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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. STTR Phase I:3D Media Synchronization for Educational Tele-gaming

    SBC: 4D Teleport Technologies            Topic: DG

    This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project aims to enable novel teleimmersive interfaces for digital gaming via the development of multi-site 3D multimedia integration and synchronization technologies. These interfaces will allow geographically distributed individuals to interact seamlessly with each other and learn in shared 3D virtual gaming environments. The focus of this project i ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 National Science Foundation
  2. SBIR Phase I: Sensors for indoor air quality

    SBC: DIOXIDE MATERIALS, INC.            Topic: BC

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop a miniature gas chromatography system that can detect pollutants in homes and businesses and interface to an HVAC system for indoor air quality (IAQ) control. The device will use air as a carrier gas, and will be priced so it is affordable in the home environment. The Phase I effort will concentrate on the columns and d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Science Foundation
  3. SBIR Phase I: Surface Texturing For Inhibiting Bacterial Biofilm Formation (Machining Process And Machine Tool System Development)

    SBC: MICROLUTION, INC.            Topic: NM

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will enable the manufacture of Sharklet patterns on metallic surfaces. A Sharklet pattern is an engineered micro-surface texture that mimics the texture of shark skin and inhibits bacterial biofilm growth without the use of anti-microbial agents. The Sharklet surface texture technology has been successfully produced in soft materials u ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Science Foundation
  4. SBIR Phase I: Thin Film Patterned Optical Retarders for Low Energy Smart Glass Applications

    SBC: Lono LLC            Topic: NM

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a low-cost smart-window technology. This project will utilize contemporary display industry fabrication and processing technologies to create unique large area optical films. These films will be subsequently used to construct energy efficient smart-windows that modulate transmission or reflection of light on command. Windows, sky ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Science Foundation
  5. SBIR Phase I: Clinical assessment of a computerized workstation for characterization of breast lesions using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

    SBC: Quantitative Insights, Inc.            Topic: IC

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project for Information and Communication Technology aims to develop a workstation for the characterization of breast lesions on MRI to assist in breast cancer diagnosis. The specific aims of this SBIR proposal are: 1) to acquire and expand a breast lesion MRI database and, 2) to develop and document a workstation to follow FDA submission requirement ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Science Foundation
  6. SBIR Phase I: Race To Mars: Examining How to Interest and Engage Females in STEM through an Exploratory Examination of Serious Game Design Variables

    SBC: WisdomTools Enterprises Inc            Topic: EA

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I strives to increase female and minority student interest in engineering and related fields. Reaching underrepresented populations in STEM is essential for developing the domestic workforce needed for 21st century engineering and STEM exploration and production. WisdomTools and Project Lead The Way (PLTW) propose to design, develop and test Rac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Science Foundation
  7. SBIR Phase I: Low-Cost, Nanoepitaxial Lateral Over-Growth for III-V Metamorphic Solar Cells

    SBC: Microlink Devices, Inc.            Topic: NM

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to substantially reduce the cost of multijunction solar cells for terrestrial concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar power generation. The presently favored type of solar cell for CPV applications is the inverted metamorphic multijunction (IMM), which offers the highest conversion efficiency. However, the thickest and most costly s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Science Foundation
  8. SBIR Phase I: A Pneumatically Actuated Robot System

    SBC: Sunstream Scientific Incorporated            Topic: IC

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project addresses the challenges of a decade's long u esolved technological barrier preventing a revolutionary increase in the performance of robotic systems. Enhanced productivity sought in many applications requires higher cycle rates placing great demands on robot kinematics, actuators and control systems. Further increase in operating ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Science Foundation
  9. SBIR Phase I: Vacuum Insulation Panels with Tensile Structural Elements

    SBC: Thermal Conservation Technologies            Topic: BC

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop an ultra-thin high-R-value robust vacuum insulation panel (VIP). Thermal models indicate that with a½" thick VIP an R-value of 50 can be achieved with an expected retail cost of ~$4.25/ft2. The technology uses tensile structural elements as thermal impedances and is based on a pending patent which has been licensed from the Univ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Science Foundation
  10. SBIR Phase I: Nanonickel based printable inks for front side metallization of silicon solar cells

    SBC: UT Dots, Inc.            Topic: NM

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop nickel-based nanoinks for the front-side metallization of silicon solar cells. Current front-side metallization processes rely on screen printing contact methods that use silver paste, which contains glass frits that require high curing temperatures from 800 to 900 degree Celsius. The high temperatures introduce stress ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Science Foundation
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