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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. In-Field Device for the Autonomous Detection of Harmful Algal Bloom Toxigenic Species and Toxins

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: 833

    Harmful algal blooms (HABs) cost the U.S. economy ~$50 million per year. Early detection of blooms and a rapid response by state and federal resource managers are the most effective ways to mitigate the impacts of HABs. However, methods for detecting HAB species and their toxins are laborious, time-consuming and require expensive equipment. To overcome these problems, Lynntech proposes to build ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Commerce
  2. A Submersible Video Recorder for Marine Biological Surveys

    SBC: MANAGEMENT SCIENCES INC            Topic: 8113

    We propose research to develop and demonstrate a deeply submersible video plankton recording system (ViPR) to perform image recording of plankton. The ViPR will apply artificial intelligence to 2-D or 3-D imaging using pattern recognition for a statistically reliable survey of plankton using two cameras, one for larger zooplankton and the other for microplankton. The ViPR computer will be PC compl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Commerce
  3. Natural Product Antifoulant Protection for Bio-Sensors and Solar Panels

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: 845

    Solar panels and bio-optical sensors play a significant role in a number of applications that are of importance to NOAA. Many of these instruments require a high transmission of radiation into the device for it to work properly. Typically, these devices have a coverglass affixed over the active part of the device to protect the sensor or panel from harsh conditions. A problem that presently exi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Commerce
  4. Real Time Linux Operating System for ATC

    SBC: Precision Traffic Systems Corp.            Topic: N/A

    The Advanced Traffic Controller (ATC) goal of a standard open architecture for traffic engineering applications will be more fully realized by the transition from proprietary operating system to open source Linux. In Phase I of this project, Precision Traffic Systems (PTS) demonstrated that a real time Linux OS could support an existing traffic signal control application, and perform to 2070 task ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Transportation
  5. Voice Activated Cockpit for General Aviation

    SBC: The Wesson Group            Topic: N/A

    The goal of this project will be to develop a prototype voice-activated cockpit (VAC) that will allow a pilot operating in marginal VMC to manipulate controls via voice commands and receive voice feedback for verification of settings. In so doing, we strive to create a system where tasks usually accomplished by looking at an item and manually entering data, turning knobs,, or pushing buttons will ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Transportation
  6. High Yield, High Efficiency Bio-Refining

    SBC: Advanced Materials and Processes            Topic: N/A

    Processing of vegetable oils is complicated by the need to remove free fatty acids. Washing with caustic is a viable process but is inefficient because fatty acids and caustic form soaps which cause emulsions. These emulsions cause a yield loss of 1-1.5% or 160-240 Million lb/yr of soybean oil alone. The purpose of this project is to improve yields in vegetable oil processing with a novel non-disp ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  7. Efficacy of Manganese Peroxidase Produced from Maize in Pulp Bleaching

    SBC: Applied Biotechnology Institute, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The pulp and paper industry require the removal or bleaching of lignin as an important manufacturing step for many of their products. Chemical bleaching is the preferred current process for whitening because of its relatively low cost. The bleaching process uses large amounts of chlorinated and caustic chemicals to brighten raw pulp which is brown in color due to the presence of residual lignin. D ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Agriculture
  8. Time-Release Termite Control Coatings for Concrete Foundations

    SBC: Environment Services and Products            Topic: N/A

    Formosan termites are cellulose eating subterranean insects that build colonies in the soil and cause billions of dollars of damage every year. They invade buildings from beneath by cracks in the foundation or by constructing mud tubes over concrete foundation walls to reach wood. Anti-termite treatment under and around building foundations with persistent pesticides was effective and long-lived. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  9. Uniform Strategy for Decontamination of Stored Food

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The impact of acute and chronic disease via exposure to pathogens and chemical contaminants in food as well as financial losses incurred from such contaminants is significant. In an effort to increase the safety of foods, many intervention strategies have been developed, though none have been successful for uniform reduction of diverse food-derived chemical and biological contaminants in foods. Oz ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  10. Portable System for Continuous Sampling and Concentration of Airborne Viral Bioterroism Agents

    SBC: MesoSystems Technology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Protection of agricultural areas requires a technology that can efficiently and continuously sample the air in order to allow early detection of airborne bioterrorism agents before they are spread over a large geographical area. This project aims at developing a field deployable aerosol collection system that is capable of sampling and concentrating airborne agricultural bioterrorism agents which ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture

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