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Robust, Lightweight Wiring for Space Applications

Company: Minnesota Wire & Cable Co. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: An ability to reduce the weight of cables has the potential to provide significant cost savings, reduce maintenance and improve reliability of satellites. The costs of developing and producing satellites are linearly proportional with the satellite"s weight, with each kilogram… more

Cloud-Based Efficient Data Analysis and Reduction (CEDAR)

Company: Architecture Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Architecture Technology Corporation (ATCorp) proposes the Cloud-based Efficient Data Analysis and Reduction (CEDAR) system, a novel hardware and software solution to efficiently increase and manage shared compute resources located within an autonomous vehicle to run mission-specific software that… more

Aqueous Based Automatic Fire Extinguishing System

Company: Fire Solutions, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Fire Solutions LLC will demonstrate a vehicle crew fire protection system that utilizes both water mist and aqueous foam subsystems in a Phase I effort utilizing a steel simulated"Humvee"built by Naval Air Warfare Center, China Lake. The proposed crew fire protection system will function… more

Control of Arthritic Pain by Inhibition of TRPA1 Activity

Company: KORONIS BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CORPORAT Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Koronis Biomedical Technologies (KBT) proposes a novel tool to test the integrity of implantable cardioverter- defibrillator (ICD) leads in-situ. Siilar to pacemakers, ICDs are surgically implanted just under the skin outside of the patient's rib cage. An… more

Low-cost Neurocognitive Rehabilitation System for Traumatic Brain Injury

Company: ADVANCED MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Impairments to proper cognitive functioning are among the most common problems associated with traumatic brain injury. Treatment for cognitive dysfunction is central to recovery after TBI due to the profound impact cognitive dysfunction can have on an individual’s independence, ability to work,… more

Enhancing Conversation Intelligibility for Hearing Aid Users in Noisy Environments

Company: ADVANCED MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This project develops and tests an easy to use and unobtrusive hearing aid accessory that utilizes a directional microphone array: to improve understanding of speech in noisy environments. A common problem amongst hearing aid users is trouble understanding speech while listening to a conversation in… more

Body Worn EMG Controlling of Assistive Robotic Arm for Stroke Rehabilitation

Company: ADVANCED MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and the third leading cause of death in the United States. Approximately 15 million people in the world, and more than 700,000 people in the United States, experience a stroke each year. Following a hemispheric… more

Head Tracking Hearing Aid for Automatic Source Switching

Company: ADVANCED MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Advanced Medical Electronics proposes to develop an advanced wireless hearing aid that tracks user head movements and provides automatic audio source switching based on user focus. The proposed advanced hearing aid willenable users to utilize hearing aids in more… more

Therapeutic vaccination against genital HPV infection

Company: ADVANCED MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Advanced Medical Electronics (AME) proposes a wireless hearing aid accessory that utilizes gaze tracking of the hearing aid user's eyes by a smartphone's front facing camera to electronically steer a microphone array with signal processing. The… more

Distance Bounded Impulse Radio For Continuous Glucose Sensor

Company: ADVANCED MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposed project aims to develop an advanced telemetry system for body worn continuous glucose sensors using a new radio based on distance-bounded ultra wideband impulse radio technology for secure, reliable, low cost, low power body area sensor networks.… more

Development of a wearable telemetry module and dual hormone infusion set for use

Company: ADVANCED MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Advanced Medical Electronics Corporation (AME) and the University of Minnesota propose to develop a new graphene based continuous glucose monitor with passive wireless readout capability and dissolvable / biocompatiblemetallization layers for use in close-loop… more

Constraint-Checking Editor for Procedure Tracking (ConCEPT)

Company: Adventium Enterprises, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Constructing, maintaining, and adapting operational procedures for manned space operations is a complex task, requiring the procedure author to satisfy constraints resulting from the system configuration, current state, and applicable flight rules. This Phase 1 SBIR project will establish the… more

Satellite Avionics Fault Tolerant Hypervisor

Company: Adventium Enterprises, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Hypervisors could significantly increase mission utility and life of space platforms, while decreasing acquisition time and cost. Terrestrial hypervisor applications, including cloud computing and avionics for Unmanned Aerial Systems, enjoy the benefits of maintenance, short-duration missions, and… more

Gas Turbine Engine Exhaust Jet Shear-layer Pressure Measurement System

Company: Aero Systems Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: A microphone array system for studying the near field hydrodynamic region adjacent to the supersonic exhaust plume of a tactical aircraft engine in a ground test fixture at approximately 20 feet above the ground. It will consist of approximately 160 microphones aimed radially inward at the edge of… more

SBIR Phase II: In situ PFC Monitoring Sensors

Company: United Science LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project addresses the analysis needs for monitoring perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) in water. PFOA and PFOS are ubiquitous environmental contaminants that have been found at low concentrations in waste… more

Nanotechnology Approach for Transmission Loss-of-Lubrication Survivability

Company: APPLIED COLLOIDS Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Applied Colloids proposes the utilization of its proprietary nanotechnology in order to insure continued operation of powertrain transmissions utilized in rotorcraft. This will entail the use of a nanoadditive to the transmissions of interest. These nanoadditives will coat the interacting gears with… more

SMART Mounts: Accessible robotic mounts for independent positioning of devices by

Company: BLUE SKY DESIGNS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed SMART mount, a powered mounting and positioning system, provides individuals with significant disabilities access to and control over their immediate environment. It enables independent repositioning of devices by a person with little or no upper… more

Diabetes Prevention: Interactive DPP Curriculum for Virtual Small Group Delivery

Company: DISCOVERY GENOMICS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Pancreatic cancer represents the 10th most common cancer diagnosis, yet the 4th most common estimated cause of death. The only potential curative therapy for pancreatic cancer is surgical resection; however, few patients have tumors which can be respected.… more

Live-Cell Fluorescence Lifetime FRET Assays for HTS

Company: FLUORESCENCE INNOVATIONS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project will establish proof-of-concept for a powerful and versatile implementation of live-cell assays in a true high-throughput screening (HTS) format for small-molecule drug discovery. The technological basis isfluorescence lifetime (FLT) readout of FRET… more

Therapy Management Software for Naturalistic Model-Based Behavioral Interventions

Company: GENESEGUES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The ultimate goal of this project is to develop a safe and effective topical vaccine against the dengue virus (DENV). DENV causes an estimated 30 to 50 million cases of debilitating fever leading to over 20,000 deaths worldwide every year. DNA-based vaccines have… more

TOPIC 313 PHASE I; RNAI CANCER THERAPEUTICS USING NANOTECHNOLOGY; HHSN2612013000

Company: GENESEGUES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The design, fabrication, characterization, and preclinical evaluation of novel nanoparticle-based drug formulations capable of delivering candidate RNAi therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE

Online Training and Certification for Competency in Dementia Friendly Hospital Care

Company: HEALTHCARE INTERACTIVE, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) are an urgent healthcare challenge facing 21st Century America. In the U.S. in 2011, one person received an ADRD diagnosis every 68 seconds; by 2050, that number will beone every 33 seconds (Alzheimer's… more

Tools for Distance Delivery of an Evidence-based AD Family Caregiver Intervention

Company: HEALTHCARE INTERACTIVE, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): As the US population ages, Alzheimer's disease and related disorders (ADRD) will present an emotional and financial burden to an increasing number of families and the U.S. healthcare system. More than 75% of the care for persons with ADRD is provided by… more

High-Temperature Microsample Testing System

Company: HYSITRON, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: A better understanding of the thermo-mechanical response, characteristics and properties of materials can lead to improved device performance as well as facilitate the design of new devices and materials for various applications. Although there has been significant progress in the… more

Self-Sealing Therapy Ostomy Pouch

Company: EDEN MEDICAL, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Eden Medical proposes to develop a Self-Sealing Therapy Ostomy Pouch (S2TOP) to stop leakage that leads to skin breakdown and trauma for ostomy care patients. The S2TOP will detect leakage, inform the patient, and prevent leakage occurrence providing better… more