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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Enabling BLOS UAS Operations through a Diverse-Source Global Positioning System

    SBC: Black Swift Technologies LLC            Topic: 9501

    Enabling BLOS operations in the National Airspace System is largely an issue of improved sensing. Under the UTM rules, BLOS operations require performance authorization from the FAA centered around navigation, communications, sharing of intent, avoiding other aircraft, and connecting to the FAA in near real-time. The current plan initially is for these performance metrics to be evaluated by the FA ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  5. Microwave NDT of Cracks in Structural Metals

    SBC: Raymond & Lae Engineering,            Topic: N/A


    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Transportation
  6. Small Satellite Cloud Observation System

    SBC: Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates, L.L.C.            Topic: 9601

    We propose the design of an optical instrument package capable of making cloud observations and deployable on a CubeSat. The design will be based on decades of research in cloud remote sensing and each spectral channel will be comprised of a commercial-off-the-shelf camera and a spectral filter as needed. The base design will be comprised of three channels, two in the shortwave infrared and one in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  7. Transformation of carbon emissions to high-value products through a two-step electrochemical platform

    SBC: LECTROLYST LLC            Topic: G

    Carbon dioxide utilization can help reduce carbon emissions, but gaps remain in the value chain from initial capture to high-value products. Lectrolyst LLC will develop an electrochemical platform centered on selective two-step conversion of CO2 to acetic acid and ethylene, to fill this need. Preliminary life cycle assessment and techno-economic analyses indicate ~200 million metric tons of CO2 em ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
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