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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. 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
  3. Development of MicroFluidic Palette for Cellular Responses to Chemical Stimuli

    SBC: Bellbrook Labs, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Current research tools to understand tumor cell migration and metastases are limited to linear gradients or constant flow across cells skewing results. Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology developed a tool called the microfluidic palette which exposes cells to chemical stimuli in a static environment overcoming the limitations above. Several improvements are necessary ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. Sensor Systems for Complete Residential Energy Monitoring

    SBC: TIAX LLC            Topic: N/A

    In Phase 1, TIAX developed and demonstrated a residential energy monitoring system (R-EMS) with potential national energy savings of $20 billion annually. Based on user requirements and well-established systems engineering methodology, TIAX’s R-EMS solution is inexpensive, easy to install and operate, and is supportive of intuitive decision making about energy usage. In Phase 2, TIAX will ex ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. Advanced Technologies for Discrete-Parts Manufacturing

    SBC: Benz Oil Company            Topic: DLA09001

    The majority of manufactured parts for defense system applications are machined using a lubricating cutting fluid. Field data has shown that cutting fluids not only impact tool life and piece geometry of manufactured parts, but can alter the power used by machine tools by 15% to 30%. Cutting fluid chemistry can be optimized by careful study

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
  6. MOORED INSTRUMENT HIGH SPEED ACOUSTIC TELEMETRY SYSTEM

    SBC: Datasonics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THERE IS A REQUIREMENT FOR A RELIABLE, SECURE METHOD FOR RETRIEVAL OF DATA FROM MOORED INSTRUMENTATION ARRAYS. THESEARRAYS, WHICH CONTAIN CURRENT METERS, TIDE GAUGES, TEMPERATURE SENSORS, AND OTHER OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTRUMENTS, ACQUIRE AND STORE DATA OVER A PERIOD OF WEEKS OR MONTHS AND THEN ARE RETRIEVED, THE RESTORED DATA RECOVERED, AND THE INSTRUMENTS REDEPLOYED. RETRIEVAL AND DEPLOYMENT IS AN EXP ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Department of Commerce
  7. ON-BOARD PROCESSING OF DOGFISH AND SKATES

    SBC: Fisherman Joint Venture            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1991 Department of Commerce
  8. LARGE-FORMAT REAL-TIME X-RAY IMAGERS

    SBC: NANOPTICS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1991 Department of Commerce
  9. PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF NEW UV/VUV RADIOMETRIC STANDARDS

    SBC: VISIDYNE, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THERE ARE ONLY A FEW RADIOMETRIC STANDARDS AVAILABLE IN THE 115-350 NM WAVELENGTH REGION. AMONG THEM ARE THE ARGON MINI-ARC AND THE DEUTERIUM LAMP. BOTH LAMPS PROVIDE STABLE SOURCES OF UV/VUV RADIATION, AND CAN BE CALIBRATED BOTH IN RADIANCE AND IRRADIANCE. HOWEVER, EACH HAS DISADVANTAGES THAT LIMIT ITS USEFULNESS AS A BENCHTOP OR SPACE-QUALIFIED STANDARD. ONE POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE SECONDARY RADIOM ...

    SBIR Phase I 1991 Department of Commerce
  10. REMOTE SENSING OF ESTUARINE AND NEAR-COAST SALINITY

    SBC: Prosensing, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    RESEARCH IS PROPOSED TO DESIGN A MICROWAVE REMOTE SENSING SYSTEM TO CONDUCT AIRBORNE REMOTE SENSING MEASUREMENTS IN COASTAL AREAS UTILIZING RELATIVELY SMALL AIRCRAFT. THE SYSTEM WILL INCORPORATE AT LEAST ONE MICROWAVE RADIOMETER OPERATING AT 1.4 GHZ (L-BAND). A TRADE-OFF STUDY WILL BE DONE TO DETERMINE THE BEST WAY TO REMOTELY MEASURE SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE, WHICH IS NEEDED TO PROVIDE CORRECTIONS ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Department of Commerce

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