Abstract:The innovation is to develop very small audio subsystems for mobile audio devices with unprecedented noise and interference reduction. Audio subsystems are fundamental to many high-volume portable devices such as mobile phones, media tablets, and digital voice recorders. Multiple microphones can… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will focus on the challenge of reducing the cost of manufacturing Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) substrates. SERS is a powerful analytical technique that is not widely adopted in industry due to the high cost of commercially… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project searches for better materials to efficiently and safely store gases used in semiconductor manufacturing. Currently these gases are stored in tanks at low pressures in dilute concentrations for safety reasons, which requires the use of… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION: Substance use disorder (SUD) is a major health problem with direct and indirect impact on healthcare and societal cost that is estimated at over 181 billion annually in the United States. Opioids are the second most abused substances and buprenorphine (BUP) is an effective and safe… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): While the high costs of healthcare in the U.S. can be felt by everyone in the country, the economic impact to patients with kidney failure is particularl significant as dialysis treatments can reach 85,000 annually, with transplantation being the only known cure… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I project proposes a new instrument for imaging live cells and tissues. The instrument addresses the current shortcomings of state-of-the art techniques: expensive and invasive contrast agents that bias the results and shorten the lifetime of the… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a series of primary and rechargeable Zinc-Air batteries of new generation. Individual cells will use a new and improved interior design, as well as will incorporate in their composition a host of novel materials and innovative… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will effectively and efficiently recycle post-consumer plastic materials for high value applications through an innovative and environmentally benign approach known as solid-state shear pulverization (SSSP). SSSP subjects the materials to high… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project seeks to revolutionize the manufacture of ultra-high precision, x-ray diffraction gratings. Mechanically ruled, x-ray gratings are used mainly at synchrotron radiation facilities, where they define the wavelength of x-rays used for chemical… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Program (SBIR) Phase I project is to conduct a feasibility study for the development of wireless sensor network application for a personal healthcare product that monitors and gives feedback about sedentary work habits. This society is becoming increasingly aware of… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will resolve key technical challenges associated with the commercialization of an innovative die-less sheet metal forming process, Double Sided Incremental Forming (DSIF). DSIF locally deforms a peripherally clamped sheet metal component… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project proposes to develop and deliver a high-throughput low-cost nanomanufacturing technology for making high-density high-uniformity omnidirectional-antireflection nanostructures on the entire surface of single crystalline and multicrystalline… more
Abstract:The primary goal of this proposed work is to develop a long wave infrared (LWIR) colloidal quantum dot (CQD)-based focal plane array (FPA) in order to significantly reduce the cost of LWIR hyperspectral imagers. In order to realize this goal, it will first be necessary to successfully fabricate and… more
Abstract:In Phase I, Sivananthan Laboratories (SL) demonstrated the ability to polish Si(211) wafers, as supplied by a vendor with an already fine polish, to an even better surface smoothness and uniformity. SL also demonstrated the molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) growth of CdTe films with better crystalline… more
Abstract:Chemical, biological and explosive (CBE) agents are significant threats to the safety of civilians and military personnel. The objective of this research is to develop a SAMDI label-free sensor for threat detection of trace chemical, biological and explo
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Pattern recognition (PR) myoelectric control systems can dramatically improve an amputee patient's control over a powered prostheses, but they have not been made commercially available. Coapt, LLC, is a start-up stagecompany that is seeking to commercialize… more
Abstract:With the promise of low cost and high capacity, silicon-based materials have emerged as the anode of the future for lithium ion batteries. Commercial success has been hindered by limited cycle life, expensive precursors and non-scalable processes. The overall approach will use low- cost microsilicon… more
Abstract:Technical Objective 1: Develop a scalable and plug-and-play unified hybrid multi-scale, multi-resolution, and multi-domain modeling framework for component and system level representation of interactive aircraft power system comprising varied energy generation sources, EAUs, complex loads and load… more
Abstract:Accurate prediction of aero-thermal demise of post-intercept debris is a high priority for the United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA). Predictive tools for assessing the aero-thermal demise of intercept debris are needed to support BMDS effectiveness evaluations, flight test and range safety… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: FG Systems proposes to develop a Solid State Magnetocaloric Refrigerator (SSMR) which will provide a means of cooling infrared focal planes and other system components to their operating temperatures without significant consumption of cryogens. The SSMR will be a low vibration level… more
Abstract:Market penetration of battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles is limited by low energy density (range), low power (acceleration and charging), high cost, safety, and cycling/calendar life of the best commercially available rechargeable Li-ion batteries available today. New… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): People with disabilities experience poorer health and have much higher rates of obesity compared to the general population. For the more than 54 million individuals with disabilities in the U.S., there is a significantly higher risk of poorly managed health care.… more
Abstract:A team of EP Purification and the University of Illinois engineer and chemists is pursuing the commercialization of low cost microchannel plasma modules capable of efficiently producing ozone for water treatment. The conservation of water resources for human consumption is a growing national… more
Abstract:We will develop and evaluate algorithms for a system, Veriflow, which can automatically reason about security and correctness of computer networks in real time. Veriflow operates by scanning a network, constructing a formal model of the network's behavior, and using custom formal logic… more
Abstract:The innovation of this work is a platform for automatic verification of network behavior. Every aspect of our society is now tightly intertwined with the functioning of computer networks such as the Internet. Unfortunately, modern networks are also extremely complex, leading to a rich variety of… more
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