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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. Learning to Code with a Pretend Play Storytelling Model

    SBC: CODESPARK, INC.            Topic: 91990018R0006

    In previous research and development, the developers created codeSpark, a game that employs a visual and block-based approach with puzzles to teach programming skills to children ages 5 to 9 years old. In this project, the developers will create a prototype of a fantasy-based story to be integrated within the existing game. The pretend-play scenarios will include characters, storylines, and incent ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  2. Graspable Math Activities

    SBC: GRASPABLE INC            Topic: 91990018R0006

    Through previous grant awards from IES, researchers developed Graspable Math, a tablet-based intervention where middle and high school students create and manipulate complex expressions for basic operations as well as equations and equations systems and inequalities. In this project, the team will develop a prototype of Graspable Math Activities, an app with novel kinds of algebra practice and ass ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  3. Structured Adaptivity for Computer Science Coding

    SBC: ZYANTE INC.            Topic: 91990018R0006

    In this project, the team will develop a prototype of a web-based coding progression tool for high school students to practice coding from easy to successively harder levels. The prototype will provide graded practice exercises, solutions, and explanations for important coding tasks. At the end of Phase I, in a pilot study in five high school classrooms, the researchers will examine whether the pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  4. A Modular Cluster Tool for Semiconductor Failure Analysis

    SBC: Square One Systems Design            Topic: DMEA172001

    Advanced semiconductor devices are the beating heart of 21st Century technology.The mission critical role that these devices play demands exceptional levels of reliability.When a semiconductor device does fails, it is essential that the cause of the failure is identified as quickly as possible.Because a devices chip is encapsulated in a thermoplastic package, a significant amount of intricate mate ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Microelectronics Activity
  5. 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
  6. Laser Alignment and Infrared Inspection

    SBC: Physical Optics Corporation            Topic: DMEA172002

    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
  7. 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
  8. 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
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