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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. Development of a Long Term pH and pCO2 Lagrangian Drifter

    SBC: SUNBURST SENSORS, LLC            Topic: 831C

    Quantifying oceanic CO2 uptake and ocean acidification and understanding their impact on global climate and ocean ecology are key goals of NOAA’s climate change research programs. NOAA’s request for Development of a long-term Langrangian pH and pCO2 drifter aims to address these goals by developing technology that measures both pCO2 and pH that can be widely deployed in the world’s oceans. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Commerce
  2. Dip and Read Nanosensor for Calcium Ion Measurement in Sea Water

    SBC: Polestar Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 822R

    The topic (8.2.2R) requires the capability for enabling high sensitive/high precision measurements of calcium concentrates in seawater. The proposal aims to demonstrate the feasibility of a novel high sensitive nanosensor that can be used to determine very low concentrations of calcium in seawater in the presence of large backgrounds calcium concentration. The sensor approach will use the benefi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Commerce
  3. A Single Aperture Dual-Wavelength Dual-Polarized Antenna for AWRAP

    SBC: REMOTE SENSING SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: 834D

    Severe weather impacts our daily lives, society and the world economy. From an average of $10B annual loss due to tropical cyclones since 1900 to $200B in the commercial shipping industry, which is threatened by severe ocean storms to the hundreds of lives and assets lost in the $20B recreational boating industry. In these cases and many more, accurate now casting and forecasting could prevent the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Commerce
  4. Intelligent Adaptive Needs Characterization for M&S Systems Engineering

    SBC: Vistology, Inc.            Topic: MDA11T003

    System requirements elicitation is a time consuming process with an extremely high penalty for errors. Mistakes made in the requirements phase will cost 50 times more to fix while they are uncovered in the production phase as compared to fixing them in the requirements phase. VIStology and Northeastern University are proposing to develop an approach for supporting the requirements elicitation phas ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Accurate Simulations of Clouds and Optical Turbulence

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA11001

    Target detection and tracking by missile defense sensor systems on an airborne platform is affected by clouds and atmospheric turbulence. Clouds interfere with detection and tracking for viewing scenarios when clouds are in the foreground of the target. Turbulence phenomena can interfere with tracking throughout ascent. In addition to turbulence induced image dancing and blurring effects, turbulen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Advanced Hybrid Methods for Complex Target Plumes

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: MDA11002

    We propose to develop a new and innovative capability to model complex target plumes by upgrading the SOCRATES-P Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) high altitude plume signature code. This capability will enable SOCRATES-P to simulate 3D plume flowfields in a unified manner, from inside the nozzle to the far field, and include plume-plume, plume-body, angle-of-attack, and other complex target ef ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Large Format Membrane Mirror Light Modulator for Infrared Scene Projection

    SBC: Optron Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA11003

    This Phase I SBIR program will initiate the development of a large-format mid-wave infrared (MWIR) scene projector based on the Company's existing membrane-mirror spatial light modulator technology. The scene projector is based on a VLSI membrane-mirror light modulator (VLSI-MMLM) that uses a deformable membrane mirror to modulate an off-chip light source. Prototype infrared scene projectors ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Development of line-narrowed diode pumps sources for DPAL systems

    SBC: TeraDiode, Inc.            Topic: MDA11007

    The diode pumped alkali laser (DPAL) allows for a potentially scalable approach towards a MW-class high energy laser system. By using an alkali vapor gain medium, one overcomes the intrinsic thermo-optical limitations of more conventional diode-pumped solid state laser (DPSSL) media. High spectral brightness diode pump sources are proposed by TeraDiode as the enabling element for efficient, kW-c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Novel, Alkali Metal Resistant Thin-Film Coatings for DPAL Windows

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA11008

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop a nanostructured, alkali vapor resistant, antireflective coating for use on Diode Pumped Alkali Laser (DPAL) windows. The materials will be deposited from chemical solutions via dip coating. A dual layer AR coating design is proposed including a dense alkali impervious base layer and a porous non-reactive top layer. The result of the Phase I effort ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Chemical and Laser Damage Resistant, High Performance AR Microstructures In Sapphire For DPALs

    SBC: TELAZTEC LLC            Topic: MDA11008

    Compact, efficient, mega-watt power level lasers are being developed by the MDA for the mission of destroying targets over a range of many hundreds of kilometers. A candidate laser technology with the promise of meeting this mission goal is based on alkali gas that is optically pumped by multiple, electrically driven diode lasers. One current problem limiting the potential operational lifetime o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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