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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. Active Radiation Shield

    SBC: GLOYER-TAYLOR LABORATORIES LLC            Topic: T301

    In the Phase I effort, Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories LLC (GTL) verified the feasibility of generating power from space particle radiation.  This effort successfully demonstrated electrical power production from a particle radiation source using an initial proof-of-concept device.  The effort also identified a second approach that has the potential for even better power generation and offers ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. High Performance Image Processing Algorithms for Current and Future Mastcam Imagers

    SBC: APPLIED RESEARCH LLC            Topic: T801

    In this project, Applied Research LLC (ARLLC), the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), and the Arizona State University (ASU) propose high performance image processing algorithms that will support current and future Mastcam imagers. The algorithms fuse the acquired Mastcam stereo images at different wavelengths to generate multispectral image cubes, which can then be used for high quality vi ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Compact Vapor Cell Technology for Rydberg‐Atom RF Metrology

    SBC: Coldquanta, Inc.            Topic: NA

    ColdQuanta seeks to develop compact vapor cells designed specifically for high-accuracy RF metrology with Rydberg atoms. Sensors utilizing these vapor cells can take advantage of Rydberg atoms’ exceptional sensitivity to RF, microwave, and millimeter radiation between 1 and 1000 GHz. Featuring resolutions down to the uV/cm level, the accuracy of these devices will be at least ten times better th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. Optical Device for Sorting Particles by Size

    SBC: En'urga Inc.            Topic: NA

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase 1 project will evaluate the feasibility of an innovative optical sizer for estimating drop sizes in sprays that have very small drops. The technique is based on the NIST provisional patent (application number 62/358,264). The NIST invention sorts particles by size over the range of 10nm to 10μm. Drop sizing is achieved in these sprays using an intense ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. 3-D Digital Image Correlation Based Non-Destructive Testing System for Qualification of Additive Manufacturing Parts

    SBC: X-Wave Innovations, Inc.            Topic: NA

    NIST's seeks a high resolution DIC technology for qualification of complex AM parts. To meet this critical need, X-wave Innovations Inc. proposes to develop a 3-Dimentional Digital Image Correlation (3-D DIC) based NDT system. The proposed effort builds upon the success of XII in developing a variety of NDT technologies (including DIC system) for advanced materials evaluation. The success of the p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  6. Plasmid DNA positive control standards for molecular environments assays

    SBC: Pisces Molecular LLC            Topic: 843

    The proliferation of sensitive DNA-based assays for detecting the presence of specific harmful, toxic or invasive organisms, as well as the simple reagent and instrumentation requirements for these assays has made widespread and more frequent testing for these different organisms possible. However, a frequent problem with such assays is the lack of available, well-quantified positive control stand ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  7. Position Error Maps for GPS/GNSS

    SBC: Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates, L.L.C.            Topic: 831

    As our nation’s dependence on reliable satellite navigation systems for precise Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) applications increases, any errors/uncertainties or degradation of service will have significant life, safety, and economic impacts. Ionospheric ‘space weather’ is one of the largest sources of error in PNT applications that use the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  8. Development of a Commercial, Reproducible NO(y) CRDS for Precise Atmospheric Research

    SBC: High Precision Devices, Inc.            Topic: 851

    HPD, a small business focused on development and commercialization of advanced instruments, sensors and research equipment, proposes to partner with NAOA on technology transfer and commercialization of the NO(y) Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometer for atmospheric research. Since our founding in 1993, HPD has collaborated with researchers at NAOA and other government, commercial and academic institutions ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  9. Improved UAS Robustness through Augmented Onboard Intelligence

    SBC: Black Swift Technologies LLC            Topic: A109

    This work will focus on the development of a highly capable avionics subsystem and machine learning algorithms to provide early warning of potential failures of critical subsystems on small UAS. This modular system will consist of networked onboard monitoring nodes capable of observing operations and providing notification of off-nominal conditions to the autopilot as well as the operator, mitigat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. A Reconfigurable Transmitter and Receiver for Aeronautical Telemetry Applications

    SBC: INDIANA MICROELECTRONICS, LLC            Topic: A201

    This project focuses on the development of a reconfigurable microwave transmitter and receiver for telemetry applications. Both the transmitter and receiver are able to operate at any frequency between the L and C Bands. The software defined transmitter is able to change its center frequency, output bandwidth and output power as well as operate with multiple simultaneous output frequencies. The fl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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