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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. Air Movement Efficiency Monitor

    SBC: XCSPEC, Inc.            Topic: 90403

    The Air Movement Efficiency Monitor is composed of small, inexpensive Micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) sensors, connected wirelessly to the Internet, and distributed through a building to measure pressure readings at key points. We consider this a “FitBit” for a building’s air-movement efficiency, employing many of the sensors used by a fitbit – temperature, humidity, acceleration. We ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Part Identification and Localization via Deep Neural Networks

    SBC: SYMBIO ROBOTICS, INC.            Topic: 90107

    Symbio Robotics is developing a robust, fast, and low-cost perception engine for identifying parts and detecting their six degree of freedom pose. Our perception engine is driven by deep convolutional neural networks and draws upon recent advances in computer vision and deep learning. Current automation systems largely run blind, without perception driven feedback. Our proposed system seeks to clo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Tuning Germanium Reflectivity and Mosaic

    SBC: AdSem, Inc.            Topic: 90108

    Mosaic crystalline monochromators define performance of neutron scattering devices employed in condensed matter research on research nuclear reactors. This project is devoted to development of a manufacturing technique for slow neutron Germanium mosaic monochromators with reflectivity exceeding reflectivity of pyrolytic graphite crystals. Germanium has small slow neutron absorption; its diamond cr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. Ethane/isotopic methane CRDS analyzer

    SBC: Entanglement Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 833D

    Entanglement Technologies, Inc. (ET) proposes to develop a gas analyzer for ethane and isotopologues of methane to study of methane sources and sinks, using cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CRDS). Methane is an important contributor to global climate change, and a participant in air pollutant reactions such as ozone. Understanding methane sources, sinks, and transport between them is crucial to pred ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  5. Development of Genetics-based Selective Breeding Protocols for Improvement of the Mediterranean Mussel, Mytilus galloprovincialis, and Advancement of Aquaculture

    SBC: Catalina Sea Ranch            Topic: 811

    The aquaculture industry lags in genetically based selective breeding programs when compared to terrestrial commercial crops. This aggravates the United States’ (U.S.) $11 billion dollar seafood deficit, puts U.S. aquaculture entrepreneurs at an early disadvantage for success, and increases risk of bivalve crop degradation from climate change. Heterosis in bivalve crops, the phenomenon in which ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Commerce
  6. Developing Resilience to Ocean Acidification in Red Abalone Aquaculture

    SBC: Cultured Abalone Farm LLC, The            Topic: 811

    The pH of the global ocean is becoming more acidic as a consequence of oceanic absorption of increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations. This process, termed “ocean acidification” (OA), will likely affect the aquaculture of marine shellfish. Maintaining current levels of commercial mollusc production will require the identification and commercialization of resilient seedstock. Through Phase I r ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Commerce
  7. Rapid Lateral Flow Assay for Field Detection of Brevetoxins

    SBC: Epicentre Technologies Corporation            Topic: 812

    The bloom-forming algae Karenia brevis produces neurotoxins known as brevetoxins (PbTx) that can cause illness in humans and marine wildlife. During K. brevis blooms, also known as red tides, elevated levels of brevetoxins have been linked to massive bird, fish, and marine mammal kills. In addition, human consumption of brevetoxin contaminated shellfish leads to neurotoxic shellfish poisoning. The ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Commerce
  8. Be-Rover: Benthic Environment-ROV Extensible Robot

    SBC: Robo Nautica, LLC            Topic: 821

    There is currently no low-cost, high performance, minimally invasive, bottom-crawling ROV system for monitoring coastal and littoral benthic environments which is also deployable by a single marine researcher. Such a system augmenting diver's observations would greatly expand the quantity and quality of data critical to managing coastal environments and preserving the economic benefits derived by ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Commerce
  9. Tofu-tolerant Mariculture: Genomics-assisted Breeding of a High-Quality Marine Finfish for Enhanced Performance on Sustainable, Scalable Soy-based Feeds

    SBC: Kampachi Farms, LLC            Topic: 811

    While certain forage fisheries remain sustainable and well-maintained, they clearly are not scalable – to expand domestic marine aquaculture and increase the nation’s seafood security, aquafeed formulations must be adapted to make greater use of sustainable agriculture proteins and oils produced in America’s heartland. Kampachi Farms and University of Nebraska have been working jointly to re ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Commerce
  10. Capillary Absorption Spectrometer for In-Situ, Underwater Gas Analysis

    SBC: OPTO-KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 826

    A Capillary Absorption Spectrometer (CAS) is proposed for in-situ, underwater gas concentration and isotope measurements. The concept utilizes mid-infrared laser absorption spectroscopy within a hollow fiber optic capillary that both confines a gas sample and acts as an optical waveguide. A tunable laser beam propagates through the hollow fiber to a detector with near unity overlap between the bea ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Commerce
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