Abstract:Natural gas, which is predominantly methane, is widely used by industry as a chemical feedstock and as a fuel for power generation. The increasing price and diminishing domestic supply of natural gas creates an incentive to develop a low-cost replacement for the fuel. Coal gasification is one… more
Abstract:OBJECTIVE: Develop a fast running Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Finite Element code taking advantage of hardware and software technologies developed in the gaming industry. The CFD code will be used to model highly non-linear and dynamic external blast events in urban settings and internal… more
Abstract:Coal gasification plants have exhibited sub-par performance and plant economics due to poor reliability and availability. A major contributor to the poor performance has been fouling of the syngas cooler located downstream of the gasifier. The fouling is due to vaporized ash from the coal… more
Abstract:Composite materials utilizing graphite fibers can exhibit high axial thermal conductivities. However, thermal conduction perpendicular to the fiber direction in the composite is extremely low due to the acoustical mismatch between the carbon fiber and epoxy. Sommer Materials Research, Inc.… more
Abstract:A need for miniaturized mass spectrometer (MS) instrumentation exists for both stationary point monitoring and applications where instrument size is critical, including military swatch test monitoring of chemical agent permeation rates and field detection of chemical agents. A 50% size and weight… more
Abstract:The objective of this work is to provide guidance to explosive formulators and facilitate the development of improved penetrator explosives. Because of the complexity of these materials, it is difficult to relate parameters controllable during formulation to desirable properties in the final product… more
Abstract:Thermal Management Technologies (TMT) will team with Utah State University"s Space Dynamics Laboratory to design, model, build, test, and demonstrate a full scale engineering prototype of an isothermal satellite bus enabled by TMT"s proprietary Channel Panel heat spreader technology and… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Phase I proposal details the rationale and the research plan for the synthesis and characterization of a polymeric delivery system that will deliver two anticancer drugs with diverse mechanisms of action simultaneously into ovarian cancer cells. The delivery… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In this Phase II STTR project, Vestan Medical Imaging, Inc. will complete the development and clinical evaluation of its proprietary formulation of a fluorescent drug and new medical devices for Sentinel Lymph Node (SLN) biopsy for the surgical treatment of… more
Abstract:To improve safety and efficiency on high-speed signalized intersections a dilemma zone protection system has been designed to automatically configure site-specific protection boundaries on both main-street approaches by continously tracking vehicles within up to 1000 feet of each stop line. … more
Abstract:Wavetronix currently sells the SmartSensor HD radar detection which is the highest performance above ground detector currently available. However, the count, speed and classification accuracy can be significantlly improved by employing multi-beam radar technology which we have recently… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project involves the development of inexpensive, reconfigurable force-reflective telerobotic manipulators. Incorporating dexterous manipulators onto available mobile robotic platforms greatly expands the capabilities and usefulness of the… more
Abstract:During Phase I, goals of initial design and demonstration of system concepts for a portable friction stir welding (FSW) system were successfully completed. During Phase II, the objective is to design, fabricate, and demonstrate a portable and versatile FSW system. To support AMP's design, BYU will… more
Abstract:A battery is proposed that utilizes a Li+ conducting, solid-electrolyte separator, LiSICON, Li metal anode and high-capacity cathode. The LiSICON ceramic is fabricated using state of the art tape casting methods which allows composite structures of porous and dense layers ~100fYm thick. The layered… more
Abstract:The proposed research will develop a probabilistic decision analysis methodology and software framework applicable to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) threats and incidents. The software prototype developed in the Phase I research will include tools to enable probabilistic… more
Abstract:U.S. and world petroleum supplies are limited, causing substantial increases and fluctuations in the cost of liquid fuels and national energy insecurity. If the vast western oil shale reserves could be economically and cleanly recovered, the country¿s transportation fuel problems would be… more
Abstract:Compositex, Inc. proposes to continue the development of a promising new material and fabrication technology for high performance motor cases and propellant tanks. This process using readily-available, low-cost, domestically-produced, environmentally-friendly thermoplastic raw materials. High-cost… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project addresses the development of a novel solid-state method of synthesizing metal and metal alloy nanoparticles. A method has been developed for metal oxide and mixed metal oxide nanoparticles which can now be extended to the synthesis of metal and… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Protein glycosylation plays very important roles in biological processes. However, detecting and differentiating such modifications rapidly is not a trivial issue. Therefore, developing novel tools that allow for the ra
pid detection of glycosylation patterns is… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Immunocompromised patients including those who have undergone hematopoietic stem cell (HSCT) and solid organ (SOT) transplants are at markedly increased risk for severe disease caused by respiratory pathogens. These pat
ients have greater susceptibility to a… more
Abstract:InnoSys and Purdue University propose to research and develop robust designs for building, implementing and demonstrating a new class of terahertz (THz) vacuum electronic device (VED) power amplifiers and power sources at frequencies in the range of 0.3-3.0 THz (the so-called THz regime)… more
Abstract:Efficient shipboard naval lighting is important for numerous reasons. There is also a need for efficient explosion-proof lighting coupled with reliable dimmable driver electronics for shipboard naval environments. Important considerations for such an efficient and dimmable light include ensuring… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Long-term continuous recording of electrical events from animal models of neurological disease is a critical component of translational research aimed at developing new therapies for debilitating disorders, such as epi
lepsy. Recordings of the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Rosacea is a common disfiguring skin disease affecting 3% of the population over 30 years of age, or 14 million Americans. In men and women of Celtic origin, Rosacea causes central erythema of the face, with highly vis
ible dilated blood vessels and pustules.… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness in the U.S., affecting 8 million Americans over fifty years of age. Its cause is rooted in the highly oxidizing environment of the retina, which is
simultaneously exposed to UV light and high… more
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