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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. An Ultrasonic Wireless Sensor Network for Data Communication and Structural Health Monitoring

    SBC: X-Wave Innovations, Inc.            Topic: T12

    Sensor networks embedded on structures, such as pipes, bridges, railways, aircraft wings and fuselage, among others, are required to transfer data related to the health of the structure. This data is typically sent to a central location where it can be processed, displayed, and analyzed. Typical Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) uses embedded ultrasonic transducers exclusively for non-destructive ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. CPACT (CheckPoint Advanced Computerized Tomography)

    SBC: Next Century Corporation            Topic: HSB0181006

    Next Century proposes development of CPACT (CheckPoint Advanced Computed Tomography), providing an innovative user interface that makes processing 3D CT images sufficiently intuitive and straightforward for the operator, so as to streamline their use at baggage checkpoints. The proposed CPACT solution will enable TSA and our nation to reap the benefits of the increased security that these 3D image ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Homeland Security
  3. Cellphone Localization in Austere and remote Environments (CLARE)

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: HSB0181002

    As cellphones have become ubiquitous, there is a growing interest in the potential to harness their radio frequency energy to assist in Search And Rescue SAR operations. Techniques to locate cellphones have significant shortcomings for operations in remote areas with little or no cellphone coverage, such as national parks, remote border areas, or waterways or seas. Furthermore, in all cellular tec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Homeland Security
  4. WGS Systems Search and Rescue Locating Cell Phones (SARLOC-DF)

    SBC: WGS Systems, LLC            Topic: HSB0181002

    WGS Systems LLC proposes to develop a low-cost small portable radio direction finder (DF) to locate cell phones being used for emergency communications in remote regions.This low-cost product will be used by first responders in support of the search and rescue mission.WGS understands DF technology and develops high performance DF systems for defense applications including systems that DF GSM cell ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Homeland Security
  5. DARTS: Dismounted Adversary Recognition and Tracking System

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: HSB0171001

    Border Patrol Agents (BPAs) face multiple challenges when pursuing adversaries in difficult terrains.Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) proposes to develop a novel target tracking and recognition system using a small UAV. Named Dismounted Adversary Recognition and Tracking System (DARTS), the UAV will have an advanced sensing, video processing, and autonomous flight control capabilities to follow d ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Homeland Security
  6. Coordination of Heterogeneous Robot Swarms for Planetary Logistics Operations

    SBC: Vecna Technologies, Inc.            Topic: T4

    Swarm robotics is one of the key enabling technologies for significantly extending mankind's reach beyond the Earth's surface. However, when bringing theory to practice, challenging problems related to the coordination and control of these swarms quickly arise. Vecna Robotics proposes a collaboration with MIT to extend existing autonomy behaviors and test platforms to address a class of pl ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. 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
  8. Aeroservoelastic Multifidelity Design of Biomimetic Aircraft (AMuBA)

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: T15

    NASA has been investigating morphing aircraft for multi-mission capabilities and performance improvements in existing fixed-wing aircraft. In addition, the design of aeroelastic aircraft that can control the structural flexibility to their advantage, is an open area of research and development. In spite of the plethora of work on morphing aircraft and long slender wings, the goal of fielding such ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Consensus Algorithms and Data Exchange for Trajectory Negotiation

    SBC: Robust Analytics, Inc.            Topic: A3

    Trajectory-based operations (TBO) offer a major change in air traffic management with the potential for substantial performance and safety benefits. Considering the scope of the changes, TBO concepts must pass stringent hurdles for demonstrating technical feasibility, operational benefits, and safety. A successful TBO concept should provide benefits in the near term by using existing airline and F ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Autonomous Decentralized Coordination of Heterogeneous Unmanned Systems via Adaptive Auctions

    SBC: Heron Systems, Inc.            Topic: A2

    As robotics and autonomous systems continue to rapidly evolve into highly advanced, multi-mission systems capable of manned-unmanned teaming efforts, opportunities to leverage practical real-world autonomous intervehicle coordination becomes feasible. Disaster relief efforts such as search and rescue are poised to take advantage of collaborating unmanned assets to provide risk reduction and necess ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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