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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. Alternative Transducers for Handheld Automatic Speech Recognition in Military Environments

    SBC: MAYUR TECHNOLOGIES            Topic: SB031007

    The DARPA Phraselator currently deployed in overseas military operations is capable of translating spoken English language phrases into audible Pashto, Urdu, Dari, and Arabic language phrases. Although usable, the Phraselator is highly vulnerable to typical military environment noise resulting in significant loss of accuracy due to the limitations of existing microphone technology. Therefore the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  2. Manufacturing Assembly Technology for Producing Low-Cost Mini SEMs

    SBC: ZYVEX Corporation            Topic: SB031017

    This program will provide a key manufacturing breakthrough for high-performance inexpensive miniature SEMs. We plan to develop a MEMS, microassembly-based, fully functional mini-SEM having 1/10,000 the volume of current units. Zyvex is a dynamic small firm with a highly qualified technical team, experienced management, and the advantage of a $25M / 5 year NIST-ATP award that is funding the continu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  3. StoryTiles: Programmable Manipulatives to Improve Language, Sequencing, Theory of Mind, and Play Skills in Children with Autism

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    IAI will develop and field test StoryTiles, a device with programmable manipulatives that foster language, sequencing, theory of mind, and play skills among children with autism. Children will be able to use this device to experiment with storytelling, and in doing so, work with sequencing, creative play, and language structures as they manipulate programmable, tangible objects.

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Education
  4. Individual Soldier LADAR (ISL)

    SBC: Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation            Topic: SB032039

    The Systems and Process Engineering Corporation (SPEC) will develop the Individual Soldier LADAR (ISL) which will use a proven high accuracy phase detected range circuit to determine range profiling to 1/8-inch accuracy. This circuit allows the ISL to operate as a Class I eye-safe device and still achieve the needed range. The ISL also utilizes ultra short pulse lengths, allowing improved signal ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  5. Feasibility test of on-line coaching for the collaborative reform model

    SBC: Evaluation and Applied Research Associates            Topic: N/A

    The proposed research seeks to test the feasibility of integrating on-line coaching and technical assistance into the Collaborative Reform Model, a school improvement and community involvement program of the Louisiana Alliance for Education Reform. The Alliance has worked with school districts in the rural parishes of southeast Louisiana since 1992, providing leadership training, structured coachi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Education
  6. Software tools for federal student aid advisors

    SBC: UserWorks, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Abstract not provided by the Grantee.

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Education
  7. A Novel Integrated Emotional State Recognition System Using 3D Imaging and Thermal Analysis

    SBC: TECHNEST, INC.            Topic: SB032038

    A critical drawback of existing automatic facial expression classification, gesture analysis, and emotional state recognition technology is the lack of integrated and complimentary measurement modalities to perform reliable cognitive and emotional state assessment in operational environment. The purpose of this SBIR is to develop a novel, integrated sensor that incorporates three sensing modaliti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  8. Cognitive Processing Hardware Elements

    SBC: HOPLITE SYSTEMS LLC.            Topic: SB041019

    Hoplite Systems LLC proposes to implement the Soar cognitive architecture within a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). This system, called the RAISE (Reconfigurable Architecture for Improved Soar Execution) will demonstrate that an FPGA's parallel, reconfigurable, multi-clock capabilities enable significantly better Soar processing performance than a traditional CPU. Hoplite will also develop ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  9. Hardware Architectures for Flexible Component-Based Hybrid Cognitive Systems

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: SB041019

    Creating a realization of cognitive processes, reasoning, and behavior is a challenging problem due to its size, scope and complexity. Current realizations of cognitive systems are software based and typically implemented on conventional von Neumann processors. However, performance is a constraining factor in applications that require extensive testing, training and learning as well as in the im ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  10. Multi-GHz InP TFT

    SBC: Lightspin Technologies Inc            Topic: ST041005

    This project proposes design, construction and demonstration of a new type of thin-film transistor (TFT), based on indium phosphide compound semiconductors. Models predict unity power gain and unity current gain (fT and fmax) above 10 GHz for the new TFTs in a polycrystalline form compatible with large-area deposition & patterning on flexible metal foils or polymer sheets, using low cost, large (> ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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