Abstract:Atmospheric effects, such as those due to turbulence, severely degrade the performance of long-range imaging systems. As sensor costs continue to drop and spatial resolution continues to increase, future imaging systems will be severely limited by these atmospheric effects, not the limits of… more
Abstract:The principal technical innovation is SLIM (Systems LIfecycle Management), a software environment for integrated model-based systems engineering, combining SysML (OMG Systems Modeling Language) and PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) toolsets. The SysML model provides fine-grained federation of… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this Fast Track Small Business Innovation Research application, submitted by KDH Research and Communication (KDHRC), is to develop and evaluate an online information clearinghouse to support community-based nonprofit organizations' (NPOs)… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this Fast Track Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) application, submitted by KDH Research and Communication (KDHRC), is to develop and evaluate the School TIME Toolkit (Toolkit) to support parents and teachers of elementary school-aged… more
Abstract:SecuRx.com provides information and online training courses to help middle and high schools develop comprehensive diversion-prevention programs (CDPP) to prevent prescription drug diversion and abuse among students. The end result of the proposed PhaseII effort will be an effective and… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): 10.3 million Bioprosthetic heart valves (BHV) have been implanted since 1980 in the United States alone, but the solution for a durable, non-calcifying bioprosthesis still eludes us. High rates of structural failures and rapid calcificationin BHVs, has veered a… more
Abstract:Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) present one of the most promising choices for the future of distributed power generation as they produce energy from a wide variety of fuels with high efficiencies (45-65 %) and low pollution; however, this technology is cost prohibitive and not widely used. The use of… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cerebral ischemia is a major cause of death and long-term disability, with high accompanying social and medical costs. Approximately 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year at an estimated annual cost of 73.7B (American Heart Association. Heart Disease and… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Schizophrenia is a chronic neurological disorder that affects approximately 1% of the world population and causes gt 60 billion dollars of direct and indirect societal costs in the US alone (Wu et al., 2005). Current therapies to treat this disorder have been… more
Abstract:In this phase I SBIR project, we propose to develop a new type of photo-catalyst nanowire structure for high yield CO2 reforming into fuels and useful chemicals by sunlight energy. Despite the published successes of TiO2 nanorods/nanotubes as photo-catalyst materials, such systems work primarily in… more
Abstract:Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) proposes to utilize its unique capabilities in atmospheric effects characterization and GPS signal processing to develop algorithms that nowcast ionospheric scintillation at GPS frequencies. To this end, PRA proposes to partner with the Jet Propulsion… more
Abstract:Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) proposes to utilize its unique capabilities in atmospheric effects characterization, atmospheric effects mitigation, and track processing to characterize and improve tracking and object classification under conditions of ionospheric scintillation for… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Propagation Research Associates, Inc. (PRA) teamed with FLIR (previously ICx) proposes to leverage the work performed under a previous Phase II contract that involved clutter mitigation for ground based ground moving target radars. PRA plans to integrate automatic target recognition… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The combined effects of data overload, source variability, and the effects of a wide variety of cognitive biases add enormous complexity to the already-complex task of intelligence analysis. Given the criticality of the analysis task, it is imperative that effective tools be developed… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The development of persistent wide area imagery surveillance systems for the Department of Defense is a huge step forwards for the Air Force intelligence capabilities. By providing continuous imagery updates across a broad field of view, these systems are expected to support both faster… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Gaining tactical advantage, ensuring safety, and completing missions are the main objectives of military operations. Accomplishing these objectives depends on the ability of military personnel to make quick, effective decisions. Systems must be developed that will provide users with… more
Abstract:The objective for this Phase II effort is to leverage our Phase I findings to develop a training solution for network operations (NetOps) Soldiers. Our proposed solution, the Situation Awareness Virtual instruction Architecture for NetOps Training (SAVANT), seeks to address gaps in existing training… more
Abstract:Ensuring operational readiness requires not only assisting individuals and team leaders in monitoring their cognitive readiness, but also providing useful strategies and tools to address areas targeted for improvement. To address this critical need, our overall goal for this SBIR research project is… more
Abstract:Currently, there is a severe lack of subjective workload measures developed specifically to address the characteristics of distributed ad-hoc teams. The significance of the problem is considerable, given the fact that many organizations (e.g., industry, military, and academia) continue to rely more… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Overweight and obesity are major health problems, affecting over two-thirds of US adults. Standard behavioral treatments (SBT), which are the gold standard for mild and moderate obesity, have been adapted forInternet delivery to facilitate dissemination… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Anxiety Disorders are some of the most commonly occurring psychological disorders among child and adolescent populations. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been proven to be an Evidence-Based Treatment (EBT) to treat anxiety, but there continues to be a lack… more
Abstract:This proposed Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase-I project aims at an adaptive ultrawideband miniaturized antenna with the capability of real-time adaptation to changes in mobile operating environments. The research addresses an apparently insurmountable technical problem epitomized by… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to implement a low-cost compact, wide-band, and high-resolution on-chip spectrometer and other components for Raman spectroscopy applications. The proposed architecture consists of silicon-nitride (SiN) spectrometer bonded with… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long-term goal of this project is to create a fun, engaging, and informative videogame called Nurbits that will spark the interest of middle and high school students in neuroscience. Nurbits will be a puzzle/rhythm game based on the principles and… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Today's cardiac imaging field requires diagnosticians to master an ever-expanding knowledge base (KB) while the time to master this knowledge, apply it to specific tasks and reimbursement are steadily shrinking. These constraints pose a serious healthcare… more
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