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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Coastal Eyes, a Multi-Mission Topographic, Current Retrieval and Debris Mapping Sensor System

    SBC: Arete Associates            Topic: 832

    NOAA seeks to characterize the impact of severe weather on coastal areas with a cost-effective, responsive multi-mission sensor system. In response Areté Associates proposes a conceptual design for an affordable, responsive, compact airborne sensor system called “Coastal Eyes” which will rapidly provide land and surface water topography, surface current, debris and storm surge mapping over wi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Commerce
  5. 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
  6. Lightweight, Stable Optical Bench with Integrated Vibration Attenuation

    SBC: SAN DIEGO COMPOSITES, INC.            Topic: MDA13T007

    The goal of this program is to design a lightweight optical bench capable of remaining stable under temperature and moisture changes, while isolating the precision optical array from vibrations such as engine noise and air turbulence. By integrating a customizable periodic stack in the bench, vibrations are attenuated more effectively than commercially available mounts. Additionally, the periodic ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Advanced Divert and Attitude Control

    SBC: Valley Tech Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA09003

    Ballistic Missile Defense Systems (BMDS) Kinetic Warheads (KWs) use Navy Ship Board compliant controllable Solid propellant Divert and Attitude Control Systems (SDACS) to maneuver the KW for intercepts. However, solid propulsion system architectures have inherent performance limitations relative to higher performing liquid propellant DACS. To improve controllable solid propulsion for future long d ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Lightweight, Stable Optical Bench with Integrated Vibration Attenuation

    SBC: SAN DIEGO COMPOSITES, INC.            Topic: MDA13T007

    The goal of this program is to design a lightweight optical bench capable of remaining stable under temperature and moisture changes, while isolating the precision optical array from vibrations such as engine noise and air turbulence. By integrating a customizable periodic stack in the bench, vibrations are attenuated more effectively than commercially available mounts. Additionally, the periodic ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Decision Making under Uncertainty

    SBC: GCAS, Inc.            Topic: MDA13T001

    Our proposed second order uncertainty (SOU) product is a decision making software solution that addresses the problem of providing accurate and precisely defined decision courses of action (COAs) of complex, time-constrained problems in a fraction of the time required by alternative methods striving to achieve the same level of precision. Complex decision situations can deal with large volume of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) Materials Design Improvements

    SBC: Valley Tech Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA14002

    A two-pulse Third Stage Rocket Motor (TSRM) with long inter-pulse (100+sec) capability can enhance the Next Generation SM3 BMDS interceptor targeting capability.Due to this, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is seeking innovative component technologies that support improvements for manufacturing/performance and mass reduction for Third Stage Rocket Motor (TSRM) and TSRM ACS components/materials. To ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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