Abstract:"This renewable energy project will complete the first phase of developing an innovative approach to a commercial ethanol plant in Buhl Idaho. The plant will use barley as a feedstock, supplemented by available sources of low value starch. Barley is the best crop for ethanol production in local… more
Abstract:This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I research project aims to develop new probes for targeting specific cellular compartments. This will be achieved by producing a library of green fluorescent-tagged proteins using a high throughput insertion strategy. Availability of these… more
Abstract:The most significant hardware costs on a missile interceptor propulsion system are associated with the thrusters, for which there are typically four divert thrusters and four, six, or eight attitude control thrusters per interceptor. The largest contributor to the thruster cost is the integrated… more
Abstract:The implementation of anti-tamper (AT) technology as one vital strategy for preserving US military superiority. (Communique DoD 5200.1-M) In response to this need, many AT technologies have been developed including AT coatings for securing electronic components and devices. However, the use of… more
Abstract:The Air Force is actively pursuing a reduction and eventual elimination of the volume of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions generated during aircraft coating operations. Resodyn Corporation proposes the development of the zero VOC (ZCOV) coating system that consists of thermally applied… more
Abstract:Resodyn Corporation proposes a super-hydrophobic coating solution mimicking the Lotus leaf effect for corrosion protection of US Air Force support equipment exposed to highly corrosive environment while residing in the Southwest Asia. It is expected that highly hydrophobic coatings will enhance… more
Abstract:The U.S. Navy uses a cold-hole expansion method for increasing the fatigue life of primary aircraft structures at fastener locations. The derived benefit results from compressive stresses concentrated in the metal near the perimeter of the cold worked hole. The objective of this Phase II proposal… more
Abstract:This Small Business Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project aims to develop an improved method for generating platelet concentrates for transfusion that reduces platelet activation. This will be achieved by simultaneously combining mixing and centrifugation to prevent… more
Abstract:The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project seeks to develop a welding technology for joining low permeability polymer insulation (LPPI) foams prior to applying a composite overwrap. The syntactic foam is flexible over a wide range of operating temperatures, and provides a useful… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II research project develops a mixer based on sound waves applicable for use in bioreactors for cell culturing and fermentors. Cell culturing and fermentation are large markets where significant growth is forecast over the next several years. This… more
Abstract:This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II research project develops a macroscopic fluorescent scanner that utilizes hyperspectral imaging with enhanced capability for reading microarrays, multiwell plates, and two dimensional (2D) gels. The system utilizes novel optical design to… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will assess the viability of an imaging spectrometer based on a novel monolithic anamorphic design. This approach will reduce part count and assembly costs while maintaining excellent performance and stability, thereby providing a fundamental… more
Abstract:While cryogenics is an enabling component for many new technologies, the integration of components into cryocoolers is fraught with challenges that hinder system deployment and technology advancement. We propose an cryogenic packaging approach based on experience and novel concepts to provide… more
Abstract:We propose to design a prototype device to achieve wideband spectral monitoring and direction finding device for 2-4 GHz and 8-12 GHz coverage, simultaneously, based on spectrally selective optical sensor materials. This technology allows for the direct and continuous collection of spectral… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project implements a replacement for the reading materials currently used by most undergraduate students in biology. The replacement will combine smaller reading sections with more active learning components such as simulated experiments. The… more
Abstract:There is a need for native plants tolerant of low soil pH and elevated heavy metal
concentrations to revegetate acid mine land in the Rocky Mountain west. Acid/ heavy
metal tolerant (AHMT) plants are necessary because of the immense area of acid mine
land that needs reclamation. Mining wastes have… more
Abstract:The proposed activities will result in the development of a novel hyperspectral feature-extraction toolkit that will provide a simple, automated, and accurate approach to materials classification from hyperspectral imagery (HSI). The proposed toolkit will be built as an extension to the… more
Abstract:There is potential for a vast expansion of wind-power production in rural America. The key
is development of affordable, cost-effective systems. The major barrier to wind-power
generation on farms and ranches is the current high cost of wind turbines. Wind Innovations
proposes an entirely new… more
Abstract:The purpose of this project is to develop a storyboard tool to assist with the generation, verification, and refinement of storyboard information and its subsequent translation into model data for systems analysis and design tools. The most important contribution is an improved communication of the… more
Abstract:This NASA SBIR Phase II effort will develop a 1 x 10 prototype non-mechanical fiber optic switch for use with high power lasers. The proposed optical device is a fiber-based multi-channel switch to rapidly switch a fiber-coupled laser among ten output channels as an integral part of a fiber-based… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I effort will establish the feasibility of developing a fiber coupled, high power, electro-optically controlled, space qualified, phase modulator for the NASA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA). Specific to the LISA project is the use of three… more
Abstract:Through the proposed USDA-SBIR Phase I Marketing and Trade project, market expansion and diversification opportunities will be explored for the Amazing Grains Grower Cooperative and their trademarked MontinaTM products. MontinaTM products are formulated from the gluten-free grain Indian ricegrass.… more
Abstract:The measurement of cloud water content is of great importance in understanding the formation of clouds, their structure, and their radiative properties which in turn affect the climate. While a variety of sensors exist for making these measurements, all of the existing sensors require far too much… more
Abstract:Accurate observations and forecasts of meteorological conditions in the battlespace are of extreme importance to the most effective employment of military assets. In many instances, it is not possible to gather in-situ meteorological data by routine means such as sounding balloons carrying… more
Abstract:Native grass seed is important to restoration or reclamation of burned, mined or otherwise disturbed lands. The native seed industry is growing rapidly to meet increasing demand for more seed species in commercial quantities. However, the morphology of the seed of many important species of native… more
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