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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. Development and Prototyping of a Digital Pulse Processor for Improved Coincidence Detection, Rejection, and Pulse Recovery, for High Count-Rate Silicon Drift Detectors

    SBC: 4pi Analysis, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The recent emergence of the Silicon Drift detector (SDD), for use in energy dispersive x-ray spectrometry (EDS), has made possible x-ray event streams with count rates as high as 1-10 Mcps. A problem with existing digital signal processing, as applied to SDDs, is the significant presence of coincidence peaks above the x-ray background. These coincidence peaks occur with amplitudes comparable to lo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Novel MicroPower Source for Insect Based Sensor and Communication Platforms

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: CBD09105

    Our objective is to develop a novel micropower source, microsensor, and communication chip for integration with an insect, thereby delivering a state-of-the-art unmanned chemical detection device. The proposed biological fuel cell (Bio-FC) will leverage ongoing research at CFDRC and provide a compact/lightweight power supply, for mounting on numerous types of insects and producing necessary power ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  3. A Superior Lower-Cost Dual-Polarized MPAR Array Antenna

    SBC: FREENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: 833

    FreEnt proposes a next generation low cost, dual-polarization Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) Connected Array antenna for MPAR. The new array supports both weather surveillance and surveillance with pristine cross polarization performance. Key attributes are low cost COTS, complete frequency and waveform flexibility, and pristine polarization performance and isolation with the following benefits: • P ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Commerce
  4. Ground-Based Water Vapor Profiling Lidar

    SBC: Bennett Aerospace, Inc.            Topic: 832

    The vertical water vapor profile into the atmosphere is measured around the world using balloon-borne radiosondes that take measurements twice a day when the balloons are launched. The objective of this proposal is to establish the feasibility of measuring the amount of water vapor vertically, in the atmosphere as a function of altitude using a Light Detection and Ranging (lidar) operating in the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Commerce
  5. Creating Resilient Structures with Polymer Coatings

    SBC: Optechnology, Inc.            Topic: 819S

    The first goal of our team is to design and develop highly cement mortar composites using novel patent applied for technology which has been shown to produce materials with high energy absorption, decreased modulus, higher tensile strength, and greater toughness than standard or ultra high performance concretes or fibercements. These materials will be used to produce NEMA Class 5 flood resistant ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Commerce
  6. CBRN Sensor and Sensor Netting Algorithms

    SBC: Torch Technologies, Inc.            Topic: CBD09110

    This Phase I SBIR proposal presents the Torch Technologies approach for the development of advanced, innovative, robust real-time algorithms for the integration of passive and active electro-optical sensor detections and identification information. In our proposal, we detail our ideas regarding the optimal fusion of Chemical Warfare (CW) agent sensor data within the innovative data fusion archite ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  7. Analysis Tools for Detection and Diagnosis of Biological Threats

    SBC: ALPHA-GAMMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: CBD04113

    DNA microarray technology, in combination with statistical and predictive modeling tools, could be used to evaluate thousands of genes against distinct gene expression patterns induced by chemical/biological agents to provide early identification and speed therapeutic intervention. The overall objective of this Phase II effort is to leverage existing public domain resources and commercial tools t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  8. Construction of a Force Probe for Characterization of Microscale Features

    SBC: INSITUTEC, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The pressing need exists within industry to accurately measure high aspect ratio microscale structures. For example, diesel injector nozzles are manufactured with microscale holes ranging from 50-200 micrometers in diameter and 3-5 mm depths. One fundamental challenge is to nondestrucvely measure these features in order to validate models, enhance manufacturing processes, and reduce fuel emissions ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  9. Handheld Photoacoustic Chemical Agent and Toxic Industrial Material Detector

    SBC: MANNING APPLIED TECHNOLOGY            Topic: CBD05112

    Manning Applied Technology proposes to develop a handheld infrared spectrometer, ideally suited to detection of airborne chemical agents at and below permissible exposure limits. This approach offers unmatched sensitivity and specificity for detection of all types of chemical vapors. The instrument is modular, rugged, compact and highly sensitive. Volume pricing will be less than $1000 each. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  10. Hermetic Textile Closure Hardware System

    SBC: SIGMA K CORP            Topic: CBD04110

    Effective collective protection fabrics must have a reliable closure system. During our Phase I Work Plan, Sigma-K began developing a Hermetic Textile Closure Hardware (HATCH) system. The HATCH combines both a magnetic and geometric self locking mechanism that will provide a hermetic seal when closed. Our current Phase I successes include developing self closing samples that can provide a hermetic ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
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