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Microstructured Semiconductor Neutron Detector Arrays for Neutron Scattering Measurements

Company: Radiation Detection Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: There is a need for high-resolution, high-efficiency, and high-rate neutron imaging detectors at neutron scattering facilities. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory Spallation Neutron Source neutron scattering instruments the VULCAN Engineering Diffractometer, the TOPAZ Crystal… more

Late Award - Field-Assembled Component-Based Rotor Blades

Company: Wetzel Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The utility-scale wind industry is evolving towards very large ( & gt;4MW) machines with blades longer than 70m for both land-based and off-shore installations. There is a rapid ramp in cost associated with ground transportation of blades longer than 65m, rising to a threshold that is… more

Expanding Precision Particle Fabrication Technology for the Widespread Control of

Company: ORBIS BIOSCIENCES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A critical need currently exists in the pharmaceutical market for microparticles that can accurately and effectively control the release of poorly water-soluble compounds. Although these poorly water-soluble drugs areprojected to have high clinical efficacy,… more

Defect Passivation for High Performance HgCdTe on Si

Company: ARC Technology Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The potential threat of directed energy weapons (DEW) and other high peak power electromagnetic transient signals require radar systems to implement front door protection against high power signals. Fast ultra wideband (UWB) and high power microwave (HPM) signals are not successfully blocked by… more

Electro-Optic Terminal Protection for Radar Systems Phase II

Company: ARC Technology Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The potential threat of directed energy weapons (DEW) and other high peak power electromagnetic transient signals require radar systems to implement front door protection against high power signals. Fast ultra wideband (UWB) and high power microwave (HPM) signals are not successfully blocked by… more

Electrically Generated Haptic Feedback to Simulate Virtual Explosions - Phase II

Company: ARC Technology Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This proposal details the development of a variable pulsed power system and custom load that simulates the audio, visual, and tactile response of a variety of explosive devices. The system operates by tailoring the driver parameters, such as voltage and current discharge profile, through the… more

AirCore Reusable InSitu Sampler for CO2 and Trace Gas Measurements

Company: KALSCOTT Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: A novel design for an in situ air sampling sensor for CO2 and trace gases is proposed. The sensor, named AirCore, provides the advantages of existing in situ sensors (e.g. high resolution) but eliminates possible biases in analysis that often originate from imperfect measurement condition. The… more

Oral delivered bone building therapy for osteoporosis

Company: OSTEOGENEX, INC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The osteoporosis market is still in demand for new therapeutics due to the lack of safe orally available bone building drugs. Currently, parathyroid hormone (PTH; FORTEOTM) and its analogs are the only bone building therapies available yet they capture only 8% of… more

Simplifying fMRI Integration in the Cognitive Neurosciences

Company: PERCEPTION RESEARCH SYSTEMS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Over the last two decades, fMRI has evolved into a widely used technology in basic biobehavioral research. The user base for this technology continues to increase due to the growth of the field of cognitive neuroscience, and this increase is poised to accelerate… more

Enabling Mobile Device-Based Stimulus Presentation in Biobehavioral Research

Company: PERCEPTION RESEARCH SYSTEMS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The ubiquity of high-performance mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, has the potential to significantly broaden and improve the methods of data collection used in the biobehavioral sciences. Contemporary mobile devices are capable of highly engaging… more

Group housing: A robotic system to track and interact with individuals

Company: PINNACLE TECHNOLOGY, INC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Individually housing animals, even for a short period, is known to have a negative influence on behavior, learning ability, and physiology. Group-housed rodents are better able to cope with stress through improved behavioral and physiological responses.… more

A Nicotine Biosensor for Addiction Studies

Company: PINNACLE TECHNOLOGY, INC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT Tobacco-related deaths cost the United States approximately 200 billion each year. Nicotine is singularly responsible for the dependence-forming properties of tobacco smoking and, once introduced to the body, affects the brain within 15 seconds.Breaking nicotine addiction is challenging… more

SBIR Phase I: Adaptive analog nonlinear circuits for improving properties of electronic devices

Company: Avatekh Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims at developing advanced analog nonlinear algorithms and circuits for mitigation of in-band noise and interference, especially that of manmade origin, affecting various signals of interest and limiting the performance of the affected… more

STTR Phase I: Novel Peptide Hydrogel for 3D Cell Culture

Company: PepGel,LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project aims to use a newly discovered peptide (h9e) hydrogel technology to provide an affordable and easy-to-use 3D cell culture system with high throughput screen and accurate in vivo representative. To bridge the fundamental understanding of… more

First Generation of Controlled-Release Bacteriocins/Anti-Microbials

Company: Orbis Biosciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Combat ration Intermediate Moisture (IM) products currently use low pH and water content (aw) to discourage bacterial growth. The long-term goal of this SBIR project is to maintain the microbial stability of IM ration components over a three-year shelf life while increasing the pH and aw values for… more

Microstructured Semiconductor Neutron Detector Arrays for Neutron Scattering Measurements

Company: Radiation Detection Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The objective of this project is to design and build a high-efficiency neutron detector array consisting of 3000 pixels, with each pixel being 100 microns wide and 4 cm tall, all based on the microstructured semiconductor neutron detector (MSND) technology. The MSND technology resulted in over 40… more

Field-Assembled Component-Based Rotor Blades

Company: Wetzel Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Wetzel Engineering, Inc., proposes research and development to engineer very large wind turbine rotor blades for land-based machines that avoid expensive and logistically challenging transportation requirements. The proposed solution combines two technologies: Sectional component-based assembly of… more

Fuel-Air Explosive Technologies from Dual-Use Materials

Company: Energetic Materials Research and Engineering Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Energetic Materials Research and Engineering (EMRE), LLC proposes to develop a technique for using residual missile fuel to generate a detonative event that will significantly enhance the blast of the warhead upon impact. This entails the design of an integrated active case and related… more

First Generation of Controlled-Release Bacteriocins/Anti-Microbials

Company: ORBIS BIOSCIENCES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Combat ration Intermediate Moisture (IM) products use low pH and water content (aw) to discourage bacterial growth. The long-term goal of this proposal is to maintain the microbial stability of ration components over a two-year shelf life while increasing the pH and aw values for an improved… more

Precision Particle Fabrication-enabled Betamethasone-loaded Microspheres for Tran

Company: ORBIS BIOSCIENCES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Current approaches to treat sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) do not maintain inner ear drug concentrations within an appropriate therapeutic window for sufficient lengths of time to achieve therapeutic effect.A novel delivery system for long-term,… more

Engineering Microparticles for Taste-Masking and Controlled Release of Pediatric

Company: ORBIS BIOSCIENCES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Pediatric drug development presents many unique challenges in the effective treatment of diseases in children, from adequate dosing information and pediatric-specific testing to palatable flavor profiles and effective delivery formats. A novel technology that… more

STRETCH ROLL FORMING

Company: Fairmount Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: During the Phase I SBIR project funded by DLA, Fairmount Technologies (FT) has developed and proven a new CNC metal forming process called stretch roll forming (SRF) that can produce complex parts made out of extrusions without part-specific dies. The proofof- concept machine developed has stretch… more

Electronic Location Reporting for Individuals With Cognitive Disabilities

Company: INTELLISPEAK, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed effort is aimed at the development and evaluation of a wireless electronic location system for reporting the location of individuals with autism and other cognitive disabilities, who may wander or elope. This is a very vexing and routine problem for… more

Electronic Location Reporting for Individuals With Alzheimers Disease and other D

Company: INTELLISPEAK, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed effort is aimed at the evaluation of a wireless electronic location system for reporting the location of individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementia (ADOD), who tend to wander or elope. This isa very vexing and routine problem for… more

Electrically Generated Haptic Feedback to Simulate Virtual Explosions

Company: ARC Technology Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: This proposal details the development of a variable pulsed power circuit and custom load that simulates the audio, visual, and tactile response of a variety of explosive devices. The system operates by tailoring the voltage and current discharge profile through the stimulus generator at the… more