Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project describes an innovative approach to encapsulating nanocrystals (quantum dots and rare earth doped inorganics) using functionalized perfluorocyclobutyl (PFCB) polymers. This project will expand the range of ligands synthesized in Phase I… more
Abstract:The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project describes a new approach to solving the problem of creating higher performing Electro-Optic (EO) polymer materials which have significantly lower cost than the current very expensive multi-step synthesis. The proposed technology also… more
Abstract:We propose to carry out research and development of highly efficient broadband cryogenic switches using voltage controlled 2D electron gas in III-Nitride heterostructure field-effect transistors (HFETs). Unlike RF switches based on regular semiconductor devices, key characteristics of properly… more
Abstract:Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. proposes to use QD-like fluctuations of InGaN QW with controllable spatial distribution for high efficiency green LEDs. We will investigate both theoretically and experimentally the performance of green InGaN MQW structures with fluctuations of composition and… more
Abstract:Ultra-dense integrated circuits with sub-10-nm features would provide enormous benefits for all information technologies, including computing, networking, and signal processing. However, it is widely accepted that a radical paradigm shift from purely CMOS technology to hybrid CMOS/nanodevice… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I Project proposes to develop a new epitaxial growth process for production of long-lasting (lifetime > 20,000 hours), high-efficiency (wall-plug efficiency > 10%) deep ultraviolet light emitting diodes (DUV LEDs) based on III-Nitride materials. Due to… more
Abstract:HAMAC is an innovative aircraft design that combines solar cells for power, fuel cells for energy storage, a high-altitude prop and electric motor with thrust vector control, and a morphing structural design that can take off conventionally, or be carried to altitude by rocket, aircraft, or balloon.… more
Abstract:This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will develop a method for improving the transmembrane conductivity of Nafion. This project proposes to develop a method for modifying the orientation of the conductive channels though which ions traverse in ionomer membranes. Shear… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Chronic, neuropathic pain is one of the most important unmet medical needs in the United States, affecting tens to hundreds of millions of people nationwide at some time during their lives. Novel therapeutic approaches are desperately needed. The brain peptides… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Assays are being developed in efforts to reduce the number of animals required for research. In particular, cell based systems that can evaluate a variety of compounds and/or screen single compounds with many cell types would provide the most advantageous… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Transplantation of islets of Langerhans for the clinical treatment of Type I diabetes has had a resurgence of interest due to results obtained using the "Edmonton protocol". However, at this time, procurement of donor pancreases for islet isolation and… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Allogeneic human heart valves are used in approximately 20% of the tissue heart valve procedures performed annually. Most allogeneic human heart valves (also known as allografts or homografts) are cryopreserved and stored in the vapor phase of liquid nitrogen… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Preliminary data demonstrate that a radically different approach to MRI gradient coil design permits substantial advantages in all respects; especially in short, high-field magnets - higher gradient strength, reduced acoustic noise, and reduced nerve stimulation.… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The wound repair process in skin is initiated immediately after an injury and induces a cascade of events including inflammation, proliferation, and scar production/tissue remodeling. One of the common complications of wound healing is excessive scarring, leading… more
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Abstract:Concerns regarding disease resistance in plants, the use of pesticides in the environment, and occupational exposure, have promulgated the development of alternative methods for traditional disease control practices. This project examines a possible alternative to conventional fungal control… more
Abstract:While fibers with very high strength have been achieved using aramid polymers and ultra high molecular weight polyethylene, and these fibers have found great use in ballistic and other applications, their penetration into other applications has been limited due to the high cost associated with their… more
Abstract:The goal of this SBIR project will be to test the feasibility of using composite materials with a unique combination of low dielectric constant and loss, high bending modulus, and high tensile strength for use in tri band radomes for airborne antennas.
Abstract:This work will use numerical methods to determine optimal design parameters for a compact hybrid fuel cell power system driven by a statistically determined load profile. Detailed physics-based models will be used to represent the behavior of the components in the hybrid system. The components… more
Abstract:Small caliber projectiles, explosively driven fragments and micro-sized (cm3) warheads fabricated from Metastable Interstitial Composite (MIC) reactive materials are emerging as potential payloads for countermeasure systems against Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (RAM) threats. Some MIC composites… more
Abstract:Small caliber ballistically fired projectiles, explosively driven fragments and micro-sized (CM3) warheads fabricated from reactive materials are emerging as potential payloads for air, space, surface, and subterranean micro and larger scale delivery systems. Under laboratory and small scale… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed collaborative project assesses the feasibility of integrating a new software module designed to collect, interpret, and manage family history into electronic health record (EHR) systems in a manner that is useful and acceptable to primary care… more
Abstract:Demand for electriciy has grown significantly faster than the transmission system's capability to deliver it reliably. As a result, the system is being operated in a manner for which it was not designed; congestion, blackouts, equipment damage, and system disturbances are becoming widespread, and… more
Abstract:The provision of quality-differentiated instruction requisite for educational success is dependent on the implementation of timely differentiated placement procedures. Studies indicate that despite a plethora of Â¿research basedÂ¿ educational tools and substantial funding, Â¿language… more
Abstract:Unloading of offshore supply or other small to medium sized vessel accomplished using sea state 5 capable modified two mast AutoLog system. Load is picked up from supply vessel and landed on the deck edge elevator, stabilized by computer controlled winches. System can accomodate containers or other… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project introduces a new technical approach to utilizing company's optical polymer technology as a new commercial matrix platform for maximizing the performance capability of quantum dot (QD) devices in amplifiers, waveguides, and… more
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