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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. Heterogeneous Silicon Photonics OFDR Sensing System

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: T8

    Luna will team with Dr. John Bowers of UCSB to continue development of an Optical Frequency Domain Reflectometry (OFDR) system-on-chip using heterogeneous silicon photonics to enable a minimal weight structural health monitoring system. This system-on-chip will be the building block for distributed sensing interrogation systems that are the size of a deck of playing cards. This lightweight, rugged ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Microcapillary Quartz Sensors for Screening Injectability of High Concentration Protein Formulations

    SBC: Qatch Technologies, LLC            Topic: None

    The objective of this SBIR Phase I proposal is to determine the feasibility of viscosity characterization of high concentration protein formulations (HCF) by QATCH’s microcapillary quartz technology. HCFs are non-Newtonian fluids with shear-thinning behavior and they are administered to patients by subcutaneous or muscular injections. The injectability of HCFs depends on the viscosity at high-sh ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. EROSION RESISTANT HYBRIDSIL ICEPHOBIC COATINGS FOR AIRCRAFT PROPULSION TURBOMACHINERY INLET COMPONENTS

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: N182115

    Through the proposed Navy SBIR program, NanoSonic will molecularly engineer and empirically optimize its HybridSil Icephobic coating technology for imparting long-term passive ice protection to aircraft propulsion turbomachinery inlet components. Unlike competing icephobic coating technologies that rely on unreacted, surface enriching / lubricating oils that impart temporary ice protection, NanoSo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. WAHTER- Wearable Aircrew Hydration Tracking and Extended Recording

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: N182114

    Dehydration is a significant issue for both military and civilian personnel. However, it is of increased concern in the military fast-jet environment. Due to inconvenient urine relief mechanisms, aircrew can often become dehydrated over the course of an extended mission, whether intentionally or inadvertently. Dehydration is known to result in cognitive shortcomings, and given the complex nature o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Multifunction-Multimodal Airborne Radar in Maritime/Littoral Environments

    SBC: Azure Summit Technology, Inc.            Topic: N182120

    Airborne surveillance radars continue to advance towards more flexible architectures that enable them to address evolving adversary tactics facilitated by global proliferation of RF and High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) technologies. Aided by these technologies, the adversary can use multiple electronic counter measures that can confuse traditional monostatic radars and obscure the true o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Effect of Surface Finish and Post-Processing on the Fatigue Life of Additively Manufacturing Parts

    SBC: Voxel Innovations, Inc.            Topic: N182126

    In response to the need for drastic surface finish improvement on additively manufactured metal components, Voxel Innovations Inc. has developed a novel manufacturing process termed: oscillatory pulsed electrochemical machining (O-PECM). O-PECM is a heat-free, stress-free, surface finishing technique capable of producing sub-200 nm Ra roughness. In O-PECM, a thin envelope of build material is prin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Effect of Surface Finish and Post-Processing on the Fatigue Life of Additively Manufacturing Parts

    SBC: TECHNICAL DATA ANALYSIS, INC.            Topic: N182126

    Additive manufacturing technology is becoming more popular for the fabrication of 3D metal products as it offers rapid prototyping and large design freedom. However, with more complex geometric features due to topology optimization, it becomes infeasible to carry out traditional surface machining process to improve surface roughness for fatigue performance. In this effort, we will develop a novel ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Computer Learning Obfuscating Adversarial Kit (CLOAK)

    SBC: DECISIVE ANALYTICS CORPORATION            Topic: N182127

    In 2013, Szegedy et al. identified a series of intriguing properties of neural networks. One property introduced in the paper, adversarial examples, describes the possibility of instability in neural network classification when a small perturbation is added to input. Specifically, the authors found that a small strategic perturbation to an input image could cause a classifier to misclassify an obj ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Stackable, high voltage Silicon Carbide based DSRDs

    SBC: GENESIC SEMICONDUCTOR INC.            Topic: N182130

    Silicon carbide (SiC) based stackable drift step recovery diodes (DSRDs) with 20 kV/1 kA/=1 MHz capability are proposed in this program for potential use in the next-generation of high-power microwave pulse generators of interest to a wide range of commercial and military applications, ranging from ultra-wide band telecommunication systems, short-range local positioning systems, power lasers, grou ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Red Team in a Box for Embedded and Non-IP Devices

    SBC: INNOVATIVE DEFENSE TECHNOLOGIES            Topic: N182131

    Cyber threats pose a significant risk to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) utilized in a number of different environments. Many ICS devices are embedded devices which are not directly addressable over standard remote connection means (e.g. TCP/IP), may be updated and patched less frequently than non-ICS devices, and may have been designed and implemented largely without consideration for cyber secu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy

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