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High Gain, High Power PCSS with Integrated Monolithic Optical Trigger

Company: Ness Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … integrated optical trigger that can switch at least 30 kV, 1 kA, 20 ns pulses with jitter<100 ps. The PCSS must be triggered without an external laser and the PCSS/trigger package must have a lifetime of>108 shots. Ness Engineering, Inc. (NEI) and Texas Tech University… more

Decision Making under Uncertainty for Dynamic Spectrum Access

Company: InfoBeyond Technology LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … and imperfection awareness of channel, POMDP is an optimization problem that allows a LEO satellite to optimally take action on the spectrum channel. In a collaborative way, ERDSAU tracks each spectrum channel by a probability distribution over the set of possible … more

Light Weight Optics For High Power Directed Energy Applications

Company: Brimrose Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … power directed energy applications. This project will focus on improving two of the most important parts of a high energy mirror design, the reflective mirror surface, and the multifunctional substrate. Brimrose, in collaboration with Applied Research Laboratory of Penn … more

Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter-Based Polarimetric Spectral Sensor With Progressive Algorithm For Material Analysis and Mapping

Company: Brimrose Technology Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …. Brimrose proposes to develop a novel, compact, fast spectropolarimeter that will be capable of operating in the short wave infrared. The analysis of polarized light can help discriminate and classify materials and identify objects of. Measurement of polarization state can… more

Prevention of Children's Tympanostomy Tube Otorrhea

Company: O-RAY PHARMA, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Otitis media (infection of the middle ear space) is one of the most common diseases of childhood. Myringotomy with tympanostomy tube (TT) insertion is the most common operation performed on children in the United States. Otorrhea is the most… more

Increasing viability of lung organs for transplantation

Company: TRIM-EDICINE, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …r organs fall far short of the demand for these lifesaving procedures. Improving the preservation of donated organs so that a greater percentage would remain viable for use in transplant procedures represents an important area of unmet medical need in theUnited States. An agent… more

High Voltage Pulse Forming Network (PFN) Capacitor

Company: HARP Engineering, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … HARP Engineering. This new capacitor film has been shown in laboratory scale specimens to produce capacitors with unprecedented performance, reaching an energy density over 45 J/cc with greater than 90% efficiency, which is over 38 times higher performance than state of the… more

Low-Noise, Parametric, Photonic Oscillator in Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) Band

Company: RAM Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …scillator prototype capable of simultaneously generating: tunable SWIR oscillation in the contiguous, extended-SWIR band (1800-2200nm);>3W and>250mW in quasi-CW and strictly CW regimes, respectively; and tunable SWIR emission comparable with the current state-of-the-art… more

Ion Channel Screening Using Photoswitches

Company: PHOTOSWITCH BIOSCIENCES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Ion channels are membrane proteins that allow the selective movement of charged molecules through cellular membranes. Many disease states, such as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophies, hypertension, and cardiac arrhythmias are caused by ion channel pathologies. Ion channels… more

Ion Channel Screening Using Photoswitches

Company: PHOTOSWITCH BIOSCIENCES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Ion channels are membrane proteins that allow the selective movement of charged molecules through cellular membranes. Many disease states, such as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophies, hypertension, and cardiac arrhythmias are caused by ion… more

High Throughput Data Collection Software for Multiplexed TEM Samples

Company: NANOIMAGING SERVICES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … links the physical propertiesof these samples to their bio-distribution, safety, and efficacy. TEM imaging allows direct observation and quantification of these parameters, which include size distributions, shape distributions, concentrations, aggregation states, and 2D and… more

Heimdall System for SSA Sensor Tasking Optimization

Company: Orbit Logic Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Orbit Logic and the University of Colorado propose a web-based Heimdall System to schedule observations of known objects and search for and establish custody of unknown objects from the Maui Space Surveillance Site. The Heimdall System includes a modeling environment… 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… more

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

Company: Bettergy Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …ion exceeding 25 million tons for ethylene and 16 million tons for propylene. It is estimated that over 120 trillion Btu of energy per year is consumed by the current distillation processes for the separation of ethylene/ethane and propylene/propane mixtures in the United States… more

Radiation Hardened Cache Memory

Company: SCIENTIC, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … environment need radiation-hardened cache memory to ensure accurate processor functions. Scientic and Sandia National Labs (SNL) propose to leverage the efforts performed by our team in developing SONOS-based NVMs to identify, characterize, and design an advanced … more

Advanced Membrane Technology for Helium Recovery

Company: Helios-NRG, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …duce helium from marginal sources at attractive prices in locations where a cryogenic plant can be built. Phase IIB is intended to advance the technology to enable He production without a cryogenic front end which will enable stand alone operation and near universal application… more

Cognitive Training for ADHD Treatment using a Gaming Model

Company: KORONIS BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CORPORAT Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …Disorder (ADHD). Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback in which real-time measures of brainwave activity are presented to the individual in a manner that enables them to willfully control aspects of their brainwave activity with the goal o actively selecting desirable states or… more

Hand Rehabilitation using Variable Assistance through Force and EMG Feedback

Company: KORONIS BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CORPORAT Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … proposes to develop and evaluate a hand rehabilitation system for chronic hemiparetic stroke survivors that have lost their ability to full control their hand. Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability, and is the third leading cause of death in the United States.… more

Allergens and Induced Asthma: Eradicating Indoor Allergens from Dust Mites (Phase

Company: CARBONIX, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … a Phase II SBIR research program that will result in commercialization of a new service business for abating multiple indoor allergens, killing dust mites, and preventing mite re-infestation in the home. Two specific aims are proposed at the pre-commercialization state.… more

Engineered Thermal Spray Coating Solutions for Landing Gear ID Application

Company: ReliaCoat Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …rocesses that do not use HVOF processes. The combination of novel materials design and coating process selection will yield required solution within the cost constraints. ReliaCoat will use its advanced coating design expertise and novel process sensors to optimize state of… more

Light Weight, Scalable Manufacturing of Telescope Optics

Company: ReliaCoat Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … 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, as well as the mass, limited the number of nested optics that could be implemented. Current state of the… more

Augmentor Screech Instability Control through Directed Plasma Discharge

Company: Knite Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … on projects to improve performance of igniters and is also key to its potential as an active combustion control (ACC) actuator. Moreover, the KSI system could potentially be the augmentor ignitor and also its ACC actuator. Tests will take place at the University of… more

UxPRESS: Unmanned Systems PeRception Evaluation Simulation System

Company: Neya Systems, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Neya Systems, LLC is proposing to develop the Unmanned Systems PeRception Evaluation Simulation System (UxPRESS). UxPRESS provides significant opportunities to increase the state of the art for autonomy by tightly coupling the development and evaluation of perception… more

Rapid Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Tool-path Programming

Company: Tucker Innovations Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The proposal seeks to significantly automate the process of producing parts requiring multi-axis milling of sculpted surfaces as required by the Navy for hydro-shapes such as propellers. Harnessing recent university research involving the application of graphical processing… more