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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. Materials Ontology Design and Development (MODD)

    SBC: DECISIVE ANALYTICS CORPORATION            Topic: OSD13C02

    Semantically Linked Data is widely seen as a revolutionary approach for maximizing the usefulness of existing and future information. In the materials domain, semantically linked materials data holds considerable promise with the ability to facilitate materials research and product development, improve communication, and open up avenues for new types of materials informatics. But realizing the pro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  2. Advanced Verification Toolset for Learning-Based UAS Operating in Uncertain Environments

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: OSD13HS2

    This effort proposes to develop a toolset to evaluate the effectiveness of a safety-controller that monitors a learning-based autonomous control system. The traditional use of deterministic verification techniques for real-time monitoring is not feasible in the presence of uncertainty. This effort would advance the recommended verification techniques to include non-deterministic approaches. The ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  3. Combined Approaches for Verification and Validation of Run Time Protected Systems

    SBC: BARRON ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: OSD13HS2

    Barron Associates has assembled a team of researchers that include Dr. Sayan Mitra of the University of Illinois and Dr. Ufuk Topcu of the University of Pennsylvania. They will spearhead three complimentary investigations into the development of verification and validation (V & V) approaches for adaptive systems protected by run time assurance (RTA) mechanisms. Two of these approaches involve us ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  4. A Design Automation Tool for Integrated Nanophotonics based on Compact Modeling and Model Order Reduction

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: OSD13C05

    Existing physics-based device simulation tools are prohibitively expensive computationally, and therefore ill-suited for parametric analysis and design optimization of photonic integrated circuits (PIC). The proposed effort aims to develop and demonstrate an innovative, easy-to-use simulation tool for accurate, fast circuit/system analysis of PICs. The salient aspects of the proposed solution are: ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  5. Operators Context and Trust in Automation Visualization (OCTAV) Tool

    SBC: PACIFIC SCIENCE & ENGINEERING GROUP, INC.            Topic: OSD13HS5

    Pacific Science & Engineering Group (PSE) proposes to design, develop, and demonstrate a prototype human-autonomous system tool & #208;Operators Context and Trust in Automation Visualization (OCTAV) & #208; that will support improved transparency, trust, and human-machine team performance. OCTAV will automatically monitor human and autonomous system team context and task, visualize context-based s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  6. A Hybrid Systems Approach to Intelligent Information Management in Human-Automation Interaction

    SBC: OPTIMAL SYNTHESIS INC.            Topic: OSD13HS5

    A formal approach to the management of information involved in human-automation interactions is proposed. The mathematical formalism is enabled by employing the notion of hybrid systems. The information management involves ensuring correct information flow and shared cognition between human operators and machines. It is envisioned that the proposed algorithms will formalize the analysis of human-a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  7. Nano-Resolution Three-Dimensional Integrated Circuit Reconstruction System

    SBC: Physical Optics Corporation            Topic: DMEA132002

    To address the DMEA need for an accurate identification and analysis of semiconductor materials with high-resolution imaging of integrated circuits (ICs), Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Nano-Resolution Three-Dimensional Integrated Circuit Reconstruction System (NEOTERIC) for in situ full reverse engineering of ICs based on swing nano-laminography and a novel X ray filt ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseDefense Microelectronics Activity
  8. Highly Adaptive, Plug-and-Play, Fiber Optic Communication System

    SBC: Physical Optics Corporation            Topic: DMEA132001

    To address the DMEA?s need for miniature radiofrequency (RF)-over-fiber technology to simultaneously distribute power and provide full duplex RF interface over fiber optic cable between distributed RF nodes, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a novel, Highly Adaptive, Plug-and-Play, Fiber Optic Communication system (HAVOC) based on an innovative system-in-package (SiP) optical t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseDefense Microelectronics Activity
  9. Miniaturized RF over Fiber using Photonic Integrated Circuits

    SBC: Freedom Photonics LLC            Topic: DMEA132001

    Currently deployed DOD RF-over-fiber systems are hardwired into large platforms, such as ships, submarines, or buildings. The type and size of hardware used (hard wiring, with local power supply and large electronic control boxes) is not suitable for easy and quick deployment by warfighters in tactical situations. Thus, this program looks to exploit full advantages of RF-over-fiber, in situations ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseDefense Microelectronics Activity
  10. High Speed, High Resolution X-ray System for Inspecting Integrated Circuits

    SBC: SVXR            Topic: DMEA122001

    The company proposes to design, build and test a prototype system for high-speed x-ray inspection. The system will be based on a new method of x-ray imaging that allows for high-NA x-ray illumination using standard laboratory (non-synchrotron) x-ray sources. A high-resolution, large field-of-view detector permits large field-of-view, high-resolution imaging.

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of DefenseDefense Microelectronics Activity
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