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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 June, 2020.

  1. A Rigorous Numerical Solution for Characterization of Low-loss Dielectric Materials from Cavity Measurements

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

    The cavity perturbation method is currently widely used for the characterization of the complex dielectric constant of material samples. This method provides a simple analytical solution by relating the real and imaginary parts of the dielectric constant of the sample to the changes in the measured resonant frequency and the quality factor of the loaded cavity. The validity of this method, howev ...

    SBIR Phase I 1995 Department of Commerce
  2. Advanced Instrumentation for Non-Nulling Stack Velocity Testing

    SBC: AIRFLOW SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: None

    Industrial facilities, manufacturing plants, and electric power plants that burn fossil fuels exhaust the combustion products to atmosphere through their smokestacks. Stack pollutant emissions are quantified using manual testing methods developed in the 1960s, which are prone to error if non-axial flow exists in a stack.Recently, NIST has been working on an improved technique of performing 3D flow ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Automated Broadband Identification of Bottom Fish

    SBC: Scientific Fishery Systems, Inc            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase I 1995 Department of Commerce
  4. Champion Business Assistance Process

    SBC: Dakin Lawtech Llc            Topic: N/A

    Businesses seeking to participate in NIST programs or to acquire technology from a federal laboratory are faced with a confusing myriad of starting points. Typically, time and money is expended to qualify the benefit of any program or technology. Even when the search is successfully concluded, it is common for the business or the federal contract to lack resources necessary to yield a commercial ...

    SBIR Phase I 1995 Department of Commerce
  5. Chronological Sweat Sensor Patch for Real-Time Human Molecular Biomarker Monitoring

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: DHA18003

    Sweat contains biomarkers that give an indication of human cognitive levels. In this SBIR project TDA Research is developing a modular sweat sensor patch that has the capability to not only carry out real-time monitoring of select biomarkers, but also to collect multiple precisely time stamped chronological samples (50-150 Ls each) for off-line analysis in laboratory assays.In Phase I, we demonstr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Health Program
  6. Delivering a Solar Flare Forecast Model that Improves Flare Forecast (Timing and Magnitude) Accuracy by 25%

    SBC: Northwest Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: 943W

    Many activities and technological systems prevalent in today’s society – air traffic control and air travel, the power grids, communications, deep-water drilling operations, human spaceflight – are vulnerable to the effects of sudden flares from our Sun. Because the propagation speed for flare emission is the speed of light, it is necessary to forecast these events in order to mitigate thei ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  7. Development of a field-appropriate biosensor for detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection

    SBC: NANORETE, INC.            Topic: OSD11H05

    nanoRETE is a developing a nanoparticle-based biosensor technology platform that has the ability for real-time detection of pathogens. Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) that primarily affects the lungs. In Phase I research, nanoRETE demonstrated proof-of-concept of an electrochemical nano-bead biosensor for measuring plasma cytokine and chemokine concentrati ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseDefense Health Program
  8. Development of a Neutron-based Nondestructive Test Method for Concrete Petrography and Chemical Analysis

    SBC: TOURNEY CONSULTING GROUP, LLC            Topic: None

    To evaluate the technical feasibility of prompt gamma neutron activation (PGAA) as an alternative to a set of standard destructive tests of concrete petrography including aggregate type, water/cement ratio, aggregate/binder ratio, density, chloride content and chloride bulk diffusion constant; and to determine the specifications for the design of a dedicated commercial laboratory-based PGAA facili ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  9. Development of a Solar Powered Aerosol Reference Calibrator

    SBC: Access Sensor Technologies LLC            Topic: 813

    This project will develop and demonstrate an inexpensive and portable calibration system for low-cost aerosol sensors. Current calibration methods are cost prohibitive and lack generalizability from one location (or season) to the next, making them impractical for implementation. Access Sensor Technologies (AST) proposes to improve and validate a solar powered aerosol reference calibrator (SPARC) ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  10. Dual Plane 3D Compton Scattering Imager with Pixelated CZT Detectors for 1-10MeV Gamma Ray

    SBC: H3D            Topic: None

    Phase I has proven that the current setup achieves better than 8mm spatial resolution for 2.2MeV prompt gammas. However, 1mm spatial resolution presents a significant challenge for the current setup due in part to limited timing resolution and count rate. A new analog ASIC will be developed to replace the current analog ASIC that will have better timing resolution and deliver higher count rates. I ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
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