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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. Innovative methods for detecting and characterizing electrical grid topologies and induced electrical power transient events from lights

    SBC: SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH LLC            Topic: NGA191010

    STR is proposing to implement monitoring of power grid state via high-speed, wide-field optical photometry. We will design, test, and implement algorithms on commercially available hardware with the intent of deriving grid topology in addition to detecting, characterizing, and geolocating anomalous events. We will also evaluate fusing the photometry-derived data with other data sources available t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. A Multi-Branch Network for Automated VNIIRS Assessment of Motion Imagery

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: NGA191003

    Due to the lack of consistency in existing automated methods for assigning VNIIRS levels to motion imagery, and the overwhelming human resources required to manually assign levels, a new method of automated/semi-automated VNIIRS assessment is needed. In recent years, advancements in deep learning have provided solutions to previously intractable computer vision problems. In many cases, automated d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  3. Gamified Analysis Tasks for Heightened Engagement across Repetitions (GATHER)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: NGA191007

    At the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the ability to serve and analyze data is crucial to the success of efforts ranging from disaster relief to strategic military support. NGA recently created the Office of Automation, Augmentation, and Artificial Intelligence (AAA) which has a goal “to automate routine tasks to give crucial time back to employees.” These automated systems mus ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  4. ALARM: Adversarially-learned Labels using Activity and Reward Models

    SBC: Aptima, Inc.            Topic: NGA191006

    Technological advances in navigation and positioning, along with expanding wireless infrastructure and remote sensing technologies, have resulted in an explosive growth of available trajectory data from a variety of moving objects, such as people, cars, ships, or animals. Traditional trajectory mining algorithms do not explain how and why the motion was generated, limiting their utility in GEOINT ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  5. Faster Optical Modem for Underwater Data Acquisition

    SBC: SONALYSTS, INC.            Topic: NGA182001

    To address NGA’s requirements, Sonalysts’ team of world-class experts in underwater optical communication proposes development and implementation of the Precision Optical Navigation Transceiver for Undersea Systems (PONTUS). PONTUS will transfer navigation information from an Underwater Navigation Beacon (UNB) to an Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) in an electromagnetic-spectrum-denied (e.g., G ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  6. Faster Optical Modem for Underwater Data Acquisition

    SBC: SA Photonics, Inc.            Topic: NGA182001

    SA Photonics’ Optical Navigation and Ranging (ONAR) system is an interrogative system that operate underwater in wavelength range of blue/green (450-540 nm) and enables navigational correction to IMU based dead reckoning navigation. The location based beacons are battery operated and have operational life span of over one year. The system is designed to operate in on demand burst mode so that no ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  7. Monitoring and Inspecting Dirty Nukes Including Generating Heatmaps of Terrain (MIDNIGHT)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: HSB0191010

    A successful weapon of mass destruction (WMD) terrorist attack against the United States would have a profound and potentially catastrophic impact on our nation. It is imperative to be able to quickly, efficiently, and effectively localize radiological threats in a wide array of unstructured environments to detect and deter such an event. In recent years, man-portable radiation detectors have beco ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Homeland Security
  8. Networked Aerial Vehicle for Automated Radiation Clearing (NAVARC)

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: HSB0191010

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop the Networked Aerial Vehicle for Automated Radiation Clearing (NAVARC) to perform an autonomous search for radiological threats in a complex 3-D environment. The PSI-developed InstantEye unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will navigate using a series of optimized waypoints to minimize the time required to fully search an area and inspect objects. Detecti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Homeland Security
  9. Cybersecurity Peer-to-Peer Knowledge/Lessons Learned Tool

    SBC: INFERLINK CORPORATION            Topic: HSB0191006

    The increasing number of breaches and hacks against organizations demands new and more effective ways to provide defense. Currently, most defense activities, such as monitoring, analysis, forensics, and remediation are done within house. This is unfortunate because the external knowledge and experience of others outside the organization cannot easily be leveraged. Our proposal focuses on the desig ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Homeland Security
  10. Dynamical Network Models for Mission Risk Assessment of Emergency Response Systems

    SBC: Achilles Heel Technologies, LLC            Topic: HSB0191007

    The integration of new cyber technologies in emergency response systems can allow profound improvements in system performance, but also expose the systems to systemic security and privacy risks.Thus, there is a critical need for design-time risk-assessment tools for emergency response systems, which allow evaluation and mitigation of threat impacts across their heterogeneous cyber and physical com ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Homeland Security
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