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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. Enhancing Subseasonal and Seasonal (S2S) Forecasts

    SBC: PRESCIENT WEATHER LTD            Topic: 9301

    Computer forecasts of weather and climate variability created by the U.S. and other nations on the subseasonal scale (weeks) and on the seasonal scale (months) are increasingly used by private and public activities to mitigate risk and seize opportunity. These forecasts are produced as ensembles of tens of individual computer forecasts and are most useful when calibrated by comparing histories of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. Artificial Intelligence for Monitoring Crossing Infrastructure and to Improve Grade Crossing Safety

    SBC: WI-TRONIX, LLC            Topic: 20FR2

    Founded in 2004, the mission of Wi-Tronix is to improve railway safety, operational efficiency, and service reliability, in real-time. We are the preferred connected solutions provider to over one-third of all locomotives in North America. Wi-Tronix is proposing to leverage our expertise in developing and making commercially available AI based technologies for autonomous highway-rail grade crossin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Transportation
  3. Improved Condition Monitoring of Traction Motors

    SBC: Sharma & Associates, Inc.            Topic: 190FR5

    Identification of defects and incipient failures before the breakdown of the equipment is recognized as an important maintenance activity in the railroad industry to improve efficiency and safety of the operation. It is well known that a proper implementation of condition monitoring improves the overall equipment reliability and reduces unexpected field failures. Traction motor faults can result i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Transportation
  4. NDT of Fracture Toughness for Pipeline Steels

    SBC: Fbs, Inc.            Topic: 180PH1

    Fracture toughness is the material parameter that, along with applied loading and flaw geometry, dictates the critical crack size, and therefore controls the flaw size that must be detected during inspections. A major challenge facing pipeline operators is that many pipelines are old, making their structural integrity uncertain, and that material pedigree of the pipeline steel is unknown. Therefor ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of Transportation
  5. Non-Equilibrium Short-Pulsed Discharge for Removal of Antibiotics and Pathogens from Water used in Aquacultural Facilities

    SBC: AA Plasma LLC            Topic: 9101

    "Seafood consumption in the United States has risen to over 50% per capita over the last 25 years with over 75% of total U.S. seafood consumption coming from import. These trends, if continued, place a high importance on the safety aspect of seafood trade. Despite the lack of evidence supporting higher risk in imported food, many of the U.S. seafood import sources are located in tropical areas whe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  6. Advancing Flood Extent Delineation Modeling Using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Data

    SBC: Azavea Inc.            Topic: 9503

    The proposed research will advance flood inundation mapping and enhance situational awareness in disaster response situations through a combination of machine learning techniques and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data. One of the most difficult challenges during the early stages of a flood event is acquiring timely, unobstructed Earth observation data that can provide lifesaving insight into the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  7. Novel CO2 Gas Sensors for Autonomous Measurement of Ocean Carbon

    SBC: DIOXIDE MATERIALS, INC.            Topic: 82

    The objective of the proposed work is to determine whether Dioxide Materials' miniature C02 sensors have the potential to be adapted for autonomous measurement of ocean carbon. The existing sensors have many advantages for measurements of ocean carbon. They are much smaller and less costly than the existing sensors, work with much smaller gas samples, and use much less power. The sensors were d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  8. 120-X-2 Unmanned Aircraft System-Borne Atmospheric & Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Sensing

    SBC: Piasecki Aircraft Corporation            Topic: 84

    To capture critical weather and SST data in the Tropical Cyclone Boundary Layer (TCBL), Piasecki Aircraft proposes to evaluate existing meteorological sensor packages, integrate new off-the-shelf MEMS sensors, and design an air-launched UAS to improve the resolution of observations captured in the TCBL. Capturing latent and sensible heat fluxes can be achieved reliably with a powered UAS (compare ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  9. Self-Contained Sub-Centimeter Positioning Platform

    SBC: TRUNAV LLC            Topic: 81

    The goal of this project is to develop, implement, and experimentally validate a new Differential Global Navigation Satellite System (DGNSS) capable of providing sub-centimeter positioning accuracy for quasi-static scientific, mapping, and survey applications. The main feature of the proposed DGNSS solution is that it leverages GNSS reference data from existing NOAA's Continuously Operational Ref ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  10. Development of Corrosion Resistant Prestressed Concrete Strands Utilizing Liquie Plasma Technology

    SBC: CAP Technologies LLC            Topic: 141FH6

    This proposal is to prove the feasibility of a new and novel zinc-based alloyed coating on both the manufactured Grade 270 0.5 and 0.6 low-relaxation strands and for the individual wires used to make the 7-wire strand for prestressed concrete used in bridge construction. The application of the coating will use CAP Technologies LLC [CAP] proprietary and patented foam plasma technology also kn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Transportation
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