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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.

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  1. Learning traffic camera locations using vehicle re-identification

    SBC: Arete Associates            Topic: NGA201005

    In its effort to provide necessary intelligence and analysis, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) utilizes extensive traffic camera systems. However, the large amount of data overwhelms both analysts and existing processing methods. In order to provide a better understanding and reduce the search space for common problems such as target tracking, it is necessary to extract the camera ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. Bounding generalization risk for Deep Neural Networks

    SBC: Euler Scientific            Topic: NGA20A001

    Deep Neural Networks have become ubiquitous in the modern analysis of voluminous datasets with geometric symmetries. In the field of Particle Physics, experiments such as DUNE require the detection of particle signatures interacting within the detector, with analyses of over a billion 3D event images per channel each year; with typical setups containing over 150,000 different channels.  In an ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  3. Pyrocast: Wildfire Forecasting & Data Services

    SBC: Reax Engineering, Inc.            Topic: 90

    This work will develop a real-time wildfire forecast system that automatically detects and forecasts the spread of every fire in the Continental US and updates each forecast in real-time as additional information becomes available. Fire forecast data, which are generated “in the cloud” using high performance computing resources, are transferred to a web server hosting a mobile-friendly web map ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. High-Precision TEM Topography Mapping

    SBC: NANOELECTRONIC IMAGING, INC.            Topic: 90

    NanoElectronic Imaging, Inc. (NEI) is developing techniques for mapping signals in the transmission electron microscope (TEM) that are normally inaccessible. In this Phase I SBIR project, NEI will build on preliminary results to develop a quantitative, TEM-based topographic mapping technique with the potential for atomic resolution in all three spatial dimensions. This precision would be akin to a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. Feasibility of Using a High-speed AI-driven Experimental Platform to Develop an Optimized DNA Template for Cell-free Protein Expression

    SBC: BigHat Biosciences, Inc.            Topic: 90

    We propose to demonstrate the feasibility of using a high-speed artificial intelligence (AI)-driven experimental platformto optimize the DNA template for cell-free protein synthesis (CFPS) to maximize protein expression. Our platform isdesigned to rapidly find an optimal DNA sequence among millions of possible sequences through repeated designbuild-test cycles: AI is used to design the DNA templat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  6. Advanced Measurement Probe System for Non-Nulling Velocity Testing

    SBC: AIRFLOW SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: 90

    Industrial facilities and power plants that burn fossil fuels exhaust the combustion products to atmosphere through their smokestacks. Stack pollutant emissions are quantified using manual testing method developed in the 1960s, which are prone to error due to biases from human operators and any non-axial flow in a stack.NIST has been working on an improved technique of performing 3D flow testing f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  7. Aircraft Detection 360 Camera and Microphone Array

    SBC: Cruyningen, Izak van            Topic: 9402

    Unmanned aerial systems efficiently collect meteorological data for weather forecasting. Under Part 107 regulations, the FAA currently limits flights to 400 feet altitude but could grant a waiver if the applicant can demonstrate safe equipment and operations. By defining a protected area of operations, the applicant can switch the requirement from visually observing the UAV to detecting manned air ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  8. Rapid detection of fish species and quality in the marketplace

    SBC: SafetySpect, Inc.            Topic: 9205

    "With increased seafood imports and limited monitoring, fraud and deception in seafood marketing is a growing safety and quality concern. The flesh of many fish species is similar in taste and texture and, therefore, it is difficult to identify species in fillet form. SafetySpect is developing a tabletop system incorporating multimode spectroscopy for real-time quality, adulteration and traceabili ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  9. A Tide To Table Traceability and Marketing System for Shellfish Aquaculture.

    SBC: Shellfish Solutions            Topic: 9101

    In 2017 the CDC estimated 35,000 American got sick from Vibrio parahaemolyticus transmitted by shellfish--a 54% increase. However, according to the co-chair of the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Commission, “Our current system of traceback is inadequate.... Records are lost. Handwriting is illegible. More than half of all traceback investigations fail because the information in the value chain ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  10. OPEN WORLDS NOAA Portal

    SBC: Michigan Aerospace Corporation            Topic: 9302

    Many people recognize how critical it is to understand our weather, climate, and environment. Educators already use NOAA data and models in working with students and their communities as part of their teaching and outreach. With the exponential growth in data, however, many of them struggle with accessing and managing that data. Evolving data formats and computing requirements make it very challen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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