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Reliability of Commercially Available and State-of-the-Art SiC MOSFETs Under Gate Stress and Body Diode Stress

Company: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: An ideal transistor from a circuit designers standpoint consists of an ultra-low on-resistance, majority carrier switching, low gate current drive, and normally-off design. These features are inherent in the silicon carbide (SiC) power MOSFET, with the small footnote that the device, although having… more

Highly Efficient, High Power Density GaN-based DC-DC Converters for Grid-Tied Energy Storage Applications

Company: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: APEI, Inc. is proposing in this Phase I effort to design and build a scalable, high-efficiency, high-power density, gallium nitride (GaN)-based DC-DC converter for grid-tied energy storage applications. The project approach will utilize a soft switching dual active bridge DC-DC converter with… more

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

Company: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In this Phase II proposal, APEI, Inc. will continue development of its patented high temperature gate driver technology, enabling the next generation of high-efficiency, high power density converters. At the conclusion of Phase II, APEI, Inc. will have designed, fabricated, and tested a high… more

A Self-Contained Assay Device for Rapid Detection of Viable Cryptosporidium in Wa

Company: BIODETECTION INSTRUMENTS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will investigate the technical feasibility of an in vitro excystation-based automated cartridge assay for rapid detection of viable Cryptosporidium oocysts in water. Briefly, viable oocysts will be subjected… more

Co-Construction for AAC Devices

Company: INVOTEK, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There are approximately 4 million Americans with severe speech and physical impairments (SSPIs) who must rely on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems to express themselves. People with SSPI are at asignificant disadvantage when communicating.… more

Quad-Rider Accessible Handcycle

Company: INVOTEK, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Physical activity may improve the health and quality of life of people with spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D) by slowing or reversing physiological decline, lowering risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, improving mental health status and… more

Comprehensive Telecommunication for People with Tetraplegia

Company: INVOTEK, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There are over 700,000 Americans with severe physical impairments (SPIs) who have few options for independently accessing telecommunication services such as voice calls, text messaging, and video calling. The inabilityto independently and reliably access these… more

Magneto- NanoSensor for Detection of Serum Biomarkers Associated with HepatoCellular Cancer

Company: OCEAN NANOTECH, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Liver Cancer is the sixth most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Early diagnosis of liver cancer will have a significant impact on survival by implementation of effective tratment strategies. The development of novel biomarkers in serum for liver cancer… more

STTR Phase I: Eco-Friendly Mass Production of Highly Conductive Graphene Sheets with Controlled Structures

Company: OCEAN NANOTECH, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project aims to develop an efficient, rapid, and eco-friendly approach for mass production of highly conductive solution phase graphene with controlled structures. Most of the commercial available solution phase conductive graphene sheets are… more

Assessment of microvessel density and tumor proximity for prognosis of cancer

Company: OCEAN NANOTECH, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Tumor microenvironment (TME) makes an essential contribution to tumor progression, recurrence, and metastasis. Currently, there is no standardized method to quantify major components of TME simultaneously, such as lymphovascular invasion, and to predict… more

Targeted Nanoparticles of Bismuth Organo Complexes for Spectral CT Imaging of Cor

Company: OCEAN NANOTECH, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Chest pain in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) present a clinical dilemma: transfer for emergent coronary revascularization, admit overnight for cardiac telemetry and stress testing, or discharge home with medical follow-up. In this proposal,… more

SBIR TOPIC 85 PHASE I, DEVELOPMENT OF MOLECULAR IMAGING AGENTS AND METHODS TO DETECT HIGH RISK ATHEROSCLEROTIC PLAQUE 9/8/2014 - 9/7/2015

Company: OCEAN NANOTECH, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Not Available

Portable Brain Injury Biomarker Detection System with Integrated Microdialysis Pr

Company: SFC FLUIDICS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Portable Brain Injury Biomarker Detection System with Integrated Microdialysis Probe Project Summary: SFC Fluidics is developing a portable, fully-integrated and automated medical device for clinical monitoring of patients with severe brain injury. The instrument will allow for automated detection… more

SBIR Phase II: Trans-esterified Lignin Thermoplastic

Company: Cyclewood Solutions, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project addresses the need for affordable compostable plastics to replace petroleum-based plastics. Plastic bags are an environmental eyesore that pollute waterways and kill wildlife. Local governments are now passing laws to ban the use of… more

Targeted Enzyme Replacement Therapy for Rare Forms of Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Company: BIOSTRATEGIES, LC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long-term goal of this project is to develop an effective protein replacement therapeutic (PRT) for patients affected with rare forms of Osteogenesis imperfecta, OI-VIII (deficiency in prolyl 3-hydroxylase 1; P3H1)and OI-VII (deficiency in cartilage… more

Enzyme Replacement Therapy for GM1 Gangliosidosis Lysosomal Rare Disease

Company: BIOSTRATEGIES, LC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this proposal is to develop an effective enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for patients suffering from GM1 Gangliosidosis by integrating a novel protein fusion ERT cell delivery strategy under development atBioStrategies LC and by exploiting safety,… more

Improving MPS I ERT Efficacy through Lectin-Mediated Delivery

Company: BIOSTRATEGIES, LC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The long-term goal of this project is to develop an improved enzyme replacement therapeutic (ERT) for MPS I that integrates safety and cost advantages of plant-based bioproduction with innovations that enhance ERT delivery and disease correction. MPS I (encompassing Hurler, Hurler/Scheie, Scheie… more

A Panel-Based Approach to the Diagnosis of Genetic Nephropathies Utilizing Next G

Company: NEPHROPATHOLOGY ASSOCIATES Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There are currently mutations in over 200 genes that have been described to cause kidney disease. Current strategies for diagnosis of genetic kidney disease are extremely costly and time consuming. We aim to develop a comprehensive next generation sequencing… more

Epitaxial Technologies for SiGeSn High Performance Optoelectronic Devices

Company: ARKTONICS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Silicon-based lasers/detectors have long been desired for owing to the possibility of monolithic integration of photonics with high-speed Si electronics and the aspiration of broadening the reach of Si technology by expanding its functionalities well beyond electronics. The goal of this… more

Evaluation of a split-pond production system for baitfish culture

Company: HARRY SAUL MINNOW FARM, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Arkansas produces 80 percent of all the baitfish in the US and annually exports more than 6 billion baitfish nationwide. However, baitfish farmers have suffered from a productivity reduction due to serious fish losses resulting from interminable predation and extensive inventory control in… more

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, Inc. 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, Inc. 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, Inc. 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