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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. Laser Polarimetric Apparatus for Rapid Emissivity Measurements on Pulse-Heated Materials

    SBC: Containerless Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Laser polarimetric/ellipsometric methods have been employed in our laboratory for the measurement of the normal spectral emissivities of solid and liquid materials at elevated temperatures. In this approach, a polarized light source is incident on the surface of interest at oblique incidence, and the reflected polarization state is measured in about 0.5 ms. The optical properties of the surface, ...

    SBIR Phase II 1996 Department of Commerce
  2. A Virtual Machining and Inspection System (VMIS)

    SBC: Icamp, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The purpose of the VMIS is to allow manufacturers the luxury of testing and perfecting manufacturing plans long before a single machine tool is turned on and resources are committed. The VMIS will allow the user to select an available machine tool and an available inspection device, specify a proposed inspection plan and a dimensional analysis procedure, and then build and inspect hundreds (or ev ...

    SBIR Phase II 1996 Department of Commerce
  3. An Expert System for Aquaculture Environment Control

    SBC: Ortech Engineering Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will explore the use of a fuzzy logic based expert system in a closed loop control system for nitrate removal (denitrification) from large aquaculture systems. Nitrate is naturally generated by the bio-mass in any aquatic system. Current techniques for the control of nitrate levels are almost exclusively based on water exchange. For large ...

    SBIR Phase II 1996 Department of Commerce
  4. A Diode Laser Multigas Analyzer for Advanced Detection of Fires

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of Commerce
  5. "Rolling Deflectometer"

    SBC: Applied Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase II 1996 Department of Transportation
  6. Electronic Pasteurization of Meat Patties

    SBC: Accelerator Technology Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Accelerator Technology Corp. proposes to develop a compact, cost-effective elctron-beam disinfestation system for pasteurization of meat patties. The system is designed to be integrated into the production line of a conventional meat patty operation. In such operations, the patties are stamped from sheets of ground meat in rows of 4-5 patties, moving on a conveyor at the rate of ~1 row/second. ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of Agriculture
  7. New Process for Synthesis of Insect Pheromones

    SBC: BEND RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    This proposal is direct toward the development of a new, low-cost process for synthesizing insect pheromones. This process is based on the use of a novel, environmentally benign method using transition-metal catalysts, which should result in high yields of high-purity products. The use of pheromones for insect control has been commerically practiced for 20 years via a technique known as mating d ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of Agriculture
  8. Development of a Quantitative Assay for Rodent Excreta

    SBC: Biotect, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Rodent pancreatic trypsin will be isolated from rodent pancreatic tissue. The enzyme will be purified and injected into rabbits to generate polyclonal antibodies. The rabbit anti-rodent trypsin antibodies will be used to develop a sandwich ELISA assay for rodent fecal contamination in agricultural and food products.

    SBIR Phase II 1996 Department of Agriculture
  9. Foam in Place Mulching Method for Specialty Crops

    SBC: C And A Country Gardens            Topic: N/A

    Frothed foams will be prepared and applied in place as low cost mulches for weed control in small plot specialty crop operations. Foam mixes will be formulated from degradable natural polymers including gelatins and starches. Fillers will be common cellulosic mulch ingredients such as crushed seed hulls and corncobs. A conventional portable spray tank modified with an impeller blade will mechan ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of Agriculture
  10. An Improved Process for Production of Natural Carotene

    SBC: Chemica Technologies, Inc            Topic: N/A

    Beta-Carotene is widely used in the food industry as a food colorant and vitamin supplement, and it is rapidly gaining popularity for its reported anti-cancer potency. Medical studies indicates that Beta-carotene is preventative and sometimes terapeutic against malignant tumors, lung cancer, colon cancer, esophagus cancer, and skin cancer. It is the focus of this proposal to develop a new separa ...

    SBIR Phase II 1996 Department of Agriculture

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