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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  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. Multimode Chiroptical Spectrometer for Nanoparticle Characterization

    SBC: Applied Nanofluorescence LLC            Topic: NA

    This project will develop a new scientific instrument optimized for the advanced characterization of near-infrared fluorescent nanoparticles that can exist as left- or right-handed structures (enantiomers). Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are currently the leading example of such nanomaterials. Applied NanoFluorescence, LLC (ANF) proposes a novel multi-mode chiroptical spectrometer that ca ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Continuous Learning for Additive Manufacturing Processes Through Advanced Data Analytics

    SBC: Senvol LLC            Topic: NA

    Additive manufacturing (AM) is a promising manufacturing technique for end-use parts that can solve challenges for American manufacturers in many industries, e.g. aerospace, defense, automotive, energy, and healthcare. However, despite the potential that AM offers, the rate of AM adoption in industry is very slow. This is because AM suffers from low repeatability and quality consistency issues, wh ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. Precision 10 kV Programmable Voltage Source

    SBC: Low Thermal Electronics, Inc.            Topic: NA

    Low Thermal Electronics, Inc. proposes to design a stand-alone, programmable voltage source capable of supplying precision voltages in the range of zero to 1,000 volts direct current (DC), with options for scaling up to 10,000 volts, and with a total expanded uncertainty (k=2) of less than 10uV/V for the 10,000 volts version. This instrument will improve state-of-the-art measurements in high resis ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. Rational Design of sub-100 nm Polystyrene Particles with a Low Coefficient of Variation in Size

    SBC: Tetramer Technologies,L.L.C.            Topic: NA

    During this Phase II SBIR development program, Tetramer Technologies will develop highlymonodisperse 100-nm and sub-100-nm diameter nanoparticles for use as latex size standards. Highlymonodisperse nanoparticle latexes are needed for improved calibration of electron microscopes, lightscatteringparticle sizing instruments, atomic force microscopes, and particle counters/contamination monitors used ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. An Immersive Cell Biology Learning Resource that Couples

    SBC: BIOGRAFX            Topic: N/A

    The Cell Biology Learning Resource (CBLR) will be a multimedia educational resource designed to give the student a better means of learning cell biology through an immersive and interactive environment. Utilizing novel cell visualization technology, the CBLR will enhance the learning experience by facilitating the first-ever exploration of a computer reconstructed human cell and its internal stru ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Education
  10. Multi-language Speech Synthesis for Voice Output Communication Aids using Eloquence

    SBC: Eloquent Technology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Many speech- and visually-impaired individuals can benefit from text-to-speech systems for unlimited vocabulary speech synthesis. The demands on these systems are especially severe in the case of voice output communication aids (VOCAs) for speech-impaired individuals, since the speech produced substitutes for a speaker's own voice. VOCA quality thus depends not only on intelligibility, but on th ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of Education
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