Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project addresses a fundamental problem with Magnetic Particle Imaging, a promising, yet new imaging modality. MPI uses magnetic nanoparticles (tracers) to generate a signal that can be used for fast, safe, non-invasive 3D imaging in living… more
Abstract:CustomArray produces a field-deployable electrochemical microarray platform ideally suited for the multiplexed detection of pathogenic organisms. In this Phase II proposal, we will continue our Phase I effort to build an automated arthropod-borne virus detection system. The Phase I assay work-flow… more
Abstract:Under this Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase II project, the Contractor shall create software that enables substance abuse researchers and other psychologists to administer neuropsychological tests over the web with the same timing precisionas traditional computer-administered measures… more
Abstract:The emerging field of visual analytics, which integrates analytical reasoning with interactive visualization, appears to be a promising technique for improving the business practices in todays electric power industry. The conducted investigation has revealed that the existing commercial power grid… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: We have designed a system we call the Human Terminal System - a wrist-or-chest wearable system to provide organic battlespace visualization capability to pilots and other warfighters. The system is a powerful, miniaturized, man-wearable, multi-processor PC running Windows and Android in… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: In this project, Soluxra, LLC will team up with Prof. Alex Jen at the University of Washington to streamline the scale-up synthesis for highly efficient organic electro-optic (EO) material systems, and optimize their processing conditions to ensure device end-users will get high EO… more
Abstract:Infinia Technology Corporation's (ITC) proposed Modular Stirling Power System (MSPS) is a free-piston Stirling system that addresses NASA needs in 12-kW increments. The MSPS utilizes a support structure that couples 1 heater head with 4 power modules and provides a high efficiency of 25%… more
Abstract:For DoD tactical operations, reducing fuel usage and maintenance associated with electric power generation is a key need. Concentrated solar thermal (CST) systems are an attractive renewable energy solution due to their high net average efficiencies of solar-to-electric conversion, and they have the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): HIV/AIDS is a global epidemic afflicting more than 33 million people worldwide. HIV can often be suppressed for many years with anti-retroviral medications, and over 15 billion dollars were spent on these medications in2010. Biologics such as HIV-1 neutralizing… more
Abstract:Advancements in technology and contractions in budgets are driving constant increases in spacecraft "capability density." These factors are motivating the design of small spacecraft capable of generating and communicating large amounts of data, over great distances, at low cost. Arkyd… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This Phase II proposal seeks to develop a prototype speech segregation system that can significantly improve intelligibility of noisy speech for human listeners, a technical challenge that has eluded a solution for decades. Motivated by principles of auditory perception, system… more
Abstract:The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a directive for improving air quality standards pertaining to wood smoke emissions and is undergoing an update of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). Implementation of new emission standards will prohibit the sale of a majority of… more
Abstract:This Small Business innovation Research project will explore the development of mycofiltration– the use of fungal mycelium as a biologically active filter for removing pathogens from storm water. As pollution from pathogens is the leading cause of critically impaired waters nationwide, with storm… more
Abstract:The U.S Department of Energy is seeking a sensitive and robust sensor that can perform real-time, in situ monitoring of hexavalent chromium in groundwater wells at environmental legacy sites, and that is capable of operating for extended periods without maintenance. Recent laboratory tests have… more
Abstract:If the energy resolution of electron energy loss spectroscopy carried out in an electron microscope, with an atom-sized electron probe, could be improved to 10 meV or better, a new way of studying materials at the atomic scale, by recording and analyzing their vibrational energies, would become… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is focused on the reuse of waste glass to generate sustainable replacements for standard building envelope materials such as concrete and masonry. The materials being developed are comprised of over 95 percent waste glass and contain no… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will improve the performance of Surface Acoustic Wave Nebulization (SAWN) for use with mass spectrometers. Mass spectrometry (MS) is a widely used method to measure chemical composition; i.e. what chemical elements (e.g. C, N, S, O) are… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to develop novel superparamagnetic biocompatible cell-penetrant bioactive nanoparticles for reprogramming human somatic cells and generation of pluripotent stem cells with intact genomes. To demonstrate technical feasibility,… more
Abstract:The use of Biodiesel in the U.S. is presently hampered by a lack of suitable feedstocks that do not compete with the food industry. The original biodiesel feedstock was food grade soybean oil, and became a significant problem: 1) politically, because of the impact on food pricing and 2) economically… more
Abstract:This proposal's primary technical objective is to develop core mateials, to build and test a high temperature manufacturing and engineering demonstration article using inVision's cellular core technology, and to fulfill the solicitations specific objectives of proposing full scale concepts… more
Abstract:In order to improve situational awareness in high-density urban areas and complex terrains where threats can come from different elevations, three-dimensional mapping and visualization systems could prove to be very effective. Building systems that can integrate dense, live sensor data with existing… more
Abstract:Spatial Cognition, LLC is nearing the completion of work on Phase I research and development effort entitled"Immersive Vision, Data Fusion and Threat Awareness for Enhanced Sensor-to-Shooter Engagement/Targeting". The major goal of this effort is to leverage advances in sensor technology,… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Autodissemination is a novel technique for insect control whereby target insects spread insecticide to their own habitats through their innate behaviors: a small treatment area results in far wider and target-specific coverage. This concept shows high potential… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Each year, an estimated 1.7 million patients in the U.S. experience a hospital infection (CDC). Approximately 750,000 of these infections lead to severe sepsis, with over 200,000 patients dying . As a result, 16 billion (40% of all intensive care unit… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Approximately 22 million people in the US suffer from asthma (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute). As a result, the annual economic cost of asthma is 19.7 billion. Globally, an estimated 300 million people worldwide have asthma, with 250,000 annual deaths… more
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