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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. An Optical Imaging System to Characterize Mechanical Deformation at Microscopic Length Scale

    SBC: Additive Manufacturing Innovations LLC            Topic: 90

    Additive Manufacturing Innovations LLC (AM-Innov) in collaboration with Clarkson University and Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) proposes a new optical imaging system to characterize microscopic deformation of materials. The system, named as a Mechanical Testing at Microscale system (MT@micro), uses a micro-tensile testing device to mechanically load the specimen uniaxially and an optical imaging p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Standardizing Grease Sampling and Characterization By Automated Online Device

    SBC: Poseidon Systems, LLC            Topic: 90

    Scheduled grease sampling is one of the more reliable methods for detecting mechanical issues within machinery. Offline laboratory‐based analysis of the grease can indicate component failures, such as spalling via high concentrations of ferrous particulates. However, consistency, costs, and frequency of sampling are less than ideal. Manually collecting grease samples can put personnel in danger ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Nanomachine Device for Semiconductor Process Control Monitoring

    SBC: Xallent LLC            Topic: None

    Conventional characterization and test methods are increasingly ineffective when applied to structures less than 100 nanometers, causing challenges across R&D, process control and failure analysis. An increasing number of subtle defects become prominent drivers of failure as device size and operating margins decrease, e.g., processing anomalies in thin gate oxides, substrate problems related to do ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. Continuous Learning for Additive Manufacturing Processes Through Advanced Data Analytics

    SBC: Senvol LLC            Topic: NA

    Additive manufacturing (AM) is a promising manufacturing technique for end-use parts that can solve challenges for American manufacturers in many industries, e.g. aerospace, defense, automotive, energy, and healthcare. However, despite the potential that AM offers, the rate of AM adoption in industry is very slow. This is because AM suffers from low repeatability and quality consistency issues, wh ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. Development, Validation, and Implementation of CMC Algorithm into a Software Platform for Firearm Analysis

    SBC: Cadre Research Labs (Illinois) LLC            Topic: NA

    The research involves implementation of a comparison algorithm for firearm forensics. The Congruent Matching Cells (CMC) algorithm and its associated CMF, CMPS, and CMX methods have been developed by NIST yet do not appear in any commercially available software. As requested in the call for proposals, we will implement the algorithms in the C++ programming language, we will validate their performa ...

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

    SBC: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: SOCOM172002

    Oceanit proposes to develop novel nutraceutical and/or pharmaceuticals to enhance important USSOCOM Multi-Purpose Canine (MPC) performance attributes that optimize their performance, improve recovery time when wounded and increase their survivability.

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  7. Telesculptor Live

    SBC: Kitware, Inc.            Topic: SOCOM173003

    Special Forces need a clear, timely understanding of their operational environment.Imagery from unmanned aerial vehicles can familiarize a warfighter with a location but simply looking at videos or still imagery can be confusing.What direction is the UAV looking fromWhich of many similar buildings is in viewIn intelligence, speed of collection and processing can be just as important as accuracy. 3 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  8. Cloud Data Synchronization with Limited Bandwidth Communications

    SBC: BLACK RIVER SYSTEMS COMPANY INC            Topic: SOCOM163005

    As the DoD continues to develop applications backed by cloud-based data and enterprise infrastructures, remote-sites will require on-site data caches to permit operation during periods of disconnect from the enterprise.To address this challenge for SOCOMs Chimera system, Black River will develop a stand-alone Chimera system that is independent of Amazon cloud software; develop bi-directional data ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  9. Innovative CubeSat Payloads for USSOCOM Space Missions

    SBC: A-TECH CORPORATION            Topic: SOCOM17003

    Small satellites have proven capable and cost effective, and innovative payloads and technologies will expand the mission space that CubeSats can support. ATA proposes to build a CubeSat-sized laser communications prototype payload, adapting high photon efficiency optical communications techniques to achieve data transfer rates up to 100 mega-bits per second (Mbps) with the small apertures require ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  10. Development, Validation, and Implementation of CMC Algorithm into a Software Platform for Firearm Analysis

    SBC: Cadre Research Labs (Illinois) LLC            Topic: NA

    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
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