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Diamond membrane-based X-ray optics: Fresnel zone plates, beam stops, and grids

Company: Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The continuous push towards higher photon energies and higher imaging resolution has brought current state- of-theart X-ray focusing zone plates to a limit of 20 nm resolution at & lt;10 keV photon energies. Zone plates for focusing with same or better resolution at energies up to 25 keV are… more

Volcanic Ash Analysis and Detection Technology

Company: Mobile Mapping Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Aviation near volcanic plumes is dangerous because aircraft engines can be damaged if they ingest airborne ash and aerosols. Knowing the forecast location of an ash plume will improve aviation safety while reducing engine maintenance costs. Ash forecast models are immature. To… more

Fast-Track : Conductive Diamond Probes for Scanning Elecrochemical Microscopy

Company: Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Fast Track SBIR project aims at developing electrically insulated scanning probes suitable for high resolution electrical nano-imaging in conductive solutions. These probes, when used in atomic force microscopy, enable scanning electrochemical microscopy (AFM-SECM) to be performed. This method… more

Remediation of Oil Contaminated Ground and Surface Water Using Sulfate Nanofiltration Combined with High Efficiency On-Site Generation of Peroxodisulfate Using Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Electrodes

Company: Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project will employ Nanofiltration to generate sulfate ion feedstocks and high current density on-site generation (synthesis) of the powerful oxidant peroxodisulphate (“persulfate”) with novel, high reliability boron-doped untrananocrystal-line… more

A highly multiplexed, scalable ultrananocrystalline diamond microarray sensor for

Company: Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There is an acute need for the development of a new class of selective and sensitive portable analytical sensors to enable reliable monitoring of multiple classes of chemical analytes in complex biomatrices. Current preferred methods for determining the… more

NIH Phase II-UNCD as Bio-Inert Interface for Anti-Thrombogenicity Applications in

Company: Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Artificial cardiovascular devices (ACDs) including ventricular assist devices (VADs) and mechanical heart valves (MHVs) have been implanted into millions of patients, to save or improve their lives. The increasing success of ACD implants has been accompanied… more

National Phone App for Linking Adolescents to Local Pregnancy Prevention Resources

Company: National Health Promotion Asso., Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Teen pregnancy rates remain high particularly among racial/ethnic minority youth and age of onset for sexual activity has decreased significantly in recent years. As young teenagers initiate dating and sexual activity during the years of middle school, there are often few resources available for… more

Harnessing Clean River Energy with the RivGen Power System to Replace and Offset Diesel Fuel Use by Rural Communities

Company: ORPC ALASKA, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This project will make hydrokinetic river energy, a completely renewable resource, into an economical source of clean power for river communities. ORPC will accomplish this by optimizing the prototype RivGen Power System design for lower speed river currents that are prvalent throughout the world.… more

Strain-Modulated Diamond Nanostructures for Next-Generation, Biocompatible Nanoelectromechanical Systems

Company: Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: In this proposal, we demonstrate fabrication and characterization of diamond nanoribbons, novel strain-modulated diamond nanostructures (SMDN). Such structures are generated by applying strain force on nano-patterned diamond film as the nanopatterns are transferred to a flexible substrate. Once the… more

Development of a Scalable, Low-cost, Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Electrochemical Process for the Destruction of Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs)

Company: Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will employ the large scale; highly reliable boron-doped ultrananocrystalline diamond (BD-UNCD®) electrodes developed during Phase I project to build and test Electrochemical Anodic Oxidation process (EAOP) cells and systems that can… more

Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Microarray Biosensor for Neurochemical Detection

Company: Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There is an acute need for the development of a new class of microarray biosensors that are sufficiently versatile, selective, sensitive and reliable to allow investigation of the time-dependent neurochemical events ofethanol administration in multiple regions of… more

Improved Coupling Factor of Personal Cooling Systems

Company: Alaska Native Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: The Microclimate Cooling Unit will use magnetic energy to cause a temperature change in the exchanger to extract heat from the gel pack, which covers the primary area of heat loss on the human body at the neck and upper back, reducing the overall body temperature. Thermocouples will monitor the gel… more

Production Methods and Software for NIST Calibration Phantoms

Company: Sigma-K Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: Magnetic Resonance Imaging data needs to be calibrated using a universal standard. NIST and the ISMRM SQRM committee have developed the NIST/NIST MR phantom. The group had two phantoms manufactured to their specifications and these phantoms have been imaged at numerous imaging facilities. Sigma-K… more

Volcanic Ash Analysis and Detection Technology

Company: Mobile Mapping Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: A refined volcanic plume model is proposed to evaluate improved forecasting of ash movement and dispersion. This refined model utilizes near real-time model calibration and validation, perspective satellite observation geometry, and future in-situ measurements for more accurate models… more

Volcanic Ash Analysis and Detection Technology

Company: Polartronix Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This proposal is to design an instrument that will detect and quantify volcanic ash hazards. A proof of concept model of the instrument will be constructed and tested. This instrument will measure overall density, particle size distribution and elemental composition. While the… more

Development of a Scalable, Low-Cost, Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Electrochemical Process for the Destruction of Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs)

Company: Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project will develop and ready for commercialization a scalable, low-cost process for purification of water containing Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) using anodic oxidation with boron-doped ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD®) thin films. … more

SBIR Phase II: Low-cost Long-life Diamond Electrodes for Wastewater Treatment using Advanced Electrochemical Oxidation

Company: Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will employ the boron-doped ultrananocyrstalline diamond (BD-UNCD) electrodes developed during the Phase I project to fabricate and characterize electrochemical cells and systems for the on-site generation (OSG) of advanced oxidants… more

NIH SBIR Phase I: UNCD as Bio-Inert Interface for Anti-Thrombogenicity Applicati

Company: Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Due to the gruesome toll of cardiovascular disease (CVD) through-out the world, improvements in treatment for CVD are of profound medical, societal and economic importance. The proposed research will be conducted in collaboration with renowned artificial heart… more

NIH SBIR Phase I: Development of a Novel Boron-doped Ultrananocrystalline Diamond

Company: Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There is an enormous need for the development of a new class of chemical microsensors that are versatile, selective, sensitive and reliable to allow investigation of the neurobiological mechanisms of behavior and disease symptoms. Currently, the preferred method… more

Production Methods and Software for NIST Calibration Phantoms

Company: Sigma-K Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: Currently, there are over 10,000 MRI scanners used in the US alone. US citizens today are mobile and many times medical treatments may require MRI scans from several different facilities. Images from MRI scanners can also drift over time. There is a tremendous need for all medical imaging scanners… more

SBIR Phase I: Novel method for Direct Frequency Component Decomposition: Electronic Neural Loops (ENLs).

Company: Variance Dynamical Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to perform fundamental research into a novel method for signal analysis, using standing waves. The intellectual merit of this proposal is the development of an innovative set of physical design rules which could lead to seamless… more

SBIR Phase I:Microfabricated CMP Pad Conditioners with Controlled Diamond Geometrical Protrusions

Company: Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop micro-fabricated diamond Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP) pad conditioners as a replacement of traditional grit-based conditioners for semiconductor and optical polishing. This project will utilize Chemical Vapor… more

Evolving Waveforms for Acoustic Material Identification

Company: Scientific Fishery Systems, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: SciFish proposes to utilize Resonance Scattering Theory (RST) modeling to evolve a set of acoustic waveforms that provide optimal material identification while suppressing the affects of clutter and noise. Each waveform will be defined by its bandwidth, pulse width and signal type. Signal types will… more

SBIR Phase I: Low-cost Long-life Diamond Electrodes for Wastewater Treatment using Advanced Electrochemical Oxidation

Company: Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2009 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop boron-doped ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) electrodes for electrochemical treatment/destruction of recalcitrant organics in industrial wastewater via direct anodic oxidation. Boron-doped diamond (BDD) film electrodes… more

SBIR Phase I: Development and Characterization of Bio-inert UNCD films for Implantable Devices to Eliminate Blood Clotting

Company: Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2009 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will investigate UNCDýý, a nanocrystalline from of smooth, thin diamond, as an anti-thrombotic coating for implantable medical devices. One of the largest problem with implantable circulatory assist devices such as artificial hearts and… more