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Advanced Littoral Combat Ship Common Mission Module Handling Device

Company: Quantum Engineering Design, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Quantum Engineering Design, Inc. (QED) Mission Module Handling Device (MMHD) is designed to meet the Navys requirements of minimizing the deck point loading while lifting and omni-directionally maneuvering ISO containers and Twenty foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) aboard both the Littoral Combat… more

Advanced Breakwater And Causeway Ultramarine System (ABACUS) Development

Company: Quantum Engineering Design, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Expansion of the Advanced Breakwater And Causeway Ultramarine System (ABACUS) research and development work accomplished under the Phase II Basic and Options 1 & 2 programs to full scale prototype systems and large scale demonstration models for both Seabasing and ship-to-shore logistics support… more

Active Motion-Compensation Technology for Roll-On/Roll-Off Cargo Vessel Discharge to Floating Platforms

Company: Quantum Engineering Design, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The QED team proposes to study an active motion compensation platform supported by a self-contained air cushion system. The Phase II study will evaluate the ability of the'Ramp Motion Control Platform'(RMCP) to support and control the LMSR stern ramp through a range of elevated sea state… more

Protect Yourself Abuse Prevention for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Company: DOUBLE S INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEMS Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) are at higher risk for abuse than the general population. Increasing numbers of people with ID are living independently in the community with both its benefits and its risks. Many individuals with ID are subjected… more

Development of Reliable, Economical Briquetting of Torrefied Forest Residue Without Binders to Produce Sturdy, Water Resistant Briquettes

Company: HM3 ENERGY, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Unlike raw wood pellets, energy dense torrefied biomass pellets or briquettes share important traits with coal which make them a promising alternative clean fuel to use directly in coal plants. They are brittle (not fibrous, like raw pellets), so they can be pulverized just like coal before being… more

TAU Commander: An Intuitive Interface for the TAU Performance Analysis System

Company: Paratools, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The Department of Energy and other federal agencies have made significant investments in software performance engineering tools, which can be complex and difficult to use. Novice users first encountering a tools complexity and vast array of features are intimidated and easily frustrated. There is… more

A High Performance Chemical Simulation Preprocessor and Source Code Generator

Company: Paratools, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Numerical simulations of chemical kinetics are a critical component of aerospace research, Earth systems research, and energy research. These simulations enable a better understanding of the evolution of chemical species over time in domains as diverse as climate and weather prediction, combustion… more

Physiologically Compatible Hemodialysis through Advanced Dialysate Regeneration

Company: Chemica Technologies, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The uremic syndrome is a disabling condition attributed to the progressive retention of solutes that would normally be excreted by the kidneys and which interact negatively with physiological systems/functions. These are broadly defined as uremic toxins. Hemodialysis treatment is prescribed for the… more

Goal Guide: A Web-Based Application for Self-Management of Goal Tracking

Company: Assistech Systems LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This is a Phase II project to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a responsively designed web application, Goal Guide, that enables individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism to effectively manage self-defined goals for everyday living across personal, educational, and vocational… more

System for automatic classification of rodent vocalizations

Company: BIOSPEECH, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Depression, dementia, schizophrenia, substance abuse, developmental disorders and speech- related disabilities can feature impairments in the ability to express emotions. Development of treatments for these impairmentspresents a formidable challenge. In this… more

Developing a Novel eHealth Application for Oral Systemic Issues during Pregnancy

Company: C/J MEDIA, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Oral disease is a silent epidemic because of its prevalence and missed prevention opportunities. Evidence has established connections between oral-systemic etiologies, including the effects of periodontal disease (PD), and a range of health outcomes and… more

Preclinical development of novel small molecule malaria drugs that overcome drug

Company: DESIGNMEDIX, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The worldwide health problem created by malaria has been made more difficult by the spread of drug- resistant parasites. We have developed an orally available and inexpensive class of novel drugs that act against both chloroquine-resistant and… more

Reservoir Scandate Cathode for Electric Propulsion

Company: e-beam, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: We propose to combine two revolutionary cathode technologies into a single device for use in electric space propulsion. This will overcome problems that both technologies have when operated alone.The cathode is currently the component which most limits performance and life in ion and Hall Effect… more

Practical Roots of Trust for Mobile Devices

Company: Galois, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: To meet the critical security needs of the Department of Homeland Security and others, we propose two methods for providing a secure root of trust for mobile devices. One method is designed to integrate as easily into existing systems, while the other requires deeper integration but… more

Binary Static Previrtualization: Phase II

Company: Galois, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Modular software development helps enable application developers to quickly write sophisticated applications. However, in most instances only a small fraction of the functionality included in a particular software component is needed. Not only is there a performance cost, but the prevalence of… more

Chitosan Gastrointestinal Hemostatic Dressing

Company: HEMCON, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ? DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (NVUGIB) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Incidence of NVUGIB in the US is 53 events per 100,000 adults, with approximately 160,000 hospital admissions annually. US treatment and prevention… more

Chitosan Endoluminal Hemostatic Dressing

Company: HEMCON, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Perioperative hemorrhage remains the major complication of transurethral and open prostatic surgical procedures. Significant blood loss from these procedures causes delayed healing and longer hospitalization which significantly increases the cost of patient care.… more

Novel lure for more sensitive monitoring of potato psyllid

Company: ALPHA SCENTS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The goal of this proposal is to develop host-plant attractants that Potato Psyllid (PP) utilize to find and colonize host plants. PP exhibits a marked preference for potato volatiles and trough feeding process changes composition of the volatile blend. Semiochemicals (host-plant volatiles) are… more

Monitoring and attract and kill systems to control ambrosia beetles vectoring the laurel wilt disease in avocado and other Lauraceae.

Company: ALPHA SCENTS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Project Title:Monitoring and attract and kill systems to control ambrosia beetles vectoring the laurel wilt disease in avocado and other Lauraceae.Technical AbstractProduction of avocado in Florida is valued at $30 million a year, accounting for twelve percent of the national production. This… more

Teacher Education: Promoting Reading Readiness (TEPRR)

Company: IRIS MEDIA, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The purpose of the proposed project, Teacher Education: Promoting Reading Readiness (TEPRR) is to give Head Start (HS) teachers access to evidence-based instructional approaches for teaching basic language and literacyskills through high quality, easily… more

ASD Parent Trainer: Online coaching for parents of children with autism (APT)

Company: IRIS MEDIA, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: PROJECT SUMMARY The goal of this project is to develop and disseminate the Autism Parent Trainer (APT), an online platform that provides parents of children with autism coach-facilitated instruction in how to teach new behaviors, manage problem behaviors, and learn emotion regulation and stress… more

Padres Preparados: An Evidence-Based Parenting Intervention for Latino Families

Company: IRIS MEDIA, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: PROJECT SUMMARY/ABSTRACT Latino youth currently comprise more than one-fifth of the US youth population (Mather and Foxen, 2010), yet this sizeable group of the nation's future adults lags alarmingly behind non-Latino youth in academic achievement. Theproposed program, Padres Preparados: A… more

Fathering Through Change: Online Parent Training for Divorced Fathers (FTC)

Company: IRIS MEDIA, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this Phase II project, Fathering Through Change (FTC): Online Parent Training for Divorced Fathers, is to provide a severely underserved population, divorced fathers, with the skills necessary to be effective parents to their children and co-parents… more

Web-Based Training in Alcohol SBIRT for Youth Aged 9-18

Company: OREGON CENTER FOR APPLIED SCIENCE, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Underage alcohol consumption is a public health concern with numerous negative sequelae, including adoption of other risky behaviors (smoking, other drug use, at-risk sexual behavior, drinking and driving), increased rates of depression or suicidal ideation, poor… more

Mobile Intervention to Enhance Physical Activity in the Chronically Ill

Company: OREGON CENTER FOR APPLIED SCIENCE, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: PROJECT SUMMARY This project aims to fill the urgent need for a safe and engaging intervention that promotes physical activity in a population of patients with chronic diseases (e.g., diabetes, asthma, osteoarthritis, and chronic heart failure). Compelling evidence suggests that physical activity… more