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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Development of a Rapid Monitoring System for Detection of Pathogens in Marine Aquaculture

    SBC: InnovaPrep, LLC            Topic: 836

    pathogens in marine aquaculture waters. Phase II research will look to improve sample concentration, cell lysis, and DNA purification techniques that were developed in Phase I. More specifically, optimization of the prototype lysis/elution fluid will be further developed for cell lysis using BSL-1 organisms, Vibrio harveyi, a surrogate for pathogenic Vibrio ssp. Techniques will be developed to ove ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. OpenORB Low-Cost Mooring Location Beacon for Costal Applications

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: 825

    Triton Systems, Inc. proposes development of the Open-Source Oceanographic Asset Recovery Beacon (OpenORB) that will allow the deployment of coastal instrumentation moorings with affordable protection against loss. This open-source kit would significantly reduce the purchase price of a commercial location beacon by allowing the end-user to assemble a customized system with minimal time and effort. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. Phase II Commercialization of HABStats: A Harmful Algal Bloom Species, Toxin and Total Phytoplankton Identification System

    SBC: CoastalOceanVision, Inc            Topic: 821

    In Phase I, we developed a prototype instrument for counting, sizing and identifying both non-toxic and toxic Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) species. We did this by integrating three innovative technologies: High-throughput color, Light Field Imaging Flow Cytometry to acquire morphological information for each cell, Raman spectroscopy to acquire species-specific molecular information on pigments and tr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. Automating Procedural Modeling of Buildings from Point Cloud Data

    SBC: Dignitas Technologies, LLC            Topic: NGA183002

    Newer techniques in data collection such as Lidar and photogrammetry can provide large quantities of accurate and up-to-date source data models in operational areas, but transforming this often massive amount of raw source data into a lightweight 3D representation that can be quickly consumed by defense customers using a web browser or mobile devices remains a challenging problem. While point clou ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  5. ALARM: Adversarially-learned Labels using Activity and Reward Models

    SBC: Aptima, Inc.            Topic: NGA191006

    Technological advances in navigation and positioning, along with expanding wireless infrastructure and remote sensing technologies, have resulted in an explosive growth of available trajectory data from a variety of moving objects, such as people, cars, ships, or animals. Traditional trajectory mining algorithms do not explain how and why the motion was generated, limiting their utility in GEOINT ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  6. Gamified Analysis Tasks for Heightened Engagement across Repetitions (GATHER)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: NGA191007

    At the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the ability to serve and analyze data is crucial to the success of efforts ranging from disaster relief to strategic military support. NGA recently created the Office of Automation, Augmentation, and Artificial Intelligence (AAA) which has a goal “to automate routine tasks to give crucial time back to employees.” These automated systems mus ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  7. Innovative methods for detecting and characterizing electrical grid topologies and induced electrical power transient events from lights

    SBC: SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH LLC            Topic: NGA191010

    STR is proposing to implement monitoring of power grid state via high-speed, wide-field optical photometry. We will design, test, and implement algorithms on commercially available hardware with the intent of deriving grid topology in addition to detecting, characterizing, and geolocating anomalous events. We will also evaluate fusing the photometry-derived data with other data sources available t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  8. Measuring the Concentration of Host-cell Proteins in Biomanufacturing Using Silicon Nanowire Array Sensors

    SBC: Advanced Silicon Group            Topic: NA

    Our innovation is a low cost, sensitive, quantitative biosensor that can detect many biomarkers on the same chip. Our sensor consists of vertically aligned silicon nanowires. The silicon nanowires’ high surface area to volume ratio makes them sensitive to the environment around them and can thus lead to high sensitivity detection. Each of the nanowires can be functionalized to be sensitive to ei ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  9. Riptide Hypoxic Zone AUV

    SBC: Riptide Autonomous Solutions, LLC            Topic: 827

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: Buoyancy driven oceanographic gliders, although reasonably cost effective, have challenges operating in the zones due to high gradients in water density. Under this topic, Riptide will provide a cost-effective autonomous undersea vehicle (AUV) design leveraged from Riptide's family of man-portable AUVs that can more effectively map the hypoxic areas. The stated goals of this to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  10. Harmful Algal Bloom Species, Toxin and Total Phytoplankton Identification System (HABStats) for HandHeld, Remotely Networked or Submersible Operation

    SBC: CoastalOceanVision, Inc            Topic: 821

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: We propose to develop and commercialize the next generation of low cost, low power, ruggedized, and accurate phytoplankton single cell and whole colony counting, characterization and classification system called HABStats. We will accomplish this using the following three unique and innovative approaches: 1) High-throughput color, Light Field Imaging Flow Cytometry to acquire mo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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