Award Data

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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 June, 2020.

  1. 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
  2. Advanced Micro-Induction Energy Source and Controls for Quality Metal Additive Manufacturing

    SBC: GRID LOGIC INCORPORATED            Topic: N162130

    It is becoming apparent that Additive Manufacturing (AM) systems energy sources have inherent shortcomings that must be overcome to achieve DOD-qualified part fabrication. An ideal AM energy source should have the ability to couple the heating mechanism to the characteristics of the feedstock; it must have in-process inspection capabilities that can track critical parameters; and it must provide f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Novel Pyrrhotite Detection Method in Concrete Aggregate

    SBC: METNA CO            Topic: N163137

    Pyrrhotite is an iron sulfide mineral found in diverse rock types. Its presence in the aggregate used for concrete construction can produce damaging effects associated with oxidation of pyrrhotite in the presence of water and oxygen. Available methods of detecting pyrrhotite do not suit routine field applications. This project will develop a portable test system based on NMR relaxometry principles ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Photonic Switch for Laser Power Distribution

    SBC: Eospace Inc.            Topic: N171013

    A very fast 1xN optical switch capable of handling high-optical power is proposed. It is designed for switching laser power from a central source to multiple outputs using photonic switch technology that does not have any mechanical moving parts. It is designed to have a very compact size and high-reliability operation suitable for airborne environment. The switching speed will be >10 W of optical ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Media Efficacy Return on Investment Tool (MERIT)

    SBC: Soar Technology, Inc.            Topic: N171021

    Augmented Reality (AR) as a concept has been in existence since the 1960s, used in fighter pilot cockpits for some time augmenting pilot performance. AR has continued to see technological leaps in accessibility and affordability with systems such as Google Glass and the Microsoft HoloLens becoming available to the general public. Mobile-based AR is also on the rise as smart phones become ubiquitou ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Aircrew-Mounted Self-Adjusting Tether System

    SBC: GS Engineering Services, Inc.            Topic: N171026

    Currently, mobile aircrew who serve in rotary wing and vertical lift platforms relay on a manually adjustable tether connected to the CMU-37/P Aircrew Endurance Vest for their primary restraint system while not seated. Aircrew members are at great risk of injury because they may be required to move around within the cabin at any time during the flight to perform various essential job functions. At ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Lightweight Self-Start System for T56 Engine Driven Aircraft

    SBC: Beck Engineering, Inc.            Topic: N171028

    The Navy needs a small, self-contained, lightweight system for starting E-2D T56 engines to allow for remote field operations. We propose to develop a Rocket Fuel Starter (RFS) to meet Navy needs. Our RFS uses a liquid-fuel rocket engine to drive a turbine that generates shaft power to start the T56 engine. We project our RFS will fit in available spaces and will weigh significantly less than 200 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Cavitation Peening for Improved Ballistic Performance

    SBC: Ormond, LLC            Topic: N171037

    A need exists to improve the ballistic response of armor for Littoral Combat Ships. Simply increasing armor thickness is unacceptable because the associated increase in weight and space would reduce vessel performance speed and range. Surface treatment techniques for current armor materials such as steel, aluminum and ceramic may improve armor performance significantly without an associated weight ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Long Term, Low Voltage Storage of High Power and Energy Dense Batteries

    SBC: Navitas Advanced Solutions Group, LLC            Topic: N171046

    Navitas proposes to develop and demonstrate a lithium battery stable under long term storage at 0V. Cathode and anode additives will be used to pin the anode potential below the copper dissolution potential at 0V cell potential. Copper dissolution will be further mitigated through electrolyte additives. A synthetic SEI layer will be created on the anode to stabilize against degradation if the anod ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Novel Composite for High Performance Thermal Interface Material

    SBC: GLACIGEN MATERIALS, INC.            Topic: N171081

    Navy operational needs dictate that thermal interface materials (TIMs) have high thermal conductance, high dielectric strength, form non-permanent bonds, and be resilient to vibration and abrasion. Available TIMs each satisfy a portion of these requirements, but not all of them.Glacigen Materials will develop a new class of TIM by creating a novel composite material. This material will be embodied ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseNavy
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