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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. Absolute Distance Interferometer for Manufacturing Metrology Applications

    SBC: Bridger Photonics, Inc.            Topic: 90101

    Bridger Photonics, Inc. will develop an absolute length metrology sensor that will simultaneously provide >1,000 measurements per second, 0.5 m maximum measurement distance. Bridger’s solution is will fill a gap in precision measurement technology for applications that require rapid monitoring of macroscopic distances such as positioning and calibration of surface metrology systems (CMM, AFM, SE ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. High-Throughput Single-Nanoparticle Magnetic Analysis Platform Using Diamond Magnetic Imaging

    SBC: Quantum Diamond Technologies Inc            Topic: 90109

    Magnetic nanoparticles are powerful tools over a wide range of industries, but have particularly powerful biomedical applications for clinical and research diagnostics, clinical therapy, and basic life science research. These applications require consistent sources for magnetic nanoparticles with narrow distributions of magnetic properties, but no technology is now commercially available for manuf ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. A Category-theoretic Tool for Manufacturing Information Integration

    SBC: CATEGORICAL INFORMATICS, INC.            Topic: 90101

    Category 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 manufacturing s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. Rapid and Low-Cost Field Toxin Analysis to Monitor Harmful Algal Blooms

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 812

    Brevetoxins are a group of marine algal toxic compounds that are produced by microscopic dinoflagellate algae such as Karenia brevis. During harmful algal blooms (HAB), brevetoxins reach concentrations high enough to cause human neurological and gastrointestinal illnesses through inhalation of the airborne toxins or consumption of contaminated shellfish. The timely recognition of this toxin in mar ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Commerce
  5. Development of an in situ total carbonate ion detector for marine use

    SBC: SUNBURST SENSORS, LLC            Topic: 825

    Increasing atmospheric CO2 from anthropogenic sources is changing the chemistry of the oceans and altering the marine food web and the health of :isheries. NOAA’s National Ocean Service is responsible for maintaining the health of coastal regions to preserve :isheries. The ability to monitor the impact of increasing CO2 on marine organisms is crucial to this responsibility. NOAA’s call for aut ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Commerce
  6. The Marine Debris and Small Object Mapping (DSOM) Radar System

    SBC: REMOTE SENSING SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: 824

    Remote Sensing Solutions (RSS) proposes to design and evaluate the Debris and Small Object Mapping (DSOM) Radar System. DSOM Radar System is a wide swath sensor for accurate detection and mapping of marine debris and objects in our oceans, coastal waters, inland waters and marine navigation routes. The DSOM Radar System will employ an innovative measurement technique that not only will enable it t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Commerce
  7. Engineering Structures for Offshore Macroalgae Farming

    SBC: C.A. Goudey & Associates            Topic: 812

    This project aims to identify and prove the feasibility of innovative, commercial-scale systems and methods for the cultivation of macroalgae on the high seas. The project team will achieve this goal by identifying candidate areas of the US EEZ that provide favorable conditions for industrial-scale macroalgae production and determine the environmental conditions in those areas that drive system de ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Commerce
  8. A Direct Absorption Spectrometer for Low Drift and High Accuracy Measurements of Methane Isot

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 833

    Atmospheric methane (CH4) is a potent greenhouse gas and ozone precursor that is increasingly important in our understanding and modeling of climate change. Identifying and differentiating methane sources are crucial to any strategies aimed at reducing CH4 emissions. Isotopic composition and ethane content are both dependent upon methane origin, making them valuable diagnostics for source attr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Commerce
  9. Sensor for Rapid Determination of Oxygen Demand in Natural water

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 823

    Real-time monitoring of organic compounds in water and wastewater is important for management of pollution levels. Current verification measurements relating to the nutrient content of the water cannot be done at frequent intervals or on-site, for example biological oxygen demand (BOD5) yields slow results (five days); another standard method, chemical oxygen demand (COD), uses hazardous chemicals ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Commerce
  10. Carbon Nanotube Array-based Nanosensor for Autonomous and Direct Measurement of Carbonate

    SBC: Polestar Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 825

    Polestar Technologies Inc. proposes a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research project to develop a deployable sensor for direct measurements of carbonate in saline waters. The designed sensor combines selectivity of carbonate ionophore with the unique structure of a carbon nanotube array. Detection will be based on rapid, inexpensive, low power and precise electrochemical methods. The proposed ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Commerce

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