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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. Efficient Extraction of Oil from Microalgae

    SBC: TIAX LLC            Topic: 815

    Microalgae are a promising feedstock for biofuels because of their high oil content, excellent CO2 capture, and ability to use brackish water and non-arable land. The extraction of oil from algae represents a challenging cost barrier to commercial biofuel production. Conventional technologies for algal oil extraction are energy-inefficient, cost-intensive, or non scalable, leading to bar ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Commerce
  2. Small, Cheap, Smart, and Simple

    SBC: CORPORA SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    This project develops an electronic mobility aid for individuals with low vision or blindness to prevent collision with overhanging obstacles not detected by standard methods such as the cane. This electronic mobility aid fulfills the criteria of (1) small size, (2) low cost, (3) low cognitive demands, and (4) hands-free operation. Phase I of the project focuses on novel algorithms to minimize cog ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  3. Mobile Signing Earth Sciences Dictionary for Grades 9-12

    SBC: Vcom3D, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This project develops and evaluates a Mobile Signing Earth Science Dictionary that provides animated American Sign Language and Signed English definitions for Apple’s newest touch tablet, iPad, and the existing and known technology of the iPod Touch. Using the mobile dictionary, Deaf and hard-of-hearing users are able to study a full range of curriculum-based Earth Science subjects in their ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  4. Game-Based Interactive Life Sciences

    SBC: Filament Games, Llc            Topic: N/A

      Recent National Assessment of Educational Progress reports indicate that high percentages of students – especially English Language Learners, those with reading deficiencies, and those with learning disabilities – struggle to make adequate progress toward science standards. This problem is particularly manifested in middle school students where these reports indicate that there ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Education
  5. Game-Based Interactive Life Sciences

    SBC: Filament Games, Llc            Topic: N/A

    Recent National Assessment of Educational Progress reports indicate that high percentages of students – especially English Language Learners, those with reading deficiencies, and those with learning disabilities – struggle to make adequate progress toward science standards. This problem is particularly manifested in middle school students where these reports indicate that there is a de ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  6. OPEN

    SBC: One Planet Education Network (OPEN) LLC            Topic: N/A

    Virtual worlds are an emerging form of technology where users can take the form of an avatar and move around within a simulated environment. Such worlds may have potential in the field of education to provide students with new learning opportunities by affording participation in tasks that often would not be possible in the real world due to constraints and restrictions, such as cost, scheduling, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Education
  7. OPEN

    SBC: One Planet Education Network (OPEN) LLC            Topic: N/A

    Virtual worlds are an emerging form of technology where users can take the form of an avatar and move around within a simulated environment. Such worlds may have potential in the field of education to provide students with new learning opportunities by affording participation in tasks that often would not be possible in the real world due to constraints and restrictions, such as cost, scheduling, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  8. Planet Energy First World

    SBC: One Planet Education Network (OPEN) LLC            Topic: N/A

    Planet First Energy Worlds will be a 3D virtual environment focused on energy-related topics that address mathematics and science standards for 6th grade. The curricula embedded within the intervention will focus on inquiry scenarios and will leverage disciplinary content to address different situations using a video game format immersed in 3-D technology. The games will take two days of class tim ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  9. FabLab Construction Station: Engaging Teachers and Students in STEM

    SBC: FABLE VISION, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The FabLab Construction Station will allow second grade teachers and students to design and fabricate 2D and 3D geometric shapes, bulletin boards, paper airplanes, pop-ups, and other materials. Student outcomes will include improved math and engineering knowledge in topics including shapes, geometry, pre-algebra, and measurement. Curricular materials for teachers will be designed to integrate ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  10. High Speed and High Sensitivity Quadrant Photo Detector

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    To further advance the characterization and utility of microcantilevers, next generation optical detectors with higher frequency response, improved displacement resolution and lower noise for weak signal detection are needed. Consequently, Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (RMD) will develop a turnkey optical detector module for use in characterizing the displacement and resonant frequencies of m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology

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