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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 June, 2020.

  1. Optical Instrumentation for MEMS Oscillatory Parallel-Plate Rheometer

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: 9060563R

    Leveraging Agiltron’s industrial leading developments for optical measurement of motion in MEMS devices, we propose to use electro-optical sensors for measuring the displacement and gap in the NIST micro-rheometer. No electrical connections are required to the moving parts. All electronics and optics are removed from the chip so that it is inexpensive and disposable. A fixed, simple micro-fluidi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. An Extensible 6DOF Vision Framework for Accurate Location and Pose Estimation in a Scene Graph Context

    SBC: ROADNARROWS LLC            Topic: 9051173R

    RoadNarrows proposes a novel architecture to be implemented in a 6DOF vision system with applications in autonomous robotics. The system will report objects of interest along with location and pose information to a supervising computer. This system will be built around an advanced 3D vision platform that can deliver multiple video streams and 3D spatial measurements. The sensors will deliver high- ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. High Speed and High Sensitivity Quadrant Photodetector

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 912085R

    To further advance the characterization and utility of microcantilevers, next generation optical detectors with higher frequency response, improved displacement resolution and lower noise for weak signal detection are needed. Consequently, Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (RMD) will develop a turnkey optical detector module for use in characterizing the displacement and resonant frequencies of m ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) and Lithium-ion Polymer (Li-polymer) Battery Safety

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: OSD09EP1

    Physical Sciences, Inc. (PSI) has demonstrated that electroactive polymer coatings (EAP) may be applied to the surface of the cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries to protect against catastrophic cell failure. These EAP coatings form an electrochemical"switch"that can prevent catastrophic failure in lithium-ion batteries by reversibly changing from a conductor to an insulator on overdischarg ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  5. Power Generation and Storage for Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAV)

    SBC: ADA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: OSD09EP2

    Micro Air Vehicles (MAV) have emerged as a critical need for the U.S. Air Force. MAVs are envisioned to conduct a variety of indoor and outdoor reconnaissance missions and must be highly mobile and man-portable. Furthermore, many of the envisioned missions for MAVs require significant endurance. Unfortunately, current state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries are not capable of providing sufficient e ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  6. IMAGINE: Imagery Management through Agile, Geo-Interactive, Natural Embodiment

    SBC: Aptima, Inc.            Topic: NGA11002

    Overhead imagery analysts employ computer-based software as Electronic Light Tables (ELTs), to perform detailed analysis of aerial images in search of elements of interest. Conventional display design for ELT software requires analysts to take their eyes away from the image they are analyzing to perform routine functions. This interaction overhead typically leads to losses in visual momentum and i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  7. High Speed Low Loss Optical Switch

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: N/A

    High performance fiberoptic switch is an enable technology for new generation optical telecommunication and fully secured quantum communication/cryptography applications. Current fiberoptic switches do not simultaneously meet the requirements of high speed, low loss, high extinction ratio, and high reliability. Based on the successful development/production of a variety of industrial leading solid ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  8. The Manufacturing of Large Soft X-ray Flourescence Detectors

    SBC: Detector Technology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    At present the need for a large area, 100 square centimeters or greater, soft x-ray fluorescence detector with high detection efficiency is required for material science and x-ray absorption spectroscopy. The current methods of detection used in x-ray absorption spectroscopy are subject to poor collection efficiency, large background and vacuum risk. It is the task of this grant to develop a multi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  9. Next Generation Cryogen-free ADR Cryostat

    SBC: Janis Research Co.            Topic: N/A

    We propose to develop the next generation cryogen-free Adiabatic Demagnetization Refrigerator (ADR) system. It is a two stage ADR system that employs a self-shielded conductively cooled superconducting magnet and non-filamentary support for the paramagnetic pills. This is an improved version from Janis current cryogen-free ADR system product line, and the new system will be more user-friendly and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  10. A Non-Contact Sensor for Advanced Warning of Structural Collapse

    SBC: Summit Safety, Inc            Topic: N/A

    Summit Safety will develop an ultrasonic, non-contact sensor and system capable of detecting the acoustic sounds and fire-induced vibrations of structures that are precursors of structural collapse. The system will provide advanced warning to the Incident Commander of potential or imminent structural collapse. COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS: The total US market for this product includes the over 1 mill ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
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