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Biologically-inspired low light integrated vision systems

Company: Centeye, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Our objective is to develop a vision system for a micro air vehicle (MAV) or other robotic system that allows it to operate in extremely low light levels. We will develop systems capable of operating in ambient light or with active illumination carried aboard the vehicle, and will explore… more

Fuel Efficient Forward Operating Base (FOB)

Company: Marine Design Dynamics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The objective of this project is to develop a software based FOB energy simulation model that will enable the USMC to effectively analyze FOB energy efficiency under various configurations and assess the impacts of current and emerging conventional and alternative power systems. At the end of Phase… more

Mitigation of Biologically Induced Active Sonar Reverberation in Littoral Regions

Company: Applied Research in Acoustics LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Applied Research in Acoustics LLC will formulate and develop new concepts and algorithms for data-driven clutter-adaptive waveform-synthesis and CFAR normalization processing based on physical models of resonant backscattering from heterogeneous aggregations of swim-bladder-bearing fish that will… more

AAV Mediated Gene Transfer to the CNS for MPS I

Company: REGENX, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / STTR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I) is an autosomal recessive storage disease caused by the absence of a-L-iduronidase (IDUA), resulting in systemic accumulation of glycosaminoglycan (GAG) storage materials, hepatosplenomegaly, skeletal dysplasias,… more

Novel Adeno-Associated Viral Therapy for Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Company: REGENX, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this project is to develop a novel gene-based delivery system to treat neovascular age- related macular degeneration (wet AMD), a debilitating ocular disease. AMD is the leading cause of blindness inAmericans over 60 years of age, with wet AMD… more

On-board navigation for small MAVs in ship-borne environments

Company: Centeye, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: The goal of this effort is to build a fully on-board vision based navigation system for small micro air vehicles (SMAVs) that will allow autonomous flight and navigation in a ship-borne environment. The target platform is a hovering air vehicle of 7cm to 20cm in size with a payload capacity between… more

Developing a grower-centric online software prototype to enable vegetable producers to collect accurate and timely crop harvest information

Company: AGSQUARED, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Consumers are now demanding more information about farm production processes and their resulting harvests. Harvest records, although difficult for farmers to capture, can contain rich product data such as grading information and macro and micronutrient content, allowing farmers to differentiate… more

Optical Fluorescence and X-Ray Computed Tomography Scanner for Small Animal In-Vi

Company: BIOSCAN, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this application is to develop a quantitative in-vivo small animal imaging system for fluorescent reporter probes that fuses fluorescence light emitting computed tomography (FLECT) with X- ray computed tomography (CT). The proposed… more

A synthetic biology library for the Semantic Web

Company: CLARK AND PARSIA, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / STTR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long-term aims of this project are to improve the engineering practices of synthetic biologists, and thereby to hasten the pace of synthetic biology research. Synthetic biology is poised to make great contributions to health, medicine, energy, and the… more

Fuel Efficient Forward Operating Base (FOB)

Company: Marine Design Dynamics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: Marine Design Dynamics, Inc. is pleased to propose an advanced, analytical method for the development of concepts and systems to improve energy efficiency and reduce logistics requirements to sustain USMC Forward Operating Bases (FOB). In its simplest form, our concept is to provide a capability to… more

NITRC Image Repository: A Commercial Solution to Advancing Data Sharing in Neuros

Company: TURNER CONSULTING GROUP, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research is committed to implementing a ten-month initiative to create a proof-of-concept of the NITRC Image Repository (NITRC-IR). The goal of the NITRC-IR is to promote publication,indexing, and sharing of anonymized fMRI… more

A Web-based Multimedia Intervention for Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Company: TRIAD INTERACTIVE, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / STTR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Treatment for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) often confers considerable functional impairment. As a result, HNSCC patients experience significant decrements in quality of life, high levels of emotional distress, deteriorations in interpersonal… more

Optimizing Emergency Aftercare with Mobile Video Prescriptions

Company: HEALTHEWORKS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / STTR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): healthEworks' mission is to improve discharge health education for the 100 million patients discharged from U.S. emergency departments (EDs) annually. healthEworks aims to accomplish this goal by creating and distributing Video Prescriptions - concise videos… more

Optical Fluorescence and X-Ray Computed Tomography Scanner for Small Animal In-Vi

Company: BIOSCAN, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this application is to develop a quantitative in-vivo small animal imaging system for fluorescent reporter probes that fuses fluorescence light emitting computed tomography (FLECT) with X- ray comput ed tomography (CT). The proposed… more

Scalable Production of New Generation Adeno-Associated Virus Gene Therapy Vectors

Company: REGENX, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this application is to develop a scalable production system for the manufacture of an adeno- associated virus (AAV) serotype 8-based gene therapy vector bearing a human low density lipoprotein recept or (hLDLR) transgene for the treatment of… more

Countering Cyber Terrorism through Internet Media

Company: The Rendon Group Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: This Phase I Technical Approach will provide the Government with an approach to identify, assess, and monitor the manner in which terrorist websites influence target audiences. Our approach is unique in that it applies psychological and sociological approaches to understanding the information and… more

Navy ERP Advanced Visual Reporting

Company: Maga Design Group Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: The objective of this research is to demonstrate the feasibility of developing a software toolkit to describe, define and create visual data models that can be dynamically linked into a spatial framework to facilitate more rapid understanding of complex data sets for leadership decision making. The… more

Accessible Web-Based I Can Work Application that will Enhance Community Participation and Living for Individuals with Disabilities

Company: NDI Consulting, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2010 / 1
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Cross-layer Queue Management and Queue-status Messages for Wireless Tactical Networks

Company: Defense Group Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: Defense Group Inc. (DGI) proposes a unique approach to Cross Layer Modeling of JTRS MANETs. Our approach integrates admission control with congestion management schema. We propose a schema of "Intelligently" dropping packets with three possibilities for improved JTRS network throughput: 1) Using a… more

A synthetic biology library for the Semantic Web

Company: CLARK AND PARSIA, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / STTR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of the proposed research is to determine the feasibility of, and create prototype software for, a library of reusable synthetic biology components using Semantic Web technologies OWL, RDF, SPARQL and SWRL. Thislibrary will dramatically increase the… more

Multi-Attribute Reliability and Maintainability Engineering Assessment Methodology

Company: Cognition LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: While current Air Force logistics processes have served us well, and provided unparalleled support since the end of the Cold War, the need to significantly reduce costs while improving weapons system availability is essential. Senior Air Force officials have stated in numerous documents that the… more

Decision Support System Based On Collaborative-orientated System Engineering Cpabilities

Company: Cognition LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2010 / 2
Abstract: The objective of this project is to promote and realize improvements in readiness, sustainability and availability for US Air Force weapons systems and platforms. The centerpiece of Phase II is the primary set of process workflows which provide for the accomplishment of Supply Chain Management (SCM)… more

Application of Advanced Materials for High Volatility Fuel Management

Company: Marine Design Dynamics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2010 / 2
Abstract: The High Volatility Fuel Storage Module (HVF Module) prototype technology demonstrator will incorporate MDD"s Phase I preliminary design efforts with a Phase II, detailed engineering approach, to develop a unit that will support the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) as a mission module. The HFV Module… more

Advanced Development for Defense Science and Technology

Company: SUPERIOR NANOBIOSYSTEMS Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2009 / 1
Abstract: The objective of our proposed effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of an extremely rapid analysis of whole blood samples in non-laboratory environments using MEMS-based fabrication techniques combined with new developments in highly specific antibodies. We believe this technology will enable… more

Processing for Flexible Sensors

Company: Centeye, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2009 / 2
Abstract: The overall goal of this project is to develop a flexible acuity sensor (FAS), including both hardware and software, and demonstrate its ability to acquire and track moving targets in the environment, including when the sensor itself is moving. These sensors will utilize a proprietary Centeye vision… more