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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. Lightweight, Compact Atmospheric Gas Sensor

    SBC: Sensor Research And Development Corporation            Topic: SOCOM08005

    SRD will develop a miniaturized atmospheric gas sensor array and design a gas analyzer (sensor analyzer module, SAM) capable of accurately detecting and autonomously monitoring critical atmospheric gases in enclosed spaces. In this Phase I effort, SRD will use its current, existing technology (miniaturized sensor platform, proprietary SMO sensor coatings and advanced signal processing algorithms) ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  2. DGPS-Based Trilateration Positioning Receiver

    SBC: Swaszek Peter            Topic: 07FH1

    Positioning and navigation have become a mainstay of everyday life in the U.S.; applications of interest include navigation of vehicles of all kinds, infrastructure mapping, and safety of life systems. Many of these recent applications have become possible through the GPS. With the recognized vulnerabilities of GPS, it is evident that equivalent backup systems must be developed. One possible so ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Transportation
  3. Automation of Fish Net Pen Operations

    SBC: Ocean Farm Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 8114

    Open-ocean finfish aquaculture presents many challenges including net handling, scuba diving in adverse conditions, maintenance, and feeding. In Phase I, Ocean Farm Technologies, Inc. successfully demonstrated the feasibility of pen rotation, which is essential to maintaining a fish pen offshore. Phase II will develop a prototype automated operations system for marine finfish net pens. Automate ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Commerce
  4. Wave Energy Conversion to Power Offshore Aquaculture

    SBC: Ocean Farm Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 8113

    Ocean Farm Technologies (OFT) proposes to examine using ocean wave energy to power offshore aquaculture. While developing offshore fish farming systems, OFT has recognized a pressing need for non-polluting, low-cost sources of power for system operations and diver support. The greatest need for power is in the form of pressurized air. OFT¿s AquaPodTM containment system utilizes air for posi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Commerce
  5. OCEAN WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER

    SBC: Ocean Wave Energy Co            Topic: N/A

    MAJOR AIDS TO NAVIGATION (ATON) ARE ESSENTIAL SIGNPOSTS FOR SAFE PASSAGE ALONG COASTAL AND OFFSHORE SEAWAYS. PRESENTLY, THEIR SIGNALS ARE POWERED BY ON-SITE ENGINE GENERATORS REQUIRING CONSIDERABLE AND COSTLY MAINTENANCE. ATON AUTONOMY WILL BE GREATLY INCREASED WITH DEEP DISCHARGE BATTERY TECHNOLOGY PROVIDING THAT ON-SITE CHARGING SOURCES ARE USED. AMONG NATURALLY AVAILABLE SOURCES, THE UNCEASING ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Transportation
  6. COGNITIVE SKILL BASED CHILD-RESISTANT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE DEVICE

    SBC: Yellowstone Environmental            Topic: N/A

    A RELATIVELY UNDOCUMENTED PROBLEM OF UNAUTHORIZED RELEASE OFSAFETY BELT AND CAR SAFETY SEAT (CSS) HARNESS BUCKLES BY YOUNG CHILDREN HAS BEEN REPORTED BY PARENTS TO THE NHTSA AND TO CSS EDUCATORS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO DOCUMENT THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF THE PROBLEM AND DEVELOP AND TEST COGNITIVE SKILL BASED SOLUTIONS TO IT. WORK WILL INCLUDE A SURVEY OF CSS USERS; VISUAL OBSERVATION O ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Transportation
  7. Closing and Opening Worlds: Integrity Constraints and Expressive Keys in OWL

    SBC: Clark & Parsia, LLC            Topic: N/A

    We propose to evaluate tree dominant semantics for description logic integrity constraints, as well as multiple proposals for adding syntax for integrity constraint axioms, to the Web Ontology Language standard, OWL. Further, we propose to implement a semantics, in the form of a syntax compiler and data set validator, in order to establish the feasibility and utility of such work for the validatio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  8. Development and Manufacturing of Lightweight Textile Fire Barrier for Furniture and Mattresses

    SBC: Tex Tech Industries Inc.            Topic: N/A

    New fire barrier methods are necessary to protect furniture and mattresses from fire. Current California (and soon National) regulations require mattresses to be able to pass the mattress fire burn test. Typical barrier fabrics use self extinguishing fibers with high limiting oxygen index (LOI) to create a barrier that the flame cannot pass. A second approach creates a carbon barrier that is forme ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  9. FIBER REINFORCED STRUCTURES FOR TURBINE ENGINE FRAGMENT CONTAINMENT

    SBC: Pepin Associates Inc            Topic: N/A

    THE PROPOSED PROGRAM EXAMINES OPPORTUNITIES FOR LIGHTWEIGHT CONTAINMENT STRUCTURES IN AIRCRAFT AND ROTORCRAFT AND SEEKS TO DEVELOP FIBER REINFORCED MATERIALS AS THE ENERGY ABSORBING CORE OF POTENTIAL CONTAINMENT DESIGNS. THE PROGRAM BEGINS FROM BASELINE DESIGNS FOR FAN CONTAINMENT WHICH EMPLOY PLAIN WEAVE KEVLAR LAMINATES TO ABSORB BLADE FRAGMENT ENERGIES. VARIOUS ADVANCED FIBERS INCLUDING POLYETH ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 Department of Transportation
  10. High Efficiency Single Photon Up-Conversion in Waveguides and Pump Wavelength Longer than the Signal Wavelength

    SBC: ADVR, Inc            Topic: N/A

    This NIST Phase 1 SBIR effort will demonstrate the feasibility of low noise single photon up conversion using KTiOPO4 (KTP) or LiNbO3 (LN) or Stoichiometric LiTaO3 (SLT) periodically poled waveguides and an 1800nm pump for a high efficiency single photon detector. The key innovation is using low noise periodically poled waveguides with a long wavelength (1800nm) pump leading to higher efficiency s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
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