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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. Characterization of Piezoelectric Fibers for Sensing Shock Waves from Underwater Explosions

    SBC: Advanced Materials and Devices            Topic: DHA17C002

    This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I effort will demonstrate the feasibility of using piezoelectric fibers to detect shock waves from underwater explosions (UNDEX) and sensing physiological measures such as heart and respiratory rates on warfighters. Piezoelectric fibers will be characterized for their ability so sense different amplitudes and frequencies of shock and vibration. ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Health Program
  2. ATCOM SHARP Box for Real-Time Turbulence Mitigation

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: NASAA402

    When imaging over long distances, atmospheric turbulence between the camera and subject degrades the collected data limiting the effective resolution, regardless of the quality of the optic and sensor used. This reduction in image quality can have serious impacts on the ability to carry out missions by reducing situational awareness and preventing target identification. EM Photonics has been worki ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  3. Functional Dataflow Programming Toolchain for Portable Parallel Code

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: SB151004

    Modern computer systems often incorporate multiple computational devices such as conventional processors, graphics processing units (GPUs), specialized accelerators, and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Programmers are able to exploit these new architectures for improved performance and reduced power consumption, but at the cost of increased programing complexity. Further complicating matte ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  4. Low Voltage Power Sources for Long-Life Electronics

    SBC: TALOSTECH LLC            Topic: SB163009

    There is a critical need for DoD to develop power sources that will increase the mission lifetime for unattended sensors and sensor radio networks. In order to take advantage of recent advances in extremely low power subthreshold circuits to greatly exte...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  5. Many-Core Acceleration of Common Graph Programming Frameworks

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: SB152004

    Graph analytics is a key component in identifying emerging trends and threats in many real-world applications. Large-scale graph analytics frameworks provide a convenient and highly scalable platform for developing algorithms to analyze large datasets. Although conceptually scalable, these techniques exhibit poor performance on modern computational hardware. Another model of graph computation has ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  6. Functional Dataflow Programming Toolchain for Portable Parallel Code

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: SB151004

    A new class of high-performance, low-SWaP computational devices is emerging based on increasingly diverse architectures. This diversity is improving performance, but comes at the cost of increased programming complexity. Each architecture requires variances in programming environment and model, typically distinguished by the type of parallelism supported by the hardware, limiting software portabil ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  7. Direct Plasma Production from Electric Solid Propellant for High Velocity Launch Systems

    SBC: Digital Solid State Propulsion, Inc            Topic: SB112002

    As an alternative to near-obsolete double-base or triple-base propellants, Digital Solid State Propulsion (DSSP) is developing Electric Solid Propellants (ESP) as a safe, green, higher performance highly manufacturable alternative for high velocity electro-thermal-chemical (ETC) gun rounds. These electric energetic materials are inherently safe, with ignition only possible via the sustained suppl ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  8. Silicon Receiver for Millimeter Wave Distributed Aperture Imager with Optical Upconversion

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: SB113003

    In this Phase II SBIR effort we will dramatically reduce the size, weight, and power requirements of a passive millimeter wave imaging system based on optical upconversion. To this end, we will integrate custom silicon-germanium low noise amplifiers that have been designed to efficiently couple with our high performance lithium niobate upconversion modules. In Phase I we analyzed the design requ ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  9. Lateral Flow Immunoassay for Rapid Detection of Borrelia burgdorferi from Ticks

    SBC: DxDiscovery Incorporated            Topic: DHP15006

    Lyme disease is a vector-borne illness caused by infection with B. burgdorferi. Hard ticks (Ixodes spp.) acquire the spirochete from a natural reservoir of small mammals; transmission to humans occurs via the bite of an infected tick. By any measure, Lyme disease is one of the most serious emerging infectious diseases that threaten public health in the United States. New estimates from the CDC ind ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseDefense Health Program
  10. A Handheld Sensor for Amorphous Coating Integrity Evaluation

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: SB093002

    In the current SBIR program, AlphaSense aimed at developing a novel, handheld, non-destructive sensor to evaluate the integrity of Naval Advanced Amorphous Coatings (NAAC) in real time. In phase I, we have proven the feasibility of using the cavity perturbation technique to detect different types of defects present in thermal-sprayed testing coupons. Specifically, we optimized the sensor probe des ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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