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  1. 9.03.02.68: Innovative Manufacturing of Nanoscale Calibration Spheres

    Release Date: 01-10-2017Open Date: 01-10-2017Due Date: 03-30-2017Close Date: 03-30-2017

    Nanoscale calibration spheres serve an essential role in dimensional metrology, basically as a means of in-situ size calibration for industrial, scientific and medical applications. Modern usage has increased with the importance of detecting and characterizing nanoparticle materials in the environment. NIST has long been a source of particle standard reference materials such as polystyrene latex ( ...

    SBIR National Institute of Standards and TechnologyDepartment of Commerce
  2. 9.03.03.68: Multichannel, Chemically Precise X-ray Pulse Processor

    Release Date: 01-10-2017Open Date: 01-10-2017Due Date: 03-30-2017Close Date: 03-30-2017

    Energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy is a widely used materials analysis technique in industries such as metallurgy and semiconductor manufacturing. In particular, it is used to determine elemental compositions including trace components (e.g. yield-destroying, processed-wafer defects in large semiconductor fabrication lines). In recent years, energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy using cryogenic m ...

    SBIR National Institute of Standards and TechnologyDepartment of Commerce
  3. 9.03.04.62: Picogram-scale Atomic Force Microscopy Probes with Integrated Nanophotonic Readout

    Release Date: 01-10-2017Open Date: 01-10-2017Due Date: 03-30-2017Close Date: 03-30-2017

    Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is a nanoscale metrology technique essential for both nanoscience and nanotechnology research as well as nanoscale structure and device manufacturing. Decreasing the mass and size of AFM cantilevers both improves the speed of their response and decreases thermal mechanical noise by decreasing drag when operated in air or fluid environments. In both cases the measureme ...

    SBIR National Institute of Standards and TechnologyDepartment of Commerce
  4. 9.03.05.68: Precision 10 kV Programmable Voltage Source

    Release Date: 01-10-2017Open Date: 01-10-2017Due Date: 03-30-2017Close Date: 03-30-2017

    Measurement of high resistance standards (10 MΩ to 100 TΩ) and high voltage resistive dividers (100 MΩ to 225 MΩ) are made using modified Wheatstone bridge techniques. The most accurate technique used for high resistance uses programmable dc voltage sources in the main ratio arms of a modified Wheatstone bridge. Programmable bipolar dc voltage sources with ranges from 220 mV to 1100 V having e ...

    SBIR National Institute of Standards and TechnologyDepartment of Commerce
  5. 9.03.06.68: Quantum-based Compact Programmable Primary Thermometer

    Release Date: 01-10-2017Open Date: 01-10-2017Due Date: 03-30-2017Close Date: 03-30-2017

    There is great potential for improved thermometry and new applications with the development of a scalable primary thermometer that can replace the ITS-90 temperature scale, which consists of fixed point artifact standards. A very promising approach is a purely electronic temperature standard that exploits Johnson noise thermometry (JNT) and a quantum voltage noise source (QVNS) based on pulse-driv ...

    SBIR National Institute of Standards and TechnologyDepartment of Commerce
  6. 9.03.08.67: Superconducting RF Filters for Advanced Signal Processing

    Release Date: 01-10-2017Open Date: 01-10-2017Due Date: 03-30-2017Close Date: 03-30-2017

    High-performance filters can be enabled by operation at cryogenic temperatures. The lower loss associated with superconductors can enable unique functionality, such as power-limiting behavior and extremely high selectivity. These two unique characteristics can be combined to develop, for example, auto-limiting mulitplexers, which can be used to excise large in-band interference signals without att ...

    SBIR National Institute of Standards and TechnologyDepartment of Commerce
  7. 9.04.01.60: An Automated System for Firearm Evidence Identifications

    Release Date: 01-10-2017Open Date: 01-10-2017Due Date: 03-30-2017Close Date: 03-30-2017

    Since the 2009 NRC report [1], there has been a fundamental challenge in forensic science to establish a stronger scientific foundation and a statistical procedure for accurate firearm evidence identification and error rate estimation. To answer this challenge, researchers at NIST developed the Congruent Matching Cells (CMC) method [2,3], which is based on the principle of discretization that divi ...

    SBIR National Institute of Standards and TechnologyDepartment of Commerce
  8. 9.04.02.77: Design Recovery Driven Porting and Refactoring of Fortran 77 Codes for Performance, Sustainability, and Consistency

    Release Date: 01-10-2017Open Date: 01-10-2017Due Date: 03-30-2017Close Date: 03-30-2017

    NIST has a substantial code base written in Fortran 77 that will become very difficult to maintain as the generation of original developers retires; this issue was highlighted during the massive drive to update enterprise software systems to address the Y2K problem and will manifest itself again when the Unix “epoch” will reach its 32-bit limit in 2038. As such, there is a need for a tool that ...

    SBIR National Institute of Standards and TechnologyDepartment of Commerce
  9. 9.04.03.60: Digital Data Structure Understanding Tools

    Release Date: 01-10-2017Open Date: 01-10-2017Due Date: 03-30-2017Close Date: 03-30-2017

    Digital Forensic Investigators often encounter structured data in an unknown format. So that an investigator can present accurate and complete evidence to the court, the data needs to be well understood. There has been at least one court case [1] where an incomplete understanding of data recovered from a web browser log was misleading in court. A better understanding of the data structure involved ...

    SBIR National Institute of Standards and TechnologyDepartment of Commerce
  10. 9.04.04.77: Facilitating Security, Reliability, and Privacy in Networked Internet of Things (IoT) Devices

    Release Date: 01-10-2017Open Date: 01-10-2017Due Date: 03-30-2017Close Date: 03-30-2017

    The Internet of Things (IoT) increasingly appears to be the next great technology revolution. It is expected to impact everything from healthcare delivery, to how food is produced, to how we work, to all forms of transportation and communication, and to virtually all forms of automation. With that said, IoT will impact everyone, and in multiple ways. With a technology revolution of such large impa ...

    SBIR National Institute of Standards and TechnologyDepartment of Commerce

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