Abstract:In the United States, annual demand for adhesives and resins exceeds 20 billion pounds. Currently, most adhesives used in the wood industry are petroleum-based, such as phenol-formaldehyde and urea-formaldehyde adhesives. Formaldehyde emissions cause many environmental and health issues. Development… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Recruitment and retention of subjects for clinical research is currently an inefficient and time-consuming process in the new drug development industry. This is especially true for the vulnerable populations of individu
als with psychiatric disorders. This SBIR… more
Abstract:A hardware-software solution for controlling UAVs in challenging flight conditions is described. This would allow the UAV to autonomously exploit advantageous weather phenomena for increased endurance, and also allow the UAV to maneuver in challenging flight conditions. A novel method of generating… more
Abstract:A novel design for an in situ atmospheric sensor for CO2 and trace gases is proposed. The sensor, named AirCore, provides the advantages of existing in situ sensors (e.g. high resolution) but eliminates possible biases in analysis that often originate from imperfect measurement condition. The… more
Abstract:The need to detect and track small aerial targets is identified. An approach to use a unique passive radar front-end sensor is described, which provides the initial detection capability. The data from the sensor is used to cue a high-speed, highly accurate pointing and tracking system with a Coude… more
Abstract:The need to detect and track small aerial targets is identified. An approach to use a unique radar front-end sensor is described, which provides the initial detection capability. The data from the sensor is used to cue a high-speed, highly accurate pointing and tracking system with a Coude path… more
Abstract:The ability to measure atmospheric radiation while in flight is a valuable capability for atmospheric research. These measurements complement satellite and ground station measurements in providing increased certainty in vertical-column radiometric information. The sensitive instruments used to… more
Abstract:Based on the successful feasibility studies performed in Phase I, NanoScale Corporation and Kansas State University propose herein the continued development, and testing of Dye containing, Detecting, and Decontaminating Engineered Reactive Metal Oxyhydro
Abstract:This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project focuses on synthesis and delivery of nanoparticles for determination of the progression of cancer. Besides diagnosis, the nanoplatform… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Biobehavioral research in a range of basic and translational disciplines (particularly cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology and experimental psychology) increasingly involves the integration of multiple devices for t
he collection of data, such as EEG, fMRI,… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Recent advances have shown effective neurotransmitter analysis using capillary electrophoresis (CE). In a CE system, analyte is drawn through a narrow channel using ion movement resulting in an electroosmotic flow (EOF)
generated by a high voltage electric field… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Within the last seven years, Drosophila melanogaster or common fruit fly has been shown to be an invertebrate animal model for exploring genetic and proteomic mechanisms underlying sleep. While a great deal of progress
has been made in the field of Drosophila… more
Abstract:Locally grown foods account for less than one percent of the total $900 billion in retail food sales in the U.S. (18) Therefore, consumers purchase more than ninety percent of their food from supermarkets. In order for local small family farms to grab a greater portion of food sales, they must get… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II research project addresses an unfilled need in the composites manufacturing and repair industry. Current manufacturing and repair methods for curing Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) composite materials do not employ real time temperature… more
Abstract:Ongoing anti-terrorist and counter-insurgency operations in Iraq following the lightning conventional war of spring 2003 highlight the fact that war is seldom as simple or as quickly resolved as we expect-or hope-it to be. Even more importantly, they remind us that no enemy is truly beaten unless… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Development of implantable devices for automated detection, quantification, warning and delivery of therapy to block seizures is a very important unmet medical need. Making such a device as small as possible, minimizin
g replacement surgeries, and maximizing… more
Abstract:Continuous environmental health monitoring is a growing requirement for missile systems to ensure their long-term reliability while being stored, transported and operated in harsh environmental conditions. While several sensors currently exist for measuring temperature, relative humidity,… more
Abstract:The challenge to deploying ship-based Wi Fi capability lies in developing the demanding RF and signal processing technology necessary to establish a 25nm ship-to-shore / ship-to-ship link in the presence of shipboard interference. Several new technologies are proposed to address this challenge. The… more
Abstract:Integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC), which uses a gasilier to convert coal to fuel gas, and then uses a combined cycle power block to generate electricity. is one of the most promising technologies for generating electricity from coal in an environmentally sustainable way. IGCC has many… more
Abstract:Several shortcomings such as lack of reactivity and selectivity are associated with currently available sorbent-based decontaminants. For example, carbon based sorbents can only physisorb toxins without neutralizing them. Secondly, all solid sorbents are sensitive to humid air. Thirdly, reduced… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this project is to develop breathable, lightweight and disposable chemical protective clothing for use by personnel associated with law enforcement agencies, emergency medical services, medical/triage facili
ties, and other federal, state, or local… more
Abstract:Early diagnosis and early treatment of cancer greatly improve the likelihood of long-term survival and health. Chemical structures that are selectively taken by cancerous tissue can be used to pull diagnostic and therapeutic moieties to cancerous tissue. A
ppropriately sized iron and/or iron oxide… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): OsteoGeneX is developing a therapeutic directed against the new bone target Sclerostin (SOST) for the treatment of osteoporosis and related bone disorders. Through genomic approaches Sclerostin was identified as a mast
er regulator of bone mass affecting men and… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Pinnacle Technology and Professors George Wilson and Michael Johnson of the University of Kansas, have developed, and successfully tested, a prototype device that can collect, analyze and transmit fast-scan cyclic volt
ammetry (FSCV) data wirelessly in freely… more
Abstract:The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will refine a temperature sensing system comprised of a wireless reader capable of remote, simultaneous interrogation of multiple, uniquely identified amorphous microwire temperature sensors that can be embedded permanently beneath layers… more
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