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Quick Release Connector

Company: SkySight Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The proposed SkySight Technologies Quick Release Connector will independently detect an unexpected mechanical load on the power distribution line. The compact and lightweight SkySight Quick Release Connector uses existing methods and hardware to integrate into the infrastructure, and no special… more

Novel Prebiotic Fiber as Targeted Dietary Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Company: NUTRABIOTIX, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this Phase II SBIR application is to test NTX-1 fiber in patients with constipation-predominant IBS (IBS-C) and determine if it can reduce symptoms, beneficially modify gut microbiota composition, and improve gut milieu in these patients. Our… more

Multi-Functional Guidewire for Peripheral Vasculature

Company: 3DT HOLDINGS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Over 8 million Americans have peripheral vascular disease (PAD). Percutaneous transluminal artery (PTA) treatment of severe PAD involves the use of balloons and stents, but delivery of these therapies is often suboptimal due to inaccuracies in angiographic… more

Portable device for monitoring water balance in elderly

Company: 3DT HOLDINGS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Transseptal (TS) access for left heart procedures is an important and rapidly growing space for diagnostics and therapy delivery with an expected total of over 10 million U.S. patients. In the U.S. and/or Europe, TS access procedures are used for atrial… more

A mechanism-based computational tool to optimize pulmonary drug delivery

Company: 3DT HOLDINGS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a national and worldwide epidemic that places the largest clinical and economic burden on the healthcare system of any disease condition. Patients with stable and acute coronary conditions are often treated with percutaneous… more

Miniaturized, Power Efficient C-band Telemetry

Company: Indiana Microelectronics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The program will focus on the design and development of a compact, high efficiency C-Band telemetry transmitter. The transmitter will be capable of transmitting in three separate sub-bands. The user will be able to select the band of operation as well as the desired ARTM waveform. LTCC… more

Very Wide Bandwidth Radar/EW Components and Characterization

Company: Indiana Microelectronics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This proposal is focused on the development of very wide bandwidth, high efficiency power amplifiers for next generation EW, radar and wireless communication systems. High-Q tunable notch filters, coupled with high efficiency power appliers (PA) will be designed and analyzed. The PA-filter co-design… more

Closed Loop Frequency Control for Tunable High Quality Factor Filters

Company: Indiana Microelectronics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The proposed project will focus on the development of closed loop frequency control hardware and algorithms for control of high quality factor tunable microwave filters based upon evanescent mode resonators. The developed controller will be integrated with a representative filter. As a system… more

Tunable Bandstop Filters for Suppression of Co-site Interference and Jamming Sources

Company: Indiana Microelectronics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This project will develop tunable notch filter for the mitigation of co-site interference and jamming sources. The novel filter technology explored in the Phase I program has displayed excellent potential to provide wide tuning capability, low out-of-band insertion losses, deep notch depths, compact… more

Novel VLP Adjuvant based on the VesiVax system

Company: EUCLID DIAGNOSTICS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Over one million prostate biopsies are performed in the US each year to diagnose approximately 200,000 cases of prostate cancer. The majority of these biopsies are performed needlessly. The overall objective of this project is to develop a secondary prostate… more

System for Increasing Patient Access to Eye Exams for Diabetic Retinopathy

Company: AEON IMAGING, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Project Summary / Abstract - EY020017 Phase IIB Competitive Renewal The overall goal of the proposed SBIR program is to implement and evaluate a low cost, portable retinal camera, the DLP-Cam, in a primary care system for diabetic retinopathy (DR) screening. Untreated DR has reached epidemic levels… more

Reshapable Hydrogel Tissue Expander

Company: AKINA, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): For dental and other applications there is a great need for self-filling tissue expanders with the capacity to be reshaped to fit the void by the surgeon at time of implantation. Akina recently completed an initial Phase II study using its hydrogel-based… more

Advanced Gas Turbine Engine Exhaust Waste Heat Recovery System

Company: Candent Technologies Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Navy ships use of gas turbine engines for both main propulsion and shipboard electrical power generation. With a typical simple cycle gas turbine nearly 65% of the energy consumed is typically lost as waste heat. Safely and efficiently recovering electrical power from this source of energy equal to… more

A national screening test for hearing, administered by telephone.

Company: COMMUNICATION DISORDERS TECHNOLOGY, INC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): An estimated 36 million US citizens have impaired hearing, but only one in five has had a hearing test. As noted by a recent NIDCD Working Group, In the US there are no readily accessible low-cost hearing screening programs. The authors of this proposal, in… more

HomePortal – A Universal Home Environment for Individuals who are Blind or Have Visual Impairments.

Company: CreateAbility Concepts, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Ironically people who are blind or have visual impairments that should benefit the most from technology, have great difficulty in interacting with modern home appliances and electronics. This is primarily due to a combination of a lack of accessible features, device complexity, or the lack of a… more

Advanced Propulsion and Power Concepts for Large Size Class Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

Company: ENGINE RESEARCH ASSOC., INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Desired tactical requirements for unmanned aerial systems (UASs) exceed current capabilities for performance, reliability, maintainability, cost and supportability. Mission requirements such as extended endurance, increased power for auxiliary/sensor systems, and low altitude, low speed… more

Identification and Validation of Targets of Phenotypic High Throughput Screening

Company: PROSOLIA, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION: Development of an Intelligent Sample Introduction System for Mass Spectrometry There is a pressing need for new technologies that enable rapid measurements without significant compromise to the analytical data. Herein, we propose to develop arobust mass spectrometry (MS) based surface… more

Advanced Bearing and Gear Steel Materials and Thermal Processing

Company: IBC Materials & Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Operation of turbine engines in marine environments presents a great challenge for bearings and gears composed of Pyrowear 675. The harsh environment reduces bearing life and increases unscheduled maintenance. IBC Materials is developing an industrial-scale, novel thermal process utilizing a unique… more

SBIR Phase I: Secure Real-time For Medical Consumer Electronics

Company: Fiji Systems LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes the creation of a mixed-criticality Java virtual machine (VM) and native code hypervisor of unprecedented flexibility and capability. Current generation mixed-criticality systems rely on proprietary and expensive operating… more

NIEHS - Device Agnostic Environmental/Agent Data Collection and Integration with

Company: APEX THERAPEUTICS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Our long-term goal is to develop a novel therapeutic strategy for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), with focus on relapsed T-cell leukemia. We intend to accomplish this by targeting a unique molecular masterregulator using a new generation of… more

Compact, High Torque, Hinge Actuator for Next-Generation Thin-Wing Aircraft Flight Control

Company: MAGNETIC POWER-MOTION, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The Air Force is seeking a compact, high torque, rotary EMA technology capable of controlling flight control surfaces directly at the hinge line in the next generation of thin-wing aircraft. Proposed for this application is an advanced EMA technology based on an axial flux,… more

SBIR Phase I: Tool for cancer protein crystallization based on intrinsically disordered protein

Company: MOLECULAR KINETICS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop the use of unique artificial protein sequences, known as entropic bristles, to accelerate the study of protein structure by the method of X-ray crystallography. Many interesting proteins have proven to be difficult to… more

High Thermal Performance Gallium Nitride Power Amplifier and Transmit/Receive Module Packaging

Company: OMEGA WIRELESS SOLUTIONS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The development of Wide Bandgap Semiconductors such as GaN has enabled tremendous improvements in power amplifier performance such as operational frequency and output power. These device improvements have in turn enabled performance and capability improvements in the end applications such as EW… more

A Noninvasive Sensor/Control Suite for Health Monitoring and Extended Life of Aircraft Generation Systems

Company: PC Krause and Associates, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Failures in aircraft electrical power systems can compromise the readiness, safety, and capabilities of the war-fighter. Furthermore, if the root cause for the failure cannot be quickly identified, this can lead to increased maintenance costs and potential downtime for the aircraft. In this effort,… more

High Density, High Efficiency Electrical Power Generation

Company: PC Krause and Associates, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: State-of-the-art electrical starter/generator (ES/G) systems have become increasingly complex in design and integration due to significant power-demand increase in more electric aircraft initiatives such as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). They must provide high performance and high efficiency with… more