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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. Tools and Materials for Hands-On Climate and Weather Science Education

    SBC: Anasphere, Inc            Topic: N/A

    The majority of students and educators would probably agree that students are better able to grasp scientific concepts from the use of hands-on activities and other inquiry-based educational practices than from typical lecture problem solving methods. Anasphere, Inc is working to make inquiry based tools and materials for weather and climate education more readily available for students and educat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  2. SoundCompass- A Wearable Sound Direction and Motion Detector for People who are Hard of Hearing

    SBC: CREATEABILITY CONCEPTS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    This project researches, develops, and demonstrates the technical merit and feasibility of awearable device which (1) detects the direction of a sound source or motion, and (2) alerts the user viavibration, images, and captions to the direction of this sound source or movement relative to the currentposition of the individual. This provides the user with a sense of independence and personal safety ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  3. Knowledge Athletes Platform Capitalizing on Online Communication to Increase Participation and Learning for All Students

    SBC: Knowledge Athletes, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This project develops web-based educational software (Knowledge Athletes Platform - orKAP) for use in inclusive education settings. The software supports the participation of students whoare deaf, hard of hearing, or have disabilities affecting auditory processing and experience difficulty inoral communication. KAP provides teachers with new opportunities to engage their classes online inintellect ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  4. Literacy Engagement and Achievement Passport

    SBC: Knowledge Athletes, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    We propose to develop a web based educational software platform (Literacy Engagement and Achievement Passport or LEAP) that can be used by students to support higher levels of literacy engagement and achievement among adolescents,in traditional middle school and high school classes as well as other educational settings.

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  5. Diabetes Monitoring for Cognitively Impaired Adults

    SBC: MedGraph, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This project helps adults with cognitive impairments (CI), family members, other caregivers, and medical personnel in monitoring and controlling diabetes in a home setting. The project has fourobjectives: (1) to study how CI affects the over-all self-care, family care, and professional care ofpersons with diabetes; (2) to identify unique needs of adults ages 21-65 with diabetes who have mild tomod ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  6. Web Based Learning Environment for Calculus

    SBC: Second Avenue Software, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This project would build on the foundation established by WeBWork to integrate materials for the teaching of calculus developed by Dr. Timothy Cottrell of the Harley School in Rochester, New York and add new prototype functionality designed to engage students more actively in the learning process by asking dynamic interactive questions and enabling a sophisticated interactive graphing tool, while ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  7. Creating Audio-Tactile Illustrated Digital Talking Books Using a Digital Pen-Based Platform

    SBC: Touch Graphics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This project expands upon current digital talking book technology and creates and deliversan Illustrated Digital Talking Book (IDTB), which improves upon current technology by providingaccessible graphs, maps, diagrams, or other images. These books give readers control of audio-basedcontent playback and permit examination of raised-line and textured imagines in a traditional bookformat. Readers to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  8. SiC Avalanche Photodiodes and Arrays

    SBC: Aymont Technology, Inc.            Topic: S105

    Aymont Technology, Inc. (Aymont) will demonstrate the feasibility of SiC p-i-n avalanche photodiodes (APD) arrays. Aymont will demonstrate 4 x 4 arrays of 2 mm2 APDs for visible-blind high-sensitivity UV detection. These arrays will exhibit high gain (10^6), high quantum efficiency (peak < 50%), and high speed (). They will demonstrate scalability, allowing for larger arrays (20 x 20) in Phase ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Intelligent Flamefinder Detection and Alert System (IFDAS)

    SBC: INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONIC MACHINES CORPORATION            Topic: O202

    NASA test and launch facilities, such as those at Stennis, Marshall, and other locations, require large amounts of hydrogen as a primary rocket fuel; hydrogen is also of growing interest in the private sector. Unfortunately, hydrogen burns with an essentially invisible flame, making detection of hydrogen fires difficult. Current methods of detecting hydrogen leaks and fires are limited in a number ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Digital System e-Prognostics for Critical Aircraft Computer Systems

    SBC: Impact Technologies            Topic: A107

    Impact Technologies, in cooperation with Raytheon, proposes to develop and demonstrate an innovative prognostics approach for aircraft digital electronics. The proposed non-invasive prognostic approach consists of advanced software and a minimal sensing, focused on incipient fault detection, isolating failure modes and predicting remaining useful life using improved prognostic models. The innovati ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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