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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. Nanometer Precision Absolute Linear Interferometer

    SBC: AUTOMATED PRECISION INC.            Topic: 090101

    The goal of this Phase I project is to develop an affordable, accurate, and rapid absolute interferometric length measurement technique with improved repeatability and accuracy. API has a patent-pending technology, Frequency-Modulated Time-to-Frequency Mapping Interferometer (FM-TFMI), that is an absolute interferometer capable of measuring at high speed and with exceptionally high accuracy. The T ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. High-Throughput Single-Nanoparticle Magnetic Analysis Platform Using Diamond Magnetic Imaging

    SBC: Quantum Diamond Technologies Inc            Topic: 90109

    Magnetic nanoparticles are powerful tools over a wide range of industries, but have particularly powerful biomedical applications for clinical and research diagnostics, clinical therapy, and basic life science research. These applications require consistent sources for magnetic nanoparticles with narrow distributions of magnetic properties, but no technology is now commercially available for manuf ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. A Category-theoretic Tool for Manufacturing Information Integration

    SBC: CATEGORICAL INFORMATICS, INC.            Topic: 90101

    Category theory has recently been successfully applied to translate information from one computer system to another. Researchers at MIT have developed a prototype software tool based on category theory for solving information-integration programs. The tool has successfully solved small-scale information-integration problems including a problem identified by NIST about enriching the manufacturing s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. High-Throughput Low-Cost Manufacturing of Engineered MRI Contrast Agents

    SBC: Weinberg Medical Physics, Inc.            Topic: 90103

    New shape-engineered iron-based microscopic contrast agents (MCAs) for magnetic resonance imaging promise to increase diagnostic accuracy while reducing side effects, and enhance scientists’ ability to track stem cells. Currently, techniques used for making multispectral microscale contrast agent particles are cost prohibitive. In Phase I, an innovative technique (employing template-guided elect ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. Resonant Scan Lens for Scanning Beam LIDAR

    SBC: z-senz LLC            Topic: 90501

    The objective of this Phase II project is to research, develop, and commercialize a resonant scan lens (RSL) for use in a resonant light detection and ranging (R-LIDAR) distance sensor. R-LIDAR uses a resonant optomechanical system to generate a beam scan. While resonant optomechanical systems produce high-speed and large field-of-view (FOV) scans from a miniature form factor, the beam scans lack ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  6. Rapid and Low-Cost Field Toxin Analysis to Monitor Harmful Algal Blooms

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 812

    Brevetoxins are a group of marine algal toxic compounds that are produced by microscopic dinoflagellate algae such as Karenia brevis. During harmful algal blooms (HAB), brevetoxins reach concentrations high enough to cause human neurological and gastrointestinal illnesses through inhalation of the airborne toxins or consumption of contaminated shellfish. The timely recognition of this toxin in mar ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Commerce
  7. The Marine Debris and Small Object Mapping (DSOM) Radar System

    SBC: REMOTE SENSING SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: 824

    Remote Sensing Solutions (RSS) proposes to design and evaluate the Debris and Small Object Mapping (DSOM) Radar System. DSOM Radar System is a wide swath sensor for accurate detection and mapping of marine debris and objects in our oceans, coastal waters, inland waters and marine navigation routes. The DSOM Radar System will employ an innovative measurement technique that not only will enable it t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Commerce
  8. A Direct Absorption Spectrometer for Low Drift and High Accuracy Measurements of Methane Isot

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 833

    Atmospheric methane (CH4) is a potent greenhouse gas and ozone precursor that is increasingly important in our understanding and modeling of climate change. Identifying and differentiating methane sources are crucial to any strategies aimed at reducing CH4 emissions. Isotopic composition and ethane content are both dependent upon methane origin, making them valuable diagnostics for source attr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Commerce
  9. Sensor for Rapid Determination of Oxygen Demand in Natural water

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 823

    Real-time monitoring of organic compounds in water and wastewater is important for management of pollution levels. Current verification measurements relating to the nutrient content of the water cannot be done at frequent intervals or on-site, for example biological oxygen demand (BOD5) yields slow results (five days); another standard method, chemical oxygen demand (COD), uses hazardous chemicals ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Commerce
  10. Carbon Nanotube Array-based Nanosensor for Autonomous and Direct Measurement of Carbonate

    SBC: Polestar Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 825

    Polestar Technologies Inc. proposes a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research project to develop a deployable sensor for direct measurements of carbonate in saline waters. The designed sensor combines selectivity of carbonate ionophore with the unique structure of a carbon nanotube array. Detection will be based on rapid, inexpensive, low power and precise electrochemical methods. The proposed ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Commerce

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