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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. Program Estimating Whale Migration Statistics

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: 816F

    Toyon proposes to develop a system that can automatically count the number of gray whales that pass nearby a shore-based installation. The system will be comprised of infrared cameras and a set of computers, which automatically scan the video for whale blows. We have implemented and tested such an algorithm using Matlab during Phase I and we propose to extend this algorithm to run in real time dur ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Commerce
  2. Multiresolution Raster Chart Image Digitization and Compression

    SBC: GMA INDUSTRIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The proposed research focuses on achieving significant gains in the ability to compress the information contained within raster images of nautical charts in such a manner that aids the characterization and acquisition of metadata pertaining to individual chart features. Present NOAA electronic nautical charts, which consist of raster images that are inherently difficult to compress without loss of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of Commerce
  3. Observing Station Metadata System

    SBC: MAYUR TECHNOLOGIES            Topic: N/A

    Mayur Tech demonstrated a prototype web based system for submitting and storing observational station metadata for NOAA NWS programs during phase 1. We propose to develop this prototype into a complete metadata operational system leading to the development of commercial tools in phase 2. Mayur Tech plans to enhance the current CSSA metadata system, and add new functionality to NWS and FAA sites. T ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of Commerce
  4. Irradiated Environmental Chambers

    SBC: Measurement Analysis Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Using a novel concept for humidity control, based on a proprietary saturated air source, MAC will construct and evaluate a prototype of an environmental chamber for use with NIST’s SPHERE UV source, in weathering or other UV degradation studies. The chamber will interface to the exit ports of the SPHERE, maintaining the material coupons, mounted in a standardized sample holder, at a programmed t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. SCAP Content Editor

    SBC: G2, INC.            Topic: N/A

    NIST and G2 have been on the forefront of security automation with the development of the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP). However, the barrier to entry for SCAP content creation is the requirement to have in depth knowledge of the underlying specifications. This project aims to allow security experts to create SCAP content without the need to be an expert in the specification. By leve ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  6. A Computational Tool for Simulating Hydrodynamic Behavior of Multiple Vessels in a Harbor

    SBC: DYNAFLOW, INC            Topic: N/A

    The hydrodynamic characteristics of a vessel are affected in restricted waters by the proximity of nearby moving or moored vessels. Interactions can result in large motions, potential collisions and significant loads on nearby structures, banks, and sediments. In Phase 1, we developed and demonstrated feasibility of a PC-Based numerical code for the prediction of the hydrodynamics of multiple vess ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of Commerce
  7. SOFT X-RAY SILICON PHOTODIODES FOR SYNCHROTRON RADIATION SURFACE ANALYSIS

    SBC: International Radiation Detectors, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    SILICON P-N JUNCTION PHOTODIODES (AXUV DIODES) WITH STABLE, THEORETICALLY PREDICTABLE QUANTUM EFFICIENCIES IN THE SOFT X-RAY (1 TO 100 NM) WERE DEVELOPED BY US RECENTLY LEADING TO THEIR USE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDEPENDENT RESPONSIVITY SCALE FOR THE SOFT X-RAY REGION. THE LARGEST ACTIVE AREA DIODE DEVELOPED SO FAR IS 3 CM(2) LIMITING THE SOLID ANGLES DURING SURFACE ANALYSIS STUDIES. FABRICA ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Commerce
  8. A SENSITIVE, HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGING DETECTOR FOR COLD NEUTRONS

    SBC: NewTek            Topic: N/A

    A NOVEL PHOTOSTIMULABLE PHOSPHOR IMAGING TECHNIQUE IS PROPOSED TO REPLACE BULKY COUNTING SYSTEMS CURRENTLY USED IN NEUTRON DIFFRACTION AND SCATTERING INVESTIGATIONS. THE SIZE AND SHAPE OF THE PROPOSED DETECTOR CAN BE VARIED TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO MOVE THE DETECTION SYSTEM CLOSER TO THE SCATTERING SAMPLE, THEREBY INCREASING THE NEUTRONS AVAILABLE FOR DETECTION AND SHRINKING THE SIZE OF THE EXPERIME ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Commerce
  9. DIODE LASER ABSOLUTE MOISTURE SENSOR

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    SOUTHWEST SCIENCES PROPOSES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A DIODE LASER-BASED MOISTURE SENSOR. THE INSTRUMENT DYNAMIC RANGE WILL SPAN WATER VAPOR MIXING RATIOS OF 100 PPM TO BETTER THAN 10 PPB. THE PLANNED INSTRUMENT DETECTS ABSOLUTE WATER VAPOR CONCENTRATIONS USING OPTICAL SPECTROSCOPY WITH A CUSTOM-FABRICATED INGAASP DIODE LASER OPERATING AT 1393 NM. OPTICAL ABSORBANCE MEASUREMENTS ARE MADE USING HIGH FREQ ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Commerce
  10. RETINA FOR REAL-TIME COMPUTATION OF IMAGE FLOW

    SBC: Tanner Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP AN ADVANCED OPTICAL-FLOW MOTION ESTIMATION AND SEGMENTATION ALGORITHM FOR USE WITH MOBILE ROBOTS. BASED UPON OUR EARLIER WORK ON OPTICAL-FLOW IMAGE ANALYSIS, AN ADVANCED OPTICAL-FLOW SEGMENTATION ALGORITHM, USING DISCONTINUITY INFORMATION IN BOTH VELOCITY AND INTENSITY DOMAINS, PERMITS THE SEGMENTATION OF VIDEO SEQUENCES ALONG NATURALLY OCCURING MOTION BOUNDARIES. ESTIMATING ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Commerce
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