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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. Precision 10 kV Programmable Voltage Source

    SBC: Low Thermal Electronics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Low Thermal Electronics, Inc. proposes to design a stand-alone, programmable voltage source capable of supplying precision voltages in the range of zero to 1,000 volts direct current (DC), with options for scaling up to 10,000 volts, and with a total expanded uncertainty (k=2) of less than 10uV/V for the 10,000 volt version. This instrument will improve state-of-the-art measurements in high resist ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Compact Vapor Cell Technology for Rydberg‐Atom RF Metrology

    SBC: ColdQuanta, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    ColdQuanta seeks to develop compact vapor cells designed specifically for high-accuracy RF metrology with Rydberg atoms. Sensors utilizing these vapor cells can take advantage of Rydberg atoms’ exceptional sensitivity to RF, microwave, and millimeter radiation between 1 and 1000 GHz. Featuring resolutions down to the uV/cm level, the accuracy of these devices will be at least ten times better th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Low‐Latency High‐reliability Wireless Protocol for Advanced Manufacturing Applications

    SBC: InfoBeyond Technology LLC            Topic: N/A

    Advanced manufacture requires low-latency and high-reliability wireless communications between the sensors/actuators and the central controller. However, the current wireless protocols cannot meet such stringent latency and reliability requirements. In this project, InfoBeyond advocates L2Wireless (Low-Latency High-reliability Wireless Protocol Using Cooperative Relaying and Network Coding) to add ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. ISABEL- Integrated Secure Automated Bug Extraction List

    SBC: SIFT, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The ISABEL program will create symbolic execution signatures to classify bugs in the NIST Bugs Framework. Using the symbolic execution signature ISABEL will find a program input to trigger the bug using fuzz testing. ISABEL will integrate its bug categorization and bug triggering capability with a software development environment using a flexible framework that will allow both open source and comm ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. Optical Device for Sorting Particles by Size

    SBC: En'Urga, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase 1 project will evaluate the feasibility of an innovative optical sizer for estimating drop sizes in sprays that have very small drops. The technique is based on the NIST provisional patent (application number 62/358,264). The NIST invention sorts particles by size over the range of 10nm to 10μm. Drop sizing is achieved in these sprays using an intense ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  6. A Model-Based Solution to Improve the Accessibility and Affordability of Manufacturing System Simulations

    SBC: MBSE Tools, Inc. d.b.a. ModGeno            Topic: N/A

    The vision is to provide decision-makers with effective, fast, and inexpensive analysis tools to answer "What-If" and "What-Should" questions about manufacturing systems. Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is a modeling methodology with widespread contemporary use in manufacturing, and our strategy is to start with VSM as a deployment beachhead for the eventual deployment of a more generic manufacturing s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  7. Interactive Software Tools for Processing QIF-formatted Part Models to Generate Realistic and Accurate Measurement Plans and Programs in Standard Digital Languages

    SBC: MetroSage, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The QIF standard shows the promise of offering an environment where best-in-class metrology applications can be linked to yield solutions that are automated, optimized, adaptive, and traceable, maintaining the agility required to ensure U. S. global competitiveness. While the QIF standard has reached a substantial level of comprehensiveness and maturity, the embodiment of the standard in actual, c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  8. Large Field of View Microscope for Rapid, High-Resolution Imaging

    SBC: Nikira Labs, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    In this SBIR effort, Nikira Labs Inc. proposes to develop a high-resolution (< 1 micron) microscope that can rapidly (< 30 seconds) image a large field of view (> 1 cm2). The technology will provide both bright-field and fluorescence imaging and be capable of retrofitting into a wide variety of existing microscopes at a low retail price. This work will complement the microscopy efforts that are on ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  9. Development, Validation, and Implementation of CMC Algorithm into a Software Platform for Firearm Analysis

    SBC: Cadre Research Labs            Topic: N/A

    The research involves implementation of a comparison algorithm for firearm forensics. The Congruent Matching Cells (CMC) algorithm has been developed by NIST yet does not appear in any commercially available software. As requested in the call for proposals, we will implement the algorithm in the C++ programming language and validate CMC using two specified datasets. In addition, we will incorporat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  10. XpressRules-PM: Commercial Implementation of PM/NGAC

    SBC: XpressRules LLC            Topic: N/A

    This proposal represents a collaborative response by XpressRules and NIST to a two-fold demand from the information security marketplace. The business requirement (for true policy governance) is that asset owners and steward themselves-and not IT—become directly accountable for the life cycles of their rules and policies. The technical requirement (for an adequate data model) is that the policie ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology

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