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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. Shipping Channel Monitoring Through Remote Sensing and Analysis of Ship Generated Kelvin Waves

    SBC: Arete Associates            Topic: 844

    Monitoring bathymetry changes in shipping channels of rivers and estuaries is vital to the US economy. The standard method of sonar depth sounding from survey ships, though accurate, is slow to perform. Thus, we propose a new and innovative approach for rapid assessment of shipping channel morphology from the kinematics associated with remote sensing of the interaction of Kelvin wakes from boats ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Commerce
  2. SeaTag: Design and Manufacture of a Family of Modular Archival Tags

    SBC: DESERT STAR SYSTEMS, LLC            Topic: 813

    The SeaTagTM project proceeds in Phase II to implement and test a family of micro observation stations that go beyond the concepts of traditional electronic data logging animal tags. These will include functions such as communication between SeaTagTM devices to obtain data from many animals when one tag is recovered or transmits. Deployment methods are extended to mounting on predators to monito ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Commerce
  3. SSP Tool: Simplified Sound Propagation Tool

    SBC: HEAT, LIGHT, AND SOUND RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: 819

    In recent years, there has been increasing concern about the role of man-made sound on the marine environment. For this effort, we propose developing an intuitive software interface for sound propagation modeling. This will be based on software developed at HLS Research, Inc. for similar applications. The software will use existing propagation modeling codes that have a long history in the unde ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Commerce
  4. High Fidelity, Low Power Omnidirectional Hydrophone

    SBC: Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.            Topic: 813

    Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc. (IOS) proposes to develop a highly reliable, high fidelity, fiber optic hydrophone-based sensor that will consume low power, and offer a high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in the frequency range desired for monitoring marine acoustics. There is a need to advance the state-of-the-are of low power, portable hydrophones for recording fish spawning calls. Autonomous u ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Commerce
  5. A fast pulse, portable fast neutron source for special nuclear materials detection

    SBC: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation            Topic: HSB072007

    Alameda Applied Sciences Corp proposes to develop a fast pulse, portable, fast neutron source to detect SNM in the field. Our source offers a less than 100ns neutron pulse with a repetition rate up to 100Hz. The goal is to develop a source with 1000hrs of continuous operation at greater than 1E8 n/s. The Phase II program will develop and validate a prototype for SNM detection. The commercial goal ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Homeland Security
  6. High-Yield Pulsed Neutron Generator

    SBC: Adelphi Technology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A pulsed neutron generator is proposed for the detection of special nuclear material. A recently developed microwave-excited plasma neutron generator will be pulsed to produce the activating neutrons whose pulse lengths vary from 100 microseconds to 2 ms with a fall time of less than 1 microseconds. We demonstrated that we can increase the peak yield as a function of either RF or microwave power, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Homeland Security
  7. Standalone Multiple Anomaly Recognition Technique

    SBC: CREATIVE ELECTRON INC.            Topic: N/A

    Threat materials can take many shapes and therefore this software tool must be able to perform anomaly detection instead of specific shape detection. The problem of solely relying on a database of images and a matching algorithm is that objects in the image may be shifted, rotated, or the image quality is too poor for a reliable match. Thus, this proposal focuses on the development of an anomaly r ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Homeland Security
  8. Cargo X-Ray Image Anomaly Detection using Intelligent Agents

    SBC: Forell Enterprises, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Our technical concept applies FORELL's unique intelligent agent technology to learn rules for detection of anomalies in images created by high energy x-rays, thereby reducing operator load, reducing false positives, and reducing inspection time. Our technology is unique in the creation of anomaly detection rules that are automatically generated through a unique intelligent agent learning capabili ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Homeland Security
  9. Intensity-Modulated Advanced X-ray Source (IMAXS)

    SBC: PTSE, Inc.            Topic: HSHQDC09C000

    We propose to build an Intensity-Modulated Advanced X-ray Source (IMAXS) for cargo inspection systems that allows such systems to achieve 1 to 2 inches greater penetration for dense cargo (steel or equivalent) while, on average, producing the same amount, or less, radiation. Alternatively, cargo inspection systems using the new design may opt to have the same penetration as with conventional sourc ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Homeland Security
  10. ActionBuilder: Automated Scenario/Script Builder for Simulation-Based Training Systems

    SBC: INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: HSB062006

    To speed up simulation-based exercise development, it is important for scenarios to be authored and executed on-the-fly in an automated fashion with minimal reliance on software personnel. To this end, what is needed is an intelligent scenario/script building capability that enables training personnel to rapidly assemble and test-drive incident scenarios, and that can be smoothly integrated with s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Homeland Security

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