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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. A Stereo Camera System for Measuring Coastal Currents

    SBC: 3SRM INC.            Topic: 84

    Rip currents cause multiple drowning deaths each year as swimmers are often unaware of the location and strength of coastal currents. Currently, ocean safety officials do not have an affordable and reliable commercial system which can measure coastal currents. The goal of this Phase I study is to test a stereo camera system to measure the speed, direction, and location of alongshore currents and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. Ultra-High Precision Laser Isotope Monitor for 13CO2, CO180 and CO170

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 83

    Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the atmosphere are primary drivers of global climate change and hence there is a crucial need to quantify their sources and sinks. A general technique to constrain source and sink strengths is the analysis of the relative proportions of isotopic variants of GHG's. These measurements must be performed with extremely high precision. The gold standard technique, i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. Multipurpose Atmospheric/Underwater Expendable Dropsonde

    SBC: Boston Engineering Corporation            Topic: 84

    There are currently no inexpensive observing systems that detect temperature, salinity and currents under the ocean's surface - all important factors in predicting the intensity of hurricanes. Boston Engineering proposes to develop the Multi-Purpose Above Surface/Below Surface Expendable Dropsondes (MASED). Our design builds on the highly successful air dropsondes already in use, combined with a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. An Advanced Algorithm for Radar Derived Bathymetry

    SBC: Arete Associates            Topic: 91

    NOAA can reduce costs and improve efficiency by remotely monitoring harbors, navigation channels and coastlines for bathymetric changes. This will aid NOAA and its mission to maintain waterways and assure maritime safety. This remote sensing can be accomplished by implementing a new radar derived bathymetry capability. Areté Associated proposes to implement an advanced algorithm to derive bath ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  5. Surveying Earth's Gravity with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: 91

    During the Phase I program, Aurora conducted a comprehensive survey of potential platforms that included government owned and furnished UAVs and manned aircraft as well as Aurora’s Centaur Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA). The survey concluded, in part, that UAVs offer a significant improvement in data collection capability when compared to manned aircraft that are currently fielded by NOAA. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  6. Buoy Guard System

    SBC: McQ Inc.            Topic: 93

    Buoy vandalism occurs all over the world for many different reasons, and costs NOAA and other buoy operators an estimated $1 million annually to replace and repair them. To deter vandals and report any vandal attempts to NOAA, McQ has developed the Buoy Guard System (BGS). BGS is a small, extremely low power sensor system that will detect the presence of intruders first approaching and then boa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  7. Low Cost Production of Carbon Monofluoride (CFx) for Lithium Batteries

    SBC: REACTIVE INNOVATIONS, LLC            Topic: DLA122002

    Li/CFx primary batteries are considered to be a superior choice for military applications that require long life, light weight and very low self-discharge. The high cost of current carbon monofluoride materials, however, adds significantly to the total cost of the battery. Reactive Innovations, LLC (RIL) proposes to develop a method to produce CFx materials with over a 50% cost saving. The process ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
  8. An Integrated Li-ion Battery Manufacturing Process for Improved Safety and Decreased Battery Cost

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: DLA122002

    Commercial separators for Li-ion battery applications consist of microporous membranes that prevent contact between electrodes and enable free ion flow in the cell. Major drawbacks of these separators include their complex manufacturing process which adds cost to the battery and insufficient protection against thermal runaway reactions at elevated temperatures. This project addresses these limitat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
  9. Development of Advanced Battery Manufacturing Techniques

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: DLA142001

    Physical Sciences Inc. together with EaglePicher Technologies will demonstrate that PSIs proprietary coating techniques can be employed to reduce the cost of producing lithium ion cells while improving the energy density and safety. Testing will clearly demonstrate the ability to increase the active material content and electrode density, provide in-situ short circuit protection, and reduce both ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
  10. Logistically Robust, Long Life, High Power Rechargeable Battery

    SBC: CAMX Power LLC            Topic: DLA142001

    CAMX Power proposes to develop a high power, long life lithium-ion (Li-ion) vehicle battery that can be completely de-energized for logistical transportation and storage purposes, giving it exceptional shelf life and making it intrinsically safe under conditions of relaxed environmental controls and with no or minimal state-of-health monitoring. This novel battery, based on CAMX Powers proprietar ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency

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