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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. The Oceanic CO2 Monitor

    SBC: Atmospheric Observing Systems, Inc.            Topic: 822

    During Phase I, AOS produced a prototype, equilibrator-based p(CO2) monitor and performed extensive research in the laboratory and in the field to verify its operation. It is compact, has minimal environmental loading and is suitable for autonomous deployments from research vessels and oceanic platforms of opportunity. We deployed it three times on day cruises from Monterey Bay, CA; agreement wa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Commerce
  2. All Weather Temperature and Water Vapor Profiling Radiometer for Marine Environments

    SBC: Boulder Environmental Sciences And Technology, LLC            Topic: 835

    The detailed design and development of an operational radiometer for regular use in sounding temperature and humidity in the marine boundary layer on NDBC buoys is proposed. The design follows that a well demonstrated unit pioneered by the PI and Co-Is that has been used successfully in the field on ships, aircraft, and ground based sites. It relies on full (360 degree) scanning of the sky above ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Commerce
  3. Improving Radio Occulation Technologies Through Next-Generation GPS Receiver Design

    SBC: Broad Reach Engineering            Topic: 828

    The weather research community is utilizing a proven RO technique for climate modeling and numerical weather prediction; however, the current space hardware does not provide the optimum science data. This proposal will focus on proposed enhancements to the Integrated GPS Occulation Receiver (IGORTM) L1/L2 GPS flight receivers. Improvement in real time Navigation Solution from

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Commerce
  4. In-Field Device for the Autonomous Detection of Harmful Algal Bloom Toxigenic Species and Toxins

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: 833

    Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are a serious threat to coastal resources, causing impacts ranging from the contamination of seafood products with potent toxins to mortalities of wild and farmed fish and other marine animals. HABs cost the U.S. economy over $50 million annually due to the closure of fisheries and beaches and the treatment of human illness from toxin exposures. NOAA is interested in ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Commerce
  5. A Multivalent Bacterial Vaccine for Atlantic Cod

    SBC: Maine BioTek, Inc.            Topic: 8111

    The goal of this project (Phase I ¿ III) is to develop a vaccine for the control of diseases in Atlantic cod caused by L. anguillarum and A. salmonicida. To accomplish this we have established the following sequential technical Phase I objectives: (1) identify bacterial growth conditions suitable for small-scale vaccine production, (2) determine the conditions for inactivation that result in the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Commerce
  6. Short-Term Forecasting of Severe Convective Storms Using Quantitative Multi-Spectral Satellite Imagery

    SBC: Marill Enterprises (dba Woodley Weather Consultants)            Topic: 839

    The results of SBIR Phase I suggest that it will be possible to make much improved short-term severe weather forecasts (¿nowcasts¿) for severe convective storms and especially for tornadoes by using GOES multi-spectral satellite imagery in conjunction with more traditional tornado-forecasting parameters. When the clouds in a region have a strong linear profile of satellite-retrieved effective r ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Commerce
  7. Environmentally-Friendly Anti-Fouling Coverglass for Bio-Optical Sensors and Solar Panels

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: 845

    During a successful Phase I feasibility study, Nanohmics¿ scientists were able to incorporate environmentally-friendly algaecides into hard, optical quality polymers for use as coverglass materials. These transparent coverglass materials stopped all marine algae growth on the glass for well over a month. The Phase II development will further this research by incorporating natural product and/or ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Commerce
  8. Web-Crawler: A Paired Robotic System for Cleaning Offshore Aquaculture Nets

    SBC: Scientific Fishery Systems, Inc            Topic: 8118

    Scientific Fishery Systems, Inc. (SciFish) proposes the development of a paired robotic Web-Crawler system for automatically cleaning offshore aquaculture nets. The Web-Crawler concept places paired wheeled robotic vehicles on either side of the cage, connected by magnets. Only one of the two vehicles will be powered, the other will be passive and be pulled along by its active partner. The vehi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Commerce
  9. Acoustic Sensors for Detection of Persistent Organic Contaminants in Water

    SBC: SYNKERA TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: 8310

    This SBIR Phase II project is for the development of an innovative, advanced microsensor for the detection of persistent organic pollutants in natural waters. The proposed sensor is a type of acoustic wave sensor fabricated via micromachining of anodic aluminum oxide, followed by coating with piezoelectric zinc oxide and analyte specific polymers. The sensor design (a flexural plate wave device) ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Commerce
  10. Enhancing the Usability of the TEXAS Model for Intersection Traffic

    SBC: Rioux Engineering            Topic: N/A

    The TEXAS Model for Intersection Traffic is a high-quality single-intersection microscopic traffic simulation model developed at the University of Texas at Austin. It analyzes in sub microscopic detail the behavior of driver-vehicle units as they go through an intersection and intermix with other traffic flows. It has detailed intersection geometry, path following, microscopic car following, lan ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Transportation

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