Abstract:The DoD has identified the need for an autonomous network management system. An autonomous system would relieve the burden on the reduced number of network administrators. These network administrators are responsible for examining voluminous amounts of network management information gathered from… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Diseases such as age related macular degeneration (AMD), other retinal dystrophies, and glaucoma cause a large proportion of blindness worldwide. A critical barrier in treating these diseases is the inability to efficaciously, economically, and safely deliver… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): As the US population ages, Alzheimer's disease and related disorders (ADRD) will present an emotional and financial burden to an increasing number of families and the U.S. healthcare system. More than 75% of the care for persons with ADRD is provided by… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: A better understanding of the thermo-mechanical response, characteristics and properties of materials can lead to improved device performance as well as facilitate the design of new devices and materials for various applications. Although there has been significant progress in the… more
Abstract:Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Humanetics will develop BIO 300 as a drug that can be given with radiotherapy for lung cancer to help improve efficacy and to decrease toxicity. The focus of the development will be with non-small cell lung cancers… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Minnesota Health Solutions Corporation (MHS) proposes to develop and deploy a Smartphone-based tool to monitor and motivate people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to complete pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) at home. COPD is a leading cause of… more
Abstract:This Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase II project proposes to formulate and engineer chemically modified bio-based and biodegradable Poly(Lactide) based compounds, to generate a new class of materials that are, high strength, lightweight, multifunctional, environmentally… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project is designed to develop novel catechol-functionalized polymers for medical device coatings with increased lubricity and biocompatibility. Catechols have been shown to be key components in the adhesive proteins that mussels secrete to attach to… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is designed to develop new zwitterionic click methodology for orthopedic surfaces with enhanced durability. As Americans live longer and more actives lives, totaljoint replacement is becoming more common.… more
Abstract:This project develops a novel augmentative and alternative communications (AAC) device enabling individuals with severe motor disorders to communicate with a computer via signals emanating directly from their brain. The AAC prototype includes an email client that enables an individual to compose and… more
Abstract:The modern underwater vehicle hull is comprised of a fluid-loaded polymer coating attached to a rib-stiffened plate. Knowing the structural response of such a system is important for design and evaluation of hull coatings and embedded sensors in these coatings. The main goal of this project is a… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The military have been challenged to find ways of effectively shielding sensitive electronic equipment from electromagnetic interference (EMI) without adding a lot of weight to satellites (the more massive they are, the more fuel they need to achieve orbit). Copper wiring comprises… more
Abstract:The Department of Defense is continually looking for opportunities to reduce the weight of fixed-wing aviation assets. Reduced weight translates to a number of significant economic and operational benefits. One area of significant opportunity for increased weight savings is wiring, which is based on… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Carbon nanotubes form conductive composites at such low loading ratios and thus could be a key component in EMI shielding and conductors for lightweight aircraft wiring. Compared to conventional metal-based materials, electrically conducting polymer composites has attracted interest due… more
Abstract:MSP is introducing in this proposal a practical approach to a family of cascade impactors capable of real-time measurement of the size-distributed mass concentration of particles in the atmosphere. Further, because of the high sensitivity of the proposed mass transducers, these impactors will also… more
Abstract:Adaptive control offers an opportunity to fulfill aircraft safety objectives though automated vehicle recovery while maintaining performance and stability requirements in the presence of unknown or varying operating environment. Future aircraft are a natural application of adaptive control. These… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project proposes to demonstrate a Composite Resonator VCSEL (CRVCL) which will achieve a 40-100Gbps data transmission rate. For more than a decade VCSELs have been the engine driving bandwidth increases at shorter distances (<300 meters) between… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project will develop a swept near-infrared light source that enables a portable hyperspectral tomographic functional optical imager. While such a device has many applications within endogenous NIR spectroscopy andimaging, or molecular imaging spectroscopy,… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Infrared neural stimulation (INS) is a novel technology that holds promise for increasing the number of independent channels in neuroprostheses. A complementary technology to electrical stimulation (ES), INS has been used in the cochlea, vestibular system,… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The technological capacity to gather raw sensor data has far exceeded our capacity to exploit and understand it. There are neither enough people available nor intelligent computer algorithms developed to process all incoming sensor data in real-time. To address this problem, Team… more
Abstract:Army small unit leaders face complex tradeoffs when selecting equipment and routes for a mission. Mnemonics such METT-TC and OAKOC summarize many of the factors that soldiers consider, but quickly and comprehensively analyzing these elements is challenging. That is where Primordial"s flagship… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project seeks to motivate middle-school students to engage in science. Specifically, many students lack interest in environmental education, due largely to the increased time they spend indoors engaging in digital media. Through the development… more
Abstract:The main challenges of treating post-combatant PTSD include getting patients into treatment, keeping them engaged, and motivating them to complete out-of-session take-home work. SAGA (Sequential Art via Game Assistance) addresses these challenges by providing PTSD patients an engaging and… more
Abstract:From a provider perspective, the effective and evidence-based treatment of post-deployment psycho-logical health issues is time intensive and costly. For the patient, therapy is hard work and successful recovery is dependent on motivation and social support. CALM - Customized Anger Level Manage-ment… more
Abstract:The proposed ADEPT technology combines the science of cognitive psychology with centuries of magicians'practical performance experience to create a new science of deception for computer security. The ADEPT approach learns about the motives and real-world attributes of people by analyzing… more
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