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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. APU Silencing Technology Development

    SBC: Great Lakes Sound & Vibration, Inc.            Topic: OSD10EP3

    The proposed effort will result in an "universal" fan noise cancellation system for use with high performance fans used extensively in defense applications including auxiliary power unit (APU) applications. Fans are a critical noise source that impact the audible detection range of the platform. The importance of the fan noise for detection continues to increase as other technology improvements ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  4. FieldOps: A Unified Approach to UGV Interface Design, Sensor Data Compression, and Supervisory Control Based on Fields of Safe Travel

    SBC: Quantum Signal LLC            Topic: OSD13HS3

    This topic addresses the problem of robustly commanding and controlling unmanned ground vehicles operating in complex, unstructured environments. Current approaches to this task rely on dense scene reconstruction from a variety of sensor data such as LIDAR and video imagery. Scene representations are then relayed to a remote human operator who provides commands at varying levels of supervisory con ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  5. TRUST: Testing Robustness of UAS Safety Technology

    SBC: SOAR TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: OSD13HS2

    It is understood that an autonomous unmanned air, ground, or sea vehicles can incur a near infinite decision space that is difficult to capture completely in extensive simulation. The response of these vehicles to untrained environments can potentially have unintended consequences to adversely affect safety. This is of particular concern when these vehicles are considered for collaborative manned/ ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  6. Virtual Verification Test Bed for Robust Autonomous Software Operation in Complex, Unknown Environments

    SBC: SOAR TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: OSD13HS2

    Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) are complex systems that exhibit a broad array of behaviors in a wide range of missions and environments. They can change their behaviors over time so the UAS rigorously tested at the range is not the same as the one operating in the field. Current testing methods are inadequate to verify that they are safe to operate in close proximity with humans. Testing Robust ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  7. Improved Turbo/Superchargers for UAS/UGS Application

    SBC: BAKER ENGINEERING, LLC            Topic: OSD13PR5

    Baker Engineering Inc. (BEI) proposes an advanced, electrically-assisted turbocharger to meet the needs identified in this solicitation. BEI"s solution provides a lightweight, durable, self-lubricated turbocharger that will set new standards in performance on heavy fuel engines in the 50-150 Hp class. An electrically-assisted turbocharger offers supercharger characteristics to a turbocharge ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  8. Functional Allocation Trades Between Hardware and Software

    SBC: MICHIGAN ENGINEERING SERVICES LLC            Topic: OSD12ER2

    In DoD systems a large number of software systems are embedded in a single platform. In the proposed research the ability to determine simultaneously the optimal allocation of resources and the associated configurations for multiple hardware/software systems will be developed in the DS Toolkit. The MDO algorithms of the Toolkit enable the new developments due to their abilities to balance decisi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  9. Offshore Wind Energy Resource Siting

    SBC: SEALANDAIRE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: 911SG

    Over the last decade, it has been noted that offshore wind energy resource development could prove extensively valuable in many areas of our nation’s growth, including continued diversification of our energy supply, more options for cost-competitive electricity in coastal and Great Lakes regions, and economical stimulation through new and lasting infrastructure development. The challenges associ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  10. 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

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