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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. Handheld Apps for Warfighters

    SBC: TRX SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: SB102002

    Military personnel often operate within urban, cavernous, foliage covered or indoor environments. In these areas, position navigation and time information becomes difficult and in some cases impossible to deduce from GPS signals alone. Under the proposed effort TRX will develop and implement an Android-based application that delivers GPS-denied navigation and mapping for tactical battlefield use ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  2. Visually Guided Robotic Hand / Eye Coordination

    SBC: Vecna Technologies, Inc.            Topic: SB092005

    The proposed work leverages the prototypes developed in the Phase I project toward refinement of a machine vision system for visually guided manipulation. In Phase II, the machine vision system modules of image feature detection, object detection, pose estimation, and tracking will be generalized to handle a wide range of deformable objects. A new four fingered hydraulic end effector will be fa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  3. Extraction of Bioproducts from Algae in Water using Cavitating Jets

    SBC: DYNAFLOW, INC            Topic: 812SG

    One of the most promising biomass sources for fuels and other feedstocks is photosynthetic algae. Algae can produce lipids, proteins, and other compounds, and can be grown in salt water. Current production practices rely on expensive means of harvesting, concentrating, and extracting the algae. This makes the “bio-crude” produced by algae more expensive than petroleum. Recovering the cellular ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. High Performance Signal Processing Tools with Fluctuation-Enhanced Sensing

    SBC: Signal Processing, Inc.            Topic: 9020163R

    We propose a high performance library of signal processing tools that incorporate a newly developed technique known as fluctuation enhanced sensing (FES) to enhance the novel microsensor developed at NIST. Our goal is to improve the performance of the NIST sensor from two angles. One is to apply our existing proven algorithms to the NIST data. The other one is to incorporate advanced FES concept t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. Enhanced Security Content Automation Protocol Editor

    SBC: G2, INC.            Topic: 9040577R

    G2 proposes to develop an intuitive, interactive SCAP content creation and editing utility that will provide a user-friendly operating environment. The promise of security automation offers the opportunity for great advances in software assurance, security governance/reporting, and ongoing monitoring activities. Hindering that promise is the fact that current data exchange protocols are cumbersome ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  6. Handheld Apps for Warfighters

    SBC: TRX SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: SB102002

    As military operations move to urban, cavernous, foliage covered or indoor environments, position navigation and time information becomes more difficult and in some cases impossible to deduce from GPS signals alone. Under the proposed effort TRX will develop and implement an Android-based application that delivers GPS-denied navigation and mapping for tactical battlefield use. The TRX applicatio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  7. Handheld Apps for Warfighters

    SBC: Vecna Technologies, Inc.            Topic: SB102002

    The need for obtaining real-time spatial and environmental awareness has driven the development and subsequent deployment of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs). Current UGV operator control units (OCUs) lag behind advances in unmanned vehicle technologies and remain bulky, heavy, unintuitive, and power-hungry. Additionally, these systems are"stovepiped"in that they ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  8. Low Noise, High Efficiency Hydraulics for Mobile Robots

    SBC: Vecna Technologies, Inc.            Topic: SB103001

    The next generation of high-degree-of-freedom robots require not only significant strength but efficient, quiet operation and effective control policies if they are to perform to expectations. Vecna proposes a systems approach that includes Smart Hydraulic Actuator (SHA) technology, an intelligent Hydraulic Power Unit (HPU), and intelligent control to vastly improve hydraulic efficiency and reduce ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  9. CAD Tool for Radio Communications

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: SB103007

    Communications radios consist of an increasingly large and complex set of waveforms. The amount of time and effort needed to transform a waveform design into an implementation and perform necessary testing and validation, combined with system integration tasks, commonly results in a development period of several years. Therefore, we propose a CAD tool for the domain of communications waveform de ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  10. VHF/UHF Emitter Localization Based on DOA Fusion with Two UAS

    SBC: INTELLIGENT FUSION TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: SB111004

    I-Fusion presents a emitter localization technique based on the fusion of DOA obtained at two flying small UAS. Each UAS is equipped with a nonlinear smart antenna system for signal detection and DOA estimation and a GPS receiver for time synchronization and UAS localization. The whole desired frequency band is scanned using hierarchical coarse and fine searching method to maintain the scanni ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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