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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. SBIR Phase II: A Multimodal Sensor Platform for Automated Detection and Classification of Pest Insects

    SBC: Spensa Technologies Inc.            Topic: BC

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this project is significant. The proposed technology could drastically improve the overall effectiveness of pest management programs in various agricultural industries. The proposed system not only eliminates one of the most laborious and dreaded activities of manually inspecting insect traps, but also provides unprecedented access to accurate, real-time ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 National Science Foundation
  2. STTR Phase I: Digital Immersive Gaming Infrastructure for Innovating Undergraduate STEM Courses via an Immersive Game-Based Approach to Teaching and Learning

    SBC: WisdomTools Enterprises Inc            Topic: EA

    This STTR Phase I project's broader/commercial impact is to produce a replicable education platform that can be applied to many types of higher education courses. The initial commercialization will focus on information systems/information technology courses because it is a content area taught in all major universities and colleges, often in multiple departments. The project is to be designed ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 National Science Foundation
  3. SBIR Phase I: Selective Catalytic Hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) of Wood Biomass to Market Driven High Value Phenolic Chemicals

    SBC: Spero Energy, Inc.            Topic: CT

    The broader impact/ commercial potential of this project is the development of a catalytic process for the selective production of high value specialty chemicals from lignin. 70 million tons lignin waste, generated by paper and pulp industries and biorefineries annually. While lignin is a rich source of aromatic building block chemicals that can lessen our dependence on petroleum, its selective de ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Science Foundation
  4. STTR Phase I: Extended Analog Computer Development as a Digitally Configurable, High Speed, High Order, and Low Power Analog Matched Filter


    The broader impact/commercial potential of this project lies in the ability of the Extended Analog Computer (EAC) to perform filtering operations not possible with current technology. The low power, near instantaneous filtering of complex analog signals, differentiates the EAC technology from DSP products currently in the marketplace. The development of prosthetics with advanced control characteri ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 National Science Foundation
  5. SBIR Phase I: Thermally Durable Plasmonic Near Field Transducer for Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording

    SBC: NANO-META TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: PH

    The broader impacts/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project are to enable ultra-high capacity disk drives. The explosion of global digital data and the need to store it is continuing to drive demand for disk storage. Approximately 550 million drives are sold each year with a value of about $35B. The greater storage densities created by heat assisted m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Science Foundation
  6. SBIR Phase I: Development of a Microscope to Detect Cellular Motion in Three-dimensional Tissue

    SBC: ANIMATED DYNAMICS, INC            Topic: BT

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is to develop a new microscope that integrates biodynamic imaging with conventional phase contrast microscopy for use in drug development and other research applications. Accurately capturing the signatures of three-dimensional (3D) biological systems provides more realistic measures of drug e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Science Foundation
  7. SBIR Phase II: Innovations in Nanowire Manufacturing: Large Scale Synthesis of Inorganic Semiconducting Nanowires and Application to Printed Photosensors

    SBC: US Nano LLC            Topic: NM

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project aims to further develop large-scale manufacturing methods for inorganic semiconductor nanowires. These nanowires will be used to make printed photosensors, a superior alternative to conventional light sensing devices. Traditional synthetic methods for nanowires are extremely expensive, and only produce extremely small quantities of nanowires ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 National Science Foundation
  8. SBIR Phase I: Resource-efficient Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics for Cyber-Physical Systems

    SBC: Sensorhound, Inc            Topic: EI

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop an efficient remote monitoring and diagnostic software system to detect and diagnose software defects in cyber-physical systems (CPSs). CPSs have the potential to bring about a revolution in efficiency, robustness, and safety in application domains such as smart utility grids and smart health care. To unleash their pote ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 National Science Foundation
  9. STTR Phase I: Evaluating New Pharmaceutical Excipients For Dissolving Poorly Water-Soluble Drugs

    SBC: PHYTOPTION LLC            Topic: BC

    This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will demonstrate the superiority of new biomaterial-based excipients (NBBE) to improve drug efficacy and safety and to reduce drug cost. In the pharmaceutical industry, modern drug discovery has brought a large number of drug candidates; however, 80-90% of them are poorly water-soluble. In addition, roughly 40% of newly commercialized ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 National Science Foundation
  10. Development of a Simple, Quantitative Kit to Test Vegetables and Fruits for Evidence of Fecal Contamination

    SBC: SCIENTIFIC METHODS INC            Topic: N/A

    One of the most vulnerable sectors in the food industry includes "ready-to-eat" fruits and vegetables that may be consumed without peeling, pasteurization, or cooking. Increases in the year-round consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables that are out of season in the United States, coupled with the relaxation of international trade restrictions, have resulted in significant increases in the impor ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture

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