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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. Low-Noise, High-Efficiency Geiger Photodiode for Quantum Cryptography

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The mechanics of single photons can be used to entangle information carry quantum states, allowing for quantum computation or random number generation. Quantum communication utilizes the quantum nature of single-photons to retain information, particularly in the form of quantum key distribution protocols. High-efficiency, low-noise single photon detection at high efficiency is critical for the app ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Ultra-High Precision Laser Isotope Monitor for 13CO2, CO180 and CO170

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 83

    Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the atmosphere are primary drivers of global climate change and hence there is a crucial need to quantify their sources and sinks. A general technique to constrain source and sink strengths is the analysis of the relative proportions of isotopic variants of GHG's. These measurements must be performed with extremely high precision. The gold standard technique, i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. Multipurpose Atmospheric/Underwater Expendable Dropsonde

    SBC: Boston Engineering Corporation            Topic: 84

    There are currently no inexpensive observing systems that detect temperature, salinity and currents under the ocean's surface - all important factors in predicting the intensity of hurricanes. Boston Engineering proposes to develop the Multi-Purpose Above Surface/Below Surface Expendable Dropsondes (MASED). Our design builds on the highly successful air dropsondes already in use, combined with a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. 120-X-2 Unmanned Aircraft System-Borne Atmospheric & Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Sensing

    SBC: Piasecki Aircraft Corporation            Topic: 84

    To capture critical weather and SST data in the Tropical Cyclone Boundary Layer (TCBL), Piasecki Aircraft proposes to evaluate existing meteorological sensor packages, integrate new off-the-shelf MEMS sensors, and design an air-launched UAS to improve the resolution of observations captured in the TCBL. Capturing latent and sensible heat fluxes can be achieved reliably with a powered UAS (compare ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  5. Surveying Earth's Gravity with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: 91

    During the Phase I program, Aurora conducted a comprehensive survey of potential platforms that included government owned and furnished UAVs and manned aircraft as well as Aurora’s Centaur Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA). The survey concluded, in part, that UAVs offer a significant improvement in data collection capability when compared to manned aircraft that are currently fielded by NOAA. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  6. MOORED INSTRUMENT HIGH SPEED ACOUSTIC TELEMETRY SYSTEM

    SBC: Datasonics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THERE IS A REQUIREMENT FOR A RELIABLE, SECURE METHOD FOR RETRIEVAL OF DATA FROM MOORED INSTRUMENTATION ARRAYS. THESEARRAYS, WHICH CONTAIN CURRENT METERS, TIDE GAUGES, TEMPERATURE SENSORS, AND OTHER OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTRUMENTS, ACQUIRE AND STORE DATA OVER A PERIOD OF WEEKS OR MONTHS AND THEN ARE RETRIEVED, THE RESTORED DATA RECOVERED, AND THE INSTRUMENTS REDEPLOYED. RETRIEVAL AND DEPLOYMENT IS AN EXP ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Department of Commerce
  7. ON-BOARD PROCESSING OF DOGFISH AND SKATES

    SBC: Fisherman Joint Venture            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1991 Department of Commerce
  8. PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF NEW UV/VUV RADIOMETRIC STANDARDS

    SBC: VISIDYNE, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THERE ARE ONLY A FEW RADIOMETRIC STANDARDS AVAILABLE IN THE 115-350 NM WAVELENGTH REGION. AMONG THEM ARE THE ARGON MINI-ARC AND THE DEUTERIUM LAMP. BOTH LAMPS PROVIDE STABLE SOURCES OF UV/VUV RADIATION, AND CAN BE CALIBRATED BOTH IN RADIANCE AND IRRADIANCE. HOWEVER, EACH HAS DISADVANTAGES THAT LIMIT ITS USEFULNESS AS A BENCHTOP OR SPACE-QUALIFIED STANDARD. ONE POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE SECONDARY RADIOM ...

    SBIR Phase I 1991 Department of Commerce
  9. REMOTE SENSING OF ESTUARINE AND NEAR-COAST SALINITY

    SBC: Prosensing, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    RESEARCH IS PROPOSED TO DESIGN A MICROWAVE REMOTE SENSING SYSTEM TO CONDUCT AIRBORNE REMOTE SENSING MEASUREMENTS IN COASTAL AREAS UTILIZING RELATIVELY SMALL AIRCRAFT. THE SYSTEM WILL INCORPORATE AT LEAST ONE MICROWAVE RADIOMETER OPERATING AT 1.4 GHZ (L-BAND). A TRADE-OFF STUDY WILL BE DONE TO DETERMINE THE BEST WAY TO REMOTELY MEASURE SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE, WHICH IS NEEDED TO PROVIDE CORRECTIONS ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Department of Commerce
  10. FEASIBILITY OF A C-BAND SCATTEROMETER TO REMOTELY SENSE HURRICANE PARAMETERS

    SBC: Prosensing, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1991 Department of Commerce

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