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  1. Goat Browsing to Enhance Economic Opportunity in the Loess Hills

    SBC: AGREN INC            Topic: N/A

    The invasion of woody vegetation into native plant communities is a growing problem on many of the Nation's rangelands, resulting in the loss of pastureland and the need to make alterations in livestock management. The Loess Hills of Western Iowa have been severely impacted by ERC and other encroaching woody vegetation, resulting in the loss of native prairie and a threat to the economic and socia ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  2. SBIR Phase I: Developing a Cost-Effective Method for Creating Cognitive Models for Cognitive Tutors

    SBC: Clearsighted            Topic: IT

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project addresses the difficulties of authoring intelligent tutoring systems. Intelligent Tutoring Systems have proven to be highly effective in delivering computer-based instruction, but have historically been expensive and difficult to build, requiring specialized skill in Artificial Intelligence and production systems programming. This pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 National Science Foundation
  3. HaRT Training Innovation

    SBC: Cyntelix, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant) Cyntelix, Inc. in collaboration with the Hazardous Materials Training and Research Institute (HMTRI) at Kirkwood Community College will undertake the Hazard Response Technology (HaRT) Case Study Training Innovation Project. The goal of the HaRT Training Innovation Project is to construct an expert system with dynamic E-tools and semantic Web search capabilitie ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Health and Human Services
  4. Nondestructive Inspection (NDI) of Fastener Holes in Thick Multi-Layer Structure

    SBC: Innovative Materials Testing Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF04134

    Innovative Materials Technologies, Inc. (IMTT) is proposing a Flat Geometry Remote Field & Super Sensitive Eddy Current (FG RFEC & SSEC) technique for the inspection of fastener holes in thick multi-layer structures. Inspection of fastener holes in thick multi-layer structures described in the Topic AF04-134, is a big challenge to all existing or emerging nondestructive inspection (NDI) techniques ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. 3D Analysis of MR-imaged Articular Cartilage

    SBC: MEDICAL IMAGING APPLICATIONS, LLC            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Osteoarthritis and articular cartilage injuries are very common, typically causing pain, swelling and reduced mobility leading to functional impairment. The treatment cost for patients suffering from these conditions are massive with an estimated annual economic cost of $65 billion in the US alone. Magnetic resonance imaging facilitates non-invasive imagin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. Development of Solanum glaucophyllum as a Source of Vitamin D for Laying Hens

    SBC: METABOLIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Egg breakage and cracking is a major economical problem for the US poultry industry which can affect up to 10% of the eggs produced. The resulting approximately 500 million dollars in lost revenue to producers is a cost ultimately borne by consumers. To minimize damaged eggs, producers have attempted to increase calcium in the ration but have had limited success because the hen's ability to utiliz ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  7. SBIR Phase II: Implementation of Sex Pheromone-Based Systems to Suppress Populations of Soybean Aphids

    SBC: MSTRS Technologies Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project proposes to develop sex pheromone-based techniques for monitoring, mass trapping, and mating disruption of the soybean aphid. Since its first appearance in North America, infestations of the newly invasive soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura, have continued to cause a significant soybean yield loss due to either direct feeding d ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 National Science Foundation
  8. Development of a Novel, High-Level Protein Expression Platfrom Based on Plant Nectar

    SBC: NERP Technologies            Topic: N/A

    The ability to produce high levels of therapeutic proteins at low costs could result in improved health care for large numbers of individuals. NERP seeks to create a new biopharmaceutical protein production platform that will have significant advantages by lowering the costs of production and of purification for therapeutic proteins. NERP is considering two potential therapeutic protein targets fo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  9. Feasibility of Heat Exchanger Designs to Preheat Grain Using Dryer Exhaust Air

    SBC: Shivvers Manufacturing, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Commercially available grain dryers currently available consume 1800 to 3000 Btu of energy to evaporate one pound of water out of the grain whereas the theoretical requirement is 1100 Btu. For both environmental and economic reasons it would be very beneficial if one can design and produce a grain dryer with dramatically improved efficiencies. We are exploring possible methods to achieve this goal ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  10. Microminiature Sensor System for FORCENet

    SBC: SOFTRONICS, LTD.            Topic: N04181

    A microminiature radio sensor system may be decomposed into antenna, RF, and digital subsystems, plus support elements (power, case, datalink, storage, etc.). The difficult aspect of the requirements is the simultaneous requirement for small size, wide frequency coverage, low power consumption, dynamic range, and integral datalink. Most are classical tradeoffs for radio system designs, but newer ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseNavy

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