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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 Instrumentation for Non-Nulling Stack Velocity Testing

    SBC: AIRFLOW SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: None

    Industrial facilities, manufacturing plants, and electric power plants that burn fossil fuels exhaust the combustion products to atmosphere through their smokestacks. Stack pollutant emissions are quantified using manual testing methods developed in the 1960s, which are prone to error if non-axial flow exists in a stack.Recently, NIST has been working on an improved technique of performing 3D flow ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Development of a Neutron-based Nondestructive Test Method for Concrete Petrography and Chemical Analysis

    SBC: TOURNEY CONSULTING GROUP, LLC            Topic: None

    To evaluate the technical feasibility of prompt gamma neutron activation (PGAA) as an alternative to a set of standard destructive tests of concrete petrography including aggregate type, water/cement ratio, aggregate/binder ratio, density, chloride content and chloride bulk diffusion constant; and to determine the specifications for the design of a dedicated commercial laboratory-based PGAA facili ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Algorithms for Look-down Infrared Target Exploitation

    SBC: Signature Research, Inc.            Topic: 1

    Signature Research, Inc. (SGR) and Michigan Technological University (MTU) propose a Phase I STTR effort to develop a learning algorithm which exploits the spatio-spectral characteristics inherent within IR imagery and motion imagery.Our archive of modelled and labeled data sets will allow our team to thoroughly capture the variable elements that will drive machine learning performance.The overall ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  4. Manufacturing Data Compiler for Visualization Based on Engineering-Driven Machine Learning

    SBC: OG Technologies, Inc.            Topic: NA

    There has been substantial development in data analytics. However, the complex mathematical formulation of “big data analytics” is difficult to populate in general manufacturing plants. There is a need for an SPC-like tool to enable the acceptance of the advanced data analytics and its visualization. The MD Compiler, a tool to bridge the gap between data available and the information demanded ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. Self-Configuring Residential Conditioned Air Zoning System for Low Energy Homes

    SBC: Steven Winter Associates, Inc.            Topic: NA

    Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) hereby proposes to undertake research to develop a self-configuring residential conditioned air zoning system for low load energy homes. The Phase I prototype will feature zone nodes and a master controller. The zone nodes will measure and wirelessly report environmental conditions to the central controller, and modulate a damper based on commands received from ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  6. Dual Plane 3D Compton Scattering Imager with Pixelated CZT Detectors for 1-10MeV Gamma Ray

    SBC: H3D            Topic: NA

    A dual plane Compton imager prototype system with large volume pixelated CZT detectors will be built for spectrally resolved MeV gamma ray tomographic applications. These two planes will be operated at independent clocks and they will be synchronized via a common periodical pulse. The common periodical pulse is self-generated so it does not rely on external pulse generator. Each detector will be c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  7. Development of “Permit Wizard” Software for AssistedPermit Application Completion

    SBC: Total Quality Systems, Inc.            Topic: 833

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: The objective of this project is to research the technical feasibility of designing a software tool “Permit Wizard” that will automate the process for aquamarine permit application submittal, review, approval/disapproval and issue (including collection of fees). Aquaculture producers are currently faced with slow, complex, and often confusing permitting processes that must ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  8. Pequod: An Oceanic Profiler of Temperature, Salinity, Dissolved Oxygen, Chlorophyll Biomass, and Subsurface Flow Speeds

    SBC: Michigan Aerospace Corporation            Topic: 834

    Michigan Aerospace Corporation proposes to develop an underwater analogue to its atmospheric LIDAR systems. This underwater laser-based sensing system, to be named Pequod, will provide depth-resolved measurements of ocean temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll biomass, and dissolved organic matter classification with a common laser and receiver. The aim of the Phase I effort will be ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Commerce
  9. Predictive Modeling Tools for Metal-Based Additive Manufacturing

    SBC: 3DSIM LLC            Topic: 9010673R

    3DSIM will provide a solution to additive manufacturing’s lack of efficient, composable physics-based computational frameworks to predict quality and performance for arbitrary geometry, orientation, location and process parameter combinations. A new set of composable computational tools capable of accurately predicting the geometrical accuracy, residual stress and microstructure of the parts mad ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  10. Laser Sensor for Unattended, and Precise Determination of Calcium and Strontium in Seawater

    SBC: CHEMLED TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: 861X

    The use of unattended floats, platforms, and drones addresses the immense challenge of cost-effectively characterizing the chemistry of the oceans. The proposed program strengthens this capability by demonstrating the feasibility of Laser Fluorescence Enhanced Flame Spectrophotometry (LFEFS) for the simultaneous and high precision measurement of calcium and strontium. These are key elements of the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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