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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. 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. Development, Validation, and Implementation of CMC Algorithm into a Software Platform for Firearm Analysis

    SBC: Cadre Research Labs (Illinois) LLC            Topic: NA

    The research involves implementation of a comparison algorithm for firearm forensics. The Congruent Matching Cells (CMC) algorithm has been developed by NIST yet does not appear in any commercially available software. As requested in the call for proposals, we will implement the algorithm in the C++ programming language and validate CMC using two specified datasets. In addition, we will incorporat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. XpressRules-PM: Commercial Implementation of PM/NGAC

    SBC: XpressRules LLC            Topic: NA

    This proposal represents a collaborative response by XpressRules and NIST to a two-fold demand from the information security marketplace. The business requirement (for true policy governance) is that asset owners and steward themselves-and not IT—become directly accountable for the life cycles of their rules and policies. The technical requirement (for an adequate data model) is that the policie ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. Absolute Distance Interferometer for Manufacturing Metrology Applications

    SBC: Bridger Photonics, Inc.            Topic: NA

    Bridger Photonics, Inc. proposes to develop an absolute length metrology sensor that will simultaneously provide >1,000 measurements per second, 0.5 m maximum measurement distance. Bridger’s solution is will fill a gap in precision measurement technology for applications that require rapid monitoring of macroscopic distances such as positioning and calibration of surface metrology systems (CMM, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  6. Many Octave, Ultra-Sensitive Low Frequency Receivers

    SBC: XCelerICs, LLC            Topic: N162122

    The proposal aims at developing super-resolution (26-bits) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) having an instantaneous bandwidth of 20 MHz by using "derivative-sampling" that breaks the Shannon-Nyquist criteria of sampling. Derivative sampling would sample the signal and its higher-order derivatives at sub-Nyquist to achieve larger bandwidth and resolution. The sub-Nyquist samples of the signals a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Computational Tools to Enable Development of Alloys and Coatings for Advanced Gas Turbine Engines

    SBC: QUESTEK INNOVATIONS LLC            Topic: N162128

    QuesTek Innovations LLC, a leader in the field of Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME), proposes to develop an ICME analysis tools for marine gas turbine engine material optimization. QuesTek will build upon its licensed and previously developed HEA and Ni-based superalloy databases to assess the thermodynamic and kinetic descriptions of hot section materials. Using experimental d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
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