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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. A Handheld Sensor for Amorphous Coating Integrity Evaluation

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: SB093002

    Under the DARPA sponsored Naval Advanced Amorphous Coating (NAAC) program, a novel, thermal sprayed amorphous metal coating has been developed. Such a coating has demonstrated superior mechanical and corrosion resistance properties. Although the coating is designed to be life-of-ship, the application and operational conditions may compromise the integrity of the coating. For example, the applicati ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  2. Special Nuclear Material (SNM) Detection

    SBC: GALT LLC            Topic: SB092015

    The challenge of highly specific long-range detection of special nuclear materials (SNM) requires the development of alternative technologies to those typically deployed in the nuclear radiation detection field. We propose to quantify the feasibility of one such alternative during the Phase I research. Specifically, in order to detect SNM with greater than 95 % probability and to control the fal ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  3. Machine Tool Genome Project

    SBC: MANUFACTURING LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: SB102005

    This project describes research that will lead to the commercialization of the Tool Dashboard, a new technique for pre-process milling parameter selection. In this approach, dynamic models of the cutting tool and holder will be analytically coupled to spindle-machine measurements to predict the tool point dynamics. Given this information, stability lobe diagrams, which display stable and unstable ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  4. Dynamic Error Measurement for Large Machine Tools

    SBC: MANUFACTURING LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: SB102005

    Existing machine tool metrology methods measure the quasistatic errors of a machine tool and, thus, evaluate its static positioning accuracy. Yet machine tools are dynamic, they do not stop and pause in an effort to reach a programmed position. Additionally, current techniques do not identify all of the errors, many of which significantly impact the volumetric accuracy of the machine. Almost immed ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  5. Inexpensive, Portable Sensors for Chemical-Biological Agent Detection

    SBC: Latel Corporation            Topic: SB093013

    In modern battlespace, deployment of chemical and biological agents by our adversaries is a threat that needs to be addressed. These agents are cheap to manufacture and easily available. Their effects can be devastating to our troops. Detecting chemical and biological agents often require bulky equipment in a laboratory. Identifying the agents could take many minutes in such facilities. A more eff ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  6. Behavioral MANET for the Automated Control of Complex Tasks in Animals

    SBC: MediaBalance, Inc.            Topic: SB092004

    This Phase I SBIR is for the testing of a mobile ad hoc networking (MANET) platform to automate the training of animals to perform complex tasks. The technology will reduce the labor involved in training animals using MANETs of embedded devices that can be flexibly configured and monitored via Internet. The technology is built around the principles of behavior engineering. Behavioral sensing, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  7. Non-Condensing Anti-Fog Hydrophobic Optical Coating

    SBC: Nico Technologies Corp.            Topic: SB101010

    Ultrahydrophobic coatings can provide an elegant solution to the anti-fogging problem that plagues current military optical systems. Biomimetic composite materials can offer realistic and permanent solution to the existing short-comings of current anti-fogging coatings. This proposal suggests realization of a biomimetic composite for anti-fogging films that: (1) are composed of an inorganic compon ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  8. Multi-Material Structures

    SBC: SOLIDICA            Topic: SB093001

    Solidica proposes a new, more efficient joint design to join composite materials to steel structures. Using Ultrasonic Consolidation (UC), a low cost next generation additive manufacturing process, Solidica can build steel laminates that are later joined to the composite material through both a mechanical interlock and an adhesive bond. Using ultrasonically cold-welded foils shapes can be produc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  9. New Thruster for Proliferated Satellites Has More Force and Longer Life

    SBC: The Granville Group Inc.            Topic: ST092005

    Granville has designed a new satellite/spacecraft propulsion engine, GREP, delivering over 100.mN/1.0 kW of force from strong electromagnetic energy… more force magnitude and efficiency than existing propellant limited ion thrusters. And, because it uses renewable power from on-board solar/electric panels, GREP offers extended propulsion maneuver life, up to 15 years or more, substantially lon ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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