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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. SBIR Phase II:A Search Engine for Antenna Design

    SBC: X5 Systems, Inc.            Topic: SS

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project seeks to develop and launch a software tool that applies advanced AI algorithms to antenna design and optimization. Manual antenna design and optimization methods are time- and labor-intensive, limit complexity, and require significant expertise. Genetic algorithm (GA) optimization has demonstrated success at quickly finding effective ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Science Foundation
  2. 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
  3. SBIR Phase II: Affordable Optically Pumped Semiconductor Lasers for Polychromatic Guide Star Systems

    SBC: Arete Associates            Topic: EL

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project conducts research and development of a unique laser technology that simultaneously provides a compact and low-cost alternative to laser guide star and polychromatic laser guide star sources. Guide star lasers are used in ground based adaptive-optics telescopes to provide high altitude, bright, point sources enabling adaptive near rea ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Science Foundation
  4. STTR Phase II:Integrated Powered Knee-Ankle Prosthetic System

    SBC: Ekso Bionics Inc            Topic: EO

    This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project proposes the development of an integrated powered knee-ankle prosthesis. The objective of this proposal is to investigate the use of integrated powered knee and ankle joints in trans-femoral prostheses that use sensory information from the ground and the wearer. The hypothesis is that a prosthesis with actively powered knee and ankle ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 National Science Foundation
  5. SBIR Phase II:High Dynamic, Alignment Free Metrological Method for 3D Shape Measurement of Optical Surfaces Based on Polarization

    SBC: BOSSA NOVA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: EL

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II proposal aims at developing a new alignment-free metrological turn-key system dedicated to the measurement of optical surfaces with high measurement speed and high dynamic range. Next generation optical surfaces will need to be mass-produced with high departure from spherical shapes and high numerical aperture (Aspheric). Manufacturing these optical ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Science Foundation
  6. SBIR Phase II: Compliant Jack Spring Actuators for Lower Limb Mobility

    SBC: Springactive, Inc.            Topic: EL

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop a novel, spring-based, adjustable stiffness actuator, that will power future wearable robots and exoskeletons. The actuator will be integrated into a powered prosthetic ankle which will meet the demanding requirements for lower limb mobility. Its unique ability to tune stiffness allows it to be customized to an individual ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Science Foundation
  7. 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
  8. SBIR Phase II:High quality, low cost bulk gallium nitride substrates

    SBC: Soraa            Topic: EL

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to develop a scalable, compact and rapid ammonothermal method to grow high-quality, low-cost bulk gallium nitride (GaN) substrates. A novel apparatus that is scalable to large volumes at modest cost will be utilized to achieve high-pressure, high-temperature conditions and grow single-crystal GaN. This project is expected to d ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Science Foundation
  9. SBIR Phase II:High-K PMN-PT Thick Film With K Above 3000

    SBC: Chemat Technology, Inc.            Topic: EL

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to develop high dielectric constant (high-K) thick film for high-frequency ultrasonic transducer. Thick piezoelectric film technology is very attractive for the fabrication of thin piezoelectric element in high-frequency ultrasonic medical imaging applications. However, it is challenging to process high-quality piezoelectric fi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Science Foundation
  10. SBIR Phase II:Low Cost High Quality Nonlinear Optical Crystals for Laser Light Sources for Miniature Projectors

    SBC: Shasta Crystals, Inc.            Topic: EL

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will demonstrate how to reduce the cost of manufacturing magnesium-doped lithium niobate (Mg:LiNbO3) crystals by more than an order of magnitude. Frequency-doubling crystals, such as Mg:LiNbO3 can convert 1064-nm light from an infrared laser to 532-nm (green) light. However, LiNbO3 crystals made by the conventional Czochralski techniq ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Science Foundation
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