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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 September, 2020.

  1. Advanced MIMO MANET Optimization (AMMO)

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: A15045

    Multiple input multiple output (MIMO) antenna systems have a strong potential to improve spectral efficiency, communication rate and connectivity over single antenna systems through diversity and multiplexing gains. This capability has been extensively studied for point-to-point MIMO systems and further extended to multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) that offers significant performance improvement relative ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
  2. All-Weather Parachute Shape Scanner (PSS) based on Millimeter Wave Radar

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: A15030

    The shape of a parachute changes during the deployment of the canopy due to control inputs by the paratrooper/guidance system and environmental effects. However, there are currently no effective ways to measure the shape of the parachute and the airflow around the parachute from a realistic jump. This has limited the ability of developmental testers to assess hazards to the paratroopers and airdro ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. AlphaBear2

    SBC: Spry Fox LLC            Topic: EDIES17R0006

    This project team will fully develop and test AlphaBear 2, a vocabulary learning game for grade 4 to 7 students. Vocabulary is a prerequisite for academic success, as it is linked to stronger performance across academic subjects and improved reading comprehension. It is more difficult for students to participate in educational activities without understanding the key vocabulary associated with tha ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  4. Canard Actuation System Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (CASMO)

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: A14083

    The Army is constantly striving towards improved weapon effectiveness with minimum collateral damage, with constraints on costs. Embedded canard actuation systems are one of the most costly components in spinning projectiles and there is a need to design new actuation mechanisms that are scalable across multiple caliber systems as well as applicable to new projectile designs. The design of such sy ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. Development Of Standoff Laser-Induced Thermal (Infrared) Emission (LITE) System for Chemical and Biological Materials


    An active standoff system that can detect and classify surfaces that have been contaminated with chemical, biological and explosive materials from a safe distance is an important tool in counter terrorism and counter insurgence operations. It has be shown laser induce thermal emission (LITE) is capable of detect and identify common explosive materials and chemical warfare agent simulants with high ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. Extended SWIR Unipolar Barrier Detectors Lattice Matched to GaSb Substrates

    SBC: Amethyst Research Incorporated            Topic: A16042

    The extended short wavelength infrared (e-SWIR) wavelength band is in a performance gap for infrared detectors. At both shorter and longer wavelengths high performance detector technologies exist: SWIR InGaAs detectors (1.7 m cutoff), and MWIR (3-5 m cutoff) detectors such as InAs-based and GaSb-based Unipolar Barriers, MCT, and InSb. This program proposes development of high performance e-SWIR de ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. Freeze Casting of Tubular Sulfur Tolerant Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

    SBC: Millennitek, LLC            Topic: A14AT011

    Solid oxide fuel cells have long suffered from degradation due to impurities in the fuel and complexities associated with dissimilar materials and high operating temperatures.This degradation lowers the usable cell power output and requires ancillary equipment for fuel sulfur removal and reformation.A unique microstructure for the tubular anode will be produced using a novel freeze-casting techniq ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Fuel Efficient Nanofluid Gear Oil

    SBC: Pixelligent Technologies, LLC            Topic: A15AT018

    Improving vehicle fuel efficiency for the military can significantly reduce costs and reduce risk to solider safety. One way to improve vehicle efficiency for new and legacy vehicles is to reduce frictional loses in the drivetrain through use of lower viscosity lubricants. However, this comes with the risk of reducing durability of drivetrain components through increased wear, pitting and scuffing ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. Highly Flexible Photocurable Solid Electrolyte Membrane


    Lithium-air batteries have the potential to drastically reduce size and weight of portable power sources for the US Army.However, numerous challenges need to be overcome including the development of electrolytes that are good ionic conductors and electrical insulators, are electrochemically stable, protect the lithium electrode from parasitic reaction and are sufficiently mechanically robust and f ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. Intelligent Terrain-Aware Navigation and Mobility of Unmanned Ground Vehicles Operating Under Varying Degrees of Autonomy

    SBC: Robotic Research LLC            Topic: A14AT018

    Robotic Research, LLC in partnership with Tulga Ersal at the University of Michigan have joined forces under Army STTR topic A14A-T018 Intelligent Terrain-Award Navigation and Mobility of Unmanned Ground Vehicles Operating Under Varying Degrees of Autonomy to develop a remote teleoperation* system for driving unmanned vehicles off-road and at high speed. This system shall remain effective in the p ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
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