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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 June, 2020.

  1. Large Aperture MEMS Modulating Retro-Reflectors for Optical Communications

    SBC: Boston Micromachines Corporation            Topic: A06T005

    This proposal describes the design and manufacture of large modulating retro-reflectors (MRR) using Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) based optical modulators. In the proposed MRR device, a micromachined deformable mirror will serve as one facet of a corner cube retro-reflector which will allow intensity modulation of the retro-reflected beam. A characteristic of the MEMS device is that it can ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. Ferrite-Based Frequency Selective Limiter and Signal-to-Noise Enhancer for Interference Protection and Prevention in UHF SATCOM

    SBC: Metamagnetics Inc.            Topic: N152123

    Increasing global RF electromagnetic (EM) activity related to commercial, scientific, and military systems, threatens the integrity of satellite communication links and has resulted in an environment cluttered with RF signals, particularly in the UHF-band. This is causing two major problems: 1) interference (due to co-site and jamming); and 2) increase in the EM noise floor. These effects can caus ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. NDI System for Quantification of Subsurface Residual Stress in the Laboratory

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: N152091

    The goal of the proposed research is to develop a non-destructive method for subsurface residual stress measurement in turbo-machinery components. Neutron diffraction techniques have a proven ability to determine residual stresses at significant depths, however implementation of these techniques has been limited to specialized facilities such as the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) neutron at Oak ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Distributed Analysis Tool for Enterprise Monitoring (DATEM)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: N132139

    The Navy has made significant investment in the design, development, and deployment of net-centric information systems that provide critical support to fleet operations. Unfortunately, adverse operational conditions affect the availability and performance of distributed information systems. Since their current systems situation awareness is inadequate, system operators, administrators, and manager ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Life improvement of Plain Airframe Bearings by Preventing Contamination

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: N131016

    Plain, self-lubricating spherical bearings operating in high levels of airborne abrasive contaminant particle environments, such as desert regions, are subject to accelerated wear of their PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) liner systems. Accelerated bearing wear has been observed in fielded aircraft and leads to increased maintenance costs, Flight Safety Risk and reduced operational availability. The ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Process for Control of Annual Invasive Bromegrasses and Enhanced Establishment of Native Species in Post-Fire Applications

    SBC: BLUE MOON BULBS LLP            Topic: 81

    The Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service describe cheatgrass as "the invader that won the West". This highly invasive annual grass is present or dominant on some 100 million acres in the Great Basin and Intermountain West and land managers estimate its spread is increasing by 12-14% annually. Cheatgrass (and its annual bromegrass relatives) are a principal driving force behind epi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Agriculture
  7. Bio-inspired fog nets for sustainable water resources in arid near coastal regions

    SBC: NBD NANOTECHNOLOGIES INC.            Topic: 84

    Fog harvesting from fog nets has been intensively investigated to utilize untapped fresh water resources. Atmospheric water like fog constitutes approximately 0.04% of the earth's fresh water. If fog is harnessed appropriately, it has a huge potential to alleviate fresh water shortages due to depleting watershed and groundwater resources NBD Nanotechnologies, Inc. is proposing a research progr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Agriculture
  8. Development of Non-toxic, Bio-Based Antifouling Treatments for the Aquaculture Industry

    SBC: E PAINT COMPANY            Topic: 87

    This research effort seeks to develop a non-toxic and biobased solution to the biofouling problem through the development of novel soy-based polymers that release biofouling when exposed to visible light.Biofouling, the unwanted growth of biological organisms on underwater surfaces, has long been recognized as a major problem for commercial aquaculture. Biofouling dramatically increases labor cost ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Agriculture
  9. Enzymatic degradation of quorum-sensing signals to decrease bacterial phytopathogenicity

    SBC: Phyllotech, Inc.            Topic: 82

    Quorum sensing (QS) allows bacterial populations to coordinate gene expression in a cell density dependent manner and plays a significant role in the onset of pathogenesis and biofilm development. In many Gram-negative bacteria, QS is mediated by signaling molecules called N-acyl-homoserine lactones (AHLs). We recently identified an AHL acylase from P. syringae which can enzymatically degrade and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Agriculture
  10. Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Diver Thermal Human Interface

    SBC: Boston Engineering Corporation            Topic: N15AT012

    Navy Special Warfare needs to improve the thermal control subsystems on the SEAL Delivery Vehicle to provide heated or cooled water to the operators during transit in water temperatures from approximately 35F or above 95F. Unprotected operation in these environments, and the resulting core body temperature change of more than ~5F risk serious injury, and lasting muscular-skeletal damage. The curre ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseNavy
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