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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. Semi-Autonomous Manipulator Control Using 2D and 3D Scene Recognition

    SBC: AUTONOMOUS SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: A09187

    Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) has teamed with Johns Hopkins Universitys Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR) to continue its Phase I development of autonomous manipulation and grasping behaviors for robotic manipulators. The team will continue the Phase I effort to engineer a system which will: Rely primarily on low-cost and ubiquitous monocular vision to allow for position ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  2. High Speed Light Weight Omnidirectional Vehicle with Enhanced Manipulator Control

    SBC: AUTONOMOUS SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: A06216

    There is an urgent need for a man-transportable EOD robot which can quickly traverse the distance between its operator and the suspected UXO, perform manipulation tasks requiring high dexterity, and then quickly return. This proposal describes an innovative solution to this need called ‘Taz’. Taz will weigh 40 kg, be capable of 40 kph for up to 8 hours, and will offer high dexterity manipulati ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. High Sensitivity Rugged Array Detectors for Field Deployed Instruments: Low-Light Level Camera for Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and Ram

    SBC: B & W Tek Inc.            Topic: A06065

    Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) and Raman spectroscopy are developing rapidly for chemical and biochemical sensing applications. There is an urgent need for high-sensitivity detectors so as to minimize sample quantity and maximize detection range from the source. In most field-deployable spectrometers, a photo-detector array is used for analyzing the spectral contents. The sensitivitie ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseArmy
  4. Electromagnetic-Based Computer Aided Design (CAD) for Wavelength Scale Optics

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: N/A

    A nearly universal trend in modern technology is the continued integration of systems, and their associated devices, on decreasingly smaller scales. While this has led to personal computers that offer more functionality and faster computational speeds, ithas also spurred the development of hybrid optoelectronic systems on a chip (SOCs). Currently, such SOCs are receiving significant interest fro ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. Collaborative Engagement with Unmanned Systems

    SBC: PROCERUS TECHNOLOGIES LC            Topic: A06052

    Procerus Technologies and Renaissance Sciences are teaming together to provide critical technologies for collaborative engagement of ground targets by platoons of unmanned systems (UMS). We have developed a cooperative control strategy for platoons of UMS with specific focus on unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). Using this strategy we have demonstrated, using hardware-in-the-loop simulation, the abil ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. Advanced Intrusion Detection Techniques

    SBC: Reaction Engineering International            Topic: N/A

    The Army Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program (CSDP) is charged withdestroying the nation's deteriorating stockpile of highly toxic chemicalagents and munitions. This has proven to be a technically challenging,lengthy (20 year projected effort) and costly ($15 billion and increasing)endeavor. Incineration technology is the basis for most of the chemicaldemilitarization activities. Improved incinera ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. Cost Competitive Wave Energy Without Moving Parts

    SBC: Oscilla Power, Inc.            Topic: 815

    Oscilla Power, Inc. (OPI) is developing a utility-scale wave energy harvester that is enabled by low cost and readily-available magnetostrictive alloys. T his device, which utilizes no moving parts, has the potential to deliver predictable quantities of electric power to coastal utilities, industrial users, and remote facilities at costs competitive with coal or gas. The Phase I project demonstra ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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