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Virtual Visual Landing Aid for Rotorcraft Recovery (V2LAR2)

Company: Continuum Dynamics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Operational utility for ship-based rotorcraft is often limited by weather conditions that can influence sea states, wind over deck (WOD) and airwake turbulence, and pilot visibility. Recent advances in Visual Landing Aid (VLA) design have made strides in providing better situational awareness to… more

A novel process to produce air-stable core-shell nanoparticles for energetic applications

Company: NEI Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: It has been a challenge to realize the benefits of energetic metal nanoparticles due to the severe oxidation that occurs on the particle surface, which leads to significantly diminished performance during combustion. We propose to improve the energetic properties and air-stability of… more

Engineered Nanoscale Materials for use in Thermal Batteries

Company: NEI Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Thermal batteries provide a short burst of high power to various components in smart munitions, such as missiles launched from UAVs and other systems. There is a need for thermal batteries that have higher energy density and power density, and longer run time than the state of the art batteries,… more

High Efficiency 808 nm Laser Pump Diode Arrays with Excellent Beam Quality

Company: Princeton Optronics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Navy is interested in developing high power and high operation efficiency laser pumps at 808nm for multiple Navy applications. VCSEL technology offers an excellent choice for the development of such laser pumps. The new approaches developed during phase I for very high efficiency and high power… more

Atmospheric Environmental Metrology for Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR) Sensor Flight Test

Company: SciTec, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) needs accurate, autonomous techniques for atmospheric correction of airborne imaging sensors to support flight testing, specifically validation of Noise-Equivalent Differential Temperature (NEDT) capabilities of Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) sensors used for… more

Incremental Learning for Robot Sensing and Control

Company: Net-Scale Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The purpose of this proposal is to build a working prototype of a highly-adaptive, vehicle-independent, compact, low-power, low-cost, autonomous ground robot navigation system that incorporates the results obtained in our Phase I effort and in our earlier DARPA LAGR (Learning Applied to Ground… more

Readorium Rising Reader: Smart Nonfiction Comprehension Software For Students In Grades 3-5

Company: Mtelegence Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The project team is developing a prototype of the Readorium Rising Reader, a web-based game for students in grades 3 to 5 intended to strengthen reading comprehension of non-fiction science text. The game will provide students with strategies to use as they construct meaning and decipher new… more

A new hemagglutination method for blood grouping

Company: ALLIED INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long-term goal of the proposed research is to develop a novel quantitative particle agglutination technology for improving the performance of blood typing assays. The conventional hemagglutination blood typing assays have serious drawbacks such as limited… more

A Flow Through Cell Counting Assay

Company: ALLIED INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long-term goal of the proposed research is to develop a novel quantitative flow through cell counting method for enumeration of CD4+ T lymphocytes in human blood. CD4 cell counts are needed to stage and monitor HIV-infected patients. In adults, the absolute… more

Acquisition, Tracking and Pointing Technologies for High Energy Laser Applications

Company: AmplificationTechnologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This proposal is directed toward Focus Area 1: Low noise high sensitivity and high bandwidth detector arrays at 1µm. Amplification Technologies Inc. has invented and demonstrated a fundamentally new technology to design and fabricate high-sensitivity photodetectors. We invented an amplification… more

Novel Structured Metal Bipolar Plates for Low Cost Manufacturing

Company: TREADSTONE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The focus of this SBIR project is to develop a low cost novel structured metal bipolar plate technology for low temperature PEM fuel cells for transportation applications. The innovative metal bipolar plate technique is aimed to meet industry revised performance and cost requirements for metal… more

Portable device for monitoring water balance in elderly

Company: ARTANN LABORATORIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Dehydration is a frequent cause of morbidity and mortality in the elderly. Identifying at risk individuals and maintaining adequate fluid balance is an essential component of health care in aging population. Currently,there is no effective tool available to… more

Vaginal Tactile Imager for Pelvic Floor Biomechanical Assessment

Company: ARTANN LABORATORIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Pelvic organ prolapse is a highly prevalent condition affecting at least 50% of women in the US during their lifetimes. Some loss of utero-vaginal support occurs in most adult women, however, the true etiology of prolapse and differences seen among individuals is… more

Creating Spatial Disorientation in Flight Simulation

Company: Continuum Dynamics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Training in the symptoms of Spatial Disorientation (SD) has shown to be valuable in aiding pilots to recognize its onset and provide a means for mitigating its effects, but such demonstrations have traditionally been associated with specialized equipment and devices. Since the vast majority of… more

Adaptive Nozzle Technology for Mitigation of High Speed Jet Exhaust Noise

Company: Continuum Dynamics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Current generation engines for Air Force platforms provide unprecedented levels of thrust and performance but also generate significantly higher jet exhaust noise than legacy tactical aircraft. Phase I work at CDI has identified first-generation actuation devices that can be tailored to… more

High-Order Aeromechanics Model Support for Rotorcraft Conceptual Design

Company: Continuum Dynamics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Conceptual design tools for rotorcraft are used to size vehicles for intended flight operations, as well as reveal trends on the relative benefits certain configuration choices have on the resulting aircraft performance. This information is useful for indicating potentially valuable areas for… more

Low-Cost CFD-Based Analysis for Surface Mesh Interrogation and Refinement

Company: Continuum Dynamics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Accurate flow calculation is crucial to the development and support of air platforms, and CFD has been successful at predicting aerodynamic performance for a variety of flows. The accuracy of CFD is governed by the quality of the surface mesh, and much work has been undertaken to automatically… more

Aircraft Conceptual Design Capability with Fast, High-Order Aeromechanics Models

Company: Continuum Dynamics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Requirements for enhanced cruise efficiency and reduced noise for future Air Force mobility transports can be met using advanced propeller and propfan technology. However, identifying designs that balance performance and acoustics requirements for multiple flight conditions poses a… more

Packaging High Power Photodetectors for 100 MHz to 100 GHz RF Photonic Applications

Company: Discovery Semiconductors, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Discovery Semiconductors will assemble high power InGaAs/InP photodiodes with 50 ohm internal termination in a fiber-pigtailed, W1-connectorized microwave package having the following specifications: (a) Responsivity>0.7 A/W at 1550 nm wavelength; (b) -3 dB Bandwidth>60 GHz; (c)… more

Safe and Renewable Plasticizers from Cellulose

Company: Exelus, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Phthalates are a class of petroleum-derived chemicals used as plasticizers to improve the properties of polymeric materials like PVC. However, they are currently being phased out of use in the US and elsewhere due to concerns about their toxicity and action as endocrine disruptors. One viable… more

Attenuating reperfusion injury with combined hypothermia and gradual reperfusion.

Company: FOCALCOOL, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The primary care goal during a heart attack is to quickly restore blood perfusion. Reperfusion, however, is paradoxical, while it enables organ survival; it also enables destructive biochemical processes. While numerousadjunctive therapies for acute myocardial… more

Innovative Cost-Effective and High-Temperature Portable Helipad

Company: Frontier Performance Polymers Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The objective of this SBIR Phase I proposal is to develop a lightweight, cost-effective, and high-temperature resistant portable helipad for future helicopters and vertical landing aircrafts. Portable helipads are critical for forward operating bases, and enable aircrafts to land in any area safely… more

Glycoconjugate therapeutic peptides for improved treatment of human diseases

Company: CIRCULITE, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Project Summary Mechanical cardiac support has been shown to be an effective treatment in adults that suffer from congestive heart failure; however, there are limited options for treatment for the smallest of patientsthat present with heart failure. In the U.S.,… more

Multiplex ALEX-based Test for Protease Activity Profiling in Arthritic Joints

Company: CIRCULITE, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Project Summary Development towards treating small children and infants with mechanical circulatory support systems to bridge to transplant purposes is underway. However, implantable systems with miniaturized external components have delayed the process. To date,… more

Novel Antithrombotic Diadenosine Tetraphosphate Analogs

Company: IMMUNOMEDICS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this SBIR application is to initiate a clinical trial with a bispecific antibody (bsMAb) pretargeting procedure for detecting pancreatic carcinoma, based on a highly specific antibody (PAM4) recognizing an epitope found in pancreatic mucin.… more