Abstract:This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project applies newly developed technology to construct a smart Self-Assembled Monolayer (SAM) for the rapid detection of Paralytic Shellfish Toxins, (PSTs), which are neurotoxic seafood poisons produced by algae then accumulated in filter-feeding… more
Abstract:Power electronic converters are essential in every MDA vehicle, with use in critical systems ranging from electric power management applications, to power distribution, to on-board servo motor/actuator drivers. Advancing state-of-the-art power electronics technologies through the use of SiC… more
Abstract:The objective of this Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is to develop an isolated bi-directional ac-dc PCM-4 using a novel multi-level modular design approach compatible with silicon carbide (SiC) power switches. The multi-level PCM Module will allow for the design of power-dense,… more
Abstract:In this Small Business Innovation Research project, APEI, Inc. and TRS Technologies are partnering to develop rad-hard high density DC/DC power converters functional to temperatures in excess of 300 degreesC. Expert utilization of the now emerging silicon carbide (SiC) power devices will allow for… more
Abstract:In Phase I, the research team formed by APEI, Inc. and University of Arkansas proved the feasibility of developing ultra-wide temperature (-230 oC to +130 oC) motor drives utilizing silicon-germanium (SiGe) asynchronous logic digital control electronics by the successful design… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop and commercialize silicon carbide (SiC) based radio frequency (RF) transmitters for high-temperature environments. The team will prove the feasibility of the concept and design through the successful demonstration of a SiC… more
Abstract:Profit margins in commercial catfish production continue to shrink due to increased production costs, economic inflation, and increased foreign competition. In order to compete, catfish producers must become more efficient. Research has shown that progeny resulting from the hybridization of channel… more
Abstract:This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project demonstrates the feasibility for the development of an innovative biosensor system for rapid and sensitive detection of viable foodborne pathogens. The core technology of the proposed system is to introduce a genetically engineered… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project proposes to test the effectiveness, efficiency and safety of a pilot-scale Hyper-concentrated Dissolved Ozone (HYDOZTM) Injector system for use within municipal drinking water treatment plants for prevention and removal of disinfection… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Phase I project proposes to investigate the capture and concentration of avian influenza (AI) viruses using a patent-pending, bio-nanobead based sample preparation procedure and specific detection of the cap
tured viruses with a patented capillary… more
Abstract:The primary focus of this project is to develop new high valued health related agricultural products
through the application of biotechnological research approaches. Domestic and wild fowl, as the disease
reservoir for avian influenza virus, play a central role in the re-emergence of this… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed system offers people with severe disabilities an important new method for communicating when speaking is not possible. Presently all augmentative communication systems require a person to interact directly
with that device in order to generate… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed project enables people with very limited movement to use a laser to control assistive devices - safely. This Phase 1 Fast-Track research focuses on developing a custom, low-cost, photosensitive material tha
t detects the light from a laser. The… more
Abstract:Nuclear Physics research has a need for next generation scintillation detectors with high response rates, improved sensitivity, and low production cost. Inorganic scintillators have high output efficiency, but rely on the growth of bulk crystal ¿ a challenging task for most inorganic materials. … more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Fluorescence-based multiplexed detection and spectroscopy is finding more and more applications in analytical chemistry, molecular biology, and medical diagnostics. For example, rapid advance in genomics and proteomics
research has elucidated the availability of… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop a new type of bright and stable nanophosphors for light emitting diode (LED) applications. Polymeric LED (PLED) has the superior imaging performance, compact, lightweight properties, and versatile and cost-effective… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop highly bright and stable lanthanide doped semiconductor nanocrystals as Time-Resolved Fluorescence (TRF) imaging agents. Lanthanide chelates have exceptionally long fluorescence lifetimes, and thus are used as fluorescent… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Congenital/prelingual hearing loss (HL) is one of the most common birth defects in the U.S. Infant HL occurs without respect to ethnic background, gender, or socioeconomic status. The aim of early hearing detection and
intervention (EHDI) programs is to identify… more
Abstract:With the potential to drastically reduce the US and world-wide electrical energy consumption, white light emitting diodes (LEDs) comprise a very rapidly growing market in the general illumination and specialized lighting sectors. Already, white LEDs are more efficient than tungsten filament bulbs… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This SBIR proposal intends to develop a nanocrystal biosensor, which is capable of simultaneously detecting and quantifying multiple traumatic brain injury (TBI)-specific biomarkers in relatively small volumes of whole
blood (0.1-1 uL). The biosensor design… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project will establish automated commercial-scale production schemes for a new generation of quantum dot emitters, doped quantum dots (d-dots) emitters. Different from the current workhouse for intrinsic quantum dots, CdSe based nanocrystals, this new… more
Abstract:At present, the most economically efficient lighting technologies rely on discharge emission from mercury vapors. Mercury is also extremely toxic with the potential to accumulate in the human body over time. The alarming increase in mercury levels in our soils, sediments, and waters is driving the… more
Abstract:This Phase I project focuses on the economic production of yeast in an automated bio-reactor
using rice bran as an energy and nutrient source. Rice bran is an under-utilized, abundantly
available, low-cost co-product of the rice milling process and is currently used almost
exclusively as an… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research will demonstrate the feasibility of the development of a novel fermentation process for the release of phenolic compounds from rice bran. Rice bran is an underutilized co-product of rice processing and is a rich source of nutrients and… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will synthesize cadmium-free, water-soluble, and multicolor quantum dots (QDs) by chemical doping, which can be used as fluorophores in the fields of biology and biomedicine. As the popularity of QD labeling soars, concerns are raised on the… more
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