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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. The S0 UAS, an Air Deployed Solution for Boundary Layer Observations in Turbulent Environments

    SBC: Black Swift Technologies LLC            Topic: 8213

    Previous efforts have demonstrated that targeted observations of tropical storms by UAS can provide extremely valuable data sets for improving forecasts and models, but are also difficult to obtain. A number of obstacles including regulations and the distance required to intercept evolving storms have limited the number of land based flights. The use of airborne deployed UAS have recently overcome ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. Development of a Solar Powered Aerosol Reference Calibrator

    SBC: Access Sensor Technologies LLC            Topic: 813

    This project will develop and demonstrate an inexpensive and portable calibration system for low-cost aerosol sensors. Current calibration methods are cost prohibitive and lack generalizability from one location (or season) to the next, making them impractical for implementation. Access Sensor Technologies (AST) proposes to improve and validate a solar powered aerosol reference calibrator (SPARC) ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. Synoptic Approach to Harmonize Discrete Data Streams in Application Development

    SBC: It Works Inc            Topic: 180NH1

    Research conducted in Phase I identified a range of data sources providing vehicle related information to consumers shopping around or interested in knowing more about vehicles. Majority of the commercial data sources focused on vehicle features, new/used/CPO pricing, and vehicles listings. Such data sources lacked safety as their central focus, which is a concern for U.S. Department of Transporta ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Transportation
  4. High Precision Monitoring Instrumentation for Background Methane

    SBC: Atmospheric Observing Systems, Inc.            Topic: 811

    Our Phase I effort was successful. We upgraded our baseline methane analyzer to meet or surpass the levels of performance posed by DOC solicitation subtopic 8.1.1R: sensitivity of 10 ppb (dry mole fraction), low maintenance for extended periods at remote field sites, less than one liter (NTP) of reference gas per day, and negligible response to platform motion. The analyzer is a novel applicatio ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Commerce
  5. Build a Prototype "Grid In A Box" Software Product for NOAA

    SBC: Fairfield Technologies Inc.            Topic: 817

    Brief Description of Problem: NOAA¿s AWIPS is a cornerstone of NWS¿ forecast mission. As advanced as AWIPS is, it still faces challenges similar to many systems, including: system capacity over-/under-utilization; data and analysis stovepiping; and complex data management needs. Innovations: In Phase 1, FTI successfully demonstrated that grid computing and ontologies could enable communicati ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Commerce
  6. Software Package for Material Model Evaluation

    SBC: APTEK, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This Phase I and II SBIR will develop a user-friendly, run-time efficient software package dedicated to fitting and evaluating material models used in finite element codes like LS-DYNA. The software package will consist of a pre-processor, a core driver, and a post-processor. The pre-processor will allow the user to specify the material model, model parameters, and desired load history. The dri ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Transportation
  7. Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Recycling

    SBC: Road Processing Resources Inc.            Topic: N/A

    RPR's Phase I contract proved the feasibility of concrete recycling based o a shock-producing hammer/anvil concept for fracturing and sizing aggregate and separating reinforcing steel into marketable scrap. The Phase II project will develop a portable self-propelled prototype to remove and process a 12 foot wide roadway at a rate of about a mile a day. This is called "Fast Track" highway removal ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Transportation
  8. Direct-Digital Phase-&-Amplitude-Noise Measurement-System

    SBC: TIMING SOLUTIONS            Topic: N/A

    The Direct Digital Phase Noise Measurement Phase 1 SBIR demonstrated the feasibility of the technology to make the measurements required by the commercial marketplace. This new approach to phase noise measurements uses fast digital-to-analog converters to digitize the input RF signal and performs all down-conversion and phase detection functions by digital signal processing. It has several signifi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  9. METHODOLOGY FOR CORRELATION OF ATC CONTROLLER WORKLOAD AND ERRORS

    SBC: Computer Technology Associates            Topic: N/A

    THE PURPOSE OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF QUANTIFYING THE EFFECTS OF IREASED AUTOMATION ON THE WORKLOAD AND PERFORMANCE OF THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRA-TION'S AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER. IN PHASE I, RESEARCH WILL FOCUS ON ADAPTRING OUR CURRENT HUMAN PERFORMANCE MODEL TO REPRESENT THE JOB CHARACTERISTICS OR ATTRIBUTES THAT WILL DETERMINE LEVELS OF WORKLOAD AND PERFORMANCE IN THE AD ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of Transportation
  10. RESEARCH ON AN AIRBORNE WIND SHEAR SENSOR

    SBC: OPHIR CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    THE RECOGNIZED LOW LEVEL WIND SHEAR PHENOMENON KNOWN AS A MICROBURST POSES A SERIOUS AIR SAFETY THREAT TO COMMERCIAL AVIATION WHILE IN A LANDING OR POSES A SERIOUS COMMERCIAL AVIATION WHILE IN A LANDING OR TAKEOFF PATTERN. THIS LOW LEVEL WIND SHEAR HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED TO DE A THIS LOW LEVEL WIND SHEAR HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED TO BE A MAJOR CONTRIBUTING FACTOR TO SEVERAL CRASHES OF COMMERCIAL AIRLIN ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of Transportation
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