Award Data

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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 June, 2020.

  1. Improved Vapor Compression Personal Cooling

    SBC: Aspen Systems, Inc.            Topic: HSB042006

    The use of protective garments and/or body armor combined with warm ambient environments is a potentially lethal combination. We propose to develop a very small man-portable, self-contained cooling system based on our vapor compression technology. We believe that a vapor compression based system is the only candidate that can meet the size and weight goals of the mission. Aspen Systems is uniquely ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Homeland Security
  2. Autonomous Detection of LVP Airborne Organics

    SBC: Cape Cod Research            Topic: HSB041001

    A novel conceptual detector for continuous, fully autonomous detection of a broad range of low vapor pressure (LVP) airborne organics is proposed. Formal design of the concept will be performed and a preliminary design review and report generated. Underpinning demonstrations of detection range, selectivity, time and cost of ownership will be estimated by laboratory demonstrations or references to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Homeland Security
  3. A Novel, Low Power, High Throughput, High Efficiency, Scalable Electrostatic Bioaerosol Sampler

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: HSB041003

    Current bioaerosol monitoring strategies rely on inertia-based sampling and suffer from high power consumption and low efficiency limitations. In contrast, our overall objective is to design and demonstrate a novel electrostatic sampler that provides dramatic improvements including low power requirement (90% for 1-10mm), high viability (>80%), scalability for varying threat scenarios, low noise, a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Homeland Security
  4. Rapid Low Vapor Pressure Chemical Detection Using a Hand-held Artificial Nose

    SBC: CogniScent, Inc.            Topic: HSB041001

    The Phase I research proposed here focuses on three areas of innovation necessary for low vapor pressure chemical detection using our hand-held artificial nose device: 1) We will optimized sensor construction methods to improve the sensitivity and discrimination ability of individual chemical detectors in the device. 2) We will design and test new vapor sampling methods. Vapor sampling is an area ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Homeland Security
  5. Marine Asset Security Monitoring and Tracking System

    SBC: Navigational Sciences, Inc.            Topic: HSB041005

    The worldwide ocean going freight transportation infrastructure, known as the Marine Transportation System (¿MTS¿) is the cornerstone of the global economic well-being. Approximately ninety percent of all cargo moves via the MTS. However, one need only look to the open movement of containerized cargo to find simple, effective, and efficient means of large-scale economic damage. The result is a c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Homeland Security
  6. CMOS FET and AlGaN MODFET Receptor Scaffold for Molecular Recognition and Direct Detection

    SBC: Peterson Ridge LLC            Topic: N/A

    This project is designed to test a novel receptor scaffold/sensor combination for the selective and direct measurement of antigens and to compare direct electric detection of antigens against the corresponding antibody based ELISA method. The scaffold concept combines a robust nucleic acid receptor (aptamer) coupled to a low cost CMOS FET and AlGaN MODFET transducer. Aptamers are short nucleic aci ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Homeland Security
  7. Marine Asset Tag Using Near Field Electromagnetic Ranging

    SBC: Q-Track Corporation            Topic: N/A

    We propose a Marine Asset Tag Tracking System (MATTS) using a breakthrough wireless tracking technology called near field electromagnetic ranging (NFER¿). The primary objective of Phase I is to validate that NFER¿ technology is the best RF solution for tracking containers on ships and in ports. Phase I will also (1) develop an overall architecture for the MATTS; (2) design the container tag; ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Homeland Security
  8. Terahertz Imaging System for Concealed Weapon Detection

    SBC: Spire Corporation            Topic: HSB042005

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is aimed at developing an entirely new terahertz imaging system capable of detecting hidden weapons and explosives on subjects at safe distances. Compact and efficient semiconductor terahertz quantum cascade lasers are currently being developed by several companies (including Spire) and will soon be commercially available. Using these sources ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Homeland Security
  9. Municipal Water Purification(1000-559)

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Triton, in partnership with Prof Charles Gerba, an expert in drinking water disinfectant systems, has devised a replacement for chlorine as a primary disinfectant. The system which relies on chloramines and silver, has the potential to not only replace chlorine as the primary disinfectant but also serves as the secondary disinfectant. Additionally, the system reduces Disinfection-by-product format ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Homeland Security
  10. New Two-Phase Acoustic Chillers For Controlled Personal Cooling (1000-555)

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Novel concepts in thermoacoustic refrigeration are considered for use in a cooling garment for civilian or military first responders. Thermoacoustic refrigerators are of interest as alternatives to conventional vapor compression devices, since they can be very compact, using a minimum of simple, inexpensive parts, and offer features such as variable cooling capacity (allowing proportional control) ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Homeland Security
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