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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. Optimum Control of Induction Generators for Water Current Energy Harnessing

    SBC: Electro Standards Laboratory, Inc.            Topic: 815

    Optimization of generator performance and maximization of output power are difficult to attain in the generation of hydro-power. This is due to the changing water conditions and corresponding changes in the form of available energy. ESL proposes to use self-tuning controls in combination with a suitably chosen and optimized generator driven by hydro-energy and condition it for distributi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Commerce
  2. Public Rights-of-Way Assessment Instrumentation to Determine Accessibility

    SBC: BENEFICIAL DESIGNS INC            Topic: 081FH2

      City planners and engineers need detailed assessments of public rights-of-way to evaluate existing conditions, determine compliance with draft accessibility guidelines, and plan reconstruction projects.  Current assessment methods are inadequate and inefficient due to the time and resources required.  This project will develop an automated public rights-of-way assessment process a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Transportation
  3. A Novel Sulfite Pretreatment Process (SPORL) for Efficient Biochemical Conversion of Woody Biomass to Bioethanol

    SBC: BIOPULPING INTERNATIONAL, INC.            Topic: 81

    The SPORL process consists of reacting wood chips with a solution of calcium, magnesium, or sulfite at elevated temperatures for a short time, and then size reducing the resulting material using a disk refiner to generate fibrous substrate for subsequent saccharification and fermentation. The work is a collaborative effort between industry, university, and federal agencies. Forest biomass is a ver ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture
  4. Development of an integrated actuator for real time control of spray nozzle flow rate and droplet size spectrum

    SBC: Capstan Ag Systems, Inc.            Topic: 813

    Application of agrochemicals is essential to U.S. production of food, fiber, biofuels and ornamentals. However, it can also create environmental contamination if pesticides reach non-target areas through airborne displacement of spray, i.e., "spray drift". Drift is a concern for agriculture, especially for specialty crops grown in sensitive areas. Spray drift mitigation, through use of larger drop ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  5. LEDs for managing pest insects in greenhouses

    SBC: Orbital Technologies Corporation            Topic: 813

    Plant-eating insect pests cause significant economic loss in commercial greenhouse growing operations, sometimes amounting to tens of thousands of dollars per hectare. Insects as a vector of plant pathogens also rank very high on the problem list for greenhouse/hothouse growers. Integrated Pest Management is a pest control strategy that "uses an array of complementary methods: mechanical devices, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  6. Non-Thermal Sanitation by Atmospheric Pressure Plasma (SAPP)

    SBC: Orbital Technologies Corporation            Topic: 85

    The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that foodborne diseases cause 76 million illnesses and 5,000 deaths in the United States each year. Among outbreaks for which the cause was determined, bacterial pathogens caused the largest percentage of outbreaks (55%) and the largest percentage of cases (55%). Currently treatment of produce is done with chlorinated water to reduce populations of pa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  7. Rapid, Simple and Inexpensive Detection of Potyvirus in Seed Potatoes

    SBC: RXOA BIOSCIENCES LLC            Topic: 82

    Rxoa Biosciences (Rxoa) proposes to develop a fast, reliable, cost-effective assay for Potato Virus Y (PVY). The $3 billion per year US potato industry requires a reliable and healthy seed potato supply. PVY is one of the top disease management issues for the over 2 billion pounds of seed potatoes produced in the United States each year. Seed potato certification programs in the US require a post- ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  8. ???Organic Acid Formulations for Wood Protection: Inhibition of Mold and Decay Fungi???

    SBC: SUMMERDALE, INC.            Topic: 81

    Summerdale, Inc. and Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) will focus on above-ground applications of waterborne preservatives for indoor and outdoor residential lumber. Specifically, fatty acid-based formulations +/- adjuvants will be targeted for use on a) indoor lumber and wood composites and b) exterior residential (above ground) such as decking. However, further Phase II development of outdoor res ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture
  9. In-Field Soil Phosphorus Measurement System

    SBC: VERIS TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: 84

    Crop growers in the United States, and in developed countries worldwide, apply large amounts of phosphate fertilizers to their fields. In the US for example, growers annually apply over 4,000,000 tons of phosphate fertilizer. Fertilizer rates are typically applied in excess of the crop need, since the cost of fertilizer is low relative to the loss in crop yield if a given nutrient is yield-limitin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  10. Automated, in-field measurement system for soil nitrate and other properties

    SBC: VERIS TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: 84

    Nitrogen affects proteins, enzymes and metabolic processes and is essential for crop growth. While annual usage varies based on world economic conditions, approximately 80,000,000 metric tons of fertilizer N are applied annually in the world, of which more than 10,000,000 tons are applied annually in the United States. If crops don?t have an adequate supply of nitrogen, significant yield losses ca ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture

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