Abstract:Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) proposes to develop an extremely compact, lightweight and regenerable Microlith<SUP>REG</SUP> catalytic CO2 reduction reactor, capable of converting mixtures of CO2 and H2 to carbon and water vapor with high CO2 conversions at high throughputs and at low… more
Abstract:Mercury occurs naturally in rocks, soils, water, and air; anthropogenic sources of mercury, as a contaminant of concern, are found at 290 Superfund National Priority Sites. Thermal treatment, whether practiced above ground on contaminated materials removed from a site, or in ground, is highly… more
Abstract:Gas turbine and diesel engines lose a significant portion of energy to the environment as waste heat. Recovery of this waste heat offers the potential for increased fuel savings. The design of a durable heat recovery device such as a heat exchanger for this waste heat recovery is challenging due to… more
Abstract:Review Analysis This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project addresses current limitations in hydrogen compression and enables reduction in hydrogen requirements for several applications through recycling of exhaust hydrogen containing water and other benign impurities. This project will… more
Abstract:This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project aims to develop improved membranes for water electrolysis cells, providing a potentially renewable, cost competitive hydrogen source for fueling and backup power applications. Currently, the membrane contributes substantial efficiency… more
Abstract:Solar and wind energy are the most likely candidates to meet our future energy needs based on the available capacity. The problem is that these renewable sources are not consistently accessible, and thus storage must be an integral part of the energy solution. Hydrogen generation via proton… more
Abstract:The overall Phase-II goal is to develop the technologies and tools that can aid the automation of operation by providing intelligent decision support in situations when a mission plan needs alteration due to an event(s). The effort targets not only developing the algorithms, but also to implement… more
Abstract:Modern space systems such as the International Space Station (ISS) and the proposed Constellation vehicles and habitats are complex entities with hundreds of thousands of individual telemetry items. Monitoring the health of these systems, troubleshooting their faults, developing maintenance plan and… more
Abstract:A practical and efficient solution for PHM in Military"s Ground Tactical Vehicles can be realized via combining data-driven prognostic/forecasting and analytic techniques with a dependency model-based HM scheme. QSI proposes a PHM process that is generic and repeatable across application… more
Abstract:Rite-Solutions proposes continued development of a new generation of Interior Communications System (ICS-Next) to reduce Total Ownership Costs (TOC) by lowering acquisition, installation, and maintenance cost while moving shipboard communications functionality into the 21"st century. To… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Heart disease remains the primary cause of morbidity and mortality in the industrialized world and continues to incur costs estimated at 30 billion per year, despite detailed understanding of the mechanisms governing cardiac function and contractility. MicroRNAs… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose to develop a contrast agent for photoacoustic imaging targeted to the receptors of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGFR), so it can be accumulated and retained in tumor endothelial cells by VEGFR-mediated endocytosis. VEGFR are over expressed in… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Currently available anti-angiogenic drugs inhibit VEGF/VEGFR signaling, which leads to transient vascular regression followed by rebound of drug-resistant vasculature, which significantly decrease the therapeutic efficacy of very expensive anti-angiogenic… more
Abstract:The gray whale migration generates many hours of video that must be examined carefully to identify passing whales and get an accurate count of their numbers. Unfortunately, humans lack the necessary attention span. To solve this problem, a detector will be developed that can process hours of video… more
Abstract:Throughout history, the ability of a fighting force to respond to battlefield casualties, perform triage, and evacuate their wounded to a treatment facility has been crucial to the long-term success of the force. Until now, the ability of medical personn
Abstract:Existing DoD Command and Control and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems are proving inadequate to handle the proliferation of sensors and the corresponding increase in data. To address this shortfall, Sonalysts will design a reliable, scalable, modular, and pluggable… more
Abstract:From its historic beginnings with the establishment of the Naval War College in 1881, the U.S. Navy"s wargaming capability has evolved with emerging technologies, tactics, techniques, and procedures. With the introduction of virtual world technologies, wargaming begins a new era in the"art… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Sonalysts, Inc. proposes to provide the Air Force with a high fidelity PC-based environment to familiarize allied exercise participants with USAF air traffic procedures, tactical airspace operations, communication standards, and rules of engagement of Red Flag exercises in advance of… more
Abstract:"Technologies that prevent Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission from natural and man-made sources are needed to address the environmental and human health implications of climate change. One approach is to capture the GHG emissions and secure them in long term storage, i.e., carbon sequestration. However… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project investigates the use of electrochemical devices for separation and compression of hydrogen from low-pressure mixed gas streams which are being developed for critical industrial gas and energy applications. Many applications will derive hydrogen… more
Abstract:Rocket test operations at NASA Stennis Space Center (SSC) result in substantial quantities of hydrogen gas that is flared from the facility and helium gas that is vented. One way to save on the cost of test operations is to recover these gases using an electrochemical system. This Hydrogen… more
Abstract:Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) water electrolyzers have undergone continuous development for the generation of oxygen and hydrogen for commercial, military and space applications since the 1970's. Unfortunately, conventional technology developed over this time period has required a complex… more
Abstract:Hydrogen is an essential resource for space missions. NASA has a need for equipment to generate, handle and store hydrogen. In terms of handling hydrogen, conventional rotating mechanical pumps and compressors require extensive modification and have limited reliability. Electrochemical pumping and… more
Abstract:Continued global dependence on fossil fuels and concomitant release of CO2 has driven a societal push to mitigate CO2 emissions, largely through various means of sequestration. But implementation of carbon sequestration costs money and there are still unresolved environmental concerns, therefore,… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long-term objective of this proposal is to establish a commercially viable program of illness self- management in people with unexplained chronic fatigue (UCF) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). A successful self-management product has the potential (1) to… more
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