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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. COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSIS OF VENTILATION SYSTEMS FOR LIVESTOCK BUILDINGS

    SBC: INNOVATIVE RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE ENVIRONMENT SURROUNDING CONFINED ANIMALS DIRECTLY AFFECTS THE PRODUCTIVITY OF THE LIVESTOCKINDUSTRY. A GOOD VENTILATION SYSTEM, WHICH CONTROLS THIS ENVIRONMENT, IS ESSENTIAL FOR MANTAINING THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF ANIMALS AND WORKERS IN THE LIVESTOCK BUILDINGS. HOWEVER, THE DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT OF SUCH A SYSTEM IS A COMPLICATED PROCESS. IT INVOLVES OPTIMIZATION OF VARIOUS GOVERNING PARAMETER ...

    SBIR Phase II 1996 Department of Agriculture
  2. A Computational Tool for Design and Operation of Coolers/Dryers for Feed Pellets

    SBC: INNOVATIVE RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Cooling and drying of feed pellets are the most important operations in the feed manufacturing industry. These operations are carried out simultaneously, in a single machine, by passing ambient air through a moving bed of pellets. However, simultaneous control of both these processes is very difficult. Overdrying of pellets is a common problem that costs several million dollars to feed processi ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of Agriculture
  3. ROBOTIC APPLICATIONS FOR WOOD ROOF TRUSS FIXTURING

    SBC: Koskovich Engineering Services            Topic: N/A

    WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF SMALL COMPUTERS TO THE WOOD ROOF TRUSS INDUSTRY, THE VARIETY OF TRUSS CONFIGURATIONS UTILIZEDON A TYPICAL RESIDENCE WENT FROM ONE OR TWO 10 YEARS AGO TO AN AVERAGE OF FIVE OR MORE AT PRESENT. STATISTICS SHOW THAT CONVENTIONAL METHODS OF FIXTURING TRUSS JIGGING SYSTEMS IN ORDER TO ASSEMBLE THE SAWN COMPONENTS INTO A COMPLETED WOOD TRUSS ACCOUNTS FOR 41% OF THE TOTAL LABOR T ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Department of Agriculture
  4. SUPERCRITICAL FLUID EXTRACTION AND ANALYSIS OF RESIDUES IN MEATS

    SBC: Lee Scientific Inc            Topic: N/A

    ANALYTICAL METHODS FOR DETECTING PESTICIDES, ANTIBOIOTICS, AND METABOLIC PRODUCTS IN MEAT PRODUCTS ARE TEDIOUS AND TIME-CONSUMING. THIS STUDY WILL EVALUATE SUPERCRITICAL FLUID EXTRACTION AND CHROMATOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES FOR ANALYSIS OF THESE COMPOUNDS WHICH MAY BE POLAR, THERMALLY UNSTABLE, OR OTHERWISE INTRACTABLE TO OTHER METHODS. IN PHASE I, WE WILL DEMONSTRATE ANALYSIS OF RESIDUES BY SFC; DEMONS ...

    SBIR Phase II 1986 Department of Agriculture
  5. MAXIMIZING SHOOT FORMING EFFICIENCY OF POPULUS USING IN VITRO MICRO-CROSS SECTIONS

    SBC: Minn Vitro Inc.            Topic: N/A

    MICRO-CROSS SECTION (MCS) IS A NEW METHOD FOR MICROPROPAGATION (TISSUE CULTURE) OF SELECTED PLANTS WHICH SHOULD SIMULTANEOUSLY PROVIDE A DRAMATIC PER UNIT COST REDUCTION AND A LARGE INCREASE IN PLANT AVAILABILITY. BECAUSE OF A PROJECTED SEVERE SHORTFALL OF NATURALLY OCCURRING ASPEN FOR WOOD PRODUCTS INDUSTRIES WE HAVE SELECTED 2 ASPEN AND 4 HYBRID ASPEN GENOTYPES TO USE IN THE EVALUATION OF THIS T ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 Department of Agriculture
  6. INOCULATED TRANSFER PLUG FOR MASS PRODUCTION OF TISSUE CULTURED TREES.

    SBC: Native Plants Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE TRANSFER OF TISSUE CULTUIRED PLANTS FROM IN VITRO TO OPEN GREENHOUSE ENVIRONMENTS IS FREQUENTLY A MULTI-STAGED, LABOR INTENSIVE PROCESS THAT CAN RAISE PRODUCTION COSTS TO COMMERCIALLY PROHIBITIVE LEVELS. RESEARCH IS UNDERWAY TO TEST THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING A CONSOLIDATED, COST- EFFECTIVETRANSFER PLUG SYSTEM THAT WILL ALLOW PLANTS TO BE TRANSFERRED, ROOTED, INOCULATED WITH BENEFICIAL MYCO ...

    SBIR Phase II 1984 Department of Agriculture
  7. COMPONENTS OF PARASITIC WASP VENOMS USEFUL FOR CONTROL OF INSECT PESTS

    SBC: Natural Products Research,            Topic: N/A

    WE PROPOSE A PHASE I PROGRAM TO EVALUATE THE INSECTICIDAL PROPERTIES AND COMPONENTS OF CERTAIN PARASITIC WASP VENOMS. MOST INSECTS, INCLUDING MOST IMPORTANT CROP PESTS. ARE ATTACKED BY ONE OR MORE SPECIES OF PARASITIC WASPS. THE VENOMS OF PARASITIC WASPS ARE KNOWN TO HAVE A WIDE RANGE OF EFFECTS ON THEIR HOSTS, INCLUDING PARALYSIS, GROWTH REGULATION, AND SUPPRESSION OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM. THE BASE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of Agriculture
  8. DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL PLASMA MEMBRANE INTRINSIC TO IMPROVED WATER SENSOR

    SBC: NeoMecs Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THERE IS A RECOGNIZED NEED, IN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND IRRIGATION FARMING, TO DEVISE IMPROVED INSTRUMENTS FOR MEASURING PLANT AND SOIL WATER POTENTIAL. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH HAS THE OVERALL AND LONG-TERM GOAL OF CONTRIBUTING TO THE REDUCTION OF WATER USED IN IRRIGATION AND INCREASING CROP YIELDS. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES ARE: 1) DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEPOSITING CUSTOMIZED PLASMA POLYMER MEMB ...

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Department of Agriculture
  9. Modified Soybean Hulls for Heavy Metal Removal

    SBC: Peat Technologies Corporation            Topic: N/A

    NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Small electroplating shops are having difficulty in meeting existing wastewater treatment standards. The problem will get worse, affecting even the larger facilities, when new and more stringent standards are promulgated The purpose of this program is the development and commercialization of an innovative modular treatment system using specially formulated, modified soybean ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of Agriculture
  10. MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES TO A HIGH METHIONINE STORAGE PROTEIN OF MAIZE

    SBC: Plant Science Research            Topic: N/A

    PROGRESS IN DEVELOPING NUTRITIONALLY IMPROVED MAIZE HAS SUFFERED DUE TO THE LACK OF A SIMPLE, RAPID AND INEXPENSIVE METHOD FOR ASSESSING BREEDING PROGRESS. METHODS TO DATE HAVE GENERALLY INVOLVED THE USE OF VISIBLE VARIANTS SUCH AS OPAQUE WITH ASSOCIATE QUALITY/YIELD DEFICIENCIES OR COMPLEX/EXPENSIVE ANALYTICAL METHODS SUCH AS AMINO ACID ANALYSIS. WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP AN IMMUNOLOGICAL DIAGNOSTICF ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 Department of Agriculture

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