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KeraStat(TM) Burn Gel and Halofuginone to Prevent Scar Contracture after Burn Injuries

Company: KeraNetics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Phase I project is relevant to the ultimate goals of this program announcement given the prevalence of the IED which often creates complex burn wounds on the face and skin that often form hypertrophic scars that often contract over time. Burn wound healing is a complex process that includes… more

Flowable keratin biomaterials for improving infection control and wound healing, Phase 2.

Company: KeraNetics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Improvements in body armor, availability of equipment, and decreased patient transport times have dramatically improved Soldiers"survival of combat injuries. Data suggests that future conflicts will require more aggressive wound management at the point of injury to deal with more complex… more

Dynamic Narrative Generation Software To Improve Social And Behavioral School Readiness Skills Needed For The Successful Transition To Grade School

Company: 3-C Institute for Social Development Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The project team is developing a prototype of a web-based intervention for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students to prepare for the transition to grade school. The product will support students as they create stories using a step-by-step scripted interactive process. The stories will focus on… more

Hall Of Heroes: An Interactive Social Tutoring System To Improve And Measure Social Goals For Students In Preparation For Transition To Middle School

Company: 3-C Institute for Social Development Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Hall of Heroes will be a web-based game for fifth graders to engage with pedagogical agents (animated life-like characters) to solve tailored social problem solving tasks and build social skills to use in challenging situations. Instructional content will focus on six core Social Skill Units… more

Dynamic E-Learning to Improve Postsecondary Transition Outcomes for Secondary Students with High Functioning Autism

Company: 3-C Institute for Social Development Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This project team will develop a web-based product to engage 11th and 12th grade high school students with HF-ASD in a self-paced online interactive course to learn about the transition to college, learn specific resilience strategies for coping with the transition to college, and to practice… more

Accommodation integrated technology to minimize the impact of disability on students’ assessment performance

Company: 3-C Institute for Social Development Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: There is growing interest in computerized systems to increase accessibility of assessments for students with disabilities. Technology offers an ideal platform for implementing Universal Design (UD) principles for assessment to better accommodate student diversity and support broad student… more

Fast-Running Physics-Based Models for Intercept Debris Aero-heating and Aero-thermal Demise

Company: Corvid Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Corvid Technologies is pleased to offer this SBIR Phase I proposal. In the proposed effort, we will develop a fast-running, predictive methodology for the aerothermal demise of the debris generated during a Ballistic Missile Defense intercept event. This model will be informed by existing… more

Advanced Ballistic Shielding for Crew Served Weapons Stations

Company: Corvid Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: In a Phase I effort, Corvid Technologies will develop and test candidates for a series of advanced ballistic shields for crew served weapons stations intended to replace heavy, cumbersome shielding that does not meet required specifications. Current armor production efforts by Corvid will be… more

Post-IED Hull Inspection Tool

Company: Corvid Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: On today"s battlefields, vehicles are at risk of encountering improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Fortunately, not all of these result in complete vehicle loss. Sending a vehicle back to the depot for overhaul when it could have stayed in operation, wastes precious resources. Conversely,… more

Modeling High Explosive (HE) Detonation Response and Resulting Debris/Shrapnel Generation from Submunitions Warheads

Company: Corvid Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: As MDA continues implementation of the Phased Adaptive Approach (PAA), high fidelity and accurate characterization of post-intercept debris environments will become more and more critical to the successful operation of the larger Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system. The objective of this… more

Post Intercept Debris Predictions for EO/IR Scene Modeling

Company: Corvid Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Corvid Technologies is pleased to offer this STTR Phase I proposal in collaboration with The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and Spectral Sciences, Incorporated. The emphasis of the proposed effort is to develop a new methodology for predicting late-time EO/IR signatures from… more

Improved Target Discrimination of Multiple Targets Using Bulk Filtering for Debris

Company: Corvid Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Corvid Technologies in collaboration with Dynetics, Inc ("Dynetics") is pleased to present the following proposal to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) SBIR solicitation MDA12-028 entitled Improved Target Discrimination of Multiple Targets Using Bulk Filtering for Debris. This proposal will… more

Anchoring Post-Intercept Debris Prediction Tools

Company: Corvid Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: As MDA continues implementation of the Phased Adaptive Approach (PAA), robust operation of BMDS sensors within post-intercept debris environments will become more critical to successful operation of the larger BMDS. Due to a paucity of test data, development and performance testing of BMDS sensors… more

Improvements to the BMDS Hit-to-Kill Lethality Predictive Toolset

Company: Corvid Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The objective of the proposed Phase II program is to leverage existing first-principle physics-based codes and improve our ability to predict lethality outcomes for hypervelocity missile intercepts using our Velodyne code. In particular, we will address deficiencies in our high explosive (HE)… more

A Real-Time Fault Management Software System for Distributed Environments

Company: International Association of Virtual Org Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DyMA-FM (Dynamic Multivariate Assessment for Fault Management) is a software architecture for real-time fault management. Designed to run in a distributed environment, DyMA-FM enables model-based reasoning and predictive modeling for FM applications. With the appropriate hardware, DyMA-FM can… more

Low Cost High Reproducibility Method for GaN Seed Production

Company: Kyma Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Although several critical energy saving technologies under development today require Gallium Nitride (GaN) based semiconductor devices, a source of high quality and inexpensive GaN wafers does not yet exist. This lack of GaN wafers adds complexity to GaN device production and makes development of… more

FLAAT Growth Technology for Low Cost Thick High Quality GaN on Thin 8 Sapphir

Company: Kyma Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Gallium Nitrides (GaN) device market size is second only to silicon and is projected to be $50-100 billion in size as markets mature for GaN power devices, solid state lighting, and hundreds of other new applications. Even with this remarkable forecast, GaN epitaxy is still produced primarily on… more

Millimeter Thick, Periodically Oscillating Polarity GaN Grown via HVPE

Company: Kyma Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Gallium Nitride (GaN) crystals have recently garnered attention as a candidate for use as a Quasi-Phase Matching (QPM) material for frequency conversion applications such as second harmonic generation (SHG) and optical parametric oscillation (OPO), due to its wide bandgap (3.4eV), high thermal… more

Porous Membrane Electrode for Quantitative Detection of Toxins

Company: Mercury Science Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: In Phase I, a novel porous electrode was designed to demonstrate a rapid, simple assay for the detection of domoic acid in marine samples. During Phase II, methods to manufacture porous electrodes will be improved to enable high volume production of low-cost biosensors that can be connected to a… more

Lightweight, High Efficiency Cryogenic Heat Exchanger

Company: NanoTechLabs Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Through this effort, NanoTechLabs Inc. will improve the efficiency and lower the mass of the cryogenic heat exchanger used in American Superconductor's High Temperature Superconducting Degaussing system. NanoTechLabs will achieve these goals by producing a Carbon Nanotube metal matrix composite… more

High Thermal Conductivity Gaskets Based On Carbon Nanotube Vertical Arrays

Company: NanoTechLabs Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Through the Phase II program, NTL will finalize the materials development and demonstrate the ability of a TIM material based on carbon nanotube vertical arrays to meet general requirements for space applications. In addition we will define and initiate tests required for a specific Air… more

Interactive Generative Manifold Learning

Company: Signal Innovations Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Signal Innovations Group proposes a hierarchical Bayesian approach for non-linear dimensionality reduction that addresses three key challenges: learning a reversible mapping from a high-dimensional observed space to a low-dimensional embedded space, learning the dimension of the embedded space, and… more

Detection, Tracking, and Classification of Dismounts

Company: Signal Innovations Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The detection and tracking of dismounts and the identification of threatening dismounts are critical challenges for ensuring mission success and troop safety when conducting tactical vehicle operations in hostile environments. Vehicle operators must focus on multiple tasks simultaneously: … more

New Radar Exploitation Methods for Combat Identification

Company: Signal Innovations Group, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Current automatic target recognition (ATR) training processes require expensive data collections or extensive, high fidelity target modeling and validation whose costs and lead times will limit the ongoing sustainability of ATR target databases. Radar based systems for combat… more

Adaptive Compression of Telemetry Data using Application Specific Dictionaries

Company: Vadum Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Vadum proposes to create a novel telemetry data compression/decompression system, SCoCD (Sparse Compression on Complete Dictionaries) with very low latency, very high compression rate, and very low distortion. The system will allow lossless compression, and can be tuned for each type of data stream… more