Abstract:ABSTRACT: A subminiature laser sensor system operating at 1550 nm for use on micro-class unmanned air vehicles (UAV) is proposed. The system can be electronically reconfigured to function as a: laser designator, laser spot tracker, laser range finder and a proximity sensor. This modular system… more
Abstract:The Navy needs robust rotary unions for advanced high-speed liquid-cooled generators. Under an SBIR project for the Navy, we are developing a hydrostatic bearing/seal rotary union (HBSRU) to meet Navy needs. Hydrostatic bearings can operate at large radii with fast rotational speeds, so our HBSRU… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The limitations of standard means of obtaining informed consent for psychiatric clinical trials have been well documented. Empirical data suggests that, aided by multimedia learning methods, psychiatric patients can betaught or primed with general knowledge… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for approximately 34,000 deaths per year . Despite the prevalence, many clinical research trials routinely exclude suicidal individuals dueto the lack of appropriate tools and… more
Abstract:Observing target objects from an airborne sensor is an important component of the overall process in assessing the performance of the BMD system. MDA is interested in investigating the use of"Image Chips"or partial frames in correlation of multiple IR sensors in conditions where… more
Abstract:The BMDS relies on the current and future sensor systems that include space-based, sea-based, ground-based, and airborne sensor systems for tracking, discrimination and fusion. MDA is interested in innovative algorithm concepts for long-range real-time discrimination of ballistic missile threats… more
Abstract:Mercury is a hazardous pollutant that threatens human and ecosystem health, and exists in many contaminated subsurface environments. Monitoring mercury contamination in groundwater is challenging due to the considerable effort and expense involved in collecting samples, maintaining sample integrity… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Sepsis and the related systemic inflammatory response are the leading causes of death in intensive care units. More than 200,000 people die each year in the US from sepsis and associated complications. The lung is the organ most often affected with pulmonary… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Missing data and measurement errors are common problems in statistical data analysis. We are interested in experimental and observational studies where there exist missing data and measurement errors problems. Examplesinclude health surveys containing… more
Abstract:In modern fusion concepts, inductive pickup loops continue to be one of the primary magnetic diagnostics. To convert the direct voltage measurements from the inductive pickup loop to a measurement of magnetic field, the loop voltage must be integrated. In practice… more
Abstract:Commercialization of a very high definition (HD) (>2.3 megapixel) color Active Matrix OLED microdisplay has the potential to significantly increase warfighter effectiveness without compromises in resolution, field of view and digital capability. Warfighters require high performance virtual… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed project will develop and demonstrate a miniaturized, portable aerosol sampler that will collect a series of time- and location-resolved personal exposure samples for conducting research into the relationships among environmental exposure, genetics… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Genome engineering is an emerging field in which genomic DNA sequences are modified for biotechnological and therapeutic purposes. Highly specific endonucleases are the key tool that enables genome engineering approaches, as they are required to create… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The use of virtual reality for pain control; henceforth, referred to as VR analgesia, has been shown to be effective in clinical treatment of acute pain in wound care, cancer care, physical therapy and routine hospitalprocedures. VR is believed to be effective… more
Abstract:Conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to liquid transportation fuels and bioproducts is a core element of our nations strategy to replace imported oil with renewable domestic resources. Thermo chemical conversion processes typically require feedstocks 5 to 7.5 times drier than the raw materials and… more
Abstract:The PowerCube is a 1U CubeSat module that provides integrated propulsion, power, and precision pointing to enable the low-cost CubeSat platform to be used to conduct high-performance missions. The PowerCube concept integrates three innovative component technologies to provide these capabilities: … more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The goal of the Space Test Program operated by the US Air Force is to enable the rapid development of emerging space technologies by providing economical flight opportunities to increase a technology"s TRL. In particular, the CubeSat form factor has emerged as an economical platform… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: We propose to adapt additive manufacturing techniques to fabricate multifunctional"Versatile Structural Radiation Shielding"(VSRS) components that provide multi-layer radiation shielding, multi-layer thermal insulation, electro-magnetic interference (EMI) shielding, and… more
Abstract:Tethers Unlimited, Inc. proposes to develop the Remote Anchoring Module (RAM), a launch-able anchoring system that can be used to quickly set and test an anchor point at a remote location without the need for an on-site operator. The RAM system deploys a high-strength cable between itself and the… more
Abstract:TUI proposes to develop two novel technologies that will enable pico-satellites in LEO to efficiently close the link with standard issue handheld radios on the ground. The first technology is a dual-band software-defined radio that will provide UHF SATCOM to soldiers on the ground and a unified… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Three novel uncharged silver carbene microbicides that have been shown to be effective against a wide variety of pathogens will be formulated into two different ointment formulations and tested in an infected healing model in the diabetic rat. Formulation of the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Burkholderia pseudomallei is a Gram-negative bacterium that is the causative agent of melioidosis. The bacterium causes significant morbidity and mortality in tropical regions and endemic areas are expanding. Melioidosis is difficult to trea and diagnose due to… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The very common patient complaint of abdominal pain suggests the diagnosis of pancreatitis. Pancreatitis, however, can be difficult to diagnose or rule out, as the blood-based tests used, serum amylase and lipase, demonstrate suboptimal sensitivity and… more
Abstract:Human Babesiosis is primarily caused by Babesia microti an intraerythrocytic parasite with some cases on the US west coast associated with Babesia duncani (WA-1). Typically tick bites are the route of transmission. However, both organisms have been associated with transfusion related infections and… more
Abstract:The cost of logistics fuels, including transportation and distribution, is significant not only in terms of dollars but also increased risk exposure for soldiers. Concentrated solar thermal (CST) systems are an attractive renewable energy solution due to their high net average efficiencies of… more
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