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Advanced Shipboard Mission Payload Handling System

Company: Quantum Engineering Design, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The QED team proposes an Advanced Payload Handling System (APHS) capable of semi-autonomous and/or wireless remotely controlled, omni-directionally maneuvering operations. Selected design candidates will be evaluated with respect to their ability to provide an assured capability of acquiring and… more

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

Company: Paratools, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The TAU Performance System is a powerful and highly versatile profiling and tracing tool ecosystem for performance analysis of parallel programs. Developed over the last 15 years, TAU has evolved with each new generation of HPC systems and scales efficiently to hundreds of thousands of cores on the… more

Goal Guider: A Mobile and Web-Based System for Self-Management of Everyday Life by Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism

Company: Assistech Systems, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The project goal is to develop and test the feasibility of a self-management system, Goal Guider, consisting of a mobile application and companion web site that allows individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism to effectively manage self-defined goals for everyday living across various… more

Scandate Cathode for High Power Long Life Electric Propulsion

Company: e-beam, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Scandate cathodes are proposed as a way to boost performance and life for electric space propulsion systems. This company has recently demonstrated breakthrough performance on these cathodes in other formats. We have demonstrated emission of 5 Amps/cm2 at 850 degrees CB, which is 200 degrees C… more

Klystron Amplifier Utilizing Scandate Cathode and Electrostatic Focusing

Company: e-beam, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: We propose to build an electrostatically focused klystron that exploits recent breakthroughs in scandate cathode technology. We have built cathodes with greater than 100 Amps/cm2 emission. This project offers an opportunity to test those cathodes in real world devices. Because of their small size… more

Binary Static Previrtualization

Company: Galois, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
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 components is needed. Not only is there a performance cost, but the prevalence of… more

Practical Roots of Trust for Mobile Devices

Company: Galois, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
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

Polarization insensitive diffraction grating for Navy tactical airborne high energy lasers (HEL) applications

Company: LightSmyth Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: LightSmyth is a US based manufacturer of high power high efficiency polarization insensitive diffraction grating using unique, cost-efficient and high fidelity manufacturing technology. Gratings are etched into fused silica substrate and contain no organics or polymers. They may be as large as 150… more

Ultra High Brightness Plasma Ion Source for SIMS Imaging of Actinides at the Theoretical Resolution Limit.

Company: Oregon Physics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This proposal outlines a project aimed at providing a radical improvement in ion source technology that can be applied to the mass spectrometric analysis of actinides. The state-of-the-art secondary ion mass spectrometers (SIMS) employ the duoplasmatron ion source to create the primary ion beam for… more

Weather Information Services Supporting Civilian UAS Operations

Company: The Innovation Laboratory, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: We build a system that supports the weather information needs of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) planning to fly in the National Airspace System (NAS). This weather information service will supply information to UAS Ground Control Stations (GCSs) from the Next Generation Air Transportation System… more

FACET as a Collaborative, Open Source UAS Research Platform

Company: The Innovation Laboratory, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: We build a tool that accelerates Research and Development (R & D) aimed at introducing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS). In the proposed effort, FACET will form the basis of a collaborative R & D platform, an environment where users can share open… more

Convective Induced Turbulence (CIT) Detection via Total Lightning Sensing

Company: The Innovation Laboratory, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: We proposes to build a prototype Convective-Induced Turbulence (CIT) hazard detection system based on total lightning sensing as an indicator of the location and severity of in-cloud CIT. Total lightning is the combination of cloud-to-ground and in-cloud lightning and has been shown to correlate… more

Advanced Microgravity Compatible, Integrated Laundry System

Company: UMPQUA Research Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: An Advanced Microgravity Compatible, Integrated laundry System (AMCILS) is proposed that uses a two phase water / water vapor system to allow good agitation of clothing during the wash & rinse cycle. Drying will be accomplished utilizing microwave energy addition and "jet" air flow to… more

Advanced Capabilities Medical Suction Device

Company: UMPQUA Research Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: A compact microgravity and hypogravity compatible vacuum device is proposed to provide medical suction and containment of extracted fluids. The proposed aspirator will draw up to 40 L/min of air and produce a nominal vacuum of 500-mm Hg, which is comparable to commercially available medical… more

Low SWAP LIDAR Instrument for Arctic Ice Sheet Mass Balance Monitoring

Company: Voxtel, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The U.S. Arctic continues to be one of the most difficult places on Earth for year-round scientific observations and research, and ice sheet and sea level changes have been explicitly identified as a current priority in the Presidents Climate Change Science Program, the Arctic Climate Impact… more

High-Count-Rate, High Resolution Single Photon Detector

Company: Voxtel, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Megapixel-class imaging systems with single-photon sensitivity, high time resolution (sub-ns), and the capabilities to detect and process photons at high rates (above 108 detected photons per second) are highly desirable for a number of DOE, homeland security, national defense, and nuclear medicine… more

Digital Silicon Photomultiplier Readout Circuit

Company: Voxtel, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: SiPMs have received significant investigation over recent years, because they offer potential as a solid-state single- photon-sensitive alternative to photomultipliers (PMTs), but their performance does not meet the needs of science, and there are no commercial fabs capable of manufacturing them… more

Rad-Hard Dual-Threshold High Count Rate Silicon Pixel Array Detector

Company: Voxtel, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Available 2D multi-wire proportional counters (MWPC) are limited by their low global count-rate capability and are insufficient for imaging X-raycrystal spectroscopy (XCS) experiments. Solid state X-ray pixilated array detectors have been shown to overcome this problem. However, large area solid… more

Flexible, High Performance Microlens Array Technologies for Integral Field Spectrographs

Company: Voxtel, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: For the purposes of advancing integral field spectrograph (IFS) microlens capabilities, a new class of high-quality optics-grade nanostructured organic-inorganic nanocomposite three-dimensional (3D) gradient index (GRIN) microlens optical materials is proposed. In the Phase I program, solid state… more

Wide Spectral Response Nanocrystal-Sensitized Focal Plane Array

Company: Voxtel, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: A compact night vision imaging technology will be developed that responds in the visible through the short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) and medium-wavelength infrared (MWIR) spectral range from 0.4 to 5µm wavelengths. The detectors are made using low cost deposition techniques, at… more

Numbershire II: Development Of A Second Grade Game-Based Integrated Learning System To Target Whole Numbers And Operations In Base Ten And Operations And Operations And Algebraic Thinking

Company: Thought Cycle Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The web-based game, Numbershire II, will include modules to support students with or at-risk for disabilities in learning 2nd grade level mathematics, as defined by Common Core State Standards, including fluency with place value ideas, foundations of multiplication, and procedural fluency with… more

Apparatus for Optimizing Photovoltaic Solar Manufacturing Efficiency through Real-Time Process Feedback and Spectral Binning of Cells

Company: Tau Science Cororation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Novel, inline measurement techniques are needed to improve the quality and performance of new solar cells. Manufacturers today measure cell performance inline under white light conditions, but are unable to obtain the cell response as a function of wavelength without extensive offline testing. They… more

Tools for Rapid Automated Development of Expert Models (TRADEM)

Company: Eduworks Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Intelligent tutoring systems (ITS) are complex adaptive learning systems that simulate one-on-one tutoring. Research shows they improve learning and reduce time to mastery. Unfortunately, they are also expensive and time-consuming to produce. Existing IT authoring tools eliminate low level… more

Project Hi-Fi: Promoting High Fidelity Of Screening And Progress Monitoring Assessments

Company: Life Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This project team is developing a prototype of software for a tablet computer to replace paper tests for teachers to assess the reading fluency of special education students in grade 5 and 6. The technology will provide: scoring and tracking assessments with a stop watch for appropriate timing of… more

SBIR Phase I: Development and Commercialization of Nitrate-Selective Sensors for Precision Agriculture

Company: SupraSensor Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will demonstrate proof of concept and validate the feasibility of translating a molecular receptor for nitrate anion into a highly-selective and sensitive soil probe. Ultimately, these sensors will fulfill the need for real-time… more