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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. Holographic Optical Cell Manipulation for Automated Development of Improved Yeast Strains for Ethanol Production

    SBC: Arryx, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Potentially insufficient corn stock supplies make necessary the development of industrial yeast strains for converting alternative cellulosic materials for renewable fuel sources. This project investigates the feasibility and develops the capability of using Holographic Optical Trapping as an automated manipulation tool for yeast cells, to characterize and evaluate yeast strains.

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  2. Power Supply for Remote and Unattended Electrical Loads

    SBC: SmartSpark            Topic: N/A

    Conventional methods of providing power require expensive pole-drop utility connections, high replacement cost of battery-backup systems, other regular maintenance, or inordinate size and substandard reliability. The proposed device uses an optimized combination of battery and solar power, which when coupled with sophisticated power electronics circuits, is capable of supplying 50 W-hr/day of elec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  3. Development of a process methodology to determine the cost of ownership of instructional resources in relation to the benefits of improved student performance

    SBC: Progress Education Inc            Topic: N/A

    School reform efforts call for using scientific approaches to making decisions in education. Currently, data are available to inform decisions, but many educators are not well equipped to understand quantitative information, how to use it, and how to communicate quantitative results. During Phase I, we will conduct focus groups and surveys, and train educators to use data to help students succeed. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Education
  4. Empirically Supported Job Interviewing Skills Training for People with Disabilities: A Multimedia-Based Computer Simulation Approach

    SBC: Vocational Consultants Press            Topic: N/A

    Based on demand-side job interview research, the project develops a prototype, multimedia-based software designed to teach job seeking and interview skills to people with disabilities. The software is developed for people with disabilities in vocational rehabilitation (vr), rehabilitation counselors, rehabilitation counselor educators, and human resources professionals. The software can be used ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Education
  5. SBIR Phase I: Plasma Enhanched Hot Filament Chemical Vapor Deposition of Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Thin Films

    SBC: Advanced Diamond TechNologies, Inc.            Topic: CT

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will determine the feasibility and suitability of using a plasma enhanced hot filament chemical vapor deposition (PEHFCVD) technology as a manufacturing platform for the large scale deposition of ultra nanocrystalline diamond (UNCD) thin films. UNCD is synthesized today using a unique argon-rich plasma chemistry via microwave plasma ch ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Science Foundation
  6. SBIR Phase I: Nanostructured Inorganic Microspheres

    SBC: APPLIED THIN FILMS, INC.            Topic: CT

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project aims to investigate synthetic approaches to develop specialty glass microspheres based on aluminum phosphate compositions. The proposed approach is targeted toward synthesis of high emissivity hollow microspheres that are stable to elevated temperatures, which offer opportunities for their use in thermal protection/insulation systems. This is ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Science Foundation
  7. SBIR Phase I: Techniques for Analysis of Counterexamples from Formal Verification of High-Level Microprocessor Designs

    SBC: Aries Design Automation, LLC            Topic: EO

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research proposes to study the feasibility of automatic methods for analysis of counterexamples from formal verification of pipelined and superscalar microprocessors modeled at a high level of abstraction. Aries Design Automation has developed an automatic tool flow for formal verification of such designs that scales for very complex and elabo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Science Foundation
  8. SBIR Phase I: Automated Design Environment for Embedded Systems

    SBC: BINACHIP, INC.            Topic: EO

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project develops an automated compiler to translate software binary and assembly code of a general-purpose DSP processor into Register Transfer Level VHDL and Verilog code for subsequent mapping onto FPGA hardware. Recent advances in embedded communications and control systems for personal and vehicular environments are driving efficient hardw ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Science Foundation
  9. SBIR Phase I: A Perchlorate Bioassay

    SBC: BioInsite            Topic: BT

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project aims to develop a sensitive and cost effective colorimetric bioassay for perchlorate determination in environmental samples. Perchlorate is known to affect thyroid hormone production potentially leading to neuropsychological development deficiencies. The technique proposed will take advantage of the reported ability of the nitrate reductase e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Science Foundation
  10. STTR Phase I: Electronically Tunable RF Passives on Planar Multi-Layer Metamaterials

    SBC: BWE            Topic: EL

    This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project investigates a new type of electronically tunable RF passives for reconfigurable multi-band and multi-function RF front end radio systems. The front-end passives including antennas, filters, baluns, and transmission line inductors and capacitors are printed on an engineered metalized material (meta-materials) made on common printed-cir ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 National Science Foundation

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