Abstract:NASA and many others often rely on delivery of cryogenic hydrogen to meet their facility needs. NASA's Stennis Space Center is one of the largest users of hydrogen, with the LH2 used as a fuel for cryogenic rocket engine testing. Other NASA centers including Kennedy Space Center, which… more
Abstract:Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) water electrolyzers have undergone continuous development for the generation of oxygen and hydrogen for commercial, military and space applications since the 1970's. Unfortunately, conventional technology developed over this time period has required a complex… more
Abstract:Hydrogen is an essential resource for space missions. NASA has a need for equipment to generate, handle and store hydrogen. In terms of handling hydrogen, conventional rotating mechanical pumps and compressors require extensive modification and have limited reliability. Electrochemical pumping and… more
Abstract:Continued global dependence on fossil fuels and concomitant release of CO2 has driven a societal push to mitigate CO2 emissions, largely through various means of sequestration. But implementation of carbon sequestration costs money and there are still unresolved environmental concerns, therefore,… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project investigates the viability of an electrochemical device for separation and compression of hydrogen from low-pressure mixed gas streams that are critical for industrial gas and energy applications. Previous studies have shown that… more
Abstract:The implications of the proposed investigations are that radar systems already implemented for the automotive industry can be exploited, adapted and
optimized for this application. These radar systems are inexpensive, of small size, employ advanced processing techniques which allow the tracking… more
Abstract:The Abbott Ball Company has engineered a new, breakthrough material: Powder Metal Nitinol 60, which is an alloy of 60% Nickel and 40% Titanium. The material can be hardened to above Rockwell 60, has much better corrosion resistance than austenitic or martensitic stainless steels, weights 15% less… more
Abstract:Nitinol 60 powder metal is the only known engineering material which combines the attributes of machinibility, superior hardness and wear resistance, and immunity from corrosion from salt water and other commonly encountered corrosive substances. Testing has been done by NASA, Timken, Kamatics and… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A device system which automatically maintain blood glucose concentrations in the normal range by dosing insulin in response to continuously sensed glucose concentration data represents a modern attempt to mechanically simulate normal beta cell physiology and… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Extreme insulin resistance in patients with diabetes is defined as insulin dose requirement of greater than 200 units daily. Currently, U-500 regular insulin is frequently used to treat these patients, however, the slowabsorption and prolonged duration of action… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Previous studies have demonstrated that 1-6% of implanted medical devices become infected, 1 and account for ~45% of nosocomial infections 2. In ventral hernia repair, infections occur in 2-10 % of the time (i.e. open surgery 7-18% and laparoscopic 0-2% infection… more
Abstract:The injuries to warfighters caused by Improved Explosive Devices and snipers are often associated with significant loss of long and/or maxillofacial bones. Effective treatment and recuperation necessitates the replacement of these missing bone structures. We are developing a device which once… more
Abstract:Purpose: Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are neurodevelopmental disabilities characterized by deficits in social competence, communication skills, and behaviors that are restricted and repetitive. ASD are one of the fastest growing disability categories in the country, with recent prevalence rates… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The United States Air Force and the Department of Defense are investigating synthesis, scale-up and production of novel energetic materials including high energy density compounds and fuels. Five-membered heterocyclic rings containing nitro groups have demonstrated great potential as… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: In an attempt to develop novel oxidizer materials that the DoD requires for use in missile systems to meet performance and sensitivity requirements, NALAS proposes to screen potential candidates for suitability using first known and predicted information. Specific types of materials… more
Abstract:Auscultation, or listening to internal sounds made by the body of a patient, is an important tool in medical diagnostics. Heart, lung, intestine, and circulatory function can be assessed through careful listening. There are numerous situations, however, where the faint sounds collected using an… more
Abstract:The NASA objective of expanding the human experience into the far reaches of space requires the development of regenerable life support systems. This proposal addresses the development of a regenerable air-revitalization system for trace-contaminant (TC) removal for the space suit used in… more
Abstract:Under Phase 1 of subject SBIR, Air-Lock, Incorporated will design a self donning and doffing Rear Entry Hard Upper Torso (REHUT) that interfaces with a suit port. This design will allow suited, pressurized crewmembers to mate/demate their suits to/from suit ports located on lunar or planetary… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Our recent series of innovative randomized trials evaluating the efficacy of various strategies for training clinicians to use evidence based therapies in alcohol and drug abuse has indicated that while both in-person workshop and computer-assisted training can… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Our recent series of innovative randomized trials evaluating the efficacy of various strategies for training clinicians to use evidence based therapies in alcohol and drug abuse has indicated that while both in-personworkshop and computer-assisted training can… more
Abstract:Use of data from multiple sensors provides the opportunity for improved ballistic missile defense (BMD) search and tracking. Algorithms for combining multi-sensor data are required. BMD sensor data fusion is a challenging problem because of incompatibility in coordinate systems for different… more
Abstract:Applied Physical Sciences Corp. (APS) in collaboration with Ocean Technology Systems (OTS) will develop a diver physiological monitoring (DPM) system with integrated microdisplay that easily retrofits with existing full face masks (FFM) and that leverages commercial-off-the-shelf biometric sensors. … more
Abstract:APS will expand on available and evolving analytical/numerical tools to address design and performance parameters for Permanent Magnet couplings and gears. APS has developed complex modeling tools for designing and assessing current permanent magnet (PM) motors under ONR sponsorship. These tools… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: In order to avoid potential collisions with space debris future spacecraft in geosynchronous (GEO) orbit may be required to detect all objects in their local environment and will be required to have 4pi steradian coverage. Unfortunately the sun can blind and/or damage these sensors if… more
Abstract:Navy acoustic research and test laboratories, such as those at the Acoustic Research Detachment (ARD) and the Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility (SEAFAC), use large, high gain hydrophone arrays to measure and characterize the radiated acoustic signatures of full scale and small scale… more
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