Award Data

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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 September, 2020.

  1. Epsilon-near-zero thermal emitter for combat identification

    SBC: Third Floor Materials, Inc.            Topic: SOCOM183004

    The USSOCOM is soliciting a thermal solution for combat identification (CID), which can be distributed to partner forces at low cost. Third Floor Materials (3FM) is proposing an innovative solution based on an emerging class of materials, epsilon-near-zero (ENZ) materials. The proposed approach will leverage the companys experience with these materials and proposes a solution with unique emissive ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  2. Low Profile Night Vision Goggle Mounting Solution

    SBC: Swift Universal Optical Systems LLC            Topic: SOCOM191003

    The current method of stowing night vision goggles (NVG) on the helmet when not in use is a recognized source of acute and chronic neck injury.A mechanical solution that allows the NVG to be stowed in a position that reduces torque on the operators neck is required. Such a solution would reduce the users fatigue in operation as well as the likelihood of long-term chronic injury by moving the cente ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  3. Bottom Feeder- A Highly Maneuverable Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

    SBC: Tridentis Advanced Marine Vehicles LLC            Topic: 822

    The Bottom Feeder project is designed to prove out the research done in Phase I using a prototype platform. The prototype will be a full size version of the platform designed during Phase I. The Phase I platform was designed to work in two operational configurations, a highly efficient mode and a highly maneuverable mode, with the ability to switch between them while submerged. The platform is equ ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. Single Photon Counting LIDAR Sensor

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: S1

    Sensors for spaceborne aerosol, cloud, and ocean (ACO) lidar must possess very wide dynamic range to cover the weakest stratospheric returns from the Rayleigh region and the strongest atmospheric targets, such as bright water clouds and strong reflections from the ocean surface. Currently this is not possible using a single sensor. To address NASArsquo;s need for next-generation spaceborne lidar s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. LaB6 and Iodine Resistant Miniature Cathodes for Small Thrusters

    SBC: E BEAM INC            Topic: Z10

    We offer a plasma cathode for micro Hall and ion thrusters of unprecedented power efficiency, low cost, compactness, and durability. It employs, among others, a very small planar scandate cathode as electron source. This is a revolutionary cathode technology only recently perfected by e beam inc. It is capable of delivering over 350 ma of discharge from an emitter area only 0.012 cm2. Efficiency i ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Internet of RAD Things: Multi-Detector Edge Intelligence for Integrated Sensor Networks

    SBC: BluEyeQ, LLC            Topic: HSB0191009

    BluEyeQ LLC and Los Alamos National Laboratory are pleased to propose an interoperable network of Internet of Things (IoT) enabledradiation detectors.With the emergence of high performance, low cost networking equipment and Big Data cloud analytics, the opportunityexists to harness the vision and intelligence available from distributed sensor data.Our proposal demonstrates a path to modernize past ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Homeland Security
  7. Augmented Commercial Radio for Navigation (ACORN)

    SBC: Setter Research, Inc.            Topic: HSB0181004

    The Global Positioning System (GPS) and other global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) are the critical providers of position, navigation, and time (PNT) information to an almost uncountable number of users and applications. Widespread dependence on GPS has led to awareness that GPS data availability is a single point of failure for many systems and applications. In addition, GPS signals are ver ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Homeland Security
  8. On-Demand Cost Situational Awareness for Urban Air Mobility

    SBC: Innovation Laboratory, Inc., The            Topic: A3

    Urban Air Mobility (UAM) will only be realized if the amount of people and vendors participating grows at a sufficient rate that allows for UAM to be profitable and beneficial to the passengers, airside service providers (ASPs), vertiport operators, and other stakeholders.nbsp; With the economy of scale, larger fleet sizes will bring down prices, and lower prices will encourage a greater number of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Pulsed Radiation-Induced Acoustics for Non-Destructive Testing

    SBC: Corvid Technologies LLC            Topic: Z11

    Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) using acoustic vibrations is a widely used method to assess unique structures and composite materials. Non-contact forms of ultrasonic NDE, such as laser-induced ultrasound, are particularly suited for in situ evaluation in extreme environments. Current limitations of this method include the inability to identify shadowed defects, probe double-walled vessels, and e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Autonomous Plant Watering System for Spacecraft

    SBC: Irpi LLC            Topic: H8

    Autonomous plant watering aboard spacecraft poses persistent challenges for fluid systems designers. However, recent advances in low-g capillary fluidics research are re-invigorating the path forward, making possible the practicable design, fabrication, testing, and demonstration of advanced watering systems for spacecraft plant growth facilities, research platforms, and habitats.nbsp;Such solutio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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