Abstract:This proposal outlines a project aimed at providing a radical improvement in ion source technology that can be applied to the mass spectrometric analysis of actinides. The state-of-the-art secondary ion mass spectrometers (SIMS) employ the duoplasmatron ion source to create the primary ion beam for… more
Abstract:An Advanced Microgravity Compatible, Integrated laundry System (AMCILS) is proposed that uses a two phase water / water vapor system to allow good agitation of clothing during the wash & rinse cycle. Drying will be accomplished utilizing microwave energy addition and "jet" air flow to… more
Abstract:Available 2D multi-wire proportional counters (MWPC) are limited by their low global count-rate capability and are insufficient for imaging X-raycrystal spectroscopy (XCS) experiments. Solid state X-ray pixilated array detectors have been shown to overcome this problem. However, large area solid… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: A compact night vision imaging technology will be developed that responds in the visible through the short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) and medium-wavelength infrared (MWIR) spectral range from 0.4 to 5µm wavelengths. The detectors are made using low cost deposition techniques, at… more
Abstract:Novel, inline measurement techniques are needed to improve the quality and performance of new solar cells. Manufacturers today measure cell performance inline under white light conditions, but are unable to obtain the cell response as a function of wavelength without extensive offline testing. They… more
Abstract:Intelligent tutoring systems (ITS) are complex adaptive learning systems that simulate one-on-one tutoring. Research shows they improve learning and reduce time to mastery. Unfortunately, they are also expensive and time-consuming to produce. Existing IT authoring tools eliminate low level… more
Abstract:The proposed effort to develop a modular Hybrid UAV Propulsion system whereby the best ICE or Turbine generator can be integrated as it is developed. Northwest UAV Propulsion Systems will work with AMRDEC and utilize the data collected on several EM and ESC that AMRDEC has tested over the last year.… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Development of a phase 2 beta for demonstration in Tree Top juice processing plant of a Field Applicable Real-time Remote Monitoring Sensor Device capable of detecting multiple pesticides simultaneously in unfiltered juice, fluid or waste water. We propose to… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project focuses on the further development of an advanced, mobile, easy-to-use, patient-oriented, advanced Home Hemodialysis (HHD) system that minimizes the use of water (less than 6 liters) and medical waste, and importantly, minimizes… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this SBIR project is to design a cost-effective, lightweight, integrated, whole-head dense-array electroencephalography and near-infrared spectroscopy (dEEG/NIRS) brain imaging and data analysis system for non-invasive recording of brain activity in… more
Abstract:We propose a hollow reservoir cathode to improve performance in ion and Hall thrusters. We will adapt our existing reservoir cathode technology to this purpose. Reservoir cathodes are the only emission sources that are capable of supplying the necessary current density (>5.0 A/cm2) and life… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Thrombotic cardiovascular diseases including venous thromboembolism (VTE), deep vein thrombosis (DVT), myocardial infarction, and ischemic stroke, remain leading causes of death and disability in the U.S. Although effective antithrombotic agents are available,… more
Abstract:We propose to build a separation kernel with stronger evidence of correctness than any current product on the market. We will do this by building on work done by Australia's National Information Communications Technology Research Center (NICTA), which includes a complete code-level formal proof… more
Abstract:Many hardware trojans depend on (a) the ability of an attacker to have an accurate model of the target system and of key software used on that system and (b) identification of one or more deterministic trigger conditions with low observability (i.e., conditions that evade detection by traditional… more
Abstract:With the Titan Saturn System Mission, NASA is proposing to send a Montgolfiere balloon to probe the atmosphere of Titan. To better plan this mission and create a robust optimized balloon design, NASA requires the ability to more accurately evaluate the convective heat transfer characteristics of… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to develop spin-coatable liquid precursors for extremely high etch resistance pattern transfer layers (hardmasks) to enable novel devices in advanced integrated circuit manufacturing. The approach is to employ the fully inorganic… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In this revised Phase II, the project will develop and evaluate a set of five online training workshops designed to help foster-adoptive and kinship parents safely and empathically understand and reduce externalized behavior problems of children ages 3-10 in… more
Abstract:Advanced battery recycling has potential to significantly reduce end-of-life cost for large format batteries. Available technology melts or dissolves batteries to recover cobalt or nickel, destroying advanced materials with potential for manufacturing use. With little elemental value in… more
Abstract:Peregrine Power, LLC will develop a wave energy harvesting system for NOAA buoys. It will be entirely self-contained (no protruding elements), modular, scalable, and easily deployed. The system employs a unique, inertial mechanism that responds to acceleration forces created by waves. This… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop the xylose isomerase (XI) enzyme from a marine bacterium as part of a process to convert biomass to ethanol. Xylose isomerase converts xylose, the second most common sugar in biomass, into xylulose. Xylose is not fermented… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The specific aim of this proposal is to develop and implement a new type of technology for production of braille and tactile graphics that uses a system in which metal punch pins fire into a smooth polymer-coated shaftrather than into a machined metal die as with… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to create better diagnostic testing for drug, food, and environmental allergies. If successful, it would be transformative in the clinical diagnosis of allergy diseases by enabling rapid evaluation at the doctor?s office in a… more
Abstract:Large-area (3m2), UV-sensitive focal plane arrays are needed for observation of air showers from ultra-high energy cosmic rays (JEM-EUSO) as well as for visible-wavelength spectrographic and photometric instruments planned for future telescopes (OWL). Existing photocathode-based technologies for… more
Abstract:High-performance HDTV cameras are commercially widespread, but are not presently available in radiation-hard versions. The objective of the proposed SBIR effort is to develop and commercialize a radiation-hard, high-performance HDTV sensor for NASA missions and other space-based and high-energy… more
Abstract:There is a need for developing a high-performance Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode (Gm-APD) array design, which can be fabricated using a domestic, high-volume commercial CMOS process on 200mm or greater wafers. Most of todays silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) and single photon … more
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