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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. Radio Frequency Optical Front-End Receiver for Strong in Band Signal Rejection

    SBC: GenXComm, Inc            Topic: SOCOM183002

    The objective of this proposal is to perform a system study to demonstrate the benefits of using a tunable photonic Hybrid Photonic Receiver filter to reduce intermodulation distortion effects on wideband communication receivers. A traditional Radio Frequency (RF) receiver digitizes high frequency (HF), very high frequency (VHF), and ultra-high frequency (UHF) spectrums simultaneously and then sam ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  2. Epsilon-near-zero thermal emitter for combat identification

    SBC: Third Floor Materials, Inc.            Topic: SOCOM183004

    The USSOCOM is soliciting a thermal solution for combat identification (CID), which can be distributed to partner forces at low cost. Third Floor Materials (3FM) is proposing an innovative solution based on an emerging class of materials, epsilon-near-zero (ENZ) materials. The proposed approach will leverage the companys experience with these materials and proposes a solution with unique emissive ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  3. Low Profile Night Vision Goggle Mounting Solution

    SBC: Swift Universal Optical Systems LLC            Topic: SOCOM191003

    The current method of stowing night vision goggles (NVG) on the helmet when not in use is a recognized source of acute and chronic neck injury.A mechanical solution that allows the NVG to be stowed in a position that reduces torque on the operators neck is required. Such a solution would reduce the users fatigue in operation as well as the likelihood of long-term chronic injury by moving the cente ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  4. Distributed Knowledge Graph Service (DINLAS)

    SBC: LANGUAGE COMPUTER CORPORATION            Topic: SOCOM191004

    In Phase I of DINLAS (Distributed Knowledge Graph Service), Language Computer Corporation will conduct detailed experiments using both currently available open source distributed processing and graph frameworks and new novel methodologies for the fusion of knowledge graphs to determine what is in the state of possible in regards to very large knowledge graphs. As a part of this study we will defin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  5. A Blubber or Dorsal Fin Piercing Tag Attachment System for Remotely-Deployed Cetacean Tags

    SBC: American Benchmark Machine Works            Topic: 824

    Animal-borne electronic instruments (tags) are critical tools for monitoring the behavior and ecology of cetaceans, providing data needed for managing their populations and mitigating the threats they face. Although remote-deployment of tags onto cetaceans that cannot be captured has provided valuable data, attachment durations have been frustratingly short and variable. Our Phase II goal is to de ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  6. Manufacturing Ropless gear to be used in commercial Lobstering/Crabbing and other bottom set fishing industries, use of this gear will reduce entanglement of North Atlantic Right Whales/marine life

    SBC: Crab Raft Inc            Topic: 9204

    The North Atlantic Right Whale and other large marine species have experienced dramatic negative effects by entanglement with bottom set fishing gear. Crab Raft Inc. has developed, tested and demonstrated innovative, truly Rope-Less Fishing Gear, targeted primarily for the Crab and Lobster fishing industries. With no ropes, Crab Raft Inc. Fishing Gear has no entanglement potential. This innovative ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  7. Novel assay for the detection of water-born algae toxins

    SBC: Attogene Corporation            Topic: 9203

    Ciguatera fish poisoning is an illness suffered by > 50,000 people yearly after consumption of fish containing ciguatoxins (CTXs) or exposure to a harmful algae bloom (HAB). Manufacturing of critical reagents to develop assays to detect ciguatoxin have been elusive due to the constraints in production of viable amounts of the toxin. Thankfully, a significant amount of work has been done to demonst ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  8. Fluorescent Qdot-Antibody or Aptamer Test Strips for Ultrasensitive Algal Toxin Detection

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: 9203

    Nanohmics, Inc. proposes to develop the most sensitive antibody and/or DNA aptamer‐quantum dot (Qdot)‐based lateral flow (LF) test strips possible for detection of harmful algal bloom (HAB) toxins in fresh or saltwater and seafood rinsates. Although commercial colloidal gold‐LF test strips for some HABs and anti‐HAB toxin aptamer DNA sequences already exist, Nanohmics’ innovation of inco ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  9. Coral Adhesive

    SBC: Texas Research Institute, Austin, Inc.            Topic: 9201

    Texas Research Institute Austin (TRI Austin) will develop a fast acting, strong, tough, adhesive that will bond underwater without extensive surface preparations. TRI Austin will formulate the adhesive to optimize setup time, establish charge weight for the adhesive to reduce adhesive underwater preparation time, and develop the procedures for using the adhesive to bond coral to reef substrates. A ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  10. Rapid Point of Use Method to Identify Seafood Species

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: 9202

    Species substitution with a product of lesser value has become an increasing problem within the seafood industry. Increased international trade, rising consumption rates, and high profit incentives have all contributed to the intentional mislabeling of seafood. While whole, unprocessed fish can generally be identified by their morphological features, processing of seafood makes identification chal ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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