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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. Polarization Enhanced Thermal (eTherm) Imager for Mobile Footprint Detection

    SBC: Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.            Topic: HSB0141001

    Imaging polarimetry has demonstrated the ability for detection of military targets in situations where traditional imaging sensors fall short. Detection of polarization of light emitted or reflected from objects in a scene enhances contrast between objects and backgrounds, providing additional information about the geometry, material, temperature, and surface characteristics of the objects in the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Homeland Security
  2. Hands-off oral vaccine delivery system to immunize wildlife populations against high consequence diseases.

    SBC: FoodSource Lure Corporation            Topic: HSB0141002

    The overall goal of this research project is to develop an effective, economical, bait-based oral vaccine delivery system for immunizing wildlife populations against high consequence diseases. This system is based on FoodSource Lures patented Incortrix bait formulation that can be used to incorporate complex agents such as vaccines with minimal loss of biological activity when exposed to the envi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Homeland Security
  3. Algorithmically Accelerated Iterative Reconstruction for Fast and Cost-Effective CT-based Explosive Detection Equipment

    SBC: INSTARECON INC            Topic: HSB0142003

    Accurate, realtime detection of explosives is a demanding application. High detection accuracy with a low false positive rate is desired. Noise and artifacts in reconstructed images, especially in the presence of metal, degrade the ability of detection algorithms to identify object's shape, volume, and composition. Model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) has been demonstrated to improve i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Homeland Security
  4. Direct Injection Systems for Improved Performance, Durability, and Economy

    SBC: KINETIC BEI LLC            Topic: OSD13PR1

    Kinetic BEI, LLC. proposes a dual path approach to fulfilling the need for a direct injected heavy fuel delivery system for engines under 200 Hp. The primary focus will be to advance the Miniature CI Fuel Injection System, a system whose individual components have been demonstrated in on-engine testing in a laboratory environment. The new system will integrate the next generation Miniature CI In ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  5. A Design Automation Tool for Integrated Nanophotonics based on Compact Modeling and Model Order Reduction

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: OSD13C05

    Existing physics-based device simulation tools are prohibitively expensive computationally, and therefore ill-suited for parametric analysis and design optimization of photonic integrated circuits (PIC). The proposed effort aims to develop and demonstrate an innovative, easy-to-use simulation tool for accurate, fast circuit/system analysis of PICs. The salient aspects of the proposed solution are: ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  6. Theory-Driven Protocols for Replacing Elemental Composition of Strategic Materials

    SBC: QUESTEK INNOVATIONS LLC            Topic: OSD12T05

    In this STTR program, QuesTek Innovations LLC, a leader in ICME (Integrated Computational Materials Engineering), will partner with Professor Chris Wolverton from Northwestern University to develop a theory-driven compound discovery methodology. Our unique approach will involve high throughput DFT and data mining based approaches to both materials system screening and crystal structure prediction. ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  7. First-principles-based framework for discovery and design of sustainable non-rare-earth high-temperature alloy systems

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: OSD12T06

    The aim of this STTR program is to develop protocols to discover rare-earth-free/rare-earth-lean magnetic alloys for replacing rare earth (RE) -based alloys for reducing the dependence of supply from China. The development of non-RE high temperature magnetic materials is very challenging. In Phase I, CFDRC in collaboration with its university partner has demonstrated a proof-of-concept computation ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  8. Status Indicator for Downed Power Lines

    SBC: Integrated Solutions for Systems, Inc.            Topic: HSB0142005

    We utilize a very small single chip communication device connected to a micro controller and a GPS receiver to create a network of rugged, inexpensive, very small pole mounted devices. These devices or "nodes" can determine and report which phase line is disconnected and also which end of the lines are down. The exact location of the node that detects a break is also reported along with the date ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Homeland Security
  9. Non-freezing Portable Vehicle Wash Tunnels- CRPP

    SBC: Integrated Solutions for Systems, Inc.            Topic: HSB0121001

    Our approach utilizes a mature, portable inflatable beam shelter to house modified commercial car wash equipment operated by an automated control system. The inflatable beam shelters are currently deployed with the US Military and are commonly used as decontamination shelters for military vehicles. The commercial wash equipment is modified to withstand the caustic chemical environment necessary to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Homeland Security

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