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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. Algorithms for Look-down Infrared Target Exploitation

    SBC: Signature Research, Inc.            Topic: 1

    Signature Research, Inc. (SGR) and Michigan Technological University (MTU) propose a Phase I STTR effort to develop a learning algorithm which exploits the spatio-spectral characteristics inherent within IR imagery and motion imagery.Our archive of modelled and labeled data sets will allow our team to thoroughly capture the variable elements that will drive machine learning performance.The overall ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. Durable Aerosol and Liquid Repellent coatings

    SBC: HygraTek LLC            Topic: CBD161002

    Chemical and biological (CB) warfare agents are a serious threat to our soldiers and national security. Different warfare agents and microbes may be delivered using solids (powders, particulates, ice crystals), hydrosols (air borne liquid droplets), or aerosols (air-born particulates). Solids, hydrosols, or aerosols can penetrate, accumulate, and transport through both porous and non-porous surfac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  3. Detection of"active"biological toxins by exploiting native binding specificities

    SBC: Binergy Scientific Inc.            Topic: CBD14101

    A chemical threat agent mode of action is often initiated through a selective interaction with a biological molecule or structure. The agent binding mimics normal cellular processes, but then overruns natural control mechanisms leading to toxic and even lethal effects. The binding may be used as a basis for sensing the agent. By exploiting the native binding mechanism, a sensing element can be des ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  4. In vitro Models Suitable for High-throughput Screening of Drug Toxicities in Human Tissues

    SBC: Nico Technologies Corp.            Topic: CBD10103

    The drug R&D cycle is long and very expensive. In many ways, this status quo can no longer be sustained. One of the reasons for such great cost is that the vast majority of drug candidates are screened out at the stages of animal and human trials. More efficient methods of testing of drugs at the stage of ex-vivo studies, which are substantially less expensive than animal and human testing cyc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  5. Electrostatic, non-fluorescent trigger for aerosolized biological threats using fluctuation enhanced sensing.

    SBC: Orono Spectral Solutions Inc.            Topic: CBD09109

    The objective of this Phase I proposal is to perform a theoretical exploration of the fundamental and practical limits of detection by fluctuation enhanced sensing and statistical inference based sensing methods when applied to an electrostatic-based trigger for non-fluorescent biological warfare threats. To enable < 1000 ACPLA detection levels of bacterial spores in real-time, these statistical ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  6. Bio-Inspired Dry Adhesives

    SBC: Technova Corporation            Topic: CBD09102

    The proposed project will develop bio-inspired adhesives for reliable and convenient sealing of full-facepiece respiratory masks against skin. Conventional pressure-sensitive adhesives rely on a liquid-like fluidity to establish molecular-scale contact against rough surfaces. While this contact mechanism limits their versatility and stability, they exhibit desirable long-range deformations which b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  7. Hand-Held Raman Analyzer for Chemical Identification

    SBC: REAL-TIME ANALYZERS, INCORPORATED            Topic: CBD08102

    The overall goal of this proposed program (through Phase III) is to build a hand-held Raman analyzer that can perform non-contact identification of chemicals in the field. This will be accomplished by modifying a commercially available FT-Raman analyzer to employ 976 or 1064 nm laser excitation. Feasibility will be demonstrated in Phase I by comparing the ability of three Raman systems using las ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  8. Realtime Detection And Identification Of Airborne Microorganisms Using Infrared Spectroscopy

    SBC: Orono Spectral Solutions Inc.            Topic: CBD06102

    The goal of this Phase I effort is to investigate the feasibility of extracting at least 1.0 microgram of bacillus spores from the environment and presenting these spores in real-time to an FTIR spectrometer for detection. The identification of bacterial spores using FTIR spectroscopy has been successful in classifying these microorganisms down to the genus and species level. Therefore the key e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  9. Materials Research for the Development of Agent Standard Reference Materials and Analytical Test Apparatus

    SBC: DAKOTA ANALYTICAL SOLUTIONS            Topic: CBD06106

    Development and production of semi-permeable and permselective polymer membranes can fill a critical need for standard reference materials for AVLAG, CBART, and IPE acquisition programs. Optimizing the permselectivity of tri-block copolymers to specific chemical agents, non-traditional agents, and toxic industrial chemicals and materials will result in the formation of suitable and affordable ref ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  10. Autonomous, Unattended, Reagentless Biological Agent Detector

    SBC: Orono Spectral Solutions Inc.            Topic: CBD05111

    The goal of this project is to investigate the feasability of a unique sampling method that will lead to the development of a reagentless infrared (IR) based BW agent detection system. The current JPBDS uses lateral flow immunoassay technology as the final step in detecting bioagents, and has a detection limit of 10^5 spores/ml[ref 1]. Preliminary data from our infrared approach indicates a mini ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
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