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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. Development of a Long Term pH and pCO2 Lagrangian Drifter

    SBC: SUNBURST SENSORS, LLC            Topic: 831C

    Quantifying oceanic CO2 uptake and ocean acidification and understanding their impact on global climate and ocean ecology are key goals of NOAA’s climate change research programs. NOAA’s request for Development of a long-term Langrangian pH and pCO2 drifter aims to address these goals by developing technology that measures both pCO2 and pH that can be widely deployed in the world’s oceans. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Commerce
  2. Porous Membrane Electrode for Quantitative Detection of Toxins

    SBC: Mercury Science Inc.            Topic: 816N

    There is a need for a simple, portable, quantitative method to monitor the presence of Harmful Algal Blooms. Electrochemical detection offers some advantages for analysis, but traditional sensors are not practical for routine field use. Adapting colorimetric immunoassays on porous, flow-through electrodes can provide a means for rapid, low-cost, portable quantitative environmental analysis. Thi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Commerce
  3. Hyperspectral Microwave Sensor

    SBC: Boulder Environmental Sciences And Technology, LLC            Topic: 845D

    Hyperspectral remote sensing in the microwave offers the opportunity to substantially improve the atmospheric information provided to numerical weather prediction data assimilation systems, enabling advancements in forecast skill. This Phase I project proposes a numerical study leading to selection of optimal channels for a space borne hyperspectral sensor. Based on the recommendations from a n ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Commerce
  4. Dip and Read Nanosensor for Calcium Ion Measurement in Sea Water

    SBC: Polestar Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 822R

    The topic (8.2.2R) requires the capability for enabling high sensitive/high precision measurements of calcium concentrates in seawater. The proposal aims to demonstrate the feasibility of a novel high sensitive nanosensor that can be used to determine very low concentrations of calcium in seawater in the presence of large backgrounds calcium concentration. The sensor approach will use the benefi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Commerce
  5. Reducing Impact of Severe Space Weather on Global Positioning System (GPS) Satellite Users

    SBC: PROPAGATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: 844W

    Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) proposes to utilize its unique capabilities in atmospheric effects characterization and GPS signal processing to develop algorithms that nowcast ionospheric scintillation at GPS frequencies. To this end, PRA proposes to partner with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to use real-time GPS data to create a map of ionospheric scintillation parameters over the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Commerce
  6. Development of manufacturing technology for the practical application of specialized and environmentally sensitive nutrients, enzymes, immune-stimulating compounds and biologics to aquafeeds

    SBC: Zeigler Bros, Inc.            Topic: 823F

    Zeigler Bros., Inc. (ZBI) has teamed with Harrisvaccines, Inc. (HV) to develop a new aquafeed manufacturing platform for the practical application of underutilized feed additives. These include enzymes, immune-stimulating compounds and biologics that require specialized protection to ensure they are delivered to the animal as viable compounds. ZBI pioneered microparticle feeds and will use this ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Commerce
  7. Siting for Marine Hydrokinetic Devices by Means of a Self-Propulsion Glider

    SBC: DEHLSEN ASSOCIATES, LLC            Topic: 812SG

    Dehlsen Associates, LLC (DA) founders have a long history with renewable energy, establishing both Clipper Windpower and Zond Systems (now GE Wind). DA’s Aquantis C-Plane is designed to provide 4MW per platform in ocean currents with a target cost of energy of 0.08 $/kWh by means of off-the-shelf, highly reliable components. Though previous ADCP sampling was performed in partnership with Flori ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Commerce
  8. GIS based Techno-Economic Site Assessment Tool

    SBC: Re Vision Consulting, LLC            Topic: 813SG

    In order to site marine renewable projects a wide range of stakeholders will need to understand the driving considerations for siting projects in certain areas. Marine renewable energy sources include; (1) wave energy, (2) offshore wind, (3) ocean current, and (4) ocean thermal energy conversion. These resources are stimated to be able to provide a significant portion of the US national demand f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Commerce
  9. Client-Centered Calibration of the NOAA Climate Forecast System

    SBC: PRESCIENT WEATHER LTD            Topic: 821C

    Prescient Weather process five integrated Phase II tasks to increase the value of the NOAA Climate Forecast System and to assist the private sector in managing weather and climate risk and opportunity: The Phase II tasks are: (1) Develop an optimal WCS seasonal multi-model ensemble by calibrating and combining the NWS CFSv2, the ECMWF SFSv4, and the new National Multi-Model Ensemble (NMME) to cre ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Commerce
  10. Compact and Portable Hyperlite Multi-Occupant Hyperbaric Chamber

    SBC: PCCI, Inc.            Topic: 813NR

    In Phase II, the PCCI Team will conduct the research and development required to extend the design of the multi-occupant, flexible, hyperbaric chamber to withstand an internal pressure of 165 feet of sea water (fsw), up from the 70 fsw design goal of the Phase I SBIR. This increased pressure rating will both benefit the NOAA Diving Program, by allowing treatment of divers to U.S. Navy Table 6A ap ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Commerce

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