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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 April, 2020.

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Computational Biology Platform Technology for Cellular Reprogramming

    SBC: iReprogram, LLC            Topic: ST17C001

    Methods for interconversion between cell types (cellular reprogramming) are currently discovered through resource intensive trial and error. Experiments may test a multitude of transcription factors to identify correct combinations that influence cell fate. In addition, reprogramming approaches commonly use stem cell intermediates such as induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which are generated ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  4. Optimizing Human-Automation Team Workload through a Non-Invasive Detection System

    SBC: SONALYSTS, INC.            Topic: ST16C003

    In this project, Sonalysts will team with the University of North Dakota to establish the feasibility of a deployable, unobtrusive suite of sensors and data processing approaches collectively known as Cognitively-Oriented Physiological Indicators of Load, Operational performance, and Tension (CO-PILOT). CO-PILOT will provide real-time indicators of operator state that can be used to inform adaptiv ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  5. Transgenic black soldier flies for sustainable, improved nutrition

    SBC: ECHELON BIOSCIENCES, INC.            Topic: SB163002

    We propose generating transgenic insects with improved nutrition for humans and livestock. The primary deliverable for Phase I will be expression of a genetic marker in the host insect and demonstration of enhanced essential nutrients in insect cell line...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  6. Explainable AI to support Veterans Transition Assistance Programs (XAI-VTAP)

    SBC: Soar Technology, Inc.            Topic: SB163007

    This work will investigate Explainable Artificial Intelligence to support employment recommendation systems for veterans. Current job recommendation systems for veterans rely on boolean key-word search methods and do not employ state of the art machine l...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  7. Physiology-based Operator Confidence Assessment System (PhOCAS)

    SBC: Soar Technology, Inc.            Topic: ST16C003

    Investigates and explores the solution space for physiologically-based emotion detection within the design and development of a Physiology-based Operator Confidence Assessment System (PhOCAS). The PhOCAS project uses UCF ISTs experience as experts on augmented cognition and physiological assessment for determining user state (such as workload) combined with SoarTechs intelligent systems capabiliti ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  8. Next-generation cell-free prototyping and biomanufacturing platform

    SBC: BIODISCOVERY LLC            Topic: SB152001

    Cell-free expression systems are becoming robust platforms to reduce system complexity, to use toxic and non-naturally occurring compounds or to produce metabolic intermediates, proteins and molecules that are otherwise toxic to cells. Unfortunately, current cell-free expression platforms are often inconsistent, low scale, not flexible, poorly characterized and limited to relatively simple biologi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  9. Broadband Self-calibrated Rydberg-based RF Electric Field and Power Sensor

    SBC: Rydberg Technologies LLC            Topic: SB152003

    Initial research and development towards a self-calibrated Rydberg-atom-based electric-field and power sensor for microwave and THz radiation is conducted. The sensor operates on atomic-physics and quantum-optics principles, especially electromagnetically induced transparency. Infrared and visual solid-state laser systems are employed to measure the energy levels of Rydberg atoms in room-temperatu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  10. Ovenized Inertial Micro Electro Mechanical Systems

    SBC: EPACK, INC.            Topic: SB152005

    Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) inertial (motion) sensors are now used for a wide range of consumer and industrial applications, but cant be used for many precision navigation applications because of their inaccuracy. In particular, the measurement (bias) stability of MEMS gyroscopes generally have temperature sensitivities of 10-100 degrees/hour/degree Celsius. This mean that even with smal ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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