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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. A Portable Digital Fluorescence and Aerosol Lidar for Stand-off Detection of Biological Agents


    We propose to build a rugged, low-cost fluorescence and aerosol lidar for detection and identification of bio-agent aerosols. By utilizing digital detection several orders of magnitude improvement in lidar performance is achieved, resulting in a muchsmaller lidar with superior range and sensitivity compared to analog detection lidars. The feasibility of fluorescence portable digital lidar was es ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  4. Ink-Jet Printing of Gradient Index of Refraction Lenses

    SBC: MicroFab Technologies Inc            Topic: N/A

    We propose to develop a rapid prototyping/manufacturing technology for the direct-write fabrication of optical components, including GRIN (Gradient index of Refraction) lenses up to 6 inches in diameter. We will build a GRIN Lens Printing Platform whichwill utilize a 3D ink-jet printing approach with multiple print heads having fluids of differing refractive index, and we will use this machine to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  5. A Novel Omnidirectional Infrared (OMIR) 3D Sensor

    SBC: TECHNEST, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The primary objective of this SBIR is to investigate a novel OMIR (OMnidirectional InfraRed) imaging sensor concept, which provides a low-cost solution to obtain video rate 360-degree IR images for situation awareness for the space/aerial and groundvehicles. In our Phase I effort, we have successfully demonstrated the feasibility of the OMIR concept. Specifically, our accomplishments include: (a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  6. Miniature Piezomotors

    SBC: Wilcoxon Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Piezoelectric actuators and motors promise to deliver useful work at power densities and order of magnitude greater than that of their electromagnetic counterparts. The circuit concept developed is for a resonant, regenerative switching piezomotor driveamplifier that would efficiently transfer electrical energy that could be coupled into mechanical work through a piezoelectric actuator. The motor/ ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  7. MEMS Biosensor for In Situ Drinking Water Analysis

    SBC: AGAVE BIOSYSTEMS INC.            Topic: N/A

    The occurrence of causative agents such as Cryptosporidium parvum and other pathogens in water supplies presents a critical issue. Transmitted through water and animals, these organisms provide a reservoir of infection, which results in the excretion of the environmentally stable cysts or oocysts that are impervious to inactivation by many drinking water disinfectants. Cryptosporidium infections a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. A New Microfludic System for the Determination of Cryptosporidium Oocysts in Water

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Cryptosporidium, originating from contamination of public drinking water supplies, ponds, rivers, or swimming pools, have cause large-scale and deadly outbreaks, which became a major cause of waterborne infectious diseases. Since 1991, the percent of outbreaks attributable to Cryptosporidium has doubled, and in the 1993-1994 period, 17 percent of all outbreaks were caused by Cryptosporidium. In 19 ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. A Novel Method for Converting a Negative Value Waste Into a Commodity Chemical

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: N/A

    It is estimated that there are approximately 300 million tires discarded each year in the United States and this is in addition to the 800 million scrap tires that reside in landfills and tire dumps throughout the country. About 180 million are recycled, and the remaining 120 million scrap tires are discarded (legally or illegally) in landfills or tire dumps. Current tire reuse technologies offer ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. 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

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