Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Significance. In the United States, disproportionately high rates of sexually transmitted infection (STI) and unplanned pregnancy among adolescents suggest the continuing need for evidence-based sexuality education. Efforts to address sexual health through… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Advances in pharmaceutical drug development and the pioneering use of cell-cultures to produce biologic compounds have the potential to usher in a new era of medicine. There are incredible opportunities for developmentof drugs which are highly effective in… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of the proposed SBIR program is to implement and evaluate a low cost portable retinal camera, the DLP-Cam, in a community-based system for diabetic retinopathy (DR) screening and treatment. Untreated DRhas reached epidemic levels in underserved… more
Abstract:A small, efficient, light weight propulsion system consisting of a single cylinder, two cycle heavy fuel engine and a waterjet propulsor will be designed to meet the requirements for the 66 inch, 24 inch beam man-portable small Unmanned Surface Vehicle.
Abstract:Flow rate measurements for cryogenic propellants are required for spacecraft and space exploration systems. Such a requirement has been hampered by lack of fast and accurate instruments among existing technologies. This proposed project will develop a mass flow measurement system for… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase 1 project will evaluate the feasibility of utilizing X-Ray tomography to map liquid mass fractions in optically dense sprays. High fuel flow rate nozzles are ubiquitous in rocket propulsion, power generation, and transportation. In these… more
Abstract:The focus of this project is on large-eddy simulation (LES) of high-speed turbulent reacting flows. The Enabling Energy Systems (EES) Inc. has assembled a well-experienced team of experts to tackle all the main issues involved in modeling of such complex flows. Several innovative ideas have been… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Increasing temperatures, combined with an accelerated demand for reducing weight in the engine, is creating new problems that require innovative solutions. As temperatures increase, oxidation and hot corrosion of compressor, combustor and turbine section components are becoming… more
Abstract:Pitting corrosion limits the lifetime and performance of turbine engine bearings and gears operated in marine environments. A number of alloys and improved treatments have been attempted to increase corrosion resistance while maintaining mechanical performance of the bearings, but few meet the… more
Abstract:This PHMSA SBIR focuses on the development of a new multi-channel cased in pipe design with internal support structure that will allow access along its entire axial length while adequately securing the carrier pipe to the containment pipe. When combined with the Seal Sensor System (proposed… more
Abstract:This PHMSA SBIR focuses on the development of a Pipe and Repair Sensor System. When combined with the Seal Sensor System (proposed separately), this technology will allow for a Smart Pipeline Network having integrated sensor networks that provide for continuous real-time monitoring of leaks and… more
Abstract:This PHMSA SBIR focuses on the development of a Seal Sensor System. When combined with the Pipe and Repair Sensor System (proposed separately), this technology will allow for a Smart Pipeline Network having integrated sensor networks that provide for continuous real-time monitoring of leaks and… more
Abstract:An opportunity to boost energy efficiency in homes and buildings exists through the design of functional radiative properties in glass and other building materials. Current surface materials ignore or take first-order approaches to complicated spectral behavior, leading to sub-optimal properties. … more
Abstract:The overall objective of this research project is to investigate an autonomous and online control structure for finite-inertia power systems (dc and ac) with a real-time system simulation embedded within the control. The dual use aspect of this research will be demonstrated by focusing… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The primary objectives of the proposed effort are to enhance, expand, and validate a variable-fidelity transient thermal management toolset. The toolset will be used to model hardware systems in order to validate the approach. In addition, the modeling capability of the tool will be… more
Abstract:The move to more-electric architectures during the past decade in military and commercial airborne systems continues to increase the complexity of designing and specifying the electric power system (EPS). The addition of numerous high-power electric loads has drastically altered the dynamics of… more
Abstract:Fish consumption has increased dramatically over the last 20 years. Unfortunately, this increase in demand for fish has resulted in an alarming depletion of the natural fisheries. With the closure of many marine fisheries due to over-harvesting and the increased domestic demand for fish it is… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): An estimated 23.6 million people (7 percent of the population) in the United States have diabetes; 90 to 95 percent of all diagnosed cases are type 2 diabetes (CDC, 2007). Obesity and metabolic syndrome are the leadingcauses of type 2 diabetes. The search for new… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The Semantic Search Technology (SST) will provide the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) with the ability to rapidly discover related projects, personnel, and data. Project managers and business developers in large organizations, such as AFRL, need to quickly identify and rank the most… more
Abstract:With retirement of the space shuttle program, microgravity researchers can no longer count on bringing experiment samples back to earth for post-flight analysis. Locker-sized processing facilities, which were typically transported up to and down from the International Space Station during the… more
Abstract:The Multi-specimen Variable-G Facility (MVF) is a single locker sized centrifuge facility for life and microgravity sciences research on the International Space Station. The MVF is a rear breather EXPRESS Rack payload that leverages many of the existing subsystems of flight proven (STS-108) Avian… more
Abstract:Designation of the International Space Station (ISS) as a National Laboratory creates exciting opportunities for a broad spectrum of researchers to take advantage of ISS's unique space attributes and scientific research facilities. The Light Microscopy Module (LMM), which was developed and is… more
Abstract:Cellular therapies are rapidly moving toward widespread clinical application in cancer treatment, autoimmune disease control and trauma recovery. Human adipose tissue, an available waste product from reconstructive and plastic surgery, is becoming a most popular source of adult stem cells, which are… more
Abstract:The U.S. portion of the International Space Station (ISS), which has been designated by Congress as a National Laboratory, holds great potential for a broad spectrum of researchers who are eager to take advantage of its unique scientific research facilities. The Light Microscopy Module (LMM), which… more
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