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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. Novel CO2 Gas Sensors for Autonomous Measurement of Ocean Carbon

    SBC: DIOXIDE MATERIALS, INC.            Topic: 82

    The objective of the proposed work is to determine whether Dioxide Materials' miniature C02 sensors have the potential to be adapted for autonomous measurement of ocean carbon. The existing sensors have many advantages for measurements of ocean carbon. They are much smaller and less costly than the existing sensors, work with much smaller gas samples, and use much less power. The sensors were d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. Self-Contained Sub-Centimeter Positioning Platform

    SBC: TRUNAV LLC            Topic: 81

    The goal of this project is to develop, implement, and experimentally validate a new Differential Global Navigation Satellite System (DGNSS) capable of providing sub-centimeter positioning accuracy for quasi-static scientific, mapping, and survey applications. The main feature of the proposed DGNSS solution is that it leverages GNSS reference data from existing NOAA's Continuously Operational Ref ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. High Performance Nanopillar Optical Antenna Avalanche Detector Operating at 1.06um

    SBC: Illinois Applied Research Associates LLC            Topic: MDA12014

    In this Phase II SBIR program, Illinois Applied Research Associates will design, manufacture, and test a 1.06 um optimized Linear Mode (LM) avalanche photodiode (APD) array. The array will be electrically and optically characterized and will be tested for environmental and application constraints for integration into terrestrial and space based applications. The ability to operate in linear mode ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. A Low-Cost, High-Performance Colloidal Quantum Dot LWIR FPA for Hyperspectral Imaging

    SBC: SIVANANTHAN LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: CBD13105

    The primary goal of this proposed work is to develop a long wavelength infrared (LWIR) colloidal quantum dot (CQD)-based focal plane array (FPA) and show its feasibility when used in a camera system and a hyperspectral imaging system. Phase I results cumulated in the first-ever synthesis of photoresponsive LWIR CQDs and CQD-based photodetectors at the single device level operating at room temperat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  5. Top Coatings and Enhanced Cathodic Protection Capability for High-Value BMDS MDA Assets


    American Energy Technologies Co. (a woman-owned small business concern of Arlington Heights, IL), will be joined by subcontractors University of Massachusetts (Boston, MA) and Advanced Technology Laboratories of Lockheed Martin Corp. (St. Paul, MN) in order to develop two anti-corrosion technologies with the goal to deploy them in a variety of equipment. The first technology is a top coating whic ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Advanced Truck for High Speed Freight Operations

    SBC: Sharma & Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    During Phase I of the project, Sharma & Associates, Inc. developed a concept for a high speed freight truck intended for 70-ton, regular freight and bi-modal operation at speeds up to 150 mph. The truck uses a rigid frame and an independent, compliant, primary suspension for its basic architecture. Constant contact side-bearings and yaw dampers were also added to improve dynamic performance. Ve ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Transportation
  7. Multi-color VLWIR Focal Plane Array

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: MDA03039

    We propose the development of high quality HgCdTe-based materials and high performance two-color detector arrays operating in the very-long wavelength infrared (VLWIR) spectral region. The fabrication of large format, high sensitivity focal plane arrays sensing in the VLWIR is highly desirable for various applications complementing Missile Defense, Army, Navy, and Air Force capabilities. They will ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Strained Layer Superlattice Using HgTe for VLWIR Detection

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: MDA04082

    High-performance detectors sensing in the long wavelength and very long wavelength infrared spectral ranges are desirable for various applications supporting Air Force and Missile Defense capabilities. Limited types of detectors and arrays are currently available for the detection of infrared radiation with wavelengths longer than 15 microns, and most are based on low quantum efficiency extrinsic ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Long and Very Long Wavelenght Non-equilibrium Superlattice Infrared Detectors

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: MDA04038

    We propose a new generation of non-equilibrium, high efficiency long and very long wavelength infrared (8 microns and longer) superlattice-based detectors that operate in the 40 to 77 K temperature range. This technology will lead to the possibility of improving the performance of current infrared focal plane arrays. It will also permit the creation of very long wavelength infrared detection capab ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Automated Wafer Polishing for Epi-ready Antimony-based Substrate Materials

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: MDA04083

    EPIR Technologies has experience in polishing II-VI semiconductor substrates for MBE applications. We propose to transfer this experience to the polishing of Sb-based substrates. The quality of a surface is determined by the degree of surface flatness (or curvature), smoothness, stoichiometry, and the magnitude of surface/sub-surface damage. All these parameters are addressed in this proposal. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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