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  1. SmartCross-Traffic Signal Interface on the Smartphone

    SBC: Savari Inc.            Topic: 111FH1

    On average, a pedestrian is killed every 2 hours and injured every 8 minutes in traffic crashes. 73% of these fatalities occur in urban areas. The SmartCross system aims to reduce the risk of vehicle-pedestrian crashes by providing situational awareness to the pedestrian as well as the vehicle approaching a crosswalk. The system makes use of the proliferation of smartphones to provide audio, visua ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Transportation
  2. Protecting Southern Yellow Pine from Dendroctonus frontalis with SPB REPEL

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 81

    The southern pine beetles, which can kill thousands of trees in epidemic attacks, had never been found beyond the pitch pine forests of the American South, because the winters were too cold. But they have migrated to New Jersey, where they have destroyed more than 30,000 acres of forest since 2002. And, according to a recent report of the New York Times, the warmer winters have now beckoned them t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  3. Cryopreservation of Mussel Larvae for a Competitive United States Shellfish Industry

    SBC: Catalina Sea Ranch            Topic: 87

    Thisprojectis designed to enable Catalina Sea Ranch (CSR)to utilize and improve upon the results of recentacademic researchintocryopreservation ofmussellarvaeas applied to large-scale commercial sustainable shellfish aquaculture operations, and to initiate efforts to successfully cryopreserve mussel sperm and oocytes. The ability to storecryopreserved mussel larvae over long periods andachieve a h ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  4. Algae Production for Aquaculture Feeed

    SBC: GLOBAL ALGAE INNOVATIONS, INC.            Topic: 87

    The proposed Phase I project includes (i) utilizing Global Algae Innovations low-cost production technology to generate a new algal feed ingredient that is a combination of the new algae strain and a high omega-3 diatom algae; and (ii) evaluating the new algal feed ingredient through compositional analysis, a rainbow trout fry trial, and a digestibility trial at the USDA's Agricultural Researc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  5. Integrated Ammonia Sensor Module for Enclosed Livestock Housing Applications

    SBC: Epicentre Technologies Corporation            Topic: 83

    To ensure that livestock housing environments meet air-quality requirements without over-ventilation, which burdens growers with unnecessarily high energy costs, Intelligent Optical Systems (IOS) is developing an optical-based ammonia sensor module for enclosed livestock housing air monitoring (Air-Sense). The proposed platform, building on our prior successful sensor development, will cost-effect ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  6. Increasing Wheat Yield by Enhancing Plant Architecture

    SBC: Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.            Topic: 82

    The U.S. is the largest wheat exporter globally, yet the competitiveness of U.S. wheat, both globally and domestically, is declining significantly. Planted acreage is down thirty percent since the 1980s, in large part due to competition from other crops with higher returns. Net returns to farmers from wheat are consistently half or less than that from corn and soy. Further, the rate of growth in w ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  7. Fast-growing high-yield forage crops via a novel biotechnology platform

    SBC: Afingen, Inc.            Topic: 82

    Alfalfa and sorghum are two major forage crops in the U.S. each offering advantageous traits for the agricultural value chain. Alfalfa, a perennial dicot, generally offers high protein content. Sorghum, an annual monocot, offers more cellulose and other nutritious carbohydrates. As forage crops, traits such as rapid growth rates, increased harvest yields, and high quality (digestibility) are desir ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  8. Biologically-based Material and Method for Control of Invasive Fire Ants

    SBC: Foresight Science & Technology, Inc.            Topic: 82

    Currently, red imported fire ants (RIFA) "Solenopsis invicta," infest over 140 million hectares in the USA. The estimated annual cost for controlling these invasive pests and to repair damage caused by them is approximately 6 billion dollars. The RIFA directly impact crops, livestock, nurseries, sod producers; electronics, communications and airports; households; and other economic sectors. In add ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  9. Deployable Low-Cost Device for Monitoring Nitrate Levels in Water

    SBC: Epicentre Technologies Corporation            Topic: 84

    Subsurface agricultural drainage can greatly increase agricultural productivity in the midwestern United States, but in some cases pollutants move through these systems. One specific water quality concern is nitrate, a form of nitrogen that moves readily through the soil and is often present in high amounts in drainage waters. The water quality of our streams, rivers, and lakes can be degraded by ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  10. Remote Sensing of Optimal Water and Nutrient Management for Crop Production

    SBC: Ceres Imaging, Inc.            Topic: 84

    Precision irrigation and fertilization management are critical to maximizing productivity while minimizing resource use. Insufficient irrigation and fertilization reduces yields and quality, while excess irrigation wastes increasingly scarce water, and excess fertilization can lead to contamination of groundwater, soil and air. Optimizing these management decisions is difficult given the tools typ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture

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