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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. Capillary Absorption Spectrometer for In-Situ, Underwater Gas Analysiss

    SBC: OPTO-KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 826R

    We will produce a prototype Capillary Absorption Spectrometer (CAS) capable of measuring dissolved methane in water. The concept utilizes mid-infrared laser absorption spectroscopy within a hollow fiber optic capillary that both confines a gas sample and acts as an optical waveguide. A tunable laser beam propagates through the hollow fiber to a detector with near unity overlap between the beam and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. Engineering Structures for Offshore Macroalgae Farmingar System)

    SBC: C.A. Goudey & Associates            Topic: 812F

    This project continues our development of innovative systems for farming macroalgae on the high seas. We will identify suitable sites in Nantucket Sound to demonstrate our system and determine the associated environmental parameters including depths, currents, and waves. By combining that information with load and acceleration data from our Phase I wave-basin tests, we will refine the structural d ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. Space weather-based position error maps for TEC- OnLine (SpoT-On)

    SBC: Space Environment Technologies            Topic: 831

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: The Space weather-based Position error maps for TEC - On-line (SpoT-On) project will use GPS-GNSS based TEC data, integrated into the Global Assimilation of Ionospheric Measurements (GAIM) operational system at the Utah State University Space Weather Center to produce an order of magnitude improved TEC position correction maps. These will be publicly and globally accessible. A ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationDepartment of Commerce
  4. Development of a Portable 3-dimensional Variational (3DVAR) Data Assimilation Module for NOAA Operational Forecasting Systems

    SBC: REMOTE SENSING SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: 814

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: We propose to continue the development of a generalized 3DVAR data assimilation module, in an open-source and non-proprietary programming language, which is compatible with FVCOM and incorporated into the Lake Erie Operational Forecast System (LEOFS). We will leverage our experience and expertise in using 3DVAR for a ROMS-based real-time forecast system for the California coast ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationDepartment of Commerce
  5. Adaptive mask flow photometer

    SBC: ACTINIX            Topic: 822

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: A flow micro-photometer is proposed that can measure absorption and backscatter from single aquatic particles including phytoplankton, detritus and minerals. This instrument will make use of a novel adaptive diaphragm to define an analysis region of interest that exactly matches the size, shape and orientation of each particle being analyzed. A micro-fluidic chip will be used t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationDepartment of Commerce
  6. HQ-55 VTOL UAS for Ship Based Operation

    SBC: Latitude Engineering, LLC            Topic: 832

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: The Hybrid Quadrotor concept, developed by Latitude Engineering, combines the high power density of electric motors and propellers with the high energy density of a piston engine and liquid fuel. Together, each technology enables maximum performance in HQ's two regimes of flight: the electric system is responsible for lift while hovering (high power, short endurance), and the g ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationDepartment of Commerce
  7. Small UAS Platform for NWS Missions

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: 841W

    NOAA and in particular, the National Weather Service (NWS), have an unmet need of a cost feasible small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) which can support multiple sensing missions which will either directly save lives or indirectly save lives through improved weather forecasts, warnings and public alerts. NOAA has enumerated two dozen valuable applications of small UAS for itself and partners. Toyon ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  8. Buoy Guard System

    SBC: McQ Inc.            Topic: 93

    Buoy vandalism occurs all over the world for many different reasons, and costs NOAA and other buoy operators an estimated $1 million annually to replace and repair them. To deter vandals and report any vandal attempts to NOAA, McQ has developed the Buoy Guard System (BGS). BGS is a small, extremely low power sensor system that will detect the presence of intruders first approaching and then boa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  9. Multichannel Commercial Cavity Ringdown Spectrometer for Oxides of Nitrogen and Ozone

    SBC: High Precision Devices, Inc.            Topic: 851

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: HPD, a small business focused on development and commercialization of advanced instruments, sensors and research equipment, proposes to partner with NAOA on technology transfer and commercialization of the NO(y) Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometer for atmospheric research. Since our founding in 1993, HPD has collaborated with researchers at NAOA and other government, commercial and a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationDepartment of Commerce
  10. Developing and Improving Commercial Marine Algal Culture in the United States

    SBC: Maine Fresh Sea Farms, LLC            Topic: 811F

    Maine Fresh Sea Farms (MFSF) will build a multi-species, multi-season prototype farm with the goal of having crops of fresh sea vegetables available throughout the year. What isn’t utilized fresh will be dried for longer-term storage and used in other products. Our team will gather data on water quality, nutrients, light levels, and hydrodynamics to assemble profiles of key parameters that deter ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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