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Variable Magnification Clip-On Thermal Imager (COTI)

Company: Diffraction, Ltd Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In Phase 2, Diffraction LTD, in collaboration with Optics 1, proposes to develop a variable magnification clip-on thermal imager (VM-COTI) that will be compatible with a variety of weapon and head mounted optical systems ranging from 1X night vision goggles (NVGs) to 5X ACOG scopes. The VM-COTI… more

Graphene Memory Device

Company: Advanced Photon Sciences, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The Department of Defense requires a reliable non-volatile radiation hardened memory for Space and Airborne platform applications. MGRAM, a form of graphene and magnetic memory, promises to satisfy these requirements and to provide a solution path to achieving low cost, high reliability… more

PRISMS - Profile Resolving In-Situ Soil Moisture Sensor

Company: Transcend Engineering And Technology, Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: We are developing a subsurface monitoring technique for providing spatially resolved profiles of soil moisture in the vadose zone that can be easily deployed using either cone penetration testing (CPT) technology, conventional drilling, or in some applications, direct burial. The technology has… more

High Flow Gain Inlet Cover Treatment for Inducer Cavitation Suppression

Company: Concepts ETI, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
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

Bioartificial Brain Slices for Drug Screening

Company: MICROBRIGHTFIELD, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): It has become evident that the microvasculature (i.e., the vasculature visible at the light microscopic level) plays a critical role in the plasticity of he brain under various physiological and pathological conditions,including fundamental processes in… more

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

Company: MICROBRIGHTFIELD, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
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

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

SBIR Phase I: High Temperature Atmospherically Stable Plasmonic Nanochain Solar Selective Coating for Concentrating Solar Power

Company: Norwich Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will lower the cost of parabolic trough concentrating solar power (CSP), which uses trough-shaped mirrors to focus sunlight on tubes to harvest heat for generating electricity. The tubes are coated with a dark substance,… 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

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

Software to Enrich the Noun Lexicons and Lexical Learning of Children with Autism

Company: LAUREATE LEARNING SYSTEMS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this project is to develop and field-test prototype software for a research-based vocabulary development program featuring a combined lexical-cognitive approach to noun acquisition. The target population for the curriculum will be 3-8 year old… 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

Connective Tissue Motion Measure 2

Company: STROMATEC, INC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Connective tissue dysfunction is emerging as a potentially important, and so far mostly overlooked, factor in the pathophysiology of chronic low back pain (LBP). We have developed and tested a novel instrument (StromaGlide) and test (Connective Tissue Motion… 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