Abstract:The Phase I goal is to build energy-efficient, compact femtosecond optical sources, and demonstrate diode-pumped lasers that can generate femtosecond pulses via self-modelocking. Only readily available 750-nm diode lasers will be used as pump source. Existing subpicosecond sources are complex… more
Abstract:AMONG THE STATED GOALS OF THE HUMAN GENOME PROJECT IS A DRAMATIC IMPROVEMENT IN DNA SEQUENCING TECHNOLOGIES AND CORRESPONDING REDUCTION IN COST PER FINISHED BASE SEQUENCED. RELATIVELY LITTLE ATTENTION, HOWEVER, HAS BEEN GIVEN TO THE PROBLEM OF ASSURING THE QUALITY OF THE RISING TIDE OF… more
Abstract:THIS PROJECT WILL EXPERIMENTALLY DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF OBTAINING A HIGH-RESOLUTION, THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE OF A SCENE USING AN INNOVATIVE, FOCAL-PLANE PROCESSOR TO PRODUCE A COMPACT OPTICAL SENSOR. THE INNOVATION IS IN THE GATING OF THE IMAGE INTENSIFIER TO DEMODULATE AN AMPLITUDE-MODULATED… more
Abstract:The proposed work investigates the feasibility of designing and building a high resolution spectroradiometer and integrating it with the NASA-owned Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner (TIMS). A limiting factor in the analysis of airborne multispectral thermal infrared imagery, such as from TIMS,… more
Abstract:The objective of this project is to design, fabricate, and test a prototype photovoltaic (PV) case for electrical equipment used in field operations. The PV case could charge the equipment's batteries and/or directly operate low power equipment such as receivers and computers without a battery. The… more
Abstract:THE CURRENT MANUFACTURING AND PILOT OPERATIONS UTILIZE MODULE ASSEMBLY PROCESSES THAT HAVE RELATIVELY HIGH LABOR AND MATERIAL COSTS. THIS PROJECT ADDRESSES THE COST AND PERFORMANCE ISSES OF PROCESSING THE GRIDS AND BUS BARS USED IN AMORPHOUS SILICON ALLOY THIN FILM PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES. … more
Abstract:Long term ex vivo therapy for kidney failure has been achieved, so that the kidney may be thefirst solid organ in which tissue engineering concepts can produce an implantable device for long-termin vivo replacement therapy. To replace the kidney's excretory function, an implantable… more
Abstract:THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE CURRENTLY USE REDWORMS TO PROCESS ORGANIC KITCHEN WASTE TO REDUCE WASTE GOING TO LANDFILLS AND INCINERATORS. TEACHERS REPORT THAT A CLASSROOM WORM BIN EXCITES CHILDREN AND PROVIDES MULTIDISCIPLINARY LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES. RESEARCHERS ARE IDENTIFYING SUITABLE MATERIALS AND… more
Abstract:Our objective is to increase the sensitivity of in situ PCR , by improving methods of specimenpreparation. We have devised a LYOPHILM technology, which comprises lyophilization of specimen onspecialized microporous nitrocellulose films, to allow reactants to thoroughly penetrate specimen tomaximize… more
Abstract:ALTHOUGH SEVERAL OTC OVULATION TESTS EXIST, NON ARE SUITABLE FOR CONTRACEPTION APPLICATIONS BECAUSE THEY DETECT LUTEINIZING HORMONE (LH) WHICH EXHIBITS A PEAK PRECEDING OVULATION BY ONLY 16-36 HOURS. THIS RESEARCH WILL DEVELOP A FERTILE PERIOD PREDICTION SYSTEM BASED UPON THE PRESENCE OF AN INCREASE… more
Abstract:Although it is well established that many medical conditions occurring in postmenopausal womenare related to changes that have occurred in levels of reproductive hormones, especially estrogen, thedetails of the relationships between the levels of these hormones in symptomatic as compared… more
Abstract:Fast framing digital cameras which can acquire high spatialresolution transient wind tunnel flow-visualization imagery inboundary layers do not yet exist. To address this need,Innovation Associates proposes to develop a unique High-speedOptically Bu
Abstract:THE POTENTIAL TO ACHIEVE HIGH INSULATING VALUE BY THE USE OF EVACUATED GLASS MICROSPHERES HAS BEEN KNOWN FOR SOME TIME. THE PURPOSE OF THE RESEARCH IS TO SOLVE THE PRINCIPAL OBSTACLE TO THEIR USE, WHICH HAS BEEN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMMERCIALLY VIABLE TECHNIQUE TO PRODUCE EVACUATED MICROSPHERES. … more
Abstract:Significant improvements must be made in the ability of the health care system to deliver cost effective health care services. A recent Institute of Medicine study identified the development of computer-based patient record systems as being the essential technology which must be developed for… more
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