in alternative enterprises is one of the options that small farms could use to enhance farm income. In addition to enhancing farm income, alternative enterprises help to diversify farm operations and reduce the risk associated with farm income. Another option to enhance farm income is to engage in value-added activities. This project proposes to grow red sorrel (sorrel) as an alternative ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  8. Development of grower applicable Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee incubation protocols to extend interruption duration for improved pollination management that improves seed yield and bee health

    SBC: Kairosys Inc.            Topic: 812

    The purpose of this proposal is to improve the protocols of incubation interruption of Alfalfa Leafcutting Bees (ALBs) used in the managed pollination of alfalfa seed crop. An efficient alfalfa pollination management program coordinates bee release with bloom onset while minimizing residual pesticide hazard. Our customer feedback suggests that this approach may increase yield up to 100% for grower ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  9. A Biological Efficacy and Phytotoxicity Study of a Novel Oxidant Product for Plant Protection against Pathogens

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: 82

    Floriculture and nursery crops are one of the highest value-per-acre industries in the farm sector. Like food crops, ornamental crops are infected by many fungal and bacterial pathogens, which result in substantial yield and quality losses. The environmental horticulture industry is one of the key subsectors of the U.S. agricultural economy, providing an estimated 48,883 permanent and temporary jo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  10. Detecting Distress Events of Isolated Elderly Living in Remote Rural Regions

    SBC: MOAI TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: 86

    The objective of this project is to develop technology for detecting distress events of isolated elderly people living alone in remote rural regions. Many people live in isolated rural homes for a significant percentage of their adult life. As these people become elderly they can have a high preference to stay in their home as long they believe they can care for themselves. They may also be unable ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture

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