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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. An Automated Lapping Apparatus and Process for High-Precision Random Profile Roughness Specimen Fabrication

    SBC: X-Wave Innovations, Inc.            Topic: 9020268TT

    The measurement and quality control for smooth engineering surfaces are becoming more and more important in modern science and technology due to their important engineering functions and high production costs. NIST has frequently received requests from U.S. industry to provide Standard Reference Material (SRM) high-precision, random profile roughness specimens to support smooth surface measurement ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. High-Sensitivity, Low-Cost, Surface-Acoustic-Wave Based Microscale Thermogravimetric Analyzer for Nanoparticle Characterization

    SBC: X-Wave Innovations, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    To meet NIST’s need for development of a new electronic system for microscale thermogravimeter nanoparticle analysis, X-wave Innovations, Inc. (XII) proposes a high-sensitivity, high-accuracy, low-cost, surface-acoustic-wave based microscale thermogravimetric analyzer (SAW-µ-TGA). The proposed approach is based on XII-developed surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensor technology, which is capable of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Climate Impact Visualization Tools Using Virtual 3D City for Community Based Planning and Outreach

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: 931RC

    Intelligent Automation, Inc. proposes an innovative visualization tool that transforms online GIS mappers into a climate impact assessment and planning tool that allows planners to visualize the impact of storm surges with sea level rise and coastal erosion using a 3D virtual city. The goal is to assist planners and emergency services to adapt to climate change at three tiers: i) Tier 3 (Long-te ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. Technology Transfer of Scanning Magnetic Field Imaging

    SBC: ADVANCED RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    High resolution magnetic mapping is a technique that has shown great value in the forensic evaluation of magnetic audio recording tapes. The use of single element raster scan systems has shown that the technique has promise in diagnosing many other systems where internal currents or magnetized inclusions generate external measurable fields. NIST has developed a 256 channel MR array sensor that ha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. First Steps in Transferring the Policy Machine Technology: Policy Machine Architecture and Functional Specification (PMAFS)

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    IAI proposes to first develop the functional specification and architecture for the Policy Machine that can be deployed on a local machine as well as a networked platform such as LAN, web services, clouds etc. The policy machine at its core is a meta-data (attribute) based access control engine which utilized policy-based rules to allow or dis-allow use of resources. The attributes may belong to e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  6. Multi-posed Virtual Family Models

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A simulation platform to develop multi-posed models for micro-Doppler sensing is proposed. CAD model based human subject models, and hardware accelerated bio-electromagnetic modeling will be developed to understand EM interaction with human subject models. Since each organ is defined via a set of vertex coordinates, various morphing algorithm can be implemented. Consequently, the proposed models ( ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  7. A Toolkit for Scalable and Automatic Security Analysis Using Security Metrics

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Our society has become increasingly dependent on the reliability and proper functioning of a vast number of interconnected information systems. To improve the security of these systems, it is necessary to measure the amount of security provided by different systems and configuration since one cannot improve what cannot be measured. In this proposal, Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) and its consul ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  8. Mark III Enhancement Program

    SBC: KEYW-Wave Sciences Joint Venture            Topic: N/A

    The NIST array was the first public-domain digital array hardware design. It introduced the (then) novel idea of live capture and streaming of raw array microphone audio over Ethernet for use by one or more computers on a network. The design has been improved over the years to bring it to the Mark III version 2 (2005). The present system is an excellent tool for research into microphone arrays, au ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  9. SHALLOW WATER SONAR SYSTEM

    SBC: Ocean Systems Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    SPECIAL MILITARY NARROW BEAM ACOUSTIC PROJECTORS AND TRANSMISSION TECHNIQUES CAN BE EASILY ADAPTED FOR COMMERCIAL USE TO ENABLE FISHERMEN OR RESEARCHERS TO DETECT,LOCATE, AND QUANTIFY BIOLOGICAL TARGETS WITH VERY HIGH ACCURACY IN SHALLOW WATER. THE PROPOSED EFFORT WILL PROVIDE A METHOD FOR PRODUCING VERY NARROW ACOUSTIC BEAMS WITH VIRTUALLY NO SIDELOBES FROM A SMALL APERTURE PROJECTOR ARRAY. ALSO ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Commerce
  10. FOR AGRICULTURE AND RANGE

    SBC: Earth Satellite Corpon            Topic: N/A

    NOAA AVHRR DATA HAS PROVIDED USEFUL QUALITATIVE INFORMATION IN AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY APPLICATIONS. QUANTITATIVE APPLICATIONS OF AVHRR ARE HOWEVER IN THEIR INFANCY. STUDIES BY EARTHSAT PERSONNEL HAVE SHOWN THAT FOR ONE YEAR IN ONE LOCATION CORN YIELD CAN BE QUANTITATIVELY RELATED TO AVHRR VEGETATION INDEX COUNT VALUES. THE PROPOSED STUDIES WILL EXAMINE FURTHER QUANTITATIVE APPLICATIONS OF AVHRR ...

    SBIR Phase I 1985 Department of Commerce

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