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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. Aerosol Particle Spectrometer with Depolarization and Fluorescence (APSDF)

    SBC: Droplet Measurement Technologies, LLC            Topic: 822

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    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. A High Efficiency SACI 1 kW Generator System with Integrated Waste Energy Recovery

    SBC: Air Squared, Inc.            Topic: DEFOA0001380

    We propose a novel high efficiency (≈40%) generator system capable of providing 1 kWe along with hot water on-demand. The integration of two novel concepts: 1) an internal combustion engine (ICE) operating on Spark-Assisted Compression Ignition (SACI) combustion of natural gas (NG), and 2) a bottoming Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) with waste energy recovery (WER) from ICE exhaust enables the overa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  3. ALOFT: GPS RO from Balloons

    SBC: Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates, LLC (ASTRA)            Topic: 811

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: The NOAA Integrated Earth System Process and Predictions 2018 Subtopic 8.1.1 “Radio Occultation from Recoverable Air Balloons for Weather Applications” solicitation has the goal of demonstrating the feasibility of a hardware/software system for a balloon platform that has sufficient quality for measuring global navigation satellite system (GNSS) signals to enable retrieval ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. A Low-Cost Atmospheric Aerosol Monitoring System for Boundary Layer Air Quality, Visibility, Cloud Ceiling Height and Aerosol Properties

    SBC: BJE Environmental Optics LLC            Topic: 9601

    This proposal addresses subtopic 9.6.01, Low-cost Oceanic and Atmospheric Sensors and Observing Systems. It is proposed that two instruments for measuring atmospheric aerosols be commercialized to operate automatically and routinely. Both instruments have been used in research settings for many years and share several aspects of technology. They could both be commercialized with significant advant ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  5. A New Nanocomposite Rubber Liner for Tires

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Halobutyl rubber is used as an inner liner for tubeless automotive tires because of its low permeability to gases and good compatibility with other tire materials. However, at high pressures and over prolonged time periods, tires leak. Factors such as under-inflation and heat are major contributors to tire damage. While the tires are slowly losing air pressure, consumers also do not maintain c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of Transportation
  6. AN ICING DETECTION SYSTEM BASED ON OPTICAL REFRACTOMETRIC TECHNIQUES IS DECRIBED IN THE PROPOSAL.

    SBC: First Omega Group Inc            Topic: N/A

    AN ICING DETECTION SYSTEM BASED ON OPTICAL REFRACTOMETRIC TECHNIQUES IS DECRIBED IN THE PROPOSAL. THE FIRST OMEGA GROUP, INC. PROPOSES TO DEMONSTRATE THE APPLICABILITY OF THIS CONCEPT TO ENABLE THE CONSTRUCTION OF INSTRUMENTATION THAT AUTOMATICALLY DETERMINES THE ONSET, DURATION, ACCU MULATION AND DISSOLUTION OF ICING ON AIRPORT RUNWAYS, PARKEDAIRCRAFT, AIRPORT NAVIGATIONAL AID STRUCTURES, ETC. TH ...

    SBIR Phase I 1985 Department of Transportation
  7. An Innovative Approach to Seafloor Classification: Applying Advanced Unsupervised Machine Learning in Complex and Variable Bottom Types with Multispectral Satellite Imagery

    SBC: TCarta Marine LLC            Topic: 9603

    Machine learning and unsupervised classification have been applied to seafloor classification and benthic mapping using multibeam echosounders (MBES), Light Ranging and Detection (LiDAR), airborne hyperspectral, underwater optical cameras, and satellite imagery. Regardless of the sensor, data dimensionality reduction is an integral processing step of seabed mapping workflows . The most commonly im ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  8. Ballast Seismic Property Analyzer (BSPA) for Railway Substructure Modulus and Assessments

    SBC: Earth Science System LLC            Topic: 190FR1

    This project involves building and demonstrating a wireless seismic system for assessing the condition of railroad ballast.The system is designed for portability and ease of use by non-specialized personnel. It is based on the well-known multi-channel analysis of surface waves (MASW) method. The system consists of a seismic source and an array of receivers. The source will be empirically optimized ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Transportation
  9. Delivering a Solar Flare Forecast Model that Improves Flare Forecast (Timing and Magnitude) Accuracy by 25%

    SBC: Northwest Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: 943W

    Many activities and technological systems prevalent in today’s society – air traffic control and air travel, the power grids, communications, deep-water drilling operations, human spaceflight – are vulnerable to the effects of sudden flares from our Sun. Because the propagation speed for flare emission is the speed of light, it is necessary to forecast these events in order to mitigate thei ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  10. Demonstration of 2.5kW/10kWh Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFB) through rationally designed high energy density electrolytes and Membrane-Electrode Assembly (MEA)

    SBC: ITN ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 1

    ITN Energy Systems, Inc. (ITN) is proposing demonstration and deployment of 2.5kW/10kWh Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFB) technology through a multi-faceted effort based on 1) Novel V-electrolytes based on Fluorinated Carboxylates, 2) Low-cost (and superior) proton exchange membrane and 3) “zero-gap” membrane-electrode assembly. The Fluorinated V-carboxylates are a new class of V-salts with t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of EnergyARPA-E
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