Abstract:This NIST Phase 1 SBIR effort will demonstrate the feasibility of low noise single photon up conversion using KTiOPO4 (KTP) or LiNbO3 (LN) or Stoichiometric LiTaO3 (SLT) periodically poled waveguides and an 1800nm pump for a high efficiency single photon detector. The key innovation is using low… more
Abstract:This SBIR Phase II effort proposes the development and integration of a Planar Lightwave Circuit (PLC) into an all fiber-based seed laser system used in high spectral resolution aerosol and cloud lidar applications. The PLC integrates a frequency doubling element, a waveguide splitter, and phase… more
Abstract:AdvR, Inc. proposes the development of a highly efficient, fiber pigtailed, waveguide-based UV frequency converter module. This UV module will be an important element in future NASA sponsored Doppler lidar and High Spectral Resolution Lidar (HSRL) aerosol missions. The key innovation is the use of… more
Abstract:The majority of students and educators would probably agree that students are better able to grasp scientific concepts from the use of hands-on activities and other inquiry-based educational practices than from typical lecture problem solving methods. Anasphere, Inc is working to make
inquiry based… more
Abstract:Improved observations of the battlespace are of key and growing importance in today's combat environment. UAVs are making key contributions in this area, and sensor improvements are a key part of increasing UAV capabilities. However, all sensors are subject to degradation under detrimental… more
Abstract:Phase 1 has seen the development of a revolutionary new type of sensor for making carbon dioxide (CO2) measurements from small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and other platforms such as sounding balloons. The chemistry behind the new sensor has been proven, example sensors were fabricated, and the… more
Abstract:This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project will demonstrate the technical and commercial feasibility of an innovative aberration compensated focus control device for a revolutionary improvement in medical imaging. Currently, a variety of medical conditions are diagnosed and treated… more
Abstract:Bridger Photonics (BP) and collaborative partner Montana State University (MSU) propose to develop a completely novel, non-mechanical scanning mechanism that will enable a compact, high-resolution, imaging LADAR system for enhanced navigation aid during helicopter brownouts. Such systems are… more
Abstract:This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I research project addresses the need for high-power ultrafast lasers from the visible to the mid-wave infrared spectral regions. This research will develop a highly innovative ultrafast laser system emitting sub-picosecond pulses that is based on… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II research project will implement a miniature information management system that is suitable to the access requirements for visually impaired users. Current information technologies for the visually impaired are slow and difficult to operate… more
Abstract:In Phase I of this project, FTG researchers showed that complete and uniform coatings of metal-coated particulates provide a mechanism for improving particle distribution, enhancing mechanical properties of fabricated components, and significantly improving the performance of reactive materials.… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II aims to prove the feasibility of creating a web-based mapping and visualization application for end-users in wildland fire management communities as an extension to the results of the Phase I work. By partnering with strategic vendors, the… more
Abstract:The USDA is the managing agency for 192.5 million acres, much of which is national forest. A major threat to national forests is uncontrolled wildland fires. These fires are a serious threat to goods and services provided by national forests, including natural resources (timber), forage for… more
Abstract:The phase II project combines fuel ethanol production with manufacturing of a protein concentrate to create a new industry in a rural south Idaho community. In phase 1 research, MMP demonstrated technical feasibility of a process to produce ethanol and protein concentrate as co products from barley.… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A New Modular Tool Set for Live Imaging and Manipulating the Nervous System Project summary. The nervous system contains the most complex and heterogeneous set of cell types in the body. Modern approaches in imaging, an
d genetically encoded reporters based on… more
Abstract:Resodyn Corporation has proposed an engineered materials approach for preventing or mitigating the damage caused by blast, projectiles, and fire. The proposed Sprayon Treatments for Engineered Protection (STEP) system allows flexibility in both the design of the coating and the application.… more
Abstract:This proposal addresses the need for an innovative and affordable material system that mitigates low frequency acoustic radiation through the hull induced by airborne noise in shipboard compartments containing Electronic Modular Enclosures. The proposed low frequency acoustic mitigation treatment… more
Abstract:The development of a straight vegetable oil (SVO) blending technology for combustion in boilers and in diesel engines is proposed. The overall objective of the proposal is to address the problems associated with using SVO as fuel; such as high viscosity, poor low temperature flow behavior, fuel… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop new classes of advanced composites containing a recently discovered form of carbon, called the carbon nanocones (CNC) and carbon nanodisks (CND). The company has acquired exclusive rights from the Norwegian company that came… more
Abstract:Native Seedsters, Inc will test patented technology to recover camelina seed (Camelina sativa). Seedster principles appear apt for camelina. The Seedster counter-rotating brush and a combing drum form a `pinch point'. The comb teeth position seed stems. The brush dislodges seed and few impurities.… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Antibiotic resistance among common pathogens is a serious public health problem because it compromises our ability to treat many infectious diseases. The problem has been compounded by the lack of discovery of new antib
iotics that act in novel ways. Such… more
Abstract:Geologic carbon sequestration has the potential to store a centuryÂ¿s worth of anthropogenic carbon dioxide production. However, this solution will require numerous large underground reservoirs that may extend over hundreds of square kilometers and an extensive network of pipelines, some of which… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A novel enhanced dynamic range camera (EDRaC) is proposed for greatly improved fluorescence detection in proteomics. In the longer term the EDRaC can improve the performance of a wide range of biomedical applications us
ing fluorescent microwell plate reading… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project focuses on the development of an electronic replacement for reading materials currently used by the majority of biology undergraduate students. This replacement will combine smaller reading sections with more active learning components… more
Abstract:SMK Plants LLC will use plant tissue culture to quickly produce large numbers of acid-soil heavy-metal tolerant (AHMT) locally-adapted native plants suitable for revegetating land contaminated by hard rock mining wastes. Large numbers of AHMT plants are in demand because of the immense area of… more
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