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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 April, 2020.

  1. Climate Impact Visualization Tools Using Virtual 3D City for Community Based Planning and Outreach

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: 931RC

    Intelligent Automation, Inc. proposes an innovative visualization tool that transforms online GIS mappers into a climate impact assessment and planning tool that allows planners to visualize the impact of storm surges with sea level rise and coastal erosion using a 3D virtual city. The goal is to assist planners and emergency services to adapt to climate change at three tiers: i) Tier 3 (Long-te ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. Surveying Earth's Gravity with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: 912RN

    To assist with the National Geodetic Survey’s federal mandate to provide accurate positioning—including heights—to all federal non-military mapping activities in the USA, Aurora Flight Sciences proposes to integrate a gravimetry payload on a unmanned aerial system (UAS). Potential options include using either an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or an optionally piloted aircraft (OPA). An OPA ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. Dip and Read Nanosensor for Calcium Ion Measurements in Sea Water

    SBC: Polestar Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 822R

    This topic requires the capability for enabling high sensitivity/high precision measurements of calcium concentrates in seawater. This proposal aims to demonstrate the feasibility of a novel high sensitive nanosensor that can be used to determine very low concentrations of calcium in seawater in the presence of a large background calcium concentration. The sensor approach uses the benefits of nano ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. Novel Planning Algorithms for Hybrid Land and Sea Platform Sensor Coordination

    SBC: Technology Service Corporation            Topic: MDA12001

    TSC"s response to this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) topic demonstrates novel and innovative algorithms to fully address the objectives of this requirement. Our solution provides an adaptable approach that balances flexibility to include multiple sensor and engagement assets and the flexibility to apply the required level of fidelity to optimize BMD asset placement in a dynamic enviro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Orion: Ballistic Missile Defense Asset Positioning System

    SBC: Primordial, Inc.            Topic: MDA12001

    In ballistic missile defense (BMD), sensor placement and sensor-to-target assignment are daunting tasks; even one missed threat has devastating consequences. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) seeks innovative algorithms for sensor coordination that recommend placement and response options in near-real time to provide maximum coverage against multiple BMD threats using a minimum number of land and s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Ship Operating Area Adaptive Planning (SOAAP) Algorithms

    SBC: Scientific Systems Company Inc.            Topic: MDA12001

    Deriving optimal positioning solutions for a hybrid Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system comprised of both land-based and sea-based assets poses daunting theoretical and practical challenges. The Scientific Systems Company Inc. team proposes to develop Ship Operating Area Adaptive Planning (SOAAP) algorithms that will include highly effective hybrid Aegis BMD models and methods for derivin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. 3G and 4G Communication System Interference Remediation Techniques

    SBC: Technology Service Corporation            Topic: MDA12003

    3G and 4G mobile communications systems pose significant interference threats to the AN/SPY-1 operability ashore and in littoral environments. The specific frequency bands at which such interference sources may appear vary with geographic locations across the world. Adaptive array based techniques are not attractive in relation to the AN/SPY-1 radar because they require major upgrades to the radar ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. RF-IR Target Characterization for Feature-Aided Track Correlation

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA12005

    To maintain a complete, timely and coherent situational awareness picture, missile defense command and control functionality typically requires information to be integrated from a variety of different semi-autonomous sensors tracking the battle from different viewing geometries. These sensors, whether EO/IR or RF, typically each develop their own internal tracks upon objects within the scene, whic ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Advanced Techniques for Lossless Compression of Target Vehicle Telemetry

    SBC: BATTLEFIELD TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, LLC            Topic: MDA12012

    An effective and efficient lossless compression algorithm allows additional telemetry and other data to be sent without using excess bandwidth. The proposed lossless compression approach combines real-time system design principles, traditional optimum lossless encoding, the latest research in multimedia compression methodologies, and advanced streaming technologies into the design architecture of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Corrosion-Resistant AR Coating of High Energy Alkali Laser Components Using Refractory Materials

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: MDA12016

    Realization of high-performance compact lasers will require the development of substrates and advancements in optical coatings that can withstand the harsh environments of corrosive gases, high temperatures, and high energy densities. Toward this end we intend to undertake the development of novel optical coatings that will simultaneously provide the necessary protection and maintain the optical ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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