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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. Particle Sizing and Identification Through Advanced Light Scatter Techniques

    SBC: Ade Corp.            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase I 1995 Department of Commerce
  6. 3-D Materials Characterization Using Structured Illumination in the SEM

    SBC: Advanced Microscopy Techniques            Topic: N/A

    Microscopic measurement of surface topography is a continuing need in microfabrication technology and materials research. The aim of this research is to adapt the scanning electron microscope (SEM) to the quantitative measurement of a wide range of surface structures. The SEM is a widely used measurement tool in materials science and semiconductor fabrication. The SEM's strength is that it prov ...

    SBIR Phase I 1995 Department of Commerce
  7. A Smart IR Fire Detection System

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Smart IR technology has advanced at a rapid pace over the last two decades, pushed along by primarily defense-related requirements. This includes such breakthroughs as Acousto-Optic Tunable Filters and microbolometer detector arrays. Coupled with the continuing growth in microprocessor power, this promises to make a new generation of fast, cheap and reliable infrared (IR) fire detectors possible ...

    SBIR Phase I 1995 Department of Commerce
  8. ADVANCED SYSTEM FOR MINEHUNTING AND OCEANOGRAPHIC REMOTE SENSING

    SBC: Atlantic Applied Research Corp            Topic: N/A

    A NEW APPROACH IS PROPOSED FOR OCEANOGRAPHIC REMOTE SENSING WITH DUAL USE APPLICATIONS IN MINE HUNTING, OCEAN BOTTOM MAPPING, AND SEA FLOOR REMOTE SENSING. THE WEAVER IS A SONAR SYSTEM INTENDED TO DETECT, LOCALIZE, AND CLASSIFY SEAFLOOR BOTTOM LAYING TARGETS, DISCRIMINATING MAN-MADE ITEMS FROM NATURAL ONES IN THE PRESENCE OF NATURAL CLUTTER; IT EXPLOITS HERETOFORE OVERLOOKED TARGET-PHYSICS BASED C ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Commerce
  9. Wavelet Image Compression Workbench

    SBC: Aware, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Digital imagery is an increasingly prevalent in the computerized workplace; however, the increasing volume of this data is stressing storage and communications systems. One of the most competitive solutions to these stresses is wavelet-based data compression. A wide variety of wavelet image compression methods exists, and given an application, there is a need to compare different methods before ...

    SBIR Phase I 1995 Department of Commerce
  10. RESISITVE HEAT CURED RESIN TRANSFER MOLDING OF ADVANCED COMPOSITES

    SBC: Conductive Composites Tech,inc            Topic: N/A

    WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP A NEW METHOD OF RESIN TRANSFER MOLDING (RTM) FOR ADVANCED COMPOSITES MANUFACTURING IN WHICH THE HEAT REQUIRED FOR CURING IS PROVIDED BY PASSING AN ELECTRICAL CURRENT THROUGH ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE GRAPHITE FIBERS IN THE PREFORM. THIS METHOD, WHICH WE DESIGNATE RESISTIVE-HEAT CURED RTM OR RHCRTM, WILL OFFER THE FOLLOWING ADVANTAGES OVER CONVENTIONAL RTM IN WHICH HEAT IS PROVI ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Commerce

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