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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 April, 2020.

  1. Development of a Robust, Accurate, and Automated Method for Species and Origin Identification in Processed Seafood

    SBC: APPLIED FOOD TECHNOLOGIES, INC            Topic: 81

    The accurate identification of seafood species and origin has become an extremely important topic in the food industry. Mislabeling a lower valued seafood product to represent a species of higher value constitute economic fraud. In addition, this mislabeling compromises proper geographic origin labeling and fishery management efforts. DNA barcoding for seafood species identification provides re ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. New METSAT Display Service for Weather-Ready Nation

    SBC: Carr Astronautics            Topic: 84

    NOAA has identified a problem with the display and usability of satellite imagery on NWS websites. This proposal provides analysis of the feasibility and usability of a proposed system to address this concern. Our goal in the project is to create a heuristically sound conceptual design and tool set for display and interaction with satellite imagery on the NWS site. The project will also explore ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. An Advanced Algorithm for Radar Derived Bathymetry

    SBC: Arete Associates            Topic: 91

    NOAA can reduce costs and improve efficiency by remotely monitoring harbors, navigation channels and coastlines for bathymetric changes. This will aid NOAA and its mission to maintain waterways and assure maritime safety. This remote sensing can be accomplished by implementing a new radar derived bathymetry capability. Areté Associated proposes to implement an advanced algorithm to derive bath ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. Climate Impact Visualization Tools using 3D City for Community-Based Planning and Outreach

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: 93

    To build a climate-smart and resilient nation, we need to foster a climate-literate public that understands its vulnerabilities to a changing climate and makes informed decisions. A core component of this challenge is to develop simple, intuitive and high-impact visualizations of climate data--data that is and will be made available through the President’s Climate Data Initiative--for education ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  5. IM Green Propulsion Development

    SBC: OGDEN ENGINEERING & ASSOCIATES, LLC            Topic: MDA13032

    Liquid fuel based Divert Attitude and Control Systems (DACS) or LDACS propulsion offers superior performance for future flight systems compared to solids (SDACS) or compressed gas systems. The need for improved system performance while meeting strict safety and insensitive munitions (IM) standards represents a unique opportunity for Ogden Engineering & Associates, LLC to showcase the team"s novel ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Multi-Phenomenology Discrimination for Feature Aided Data Fusion

    SBC: DECISIVE ANALYTICS CORPORATION            Topic: MDA12005

    In this Phase II effort we will produce a multi-sensor discrimination system using a Manifold Learning (MFL) algorithm originally developed under a prior effort.Whereas other discrimination systems utilize features defined by subject matter experts (SMEs), our MFL algorithm learns important characteristics of a target through training with historical data.In prior work, we have applied our MFL alg ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. A Low-Cost Hybrid Ultrasonic-Radio Frequency (RF) Sensor System for Characterization of Composite Materials

    SBC: X-Wave Innovations, Inc.            Topic: MDA12011

    X-wave Innovations, Inc. (XII) along with Iowa State University (ISU), is developing a low-cost, hybrid ultrasonic-radio frequency (RF) sensor (HURFS) nondestructive evaluation (NDE) system to assess most structural issues while simultaneously providing feedback on the layer thickness and RF properties of composite, non-conductive materials in multi-layer stacks. The HURFS approach combines the u ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Advanced Techniques for Lossless Compression of Target Vehicle Telemetry

    SBC: BATTLEFIELD TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, LLC            Topic: MDA12012

    Battlefield Telecommunications Systems proposes to build low delay low complexity lossless compression software framework and hardware prototype to be integrated in the telemetry system of a target vehicle test bed. The proposed compression algorithm is specially designed for target vehicle telemetry data, designed to reduce the dataset redundancy through the prediction by extracting the characte ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Innovative Designs for Reliable Electro-Explosive Ordnance Devices

    SBC: SYSTEMS ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES CORPORATION            Topic: MDA12031

    Missiles, use electro-explosive devices (EEDs) to perform mulitple functions during operation. This effort seeks ways to improve on the EED"s reliability and lower the failure or inadvertent activation rate of these devices. During Phase I, SEA CORP investigated replacing EEDs with commercial off the shelf (COTS) automotive airbag inflators to perform the required pneumatic functions of variou ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. A Novel Orthogonal Chaos-Based Radar Waveform with Optimized Receiver Filtering

    SBC: POC TECH GROUP LLC            Topic: MDA12002

    To achieve the goal of finding radar signal waveforms for supporting target information and deducing sensor-independent attributes, we propose to use a novel chaos-based orthogonal radar signal waveform with matched-filter-like (or adaptive) pulse compression processing for improving target detection. An open-source-and open-architecture prototype platform is proposed to enable performance analys ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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