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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. Human Performance Optimization

    SBC: HVMN Inc.            Topic: SOCOM17C001

    During altitude-induced hypoxia, operator cognitive and physical capacity degrades, compromising individual and team performance. Cognitive degradation is linked to falling brain energy levels, increased reliance on anaerobic energy production and lactate accumulation. Ketones are the evolutionary alternative substrate to glucose for brain metabolic requirements; previous studies demonstrated that ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  2. MK III Upper Extremity Exoskeleton

    SBC: Ekso Bionics Inc            Topic: 739552

    As the carry and protective gear of the modern war fighter increases, the burden on the human body will necessarily increase. In our present TALOS MkIII project, we are developing lower body augmentation to preserve speed and agility while bearing this weight. Yet we cannot ignore the impact of this weight on the upper body: in this project we propose to develop an upper body exoskeleton with p ...

    STTR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  3. Data Driven Intent Recognition Framework

    SBC: Other Lab Inc.            Topic: NSF13599

    A critical aspect of exoskeleton control that has to date introduced a performance limitation is the ability of the exoskeleton to recognize the intent of the operator so it can apply assistance to their desired motion. This intent recognition effort is typically solved using ad-hoc methods where subject matter experts make design decisions and tune transitions to identify intended maneuvers as re ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  4. Human Performance Optimization

    SBC: REJUVENATE BIO INC            Topic: SOCOM17C001

    Special OperationsForces (SOF)are an integral aspect of the US military. SOF operators are among the most elite and highly qualified individuals in the U.S.military. As such, extraordinary physical and mental demands are placed upon them to excel in extreme environments for extended periods of time. This unrelenting cycle of combat deployments and intense pre-deployment training shortens the funct ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  5. Algorithms for Look-down Infrared Target Exploitation

    SBC: SIGNATURE RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: NGA18A001

    The multidisciplinary area of GEOINT is changing and becoming more complex. A major driver of innovation in GEOINT collection and processing is artificial intelligence (AI). AI is being leveraged to help accomplish spatial analysis, change detection, and image or video triage tasks where filtering objects of interest from large volumes of data is critical. NGA is confronting the changing GEOINT l ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  6. Novel Circulating RNA-based Markers as Diagnostic Biomarkers of Infectious Diseases

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: CBD18A001

    In resource limited settings, rapid and accurate diagnosis of infections is critical for managing potential exposures to highly virulent pathogens, whether occurring from an act of bioterrorism or a natural event. This is especially important for hard to detect intracellular bacterial and alphavirus infections, that overlap symptomatically and often treated empirically due to a lack of reliable an ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  7. Marburg Virus Prophylactic Medical Countermeasure

    SBC: MAPP BIOPHARMACEUTICAL, INC.            Topic: CBD18A002

    There are currently no vaccines or therapeutics available for Marburg Virus Disease (MVD). Given the specter of weaponization and the terrible morbidity and high mortality rate of MVD, this represents a critical threat to the operational readiness of the Warfighter. While traditional vaccines have contributed greatly to public health, they have some limitations especially in the context of operati ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  8. Infectious Disease Diagnostics and Differentiation of Viral vs. Bacterial Infections for Point ofCare Applications

    SBC: GENECAPTURE            Topic: CBD15C001

    GeneCapture, Inc. is proposing to develop a rapid in vitro diagnostic prototype using our patented molecular-based CAPTURE (ConfirmActive Pathogens Through Unamplified RNA Expression) assay. Based on the results and experience gained in our Phase I STTR contractHDTRA1-16C-0061: Infectious Disease Diagnostics and Differentiation of Viral vs. Bacterial Infections for Point of Care Applications, we p ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  9. Development of Advanced Military Prosthetic Shoulder System

    SBC: Sarcos Group LC            Topic: A05161

    A new dual pump hydraulic supply designed to enable energetically autonomous exoskeleton robots will be developed, tested and demonstrated. This new hydraulic supply will be integrated with a high performance hydraulically actuated full body exoskeleton robot and used to test and demonstrate the overall performances of such systems. New control policies that include: (i) an assist mode, where the ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  10. Low Visibility Radio Frequency Resonator

    SBC: VIRTUAL EM INC.            Topic: SOCOM19A001

    A prototyping effort is being proposed to develop methods and tools for utilizing structures of opportunity as efficient radiations in the HF, VHF and UHF bands.

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
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