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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. Automated, Drone-Based Grade Crossing Inspection

    SBC: VisioStack Inc.            Topic: 190FR6

    AXIS (Aerial Crossing Inspection System) is an innovative highway-rail grade crossing inspection system that uses UAVs, cloud processing and clustered-computing to perform inspections with unprecedented efficiency. AXIS is an end-to-end solution that preplans inspection flight paths, uses photogrammetry to create a 3D model of the crossing, calculates the crossing’s risk profile and generates de ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of Transportation
  2. Autonomous Video Inspection System (AVIS)

    SBC: VisioStack Inc.            Topic: 20FR2

    AVIS (Autonomous Video Inspection System) is an innovative highway-rail grade crossing inspection system that will use deploy Artificial Intelligence based models with efficiency and accuracy. AVIS is an end-to-end solution that will evaluate forward-facing video to detect the presence and condition of key features that help improve the safety of pedestrians and vehicles at highway-rail crossings. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Transportation
  3. Weather Risk Information and Impacts for School Systems Kit (WxRISK)

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: 9302

    The vision of Weather Ready Nation is achieved through the synthesis of the large number of NOAA products and services into meaningful and actionable information for community stakeholders and individual populations. The challenge is an increasing desire from these stakeholders and populations for forecast confidence and quantification of uncertainty in weather forecast products. Many community st ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. Engaging the Public with a Novel System for Cloud Type Estimation

    SBC: Betterdex Inc.            Topic: 9302

    "We will demonstrate the feasibility of a novel cloud type identification system that uses a voice application to collect surface observations. This capability meets NOAA’s mission to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts and to share that knowledge and information with others . Many weather observing stations have replaced human observations with weather satelli ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  5. 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
  6. 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 II 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  7. Developing Lightning Data Services for Commercial and Public Applications

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: 9401

    In this Phase I effort, CFD Research proposes the creation of a lightning services API using data from the GOES-16/17 Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) and the development of valued-added lightning initiation and cessation products. Leveraging CFD Research’s experience in software and API development and atmospheric sciences for lightning research applications, this API will provide a simplif ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  8. Aerial Crossing Inspection System (AXIS)

    SBC: VisioStack Inc.            Topic: 190FR6

    AXIS (Aerial Crossing Inspection System) is an innovative highway-rail grade crossing inspection system that will use UAVs and machine learning to perform inspections with unprecedented efficiency. AXIS is an end-to-end solution that will pre-plan inspection flight paths, use drone-mounted cameras to create a 3D model of the crossing, calculate the crossing’s risk profile and generate detailed t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Transportation
  9. A Location-based Weather Threat Tracking and Notification System

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: 834

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: CFDRC proposes the creation of an innovative location-based threat tracking and notification system to allow users to receive hazardous weather messages from the NWS with their call to action, allow users to receive custom-tailored messages about threats, and visualize relevant weather information within their area. The focus is on a tool that allows this information to be comm ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  10. Dynamic Frequency Passive Millemeter-Wave Radiometer Based on Optical Up-Conversion

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: 94

    Passive microwave sensors aboard satellites provide valuable information regarding weather conditions by measuring atmospheric attenuation over a broad range of frequencies from 0-200 GHz. Additional ground-based sensors are desirable to provide complementary upward looking measurements that can be used to refine existing attenuation models. Operating over such a large bandwidth, however, places ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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