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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. SWEdar- an Automated Low-Power Snow Water Equivalent Sensor

    SBC: Flat Earth Inc            Topic: 84

    Intellectual Merit: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will assist in producing the next-generation approach for monitoring critical water resources stored in the seasonal snowpack. Agriculture is a significant user of ground and surface water in the United States, accounting for approximately 80 percent of the Nation's consumptive water use and over 90 percent in many Wes ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  2. Creating an advanced, economical, eco-friendly measurement of snow water equivalence using observed GNSS signals beneath the snow

    SBC: NWB SENSORS INC.            Topic: 84

    The purpose for this research is to develop a Snow Water Equivalency (SWE) sensor that will broaden our understanding/management of snow and the water we receive from it.Importance of the ProblemSnowpack is very important to the United States' water budget with 85% of freshwater runoff originating as snowmelt in the west, and nine significant floods of the 20th century were directly related to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  3. A Robust Biofilm-Biomat Reactor for Conversion of Mission-Relevant Feedstocks to Products

    SBC: Sustainable Bioproducts LLC            Topic: T7

    Sustainable Bioproducts (SB) proposes to develop an encapsulated biofilm-biomat reactor that will efficiently convert mission relevant feedstocks to usable products under zero gravity conditions. The bioreactor will be based on SB’s proprietary fermentation platform for converting a wide variety of waste streams into a multitude of usable products. SB’s bioreactor platform is simple, d ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. ARCSTONE Improvements

    SBC: Resonon, Inc.            Topic: S1

    This SBIR Phase I effort will be devoted to exploring possible improvements for the NASA ARCSTONE instrument. One possible improvement will be to utilize total internal reflection optics for the fore-optics of the system. Possible benefits include reduced polarization and smaller size. A second possible improvement will be to use an optical design that requires only one focal plane array for the e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Low-Cost Mixed-Phase Cloud Characterization Sensor Suite

    SBC: Anasphere, Inc            Topic: S1

    Radiative transfer properties of clouds play an important role in the energy balance of the Earth.  Numerous NASA programs and experiments are directed to measuring these effects.  In-situ measurements are critical for supporting satellite-borne instruments.  While research aircraft carry the best in-situ instruments, the aircraft and instruments are too expensive to provide suffici ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Frequency Agile Seed Laser for Orbital Doppler-Shift Compensation

    SBC: ADVR, Inc            Topic: S1

    The overall goal of the SBIR effort is to develop a frequency-agile, stand-alone, space-hardened diode-based seed laser with options for locking and frequency agility to compensate for doppler shift during orbit. This US-manufactured platform will be applicable for seeding next generation Nd:YAG lasers currently being developed for high-priority-designated aerosol missions (single- and multi-chann ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Polarization Entangled Photon Pair Source for Space-Based Quantum Communication

    SBC: ADVR, Inc            Topic: H9

    The overall goal of this NASA effort is to develop and deliver efficient, single-pass quantum optical waveguide sources generating high purity hyper-entangled photon pairs for use in high-rate long-distance links.  The new devices will produce hyper-entangled photon pairs with high efficiency, pure spectral properties, and low attenuation, providing the key technology required for deployment ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. High-Capacity, High-Speed, Solid-State Hydrogen Gas Generator

    SBC: Anasphere, Inc            Topic: Z7

    Deployable aerodynamic decelerators are an enabling technology for missions to planets and moons with atmospheres as well as for returning payloads to Earth.  These decelerators require a gas source for inflation, and the objective is to provide an improvement over existing pressurized gas inflation systems. A hydrogen gas generator suitable for the inflation of Hypersonic Aerodynamic In ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Intelligent Mapping of the Farm Using Low-Cost, GPS-Enabled Cameras During Existing Farm Activities

    SBC: NWB SENSORS INC.            Topic: 812

    With the advent of precision agriculture, the way we farm is changing. Technologies exist to add precision to all aspects of the farm. Through "mapping the farm," precision management strategies can be implemented such as: targeted herbicide application, targeted soil management, improved yield predictions, improved management of water, and other farm resources. These practices all require informa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  10. Barley Biorefinery: Protein Concentrates and BioBased Chemicals

    SBC: MONTANA BIOAGRICULTURE INC.            Topic: 86

    The phase II project is a key element in a larger project to develop value added agricultural manufacturing in rural communities. In phase 1 MBAI demonstrated feasibility of producing multiple high value co-products in a barley biorefinery.The current process uses barley to produce barley protein concentrate, BPC, with ethanol as a co-product. BPC has valuable markets as a protein ingredient in aq ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Agriculture

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