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A Fail-Safe Reusable Forward Closure System

Company: Advanced Materials and Devices Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I effort will demonstrate the feasibility of a fail-safe reusable Forward Closure System (FCS) for use in underwater launch tubes. The proposed FCS will be reusable, fail-safe, scalable, capable of withstanding pressures, and have an opening time… more

Controllable and Adaptable Lateral Support System

Company: Advanced Materials and Devices Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This SBIR Phase I and Phase I Option effort will demonstrate the feasibility of a controllable missile lateral support system that reacts automatically to shock and vibration inputs. The proposed design concept will utilize a smart material to provide automatically controllable shock and vibration… more

A Pintle-Free Divert and Attitude Control System

Company: Digital Solid State Propulsion Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Digital Solid State Propulsion is proposing to develop a Divert and Attitude Control System (DACS) for tactical air superiority missiles, using proprietary Electric Solid Propellants (ESPs). Unlike conventional propellants, ESPs can be ignited with electric power applied through inert… more

Electrically Responsive Energetics for Variable Yield Weapons

Company: Digital Solid State Propulsion Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Digital Solid State Propulsion is proposing to develop an Electrically Variable Explosive (EVE) which, through direct electrical control, will provide on-demand sensitization and throttling for enhanced energy output in explosive fills. EVEs are based upon DSSP"s Electric Solid… more

Bulk Currency Vapor detection in Confined Spaces

Company: Nevada Nanotech Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The proposed goal of Nevada Nanotech Systems Inc for the Phase II program is to adapt a commercially available gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer instrument for the problem of detecting U.S. currency via unique vapor signature in confined spaces and then field test three prototype units, operated… more

Raw Data Generation Tool for X-ray Security Imaging Systems

Company: TeleSecurity Sciences Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The X-ray intensity as measured by detectors depends on all aspects of the imaging system ranging from the source spectrum to various scatter events during the photon transport. The proposed simulator models the entire X-ray detection process from photon generation to various scatter events to the… more

High-affinity monoclonal antibodies that target Burkholderia Polysaccharide

Company: DXDISCOVERY, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Melioidosis and glanders are life-threatening illnesses caused by the bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei and Burkholderia mallei, respectively. These gram-negative bacilli are endemic to Northern Australia and Southeast Asia, however endemic regions are expanding as surveillance improves. B.… more

Point-of-care immunoassay for early diagnosis of pertussis

Company: DXDISCOVERY, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Pertussis is a serious and potentially life-threatening respiratory disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. Worldwide, 18.4 million people become ill with pertussis each year, and 254,000 of these patientsdie. Despite high vaccine coverage in the… more

Identification of Borrelia burgdorferi diagnostic biomarkers in humans and nonhum

Company: DXDISCOVERY, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The number of Lyme disease cases in the US has been recently estimated by the CDC at 300,000 cases/year. This is major public health concern. Currently available diagnostics rely on detection of the antibody response (serology) to Borrelia burgdorferi, the… more

Autonomous Broad Spectrum Environmental Sentinels

Company: Nevada Nanotech Systems, Inc. (NNTS) Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: We propose a platform for aerial environmental monitoring based on the integration of two advanced technologies for the first time: a lightweight, flying robotic platform capable of hovering and swarming, and a compact, low-power chemical sensor platform called the Molecular Property Spectrometer… more

Improved CNC Toolpath Algorithms

Company: Rockfield Research Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) are the first and final stages of modern computer assisted manufacturing. In the former, an engineer visualizes and designs the object to be manufactured. In the latter, a computer sequences a motor driven machine tool through specific… more

A NOVEL TARGETED DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR CANCER TREATMENT AND DIAGNOSIS

Company: ENDURX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) or glioblastoma, is the most common and aggressive malignant primary brain tumor in humans. An effective treatment that increases patient survival would represent a significant advance inthe field, and provide a desperately needed… more

Galectin 1: A novel small protein therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Company: STRYKAGEN CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a fatal muscle disease affecting 1 in every 3500 male births. DMD results from mutations in the gene encoding the dystrophin, a 427 kDa scaffolding protein responsible for providinga mechanical link between the muscle fiber… more

Modular, Low Cost Fixture for Evaluating OML Treatments for Stress-Strain Loading During Environmental Conditioning

Company: Material and Process Solutions, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Material and Process Solutions propose to develop a modular stress-strain fixture for gap fillers and OML coating treatments in Phase I of this SBIR program. This fixture will combine the best attributes of various weapon systems custom gap assembly systems to one or two gap geometry… more

A Green, Safe, Dual-Pulse Solid Motor for CubeSat Orbit Changing

Company: Digital Solid State Propulsion, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Small satellites such as CubeSats are in need of responsive propulsion, but are limited due to their size. Though single pulse, AP/HTPB fueled solid rocket motors exist in the market, greater mission flexibility is to be had from a motor with the capability of a second ignition in the same volume… more

Mindfulness and Acceptance Applied in Colleges Through Web-Based Guided Self-Help

Company: CONTEXTUAL CHANGE, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Nearly half of all college students have a diagnosable mental health problem (Blanco et al., 2008). College counseling centers (CCCs) are faced with increasing demands for services from Universities, students, and parents to meet the treatment needs of their… more

An Ultra-High Carbon Steel Bonded Tungsten Carbide Material for Armor Piercing Rounds

Company: Advanced Materials and Devices Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I effort will demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative tungsten carbide (WC) metal matrix composite for use as a non-carcinogenic penetrator for armor piercing (AP) munitions for small arms. The objectives of this effort are to: 1)… more

A Standardized Assessment Process Supporting Health, Environmental and Economic Benefits of Outdoor Recreation Facilities to Rural Americans

Company: BENEFICIAL DESIGNS INC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The goal of the Developed Outdoor Recreation Assessment Process (DORAP) will be to create a reliable and repeatable method for evaluating 18 different types of constructed features in outdoor recreation areas for compliance with applicable federal guidelines. On-line and in-person training and… more

Precision ACS (PACS) for DACS Low Level ACS

Company: Digital Solid State Propulsion Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Our Precision Attitude Control System (PACS) delivers high precision attitude control for Kinetic Weapon (KW) long range target discrimination and acquisition. The PACS utilizes electrically-controlled solid propellant (ESP), an innovative propulsion technology that enables fast burn rate control,… more

Safe Solid Rocket Motor Ignition Systems for Mil. Std. 1901A Compliance Using Electric Solid Propellants and Pyrogens

Company: Digital Solid State Propulsion Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: In process for public release

Precision ACS

Company: Digital Solid State Propulsion Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: In process for public release

An Integrated System for Borehole Magnetometric Resistivity and Electrical Resistivity Tomography Data Acquistion, Processing and Visualization

Company: Multi-phase Technologies, Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The U.S. DOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) was created in 1989 to manage the cleanup of large areas of environmentally contaminated sites. Since the closure of many of these sites, U.S. taxpayers have spent about $220 billion at 74 cleanup sites. However, these sites were the smallest and … more

Bulk Currency Vapor detection in Confined Spaces

Company: Nevada Nanotech Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The proposed goal of Nevada Nanotech Systems Inc for the Phase I program is to select a practical technological solution and develop a Con-Ops for the problem of detecting U.S. currency via unique vapor signature(s) in confined spaces for three related, though unique, application scenarios (bags… more

Improved Thrust Termination Modeling for Solid Rocket Motors

Company: SIERRA ENGINEERING, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This effort addresses the need for a predictive model which characterizes the motor ejecta from thrust terminated and burn-to-depletion solid rocket motors. Two models will be developed: an engineering model that provides near term predictive capability and a high fidelity model which will provide… more

Automatic Threat Recognition Algorithm for Volumetric CT Data

Company: TeleSecurity Sciences Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: For Phase II work, we propose to complete the development of the DICOS compliant ATR algorithm whose feasibility has been demonstrated by results of Phase I work. Important project milestones for the first base year of Phase II are as follows: (1) implementation of the DICOS standard including… more