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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Handheld IR Raman Spectroscopy for Rapid Chemical Identification

    SBC: Aerius Photonics, LLC.            Topic: CBD08102

    In Phase I, Aerius Photonics demonstrated Raman spectroscopy at 785 nm, 980 nm, and 1064 nm, with only 1064 nm-based excitation showing a reduction in fluorescence. In addition, Aerius Photonics and partner Ahura Scientific, demonstrated a breadboard version of an InGaAs-based Raman spectrometer to assess any engineering challenges. By the end of a Phase III, Aerius proposes to develop a handheld ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  2. Low Cost LWIR Interferometric HSI System

    SBC: Spectrum Photonics, Inc.            Topic: CBD09108

    Due to the potential detection benefits offered by hyperspectral imaging spectroscopy, this is an area of great interest in terms of early detection of plume threats. The major constraint is in costs of components. Under this SBIR, our team will investigate innovative advances in the integration of uncooled microbolometer technologies to determine the potential for reducing detector cost and com ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  3. Durable Anti-fog Coatings for Contoured Plastic Substrates Using Nanoparticles with Tunable Size and Surface Chemistry

    SBC: Innosense Llc            Topic: CBD09101

    Currently fielded respiratory protective systems in the Joint Services General Purpose Mask (JSGPM) program degrade in visual performance capability in extreme hot and cold environments. Optical and mechanical properties of existing anti-fog coatings also diminish when subjected to cleaning/sanitization operations. To address these needs, InnoSense LLC (ISL), in Phase I, has combined nanomaterials ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  4. An Enhanced Quarter-Sized Optical NEMS Based Methyl Salicylate Sensor System (MS3)

    SBC: IMAGINATIVE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: CBD09103

    Building on our successful Phase I work our Phase II objectives are to complete development and integration of our two proposed sensors into an unprecedented self-confirming MeS detection system further refining our ability to meet key requirements identified in Phase I. More specifically, we will develop a NEMS based MeS sensor system complete with a telemetry system and/or a remote logging, data ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  5. Dielectrophoretic Microfluidic Protein Analysis System

    SBC: Physical Optics Corporation            Topic: CBD09104

    To address the U.S. Army CBD need for a low-cost, universal, robust, and fieldable device for rapid, reproducible identification of protein variants from biological samples with high throughput, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Dielectrophoretic Microfluidic Protein Analysis (DiMiPA) system based on an electrodeless dielectrophoresis-based, continuous-flow protein separa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  6. Growth Mindset Learning Platform for Educators and Students: Supporting Academic Motivation and Achievement through an Integrated Online Platform

    SBC: Mindset Works, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Although research shows that a "growth mindset" – the belief that intelligence can be developed through effort and learning how to learn – increases student motivation and academic achievement, few classroom or school-wide interventions are available in this area. This project team will develop the Growth Mindset Learning Platform (GMLP) to support students and educators in developing and sust ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Education
  7. Perceptual and Adaptive Learning Technologies: Developing Products to Improve Algebra Learning

    SBC: Insight Learning Technology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Two problems limit student learning in Algebra in most instructional settings. The first problem involves a lack of methods to advance students’ ability to grasp patterns, process them fluently, and detect them in variable contexts and the second involves a lack of instructional formats that adapt to the individual learner. Recently developed perceptual learning and adaptive learning technology ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Education
  8. Study of an online school improvement implementation and monitoring tool for schools

    SBC: Rockman et al.            Topic: N/A

    ROCKMAN ET AL and WestEd propose to research a promising school improvement tool designed to assist schools with implementing improvement processes. As evidenced in the Phase I feasibility study, the School Improvement Implementation and Monitoring Tool (SIIMT) has been shown to provide valuable help in a variety of settings. In a two-year Phase II research study, we propose to refine and add feat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Education
  9. Development of a Lightweight, Modular, Pediatric Wheelchair1

    SBC: THREE RIVERS HOLDINGS, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Further refinement of a Phase I developed prototype tilt-in-space wheelchair called the PALM specifically designed to meet pediatric needs; verification of functionality with end-user testing and evaluation will also be conducted

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Education
  10. Automatic Assay of Blood Cholinesterase in the Field

    SBC: KUMETRIX, INC.            Topic: N/A

    There is a critical need for rapid, accurate measurement of serum cholinesterase activity in the field to provide a timely determination of nerve agent exposure. The overall objective of the project is to develop an easy-to-use analytical system consistingof small, inexpensive (and therefore disposable) silicon microchips used with a portable instrument, thus permitting field cholinesterase measur ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
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