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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. Sea Tag-SP: A family of acoustic enabled satellite tags for spawning detection and more

    SBC: DESERT STAR SYSTEMS, LLC            Topic: 812

    Phase-1 demonstrated the powerful and unusual remote sensing opportunities available by adding acoustic signal detection to pop-up satellite tags (PSAT). The time and location of spawning define the starting point in the life history of fish. Yet this event, which is of critical importance to fishery researchers and managers seeking to gain an understanding of distinct reproductive populations and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. Development of a Functional Balloon-borne GNSS-RO System Prototype

    SBC: Night Crew Labs, LLC            Topic: 811

    The SBIR Phase II proposal outlines the approach of Night Crew Labs (NCL) in designing, and developing, and testing a system prototype to perform Global Navigation Satellite System radio occultations (GNSS-ROs) from a high-altitude balloon platform. NCL will continue building from the positive results achieved in Phase I that successfully demonstrated the feasibility of performing balloon-borne GN ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. Fog Viewer

    SBC: Areté Associates            Topic: 826

    The presence of fog reduces visibility, contributing to unsafe conditions for many maritime tasks. The current system uses active backscatter and has high power requirements, high maintenance and replacement costs. Areté Associates’ innovative FogViewer system comprises a passive multi-spectral, multi-polarization sensor suite that leverages available degrees of freedom to best characterize the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. Story Mode for Teaching Cross-Curricular Coding Projects

    SBC: CODESPARK, INC.            Topic: 91990019R0012

    In previous R&D, the developers created codeSpark Academy, a game that employs a visual and block-based approach with puzzles to teach coding skills to students ages 5 to 9 years old. codeSpark Academy is in widespread use in and out of schools around the world. In this project, the developers will expand storytelling creative tools within the existing game. The pretend-play scenarios will include ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  5. Online Music-based Game for Children with Speech- Language Delays/Disorders

    SBC: Iqsonics LLC            Topic: 91990019R0011

    The game, which is used by children alone or in tandem with a special education practitioner or caregiver, supports children in understanding and expressing musical patterns, and in learning to sing songs before speaking. This project will extend the existing version by developing a prototype that includes additional songs for increased speech-language learning outcomes, an animated onscreen singe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  6. LabAR: An Augmented Reality Learning System for STEM

    SBC: LightUp, Inc.            Topic: 91990019R0011

    The team will develop a new component of the AR app, a prototype with computer vision and recognition software to present real-world phenomena that are ordinarily not observable in nature. In Phase I, the research team will create a magnetism module would show students the invisible magnetic field all around them and how it interacts with magnetic objects. At the end of Phase I, in a pilot study w ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  7. VR-enhanced Immersive Science Investigations into Biology and Genetics

    SBC: LIGHTHAUS INC            Topic: 91990019R0011

    The team will develop a prototype of an immersive virtual reality experience for high school students to learn about the scientific processes and the biology of plants. The prototype will be designed to be multi-player where groups of students collaboratively conduct open-ended cross-breeding experiments, record images to export to reports, track and analyze data, and draw conclusions. At the end ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  8. A point of care test for TB antibiotic concentration in blood

    SBC: NANOCOMPOSIX INC            Topic: NIAID

    TuberculosisTBis one of the topcauses of death worldwideTB treatments include combinations of multiple antibiotics and dosage levels over a long period of timeOften the dose must be adjustedLow antibiotic blood concentrations may cause slow responseprolonged infection or treatment failureand the TB strain may acquire drug resistancetoo high and toxicity may be an issueCurrent technologies for meas ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  9. POC Diagnostic for Gonorrhea and Determination of Antimicrobial Susceptibility

    SBC: Visby Medical, Inc.            Topic: NIAID

    VisbyFormally know as Click Diagnosticshas developed a PCR based rapiddisposablepoint of care test that automatically performs sample processingPCR amplificationand amplicon detectionLeveraging the existing platformClick willfrom a single urogenital sampledetect NG and determine whether the infecting strain is susceptible to three classes of antibioticsciprofloxacincefiximeor a novel antibiotic zo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  10. Mobile Health Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Tuberculosis

    SBC: B & W Tek Inc.            Topic: NIAID

    TuberculosisTBkilled an estimatedmillion people in the world inOverof the mortalities associated with this deisease occurred in regions of the world where access to reliable TB testing and other suppotive infrastructure is severely limitedUntil there are pivotal technological innovations in the diagnosis of TB for point of carePOCapplicationthe ambitious goals of the WHO s End TB strategyareductio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
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