Abstract:ABSTRACT: FG Systems proposes to develop a Solid State Magnetocaloric Refrigerator (SSMR) which will provide a means of cooling infrared focal planes and other system components to their operating temperatures without significant consumption of cryogens. The SSMR will be a low vibration level… more
Abstract:Market penetration of battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles is limited by low energy density (range), low power (acceleration and charging), high cost, safety, and cycling/calendar life of the best commercially available rechargeable Li-ion batteries available today. New… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): People with disabilities experience poorer health and have much higher rates of obesity compared to the general population. For the more than 54 million individuals with disabilities in the U.S., there is a significantly higher risk of poorly managed health care.… more
Abstract:A team of EP Purification and the University of Illinois engineer and chemists is pursuing the commercialization of low cost microchannel plasma modules capable of efficiently producing ozone for water treatment. The conservation of water resources for human consumption is a growing national… more
Abstract:We will develop and evaluate algorithms for a system, Veriflow, which can automatically reason about security and correctness of computer networks in real time. Veriflow operates by scanning a network, constructing a formal model of the network's behavior, and using custom formal logic… more
Abstract:The innovation of this work is a platform for automatic verification of network behavior. Every aspect of our society is now tightly intertwined with the functioning of computer networks such as the Internet. Unfortunately, modern networks are also extremely complex, leading to a rich variety of… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Chrome-based coating systems are being phased out of most applications due to the toxicity of chromium compounds. Emerging coating technologies designed to replace chrome systems exhibit a glaring technical shortcoming, which is that hey fail to replicate the self-healing functionality… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Finding the signal processing parameter values that are most appropriate for an individual patient is one of the essential components of hearing aid fitting. In common practice, the hearing aid user only plays a small role in selecting these values. This proposal… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: In order to achieve precise guidance, navigation and control in reentry vehicles, aerodynamic shape must be accurately known throughout the flight trajectory. In the Phase I program, real-time, temperature compensated ultrasonic measurements of surface recession of TPS materials was… more
Abstract:The US Army Joint Attack Munitions Systems Program Management Office (JAMS PMO) has, under topic A13-053, presented the following objective: Develop a prototype high bandwidth (>2GB/s) millimeter wave two way data link for intra-missile communications. Proposed herein is a High Bandwidth,… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): 5-Hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) is a newly identified base modification in mammalian genomic DNA that can accumulate to relatively high levels in certain tissues or cells. Current sequencing methods cannot differentiate5mC from 5hmC, however. Therefore, the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The World Health Organization estimates that by 2020 major depressive disorder (MDD) will be the most common cause of disability worldwide. The medical and non-medical costs of MDD in the US exceed 80 billion annually.Although approximately 1 in 6Americans will… more
Abstract:IN Vitro Diagnostic Test for Basal-Like Breast Cancer - A molecular diagnostic test based on detection of transcription factor FOXC1 at the protein and RNA level will be developed to accurately diagnose basal-like breast cancer (BLBC). PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project addresses the challenges presented by increasing mobile device use in enterprises. These mobile devices are managed by employees, contain personal data, and use diverse hardware and software systems. The company developed a new web… more
Abstract:Current otoacostic emission probes used diagnostic evaluation middle and inner ear components of hearing are not capable of producing well-calibrated and high-quality acoustic stimuli that cover the entire frequency range of human hearing and are thus unsuited for rapid evaluation of the range of… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This proposal attepts to develop a new high efficiency process for conversion of carbon dioxide and water to syngas, as a first step in production of synthetic fuels. We have already demonstrated the conversion of carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide at over 80% energy efficiency. The… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop inexpensive carbon dioxide sensors for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) controls. The sensors will use Dioxide Materials' patent pending catalyst mixtures, to create a series of CO2 sensors using a… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Sapphire possesses a number of physical properties, including high strength, high melting point, chemical inertness, and excellent transparency in the visible and IR spectrum, which make it an attractive window material for military applications. For Phase I, Rubicon Technology… more
Abstract:Mercury cadmium telluride (HgCdTe) is used in ultrahigh performance infrared (IR) detectors and focal plane arrays (FPAs) used by both the DoD and NASA. This material has been shown to be unique in many ways in comparison to other IR materials. For example, it is possible to scan over the entire… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: AuraSense is developing and commercializing NanoFlare technology as an enabling tool for detecting RNA levels in cells. Current methods for sensing of viral exposure require great amounts of virus particles to be present in blood, or extensive processing of blood to isolate virus-specific… more
Abstract:In this proposal, we demonstrate fabrication and characterization of diamond nanoribbons, novel strain-modulated diamond nanostructures (SMDN). Such structures are generated by applying strain force on nano-patterned diamond film as the nanopatterns are transferred to a flexible substrate. Once the… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will employ the large scale; highly reliable boron-doped ultrananocrystalline diamond (BD-UNCD®) electrodes developed during Phase I project to build and test Electrochemical Anodic Oxidation process (EAOP) cells and systems that can… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There is an acute need for the development of a new class of microarray biosensors that are sufficiently versatile, selective, sensitive and reliable to allow investigation of the time-dependent neurochemical events ofethanol administration in multiple regions of… more
Abstract:This Phase II proposal is submitted to further develop and Validate materials and process engineering of the space environment stable, multifunctional conductive thermal control material system (TCMS) that can be applied to space hardware and can enables the hardware to carry higher leakage current… more
Abstract:We will develop a prototype of a GPU-based parallel Binary Decision Diagram (BDD) software package. BDDs are a data structure that satisfies some simple restrictions, resulting in a unique representation of a Boolean function regardless of its actual implementation. This property of BDDs allows the… more
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