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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. A Novel Electrokinetics-Driven, Integrated Microfluidic Cartridge for Sample Preparation from Complex Matrices

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: HSB051001

    Sample preparation has been recognized as the single most important challenge to be faced in the development of detect-to-warn (DTW) systems (NRC, 2005). Available commercial sample preparation technologies are expensive, slow (30 min to 2 hours) and require trained laboratory technicians for operation. Addressing this need, we propose to design, fabricate, demonstrate, and validate a novel integr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Homeland Security
  2. Novel Electrostatics-based Sampler for Bioaerosol Collection in Small Analysis Volumes

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: HSB061001

    Current bioaerosol monitoring and evaluation systems are largely based on collection of airborne pathogens in a liquid medium, followed by the detection of the targets of interest. While available aerosol collection technologies employ large collection volumes, biosensors are capable of processing only a small fraction of the collection volume. Our overall objective is to design and demonstrate a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Homeland Security
  3. Electrostatic Precipitation for High Efficient Aerosol Collection into Low Analysis Volumes

    SBC: Sceptor Industries, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    New sampling methods are now available and offer greater sample collection efficiency, smaller sample volumes and significantly reduced power consumption in a much more compact design. Technologies such as electrostatic precipitation (EP) have demonstrated over 90% collection efficiency for particles in the 1 to 10 micron size range. EP collectors can be made very small and compact and require les ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Homeland Security
  4. High Quantum Efficiency Fast Detectors for Readout of Scintillators for Gamma Ray Detection

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: HSB062007

    High quantum efficiency (QE), fast (

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Homeland Security
  5. Construction of a Force Probe for Characterization of Microscale Features

    SBC: INSITUTEC, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The Phase 2 objective is to provide NIST with a modular gauge head unit equipped with InsituTec's standing wave probe technology. The complete gauge head unit will be retrofitted to the NIST M48 which is one of the most precise measuring machines in the world. This unit will enable NIST to achieve the agency's program goal in dimensional metrology which is to provide microscale measurement capacit ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  6. Automated Feature Extraction Capabilities for the Development of High-Resolution GEOINT Feature Data and Constructing Correlated Databases

    SBC: CG2, Inc.            Topic: SOCOM06012

    Our solution to the automated feature extraction problem will leverage the material properties that can be inferred from combining multispectral imagery with high resolution elevation data or LIDAR data using a trainable knowledge base. Multiple imaging bands provide a more complete picture of the material involved than ordinary RGB. This can help distinguish between a green grass lawn and a gre ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  7. Low-Cost, Networked, Disposable Chemical Sensor

    SBC: Streamline Automation, LLC            Topic: SOCOM05010

    There is an acute need for a networked chemical sensor that is inexpensive enough to allow it to be treated as a disposable item - deployed and left in-place until the end of its useful life, or until operations move out of communications range. Electrochemical microarray sensors can be fabricated at low enough unit cost to make the development of a disposable sensor node feasible. These sensors ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  8. Tool Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics

    SBC: VulcanCraft            Topic: N/A

    A smart machine tool must be able to monitor its condition and report problems. Every CNC machine should provide an alarm for tool condition problems, including tool wear, much as every automobile has a low oil indicator. Tool wear is particularly important for unattended machining as a worn tool can ruin a part. All current tool condition systems operate "blind" without direct information on curr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology

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