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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. Holographic Projection Laser Marking System (HoloMark)

    SBC: Luminit LLC            Topic: DMEA172002

    To address the DMEA need for Through-Lens Fiducial Marking System, Luminit, LLC proposes to develop a new Holographic Projection Laser Marking System (HoloMark). This proposed device is based on a new design that utilizes Luminit-developed mature components like computer-generated hologram technology. The innovation will enable precise, fast and lower cost marks on any substrate, consistent with t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Microelectronics Activity
  2. Laser Alignment and Infrared Inspection


    To address the DMEAs need to perform failure analysis on microelectronic components using infrared microscope systems to locate areas of interest and then navigate accurately to these same locations in a focused ion beam tool, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Laser Alignment and Infrared Inspection (LAIRI) system. It is based upon the integration of a state-of-the-art co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Microelectronics Activity
  3. Through-Lens Fiducial Marking System

    SBC: Checkpoint Technologies LLC            Topic: DMEA172002

    The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of the innovative development of a tool that can be integrated into an IR microscope that is able to create fiducial marks on the surface of the backside of silicon.The current state-of-art in semiconductor device analysis involves procedures that begin with the identification of areas of interest under an IR microscope and then thos ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Microelectronics Activity
  4. In-situ Fiducial Marker

    SBC: Hedgefog Research Inc.            Topic: DMEA172002

    To address the DMEA's need for a through-lens fiducial marker technology in semiconductor device inspection, Hedgefog Research Inc. (HFR) proposes to develop a new In-situ Fiducial Marker (IFM), based on laser-activated, electrostatically assisted marking at designated spots. Novel system features in IFM will enable non-destructive fiducial marking (diameter < 5 micron) in real time while operatin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Microelectronics Activity
  5. On-Farm Conversion of Solar Energy, Water, and Carbon Dioxide to Hydrocarbon Fuel

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 812

    Fossil fuels are the dominant energy source in the agriculture sector, comprising a large fraction of farming operational expenditures and emitting CO2 as a greenhouse gas. Despite recent market penetration, renewable energy adoption on farms remains low. Large capital costs, intermittency, and immobility of renewable energy prevents adoption on small and mid-size farms. A particularly detrimental ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  6. Small and Mid-size Farm Efficiency Ecosystem

    SBC: Boston Labs Design and Development LLC            Topic: 812

    Small farms are critical to the futureof America. Small farms promote and sustain communities, create jobs, improve the health of the land and of the people who live on it. Currently small to mid-sized farms raising pasture-based livestock have been left to invent/build their own feeding/watering systemsand are at a disadvantage to large, fully automated, high-efficiency systems on large scale far ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  7. Combined Fermentation-based Biosynthesis and Whole-Animal Screening Platform for Biobased Nematicide Discovery & Commercialization

    SBC: MANUS BIOSYNTHESIS, INC.            Topic: 813

    Plant parasitic nematodes cause over $125 billion USD a year in food production losses, or over 12% of all crops. Regulatory changes are resulting in fewer options for nematode control for farmers and requiring that new products be more sustainable in use. Optimized through evolutionary processes for biological activity, natural products (NPs) are a rich source of bioactive molecules that are biod ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  8. An Autonomous Pallet-Stacking Robot for Field Use

    SBC: Tanner Research, Inc.            Topic: 813

    We propose to develop a lightweight and affordable one-armed autonomous robot to transfer produce from a wheeled transport robot to a pallet. In-field automation improves efficiency by increasing production and/or reducing labor costs by up to $35M/year for California strawberries alone. Our robot will improve health and safety by reducing worker injuries from repeated lifting and by minimizing ch ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  9. Cloud Effects Correction Of Drone-Collected Crop Imagery For Precision Agriculture

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: 813

    The effect of cloud shadows on aerial imagery is an unsolved problem that has been identified by many operators of unmanned aerial vehicle (drone)-based remote sensing systems for agriculture. Shadows affect the ability to compare imagery, including multispectral and hyperspectral imagery (MSI and HSI), taken over periods of time, and the ability to quantify image data analytics, including NDVI an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  10. An Accessible Microfluidic Protoplast Selection and Isolation Tool for Transformation and Gene Editing Workflows

    SBC: Nodexus Inc            Topic: 813

    Improvements in genome engineering tools have enabled unprecedented control over genetic material, allowing for tremendous potential for creating new crop varieties. As the world population climbs, there are increasing demands to efficiently produce and distribute food. This challenge, as well as higher temperatures, drought, flooding, pests, and disease place food security among the top of worldw ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture

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