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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Underwater Adhesive for Coral Restoration

    SBC: METNA CO            Topic: 9201

    Coral transplantation is a primary management option for rehabilitation of degraded reefs. Stabilization (via adhesion, etc.) of transplants on existing reef or artificial substrates notably improves their survival rate. Improved underwater adhesives are needed for expedient and convenient stabilization of coral transplants with improved survival rate. A new hybrid organic-inorganic adhesive is pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. DeepCTIS: A New Low-Cost Hyperspectrual Imaging Module and Distributed Deep Learning Platform to Combat Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing in the Marketplace at Scale

    SBC: Synthetik Applied Technologies LLC            Topic: 9202

    We propose an innovative yet straightforward approach to developing and delivering a readily deployable product to support combating IUU. We combine newly available low-cost hyperspectral sensors with state-of-the-art deep learning-based real-time data processing and deploy it on high-availability commodity cloud computing hardware - our solution is compatible with both existing systems as well as ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. Faster Optical Modem for Underwater Data Acquisition

    SBC: SONALYSTS, INC.            Topic: NGA182001

    To address NGA’s requirements, Sonalysts’ team of world-class experts in underwater optical communication proposes development and implementation of the Precision Optical Navigation Transceiver for Undersea Systems (PONTUS). PONTUS will transfer navigation information from an Underwater Navigation Beacon (UNB) to an Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) in an electromagnetic-spectrum-denied (e.g., G ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  4. 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
  5. Deep Sea Vision AI: Deep Learning-Based Real-Time Marine Animal Detection for Entanglement Mitigation

    SBC: Synthetik Applied Technologies LLC            Topic: 832

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: The objective of this project is to develop and implement a real-time detection and warning system to mitigate marine entanglement events in offshore aquaculture operations. In order to achieve this, we leverage the latest advances in computer vision, deep learning, and real-time object detection to develop a real-time marine life detection, classification and tracking pipeline ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  6. 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
  7. Low Voltage Power Sources for Long-Life Electronics

    SBC: TalosTech LLC            Topic: SB163009

    There is a critical need for DoD to develop power sources that will increase the mission lifetime for unattended sensors and sensor radio networks. In order to take advantage of recent advances in extremely low power subthreshold circuits to greatly exte...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  8. 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
  9. Many-Core Acceleration of Common Graph Programming Frameworks

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: SB152004

    Graph analytics is a key component in identifying emerging trends and threats in many real-world applications. Large-scale graph analytics frameworks provide a convenient and highly scalable platform for developing algorithms to analyze large datasets. Although conceptually scalable, these techniques exhibit poor performance on modern computational hardware. Another model of graph computation has ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  10. 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
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