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A Scalable, Mobile M2M/SDP/IoT Architecture to Connect First Responders at the Incident Site

Company: BALFOUR Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2015 / 2
Abstract: First Responders need to leverage automated (M2M machine-to-machine), mobile connectivity at an incident site. With connectivity automated through M2M network technology, responders would have much improved situational awareness, and can effectively focus their complete attention on the necessary… more

Open Source Web Framework for Chemical-Physics Simulations, Data, and Analytics

Company: Kitware Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2015 / 1
Abstract: The Materials Genome Initiative, in which DOE is participating through its Basic Energy Sciences program, aims to \support US institutions in the effort to discover, manufacture, and deploy advanced materials twice as fast at a fraction of the cost & quot;. This can only be achieved by making… more

A Solid State Bipolar Battery for High Power Sonobuoy Applications

Company: Bettergy Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: U.S. Naval operations, like all U.S. Military operations, have come to depend more and more on high power electronics for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), communication, targeting, and other mission related activities, which has created a huge increase in demand for the energy… more

High Performance Lithium Sulfur Battery with Novel Separator Membrane for Space Applications

Company: Bettergy Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: For NASA's human and robotic mission, the battery with extremely high specific energy (>500 Wh/kg) and long cycle life are urgently sought after in order to reduce the payload weight. Current state-of-the-art lithium ion batteries, such as graphite/LiCoO2 or graphite/LiFePO4 systems, have… more

SBIR Phase II: Novel Zeolite Membranes for Olefin/Paraffin Separation

Company: Bettergy Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project, if successful, could facilitate significant energy and cost savings for olefin manufacturing facilities. In the US, ethylene and propylene are the most commonly produced light olefins with annual… more

Advanced Membrane Technology for Helium Recovery

Company: Helios-NRG, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: US production of Helium, a critical and irreplaceable resource that is currently produced from a few helium-rich natural gas reservoirs, is in rapid decline as these currently viable rich reserves are being depleted. The new technology being developed herein is required to recover helium from vast… more

Integrated In-process Strategy for Material and Process Specification Optimization

Company: ReliaCoat Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The thermal spray process has many inherent complexities within each sub-process including feedstock manufacturing, component surface preparation and masking, torch parameter selection, robot trajectory and laboratory coating evaluation. Each sub-process is governed by rigid… more

Engineered Thermal Spray Coating Solutions for Landing Gear ID Application

Company: ReliaCoat Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: ReliaCoat Technologies, LLC, in conjunction with program collaborators of Boeing Company and Sulzer Metco propose to develop an innovative engineered thermal spray coating solution for landing gear ID application. EHC coating replacement effort has led to HVOF WC-CoCr coating for landing… more

Light Weight, Scalable Manufacturing of Telescope Optics

Company: ReliaCoat Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: NASA's future X-ray astronomy missions will require X-ray optics that have large effective areas, are lightweight, and cost effective. Recent X-ray telescopes, such as the Chandra Observatory, utilized reflectors made from zerodur which were up to 20mm thick. The thickness of these reflectors… more

An additive manufacturing technology for the fabrication and characterization of nuclear reactor fuel

Company: Free Form Fibers Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Department of Energy (DOE) has been tasked by the US administration to give priority to developing enhanced fuels and cladding for Light Water Reactors to improve safety in the event of accidents in the reactor or spent fuel pools. Within this context, the DOE is calling for advanced… more

SpectroCCD X-ray Camera for energy dispersive spectrometers

Company: Sydor Instruments, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Worldwide there are a number of synchrotron beamlines dedicated to resonant soft x-ray inelastic scattering. There are also new beamlines currently being designed to take advantage of improved third generation synchrotron radiation sources and this powerful experimental technique for probing… more

HERMES-Based X-Ray Strip Detector

Company: Sydor Instruments, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The effectiveness of synchrotron radiation science is being hindered by the limited availability of advanced detectors. This is due to the limited deployment of existing detectors as well as limited development effort to provide new advanced capabilities. As synchrotron radiation experiments become… more

A Low Cost Modular Approach to Flight Testing of Hypersonic Systems

Company: ACENT Laboratories LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Airbreathing hypersonic weapon systems utilizing ramjet/scramjet and/or combined cycle engines will open the door to many new capabilities for the warfighter. Applications include systems ranging from small tactical hypersonic missiles, hypersonic intelligence, surveillance &… more

Hydrogen Wave Heater for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Component Testing

Company: ACENT Laboratories LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: NASA has identified Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) as a propulsion concept which could provide the fastest trip times to Mars and as the preferred concept for human space travel. The current NASA Strategic Space Technology Investment Plan states NTP is a high priority technology needed for future… more

Innovative CH-53K Cargo Floor System

Company: ADC Acquisition Co. dba Automated Dynamics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This proposal provides an innovative CH-53K cargo floor that will exceed all technical requirements by using in-situ automated fiber placement of thermoplastic composites along with optimized stringers to produce a cobonded floor structure. The design will take advantage of the superior damage… more

SBIR Phase II: Quantifying Consumer Rationale Expressed in Free Text Online Discussions

Company: dMetrics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project aims at creating novel methods for analyzing consumer behavior and product acceptance. This project will develop efficient, automated natural language processing (NLP) methods that perform at Web scale to analyze a broad spectrum of consumer… more

High-Power Microwave (HPM) Weapons"Effects and Failure Analysis Tool

Company: ANDRO Computational Solutions, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This research effort is to develop a tool to model the electromagnetic vulnerability/interference (EMV/I) of electronic systems, subsystems and components to directed-energy HPM weapons. A complete HPM-Expert conceptual framework has been developed for performing simulation-based failure analyses… more

Mitigation of Military Communication and Radar System Interference from Current and Future Fixed and Mobile Wireless Broadband Systems

Company: ANDRO Computational Solutions, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This Phase I proposal for unclassified basic research and exploratory development titled"Mitigation of Military Communication and Radar System Interference from Current and Future Fixed and Mobile Wireless Broadband Systems: Interference Resilient Waveforms"is submitted in response to… more

Advanced Software Defined Radio Capabilities and Information Dominance - Adapting ANDRO's Transmission Cyberspace for a Five-node SDR Prototype Networ

Company: ANDRO Computational Solutions, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This effort proposes to customize ANDRO"s Transmission Cyberspace (TC) concept developed in Phase I for rapid installation on the prototype SDR hardware and testing in a small network configuration in tactical environment. Three modules Cyber, ISR Force Protection and DSA will be derived from… more

Automated Target Characterization and Correlation with Heterogeneous Kinematic and Feature Data for Sensor Hand-Over

Company: ANDRO Computational Solutions, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: In Phase I, our team applied their extensive experience in this area to develop and implement a unified target characterization and correlation framework focused on sensor hand-over (SHO) between electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) and radar. The SHO system is designed to operate in an environment with… more

SBIR Phase I: A Novel Extended Delivery Dual-action Platform for Peptide-based Anti-fibrotics

Company: ANGION BIOMEDICA CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project seeks to develop a new drug-delivery microscaffold that can help millions of patients suffering from chronic kidney, liver or lung disease. These diseases are characterized by chronic inflammation of the organ, stiffening or hardening of… more

A Novel Small Molecule Therapeutic for Alcoholic Chronic Pancreatitis

Company: ANGION BIOMEDICA CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Chronic Pancreatitis (CP) is characterized by continuous or recurrent inflammation of the pancreas that leads to permanent destruction of the pancreas resulting in exocrine and endocrine insufficiency. CP is a common disorder associated with significant morbidity… more

A Therapeutic for Radiation Induced Lung Injury

Company: ANGION BIOMEDICA CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Nuclear accidents and terrorism present a serious threat for causing mass-casualty scenarios. In radiation events, many people receive non-uniform whole-body or partial-body irradiation. The risk of exposure to ionizingradiation due to terrorist activities could… more

PDGFR and KDR Inhibitors for Liver Fibrosis

Company: ANGION BIOMEDICA CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ? DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The incidence and prevalence of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic liver diseases is increasing. The population presenting with Metabolic Syndrome, a key risk factor for NAFLD-NASH-liver fibrosis is ballooning. Leftuntreated, liver fibrosis can progress to… more

Effect of Human Population on Land Use and Species Viability: Methodology and Software

Company: Applied Biomathematics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Human land-use decisions can adversely affect the vitality and diversity of natural communities. However, well-designed regional development plans can mitigate or even reverse biodiversity losses. This project aims to develop methods and software for evaluating the effects of human landusedecisions… more