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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. Developing Silicon Nanowire Sensors to Measuring Host-Cell Proteins at a Biomanufacturing Line

    SBC: Advanced Silicon Group            Topic: None

    Our biosensor is made of silicon nanowire arrays functionalized with antibodies to measure the concentration of specific proteins. In this grant we will take a sensor that has been demonstrated for use in measuring a set of generic host cell proteins and we will apply the sensor to measure a set of proteins for a specific cell line. In doing so, we will demonstrate the utility of our sensor to be ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Advanced Interference Mitigation Technologies for Wideband Tactical Radios

    SBC: Metamagnetics Inc.            Topic: SOCOM183002

    Metamagnetics proposes to demonstrate innovative methods of protecting receivers from large interference signals and associated intermodulation distortion (IMD) products. This solution will be applicable to a wide variety of fielded and next-generation tactical communications radios. First, we will conduct a systems study to evaluate the trade space of state-of-the-art (SOTA) hardware and software ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  3. Daytime Marker

    SBC: Forward Photonics LLC            Topic: SOCOM173001

    There exists a challenge in observing laser designated targets in full daylight conditions for currently fielded near-infrared (NIR) laser designators. The visibility difficulty arises primarily from the significant background signal produced by the sun, which closely mimics the spectral signature of a blackbody . By extending the wavelength region in which laser designators/markers operate into t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  4. Measuring the Concentration of Host-cell Proteins in Biomanufacturing Using Silicon Nanowire Array Sensors

    SBC: Advanced Silicon Group            Topic: NA

    Our innovation is a low cost, sensitive, quantitative biosensor that can detect many biomarkers on the same chip. Our sensor consists of vertically aligned silicon nanowires. The silicon nanowires’ high surface area to volume ratio makes them sensitive to the environment around them and can thus lead to high sensitivity detection. Each of the nanowires can be functionalized to be sensitive to ei ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. Enhanced Canine Performance, Protection and Survivability

    SBC: Virtech Bio, Inc.            Topic: SOCOM172002

    The goal of this Proposal is treatment of hemorrhage in SOCOM canines using a novel hemoglobin resuscitation fluid with oxygen carrying and plasma expansion properties (VIR-VET, a product of VirTech Bio). VIR-VET is designed to provide immediate hemodynamic stability and oxygenation to injured canines with blood loss. The product has advantages over traditional military fluid therapies: 1) As cell ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  6. Enhanced Canine Performance, Protection and Survivability

    SBC: REJUVENATE BIO INC            Topic: SOCOM172002

    Multi-Purpose Canines (MPCs) are an integral aspect of the US military. The continued expansion and use of these indispensable force multipliers in an intense, ever-changing and complex battlefield requires enhancing their innate capabilities in a timely manner. Additionally, canines have a relatively short life span, and considering the substantial training period that MPCs must undergo, their ef ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  7. Widely-Tunable Distributed-feedback Mid-Infrared Laser for Standoff Chemical Detection

    SBC: Pendar Technologies, LLC            Topic: A10075

    The Special Operations Forces require the compact capability to rapidly and safely scan an enclosed space and assess the presence of drugs, explosive, or other chemicals in order to support quickly search a room for potential evidence and reduce hostile risks.Pendar is proposing to develop for the current program a handheld standoff chemical detector with a capability for 2-m standoff chemical ana ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  8. Human Performance Optimization

    SBC: REJUVENATE BIO INC            Topic: SOCOM17C001

    Special Operations Forces (SOF) are an integral aspect of the US military. SOF operators are among the most elite and highly qualified individuals in the U.S. military. As such, extraordinary physical and mental demands are placed upon them to excel in extreme environments for extended periods of time. This unrelenting cycle of combat deployments and intense pre-deployment training shortens the fu ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  9. System for Nighttime and Low-Light Face Recognition

    SBC: SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH LLC            Topic: SOCOM18A001

    Face recognition performance using deep learning has seen dramatic improvements in recent years. This improvement has been fueled in part by the curation of large labeled training datasets with millions of images of hundreds of thousands of subjects.This results in effective generalization for matching over pose, illumination, expression and age variation, however these datasets have traditionally ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  10. Daytime Marker

    SBC: JGM ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: SOCOM173001

    Phase I work will combine computer modeling and lab experiments to demonstrate feasibility of a hand-held marker / designator that can generate laser emission at 1064 nm, a wavelength in the 3000 to 4200 nm range, and at a wavelength in the 4400 to 5400 nm range.By improving laser beam quality by a factor of 4 to 16, we will reduce laser output pulse energy requirements by a factor of 10 to 100 at ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command

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