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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. Siting for Marine Hydrokinetic Devices by Means of a Self-Propulsion Glider

    SBC: DEHLSEN ASSOCIATES, LLC            Topic: 812SG

    Dehlsen Associates, LLC (DA) founders have a long history with renewable energy, establishing both Clipper Windpower and Zond Systems (now GE Wind). DA’s Aquantis C-Plane is designed to provide 4MW per platform in ocean currents with a target cost of energy of 0.08 $/kWh by means of off-the-shelf, highly reliable components. Though previous ADCP sampling was performed in partnership with Flori ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Commerce
  2. GIS based Techno-Economic Site Assessment Tool

    SBC: Re Vision Consulting, LLC            Topic: 813SG

    In order to site marine renewable projects a wide range of stakeholders will need to understand the driving considerations for siting projects in certain areas. Marine renewable energy sources include; (1) wave energy, (2) offshore wind, (3) ocean current, and (4) ocean thermal energy conversion. These resources are stimated to be able to provide a significant portion of the US national demand f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Commerce
  3. Improved Transit Rider Experience

    SBC: Automa Aurora Inc.            Topic: 121FT1

    The project develops a flexible (flex) route bus system, as an alternative to fixed route system plans, to enhance a transit rider’s experience by routing buses in real-time based on rider demand. The architecture leverages existing smart phone, wireless, Internet and GPS technologies but drives innovation through online routing algorithms based on recent theoretical work in optimization and mac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Transportation
  4. Innovative Solutions to Effectively Enforce Anti-texting Rules on Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Drivers

    SBC: Savari Inc.            Topic: 121FM2

    Distracted driving could have severe repercussions leading to loss of life, loss of property, and expensive lawsuits. While there can be many reasons for the driver to get distracted, research shows that the probability of accidents from texting/web-surfing while driving is an order of magnitude higher. Although federal law prohibits texting by operators of commercial vehicles and has strict penal ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Transportation
  5. Fast Real Positioning using GNSS


    This project initially examines the theoretical basis by which low cost “automotive grade” (typically devices with L1 signal tracking only) GPS and GNSS devices can be made to perform with a very rapid start-up and acquisition times and still maintain a high level of sub meter kinematic accuracy when in the presence of various local correctional data such as RTCM. The resources of such a chip ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Transportation
  6. SmartWorkZone- Situational awareness messages in the vehicle when driving through a work zone area.

    SBC: Savari Inc.            Topic: 122FH1

    Congestion due to a work zone can cause accidents, as the drivers may not be prepared to take sudden actions ahead of a work zone or in some cases may not have enough visibility/time. Transmitting alert messages in advance can enable the driver to take safety precautionary measures so that it is beneficial to both the driver and the work zone personnel. The proposal aims to develop a scalable sol ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Transportation
  7. Creating Spatial Disorientation in Flight Simulation

    SBC: SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: 122FA1

    Loss of control associated with an inability of pilots to recover from upsets and unusual attitudes is the leading cause of world-wide commercial jet accidents. A key component in many of these events is pilot spatial disorientation. Improved pilot training in these abnormal flight conditions, including the ability of training simulators to replicate spatial disorientation, is needed to reduce l ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Transportation
  8. Dual-mode nanosensory platform for Citrus Tristeza Virus detection

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 813

    Independent of the field (human health, agriculture, etc.) it is clear that early detection is the only solution to prevent epidemics. Our dual-mode nanosensory platform is a disruptive concept that utilizes two detection modes in a single biosensor chip. In the case of Citrus Tristeza Virus, current detection is slow, expensive, requiring constant human interference and laboratory conditions with ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  9. MEMS-Based Sperm Cell Sorting for Agricultural Breeding Programs

    SBC: OWL BIOMEDICAL            Topic: 83

    Agricultural breeding programs inevitably produce individuals on the non-desired gender, such as male calves on a dairy farm. These individuals are harvested or destroyed early on, to minimize the cost of supporting these animals. Nonetheless, they reduced the profitability and efficiency of these enterprises. This project would reduce or eliminate the production of undesired offspring by sorting ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  10. Dakota Learning: Computer-Assisted Mathematics Instruction in a Cultural Context

    SBC: JULIA GROUP, THE            Topic: 86

    Mathematics achievement of Native American students is the lowest of all racial and ethnic groups, a disadvantage that is evident by the fourth grade. Students living on American Indian reservations, which are located in rural persistent poverty counties, perform even below the national average for Native Americans. Dakota Learning Project (DLP) applies research in mathematics education and comput ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture

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