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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. Inq-Blotter: Revolutionizing How Teachers Identify and Support Students Needing Help During Inquiry

    SBC: Apprendis LLC            Topic: EDIES15R0005

    n prior work, the researchers built a series of virtual physics labs to assess middle school student’s science inquiry practice and understanding. In this project, the team is developing and testing a prototype of Inq-Blotter, a web-based platform intended to provide teachers immediate feedback on student progress while using the labs. The prototype dashboard will alert teachers when students ar ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  2. Category-Theoretic Tool for Manufacturing-related Information Integration

    SBC: CATEGORICAL INFORMATICS, INC.            Topic: 9010173R

    Categorical theory has recently been successfully applied to translate information from one computer system to another. Researchers at MIT have developed a prototype software tool based on category theory for solving information-integration programs. The tool has successfully solved small-scale information-integration problems including a problem identified by NIST about enriching the manufacturin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Ultra-High Precision Laser Isotope Monitor for I3CO2, CO180 and CO170

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 831RC

    Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are primary drivers of global climate change. Hence there is a crucial need to quantify their sources and sinks. A powerful method to constrain source and sink strengths is the analysis of the relative proportions of isotopic variants of GHG’s in atmospheric samples like those collected globally by NOAA’s Cooperative Air Sampling Network. Measurements that are ca ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. Multi-Purpose Above Surface/Below Surface Expendable Dropsondes (MASED)

    SBC: Boston Engineering Corporation            Topic: 842W

    There are currently no inexpensive, expendable air-deployed monitoring systems (Dropsondes) that measure atmospheric data and oceanographic as a function of depth. These are important data in predicting the intensity and path of hurricanes. Boston Engineering proposes to provide NOAA with a solution to this challenge with the Multi-Purpose Above Surface/Below Surface Expendable Dropsonde (MASED) p ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  5. Rapid and Low-Cost Field Toxin Analysis to Monirot Harmful Algal Blooms

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 812N

    During the harmful algal blooms (HAB), marine algal toxins reach concentrations high enough to cause various neurological and gastrointestinal disorders through inhalation of the toxin or consumption of contaminated shellfish. Brevetoxins, produced by dinoflagellate Karenia brevis, are known to disrupt neurological processes to cause an illness called neurotoxic shellfish poisoning. The timely rec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  6. Supporting Local Decision Making through a Comprehensive Community Driven Data Tool

    SBC: Industrial Economics, Incorporated            Topic: 851X

    A central part of NOAA’s mission is to develop and distribute scientific data, including large-scale climate, weather, marine, and coastal information for regional and national analysis. NOAA has also developed local data gathering tools on an as-needed basis. While these approaches demonstrate the power of local data collection, no existing tool meets the broad needs of environmental community ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  7. Laser Based Secure Component Identification

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA14001

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes the development of a laser-based secure electronic component identification system which specifically addresses the risk of counterfeit parts at all points along the supply chain. The proposed approach non-destructively, covertly, and uniquely identifies each electronic component produced, allowing for retrieval of production time, location, batch/lot number, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Conformal Multilayered Passivation for Type-II InAs/GaSb Superlattice Mesas

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: MDA14021

    The unique electronic properties of periodically-arranged indium arsenide/gallium antimonide (InAs/GaSb) mesas in the type-II strained layer superlattices (SLS) make them a superior alternative to the conventional HgCdTe sensors for longwave infrared focal plane array (LWIR FPA) detectors. However, despite the highly promising quantum features of SLS, its performance is currently limited by high ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Innovative Protective Conformal Coating for Electronics

    SBC: GVD Corporation            Topic: MDA14001

    There is an urgent need for improved coating methods that increase protection while not impacting the weight and thermal performance of electronic boards. Current protective coatings are too thick and heavy, and prevent adequate heat dissipation of underlying electronics. To address this need, GVD Corporation and its team proposes to develop an ultra-thin, highly conformal coating. This coating ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. Course of Action Analysis Support Tool (COAST)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: MDA14004

    Combatant Commands (COCOMs) around the globe develop, evaluate, and refine courses of action (COAs) due to changing operational environments. Decision-support tools are needed to enable (1) flexible scenario creation to support the breadth of potential assets, threat conditions, and situational variations across the full spectrum of integrated air and missile defense, (2) quick COA evaluation at ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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