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Miniature, Portable, Device to Detect and Monitor Coagulopathy

Company: HemoSonics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: Trauma is a leading cause of both military and civilian mortality, accounting for roughly 10% of all deaths worldwide. Coagulopathy (disturbance of the physiologic balance between bleeding and clotting) is observed in 25% to 36% of trauma patients and significantly increases mortality.… more

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

Company: HemoSonics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2010 / 1
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 Disease and summarized in a recent edition of… more

Development of a point of care diagnostic to guide efficient usage of blood produ

Company: HemoSonics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Over 60% of the 600,000 patients undergoing cardio-pulmonary bypass (CPB) procedures in the US each year experience intra- and post-operative bleeding. Treatment options are available, each corresponding to a specific h emostatic defect: (a) fresh frozen plasma… more

Random Number Generation for High Performance Computing

Company: Silicon Informatics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: Highly scalable parallel random number generators (RNGs) will be developed, evaluated and implemented for use in high performance computing on thousands of multi-core processors and general purpose graphics processing units. The main contributions are: (a) design and implementation of new parallel… more

Advanced High Power Solid-State Burst Generator

Company: Ness Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: Recent advances in dielectric and magnetic materials have spurred renewed interest in the field of solid state pulse and RF burst generation using Non-Linear Transmission Lines (NLTL) . The NLTL approach to HPM and UWB generation eliminates the need for an electron beam, vacuum system and magnets… more

Impact of Climate Change on Military Compounds in the Environment

Company: Environmental Quality Management Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: This will facilitate the development of remedial approaches for existing facilities and assist in planning new facilities, logistics, and procedures to protect the environment without impairing critical mission functionality. The commercial application will include software distribution and updates… more

Impact of Climate Change on Military Compounds in the Environment

Company: Environmental Quality Management Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2010 / 2
Abstract: This will facilitate the development of remedial approaches for existing facilities and assist in planning new facilities, logistics, and procedures to protect the environment without impairing critical mission functionality. The commercial application will include software distribution and updates… more

Incremental Learning for Robot Sensing and Control

Company: Net-Scale Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: This proposal addresses key open challenges identified during the LAGR program for the practical use of adaptive, vision-based robot navigation in commercial settings. First, the adaptive vision system learns quickly, but forgets as quickly. This will be addressed by using an ensemble of "expert"… more

Automated Support for the da Vinci Surgical System

Company: Mimic Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: Over 1,400 da Vinci systems are in use worldwide and the install base grows by more than 350 robots each year. While adoption has been rapid, there exists a wide variance in performance of surgical procedures, which has had a negative impact on care quality, cost and patient safety. This is due in… more

New Thruster for Proliferated Satellites Has More Force and Longer Life

Company: The Granville Group Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: Granville has designed a new satellite/spacecraft propulsion engine, GREP, delivering over 100.mN/1.0 kW of force from strong electromagnetic energy. more force magnitude and efficiency than existing propellant limited ion thrusters. And, because it uses renewable power from on-board… more

Enhanced power density PEM fuel cells via activated reactants

Company: EntroPlus Technology Solutions & Services, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: The overpotentials and inefficient electrochemical reactions are largely responsible for the lowered power density in polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) based H2/O2 fuel cells. Despite the use of large amounts of expensive precious metals (e.g. Platinum, Pt) the overall efficiency of PEM fuel cells… more

Activated Reactants to Reduce Fuel Cell Overpotentials

Company: JSJ Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: The current produced in electrochemical galvanic cells is primarily dependent on the rate of the electrode reactions where the cell's anode is less negative, supplying less energy than thermodynamically predicted, and the cell's cathode is less positive, supplying less energy than thermodynamically… more

Prediction of the Full-Scale Cook-off Response Based on Small-Scale Testing

Company: Safety Management Services, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: The objective of this project is to develop a methodology for predicting reaction violence of full-scale munitions in either a fast or slow cook-off scenario. This methodology will use a combination of existing heat transfer models and thermal stimulus simulation tools coupled with an empirical… more

Mitigation of USV Motions via Wave Sensing and Prediction

Company: Vector Controls Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2010 / 1
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 vehicles (USVs)… more

Detector for Smuggled Currency

Company: Lattice Government Services, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: As U.S. financial institutions continue to improve legislation that reduces money laundering, criminals with large quantities of cash have shifted their focus to bulk currency smuggling, making… more

Multimodal Knowledge Acquisition and Management

Company: The Friedland Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: Related information, particularly in the real word, can come in many forms, like text, images, video, and more. Exploiting that information will require a multimodal approach. The Friedland Group, which led Project Moebius at DARPA, is joined by The University of Rochester and Prof. David Forsyth -… more

Low Cost, High Performance Transmit/Receive Integrated Circuits on a Single Chip

Company: Versaq Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: In the proposed effort we plan to build a fully-operational X-band T/R Integrated Circuit. One of the key-elements to building a fully operational radar is the requisite RF electronics that feed to each antenna element. Historically, radar transmit/receive (T/R) modules have been implemented as… more

Development of Navy Wave Rich Collaboration for Command and Control

Company: Systems Engineering Solutions, Inc. (SESI) Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: Collaboration, always the bane of effective operations, has seen numerous advances towards providing solutions for concurrent action, immersion within the domain, knowledge mining within a common perspective, and inculcation of stakeholder's defined robots. Google Wave is at the forefront for making… more

Software Defined Multi-Channel Radar Receivers for X-band Radars

Company: DGNSS Solutions, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: The primary objective of the proposed research is to develop proof of concept of a software programmable X-Band radar system using low cost antenna array technology with digital beamforming architecture based on multiple receiver channels. The performance objectives will aim at a minimum of 400 MHz… more

Hierarchically-Structured Bio-Electrocatalyst Materials Design

Company: Akermin Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: Akermin proposes, in collaboration with the University of New Mexico, to demonstrate the viability of electronic connections between biomolecules and engineered surfaces in order to harvest power and energy through biologic systems. This work is in part based on Akermin's proprietary enzyme… more

SBIR Phase I:Stabilized Bioanode Enzymes for Micro Power Biofuel Cells

Company: Akermin Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: This SBIR Phase I project will develop an enzymatic bio-fuel cell using a unique enzyme stabilization technology. The technology overcomes the stability and lifetime issues faced by conventional bio-fuel cells where rare metals serve as the catalyst. Development of the bioanode for the fuel cell… more

Network Coding and Network Tomography (NCNT) Analysis and Algorithms for Dynamic Airborne Networks

Company: InfoBeyond Technology LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: The airborne network suffers from the limitations of highly constrained network capacity due to wireless link communication and intermittent connectivity among platforms. Information coding theory is a very new technology that is initially proposed for computer networks in 2001 and for ad hoc… more

Development of Tools and Methods for Characterizing the Impact of Control Surface Free-Play on Flutter

Company: VSI Aerospace Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: The aerodynamic performance of aircraft is significantly impacted by the aero-elastic dynamics of its control surfaces. In particular, the dynamics of flutter - an unstable self-excitation of structure due to undesirable coupling of structural flexibility and aerodynamics - has critical impact on… more

Development of a Computational Method for Prediction of After-Burning Effect

Company: BUSA Engineering Consulting Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: This proposal is being submitted in response to the solicitation topic N10A-T002 (Development of a Computational Method for Prediction of After Burning Effect) by BUSA Engineering Consulting (Dr. Jianghui Chao) in collaboration with University of Florida (PI: Prof. S. Balachandar). The overall… more

Development of Navy Wave Rich Collaboration for Command and Control

Company: G2 Software Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: G2 Software Systems (G2SS) proposes to explore all features of Google Wave to develop practices and extensions to support Navy Command and Control (C2) processes. The C2 practices and extensions include tools for collaborative problem analysis, collaborative planning, knowledge sharing, knowledge… more