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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. Small Satellite Cloud Observation System

    SBC: Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates, L.L.C.            Topic: 9601

    We propose the design of an optical instrument package capable of making cloud observations and deployable on a CubeSat. The design will be based on decades of research in cloud remote sensing and each spectral channel will be comprised of a commercial-off-the-shelf camera and a spectral filter as needed. The base design will be comprised of three channels, two in the shortwave infrared and one in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. 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
  3. An Innovative Approach to Seafloor Classification: Applying Advanced Unsupervised Machine Learning in Complex and Variable Bottom Types with Multispectral Satellite Imagery

    SBC: TCarta Marine LLC            Topic: 9603

    Machine learning and unsupervised classification have been applied to seafloor classification and benthic mapping using multibeam echosounders (MBES), Light Ranging and Detection (LiDAR), airborne hyperspectral, underwater optical cameras, and satellite imagery. Regardless of the sensor, data dimensionality reduction is an integral processing step of seabed mapping workflows . The most commonly im ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. 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
  5. Enabling BLOS UAS Operations through a Diverse-Source Global Positioning System

    SBC: Black Swift Technologies LLC            Topic: 9501

    Enabling BLOS operations in the National Airspace System is largely an issue of improved sensing. Under the UTM rules, BLOS operations require performance authorization from the FAA centered around navigation, communications, sharing of intent, avoiding other aircraft, and connecting to the FAA in near real-time. The current plan initially is for these performance metrics to be evaluated by the FA ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  6. A Low-Cost Atmospheric Aerosol Monitoring System for Boundary Layer Air Quality, Visibility, Cloud Ceiling Height and Aerosol Properties

    SBC: BJE Environmental Optics LLC            Topic: 9601

    This proposal addresses subtopic 9.6.01, Low-cost Oceanic and Atmospheric Sensors and Observing Systems. It is proposed that two instruments for measuring atmospheric aerosols be commercialized to operate automatically and routinely. Both instruments have been used in research settings for many years and share several aspects of technology. They could both be commercialized with significant advant ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  7. Collaborative Recommender System for Spatio-Temporal Intelligence Documents

    SBC: Numerica Corporation            Topic: NGA191005

    US military and intelligence agencies have invested significant resources in data collection and effective search and analytics tools. However, due to increasing amounts of data, finding relevant information has become more difficult. Thus, there is an important need for recommender system technology that pushes relevant un-queried data to analysts through automation and machine learning technique ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  8. 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
  9. Boost- A System to Suppress False Alarms from Automated Target Recognizers

    SBC: Seed Innovations, LLC            Topic: NGA181003

    Seed Innovations and subcontractor BIT Systems, a division of CACI International, apply our experience in machine learning, data analytics andimage processing to accomplish the research for the SBIR topic: Suppression of false alarms in Automated Target Recognizers (ATR) that useMachine Learning. With the amount of available imagery data increasing and adversaries vehicles and tactics becoming mor ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  10. 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
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