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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. Autonomous Data Acquisition and Processing Payload for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

    SBC: Kitware, Inc.            Topic: 9501

    In response to NOAA-OAR-OAR TPO-2019-2005899 topic 9.5.01 , Kitware proposes a compact data collection and processing payload that can be hosted from small unmanned aircraft systems to support autonomous beyond line of sight missions. This innovative payload will manage collections from onboard sensors with optimizations collection paradigms. It will produce curated, geo-registered data archives, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. 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
  4. 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
  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. Danesfield Courier: Efficient Transmission and Rendering of CORE3D Models

    SBC: Kitware, Inc.            Topic: NGA183002

    An important application for geospatial 3D models is fast transmission and rendering for disadvantaged users who have only a web browser and a limited bandwidth connection. Point cloud models commonly used within the NGA are too large for efficient transmission and rendering. Kitware’s new research on the IARPA CORE3D program has demonstrated procedural building models from point clouds for more ...

    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. Satellite Low-Shot Augmented Object Detection (SALSA)

    SBC: Kitware, Inc.            Topic: NGA172002

    The recent widespread use of overhead sensors, and their ability to provide continuous streams of imagery for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions, has generated a critical need for high-fidelity, automated object detection systems. For intelligence analysts, searching large volumes of imagery with vast spatial and temporal extent can be extremely time consuming and tedious ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  9. NGAflix: a cloud-based adaptive bitrate video processing and distribution system

    SBC: Kitware, Inc.            Topic: NGA181002

    The large volume of full motion video from unmanned aerial vehicles, along with other data from various sensors creates resource andengineering challenges in managing, processing and distributing that data. Law enforcement and intelligence work require videos in locationsfar from where they were recorded, and need multiple sensor streams to be synchronized for search, filtering, and transformation ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  10. Low-Shot Alternate Viewpoint Analogies

    SBC: Kitware, Inc.            Topic: NGA181008

    Overhead imagery analysts spend their time scouring aerial and satellite imagery looking for objects based on example images. Collectingexample imagery of our adversaries newest military hardware is often challenging. The only examples we have may be from open sourceintelligence at air shows or military parades or from limited clandestine collections. Often, only a small set of ground-based imager ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
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