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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. Utility Arm ¿An Upper Limb Prosthesis

    SBC: MOTION CONTROL, INC            Topic: N/A

    Motion Control will develop an innovative body-powered (BP) upper extremity (UE) prosthetic system which offers substantial improvements in functionality, comfort, and aesthetics, for persons with UE deficiencies at all levels. This “Utility Arm” system will in¬crease independence and work capabilities for users of arm prostheses, with less com-plexity than a full myoelectric arm s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Education
  2. New Electro-Hydraulic Foot Prosthesis.

    SBC: MOTION CONTROL, INC            Topic: N/A

    Motion Control, Inc. (MCI) will complete an electronic-controlled version of the advanced hydraulic foot/ankle which will demonstrate the feasibility of the automatic adjustment of resistance throughout the range of motion.  The advanced MCI Foot, especially the automatic controlled version, is expected to contribute to the function of the prosthesis wearer, resulting in advanced and more nat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Education
  3. Haptic Feedback Improvements for Prostheses

    SBC: Orthocare Innovations LLC            Topic: N/A

    Haptic feedback improvements for prostheses tactile sensory feedback or haptic is a fundamental element of life.  While vital for interaction with the outside world, current prostheses do not have a mechanism to convey sensory information, making it difficult for users to feel connected to their environments through their prostheses, and to engage in active grasping and exploration tasks.&nbs ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Education
  4. Remote Release Device for Marine Mammal Electronic Tags

    SBC: Wildlife Computers, Inc.            Topic: N09T029

    Design and evaluate components for a new device for remotely releasing electronic tags that have been attached to marine animals with a focus on a novel approach for the release mechanism. Current methods for releasing tags include corrodible metal pins and mechanical devices for cutting plastic or steel wires. These methods are less reliable because the attachment wires and pins may prematurely ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Portable Friction Stir Welding Technology for Aluminum Fabrication

    SBC: Advanced Metal Products Inc.            Topic: N07T032

    During Phase I, goals of initial design and demonstration of system concepts for a portable friction stir welding (FSW) system were successfully completed. During Phase II, the objective is to design, fabricate, and demonstrate a portable and versatile FSW system. To support AMP’s design, BYU will continue engineering and application studies in parallel with the design effort. BYU will optimize ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Global Information Grid (GIG) Tactical Edge Networks (TEN)

    SBC: COCO COMMUNICATIONS CORP.            Topic: N07111

    The United States Navy has operational requirements for connectivity to all tactical participants in warfighting operations. Navy SBIR N07-111 Phase I demonstrated the use of the CoCo protocol for use in Tactical Edge Network (TEN) – MANET networks with highly mobile participants, rapidly changing topologies, and unreliable transports. Phase II of this effort will demonstrate the use of this pro ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. LINEARIZED WIDEBAND DC to 20 GHz FIBER OPTIC TRANSMITTER

    SBC: Eospace Inc.            Topic: N091006

    EOSPACE will study the development of a Linearized Wideband Fiber Optic Transmitter for use in High Dynamic Range Analog Fiber Optic Links. The transmitter will consists of a unique EOSPACE wideband, linearized modulator integrated with a high power CW laser. A new packaging approach will offer record performance capabilities, while allowing fiber optic distribution networks to offer a twofold red ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Ultra-High-Efficiency Lithium Niobate Modulators

    SBC: Eospace Inc.            Topic: N07190

    Lithium Niobate electro-optic modulators with improved efficiency achieved via novel device geometrical configurations. The objective on the proposed work is on the development of LiNbO3 modulators designs with novel device geometries to achieve low Vpi and low optical loss performance beyond the current sate-of-the-art. The modulator design is compatible with modulation bandwidths to Ka band. The ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. SVELTE: Lightweight MAD Sensor Towing System for UAVs and Small Helicopters

    SBC: TETHERS UNLIMITED, INC.            Topic: N08001

    Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI) proposes to develop a “Small VEhicle Lightweight Towing Equipment” (SVELTE) system to enable small aircraft and UAVs to deploy and tow magnetic anomaly detection (MAD) sensors with highly stable sensor attitude. In our Phase I effort, we met the challenging weight and stability requirements by developing a novel ‘orbital winch’ mechanism, designing and prototy ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Low Maintenance and Low Cost Cryocooler

    SBC: INFINIA CORPORATION            Topic: N091051

    Cryocoolers currently in use for High Temperature Superconducting Degaussing (HTSDG) systems onboard Navy ships (Gifford McMahon based) meet the basic performance requirement of 200 W of heat lift at 50°K. However they are inefficient (7.5 kW input power) and prone to frequent maintenance (10,000 hours). Infinia Corporation proposes the development of a maintenance-free, highly efficient practica ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy

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