• Daniella Jakubowitz

Dpt. of Defense, Small Business R&D Grant Opportunity

Grant Opportunities Include: #CyberSecurity #AI #Robotics #AutonomousVehicles #Sensors #UnmannedSystems


The DoD invests up to $1 BILLION annually in funding and takes 0% equity. This year the DoD is looking to invest in multiple different categories of R&D from the private and public sector.


Mission: The DOD SBIR/STTR Program’s mission is to elicit innovative solutions from the small business community that address defense technology gaps confronting the DOD and to include technologies that will also have high commercialization potential in the private sector.


Projects details

 Phase I $150,000

Phase II $1,000,000


Announcement Open: Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Announcement Closes: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET.


HOW IT WORKS:

The SBIR/STTR program is structured in three phases:

  • Phase I: Project Feasibility ­ Determines the scientific, technical, and commercial merit of the ideas submitted.

  • Phase II: Technology Development ­ Major research and development is funded to develop projects into technology to support the Warfighter.

  • Phase III: Commercialization ­ Small businesses are expected to obtain non-SBIR government or private funding to transition Phase II technologies into a product or service for the government and commercial marketplace.


Phase I and II proposals are evaluated on three criteria:

  • The technical and scientific merit of the proposed approach

  • Key personnel qualifications in the area of research

  • The potential for transition into a commercial product or service


Research Categories:

  • Ground Sea

  • Nuclear Weapons

  • Sensors

  • Electronics

  • Space Platforms

  • Materials

  • Info Systems

  • Human Systems

  • Air Platform

  • Battle Space


For the full list of funding opportunities as well as project details: https://sbir.defensebusiness.org/topics


To Learn More, Join the Webinar:

DoD SBIR Funding Opportunities- Monday, December 17, 2018



After analysis we have discovered that the funding opportunities are of special interest to the following industries (but not exclusively):

  • Cyber Security

  • Sensors Technology

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • Autonomous Vehicles (AV)

  • Robotics

  • Unmanned Systems

  • Open Topics

There are more than a hundred opportunities available; let’s take a look at some of the grant topics:


Topic: CYBER

  1. Weather Situational Awareness in the Cockpit

  2. Secure Avionics Mobile and Windshield Display Technologies

  3. Cyber Security Tool Kits for Engineers and Soldiers

  4. Automated Cyber Opposition Forces

  5. Multi-Domain Command & Control

  6. Pitch Day in Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, and Network (C3I&N)

  7. Pitch Day Investment in Digital Technology

  8. Game-based Distributed, Multi-Domain Operations Teaming Environment

  9. Autonomy for Supporting Strategic Reasoning about Intelligence Collection Management for Multi-Domain Operations

  10. Cybersecurity for Standalone Airgap Systems

  11. Network Sensing and Analytics for Low Bandwidth Cyber Protection Team (CPT) Deployment Scenarios

  12. Use of Sensor Technology To Impact Corrosion Management of Combat Rescue Helicopter

  13. Software-Performed Segregation of Data and Processes within a Real-Time Embedded System

  14. High Performance Computing (HPC) for AEGIS Combat Systems Test Bed (CSTB)Standoff Command and Control of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs)

  15. Risk Reduction and Resiliency Modeling Software for Industrial Control Systems

  16. Automated Multi-System Course of Action Analysis Using Artificial Intelligence

  17. Cyber Secure Backbone for Autonomous Vehicles

  18. Unified Logging Architecture for Performance and Cybersecurity Monitoring

  19. FPGA Vulnerability Analysis Tools

  20. Forensic Models of Cyberspace Behaviors


Topics: SENSORS

  1. AgilePod® Capability Enhancements: Wideband Multi-Function RF Sensing

  2. AgilePod® Capability Enhancements: LiDARUse of Sensor Technology To Impact Corrosion Management of Combat Rescue Helicopter

  3. Miniature Radar to Counter Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)

  4. Vibration imaging for the characterization of extended, non-cooperative targets

  5. Machine Learning Methods to Catalog Sources from Diverse, Widely Distributed

  6. SensorsSpace-Based Computational Imaging Systems

  7. Multi-Color Long-wave Infrared (LWIR) Imagers for Infantry Applications

  8. Compact High Energy Laser (HEL) Beam DirectorAdaptive Radar Algorithms for Next Generation Surface Search Radar

  9. Quantum Cascade Laser Manufacturing Cost Reduction

  10. Spatially Distributed Electron Beam Gun for High Pulse Repetition Rate Operation

  11. Automated Multi-System Course of Action Analysis Using Artificial Intelligence

  12. Fat Line Towed Array Aft Stabilizer

  13. Through-the-Hull Data Transfer

  14. High Operating Temperature (HOT) Short-Wave Infrared/Mid-Wave Infrared (SWIR/MWIR) Dual-band 2-channel and Broadband Detectors for Weapon Targeting and IR Seekers

  15. Open Cell Ring Down Spectrometer to Measure Atmospheric Visible and Infrared Ambient Light Extinction

  16. Quantum Cascade Laser Array with Integral Wavelength Beam Combining

  17. Atomic Triaxial Magnetometer

  18. Optical Emulator of Complex Electromagnetic Maneuverability (EM) Systems with Nanophotonics

  19. Band PicoSecond High Energy Compact (SWaP) Laser System for Marine Wave Boundary Layer Atmospheric Characterization Instrument Development

  20. Photonic-Integrated-Circuit Spectrometer


Topic: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

  1. Futures Emergency Management through Artificial Intelligence

  2. Computational models and wearable sensors for real-time assessments of Soldiers’ performance in complex tasks

  3. Computational models and wearable sensors for real-time assessments of Soldiers’ performance in complex tasks

  4. Machine Learning Dataset Auto Generator (ML-DAG)Improved Scene Understanding through Semantic Reasoning and Online Learning

  5. Smartphone Clustering and Data-Partitioning/Recombination Processing Framework

  6. Automated Cyber Opposition Forces

  7. Commercial Solutions for Innovative Space Data Analytics

  8. Pitch Day in Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, and Network (C3I&N)

  9. Maintaining Human-Machine Shared Awareness in Distributed Operations with Degraded Communications

  10. Intelligent Patient Simulation Platform

  11. Target Identification Interrogation Data Stream Analytics System

  12. Artificial Intelligence Real-Time Track Modeling and Simulation for Combat Systems

  13. Automated Multi-System Course of Action Analysis Using Artificial Intelligence

  14. Enhanced Sensor Resource Management Utilizing Bayesian Inference

  15. Data Analytics and Machine Learning to Accelerate Materials Design and Processing Development

  16. Detection of Crowd Manipulation in Social Media

  17. Artificial Intelligence Tool for Medical Coding and Documentation Improvement


Topic: AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

  1. Carbon Nanotube Fiber Production: Improved Performance and Reduced Cost in Autonomous Vehicles and HPM Source Designs

  2. Cyber Secure Backbone for Autonomous Vehicles

  3. Deep Learning Architecture for a Wide Variety of Sensors

  4. Autonomous Decision Making via Hierarchical Brain Emulation


Topic: ROBOTICS

  1. Advanced Materials for Defense

  2. Open Call for Robotics, 3D Printing, and Autonomous Systems Defense-Related Dual-Purpose Technologies/Solutions with a Clear Air Force Stakeholder Need

  3. Commercial Solutions for Innovative Space Data Analytics


Topic: UNMANNED

  1. Small Rotor Acoustic Signature Reduction

  2. Motion Compensation for Background Estimation from On-The-Move Ground Platforms

  3. Automated Discrimination and Tracking of Discrete Targets in Complex

  4. Multimodal Surveillance and Threat Plume Locating and Tracking at Eye-Safe Infrared Wavelengths

  5. Micro Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Transponder

  6. Battery Cycle Life & Performance Optimization for Small and Medium-Sized Robotic Platforms

  7. Combat Vehicle Programs: Product Development (PD) Resilience through Set-Based Design Application

  8. Novel Lightweight Sensors for Indoor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

  9. Miniature Radar to Counter Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)

  10. Mitigation of Small Unmanned Aircraft System Swarms (sUASS)

  11. Maintaining Human-Machine Shared Awareness in Distributed Operations with Degraded Communications

  12. Autonomous Pallet Loader

  13. Unmanned Aerial System with Infinite Energy Scavenging

  14. Reduced Order Modeling (ROM) for UUV/USV Environmental Awareness

  15. Austere Environment Virtual Planning Tool


Topic: Open

1. Commercial Solutions for Innovative Space Data Analytics

2. Advanced Manufacturing and Assembly Approaches for Reduced Cost Small Satellite Constellations

3. Sensor System for Real Time Observation of High Energy Laser Effects

4. Automated VNIIRS Assessment of Motion Imagery


For the full list of specific topics: https://sbir.defensebusiness.org/topics


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