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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. Development of a Compact Aerosol Instrumentation Suite for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    SBC: BRECHTEL MANUFACTURING, INC.            Topic: 8213

    To assess the climate impacts of atmospheric aerosols, global datasets of aerosol properties including the number size distribution, chemical composition, and absorption coefficient are needed yet generally unavailable. Knowledge of the vertical distributions of these key properties is also required to properly model column extinction. We propose to develop a new aerosol measurement system, the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Commerce
  2. NOAA Premium TV Program

    SBC: Ceilings Unlimited            Topic: 824

    Ceilings Unlimited proposes to develop a popular entertainment television show (¿The Program¿) for climate education and outreach. The Program will present tales of the human impact of climate and climate science, highlighting the role NOAA¿s climate services play in our nation¿s engagement on issues of climate and climate change. In Phase II, Ceilings Unlimited will distill the results of t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Commerce
  3. User-Friendly 3D Environmental Profiler AUV

    SBC: NEKTON RESEARCH LLC            Topic: 813

    We propose Ranger ES, a low cost, autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) for three-dimensional profiling and water samplings of chemical, physical, and biological parameters of oceanic and fresh waters. The AUV will be programmable by point and click to analyze a volume of water continuously for the selected parameters. After returning for pickup after a day¿s run, it will download its data into a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Commerce
  4. Modeling Offshore Aquaculture: Comprehensive Planning and Permitting Software

    SBC: System Science Applications            Topic: 8115

    We will develop a fish farm simulation model to assess the operations and impact of a diverse range of fish farms installed in offshore waters of the U.S. and as a means to expedite planning and permitting. The information system is needed by administrators to establish regulations, operators to obtain permits, and investors to assess risks and opportunities. We have already begun development an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Commerce
  5. Multiath Mitigation GPS Antenna/Receiver System for Geodetic Applications

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: 841

    Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop and demonstrate a multipath mitigating antenna/receiver system for GPS geodetic applications. Our proposed system consists of a dual-channel antenna that provides spatial discrimination between the direct satellite signal and multipath signals, coupled with enhancements to the receiver architecture including multiple correlators to estimate multipath ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Commerce
  6. Low-Noise Detector Arrays for Raman Spectroscopy

    SBC: Aerius Photonics, LLC.            Topic: N/A

    We propose to demonstrate near infrared (NIR) InGaAs sensor arrays with 55% lower noise than arrays presently available to improve the sensitivity of current spectroscopy systems. The low noise performance will be enabled by the use of low-noise source follower per detector ROICs, which are also used in astronomy with HgCdTe for low noise measurements. With design improvements to current available ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  7. Construction of a Force Probe for Characterization of Microscale Features

    SBC: INSITUTEC, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The Phase 2 objective is to provide NIST with a modular gauge head unit equipped with InsituTec's standing wave probe technology. The complete gauge head unit will be retrofitted to the NIST M48 which is one of the most precise measuring machines in the world. This unit will enable NIST to achieve the agency's program goal in dimensional metrology which is to provide microscale measurement capacit ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  8. Holographic Light-Emitting Diode-Based Solar Simulator

    SBC: PHYSICAL OPTICS CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    NIST is seeking a large area solar simulator to overcome the shortcomings of current solar simulators. To meet this need, Physical Optics Corp. (POC) proposed to develop a new Holographic Light-Emitting-Diode-Based Solar Simulator (HOLIOS) based on holographic gratings, holographic diffuser, high-power light emitting diodes with electronic drivers, collimating and projection optics, and photodetec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  9. Imaging Variable Kinetic Energy Electron Analyzer

    SBC: R. Browning Consultants            Topic: N/A

    The objective of this proposal is to create a prototype imaging variable kinetic energy electron analyzer in the range 0.1 to 8 keV for use with an X-ray excitation source. The imaging analyzer is to have a target imaging spatial resolution of 100 nm. The X-ray excitation source will be a synchrotron light source. The instrument can be described as an X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) microsc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  10. Development of a High Sensitivity Laser-induced Incandescence Instrument for Characterizing Soot and Carbonaceous Particles

    SBC: Artium Technologies Inc            Topic: N/A

    A high sensitivity laser-induced incandescence system is proposed for the detailed characterization of environmental soot. The Phase 1 effort has clearly demonstrated the feasibility of (1) reducing the lower detection limit of soot volume fraction and increasing the overall measurement range by at least 2 orders of magnitude from what is currently achievable, and (2) providing PM particle size me ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology

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