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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. Bragg Grating Enhanced Narrowband Single Photon SPDC Source

    SBC: Gener8, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Spontaneous Parametric Down Conversion (SPDC) is currently an active research area in quantum communications (QC) to develop entangled single photon sources. However, the bandwidth of current SPDC sources is too broad for many applications. NIST researchers have modeled a solution to this problem that reduces the bandwidth by >50. We propose to fabricate a prototype of the NIST device by developin ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Digital Micromirror Device Detection Scheme for Transmission Scanning Electron Microscopy

    SBC: Radiabeam Technologies, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Accurate quantitative characterization of materials is crucial for a wide range of industrial and research applications. New transmission scanning electron microscopy (t-SEM) methods have the potential for high-resolution imaging similar to transmission electron microscopy (TEM) with a less expensive, more widely available SEM system. In Phase I, RadiaBeam Technologies demonstrated the feasibility ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Advanced Tactile Sensing for Dexterous Robot Hands in Industrial Automation and Assembly

    SBC: Syntouch L.L.C.            Topic: N/A

    Robotic actuators exceed human speed, accuracy, and strength, but human hands are regarded as the ultimate in dexterity. We propose this is due absent human-like tactile sensing and intelligent reflexive behaviors in robots. We’ve created multimodal compliant tactile sensors that mimic the sensory ability of the human fingertip and algorithms that fill this absence. In this research we will inte ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. Cryptographics Acceleration for Border Gateway Protocol Security (CaBGPSEC)

    SBC: Antara Teknik LLC            Topic: 9020177R

    Current Border Gateway System (GBP) does not include provisions for security features and is vulnerable to malicious attacks targeting the control plane. The Internet Engineering Taskforce is developing BGPSEC (BGP with Security) to provide path security for BGP route advertisements. The extension is meant to provide resiliency against route hijacks and Autonomous System (AS) path modifications. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. Spectrally Pure Eye-Safe Laser (SPESL)

    SBC: Luminit LLC            Topic: N/A

    To help with the detection of carbon dioxide, methane, and certain gaseous pollutants, NIST is seeking narrow linewidth, tunable and band-selectable, diode-pumped solid-state lasers in the wavelength region between 1550 nm and 1650 nm. Luminit proposes to develop the Spectrally Pure Eye-Safe Laser (SPESL). The SPESL is an Er:YAG laser, side pumped by semiconductor lasers in the erbium absorption b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  6. Tunable Electro-Optic Laser Scanner (TEOLS)

    SBC: Luminit LLC            Topic: N/A

    In Phase I, Luminit will demonstrate Tunable Electro-Optic Laser Scanner (TEOLS) feasibility by conducting technical analysis and simulation and initially test a proof-of-concept prototype. In Phase II, Luminit plans to develop an engineering prototype TEOLS that can be incorporated into existing NIST LADAR imager hardware prototypes for testing and validation, leading to a rapid 3D LADAR imager d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  7. Cognitive Residential Heat Pump Fault Detection and Diagnostic Datalogger

    SBC: MANAGEMENT SCIENCES INC            Topic: 9010173R

    Millions of heat pumps are used to heat and cool homes and buildings year round. Continuous operation means that components wear out at a greater rate. As a result, maintenance of residential heat pumps is a major cost driver. Current methods focus on reduced use through control settings. Typically, demand has wide swings throughout the day and people are unable to customize controls. Inevitably, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  8. Aerolized Vaccine Dose Analysis (AVIDA) System

    SBC: PHYSICAL OPTICS CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    To address the NIST need for an instrument to detect aerosolized-droplet dose delivery of vaccines, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Aerosolized Vaccine Dose Analysis (AVIDA) system based on the combination of planar laser-induced fluorescence, laser diffraction, microscope optics, and an advanced image processing algorithm. This system, using temporal image splitting, p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  9. Thermo-focusing Chromatography- High Sensitivity Chromatography for Chemical Analysis

    SBC: SEACOAST SCIENCE, INC.            Topic: 9050140TT

    Seacoast Science will license, for the purpose of technology transfer, the NIST patent “Recirculating Temperature Wave Focusing Chromatography,” with the goal of successfully implementing the method into a unique, low-cost gas chromatograph for environmental pollution monitoring. In the U.S., there are over 425,000 brownfields and 1,320 Superfund sites where noxious chemicals have been used an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  10. Low-Noise Detector Arrays for Raman Spectroscopy

    SBC: Aerius Photonics, LLC.            Topic: N/A

    We propose to demonstrate near infrared (NIR) InGaAs sensor arrays with 55% lower noise than arrays presently available to improve the sensitivity of current spectroscopy systems. The low noise performance will be enabled by the use of low-noise source follower per detector ROICs, which are also used in astronomy with HgCdTe for low noise measurements. With design improvements to current available ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
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