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Handheld Technology For Speech Development In Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Company: Handhold Adaptive, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: SpeechPrompts will be an application for Apple iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iTouch) for use by special education professionals and other caregivers (e.g., special educators, paraprofessionals, SLPs, counselors, and parents) working with students in kindergarten through grade 12 who exhibit prosodic… more

Novel Oxidizer for Ammonium Perchlorate Replacement

Company: NALAS Engineering Services Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The DoD requires increased performance and increased density solid propellants for use on boost, strategic and tactical missile systems, however, simultaneously attaining higher energy and density while maintaining satisfactory physical properties is an extremely challenging goal. Current… more

Torrefaction Processing of Human Fecal Waste

Company: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: New technology is needed to collect, stabilize, safen, recover useful materials, and store human fecal waste for long duration missions. The current SBIR Phase I proposal will examine an innovative torrefaction (mild pyrolysis) processing system that can be used to sterilize feces and produce a… more

Regenerable Sorbent for Combined CO2, Water, and Trace-Contaminant Capture in the Primary Life Support System (PLSS)

Company: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The NASA objective of expanding the human experience into the far reaches of space requires the development of regenerable life support systems. This proposal addresses the development of an integrated air-revitalization system for the space suit used in Extravehicular Activities (EVAs). The… more

Advanced Extravehicular Helmet Assembly

Company: Air-Lock, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The current NASA spacesuit community is focusing on utilizing a 13" hemispherical helmet for the next generation of extravehicular activity spacesuits. This helmet architecture presents the end user with a myriad of positive attributes, including a large field of view, enhanced CO2 washout and… more

EOIR Debris Management during ascent phase for C2BMC

Company: Applied Mathematics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: We propose to develop algorithms to improve debris management for electro-optical/infrared sensors (EO/IR) within C2BMC. Our goal is to improve fire control solutions, increase the quality of communicated sensor information, and reduce communication demands. We characterize the pre-intercept… more

Near Real-Time Quantification of Stochastic Model Parameters

Company: Applied Mathematics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Mathematical models of physical and biological systems contain parameters that need to be estimated from measured data. Models with parameters distributed probabilistically require the estimates of a probability measure over the set of admissible parameters. We propose to use frequentist-based… more

Deep Vector Sensor System

Company: Applied Physical Sciences Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Applied Physical Sciences and the Navmar Applied Sciences propose to adapt existing vector sensor and sonobuoy technology within their respective areas of expertise to develop a preliminary design for a passive deep water directional sonobuoy. The Phase I Base is centered on tasks pertaining to… more

Cost-Effective Technologies for Fabrication of PiezoCrystal Vector Velocity Sensors

Company: Applied Physical Sciences Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Applied Physical Sciences (APS) has developed a plan to improve the design and development of submarine towed array vector sensors that employ single crystal accelerometers so that they meet Navy specifications, but do so at significantly lower cost relative to earlier variants. Tasks in the Phase I… more

Very High Frequency Volumetric Acoustic Array

Company: Applied Physical Sciences Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The US Navy, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) plans to upgrade its facilities at the Acoustic Research Detachment (ARD). Part of this upgrade includes installation of volumetric measurement arrays to characterize the radiated acoustic signatures of scale submarine models. At low and… more

Online Interactive Generative Multiscale Manifold Learning

Company: Plain Sight Systems Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: One of the main obstacles to the useful exploitation of dimensionality reduction, both linear and nonlinear, is the lack of effective synthesis methods to generate examples in the original exploitation space, as opposed to the low dimensional parameter space. The ability to interactively navigate in… more

Small Molecule Antiviral Agents Against Flaviviruses

Company: L2 DIAGNOSTICS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Flaviviruses, and dengue viruses in particular, are significant human pathogens. No vaccine or specific therapeutic agent is available against West Nile and dengue viruses. Our goal is to develop peptide-derived therapeutics active against West Nile virus, dengue viruses, and other flaviviruses. … more

DURA-Peel, DURACON-Based Removable High Accuracy IR Thermography Coatings

Company: MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Fiber reinforced composite materials are used extensively in aerospace applications due to their high stiffness and strength to weight ratio, and superior thermal, mechanical, electromagnetic and fatigue properties. However, given their demanding operational environment, composite aerospace and… more

Electron-beam Switches for a High Peak Power Active SLED-II Pulse Compressor

Company: Omega-p, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This SBIR project will be devoted to the development and demonstration of high-power X- band switches to operate with the two resonant delay lines of the SLED-II pulse compression system. Each switch is triggered with an intense electron beam drawn from a diamond-coated molybdenum cold cathode. … more

Electron Gun and Beam Collector for a 650-kW, 1.3-GHz Low-Voltage Multi-Beam Klystron for the Project-X Pulsed Linac

Company: Omega-p, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The 8 GeV pulsed linear accelerator that is being planned at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL) as part of its Project X requires a high-power radio frequency amplifier with parameters that are not available from commercial sources. Omega-P, Inc., in a technical collaboration with FNAL,… more

RF Cavity Chain and Magnetic Circuit for a 650 kW, 1.3-GHz Low-Voltage Multi-Beam Klystron for the Project-X Pulsed Linac

Company: Omega-p, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The 8 GeV pulsed linear accelerator that is being planned at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL) as part of its Project X requires a high-power radio frequency amplifier with parameters that are not available from commercial sources. Omega-P, Inc., in a technical collaboration with FNAL,… more

Fuel Flexible Low Emissions Burner for Waste-to-Energy Systems

Company: Precision Combustion, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Waste-to-energy (WTE) technologies are being developed that combine waste management and energy generation. Theses wastes include a wide range of bio-based fuel stocks (biomass from wood and/or grasslands) or organic waste streams (manure and farm waste, municipal solid waste (MSW), sawdust). Much… more

Multi-fuel Solution for Commercial Cooking Appliances in Battlefield Kitchens

Company: Precision Combustion, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) will develop a compact, flexible and efficient Battle Fuel Conditioner (BFC) add-on module that will enable a full range of commercial gas cooking appliances to operate normally and reliably using JP-8 or other liquid fuels, LNG or conventional compressed gaseous… more

High Efficiency, Thermally Integrated Bio-fuel Steam Reformer for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Company: Precision Combustion, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) is proposing an integrated steam reformer and solid oxide fuel cell design capable of very high efficiency and robust transient operation. By virtue of intimate physical integration, without compromising system complexity, the proposed design enables very high… more

Combustion Enhancement of Propulsion-Fuel Using Novel Carbon-based Additives

Company: Precision Combustion, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Precision Combustion, Inc. proposes a novel approach for nanoenergetic particle addition to aerospace fuels using carbon based nano-particles, hence avoiding challenges currently being faced by metal-based particles including particle stability, agglomeration, oxidation, solid combustion… more

Ultra Compact, Lightweight, Fast Response Cetane Sensor for Heavy Fuels

Company: Precision Combustion, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes to develop a novel, ultra-compact cetane sensor to analyze fuels in real time. The sensor will be capable of determining the cetane number of logistic fuels used for small remote piloted aircraft engines. In Phase I, PCI will perform testing with… more

Single Step Manufacturing of Low Catalyst Loading Electrolyzer MEAs

Company: Proton Energy Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis is industrially important as a green source of high purity hydrogen, for chemical applications as well as energy storage. However, the energy required to manufacture these units is still high, due to the multi-step processes employed. Today, the majority… more

Low-Noble-Metal-COntent Catalysts/Electrodes for Hydrogen Production by Water Electrolysis

Company: Proton Energy Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The economical use of hydrogen as a transportation and stationary power fuel remains a long-term DOE objective. Energy storage applications in Europe such as wind capture and improved biogas conversion efficiency are also driving significant interest in hydrogen production from renewable sources. … more

Economical Production of Hydrogen Through Development of Novel, High Efficiency Electrocatalysts for Alkaline Membrane Electrolysis

Company: Proton Energy Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Proton OnSite, in collaboration with the Illinois Institute of Technology, proposes development of a low cost, membrane-based hydrogen generator, based on catalyst and membrane materials advancements. Economical and environmentally benign production and storage of hydrogen for energy markets remains… more

Plug and Play Realtime Diagnosis for Ground Processing System Integration

Company: Qualtech Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: NASA's "Ground Systems Development and Operations Program" is moving towards transforming parts of the Kennedy Space Center from a historically government-only launch complex to a spaceport bustling with activities involving government and commercial vehicles alike. The success of… more