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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. High Precision Monitoring Instrumentation for Background Methane

    SBC: Advanced Technologies, Inc            Topic: N/A

    Improved sensors for Methane are needed to implement national and international programs that will better mankind¿s understanding of global warming and associated climate change. The proposing company has developed a baseline sensor; its detection limit is 23 ppb, or 1% of Methane¿s background (1800 ppb). With the proposed improvements, this sensor will exceed the levels of performance posed b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Commerce
  2. Quantum Cascade Laser Monitor for N0, N02 and 03

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This project will design and deliver a high accuracy monitor for the photo-chemically coupled pollutants nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide and ozone using infrared absorption spectroscopy with quantum cascade (QC) lasers. The target molecules are monitored at air quality stations worldwide using instruments which require frequent calibration and are subject to significant chemical interferences (in t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Commerce
  3. Robust MEMS Viscosity Meter for Condition-based Maintenance

    SBC: BOSTON MICROSYSTEMS INC            Topic: N/A

    In this NIST SBIR program Boston MicroSystems develops MEMS-based fluid viscosity-density sensors which can be installed in refrigerant system compressors to monitor, in real time, refrigerant system health. Such sensors will provide early detection of water contamination, lubricant degradation and other problems which can lead to catastrophic refrigerant system failure if left uncorrected. Such s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Commerce
  4. Improved Manufacturing Processes for Circular Array Detectors

    SBC: Detector Technology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The goal of phase 1 was to create a channel electron multiplier that could be used in an array for configuration in the synchrotron beam application. In order to have little variance in first strike statistics contamination needed to be eliminated from the surface. This was accomplished with phase 1 research. During Phase 2 the primary objective is to manufacture a circular array of multipliers th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Commerce
  5. Chitosan-Based, Foul-Release Coatings

    SBC: E PAINT COMPANY            Topic: 846

    Rapid biofouling of aquaculture netting necessitates frequent cleaning. Cleaning by scrubbing or pressure washing can consume as much as 40% of total labor. Chemical methods of biofouling control are not approved for the aquaculture industry. Silicone elastomers that release biofouling have been developed. However, these ¿foul-release¿ coatings are often more expensive than the netting itsel ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of Commerce
  6. Fluorescence Imagery for Rapid Estimates of the Distribution and Abundance of Coral Recruits

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: N/A

    There is a need for improved techniques for investigation of coral recruitment and survivorship. Fluorescence has the potential to be an enabling technology to extend the study of recruitment to smaller (more recently settled) specimens in natural habitats. Our objectives are to: create a novel, more versatile underwater light source for stimulating fluorescence; determine the capabilities and l ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Commerce
  7. Inexpensive Submersible Long-Term Dissolved Oxygen Recorder

    SBC: Polestar Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Polestar Technologies, Inc. proposes a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research project to demonstrate the feasibility of a compact optical monitor for continuous dissolved oxygen monitoring in areas at risk of eutrophication induced hypoxia and anoxia. The proposed monitor will facilitate the development of improved theoretical models by enabling better data collection with regard to spread an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Commerce
  8. Measuring Depth Profiles of Scattering in the Ocean

    SBC: SOFTRONICS, LTD.            Topic: 822

    LIDAR (laser radar) is used for oceanographic research, and emits a short light pulse whose return echoes are digitized and analyzed to determine the composition and location of underwater objects. This requires a digitizer with high sampling speed, wide bandwidth commensurate with the pulse width, and high dynamic range. What is needed in reality is a 14 bit, 1 Gsample/second (Gs/s) analog-to-d ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of Commerce
  9. Automated Sonde Launching System

    SBC: Yankee Environmental Systems, Inc.            Topic: 813

    Upper atmospheric measurements of temperature, humidity and winds are required daily at hundreds of locations around the world. These critical measurements are primarily made by radiosondes carried aloft by balloons filled with helium and tracked by ground stations. Currently, the process of radiosonde setup and launch is performed manually by trained human operators, and no mechanism exists to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of Commerce
  10. An Innovative Low-Cost Dropsonde Using Integrated Rolled Circuit Design

    SBC: Yankee Environmental Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Current dropsondes (and radiosondes for that matter) are manufactured, using process and materials nearly 20 years old. The standard dropsonde is 16 inches long by 2.25 inches in diameter, weighing about one pound. YES proposes to significantly reduce size and weight of the current sensor package through innovative design and manufacture techniques. YES¿s ongoing research into chilled mirror ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Commerce

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