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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. Sea Tag-SP: A family of acoustic enabled satellite tags for spawning detection and more

    SBC: DESERT STAR SYSTEMS, LLC            Topic: 812

    Phase-1 demonstrated the powerful and unusual remote sensing opportunities available by adding acoustic signal detection to pop-up satellite tags (PSAT). The time and location of spawning define the starting point in the life history of fish. Yet this event, which is of critical importance to fishery researchers and managers seeking to gain an understanding of distinct reproductive populations and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. Development of a Functional Balloon-borne GNSS-RO System Prototype

    SBC: Night Crew Labs, LLC            Topic: 811

    The SBIR Phase II proposal outlines the approach of Night Crew Labs (NCL) in designing, and developing, and testing a system prototype to perform Global Navigation Satellite System radio occultations (GNSS-ROs) from a high-altitude balloon platform. NCL will continue building from the positive results achieved in Phase I that successfully demonstrated the feasibility of performing balloon-borne GN ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. Fog Viewer

    SBC: Areté Associates            Topic: 826

    The presence of fog reduces visibility, contributing to unsafe conditions for many maritime tasks. The current system uses active backscatter and has high power requirements, high maintenance and replacement costs. Areté Associates’ innovative FogViewer system comprises a passive multi-spectral, multi-polarization sensor suite that leverages available degrees of freedom to best characterize the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. Low-cost Mooring Location Beacon for Coastal Applications

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: 825

    Subsurface mooring beacons are used to provide notifications and assist in locating moored assets that have surfaced and are free drifting. Their nominal design is driven by the requirements for offshore use where they need to survive extreme depths and remote deployment, most often using satellite constellations for communication and geo-location. Existing beacons serve their purpose well, but th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  5. Use of High-Resolution Imaging Techniques for Condition Assessment and Damage Detection of Bridges

    SBC: S C SOLUTIONS INC            Topic: 180FH2

    This proposal consists of an innovative integrated solution for damage diagnosis of bridge structures using a non-contact image-based measurement methodology. High-resolution and regular camera systems will be used to capture the bridge movements and the traffic passing the bridge, respectively. Computer vision techniques will be used to extract the deflection time-histories of the bridge as well ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Transportation
  6. Integrated Sensor Unit for Signalized Intersections

    SBC: PHYSICAL OPTICS CORPORATION            Topic: 180FH3

    The DOT seeks an integrated unit capable of identifying and tracking individual vehicles with high accuracy using multiple vehicle detection inputs, including video images, radar-based detection, and vehicle-to-everything radio signal inputs (DSRC, cellular-V2X), with a deep learning-based engine to fuse collected data. To address this DOT need, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to contin ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Transportation
  7. Single-Mast Transmit-Receive Antenna for Long-Range 4- 5.5 MHz Coastal HF Radars

    SBC: CODAR OCEAN SENSORS, LTD            Topic: 824

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: The U.S. High Frequency Radar (HFR) network contains more than 140 coastal stations that provide hourly two-dimensional coastal surface currents. Approximately one-third of these are Long Range (LR) systems that transmit in the 4–5.5 MHz frequency band with offshore ranges and resolutions of 160-220 km and 6 km, respectively. Currents provided by this network have numerous ap ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  8. Low Cost, High Precision Water Monitoring System

    SBC: Swift Engineering, Inc.            Topic: 833

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: This paper proposes development of a low-cost water monitoring system wirelesslynetworked to upload data to FieldKit for cloud based data visualization and validation. This will enable citizen scientists to collect a variety of parameters including conductivity, temperature, depth, and ocean noise measurements on an adhoc basis while contributing to a large data repository whic ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  9. Adaptive mask flow photometer

    SBC: Actinix            Topic: 822

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: A flow micro-photometer is proposed that can measure absorption and backscatter from single aquatic particles including phytoplankton, detritus and minerals. This instrument will make use of a novel adaptive diaphragm to define an analysis region of interest that exactly matches the size, shape and orientation of each particle being analyzed. A micro-fluidic chip will be used t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  10. Space weather-based position error maps for TEC- OnLine (SpoT-On)

    SBC: SPACE ENVIRONMENT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: 831

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: The Space weather-based Position error maps for TEC - On-line (SpoT-On) project will use GPS-GNSS based TEC data, integrated into the Global Assimilation of Ionospheric Measurements (GAIM) operational system at the Utah State University Space Weather Center to produce an order of magnitude improved TEC position correction maps. These will be publicly and globally accessible. A ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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