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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. 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
  2. A Collaborative Interface for Teacher-Student Interaction in Virtual Environments

    SBC: STRANGE LOOP GAMES INC.            Topic: edIES17R0005

    In prior projects, including a 2015 ED/IES SBIR award, the team developed two immersive multiplayer virtual game environments. In Eco and Colony, middle school students collaboratively apply scientific practices within the virtual worlds to address challenges, such as the availability of resources and energy and maintaining clean water. With this Phase I funding, the team is developing a prototype ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  3. Detecting Substandard, Nonconforming, Improperly Processed and Counterfeit Materiel

    SBC: Ocean Bay Information and Systems Management, LLC            Topic: DLA15C001

    Inspecting for and detecting counterfeit, unapproved material substitutions or substandard processed raw material using existing processes is difficult, time consuming and expensive.Ocean Bay, LLC and the Primary Investigator, Karen Bruer, formed a team consisting of Ocean Bay, LLC, Savanah River National Laboratory and Old Dominion University, to apply for DLA15C-001:Detecting Substandard, Noncon ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
  4. Genetics and breeding of mealworms and their microbiomes for improved production

    SBC: Beta Hatch Inc.            Topic: SB163002

    The challenge of producing enough food for our growing planet requires incredible innovation. Insects are a sustainable alternative to existing agricultural inputs. However, to penetrate the $400B global feed industry, insects need to be produced both at...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  5. Real-Time Metrology and Feedback Control for Additive Manufacturing

    SBC: Bridger Photonics, Inc.            Topic: SB163004

    SBIR Topic SB163-004 describes DARPAs need to develop a real-time system for active feedback control and process characterization of multi-material additive manufacturing. To fill this need, Bridger Photonics, Inc. (Bridger) will prove out an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  6. Enhanced Low-Power Transponder (ELT) for Spacecraft ID, Tracking, and Health Monitoring

    SBC: M42 Technologies, LLC            Topic: SB171015

    We propose to develop a system that will aid in the unique identification, accurate tracking, and state of health monitoring of satellites and other space objects. This system will consist of an Enhanced Low-Power Transponder (ELT) - a self-contained sm...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  7. GHz, Octavespanning Photodetectors for MWIR/LWIR


    Exploitation of new chip-scale optical frequency comb sources demands improvements in MWIR/LWIR detector performance, including: High speed (5 GHz); high sensitivity (NEP < 1pW/Hz1/2); broad spectral response (Octave); and thermo-electric cooler (TEC) operating temperature. No existing detector meets these demanding performance parameters. Phase I successfully designed and demonstrated an octave s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  8. OrbWeaver: System for Repurposing an ESPA Ring to Create a Large Phased Array SATCOM System

    SBC: TETHERS UNLIMITED, INC.            Topic: SB163012

    The OrbWeaver effort addresses DoD needs for affordable, resilient SATCOM capabilities by developing a system for recycling an unmodified ESPA ring on-orbit to form a large aperture phased array capable of providing high-bandwidth SATCOM services to K-ba...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  9. The Constructable Platform:Modular Architecture for a Persistent Platform in GEO

    SBC: TETHERS UNLIMITED, INC.            Topic: SB161007

    The Constructable Platform effort will define a modular, reconfigurable, and expandable architecture for a platform in GEO to provide persistent support infrastructure for multiple, diverse payloads. The platforms reusability will enable the infrastru...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  10. Prosthesis Smart Alignment Tool- ProSAT

    SBC: Orthocare Innovations LLC            Topic: DHA17008

    This Phase 1 SBIR program will result in a proof of concept the Prosthetic Smart Auto-Alignment Tool or ProSAT, which addresses the need to facilitate rapid, accurate, controllable adjustment of the physical alignment of the prosthesis. We are proposing a novel approach to the problem by creating a hybrid sensor and smart tool system that is nearly universally applicable to existing modular prosth ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Health Program

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