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SBC: SA PHOTONICS, LLC Topic: NGA182001
SA Photonics’ Optical Navigation and Ranging (ONAR) system is an interrogative system that operate underwater in wavelength range of blue/green (450-540 nm) and enables navigational correction to IMU based dead reckoning navigation. The location based beacons are battery operated and have operational life span of over one year. The system is designed to operate in on demand burst mode so that no ...SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
SBC: SONALYSTS INC Topic: NGA182001
To address NGA’s requirements, Sonalysts’ team of world-class experts in underwater optical communication proposes development and implementation of the Precision Optical Navigation Transceiver for Undersea Systems (PONTUS). PONTUS will transfer navigation information from an Underwater Navigation Beacon (UNB) to an Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) in an electromagnetic-spectrum-denied (e.g., G ...SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION Topic: NGA191003
Due to the lack of consistency in existing automated methods for assigning VNIIRS levels to motion imagery, and the overwhelming human resources required to manually assign levels, a new method of automated/semi-automated VNIIRS assessment is needed. In recent years, advancements in deep learning have provided solutions to previously intractable computer vision problems. In many cases, automated d ...SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
SBC: Finke, Cody Topic: G
We are building a technology that produces low cost hydrogen while releasing low or no carbon dioxide emissions. Key to our affordable hydrogen is the co-generation of valuable co-products like: Sulfuric Acid or Cement. Our processes are lower emission, lower energy and lower cost than conventional production method. We validated a proof-of-concept in our lab in May 2019 and our objective is to de ...SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
SBC: OTHER LAB, INC. Topic: G
Growth, electrification, and increased installation of renewable energy is driving significant increases in worldwide demand for metals like manganese, nickel, copper, and cobalt. This increase in commodity prices and projected demand has driven interest in exploring new sources of minerals such as deep sea mining. The abyssal plain contains locations of concentrated deposits of polymetallic nodul ...SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
Rechargeable carbon-oxygen battery: A new class of ultra low-cost, lightweight energy storage technologySBC: Noon Energy Inc. Topic: G
Noon Energy has developed a new class of battery technology that will cost-effectively turn intermittent solar and wind electricity into on-demand power. It uses ultra-low-cost storage media and can match the energy efficiency of lithium-ion technology. It stores energy by splitting CO2 into solid carbon and oxygen in a flow battery configuration, utilizing abundant materials and simple reaction c ...SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
Space Division Multiplexing with Multi-Core Fiber for Energy Efficient Integrated Photonic Networking TechnologiesSBC: ULTRA-LOW LOSS TECHNOLOGIES LLC Topic: G
The trend for short-reach optical fiber communications, those used for data centers and HPC, has been to use simple and power-efficient approaches to scale bandwidth. Approaches include parallel single mode (ex. more fibers), multi-level modulation coupled with direct detection (ex. four-level pulse amplitude modulation or PAM-4), and wide channel spacing (i.e. coarse WDM or CWDM). Bandwidth and c ...SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
SBC: Altex Technologies Corporation Topic: K
The growing challenge of plastic waste accumulation in the US, and throughout the world, requires an immediate and innovative solution. A solution that would help to mitigate the ever growing plastic waste problem, while utilizing the abundant latent energy in plastic waste to produce liquid fuel, would not only help the US with its plastics reuse capability, but would add to the $5 Billion oil ma ...SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
SBC: PRECISION COMBUSTION, INC. Topic: 1
PCI’s is proposing an advanced energy storage and power generator design for meeting aggressive specific-power and specific-energy targets required for all-electric propulsion of narrow-body commercial aircraft. Key drivers are an exceptionally power-dense solid oxide fuel cell operating with energy-dense carbon neutral liquid fuels and a hybridized system architecture that maximizes component e ...SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
SBC: MICHIGAN AEROSPACE CORP Topic: 1
Michigan Aerospace Corporation proposes to develop an inexpensive system to sense nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from agricultural fields using laser-based sensors mounted on drones. These sensors include an optical absorption cell, a wind sensor, and a camera for plant health and ground assessment. The measurements from these sensors will be combined and processed with artificial-intelligence-enab ...SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E