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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. Underwater Adhesive for Coral Restoration

    SBC: METNA CO            Topic: 9201

    Coral transplantation is a primary management option for rehabilitation of degraded reefs. Stabilization (via adhesion, etc.) of transplants on existing reef or artificial substrates notably improves their survival rate. Improved underwater adhesives are needed for expedient and convenient stabilization of coral transplants with improved survival rate. A new hybrid organic-inorganic adhesive is pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. Developmet of Universal SNP chips for Pacific White Shrimp

    SBC: Infini-SEA, LLC            Topic: 9103

    Pacific white shrimp is the most important species in shrimp aquaculture, making up the majority of the US$6.5 Billion worth of farmed shrimp imported into the US in 2017. The dominance of this species in shrimp aquaculture is due to the development of domesticated strains and years of continuous genetic improvement. Recent advancements in genome selection allow faster and more accurate selection ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. 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
  4. Video Tagging and Interpretability Rating (VTIR) Toolkit Assisting VNIIRS Ground Truth Experiment

    SBC: INTELLIGENT FUSION TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: NGA191002

    The Video National Imagery Interpretability Rating Scale (VNIIRS) defines different levels of interpretability based on the types of tasks an analyst can perform with videos of a given VNIIRS rating. DoD users of motion imagery rely on NGA to rate the interpretability of motion image clips and understand the factors affecting the VNIIRS of operational imagery. To develop and validate and verify an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  5. VAST-CQA Video Annotation and Statistics Toolkit for Crowdsoucing Quality Assessment

    SBC: INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION, INC.            Topic: NGA191002

    Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI), along with our collaborators propose to develop a video tagging and statistics toolkit called VAST-CQA (Video Annotation and Statistics Toolkit for Crowdsourcing Quality Assessment). The key idea of the proposed approach is to provide a video quality annotation toolkit which reduces the effects of bias, subjective assessment and other human factors using a set of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  6. VSIIR: VNIIRS Semantics Inference for Interpretability and Rating

    SBC: INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION, INC.            Topic: NGA191003

    Video analysts have to sift through voluminous video data to extract information of interest. The NGA uses the VNIIRS scale to rate videos with subjective interpretability. VNIIRS rating provides a meaningful way of organizing video browsing and search. Manually annotating videos with VNIIRS rating however, is very tedious. We propose to develop an automated tool which uses several cues such as mo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  7. Development of “Permit Wizard” Software for AssistedPermit Application Completion

    SBC: TOTAL QUALITY SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 833

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: The objective of this project is to research the technical feasibility of designing a software tool “Permit Wizard” that will automate the process for aquamarine permit application submittal, review, approval/disapproval and issue (including collection of fees). Aquaculture producers are currently faced with slow, complex, and often confusing permitting processes that must ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  8. Low-Shot Detection in Remote Sensing Imagery

    SBC: Next Century Corporation            Topic: NGA172002

    Next Century Corporation proposes the development of Muggsy, a low-shot deep learning detection prototype system that learns to recognize uncommon targets in remote imagery. Our Phase I research extends and leverages an image classification system of our own design called EvoDevo. EvoDevo evolves its own neural network architecture before training to meet the complexity of the data. Muggsy uses le ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  9. GFNet: Gnostic Fields based Low-Shot Learning for Target Detection in Remote Sensing

    SBC: INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION, INC.            Topic: NGA172002

    To detect uncommon targets in remote sensing imagery, it is quite often that very few prior examples are available. This so-called low-shot detection remains a very challenging problem in remote sensing, despite the recent development in state-of-the-art object detection algorithms such as Faster R-CNN and YOLO, and low-shot learning methods such as feature shrinking, model regression and memory a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  10. DNC-GD: Deep Neural Network Compression for Geospatial Data

    SBC: INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION, INC.            Topic: NGA181009

    Following technology advances in high-performance computation systems and fast growth of data acquisition, a technical breakthroughnamed Deep Learning made remarkable success in many research areas and applications. Nevertheless, the progress of hardwaredevelopment still falls far behind the upscaling of deep neural network (DNN) models at the software level. NGA seeks to apply neuralnetwork minia ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
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