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Small Business Innovation Research - a Pathway to Commercial Success
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Small Business Innovation Research - a Pathway to Commercial Success

Black Swift Technologies works through NOAA and Air Force SBIR to Develop Multi-Mission UAS Capabilities

In 2018, Black Swift Technologies (BST) was awarded a Phase I SBIR grant, the purpose of which was to determine the scientific, technical, and commercial feasibility of a proposed air-deployed unmanned aerial system (UAS) for boundary layer observations in turbulent environments.  Critical to the success of the UAS platform was Black Swift’s ability to reduce the complexity and weight of the vehicle compared with existing platforms, offering an order of magnitude decrease in cost while maintaining endurance without sacrificing performance and measurement quality. These characteristics proved to be equally valuable in the eyes of the United States Air Force.
NOAA-funded tool uses fluorescence to help scientists see tiny coral...and much more
Friday, August 21, 2020

NOAA-funded tool uses fluorescence to help scientists see tiny coral...and much more

A NOAA SBIR company developed equipment that is used by marine biologists around the world both underwater and in the laboratory to study coral recruitment and health and to address other issues related to understanding and stewardship of the marine environment. 
Advanced Marine Vehicles
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Advanced Marine Vehicles

SBIR awardee, Tridentis, improving efficiency in data collection using Advanced Autonomous Marine Vehicles

Tridentis is prototyping The Advanced Coastal Monitor, a green powered coastal monitor designed to support the autonomous launch and recovery of UAVs and UUVs, and The Bottom Feeder, a highly maneuverable autonomous underwater vehicle. 

Monday, November 4, 2019

HF Radar Calibration with Automatic Identification System Ships of Opportunity

CODAR partnered with the University of California Santa Barbara on phase I and II of an SBIR program, "HF Radar Calibration with Automatic Identification System Ships of Opportunity", which resulted in the commercially available AutoAPM add-on kit for SeaSonde® HFR systems. 
Monday, November 4, 2019

The Trident Array: A Stable, Towed, Tetrahedral Hydrophone Array

SBIR awardee, Proteus Technologies, is Phase III-ready

Recently with NOAA SBIR funding, Proteus developed a high-speed, towed (over 10 knots), volumetric array (named Trident) that performs real-time detection, classification, localization and storage of a four element tetrahedral array. 
Monday, November 4, 2019

FogViewer Low-Cost Visibility Measurement System for Ports and Ships

SBIR-funded company, Areté, improves information for port operators and shipboard personnel

Areté’s FogViewer is an image based meteorological visibility measurement system which utilizes low-cost COTS hardware and innovative, advanced image processing techniques to provide port operators and shipboard personnel an estimate their local visibility.
Monday, November 4, 2019

RedSkyWx Mobile Application - Real-time Coastal Weather Data

NOAA SBIR recipient, Metron, developed Mobile Application to crowdsource real-time coastal weather conditions

RedSkyWx Mobile Application was developed under NOAA SBIR funds to crowdsource real-time weather conditions data in coastal maritime environments. 

Monday, November 4, 2019

Advanced Algorithm for Radar Derived Bathymetry

SBIR-Funded Company, Areté, Successfully Demonstrates New Signal Processing Approach

Areté’s Radar Derived Bathymetry effort successfully demonstrated the utility of real-time, continuously updated bathymetric maps. 


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