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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. A Tide To Table Traceability and Marketing System for Shellfish Aquaculture.

    SBC: Shellfish Solutions            Topic: 9101

    In 2017 the CDC estimated 35,000 American got sick from Vibrio parahaemolyticus transmitted by shellfish--a 54% increase. However, according to the co-chair of the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Commission, “Our current system of traceback is inadequate.... Records are lost. Handwriting is illegible. More than half of all traceback investigations fail because the information in the value chain ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. OPEN WORLDS NOAA Portal

    SBC: Michigan Aerospace Corporation            Topic: 9302

    Many people recognize how critical it is to understand our weather, climate, and environment. Educators already use NOAA data and models in working with students and their communities as part of their teaching and outreach. With the exponential growth in data, however, many of them struggle with accessing and managing that data. Evolving data formats and computing requirements make it very challen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. 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
  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. Collaborative Recommender System for Spatio-Temporal Intelligence Documents

    SBC: RAJI BASKARAN LLC            Topic: NGA191005

    NLP pipelines available today are getting robust for general language modeling purposes. But domain-specific data, abbreviations and lingos, and text about time or space still need a lot of tuning and training that are well beyond application of standard tool sets. Deep learning for recommendation engines is quite new, and all recommender systems, in particular for specially trained users, tend to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  6. Asynchronous Multi-transmitter Multi-aperture Synthetic 3D Imaging System

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: NGA183001

    Traditional active 3D imaging systems, such as airborne and terrestrial lidar scanners, use a transmitter and receiver typically co-located on the same platform and connected in synchronous communications. However, recent advances in laser, detector, and airborne systems technology have opened the door to smaller, higher-performance and significantly lower-cost airborne lidar systems in which it i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  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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