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Variable Inlet Bypass for Efficient Wide Flow Range Turbocharger Compressor

Company: Concepts ETI, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Increased use of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) combined with engine downsizing has pushed automotive turbocharger compressor operation towards and often beyond its efficient and stable operating boundaries. Much of the drive cycle is spent operating the compressor at low flow rates and low… more

PRISMS - Profile Resolving In-Situ Soil Moisture Sensor

Company: Transcend Engineering and Technology, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Many contaminated DOE sites are located in arid regions where depth to groundwater is significant and/or contaminants were discharged into a vadose zone through which transport to the groundwater table is dominated by unsteady, unsaturated groundwater flow. The absence of an effective means to… more

High Flow Gain Inlet Cover Treatment for Inducer Cavitation Suppression

Company: Concepts Nrec Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Cavitation which leads to head falloff and feed system instabilities are a constant source of problems for the low net positive suction head (NPSH) pumps that are needed for advanced liquid rocket engines. Head falloff limits the pumps capability to deliver propellant at the required… more

Variable Magnification Clip-On Thermal Imager (COTI)

Company: DIFFRACTION, LTD. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Clip-On Thermal Imagers (COTIs) have greatly increased the utility of night vision goggles (NVGs). Fusion of thermal and image intensified imagery has improved the warfighter's ability to quickly detect and then target or record potential targets and threats. Current generation COTIs are… more

Multi-Spectral Combat ID Beacon

Company: DIFFRACTION, LTD. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: For Phase 2, Diffraction proposes to develop a small, lightweight, low profile, battery powered multi-spectral combat ID beacon. The beacon will output enough energy in the mid wave infrared (MWIR) bands to be visible to nearly all US and allied targetin

High-Power High-Efficiency Power Amplifiers for Synchrotron Light Sources

Company: Green Mountain Radio Research Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: Accelerators used for nuclear-physics research require megawatts of radio-frequency energy. They currently employ vacuum-tube power amplifiers or conventional solid-state amplifiers that are inefficient and therefore consume a great deal of prime power. Many other applications including… more

Topic 60c - High-efficiency power amplifiers for Project X, Phase II

Company: Green Mountain Radio Research Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: Accelerators used for nuclear-physics research require megawatts of radio-frequency energy. They currently employ vacuum-tube power amplifiers or conventional solid-state amplifiers that areinefficient and therefore consume a great deal of prime power. Many other applications including semiconductor… more

System for multidimensional analysis of growth and migration of neurons and neuro

Company: MICROBRIGHTFIELD, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project aims at developing the Orion microscope system, a highly innovative combined software/hardware product, which will facilitate automated investigations of dynamics of migration of neuronal precursors and neurite outgrowth in vitro using time-lapse… more

Microscope Based Brain Positioning System for Anatomical Navigation

Company: MICROBRIGHTFIELD, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Neuromorphologic analyses at the light microscopic level have significantly contributed to our understanding of the function and pathology of the brain. We propose to develop an integrated commercial product for providing automatic, immediate feedback about the… more

Automated 3D quantitative analysis of dendritic spines imaged with light microsco

Company: MICROBRIGHTFIELD, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In this Lab to Marketplace proposal, we aim to develop the MBF SpineStudio software incorporating the innovative, laboratory-based NeuronStudio software created at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Our SpineStudio software will enable automated detection,… more

Scalable Network of Low-Cost, Self-Powered Wireless Sensors For Commercial Buildings

Company: MicroStrain, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Conventional indoor environmental monitoring technologies are expensive, cumbersome to install and maintain, and do not provide the distributed granularity required to capture the necessary details for efficient energy management of commercial buildings. Developments in wireless sensor networks… more

In-Service Fatigue Loads Data Gathering

Company: MicroStrain, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Structural monitoring of the landing gear of fixed and rotary wing aircraft is of critical importance to the Air Force. These structures are subjected to repeated large dynamic loads that are highly variable in nature. In order to track these structures"fatigue over time, the… more

Wollaston prism based interferometer for chemical and biological early warning

Company: QuantaSpec Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: Rugged field spectrometers with no moving parts are needed for detecting chemical, biological, and explosive threats using the long wavelength (LWIR) spectrum. QuantaSpec has successfully designed and developed a no moving parts spectrometer with a spectral range of 7 to 12 microns in a past… more

scribIT: a System for Freehand Production, Editing, Communication and Reproductio

Company: EASY, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / STTR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The ultimate goal of this project is to market a electromechanical and software system for Blind and Low Vision (B/LV) individuals that will enable creation, communication and reproduction of freehand drawings. In school, at home and in the workplace, virtually… more

Radiation-hardened, Non-volatile Memory for Aerospace and Defense Applications

Company: Advanced Photon Sciences, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: A need exists for a reliable, low cost radiation-hardened, non-volatile (NV) memory in aerospace and defense applications and in reliable, long-life, high-speed NV memory for terrestrial and commercial applications. Present offerings can accomplish the objective, but only at the expense… more

Graphene Memory Device

Company: Advanced Photon Sciences, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: A need exists for a reliable, low cost radiation-hardened digital memory in aerospace and defense applications and in long-life, high-speed memory for terrestrial and commercial applications. Present offerings can accomplish the objective, but only at the expense of performance, power,… more

Multi-Suture Delivery Device for Bioabsorbable Fasteners

Company: OPUS KSD, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this project is to develop a multi-suture delivery device capable of inserting bioabsorbable fasteners, with improved cost/performance over all other skin closure methods, and demonstrate safety and efficacyin animal trials. Traditional stitches and… more

Extremely High Suction Performance Inducers for Space Propulsion

Company: Concepts Nrec Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / STTR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: The proposed innovation provides a way to design low flow coefficient inducers that have higher cavitation breakdown margin, larger blade angles, thicker more structurally robust blades, and better off-design flow stability than the current state-of-the-art designs. The technology will increase the… more

Gas Turbine Engine Exhaust Waste Heat Recovery Shipboard Module Development

Company: Concepts Nrec Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: Concepts NREC will perform a feasibility analysis of a Brayton Cycle-based, supercritical CO2 (S-CO2) system to recover waste heat from an MT-30 gas turbine used in marine applications. The S-CO2 cycle has been promoted in several DOE studies as an efficient prime mover system for heat sources less… more

High Efficiency Fans for Underhood Cooling of Military Vehicles

Company: Concepts Nrec Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: Our preliminary assessment, based on skillful deployment of advanced aerodynamics with considerations for synergistic aerodynamic and functional integration of the electric drive motor and heat exchanger with the fan, establishes the basis for an Total-to-Static eff. of 85+% in the installed… more

High-Power High-Eefficiency Amplifiers for Ssynchrotron Light Sources

Company: Green Mountain Radio Research Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: Accelerators used in synchrotron light sources require megawatts of radio-frequency energy. They currently employ vacuum-tube power amplifiers or conventional solid-state amplifiers that are inefficient and therefore consume a great deal of prime electrical power. We will review available… more

High-Efficiency Power Amplifiers for 325 and 650 MHz

Company: Green Mountain Radio Research Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: Accelerators used for nuclear-physics research require megawatts of radio-frequency energy. They currently employ vacuum-tube power amplifiers or conventional solid-state amplifiers that are inefficient and therefore consume a great deal of prime electrical power. We will review available… more

High-Efficiency Power Amplifiers for 80, 161, and 322 MHz

Company: Green Mountain Radio Research Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: Accelerators used for nuclear-physics research require megawatts of radio-frequency energy. They currently employ vacuum-tube power amplifiers or conventional solid-state amplifiers that are inefficient and therefore consume a great deal of prime electrical power. We will review available… more

System for high-throughput, automated design-based stereology

Company: MICROBRIGHTFIELD, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose a commercial product composed of a computerized microscope system that allows investigators to perform automated cell counting and measuring using design-based stereology (DBS), as well as automated reconstruction of cytoarchitecture (ROC), on tissue… more

System for guided imaging and characterization of neural circuits

Company: MICROBRIGHTFIELD, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose the Radial Scanning Objective (RSO), an innovative microscope objective that permits simultaneous automated neuron reconstruction using guided image collection, cell electrophysiological recording, and cell loading in live tissue. The RSO device… more