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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. High Efficiency Cyclone Separator for Sub-micron Particle Concentration

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: DTRA182006

    The Radionuclide Aerosol Sampler and Analyzer (RASA) is a completely automated monitoring system that detects airborne radioactive particles and is one of the detection systems used in the U.S. and global International Monitoring System (IMS) of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) to detect nuclear detonations. Mainstream proposes develop a high-efficiency cyclone separa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. Data-Driven Technology Discovery Methodologies

    SBC: Semandex Networks Inc.            Topic: DTRA162005

    During the Phase I effort, Semandex Networks and its team developed a prototype capability to detect trends in research publications by automatically identifying emerging concepts within the data. The implemented capability provides insights into past and

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  3. Advanced Manufacturing and Material Measurements Software Tool Weave ™ for the Acceleration and Automation of SEM Image Analysis in the Semiconductor Industry

    SBC: Sandbox Semiconductor Incorporated            Topic: None

    In this Phase I SBIR proposal, SandBox Semiconductor™ proposes to develop an Advanced Manufacturing and Material Measurements software tool called Weave ™ for accelerating and automating SEM image analysis for the semiconductor industry. During the development of a new manufacturing process line for a semiconductor device, tens of thousands of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images are take ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. Gap-Free Model-Based Engineering for Manufacturing and Analysis: Digital Thread without Translation

    SBC: Nvariate, Inc.            Topic: None

    Modern Model-Based Enterprise / Engineering (MBE) systems rely on freeform surfaces built as complex combinations of geometric primitives to define engineered objects. Unfortunately, the intersection of freeform surfaces in MBE applications results in highly approximated solutions, degrading models that cost billions annually by US industry to fix. Current technology limits the abilities of users ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. Multimode Chiroptical Spectrometer for Nanoparticle Characterization

    SBC: Applied Nanofluorescence LLC            Topic: None

    This project will develop a new scientific instrument optimized for the advanced characterization of near-infrared fluorescent nanoparticles that can exist as left- or right-handed structures (enantiomers). Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are the leading current example of such nanomaterials. Applied NanoFluorescence, LLC (ANF) proposes a novel multi-mode chiroptical spectrometer that can ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  6. Large-Area, High-Uniformity Photodiodes for Infrared Trap Detectors

    SBC: AMETHYST RESEARCH INCORPORATED            Topic: 9020168R

    methyst Research Inc. will design, fabricate and test a high uniformity, large area, low noise infrared trap-detector detector for the 1- 4.5 μm wavelength range. This state of the art detector will have a large area (e.g., 1-1.8 cm diameter active area) with a spatial variability of internal quantum efficiency of less than 0.1 % between 1 μm and 4.5 μm. In addition, the internal quantum effici ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  7. Secure Email Agent Using the Domain Name System (DNS) as a Trust Infrastructure

    SBC: GRIER FORENSICS, LLC            Topic: 9020377R

    Although protocols for securing email have been available for over twenty years, these protocols, by nature of their use of asymmetric cryptography, require users to have the public key or certificate of the correspondents. Grier Forensics will develop technology to use the Domain Name System (DNS) to distribute certificates and keys, making email secure, authenticated, and confidential, curbing t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  8. Non-thermal Plasma Synthesis and Passivation of Halogen Containing Chemical Reagents for Prompt-Agent-Defeat Weapons

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: DTRA143002

    Use of high explosives for neutralization of bio-agent stockpiles results in unintentional release of live bio-agents to the surrounding environment most of the time. New biocide containing energetic formulations (such as Al nanoparticles-I2O5) overcome the shortcomings of high explosive approach. Since I2O5 is water or moisture sensitive and loses its biocide properties over time, it needs to be ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  9. ANALYSIS OF HANE 0-10 SECOND MHD EMP

    SBC: AUSTIN RESEARCH ASSOCIATES            Topic: N/A

    MODELING OF THE AMBIENT AND PROMPT IONOSPHERIC REGIONS IN A THIN LAYER APPROXIMATION ALLOWS AN EFFICIENT METHOD OF DETERMINING THE TIME EVOLUTION, PROPAGATION, AND SIGNAL STRENGTH OF THE 0-10 SECOND MHD EMP ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH ALTITUDE NUCLEAR DETONATIONS.

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  10. EVALUATION OF WELL LOG DATA FOR DETERMINATION OF AIR AND/OR GAS FILLED POROSITY

    SBC: Restech Inc            Topic: N/A

    A PHYSICAL PROPERTY OF EARTH FORMATIONS THAT STRONGLY INFLUENCES THE RATE OF ATTENUATION OF A SHOCK WAVE IS THE BULK VOLUME OF AIR OR GAS ENTRAINED IN THE POROSITY. AS A RESULT, THE ACCURATE DETERMINATION OF THIS GAS VOLUME IS IMPORTANT FOR PREDICTING THE EFFECT OF A SHOCK WAVE ON SUBSURFACE STRUCTURES. THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY HAS USED GEOPHYSICAL WELL LOGS FOR YEARS TO IDENTIFY AND EVALUATE THE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
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