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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Easy-to-use, Autonomous Bin-picking and Assembly Operations for the Manufacturing Industry

    SBC: Robotic Materials Inc.            Topic: 90

    We will develop a series of object manipulation primitives to pick up and assemble standard mechanical parts such as screws, gears and pulleys that can be configured without any programming skills. Building up on a smart robotic gripper, 3D perception and machine learning algorithms, we will design a graphical user interface that allows an user to label arbitrary 3D objects, identify assembly poin ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Easy-to-use, Autonomous Bin-picking and Assembly Operations for the Manufacturing Industry

    SBC: Robotic Materials Inc.            Topic: None

    We will develop a series of object manipulation primitives to pick up and assemble standard mechanical parts such as screws, gears and pulleys that can be configured without any programming skills. Building up on a smart robotic gripper, 3D perception and machine learning algorithms, we will design a graphical user interface for the Universal Robot E-Series that allows an user to label arbitrary 3 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. A Compact Turbo-Rankin Energy Conversion System

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 8211

    Creare is developing a miniature power system for NOA weather monitoring stations in remote locations. This system can provide electric power continuously from naturally occurring temperature differences that exist between ambient air and water in environments such as the Arctic Ocean and the Great Lakes. Generating power directly from these temperature difference uses the atmosphere and ocean/lat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. The S0 UAS, an Air Deployed Solution for Boundary Layer Observations in Turbulent Environments

    SBC: Black Swift Technologies LLC            Topic: 8213

    Previous efforts have demonstrated that targeted observations of tropical storms by UAS can provide extremely valuable data sets for improving forecasts and models, but are also difficult to obtain. A number of obstacles including regulations and the distance required to intercept evolving storms have limited the number of land based flights. The use of airborne deployed UAS have recently overcome ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  5. Development of a Solar Powered Aerosol Reference Calibrator

    SBC: Access Sensor Technologies LLC            Topic: 813

    This project will develop and demonstrate an inexpensive and portable calibration system for low-cost aerosol sensors. Current calibration methods are cost prohibitive and lack generalizability from one location (or season) to the next, making them impractical for implementation. Access Sensor Technologies (AST) proposes to improve and validate a solar powered aerosol reference calibrator (SPARC) ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  6. Low Profile Night Vision Goggle Mounting Solution

    SBC: Wilcox Industries Corp.            Topic: SOCOM191003

    Under Phase I, a feasibility study will consider key system trades to meet the goals of the program. The goals include development of three innovative concepts for a new low profile night vision goggle (NVG) mounting solution with 2 or 3 positions, which are operationally suitable/applicable to the specified NVGs and ballistic helmets. These creative design concepts will reduce the systems profile ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  7. Automated Synthetic Shortwave Infrared Image Creation From Near Wave Infrared and Electro Optical Imagery

    SBC: SOLID STATE SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION            Topic: SOCOM191002

    This effort will demonstrate the feasibility an innovative and automated workflow that ingests electro-optical visible-light imagery and Near Infrared (NIR) satellite imagery and to produce synthetic Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) images in an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) GEOTIFF compliant data format standard for use with Infrared (IR) scene projectors employed by United States military flight sim ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  8. Development of Military Tactical Eyewear with an Active Anti-fogging System

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: SOCOM18003

    The military combat eye protection (MCEP) program is designed to protect our soldiers' eyes from the external threats of fragmentation, electromagnetic radiation, wind, dust, sand, etc. and greatly improve both safety and operational effectiveness. However, the goggles and spectacles on the Militarys authorized protective eyewear list (APEL) are only effective if the soldier is wearing them. Foggi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  9. Shallow Water Bathymetric Survey Systems

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 829

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: Ship groundings can cause sever environmental damage to the delicate ecosystems such as coral reefs, seagrass beds, and beaches. At present, survey work is performed by hand – a method that is inefficient and difficult to perform reliably. Improved bottom survey tools are clearly needed to evaluate the extent and type of damage and assist in determining remediation efforts. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  10. Autonomous Meteorological Measurement System

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 8212

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: NOAA and the National Weather Service maintain an immense network of automated maritime, surface, and upper-air observing stations throughout the world and at great expense. These automated stations provide regularly updated data for both short-term weather prediction and long-term climate models. Maritime and surface observations occur as frequently as every 10 to 20 minutes, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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