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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. Recognizing How Teachers Identify and Support Students Needing Help During Inquiry

    SBC: Apprendis LLC            Topic: 1

    Through previous development grants from IES and the National Science Foundation, researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute developed 16 virtual laboratory simulations and 57 inquiry activities aligned to Next Generation Science standards in physical, life, and earth science. This project will develop Inq-Blotter, a dashboard to provide teachers real-time formative and summative assessment re ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Education
  2. Cyberchase Fractions Quest

    SBC: FABLE VISION, INC.            Topic: 1

    In prior research and development, the project team and partners developed Cyberchase, a multimedia story-based series for students to practice and learn math. Researchers will develop and test a prototype of a mobile app-based fractions game to be integrated within the multimedia series. The prototype will adjust to students of different skill levels, and will present fractions in different repre ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Education
  3. AlphaBear

    SBC: Spry Fox LLC            Topic: 1

    In prior research and development, the team developed AlphaBear, a mobile gaming app where students are challenged to spell words which are then used to create humorous sentences. This project will develop and test a prototype for use specifically by English Learners. The prototype will formatively assess students' vocabulary, adjust gameplay to the skill levels of individual students, and provide ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Education
  4. Design Environment for Educator-Student Collaboration Allowing Real-Time Engineering-centric, STEM (DESCARTES) Exploration in Middle Grades

    SBC: Parametric Studio, Inc.            Topic: 1

    This project team will develop and test a prototype of Descartes, an online game and simulation platform for design-to-build engineering projects for students in grades 4 to 7. The prototype will include a virtual workspace for students to create and test models. Students will apply learning to design a boat using engineering principles, and the prototype will incorporate a 3D printer to create a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Education
  5. Memristor-CMOS Analog Co-Processor for Efficient Computation of PDEs

    SBC: SPERO DEVICES, INC.            Topic: ST15C002

    Spero Devices is proposing design of a memristor-CMOS co-processor to implement analog Discrete Fourier Transforms (DFTs). The analog co-processor invokes spectral methods to solve a class of linear and non-linear partial differential equations (PDEs) arising in the scientific simulation of complex systems. Current PDE solution methods are inefficient and often intractable due to limitations assoc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  6. Ultra-Low Power Physical Based Computation for Tactical Algorithm Design and Implementation

    SBC: Mavric Semiconductor Inc            Topic: ST15C002

    This proposal outlines an FPAA-based analog processing architecture that supports multi-chip module cascading, can be integrated into complex mixed analog-digital processing environments and can host sophisticated signal processing algorithms such as PDE-derived algorithms. The central innovation of the proposed effort lies in the physical device approach to embedded computing that breaks the ener ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  7. Building Trustworthy Software Systems using Big Code

    SBC: American Software Safety Reliability Ltd.Co            Topic: SB161004

    On December 31, 2014, it was disclosed that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was unable to fire its guns due to a glitch in the software, delaying production of the aircraft until 2019. Current industry tools for ensuring software quality statically check the code for security and run-time vulnerabilities that are often the cause of failure in complex software systems. Unfortunately, these tools suff ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  8. The Constructable Platform:Modular Architecture for a Persistent GEO Platform

    SBC: TETHERS UNLIMITED, INC.            Topic: SB161007

    The Constructable Platform effort will define a modular, reconfigurable, and expandable architecture for a platform in GEO to provide persistent support infrastructure for multiple, diverse payloads. The platforms reusability will enable the infrastructure cost to be amortized over multiple payloads, providing reductions in mission cost as well as reducing schedule and risk for fielding a new payl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  9. Persistent GEO Platform for Sustainable On-Orbit Capabilities

    SBC: SPACEWORKS ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: SB161007

    SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. (SEI) seeks government support for the development of a sustainable and evolvable platform to provide persistent capabilities in GEO-space. As envisioned, this platform will enable a wealth of new capabilities at reduced cost compared to current systems and solutions.

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  10. Energy Harvesting for Next Generation Neurotechnology

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: SB143001

    The energy harvesting device developed during the Phase I award will be optimized and tested in vivo during the Phase II award. Testing will include in vivo energy harvesting device characterization.

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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