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Smartphone Signal Alert Status

Company: Savari Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The primary objective for Phase I was to design and develop a proof of concept system demonstrating the basic functionality and feasibility to deploy technology in the field. During the six-month effort, a detailed Concept of Operations document was prepared that served as a foundation for the… more

Augmenting Inductive Loop Vehicle Sensor Data with SPAT and GrID (MAP) via Data Fusion

Company: Savari Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: In this proposal, we have proposed a program for twenty months to build on the basic ideas and feasibility developed in Phase I of this SBIR in order to demonstrate the practical use of DSRC technologies with signal controller for adaptive timing with a goal towards commercialization. Specifically,… 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

SBIR Phase I: Integrated Millimeter-Wave Electronic Photonic System on a CHIP (EPSOC)

Company: DGNSS Solutions, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop an Electronic-Photonic System on Chip (EPSOC) for millimeter wave imaging. Millimeter-wave (mmW) imaging is an enabling technology for imaging and detection in degraded visual environments. However, the energy emitted in the mmW… more

Data Storage and Transmission Strategies for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

Company: InfoBeyond Technology LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: In the tactical wireless ad hoc network, all networking nodes are vulnerable to various security attacks. Therefore, the centralized data storage is unable to protect the tactical data once the storage device is compromised by an adversary. Distributed data storage is the alternative that the data… more

SBIR Phase I: A Collaborative Aerospace Vehicle Design Game in Support of Engineering Curricula for Grades 9-12

Company: VSI Aerospace, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project involves the development of the Design environment for Aerospace Vehicles in Classroom Interaction (DAVinCI). DAVinCI is a collaborative, guided inquiry environment and game targeted for grades 9-12. This concept will integrate aerospace… more

Augmenting Inductive Loop Vehicle Sensor Data with SPAT and GrID (MAP) via Data Fusion

Company: Harmonia Holdings Group Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Our goal is to create a demonstrable software system that we call IntelliFusion, which fuses Connected Vehicle data with data from traditional inductive loop detectors and uses this data to improve traffic control at intersections across the country. Our work will improve the safety of… more

Novel Detection Mechanisms for Advanced Persistent Threat

Company: Paradigm Shift International Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This project employs a massively parallel, low cost, low power, associative-memory pattern detection processor soon-to-market by a major semiconductor producer. Phase 1 will use a microprocessor emulator to develop, test, and analyze"very large scale anomaly detectors"(developed under a… more

Tailoring Titanium Microstructures for Reduced Oxygen Ingress during High Temperature Applications using a Novel Microstructure-Informatics Approach

Company: MRL Materials Resources LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: High temperature applications of titanium alloys are limited by their affinity to oxygen. In these alloys, oxygen absorption results in a brittle surface layer that has a deteriorating effect on the mechanical properties of the material. Reducing oxygen ingress into these alloys at high… more

Uncued Faint Object Detection in LEOand GEO

Company: Pacific Defense Solutions, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This research plans to use existing MSSS sensors to investigate methods to detect and track faint objects (greater than or equal to 14th visual magnitude) in any orbit around the Earth using ground-based electro-optics sensors, without prior knowledge of the object's orbit. The basic… more

Feature Identification from Unresolved Electro-optical Data

Company: Pacific Defense Solutions, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Space situational awareness is often limited by the ability of sensors to produce resolved data on space objects. Large objects cannot be resolved with small low-cost telescopes; objects in geo-synchronous orbit are too remote to be resolved. The best hope of ending these limitations is… more

Multi-Color Nanomembrane Imaging Sensor Arrays

Company: Semerane Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Simultaneous sensing of light of multiple wavelengths can greatly enhance survivability, sustainability, and versatility by enabling unmanned reconnaissance and intelligent surveillance for both DoD and homeland security. The objective of this STTR Phase II proposal is to continue and… more

Self-Healing Non-Catalytic Multifunctional Composite Structure

Company: Texas High Energy Materials Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Areas of research relating to self-healing composites structures have been undertaken by well-known and respected research institutions under the auspices of the Department of Defense. Patent literature and public technical communique describe their novel engineering approaches using polymeric… more

Magnesium and Manganese Silicides For Efficient And Low Cost Thermo-Electric Power Generation

Company: Brimrose Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: There is a current need for technology that can convert waste heat to electric power in an effort to achieve significant improvements in fuel efficiency and lessen our dependence on environmentally hazardous, foreign produced fuels. Thermoelectric Power Generation (TEPG) is the most efficient and… more

AOTF Based Spectro-Polarimetric Imaging System For Stand Off Chemical Detection

Company: Brimrose Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: We propose an acousto-optic tunable filter (AOTF) spectropolarimetric imaging system for enhanced standoff chemical detection in the Long Wave Infrared (LWIR) wavelength region. The AOTF has no moving parts, making it a rugged and reliable device, and it provides polarimetric imaging capabilities,… more

Development Of Low Cost Infrared Focal Plane Array For Passive Chemical Detection Using Colloidal Quantum Dots

Company: Brimrose Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: We propose to develop low cost LWIR FPAs using colloidal quantum dots (CQDs) of II-VI semi-metallic compounds. Brimrose has experience in the area of II-VI semiconductor QD synthesis and LWIR detector fabrication using narrow band gap semiconductor materials. Research Triangle Institute (RTI) in NC… more

Plasmonic MEMS Sensor Array

Company: Five Stones Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Sensor development researchers and engineers have perpetually sought novel methods to reduce sensor size and improve performance. Continued miniaturization of sensors through micromachining has enabled novel applications and introduced new paradigms for engineered systems to interact with the world.… more

Surface-Emitting, Monolithic Beam-Combined Mid-Wave IR Quantum Cascade Lasers

Company: Intraband LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The technical objectives of this proposal are: (1) design a grating-coupled surface-emitting (GCSE) active-photonic-crystal (APC) 4.6 micron-emitting quantum-cascade laser (QCL) to deliver 15 W diffraction-limited CW power in the main lobe of the far-field beam pattern; (2) design a GCSE-APC QCL… more

Monolithic Scalable Mid-Infrared Phase-Locked Laser Array

Company: Intraband LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The technical objectives of this proposal are: 1) Design a metal/semiconductor grating-based (i.e., substrate-emitting) Grating-Coupled Surface-Emitting Distributed Feedback Quantum Cascade Laser (GCSE-DFB QCL) emitting at 4.6 microns with high beam quality; and 2) Demonstrate a GCSE-DFB QCL… more

Novel Prebiotic Fiber as Targeted Dietary Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Company: NUTRABIOTIX, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this Phase II SBIR application is to test NTX-1 fiber in patients with constipation-predominant IBS (IBS-C) and determine if it can reduce symptoms, beneficially modify gut microbiota composition, and improve gut milieu in these patients. Our… more

Multi-Functional Guidewire for Peripheral Vasculature

Company: 3DT HOLDINGS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Over 8 million Americans have peripheral vascular disease (PAD). Percutaneous transluminal artery (PTA) treatment of severe PAD involves the use of balloons and stents, but delivery of these therapies is often suboptimal due to inaccuracies in angiographic… more

Portable device for monitoring water balance in elderly

Company: 3DT HOLDINGS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Transseptal (TS) access for left heart procedures is an important and rapidly growing space for diagnostics and therapy delivery with an expected total of over 10 million U.S. patients. In the U.S. and/or Europe, TS access procedures are used for atrial… more

A mechanism-based computational tool to optimize pulmonary drug delivery

Company: 3DT HOLDINGS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a national and worldwide epidemic that places the largest clinical and economic burden on the healthcare system of any disease condition. Patients with stable and acute coronary conditions are often treated with percutaneous… more

Expanding Precision Particle Fabrication Technology for the Widespread Control of

Company: ORBIS BIOSCIENCES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A critical need currently exists in the pharmaceutical market for microparticles that can accurately and effectively control the release of poorly water-soluble compounds. Although these poorly water-soluble drugs areprojected to have high clinical efficacy,… more

Supporting Health, Activities, Resources, and Education: The SHARE Program for ea

Company: FIT INTERACTIVE, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The SHARE Program: Supporting Health, Activities, Resources, and Education is a seven-session early stage intervention for care dyads (the IWD and a family CG) that takes advantage of a time when the IWD can still discuss the diagnosis and plan for the future.… more