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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

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

AirCore Reusable InSitu Sampler for CO2 and Trace Gas Measurements

Company: KALSCOTT Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: The AirCore is a simple and novel atmospheric air column sampler to validate satellite observation data of greenhouse gases, using a lightweight, inexpensive coated stainless steel coil. The simple design of the leads to cost savings during manufacture and operation. The addition of a UAV to the… more

Miniature WCDMA Payload

Company: KALSCOTT Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Under U.S. defense policy, the Navy is responsible for delivering satellite communications to"disadvantaged"users, the term for intelligence officials and troops working in remote areas, often with no more resources than backpacks or small vehicles. MUOS is slated to provide coverage for… more

Chemical-Biological Forensic Evidence Container with Agent and Tamper Resistant Tools

Company: NanoScale Materials, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: The proposed research incorporates several inventions to produce structural components that are assembled into a highly enhanced Toxic Material Forensic Container (TMFC) for transport and storage of contaminated articles. Bio-hazardous materials are frequently encountered in investigations, and the… more

Applications and Methods for Continuous Monitoring of Physiological Chemistry

Company: PINNACLE TECHNOLOGY, INC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: With the notable exception of glucose, most metabolic biomarkers cannot be accurately, and practically measured over long periods, in vivo and in real-time. A primary reason is stable, selective enzymes suitable for biosensors are not available. Biosensors could revolutionize acute and long-term… more

A non-invasive high-throughput sleep stage analysis system

Company: PINNACLE TECHNOLOGY, INC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Degeneration of sleep quality with age is a well-documented phenomenon. While much is known regarding the characterization of this decline, remarkably little of the physiology or genetic underpinnings are understood. Age-related sleep changes in rodents (mice +… more

A Nicotine Biosensor for Addiction Studies

Company: PINNACLE TECHNOLOGY, INC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): 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, rapidly affects the brain within 15 seconds. Breaking… more

A Tissue Implantable Microbiosensor

Company: PINNACLE TECHNOLOGY, INC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The aim of this application is to develop, prototype, validate, manufacture and commercialize a new, generalized microbiosensor designed for non-human use and based on functionalized nanoparticles. The microbiosensors produced will enable in vivo monitoring of a… more

SBIR Phase II: Clean Tool: A unified approach to wafer cleaning

Company: Uncopiers, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to develop a single wafer processing clean tool for semiconductor wafer cleaning at all stages of wafer processing. The method relies on using acoustically controlled micro-cavitation to remove on-wafer particles. This is a… more

Innovative high-airflow smokehouse design with novel method of controlling airflow to cook faster&to reduce temperature&color variation

Company: HANSON, ROBERT Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Industrial smokehouses are large forced-air convection batch ovens used to cook and smoke meat products such as bacon, ham, bologna, whole turkeys, chicken breast, snack sticks, jerky, smoked sausage, hotdogs, sliced luncheon meats, and other smoked meats. These huge smokehouses are crucial to the… more

Phosphorus removal from ethanol thin stillage to produce a low phosphorus livestock feed and a valuable granular fertilizer.

Company: KANSAS ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Grain ethanol production byproducts or ?coproducts? are commonly used in modern beef finishing rations. The term distillers grains (DGS) is intended to include these and similar coproducts. The expansion of the ethanol industry has led to the wide spread availability and economic pricing of DGS,… more

SBIR Phase I: High Quality and Low Cost Bulk Aluminum Nitride Substrates for UV LEDs

Company: Nitride Solutions Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will investigate the feasibility of growth of high-quality and low-cost bulk aluminum nitride (AlN) substrates by vapor phase deposition. The performance of nitride-based devices, such as light-emitting diodes (LEDs), lasers, and transistors,… more

Hydrogen/Bromine Energy Storage System

Company: TVN Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: "It is our objective to develop a cost effective, durable and reliable hydrogen-bromine flow battery system for small-scale electrical energy storage applications. H2/Br2 flow battery technology has been around for decades, however, the lack of low-cost and durable electrode and membrane materials… more

Hydrogen/Bromine Energy Storage System

Company: TVN Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: "It is our objective to develop a cost effective, durable and reliable hydrogen-bromine flow battery system for small-scale electrical energy storage applications. H2/Br2 flow battery technology has been around for decades, however, the lack of low-cost and durable electrode and membrane materials… more