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High-Power, Continuous-Wave 3.0- to 3.5-Micron Emitting Quantum Cascade Semiconductor Laser

Company: Intraband LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The technical objective of this proposal is to demonstrate a Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) emitting in the 3.0-3.5 & #181;m wavelength region, which employs a metamorphic buffer layer (MBL). It is the goal of this program to develop a QCL single-stripe device which will operate in a single,… more

Advanced Reversible Cryogenic Thermal Energy Storage (ARCTES)

Company: Orbital Technologies Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ORBITEC proposes to develop the Advanced Reversible Cryogenic Thermal Energy Storage (ARCTES) system, which will provide temporary backup cooling for circulating helium gas coolant in high-temperature superconducting (HTS) systems for naval applications. The ARCTES will rely on an initially-frozen… more

Ultra High Repetition Rate Multi-Parameter Imaging Diagnostics for Reacting Flows

Company: Orbital Technologies Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: ORBITEC will develop a new diagnostic to acquire simultaneous planes of velocity and temperature data at very high repetition rates. This diagnostic relies on a novel pulse burst laser system, a phosphor thermometry technique, and the mature PIV method. The work plan will involve… more

Zero G Mass Measurement Device (ZGMMD)

Company: Orbital Technologies Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The Zero Gravity Mass Measurement Device (ZGMMD) provides the ability to measure the mass of samples in a microgravity environment, like that found on the International Space Station (ISS). One of the primary measurements often taken during science experiments is mass. This is even more relevant in… more

Miniature Nontoxic Nitrous Oxide-Propane (MINNOP) Propulsion

Company: Orbital Technologies Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ORBITEC proposes to develop the Miniature Nontoxic Nitrous Oxide-Propane (MINNOP) propulsion system, a small bipropellant propulsion system which we offer as an alternative to miniature hydrazine monopropellant thrusters for CubeSat-class spacecraft. As compared to state-of-the-art hydrazine… more

Plastic Melt Waste Compactor Flight Demonstrator Payload (PFDP)

Company: Orbital Technologies Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The PMWC Flight Demonstrator Payload is a trash dewatering and volume reduction system that uses heat melt compaction to remove nearly 100% of water from trash while significantly reducing the volume. Recent advances have proven that ORBITEC's HEHO-PMWC is a viable technology for producing… more

VTX HyHeat

Company: Orbital Technologies Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: In this project Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC) will utilize its unique vortex propulsion technology to develop a high-capacity heating system to heat hydrogen to extremely high temperature levels. The heated hydrogen is to be used for test purposes for nuclear rocket propulsion… more

High Performance Nanolauncher

Company: Orbital Technologies Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The proposed Low Cost Nanolauncher (LCN) is an upper stage using a new, inexpensive propulsion system. The Phase I program will combine several technologies with a simple design strategy to produce a flight-weight propulsion system that is easy to fabricate and operate. Self pressurizing… more

Liquid Crystal-based Sensors for Detection of Airborne Toxic Chemicals for Integration with Unmanned Robotic Systems

Company: Platypus Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In Phase I we successfully reached all goals and milestones in developing liquid crystal sensors that detected 100 ppb of each of four target gases (DMMP, hydrogen sulfide, nitrogen dioxide and ammonia) within 60 seconds. In Phase II, we propose to expand this detection capability to a total of… more

New Non-Carbonate Organosilicon Enhanced Safety High Temperature Electrolyte

Company: Silatronix Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: A major factor impacting development of Liion batteries for vehicles is the effect of elevated temperature ( & gt;50C) on battery life. Calendar and cycle life degrade at elevated temperatures due to degradation processes involving the interaction of the salt, solvents, and electrodes… more

Development Of Ultra-Low Noise, Wide Bandwidth, High Gain Transimpedance Amplifiers For Experimental And Commercial Detection Systems

Company: Xantho Technologies, Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Many detectors - including solid-state particle detectors, microchannel plates, and photodiodes - output small current signals that require amplification and conversion to a voltage. Transimpedance amplifiers (TIA) are widely utilized in experimental and commercial applications for this task.… more

Access Language Arts

Company: Attainment Company, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Purpose: Instruction in English Language Arts (ELA) for students with severe intellectual disabilities and autism can be challenging, as these students often do not have the skills to engage with text. In recent years, special education experts have proposed a comprehensive approach to supporting… more

Advanced Battery Technologies and Manufacturing Process Improvements

Company: Eskra Technical Products, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Using a solvent free electrode manufacturing process, several different electrochemical couples will be tested using the C123 sized cell as the test bed. Both rechargeable and primary chemistries will be processed using the solventless electrode process that was successfully developed under a… more

Cryocooler With Cold Compressor for Deep Space Applications

Company: Madison CryoGroup, LLC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The innovation is a high-frequency single-stage pulse tube cryocooler (PTC) that operates at a heat rejection temperature of 150 K. It employs a flexure-bearing cold compressor operating at that same heat rejection temperature. High frequency, low temperature pulse-tube cryocoolers are a promising… more

Integrated, self-actuated, blood collection and biomarker purification device

Company: Tasso, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Blood-based point-of-care (POC) diagnostics or remote diagnostics that require specialized equipment only available in centralized, commercial laboratories are currently limited by major logistical and technical barriers. Blood collection can be a traumatic, inconvenient, and inconsistent process… more

High Reliability, Long Lifetime H-Ion Source

Company: Phoenix Nuclear Labs, Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Existing high current negative ion sources have unacceptably short lifetimes. In this Phase II project, a long lifetime, high reliability H- ion source capable of delivering current greater than 10 mA will be constructed, built, and tested. Feasibility was proven and preliminary designs were… more

Surface-Emitting, Monolithic Beam-Combined Mid-Wave IR Quantum Cascade Lasers

Company: Intraband LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The technical objectives of this proposal are: (1) design a grating-coupled surface-emitting (GCSE) active-photonic-crystal (APC) 4.6 micron-emitting quantum-cascade laser (QCL) to deliver 15 W diffraction-limited CW power in the main lobe of the far-field beam pattern; (2) design a GCSE-APC QCL… more

Monolithic Scalable Mid-Infrared Phase-Locked Laser Array

Company: Intraband LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The technical objectives of this proposal are: 1) Design a metal/semiconductor grating-based (i.e., substrate-emitting) Grating-Coupled Surface-Emitting Distributed Feedback Quantum Cascade Laser (GCSE-DFB QCL) emitting at 4.6 microns with high beam quality; and 2) Demonstrate a GCSE-DFB QCL… more

Go Games Civics: Meeting Common Core Standards With Tablet-Enhanced Multiplayer Role Play Games

Company: Filament Games, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: GoGames will be a tablet-based multiplayer role-play game for middle school social studies classrooms and will focus on topics in civics. GoGames is intended to enable more efficient and effective implementation of traditional civics interventions by replacing static paper content and training… more

Imaging Software of Functional Connectivity MRI for Alzheimer's Disease

Company: BRAINSYMPHONICS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This application, Imaging Software of Functional Connectivity MRI for Alzheimer's Disease , is written in response to (PA-11-134) Lab to Marketplace: Tools for Brain and Behavioral Research (SBIR [R43/R44]) . Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most… more

Water-Equivalent Plastic Scintillation Detectors for Small-Field Radiotherapy

Company: STANDARD IMAGING, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Standard Imaging, Inc. is developing a new generation of radiation dosimeters for small field dosimetry. These small detectors are needed in clinical applications such as stereotactic radiosurgery/stereotactic radiotherapy (SRS/SRT), intensity modulated radiation… more

A Dynamic DNA Discovery Kit: Hand-on Exploration of DNA Structure and Function

Company: 3D MOLECULAR DESIGNS Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this project is to design and prototype a dynamic physical model of DNA that students will use in an active learning environment to explore the 3-D structure of double- stranded DNA - and then easily untwistinto a flat, 2-D ladder model in which the… more

SBIR Phase II: Inexpensive and Effecient System for Signal Amplification

Company: Alpha Universe LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project proposes to develop a new signal amplification system that, while being inexpensive and simple to use, can be combined with antibodies or other probe molecules and can increase detection limits of conventional Enzyme-linked… more

Light weight Rubidium-Metal Vapor Circulating System

Company: Frederick T. Elder & Associates Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Frederick T. Elder & Associates(FTEA) proposes an approach to the development of a closed-cycle Helium-Rubidium(He-Rb) circulator that allows for FTEA to ensure safety throughout the project, to manufacture a prototype at a reasonable cost using mostly commercial components if selected for Phase… more

Molecular Light Switch for Controlled Gene Expression

Company: LUCIGEN CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Experimental manipulation of gene expression is a widely used technique that is crucial to much of modern biomedical research. The ability to control the timing and expression level of recombinant genes is central to the production of recombinant protein for… more