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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. 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
  5. 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
  6. Weather Risk Information and Impacts for School Systems Kit (WxRISK)

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: 9302

    The vision of Weather Ready Nation is achieved through the synthesis of the large number of NOAA products and services into meaningful and actionable information for community stakeholders and individual populations. The challenge is an increasing desire from these stakeholders and populations for forecast confidence and quantification of uncertainty in weather forecast products. Many community st ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  7. Engaging the Public with a Novel System for Cloud Type Estimation

    SBC: Betterdex Inc.            Topic: 9302

    "We will demonstrate the feasibility of a novel cloud type identification system that uses a voice application to collect surface observations. This capability meets NOAA’s mission to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts and to share that knowledge and information with others . Many weather observing stations have replaced human observations with weather satelli ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  8. NOAA Aerielle SONAR UAS

    SBC: HYDRONALIX, INC.            Topic: 9401

    This proposed concept is a direct response to NOAA Topic 9.4.01, “Unmanned Aircraft System: Rapid Response for Natural Disaster” and will develop a Hybrid Unmanned Air System (UAS) called “Aerielle” equipped with a Humminbird SONAR imaging system that is commonly used by first responders. Aerielle will perform currently developed disaster response missions for UAS and additional under wate ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  9. Production of NIST/UCSF Breast Phantom for Magnetic Resonance Imagaing (MRI)

    SBC: Phantom Laboratory            Topic: N/A

    his project involves the commercialization of the breast phantom designed by NIST and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The breast phantom consists of two independent phantoms, one focused on diffusion MRI measurements and the other focused on accurate measurements of fat and fibroglandular tissue properties. The proposed phantom is o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  10. Dynamic Frequency Passive Millemeter-Wave Radiometer Based on Optical Up-Conversion

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: 94

    Passive microwave sensors aboard satellites provide valuable information regarding weather conditions by measuring atmospheric attenuation over a broad range of frequencies from 0-200 GHz. Additional ground-based sensors are desirable to provide complementary upward looking measurements that can be used to refine existing attenuation models. Operating over such a large bandwidth, however, places ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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