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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. Development of Ara Feed Formulation for Improving Growth and Survival of Atlantic Salmon Smolt

    SBC: ABN            Topic: N/A

    In a standard aquaculture practice, smolts are transferred to ocean net pens without sufficient time period for osmotic adaptation, which results in significant losses to the farmer. In addition to high and unpredictable mortality rates, smolts are not able to grow optimally during their first 40-60 days in seawater. We are proposing to supplement salmon smolt feed with ARA, which may help in smol ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  2. Automated X-ray & Laser Imaging System for Detecting Bone Fragments on Poultry De-boning Lines

    SBC: Industry Vision Automation, Corp.            Topic: N/A

    As Americans become increasingly health conscious, they have increased their consumption of white boneless poultry. The poultry industry is especially concerned about hazardous materials such as metal and bone fragments embedded in boneless meat. Bone fragments and physical contaminants must be removed to ensure consumer safety. This project will lead to an industry-ready system technology for sen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  3. Development of a Tobacco Biorefinery

    SBC: Pharmacognetics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Commercial development of a tobacco biorefinery will require production of multiple products from different parts of the tobacco plant. When cultivated for biomass rather than for smoking, tobacco naturally produces large volumes of proteins with high nutritional value. However, it is important to identify marketable co-products in order to make the biorefinery concept feasible. This project looks ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  4. Development of a Simple, Quantitative Kit to Test Vegetables and Fruits for Evidence of Fecal Contamination

    SBC: SCIENTIFIC METHODS INC            Topic: N/A

    One of the most vulnerable sectors in the food industry includes "ready-to-eat" fruits and vegetables that may be consumed without peeling, pasteurization, or cooking. Increases in the year-round consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables that are out of season in the United States, coupled with the relaxation of international trade restrictions, have resulted in significant increases in the impor ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  5. A Smart-Phone Based Text and Sign Reader for Persons with Visual Disabilities

    SBC: APPLIED MEDIA ANALYSIS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The project demonstrates the technical feasibility of smart-phone technology that utilizes a text and sign reader. A portable software module is compatible with existing personal devices and provides access to textual materials for persons with visual disabilities. Previous work on Optical Character Recognition is appplied to cutting edge recongnition technology for mobile devices which assist p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Education
  6. SoundAlert- A Centralized System Capable of Alerting People Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Impaired of Critical Sounds in Their Environment


    The project is intended to result in a comprehensive system that delivers natural warning and communication mechanisms for persons with hearing loss. The SoundAlert system offers a unique approach to enable persons who are deaf or hard of hearing to: (1) initiate and receive emergency communications; (2) receive alerts in the workplace or home environments on a single, pocket-sized device throug ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Education
  7. Playmation: A Manipulative Story Animation System to Improve Language, Theory of Mind, and Sequencing Skills in Children with Autism

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The Playmation prototype by Intelligent Automation, Inc, utilizes new technology to integrate the powerful learning modalities of touch and manupulation within the familiar instructional paradigm of picture and sentence strips. This system enables a child to create a three-dimensional character and move that character across a picture strip to communicate a story. A web camera conenected to a co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Education
  8. Ditherless Optical Modulator Bias Control for Analog Fiber Optic Links with High Dynamic Range

    SBC: COVEGA, INC.            Topic: SB062014

    In this SBIR effort, COVEGA Corp. will design and demonstrate a more efficient technology to address challenges associated with bias voltage control of lithium niobate (LN) based modulators using a Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) design. We herein present a solution for elimination of conventional feedback-loop-based bias control, providing three critical advantages for analog RF photonics: (i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  9. A Mixed Initiative Approach to Human-Robot Interaction for

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: SB062009

    We propose an innovative distributed multi-agent based mixed-initiative planning approach to facilitate true partnership among humans and robots useful in many application environments including "through-the-door" scenario. We plan to deploy our Multi Agent Robot Control System (MARCS) platform, to coordinate shoulder-to-shoulder team building and provide intelligent support for agile mission acco ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  10. A Shared Intelligence Framework Targeting Flexible Human Agent Cooperative Tasks

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: SB062008

    We present an innovative solution: a shared intelligence framework targeting flexible human agent cooperative tasks employing both prior arts and the most updated research ideas in multi-agent systems and human agent interactions. By ‘flexible’, we mean that the level of human agent collaboration is not static; instead, it is realized through negotiated task decomposition and allocation among ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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