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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.

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  1. Collaborative Humanoid Operational Work Robot (CHOWbot)

    SBC: Apptronik, Inc.            Topic: DLA202005

    Our Approach We propose using a robotic humanoid upper torso system of our design, and common kitchen tools in combination with novel control behaviors to perform back-of-the-house duties in an unstructured environment. Our approach represents a significant improvement from state-of-the-art systems, developing a two-armed manipulator system adaptable to the chaotic spaces of the world at a cost eq ...

    SBIR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
  2. Robotic automation of food preparation

    SBC: Dexai Robotics, Inc.            Topic: DLA202005

    Dexai uses hygienic robot arms to automate food preparation activities, starting with the assembly of prepared ingredients commonly found in buffet or salad lines. Dexai's solution significantly reduces health risks for military personnel and food consumers, without compromising on taste or quality. Dexai’s plug-and-play solution consists of a commodity robot arm adapted to kitchen cleanliness s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
  3. Separation, Composting, Recycling and Repurposing System

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: DLA202006

    Triton Systems, Inc. will design a packaged food waste processing system capable of reducing the US military environmental footprint both inside and outside the United States. The system will be equipped with equipment to process expired military rations and separate food from plastic packaging. The separated plastics and organic material will be processed independently. Organic material will be r ...

    SBIR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
  4. A NEW SOURCE FOR NEODYMIUM THROUGH AUTOMATED EXTRACTION FROM ELECTRIC MOTORS

    SBC: Engineered Vision LLC            Topic: DLA202007

    Through the use of cutting-edge automation technology, Engineered Vision believes they will be able to identify electric motors (EM) containing rare earth permanent magnets (NdFeB) and extract these elements. This new method of extraction and reuse will significantly reduce the number of processing steps required to put these used magnets back into useful service. 

    SBIR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
  5. Production of Al-Ce Casting Alloys Via Direct Reduction of Cerium Oxide

    SBC: ECK Industries, Inc.            Topic: DLA202008

    This proposal continues the development of aluminum alloy systems that use cerium as a primary alloying element at near eutectic compositions. Additional alloying elements can be used primarily to assist in the development of room-temperature mechanical properties. The cerium in the alloy stabilizes those properties at high temperatures (200-400°C). The primary intermetallic formed in the aluminu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
  6. Commercial Applications for Recycled Rare Earth Zirconate Thermal Barrier Coating Materials

    SBC: XYLON TECHNICAL CERAMICS INC.            Topic: DLA202009

    This Phase I project seeks to develop a method for the recycling of rare earth zirconate thermal barrier coatings (TBCs).  Thermal barrier coatings are crucial to the function and performance of military aircraft engines, as they influence the operating temperatures and environments for the aircrafts.  There are currently two main types of established thermal barrier coating materials, yttria-s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
  7. New Process Developed for Recovery of High Purity Cobalt/Nickel Oxide in High Yield from Commercial LIB Black Mass and Related Cobalt/Nickel Waste Streams

    SBC: American Hyperform, Inc            Topic: DLA202010

    Maximizing the recycling of lithium-ion batteries (LIB) to recover the strategically important cobalt and nickel is a major concern of all commercial users and manufacturers of the LIB.  DLA with this SBIR has taken the initiative to encourage the development of more complete recovery of cobalt and nickel at higher purity and value.  The present value of the nickel and cobalt as it is in the rec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
  8. Recovery of Waste Battery Materials Using Molten Salt Oxidation and Separation

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: DLA202010

    Lithium-ion batteries provide a popular energy storage option due to their high energy and power density compared to other technologies and demand is expected to continue to grow. Most lithium-ion battery chemistries rely on cobalt and nickel oxides, both of which are fairly expensive and which the United States obtains primarily via imports. Despite this limitation, most lithium-ion batteries are ...

    SBIR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
  9. Non-Invasive Ventilation Mask With Zero Leakage for Patients With Highly Infectious Diseases

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: DLA202011

    A large number of patients with viral respiratory diseases such as COVID-19 and SARS require respiratory support. Invasive ventilation is commonly used for these patients, but this requires equipment that is in limited supply in a pandemic and can lead to poor outcomes for many patients. Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) via a mask is an appropriate alternative treatment for many patients that can le ...

    SBIR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
  10. Rapid Viral Pandemic Suppression With Molecular Affinity Development

    SBC: BRIMROSE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION            Topic: DLA202011

    This SBIR Phase I project will develop a platform and protocol to rapidly identify and prepare materials and methods for the suppression of a viral pandemic after the virus has been identified and sequenced. The project will focus on the currently ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but the platform can apply to future viral pandemics. With this platform, pandemics can be suppressed with at least two of th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
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