Technology & Licensing Opportunities

The following technologies are available for both non-exclusive and exclusive licenses.  Companies that are interested in licensing a NOAA product may contact the NOAA Technology Partnerships Office via our office email at NOAA.t2@noaa.gov. Please make sure to reference the specific technology in which you are interested in the text of your email.  Interested companies will be asked to complete a licensing questionnaire which will detail their suitability as a licensing partner and the specific marketing strategy for the technology.  Please note that requests for exclusive licenses will require license initiation fees and will require a public comment period of at least 30 days prior to implementation.  
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.
S-Curve Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer - US Patent 9,751,431
Friday, May 18, 2018

S-Curve Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer - US Patent 9,751,431


Time-of‐flight mass spectrometers are commonly used in analytical chemistry and many other applications. NOAA scientists have developed a new geometry that has improved performance over existing designs and is looking for qualified U.S. manufacturers of scientific instruments to build, market, and sell this device under license.

ONav and GeoPixel™: Web-Based Navigation for the Collection of Aerial Imagery (U.S. Patent Pending)
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

ONav and GeoPixel™: Web-Based Navigation for the Collection of Aerial Imagery (U.S. Patent Pending)

Seeking commercial partners for licensing and distribution of this NOAA-developed technology.

NOAA engineers have created a heads-up navigation display for pilots for coastal imagery acquisition, “ONav.”  The system combines a real-time Global Positioning System (GPS) and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) stream along with image collection metadata from the on-board cameras to generate vector overlays the pilots can use to easily navigate, track progress, and ensure full coverage of the survey area greatly improving survey efficiency.
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