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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 June, 2020.

  1. Authentication of Canned Crabmeat by Species-Discriminating PCR-Based Diagnostic

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

    Species identification of blue crabmeat is necessary for the detection of inappropriately labeled products. Atlantic blue crab is the most valuable crab industry in the United States. Due to its high cost, popularity and demand Atlantic blue crab meat is susceptible to substitition using less valuable crab species. Authenticity of crab products marketed in the United States will ensure consumers a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of Agriculture
  2. Passive Microwave Sensor Technology for Detection of Visible, Obscured, or Subsurface Hotspots to Accurately Direct Precision Crew Response


    With record-breaking disastrous wildfires along with the human toll fighting them, no real-time technology is available to hot shots or heli-tanker suppression crews to easily detect and pinpoint water/retardant suppression on latent or lingering hot spots which are often obscured by dirt, smoke or dust. We propose to generate functional requirements of a microwave radiometer handheld sensor and a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of Agriculture
  3. Radiation Effects Modeling for High Yield, Reliable Integrated Circuits

    SBC: AET, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The Defense Special Weapons Agency (DSWA) has identified a need to improve the radiation hardness of advanced integrated circuit technologies. To be practical, this must be achieved in a cost effective way. This proposal by AET, Inc. directly addresses these concerns. Specifi-cally, this proposal provides a means to achieve significant advance in radiation hardness of large scale integrated cir ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  4. Encapsulating Aqueous Diets for Beneficial Insects Using Synthetic Polymers


    This proposal seeks to develop a method for the encapsulation of a liquid artificial culture medium that has been proven suitable for rearing a variety of beneficial insects. There are no existing methods available for the production of soft-shelled, aqueous-filled, 1 cm diameter capsules which could be used to encapsulate water-based artificial diets. All current industrial encapsulation techno ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of Agriculture
  5. Mahimahi Caviar: A New, Sustainable

    SBC: Atlantic Aquaculture            Topic: N/A

    With the breakup of the Soviet Union, sturgeon caviar has become largely unavailable.Shortages of caviar coupled with increasing prices have promoted the production of alternate"caviars" such as paddlefish, lumpfish, whitefish and salmon. Over-exploitation of the sourcefish for these alternate caviars has in many cases resulted in heavily depleted stocks since the fishmust be sacrificed to obtain ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Agriculture
  6. Biological Control of Thrips palmi: An Emerging National Imperative

    SBC: Glades Crop Care, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Pest management professionals in Florida are facing a severe new threat, Thrips palmi Karny, commonly known as the melon thrips. Because of its ability to defoliate plants and markedly reduce yields, broad host range, and the difficulty of chemical control, biological control systems must be found. T. palmi has continued to spread steadily after it was first discovered in the continental U.S. in ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of Agriculture
  7. Biological Control Of Pythium In Aquaponic

    SBC: Intercontinental Growers            Topic: N/A

    Infection of plant roots by zoosporic pathogens in hydroponic vegetable culture is a recognizedmajor problem in the industry, reducing production and limiting growth of the industry.Hydroponic nutrient solutions provide ideal conditions for the rapid spread of zoosporicpathogens - continuously moist conditions, stable temperatures, uniform host plants, and anaqueous nutrient solution which is cont ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Agriculture
  8. Low Cost Mass Production Technology for Mite Predators of Spider Mites and Thrips

    SBC: Predation, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Phytoseiid mites are efficient predators which are used to control spider mites and other pests. Annual world sales of these mites total approximately $8-10 million. Current production methods for the most commonly used phytoseiid, Phytoseiulus persimilis, use a three component system of plant, pest and predator. These production methods are very labor intensive and require large amounts of spa ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of Agriculture
  9. Low Cost Mass Production Technology For

    SBC: Predation, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Although widely recognized by the general public and growers as beneficial predators, lady beetles areonly a marginal commercial success. This proposal lays the foundation for commercialization ofColeomegilla maculata, a lady beetle with the potential to be more successful. C. maculata is a betterpest control candidate because it has a wider target pest range than Hippodamia convergens, the onl ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Agriculture
  10. Encapsulating Aqueous Diets for Beneficial Insects Using Synthetic Polymers



    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of Agriculture
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