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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. High-Throughput Low-Cost Manufacturing of Engineered MRI Contrast Agents

    SBC: Weinberg Medical Physics, Inc.            Topic: 90103

    New shape-engineered iron-based microscopic contrast agents (MCAs) for magnetic resonance imaging promise to increase diagnostic accuracy while reducing side effects, and enhance scientists’ ability to track stem cells. Currently, techniques used for making multispectral microscale contrast agent particles are cost prohibitive. In Phase I, an innovative technique (employing template-guided elect ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. 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
  3. Resonant Scan Lens for Scanning Beam LIDAR

    SBC: z-senz LLC            Topic: 90501

    The objective of this Phase II project is to research, develop, and commercialize a resonant scan lens (RSL) for use in a resonant light detection and ranging (R-LIDAR) distance sensor. R-LIDAR uses a resonant optomechanical system to generate a beam scan. While resonant optomechanical systems produce high-speed and large field-of-view (FOV) scans from a miniature form factor, the beam scans lack ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. A Holistic Approach to Optimal and Secure Tactical Wireless Broadband Systems

    SBC: INTELLIGENT FUSION TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: AF112055

    ABSTRACT:In the Phase I effort, IFT proposed a Holistic networking Infrastructure for tactical Satellite Communication Networks (HISCoN). It supports optimal network resource management and cross-layer cooperation that allow satellite communication networks to intelligently accommodate the communication needs of various missions/tasks with diverse traffic characteristics and drastically different ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Autonomous Sensing and Deciding Framework Processor

    SBC: User Systems, Incorporated            Topic: OSD12LD1

    User Systems, Inc (USI) is developing the Unusual Activity or Inactivity Detector (UAID) to automatically search a time series of SAR imagery of a given location to find areas of interest. Changes between consecutive image pairs and movers in the scene ar

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  9. Novel Upper Stage Engine Cycle

    SBC: Exquadrum, Inc.            Topic: AF121189

    ABSTRACT:Exquadrum, Inc. proposes to develop an innovative and advanced, low-cost, high-performance, cryogenic upper stage engine cycle.The SLATE engine is a modified dual-bleed expander cycle that maintains state of the art performance while enabling significantly reduced weight, size, and cost, increased reliability, improved operability, and scalability.The engine cycle enables lower pump disch ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Lightweight Prime Power System

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: N132086

    Both military and law enforcement are showing increasing interest in a wider array of Non-Lethal Weapons such as Active Denial Technology (ADT). Such systems require electrical power for their high power millimeter-wave generating RF sources. Currently not available, a compact efficient prime power system is an enabling technology as future ADT systems look towards new, more compact solid state RF ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseNavy
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