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  1. APA: Air Pressure Alert Device

    SBC: DESERT STAR SYSTEMS, LLC            Topic: 814

    Out of air situations present a hazard.  They can result in a dangerous emergency ascent, or failure of a diver to reach the surface.  A low air pressure alert (APA) device can provide a valuable margin of safety, but careful design is required.  The device must be effective.  In order for the device to be adopted and success, its ease of use, ergonomics and cost must be attrac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Commerce
  2. Isotopic Carbon Dioxide Analyzer for Atmospheric Studies

    SBC: PICARRO, INC.            Topic: 822

    Picarro has as part of its current product offering, a CRDS-based isotopic (13CO2/12Co2) carbon dioxide analyzer capable of measuring atmospheric levels of CO2 to a precision of 0.3% in a five-minute measurement.  This slow analyzer operated at 1.6¿m.  At this wavelength, we have pushed the very limits of what CRDS is capable of delivering for isotopic CO2.  The isotopic product propos ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Commerce
  3. Low-Cost, Full-Field, Surface Profiling Tool for Mechanical Damage Evaluation

    SBC: Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.            Topic: 091PH1

    Mechanical damage (typically from third party excavations) is the most frequent source of leaks and ruptures in pipelines.  The most common type of mechanical damage is dents, sometimes associated with secondary features such as gouges, external corrosion, or cracks.  Currently used techniques for assessing dents are not accurate enough for reliable determination of fitness for service.& ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Transportation
  4. Development of Nest Attractant for the Blue Orchard Bee

    SBC: AGPOLLEN, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Situation or Problem The blue orchard bee (BOB), Osmia lignaria, is a solitary, native bee species that has been demonstrated to be an excellent pollinator of almonds, cherries, apples, pears and other crops, but has yet to become available on a large scale. The economics and scientific knowledge are now in place for the BOB to become a commercial pollinator, but only if large populations of the b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  5. Improving enzymes for saccharafication of sustainable cellulosic biomass for biofuel production

    SBC: Allopartis Biotechnologies            Topic: N/A

    Cellulosic biofuels promise a sustainable, renewable path to replacing the ~200 billion gallons of fuel consumed in the United States in 2008, but the key hurdle is how to economically convert cellulosic biomass into liquid fuels. Cellulose, the most abundant natural polymer on earth, is made of sugar molecules connected by difficult-to-break bonds. To make fuels from cellulosic biomass, it must b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  6. Liquid concentration by direct osmosis


    Liquid concentration minimizes packaging, transportation, handling and storage costs where the most commonly-used process is a thermal concentration process, such as evaporation and freeze concentration. The use of a thermal process results in substantial product losses through the degradation of flavors, aromas, and color. Steps may be taken to strip and recover volatile essences and oils but can ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  7. Robotic Fruit Harvester Sensors

    SBC: Syntouch L.L.C.            Topic: N/A

    Strawberries are a very valuable fruit crop in the United States, ranking fourth in production. The state of California leads this charge at 1.4 billion pounds of strawberries, 83% of the nation's total, worth some $800 million (2001). Production costs are estimated $25,000 per acre, of which harvesting is near 63%. Harvest labor costs are more than 40% of total costs Strawberry plants continuousl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  8. Hearsay: A Context-Driven Assistant Browser for Non-Visual Web Access

    SBC: Charmtech, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This project will engineer and implement Hearsay,-a context driven, non-visual web browser that will enable visually impaired users to browse efficiently and perform transactions on the web, allowing them to participate fully in growing web-based economy activities for education, commerce, health care in the community.  Hearsay will combat the information overload problem experienced by indiv ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Education
  9. Development of a Global Access Information Navigation (GAIN) for Persons Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

    SBC: Sendero Group LLC            Topic: N/A

    The Sendero Group, pioneers in accessible way finding for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, proposes to develop a Global Access Information Navigator (GAIN) system.  This system will be designed to collect, enhance and share location-based information to empower an individual who is blind or visually impaired with relevant information for use in determining the optimal sequence ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Education
  10. A novel magnetic resonance detector for early diagnosis of bladder cancer recurre

    SBC: ABQMR, INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Bladder cancer is a common and costly disease. More than 60,000 new cases of bladder cancer are diagnosed each year in the U.S. It is the fourth most common cancer among men and the 10th among women, with a prevalence of about 500,000 in the US. Our compact NMR device will provide a rapid, accurate differential diagnosis of bladder cancer by detecting the tumor ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Health and Human Services

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