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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. Modular Micro-Weather Station for Use in Open Ocean and Coastal Marine Environments

    SBC: ADA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 813

    NOAA collects meteorological measurements in open ocean and coastal marine environments from research vessels, data buoys and commercial ships for use in numerical weather prediction, global climate change research, and severe storm identification. The current system cost for robust marine automated meteorological stations is too high to allow ubiquitous use on all the available platforms. Throu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Commerce
  2. High Precision Monitoring Instrumentation for Background Methane

    SBC: Atmospheric Observing Systems, Inc.            Topic: 811

    Our Phase I effort was successful. We upgraded our baseline methane analyzer to meet or surpass the levels of performance posed by DOC solicitation subtopic 8.1.1R: sensitivity of 10 ppb (dry mole fraction), low maintenance for extended periods at remote field sites, less than one liter (NTP) of reference gas per day, and negligible response to platform motion. The analyzer is a novel applicatio ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Commerce
  3. Advanced Microwave Antenna for Airborne Soil Moisture and Salinity Mapping

    SBC: First RF Corporation            Topic: 8110

    The NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory seeks to perform advanced wide-area mapping of soil moisture and salinity. This requires a large scanning antenna with aerodynamic form, narrow beamwidth, high efficiency, and dual polarization. This antenna system must provide operation at L-band (1400-1427 MHz) and C-band (6.0-6.5 GHz). This large aperture must maintain stable performance independe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Commerce
  4. Miniaturized and Robust FTS Sensor for Marine Chemical Analysis

    SBC: Vescent Photonics LLC            Topic: 822

    Vescent Photonics proposes to construct a miniaturized, robust, Fourier transform spectrometer (FTS) for rapid, in-situ marine chemical analysis. A t the heart of the proposed FTS sensor is our innovative, electro-optic technology, which provides a replacement for mechanical mirror translation. This technology enables a chip-scale, fully integrated FTS sensor with exceptional attributes: 1) small ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Commerce
  5. Software Package for Material Model Evaluation

    SBC: APTEK, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This Phase I and II SBIR will develop a user-friendly, run-time efficient software package dedicated to fitting and evaluating material models used in finite element codes like LS-DYNA. The software package will consist of a pre-processor, a core driver, and a post-processor. The pre-processor will allow the user to specify the material model, model parameters, and desired load history. The dri ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Transportation
  6. Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Recycling

    SBC: Road Processing Resources Inc.            Topic: N/A

    RPR's Phase I contract proved the feasibility of concrete recycling based o a shock-producing hammer/anvil concept for fracturing and sizing aggregate and separating reinforcing steel into marketable scrap. The Phase II project will develop a portable self-propelled prototype to remove and process a 12 foot wide roadway at a rate of about a mile a day. This is called "Fast Track" highway removal ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Transportation
  7. Advanced Truck for High Speed Freight Operations

    SBC: Sharma & Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    During Phase I of the project, Sharma & Associates, Inc. developed a concept for a high speed freight truck intended for 70-ton, regular freight and bi-modal operation at speeds up to 150 mph. The truck uses a rigid frame and an independent, compliant, primary suspension for its basic architecture. Constant contact side-bearings and yaw dampers were also added to improve dynamic performance. Ve ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Transportation
  8. Development of Transit Educational Software Tools for Handheld Computers

    SBC: Street Smarts Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Success in increasing seat belt and bicycle helmet usage has been accelerated by teaching children the value. This accomplishes two purposes: the children gow up with these as a natural part of their behavior and they insist that family members adopt the practices. Therefore, it is imperative that children learn the importance of transit and understand that it provides a convenient, reliable an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Transportation
  9. Encapsulated Earthworm Cocoon (eggs) Viability Studies for Sustainable Soil Management

    SBC: Advanced Biotechnology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Our assertion is that intensive tillage methods have destroyed the viability of our croplands over the last one half century. In order to maintain the ability of these lands to grow crops, we have used and over-used chemical fertilizers which pose an ongoing environmental threat to our air and waterways. The benefits of conservation tillage methods are widely known, however the time to successfull ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  10. A New Process for Producing Phytosterol and Lycopene Nano- and Micro-Particles

    SBC: AKTIV-DRY            Topic: N/A

    Phytosterols and lycopene are neutraceuticals that are known antioxidants and cancer inhibitors. Unfortunately, they do not dissolve readily in body fluids and therefore present unique problems concerning their uptake by the blood stream. This project explores the ability to enhance the rate of solubility of lycopene and phytosterols by formulating tham as nano- and micro-particles.

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture

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