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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. An Optical Imaging System to Characterize Mechanical Deformation at Microscopic Length Scale

    SBC: Additive Manufacturing Innovations LLC            Topic: 90

    Additive Manufacturing Innovations LLC (AM-Innov) in collaboration with Clarkson University and Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) proposes a new optical imaging system to characterize microscopic deformation of materials. The system, named as a Mechanical Testing at Microscale system (MT@micro), uses a micro-tensile testing device to mechanically load the specimen uniaxially and an optical imaging p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Standardizing Grease Sampling and Characterization By Automated Online Device

    SBC: Poseidon Systems, LLC            Topic: 90

    Scheduled grease sampling is one of the more reliable methods for detecting mechanical issues within machinery. Offline laboratory‐based analysis of the grease can indicate component failures, such as spalling via high concentrations of ferrous particulates. However, consistency, costs, and frequency of sampling are less than ideal. Manually collecting grease samples can put personnel in danger ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. High Throughput, High-Pressure Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Sample Environment

    SBC: STF Technologies LLC            Topic: 90

    We address a need of the neutron user community by creating a minimum viable prototype of the only high-throughput hydrostatic pressure small angle neutron scattering sample environment (HTHP-SANS-SE). Our HTHP-SANS-SE will greatly improve the ease of use and reliability of measurements under extreme environments, thereby increasing throughput on the beamline and expanding feasibility. Current HP- ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. Novel assay for the detection of water-born algae toxins

    SBC: Attogene Corporation            Topic: NOAAOAROARTPO201

    Ciguatera fish poisoning is an illness suffered by > 50,000 people yearly after consumption of fish containing ciguatoxins (CTXs) or exposure to a harmful algae bloom (HAB). Manufacturing of critical reagents to develop assays to detect ciguatoxin have been elusive due to the constraints in production of viable amounts of the toxin. Thankfully, a significant amount of work has been done to demonst ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  5. Fluorescent Qdot-Antibody or Aptamer Test Strips for Ultrasensitive Algal Toxin Detection

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: 9203

    Nanohmics, Inc. proposes to develop the most sensitive antibody and/or DNA aptamer‐quantum dot (Qdot)‐based lateral flow (LF) test strips possible for detection of harmful algal bloom (HAB) toxins in fresh or saltwater and seafood rinsates. Although commercial colloidal gold‐LF test strips for some HABs and anti‐HAB toxin aptamer DNA sequences already exist, Nanohmics’ innovation of inco ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  6. Developing Lightning Data Services for Commercial and Public Applications

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: 9401

    In this Phase I effort, CFD Research proposes the creation of a lightning services API using data from the GOES-16/17 Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) and the development of valued-added lightning initiation and cessation products. Leveraging CFD Research’s experience in software and API development and atmospheric sciences for lightning research applications, this API will provide a simplif ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  7. Autonomous Data Acquisition and Processing Payload for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

    SBC: Kitware, Inc.            Topic: 9501

    In response to NOAA-OAR-OAR TPO-2019-2005899 topic 9.5.01 , Kitware proposes a compact data collection and processing payload that can be hosted from small unmanned aircraft systems to support autonomous beyond line of sight missions. This innovative payload will manage collections from onboard sensors with optimizations collection paradigms. It will produce curated, geo-registered data archives, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  8. Coral Adhesive

    SBC: Texas Research Institute, Austin, Inc.            Topic: 9201

    Texas Research Institute Austin (TRI Austin) will develop a fast acting, strong, tough, adhesive that will bond underwater without extensive surface preparations. TRI Austin will formulate the adhesive to optimize setup time, establish charge weight for the adhesive to reduce adhesive underwater preparation time, and develop the procedures for using the adhesive to bond coral to reef substrates. A ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  9. Rapid Point of Use Method to Identify Seafood Species

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: 9202

    Species substitution with a product of lesser value has become an increasing problem within the seafood industry. Increased international trade, rising consumption rates, and high profit incentives have all contributed to the intentional mislabeling of seafood. While whole, unprocessed fish can generally be identified by their morphological features, processing of seafood makes identification chal ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  10. Advanced Manufacturing and Material Measurements Software Tool WEAVE for the Accelerating and Automation of SEM image analysis in the Semiconductor Industry

    SBC: Sandbox Semiconductor Incorporated            Topic: 90

    The goal of this proposal is to create the software Weave™ to automate the extraction of critical dimensions (CDs) from scanning electron microscope (SEM) images for the microelectronics industry. Current best practices for extraction of CDs are that personnel analyze the images one by one, which is tedious, prone to human bias, time-consuming and expensive. Successful implementation of Weave™ ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
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