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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. Interactive Administrator Dashboard for Improving School-Wide Behavior Supports

    SBC: Liveschool Inc.            Topic: edIES15R0005

    In prior research and development, the project team developed LiveSchool, an online platform to track student behavior. With this Phase I funding, the team will develop and test a prototype of an administrator dashboard. The dashboard will generate reports on individual student behavior patterns across classes and on the prevalence of behavioral issues across different teachers. The dashboard will ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  4. SPA Powered Cyber Health and Status Data Collection

    SBC: CIPHERDYNE, INC.            Topic: MDA16005

    We will research effective monitoring techniques and begin development of a network appliance that implements cyber monitoring and data collection, while protecting this service using Single Packet Authorization. This fusion of monitoring and proactive protection will provide effective protection for and monitoring of the systems in question. Approved for Public Release | 16-MDA-8917 (15 Novembe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. System Integrated Approach for Multi-Object Payload Deployment

    SBC: Systima Technologies, Inc.            Topic: MDA15018

    The MDA has identified that the United States must improve the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) to defeat the evolving threat against the US and its allies. In response, the MDA is planning to add a multi-object deployment approach to the BMDS architecture placing multiple Redesigned Kill Vehicles (RKVs) on each interceptor. Systima Technologies, Inc. (Systima) will develop innovative solut ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. UCDS Propulsion Modeling

    SBC: GLOYER-TAYLOR LABORATORIES LLC            Topic: MDA09T009

    History has repeatedly shown that combustion instability is the greatest technical risk faced in any chemical propulsion development program, with some form of pressure oscillations experienced in practically every engine development effort. The costs to mitigate combustion instability can be extremely large due the need to rely upon hardware intensive build and test efforts. This combination of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Lithium Oxyhalide Battery Separator Material

    SBC: eSpin Technologies, Inc.            Topic: MDA15027

    eSpin Technologies will design the scale up machine to produce novel high performance separator for lithium primary batteries. The process will be developed to produce novel separator and a variants which has the potential of a significantly higher volumetric efficiency for electrolyte storage capacity and kinetics to distribute electrolyte flow within nanoporous channel efficiently. This new sep ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Machine learning for standoff detection of Special Nuclear Material (SNM)

    SBC: Clostra, Inc.            Topic: DTRA162001

    "Deep Learning for standoff detection of Special Nuclear Material (DLeN) applies the same deep learning techniques that allow computers to beat human performance in image recognition and the game of Go to detecting Special Nuclear Material. Spectral analysis and signal processing can in some cases be augmented by the use of much larger neural nets that conduct much deeper analysis of features of t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  9. Novel Munition Technologies to Attack and Defeat Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

    SBC: Hyperion Technology Group, Inc.            Topic: DTRA143004

    Traditional weapon systems often fail to meet the requirements of close combat typical of the previously discussed engagement, where insurgents often blend in or store weapon amongst friendly or non-combatant forces, to shield them from precision strike munitions of a technologically superior force. This type of warfare has led to an increased focus on the use of less-lethal weapons, to reduce let ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  10. Advanced Fast Shutter for Debris Mitigation

    SBC: Hyperion Technology Group, Inc.            Topic: DTRA143007

    In an effort to development more robust optical system coatings DTRA, in collaboration with Sandia National Labs, is working to characterize the degradation of optical materials for space systems when exposed to high intensely EUV/ cold x-rays. The experiments utilizes the Double Eagle z-pinch facility which generates high current, high voltage arc pinch plasma to produce an intense EUV and cold x ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency

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