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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 April, 2020.

  1. Micro Tube Direct Expansion (DX) R-134a Refrigerant Economizer

    SBC: International Mezzo Technologies, Inc.            Topic: OSD08EP7

    The goal of this proposal will be to demonstrate the viability of a micro tube heat exchanger in an HVAC application on board a Navy vessel. Specifically, a product design sequence will be completed, resulting in R-134a economizer that will provide volume and weight savings over existing technologies. The program will include tasks to test the strength and overall structural properties of the head ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. Development of a Miniature, Vibro-Mechanical Energy Harvester for Powering Wireless Sensors

    SBC: MicroStrain, Inc.            Topic: N07178

    A major barrier to the widespread adoption of wireless sensors for structural health monitoring is the requirement to power the network of wireless nodes. Batteries have a limited lifespan, adding significant size, weight, and costs to the wireless sensor network,and may represent a long term environmental problem. Battery maintenance can be eliminated by harvesting energy from the environment. Fo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Control Surface Buffet Load Measurement

    SBC: MicroStrain, Inc.            Topic: N091013

    Structural monitoring of Navy aircraft is of critical importance as the fleet ages. One critical area includes the control surfaces, which are subject to intense, dynamic buffet loading which can lead to structural cracking. The highly transient nature of buffet loading makes it difficult to measure using conventional sensors. We propose to solve this problem by combining a network of time-synchro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Control/Diagnostic/Maintenance System for High Speed, High Output Diesel Engines

    SBC: CONTROLS RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N04079

    Unmanned surface vehicles have unique requirements for operating reliably during missions of very long time periods without human maintenance. The US Navy has undertaken a R&D initiative to develop and deploy diesel engine powered USVs with advanced technology capabilities. Controls Research, Incorporated in collaboration with Neptune Sciences, Incorporated proposes the development of a novel c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Automated Asset Deployment and Retrieval System from Organic Offboard Vehicles (OOVs)

    SBC: LITTORAL RESEARCH GROUP L.L.C.            Topic: N04087

    Littoral Research Group L.L.C. (LRG) of New Orleans Louisiana has teamed with Kinetic Art and Technology (KAT) and Seemann Composites to offer a dynamic partnership that combines world class Naval Architecture services with cutting edge, award winning, electrical engineering and design along with the state-of-the-art composites innovation. LRG has proposed an integrated design approach to the dev ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Power Harvesting for Shipboard Health Monitoring Sensors

    SBC: MicroStrain, Inc.            Topic: N02124

    This Phase II Navy SBIR proposal is aimed at the development of a new class of wireless sensing devices. These sensors do not require batteries or external magnetic fields in order to send data, instead, they rely on harvesting vibrational energy in order to sense information and to wirelessly transmit that information to a central host. MicroStain, Inc. produces a range of wireless sensing in ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Micro Air-launched Expendable Meteorological Sonde (MAXMS) with Selective Availability Anti Spoofing Module (SAASM)-compatible GPS

    SBC: NEPTUNE SCIENCES, INC.            Topic: N03116

    Phase I research was conducted to prove the feasibility of developing a Micro-sized Air-launched Expendable Meteorological Sonde (MAXMS) for both military and research purposes. Conceptual designs were developed for an instrument that can be launched from standard aircraft countermeasures dispensers and that can achieve the required measurement accuracy. Two variants of the design, SAASM compatibl ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Over-the-Horizon Communications for Small Autonomous Ground Based Observations

    SBC: NEPTUNE SCIENCES, INC.            Topic: N03139

    There is a need for the capability to transmit data from various types of unattended ground based sensors such as biological/chemical, meteorological, audio/video surveillance, communication monitoring/decoying and vehicle/personnel movement sensors. These sensors will be precision air deployed using standard countermeasures dispensers and will be packaged in standard flare and chaff countermeasu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Airborne and Air-Deployed Multi-Sensor Search Optimization

    SBC: NEPTUNE SCIENCES, INC.            Topic: N04022

    Since the Second World War, increased performance has been acquired by investing heavily in expensive new sensor hardware, at the near exclusion of developing new algorithms and tactics to optimize use of sensors in complex environments. The shift toward threats in just such hostile areas demands a more synergistic approach wherein new sensors breed new tactics, and possibly vice versa. The opti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. CURVE (Coordinated UAV Routing in Variable Environments)

    SBC: NEPTUNE SCIENCES, INC.            Topic: N04T003

    The objective is to determine the best algorithmic approach to optimally select unmanned vehicle flight paths that maximize mission success for attached sensors. That involves trade-offs between a) active emissions and passive collections, b) high and low altitudes, c) high and low speeds, d) day and night operations, e) rough and smooth terrain, f) accuracy and efficiency, etc. The solutions wi ...

    STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseNavy

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