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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. SatCAT: The Satellite Charging Assessment Tool

    SBC: Space Hazards Applications LLC            Topic: 842W

    The purpose of this project is to develop a Satellite Charging Assessment Tool (SatCAT) that will provide satellite operators/manufacturers with information to quickly and confidently determine whether anomalous satellite behavior observed on orbit results from changes in the space radiation environment. The intense radiation surrounding Earth can damage electronic components causing temporary mal ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. Geospatial Database for Storm Risk Assessment

    SBC: Riverside Technologies Inc.            Topic: 841D

    In Phase I, Riverside investigated the need for increased access to NCDC storm data using web Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to connect severe weather and socioeconomic information. The focus of Phase I was to design and validate an architecture that specifies the methods through which the NCDC Storm data can be programmatically accessed, processed, and displayed in easy to use interfac ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. Monitoring Active Region Development of the Far-Side of the Sun

    SBC: Northwest Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: 841W

    Solar active regions have a major impact on space weather. Knowledge of active regions in the Sun’s far hemisphere can improve forecasts of impending solar storms and future UV irradiance variations that negatively impact spacecraft, communications, and navigation facilities, thus making knowledge of active region locations and strengths of great benefit to society. We will use algorithms based ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. Probabilistic subseasonal weather forecasts for the energy & agricultural sectors

    SBC: CLIMATE FORECAST APPLICATIONS NETWORK, LLC            Topic: 831C

    The proposed research addresses Climate Adaptation and Mitigation: Probability Forecasts of Business Impact Variables from CFS2 Ensembles. Climate Forecast Applications Network (CFAN) develops innovative weather and climate forecast tools that support decision-oriented solutions for our clients. The focus of this proposal is on business-relevant subseasonal forecasts for the energy and agricultura ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  5. Novel Method for Ground-based GNSS Radio Occultation Measurement

    SBC: PROPAGATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: 861X

    Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) proposes to redesign our existing Enhanced Tropospheric Effects Compensation ground-based radio occultation (RO) measurement system, which was developed, prototyped, and demonstrated under previous SBIR contracts, for the purpose of optimizing cost and performance. Assimilation of space-based RO measurements into numerical weather models is a proven met ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  6. Increasing the Availability and Utility of Weather and Climate Data to Meet Decision Maker Needs

    SBC: Riverside Technologies Inc.            Topic: 84

    Climate variability and the increased frequency of climate-related risks are redefining how communities address urban development and planning, Better storm risk assessment will lead directly to better preparedness which will save lives, reduce costs, and increase resiliency. Riverside proposes a data integration and visualization tool that will enable communities to assess climate-related risks, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  7. Delivering a Solar Flare Forecast Model that Improves Flare Forecast (Timing and Magnitude) Accuracy by 25%

    SBC: Northwest Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: 94

    NorthWest Research Associates proposes to develop a prototype system to forecast solar flares for NOAA/Space Weather Prediction Center. Many activities and technological systems prevalent in today’s society—air traffic control and air travel, the power grids, communications, deep-water drilling operations, human spaceflight—are vulnerable to the effects of flares from our Sun, which can sud ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  8. Delivering a Solar Flare Forecast Model that Improves Flare Forecast (Timing and Magnitude) Accuracy by 25%

    SBC: Northwest Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: 943W

    Many activities and technological systems prevalent in today’s society – air traffic control and air travel, the power grids, communications, deep-water drilling operations, human spaceflight – are vulnerable to the effects of sudden flares from our Sun. Because the propagation speed for flare emission is the speed of light, it is necessary to forecast these events in order to mitigate thei ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  9. Reducing Impact of Severe Space Weather on Global Positioning System (GPS) Satellite Users

    SBC: PROPAGATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: 844W

    In Phase II, Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) proposes to complete the development of a real-time nowcast of ionospheric scintillation impacts on GPS users. Continuing its partnership with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, PRA will implement real-time production of a map of ionospheric scintillation parameters over the United States using real-time data streamed from the National Geo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  10. Climate Information Management Toolkit

    SBC: Riverside Technologies Inc.            Topic: 822

    The SBIR solicitation expressed the need for tools to process data from disparate sources in various formats and generate drought-relevant data products. NIDIS also recognizes a need to span organizational boundaries to provide access to integrated drought information for use in water management. The Phase I SBIR project resulted in prototype Climate Information Management Toolkit (CIMT) software ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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