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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. OpenWater- A citizen science monitoring platform

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 833

    Ensuring the health of coastal marine ecosystems has emerged as one of the primary environmental concerns of this century. Frequent monitoring of water quality is required to establish baseline levels, allow identification of anomalies, and enable early detection of problems. Citizen science programs have been shown to be a highly effective method of monitoring water quality. Creare proposes to de ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  6. A Compact and Agile Fixed-Wing UAS for VTOL Shipboard Operations

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 832

    Commercially available unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) are not well designed to meet requirements for many atmospheric measurement applications, including deployment from ships, long endurance, and low cost. Multi-rotor UASs have recently gained popularity as a lowcost platform use in measurement and monitoring applications, but these systems have limited endurance and payload capabilities. Exist ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  7. Manual and Automated Marine Weather Observations Using Smartphones

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 826

    Accurate marine weather nowcasts and forecasts are critical requirements for mariners to maintain situational awareness and ensure safe navigation for vessels, passengers, crew, and cargo. To best achieve this, reliable observations of atmospheric and sea conditions must be available at high spatial and temporal coverage. Unfortunately, existing approaches for marine weather observations are inade ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  8. Intruder Alert System for Small Unit Protection

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: N162075

    Small units are under constant threat of surprise contact with dismounted enemy forces. Small units need a reliable, low-latency, virtual trip-wire system to provide perimeter and area security. Existing systems are unsuitable. Generally, they were designed for the protection of larger installations or for use as remote intelligence assets. As a result, for small unit protection, they are too big, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. High-Speed Amphibious Assault Vehicle Hull

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: N162078

    To facilitate assault operations, the Marines need an amphibious vehicle that can quickly move troops and equipment between ships and the shore. However, due to an increased level of sophistication in the anti-ship weapons available to potential adversaries, Navy ships must remain far from shore during assault operations (i.e., many tens of miles). This creates a need for assault vehicles that can ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Compact, Lightweight Shipboard Refrigerant Phase Separator

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: N162127

    Two-phase refrigerant pumped-loop systems are a promising approach to efficiently and effectively remove heat from high-power density electronics, sensors, and weapon systems of future warships. One of the key technical challenges of these new thermal systems is maintaining the flow stability and system reliability under the dynamic motion of a ship. To address these challenges, we propose to de ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseNavy
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