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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. 120-X-2 Unmanned Aircraft System-Borne Atmospheric & Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Sensing

    SBC: Piasecki Aircraft Corporation            Topic: 84

    To capture critical weather and SST data in the Tropical Cyclone Boundary Layer (TCBL), Piasecki Aircraft proposes to evaluate existing meteorological sensor packages, integrate new off-the-shelf MEMS sensors, and design an air-launched UAS to improve the resolution of observations captured in the TCBL. Capturing latent and sensible heat fluxes can be achieved reliably with a powered UAS (compare ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. Automated Detection of Whale Blows in Infrared Video

    SBC: SONALYSTS, INC.            Topic: 816F

    The gray whale migration generates many hours of video that must be examined carefully to identify passing whales and get an accurate count of their numbers. Unfortunately, humans lack the necessary attention span. To solve this problem, a detector will be developed that can process hours of video, detecting whale blows while minimizing false positives and negatives. With an accurate record of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. Client-Centered Calibration of the NOAA Climate Forecast System

    SBC: PRESCIENT WEATHER LTD            Topic: 821C

    Prescient Weather proposes four Phase I tasks to increase the value of the new NOAA Climate Forecast System to commercial customers. The capabilities demonstrated and explored in Phase I will be developed and integrated in Phase II as components of a new Seasonal Information and Decision Support System (SIDSS) for our World Climate Service customers. The Phase I tasks are: • Improve season for ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. Development of Sustainable, Multi-Seasonal, Multi-Species, Marine Algal Aquaculture in Coastal Maine

    SBC: Maine Fresh Sea Farms, LLC            Topic: 81

    This Phase I proposal determines the feasibility of growing multiple species of macroalgae in commercial marine aquafarm environments. Marine aquaculture is a logical outgrowth of successful wild harvest seaweed businesses over the last several years. Developing a marine aquaculture prototype will foster the science of sea farming. Extending growing seasons for multi-species would provide year ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  5. 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
  6. Doppler Wind Temperature Sounder

    SBC: Brandywine Photonics, LLC            Topic: 8212

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: We propose developing a new observational capability for measuring upper atmosphere (20-Km to 200-Km+ altitude) wind and temperature dynamics, based on Doppler imaging of Limb concentrations of NO, N2O, and CO2 called the Doppler Wind Temperature Sounder. The principle of operation is that by measuring the Doppler shift of trace gases created by the differential velocity betwee ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  7. 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
  8. Enhanced Reliability of Radiation-hardened III-V Semiconductor-based Field Effect Transistors Using C-doped Low-temperature Buffer

    SBC: Quantum Epitaxial Designs,            Topic: N/A

    Low-temperature MBE grown GaAs (LT-GaAs) contains a high concentration of excess As which gives rise to ultra-fast carrier-trapping time and excellent radiation hardness. In as-grown layers most of this excess As is in the form of As(Ga) antisite defects, of which only ~1% are ionized. Thermal annealing upon overgrowth with a device structure or during device processing results in a decrease of ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  9. Imagery Exploitation Applications of Neuroscience

    SBC: CHI Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    "The primary objective of this effort is to develop a robust object matching system that can be applied to a variety of image exploitation needs. The analytical decisions by our proposed context aware, neural column-based image expert (CANCIE) will utilizecontext knowledge or expectations about the current "mental space," as well as imagery having an object matching component and an analysis com ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  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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