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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. Advanced Tactical Facial Recognition at a Distance Technology

    SBC: TAU TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: SOCOM163003

    Tau Technologies leads a team with proven experience in applying technology to solve real world challenges. Our program manager was the Principal Investigator at Battelle Memorial Institute on a project that successfully developed and demonstrated a 300-meter range, man-portable facial recognition system for SOCOM. This proposal will incorporate newer technology and algorithms to improve accurac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  2. LinkStar, a high performance, secure, integrated flight computer and radio system for CubeSats

    SBC: SCI_ZONE, INC.            Topic: SOCOM17003

    sci_Zone is seeking to develop LinkStar, an integrated flight computer and radio system/hosted payload for cubesats. The goal of this payload is to become the heart of future cubesats to provide a secure, high performance flight computer with integrated communications framework that uses no more than 3W average power and fits within 0.5U. The heart of the LinkStar system is the Xilinx Zynq UltraS ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  3. ATCOM SHARP Box for Real-Time Turbulence Mitigation

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: NASAA402

    When imaging over long distances, atmospheric turbulence between the camera and subject degrades the collected data limiting the effective resolution, regardless of the quality of the optic and sensor used. This reduction in image quality can have serious impacts on the ability to carry out missions by reducing situational awareness and preventing target identification. EM Photonics has been worki ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  4. CubeSat Laser Communications (CubeSat LaserCom)

    SBC: A-TECH CORPORATION            Topic: SOCOM17003

    ATA proposes to conduct feasibility studies and develop a CubeSat Laser Communications (CubeSat LaserCom) system that enables high data rate communications from a CubeSat to ground terminals, GEO terminals, and other CubeSats. Our proposed CubeSat LaserCom terminal integrates advanced ATA line-of-sight stabilization, tracking and pointing technologies with space-qualified laser and detector techn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  5. Improved Microcalorimeter Detectors for X-ray Chemical Shift Mapping

    SBC: STAR CRYOELECTRONICS LLC            Topic: 9020868TT

    X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy is a widely used and extremely sensitive analytical technique for qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Superconducting Transition Edge Sensor (TES) microcalorimeter detectors have now been developed that achieve an energy resolution of 2 eV for 1.5 keV X-rays, which is sufficient to enable the measurement of the small shift of the X-ray line position that ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  6. Dynamic Frequency Passive Millimeter-Wave Radiometer Based on Optical Up-Conversion

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: 941D

    In the proposed effort, we will leverage this extensive experience and capabilities to realize a frequency agile mmW radiometer that can cover the range of DC-110 GHz and can be scaled to DC-200 GHz under Phase II. Ours is a photonic system that multiplies and up-coverts a low-frequency reference signal onto an optical carrier (laser) using EO modulation, then uses the modulation sidebands to inj ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  7. Micro-Positioner Replacement of Piezo Actuators in Long-working Distance Interference Microscopes

    SBC: E. M. Optomechanical, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The NIST patented six-degree of freedom micropositioner technology associated with this subtopic has been identified by E M Optomechanical, Inc. (EMOM) as a technology that could be incorporated into the company¿s long-working distance interference microscopes. A key element in these microscopes is a piezo-actuator device, installed in a manual pitch/yaw mount, which translates a small flat mirro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  8. High Power, Mid-Infrared Fiber Supercontinuum Light Source

    SBC: MESA PHOTONICS, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Modern supercontinuum (SC) light sources are generated by non-linear interactions between ultrashort laser pulses and optical fibers. These light sources have high brightness and are spatially coherent. Output in near-ultraviolet to near-infrared wavelength ranges has been demonstrated. SC wavelength ranges are constrained by the transmission and dispersion properties of the fibers. Previously, ou ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  9. Innovative Residential Fire Detection

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Southwest Sciences¿ Phase 2 SBIR project will lead to development of residential fire sensing systems based on recently developed, low cost temperature and optical imaging sensors combined with newly introduced highly miniaturized, micropower CO sensors. Sensor modules will be part of a low power wireless network. Each module will be about ½ the size of a business card, a few mm thick, and w ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  10. Microcalorimeter Alpha Spectrometer for Analysis of Nuclear Material

    SBC: STAR CRYOELECTRONICS LLC            Topic: N/A

    A key factor of international efforts to identify and suppress the supply of and demand for nuclear materials, and thereby to deter potential traffickers, is the ability to accurately identify contradicted material and ultimately to trace it back to its origin. Alpha particle spectroscopy is widely used in nuclear forensics to assay trace quantities of sensitive nuclear materials, but the limited ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
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