Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposal involves the incorporation of a proprietary nitric oxide (NO) releasing polymer material (NORL) into a venous catheter to reduce infection and clotting. Low levels of NO released by the normal endotheliuminhibit platelet adhesion and activation,… more
Abstract:We will develop test methods to assess the performance of Missile Defense interceptors and space sensors in the presence of natural and man-made radiation environments. By augmenting an existing hardware-in-the-loop facility, radiation environment testing is accomplished through an incremental,… more
Abstract:User Systems, Inc (USI) is developing the Unusual Activity or Inactivity Detector (UAID) to automatically search a time series of SAR imagery of a given location to find areas of interest. Changes between consecutive image pairs and movers in the scene ar
Abstract:There is growing interest in computerized systems to increase accessibility
of assessments for students with disabilities. Technology offers an ideal platform for implementing Universal Design (UD) principles for assessment to better accommodate student diversity and support broad student… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Dropping out of school costs the nation up to 350 billion annually, in lost wages, unemployment, incarceration costs, welfare dependence, and health care costs. Moreover, poorer individual health and well-being resultfrom dropping out. Despite recent reductions… more
Abstract:As emphasized by the NIH Roadmap and NCATS's Strategic Priorities, NIH's broad mission to improve health outcomes for all persons depends on the ability to train and retain future generations of clinical scientists who can quickly and effectively translateresearch findings into clinical… more
Abstract:Superconducting radiofrequency accelerators require a critical component that connects the radiofrequency power supply (which is warm) to the accelerator cavity (which is very cold). This coupler component must be insulating on the outside to block heat from going into the cold region. It must also… more
Abstract:Students and adults with intellectual and other cognitive disabilities have a critical need for accessible technologies that can enable them to speak for themselves in all arenas of life, including academic settings, vocational settings, for leisure activities and for therapeutic purposes. There are… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The program outlined in this application has been designed to accelerate the development and commercialization of a Glucagon Mini-Dose Pen to change the paradigm for treatment of moderate hypoglycemia in insulin-using diabetics. This research is directly relevant… more
Abstract:The traditional view of arithmetic operations dominating the computational cost of numerical algorithms has changed. As performance of new processors increases, we are moving into a new reality in which data movement is expensive and operations are becoming nearly free. In Phase I we discovered a… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This research will expand, implement and evaluate a restaurant-based incentive program that provides funding to schools to support school Wellness Initiatives (such as physical activity, nutrition education, and healthier lunch programs) while encouraging and… more
Abstract:The operational need for this improved towed array technology insertion initiative stems from the necessity to improve availability and reliability of towed arrays in use on submarines in both shallow and deep water environments, and represents a critical submarine capability enhancement. The… more
Abstract:Acellent Technologies is developing a system for the US Navy that incorporates innovative ways to detect and track corrosion, measure clamping force and bolt preload in bolted joints typical of aircraft structures. Many of the corrosion inspection methods currently employed in the field to inspect… more
Abstract:Current Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems can be used for composite damage monitoring. However, current systems lack the ability to accurately detect, locate and characterize damage for complex composite structures with local property variation. Acellent Technologies Inc. has therefore… more
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
Abstract:The purpose of this project is to develop coatings for use inside of the gain cavity of next generation Diode Pumped Alkali Lasers (DPALs). These coatings will be applied to transparent surfaces of the cavity used to couple the pump energy into the gain media and allow the transmission of the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): To enhance the utility of federally-funded surveys, Acumen-through a project entitled the Medicare/Medicaid Research Information Center (MedRIC)-has pursued adding individual-linked administrative data from the Centersfor Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to… more
Abstract:Acumentrics is developing a new reformer system capable of significantly increasing efficiency while reducing components, component cost, and system complexity. This proposal applies that system to biofuel as well as other fuels as the technology is scaled up from small units in order to develop an… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Fires initiating in engine nacelles and dry bays are the most common causes of loss of aircraft. However, since the Montreal Protocol restricting the production of Halons, a replacement has not yet been accepted by the aircraft survivability community despite numerous testing programs.… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Abstract (No proprietary info): Thermal interface materials (TIMs) constitute an essential part of thermal management which is quickly becoming the limiting factor in high power, high functional density, and increasingly small-sized electronics for future U.S. Air Force (AF) platforms.… more
Abstract:In the Phase I Base period, Anti-Jam (A/J) enhancements exceeding 40 dB were demonstrated with operational RT-1944/U radios. During the Phase I Option period, the system will be tested against a wider range of data rates and interference conditions, and an advanced Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP)… more
Abstract:This proposal addresses the challenges presented by multiple systems currently fielded onboard various Navy platforms containing incoherent USW C2 capabilities. These systems include CV-TSC, USW-DSS, SQQ-89/CADRT, GCCS-M, CFn and SWFTS. The redundant and overlapping capabilities, amplified by less… more
Abstract:This proposal addresses the challenges presented by multiple tactical pictures being fielded via various Navy systems that attempt to provide a"Common Tactical Picture"(CTP). These systems include CV-TSC, USW-DSS, SQQ-89/CADRT, GCCS-M, AEGIS, SSDS, CFn and SWFTS. These redundant and… more
Abstract:Submarines have a need for situational awareness at all times. They are equipped with Fat Line acoustic arrays such as the T-16 and the TB-34 in order to provide this awareness. However, at low tow speeds the array droops from front to back and also loses straightness. This spatial distortion… more
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