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Pilot Program for Recovery of All-Natural Medicinals from Arkansas Forests: A Key to Easing Sagging Profitability in the Forest Industry

Company: SEA STAR INTERNATIONAL, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This proposal will serve as a pilot project for poor, rural, Southern counties with rich forestry resources. Arkansas and surrounding states have some of the highest poverty rates in the nation. Arkansas 19 million acres of forests represent more than half of the total land mass of this state. This… more

MyNutritionPlanner: Development and Evaluation of an Innovative Software Approach

Company: BIOSTRATEGIES, LC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this proposal is to develop an effective enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for Sanfilippo A patients by exploiting safety, supply, and cost advantages of plant-based enzyme bioproduction while integrating novel ERT delivery strategies being development… more

High Temperature (300 °C) Silicon Carbide (SiC)-Based Integrated Gate Drivers for Wide Bandgap Power Devices

Company: Arkansas Power Electronics International Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: SiC power semiconductors have the capability of greatly outperforming Si-based power devices. Smaller switching and on-state losses coupled with higher voltage blocking capability, and especially its high operating temperature make SiC the ideal semiconductor for high performance, high power density… more

Compact , High-Power Density, High-Voltage Silicon Carbide (SiC) Based Solid-State Circuit Protection Device (SSCPD) Incorporating Advanced Power Pack

Company: Arkansas Power Electronics International Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This SBIR Phase I project seeks to develop an advanced, flexible, robust, high-power density, high-voltage (600 V), solid-state circuit protection device (SSCPD) through the incorporation of silicon carbide (SiC) device technology, the implementation of advanced power packaging, and novel fault… more

Intelligent, Fault Tolerant and Robust Silicon Carbide based Power Management Unit for Aircraft Applications

Company: Arkansas Power Electronics International Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc. (APEI, Inc.), and Moog, Inc. have allied to form a team devoted to the development of an intelligent, multi-channel, highly-miniaturized, high-temperature, Silicon Carbide (SiC) based Solid-State Energy Distribution Unit (SSEDU) to support emerging More… more

Design and Development of a Low Cost, Manufacturable High Voltage Power Module for Energy Storage Systems

Company: Arkansas Power Electronics International Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc. will design and develop a high performance, high voltage ( & gt; 15 kV) SiC MCPM that is low cost, manufacturable, reliable and reworkable. The target utility scale energy storage applications include power conversion systems for grid-tie, solar… more

High Temperature Energy Harvesting Solution for Autonomous Wireless Sensor Networks in Aircraft Systems

Company: Arkansas Power Electronics International Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This Phase II SBIR will focus on the development of a high temperature (225°C) wirelessly powered, distributed wireless network for use in jet turbines. The network nodes will be capable of supporting sensors to monitor environmental variables or actuators for system controls. The… more

Multi-Module, Scalable, High Power Density, Radiation-Hardened Power Converter Interface Systems for Space Rated Li-Ion Battery in Satellite Applicati

Company: Arkansas Power Electronics International Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: To significantly reduce procurement overhead and recognizing the mission strategic importance of developing modular power electronics for interfacing the battery to the spacecraft bus, APEI, Inc. is proposing to develop a novel multi-module, inherently scalable, high power density,… more

High power density power supply for next-generation radar applications utilizing emerging wide-bandap semiconductor devices

Company: Arkansas Power Electronics International Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Next generation Naval warships utilize increasingly powerful and integrated radar systems, such as the next generation Air Missile Defense Radar (AMDR), for their versatile missions. The AMDR system combines a wide variety of functionalities, including: horizon search, missile communication and… more

Improving Hybrid Catfish Production Efficiency Through Triploid Induction

Company: BAXTER LAND COMPANY ,INC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The profitability of commercial catfish production continues to decline due to increased feed and fuel costs, economic inflation, and increased imports of fish from countries with inexpensive labor and little regulation. In order to compete, catfish producers must become more efficient. Research has… more

Point of Care Device for Molecular Detection of HIV

Company: AC DIAGNOSTICS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): According to recent estimates ~33 million people are living with HIV, with 96% residing in the developing world. While antiretroviral therapy is effective and increasingly available, the standard of care requires periodic monitoring of patients' viral load… more

Multicomponent Nanomanufactured Drop-in Lubricant Technology for Enhancing Engine Friction Reduction

Company: NanoMech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The objective of this Phase I project is to demonstrate feasibility to design and develop novel nanomanufactured multicomponent lubricant additives applicable for engine, especially engineered as additive for enhancing engine economy with at least 3%. This economy will be enhanced through the power… more

A Modular Miniature Satellite Laser Communications Transceiver

Company: Space Photonics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The data transmission capacity required for fixed and tactical information networking continues to increase. Deploying traditional RF or microwave broadband direct line of sight (DLoS) links does not meet future warfighter needs. A key thrust for the Air Force (AF) is Assured Access… more

SBIR Phase I: Self Aligned Hydrogenated Selective Emitter for N-Type Solar Cells

Company: Silicon Solar Solutions Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project provides the lowest cost selective emitter (SE) for solar photovoltaics and will help lower costs towards grid parity. Selective emitter technology for solar cells has so far involved complex processes with at least two or more steps in… more

SBIR Phase I: High Gain, Low Noise Integrated SiC Optoelectronic Isolation for High Temperature Electronics

Company: Ozark Integrated Circuits, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will investigate the feasibility of utilizing Silicon Carbide (SiC) based electronics to create wide-temperature, low-noise, high-speed optoelectronic sensors for high-voltage power electronics isolation applications. SiC electronics are a… more

Novel Lignin-Based Magnetite Nanocomposites for Removal of Phosphate from Contaminated Waters

Company: Synanomet, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Phosphorus (P) remediation is an extremely difficult and costly environmental problem and could cost $44.5 billion dollars for treatment using conventional water treatment plants to meet EPA requirements. Phosphorous runoff can lead to“dead zones” due to eutrophication and can also cause… more

SBIR Phase I: Multi-Core Sleep Convention Logic Processor

Company: NanoWatt Design, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project addresses the challenge of designing ultra-low power circuits using new asynchronous design techniques to dramatically reduce both dynamic power and leakage power. The objectives of this project are to demonstrate improved power… more

SBIR Phase I: Use of Automated Multiparametric Strain Analysis Technology (MPS) as a Diagnostic Test for Heart Disease

Company: CardioWise, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to develop in-clinic proof of concept for fully automated cardiac multiparametric strain analysis (MPS) technology capable of identifying left ventricular (LV) contractile injury. The innovation in this technology is centered… more

SBIR Phase I: Trans-esterified Lignin Thermoplastic

Company: Cyclewood Solutions, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project addresses the need for affordable biobased plastics to replace petroleum-based materials. The objectives of this research are to demonstrate strong intermolecular interactions between chemically modified lignin and thermoplastics, demonstrate… more

SBIR Phase I: Development of a Selectively Current-permeable Osteogenic Pedicle Screw Surface for Vertebral Fusion

Company: OsteoVantage, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a selectively direct-current permeable pedicle screw surface for use with patent-pending osteogenic spinal fusion instrumentation. New bone matrix more rapidly incorporates the bone graft material in the presence of an… more

SBIR Phase I: Hands Free Silent Tactile Obstacle Avoidance System for Blind Travelers

Company: Fauxsee Innovations LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project proposes to design, develop, evaluate and specify an ultrasonic blind mobility assistance device that will provide an effective, affordable, lightweight and intelligent navigation assistant for vision-impaired people. Over 46% percent of the 11… more

Advanced Materials and Methods for Biospecimen Collection for Infectious Disease

Company: Viridis Solutions Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: In this Phase I research effort we propose to construct an advanced design for a collection swab to be used for collection and storage of biospecimens. Viridis Solutions and Dr. Magnus Bergkvist and Dr. Melendez (College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering, University at Albany) propose a novel… more

Multi-Source Integrated Cooling Heating and Power System

Company: Energy Quest Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The proposed project would design a 10-ton multi-energy source, integrated cooling, heating, and power system, including the solar collectors, with the capacity to produce 8kWe of back-up electrical power. The system is a single integrated cooling, heating and power generation unit. It is… more

Integrated Portable Power and Cooling System

Company: Energy Quest Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: The objective of this project is to build and deliver to the Army two prototype systems that will verify a reduction in fuel consumption by at least 30% and reduce weight by at least 30%, when compared to a currently fielded system. The design presented in this proposal is expected to reduce fuel… more

Production of a New Vaccine for Poultry to Prevent Salmonella

Company: SEA STAR INTERNATIONAL, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Despite concerted efforts on both the part of the food industry and Federal regulators, already in 2011 there have been Salmonella foodborne illnesses in 31 U.S. states. Salmonella is a leading cause of foodborne illness. It is responsible each year for an estimated 1 million illnesses, 19,336… more