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Development of a diagnostic instrument to manage hemostasis in chronic liver dise

Company: HemoSonics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The clinical evaluation and management of hemostasis in the 5 million patients affected by chronic liver diseases (CLD) is poorly understood. Data presented at two International Symposia on Coagulation in Liver Diseaseand summarized in a recent edition of Clinics… more

Mitigation of USV Motions via Wave Sensing and Prediction

Company: Vector Controls Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: A boat"s coxswain is adept at analyzing the wave environment, adjusting the craft"s propulsion system and control surfaces to mitigate its motions and reduce the chance of capsizing. There is a significant predictive component in the coxswain"s control decisions. Unmanned surface… more

BIOMEDICAL (BASIC)

Company: Harmonia Holdings Group LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: The purpose of this Phase II effort is to research and develop an innovative approach to empower people who do not have the skills to write programming code or a scripting language, to create simple user interfaces (UIs) to calculation engines written in various programming languages. The… more

Designing Large Data Handling Architectures

Company: Harmonia Holdings Group LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: Harmonia proposes to continue development from Phase I of a Large Data Handling Architecture (LDHA). Given sufficient amounts of commodity hardware, its goal is to scale up to ingest a terabyte or more of data per hour from each open source or sensor; store tens of thousands and more of terabyte… more

Using UIML to Automate Generation of Usability Prototypes and Tactical Software

Company: Harmonia Holdings Group LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: Harmonia proposes a novel approach to automatically generating tactical human/computer interface (HCI) code and object design data from the user interface design developed through usability prototyping. This approach uses the User Interface Markup Language (UIML), an open specification language… more

Instrumentation for Nanoscale Spectroscopy

Company: RHK Technology Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This STTR proposal is the natural consequence of our collaboration that makes use of the established know-how under the MURI program, the established track record of RHK in commercialization of critical hardware, software and electronic controllers to implement scanning probe microscopy… more

Development HMTD-Containing Porous Materials as Non-Detonable Training Aids for Canines

Company: XploSafe LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: The current practice of training canines for explosives detection utilizing actual explosives requires qualified personnel that are trained to handle explosive materials making the training both manpower-intensive and costly. The expense is further exacerbated by the need to handle and dispose… more

Advanced Estimation and Data Fusion Strategies for Space Surveillance/Reconnaissance

Company: Pacific Defense Solutions, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The accurate tracking of resident space objects (RSO)s depends on the rapid estimation of orbits using the knowledge gained from sparsely sampled observations of satellites under the influence of interacting gravitational, solar radiation pressure and atmospheric drag effects. While there… more

Nanomembrane Integrated Lasers on Silicon

Company: Semerane Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The objective of this STTR Phase II proposal is to continue and complete the development of a commercially practical laser source on silicon (Si), with the demonstration of high performance ultra-compact electrically-pumped infrared laser prototype at 1550 nm band. Currently, silicon… more

Thin, Flexible, Quantum-Structured Solar Cells

Company: Magnolia Solar Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The epitaxial liftoff of multi-junction structures provides a means to build photovoltaic devices that are flexible, light weight, and highly efficient. However, current approaches to increasing the AM0 efficiency of multi-junction structures are reaching practical limitations due to the… more

Second Generation Companion Mics System

Company: Etymotic Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Approximately 10 percent of hearing aid wearers have 10 dB loss of ability to understand speech in noise, in the sense that they require a signal-to-noise ratio 10 dB better than normal-hearing listeners. Since at many restaurants and social gatherings the… more

Improved Sensing Using Simultaneous Orthogonal Spectroscopic Detection

Company: Applied Systems Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: US forces are increasingly involved in asymmetric warfare, peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance missions. These scenarios can place soldiers in direct contact with harmful biological and chemical warfare organisms and agents, toxic industrial chemicals, and explosives. Current portable sensor… more

Development Of CdMgTe and CdMgSe For Optical Switching Applications

Company: Brimrose Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: Presently, there is an increase need for materials that exhibit strong nonlinear absorption for various military applications. In addition, materials with the following characteristics are desired: variable band gap, a cut-on wavelength of 0.4 through 1.4 micron, and a linear transmission greater… more

Cold Weather Technology Development for Low Altitude Ultra-Long Endurance Applications

Company: Vanilla Aircraft, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: Currently, wide area coverage with manned aircraft, or existing unmanned air systems, requires expensive logistical operations and many flight sorties, which are made especially difficult if operating from remote airfields in inhospitable climates. There is currently a need for a low-altitude long… more

Optical Fluorescence and X-Ray Computed Tomography Scanner for Small Animal In-Vi

Company: BIOSCAN, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this application is to develop a quantitative in-vivo small animal imaging system for fluorescent reporter probes that fuses fluorescence light emitting computed tomography (FLECT) with X- ray computed tomography (CT). The proposed… more

SiC-SiC and C-SiC Honeycomb for Advanced Flight Structures

Company: Ultracor Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: The proposed project builds upon the work done in Phase I with the development of a C-SiC CMC honeycomb material that was successfully tested for mechanical properties at both ambient and high temperature. The further study expands to include the development of an SiC-SiC honeycomb using the proven… more

Nanotechnology-enhanced High-efficient Miniaturized Energy Harvesting Systems

Company: ELORET Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: The Project Objective is to achieve a piezoelectric energy harvesting device based on nanotechnology-enhanced materials. The power density is expected to achieve ~1-10 mW per cubic mm and are compatible with Army applications in the field to power autonomous miniaturized sensors. The novelty… more

Ultra-High Energy Density Piezoelectric Nanocomposites for Lightweight Power Harvesting Micro-Systems

Company: HARP Engineering LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: The proposed research effort will develop a highly efficient MEMS energy harvesters that utilize a novel nanocomposite technology recently developed by HARP Engineering LLC. Unlike existing piezoelectric nanocomposites, the material proposed here has an electromechanical coupling coefficient higher… more

ZnO Nanowire Interleave for Enhanced Interlaminar Strength

Company: HARP Engineering LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: The objective of this SBIR research project is to develop a treatment for interlaminar reinforcement that maintains the composite"s in-plane properties. Because the interlaminar region is a critical component of the composite and no current technology adequately addresses its weaknesses, this… more

Fast, Narrow Linewidth Near Infrared (NIR) / Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Scanner

Company: RAM Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: Rapid tuning of narrowband sources is inherently limited by the number of roundtrips required in the high-Q cavity, which is required for generation of a narrow lasing linewidth. We propose to break the cavity tuning/linewidth barrier presented by conventional reconfiguration of the physical cavity… more

Lightweight Robotic Excavation

Company: Astrobotic Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: Lightweight robotic excavators address the need for machines that dig,collect, transport and dump lunar soil. Robust and productive smallrobots enable mining rich and accessible deposits of ice and othervolatiles buried near craters at the lunar poles, delivering resources toproduce propellant, and… more

Scalable Gravity Offload System

Company: Astrobotic Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / STTR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: A scalable gravity offload device simulates reduced gravity for the testing of various surface system elements such as mobile robots, excavators, habitats, and deployables in a relevant environment. The device is capable of simulating reduced gravity over an arbitrary terrain including such… more

Reactive Rendezvous and Docking Sequencer

Company: Blue Sun Enterprise, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: Mars Sample Return poses some of the most challenging operational activities of any NASA deep space mission. Rendezvous of a vehicle with a sample canister in order to return the canister to Earth requires a variety of complex mathematical processing on a changing data set, coupled with the need to… more

Dynamic Phase Imaging Interference 4D Microscope System

Company: 4 D TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project will develop a dynamic quantitative phase-imaging interference 4D microscope system to enable creating phase image movies and quantifying motion of live cells and cellular processes in vitro using harmlesslight levels without the need for adding… more

High Power Uplink Amplifier for Deep Space Communications

Company: Optical Engines Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: Critical to the success of delivering on the promise of deep space optical communications is the creation of a stable and reliable high power multichannel optical uplink/beacon. Optical Engines proposes to deliver in phase 2 2 compact and low cost fiber amplifiers suited to the uplink application.… more