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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. Mission US: TimeSnap

    SBC: ELECTRIC FUNSTUFF INC            Topic: 99190018R0005

    Purpose: This project team will fully develop and test Mission US TimeSnap, a game integrated within a Virtual Reality (VR) headset. This VR environment will provide an immersive exploration and analysis of events in U.S. history. In the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress, only 17% of grade 8 students performed at or above the proficient level in U.S. history. The discipline o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  2. Teacher Dashboard 2.0 for Learning Creative Computer Programming

    SBC: Vidcode Inc.            Topic: 91990018R0006

    In previous research and development, the developers created VidCode, a platform for students in grades 4 to 12 to learn computer science skills by using digital media assets (e.g., photos, audio, graphics) to create special effects in videos while learning about the code responsible for the action. In this project, the developers will create a prototype dashboard to provide teachers tools to mana ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  3. Modernizing the Reading Roots Intervention

    SBC: SIRIUS THINKING LTD            Topic: 91990018R0006

    In previous research and development, researchers developed the Reading Roots, a non-technology delivered intervention for grade school that alternates teacher- delivered instruction with activities where children practice content and skills while working with a peer partner. In this project, the team will create a prototype of a technology-delivered version of Reading Roots, by integrating multim ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  4. CTE School-to-Work Mastery Learning

    SBC: CORE LEARNING EXCHANGE, INC.            Topic: 91990018R0006

    In previous research and development, the developers created Core-LX, a platform that hosts videos and resources for high school students to learn about educational topics and to gain skills in career and technical education (CTE). In this project, the developers will create a prototype of a dashboard with specific career-oriented pathways that integrate local opportunities for internships, appren ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  5. A More Perfect Union

    SBC: GIGANTIC MECHANIC LLC            Topic: 91990018R0006

    In this project, the developers will create a prototype of a More Perfect Union, a role-playing game for high school civics and history. The technology-facilitated intervention will provide a library of simulations on a range of topics and historical moments inspired by the AP U.S. History Curriculum and the Common Core History Standards. In the game students will be cast in the roles of leading p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  6. ALOFT: GPS RO from Balloons

    SBC: Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates, LLC (ASTRA)            Topic: 811

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: The NOAA Integrated Earth System Process and Predictions 2018 Subtopic 8.1.1 “Radio Occultation from Recoverable Air Balloons for Weather Applications” solicitation has the goal of demonstrating the feasibility of a hardware/software system for a balloon platform that has sufficient quality for measuring global navigation satellite system (GNSS) signals to enable retrieval ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  7. Development of a Solar Powered Aerosol Reference Calibrator

    SBC: Access Sensor Technologies LLC            Topic: 813

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: This project will develop and demonstrate an inexpensive and portable calibration system for low-cost aerosol sensors. Current calibration methods are cost prohibitive and impractical for widespread field deployment. Access Sensor Technologies (AST) proposes to produce a solar powered aerosol reference calibrator (SPARC) that builds upon a established (patent pending) technolog ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  8. Next Generation National Water Level Observation System

    SBC: Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates, L.L.C.            Topic: 8210

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: Accurate knowledge of water levels is crucial for day-to-day operations and planning of many US coastal activities. This information is used for the safe navigation of thousands of vessels on a daily basis, including passage of large vessels and cargos under and around coastal and river infrastructures. The NOAA Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (COOPS) ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  9. The S0 UAS, and Air Deployed Solution for Boundary Layer Observations in Turbulent Environment

    SBC: Black Swift Technologies LLC            Topic: 8213

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: Previous efforts have demonstrated that targeted observations of tropical storms by UAS can provide extremely valuable data sets for improving forecasts and models, but are also difficult to obtain. A number of obstacles including regulations and the distance required to intercept evolving storms have limited the number of land based flights. The use of airborne deployed UAS ha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  10. Plasmid DNA positive control standards for molecular environmental assays

    SBC: Pisces Molecular LLC            Topic: 843

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: We believe that employing current molecular biology techniques it is possible to develop plasmid DNA based positive control standard kits for a wide variety molecular assays for environmental organisms, and that this represents a significant commercial opportunity. In Phase I we demonstrated that plasmid DNA-based qPCR positive controls are stable, perform as well as genomic DN ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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