Abstract:The objective of this phase I STTR project is to develop and demonstrate a roll-to-roll process for printing semiconductor and metal nanostructures with lateral dimensions as small as 100 nm on flexible substrates. systeMech will collaborate with the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Prof. M.G.… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to develop a novel software technology for practical clinical use that can evaluate dynamic ultrasound images to accurately interpret changes or pathologies in soft tissues, such as tendons and ligaments. Today, a radiologist… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project seeks to significantly advance H2 gas sensing technologies by exploring a novel nanohybrid sensing platform of SnO2 nanocrystals supported on carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The high demand of H2 as a clean energy source drives the fast growth… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project targets multifunctional meta-materials having acoustic impedance equal to tissue and optimized for solid-state tactile sensing. Optimized multifunctional performance of these newly developed meta-materials includes enhanced mechanical, acoustic… more
Abstract:A bi-stable meta-material which rejects high amplitude harmful sound but transfers sound levels needed for the situation awareness is proposed. A threshold intensity of the sound is determined by the material design and is set to 90 dBA all signals exceeding this level will be attenuated at least… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is aimed at developing an integrated system to stabilize a conventional high-end, inverted optical microscope to the precision required to routinely achieve the imaging power of emerging super-resolution (SR) microscopy techniques. These… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) phase I aims to demonstrate the feasibility of constructing a novel machine for manufacturing low-cost glass-to-metal seals for insulating window glazing. Applications include vacuum glazing which insulates as well as a wall (R11 to R20), representing a… more
Abstract:Vacuum glazing requires a scratch-resistant Low-E coating. Microscopic pane spacers are required to prevent the two panes from touching under external pressure, but create high contact stresses which can scratch glass and existing Low-E coatings during pane movement with temperature change. Hard… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is to investigate the feasibility of new game-based software in which youth play the roles of adult professionals. This approach has demonstrated the potential for raising knowledge of and interest in civics and the local community for… more
Abstract:Computation of the radiative transfer model for a hyperspectral sounder with thousands of spectral channels is very time-consuming. Consequently, operational data assimilation systems can assimilate only a few hundred channels. The radiative transfer model is very suitable for GPU implementation to… more
Abstract:Purpose: Prior research demonstrates that younger students who are low- or non-verbal often have difficulty independently practicing skills that provide a foundation for early literacy. The proposed product will provide support to students who are low- or non-verbal to independently practice phonics… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Estrogen receptor a (ERa) is the major therapeutic target for breast cancer, and ERa binding at target genes in breast cancer cells is guided by DNA binding pioneer factor proteins such as FoxA1. Although tamoxifen is asuccessful therapeutic for suppressing… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A critical unmet need in implementing personalized medicine is the ability to sort through the millions of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) present in the human genome and to pinpoint which of these DNA variations are causative in disease. A key… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Harmful metals not readily detoxified naturally are discharged from numerous industrial activities and pose lasting environmental hazards requiring expensive remediation efforts. This project targets profitable dilute metal removal and reclamation. Creating an… more
Abstract:Copper is a commodity essential to modern society and its production is very energy intensive. Half of U.S. copper consumption goes to electrical, heating, and plumbing infrastructure in building construction and energy use for copper production topped 43 trillion BTUs in the early 1990s. Currently… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this SBIR Phase I proposal is to establish the measurement reliability and the clinical feasibility of the RGR-GAIT instrumented gait analysis system. Gait dysfunction can dramatically affect a person's ability to perform activities of… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Patient socket performance is a critical barrier to progress in rehabilitation, the most common source of patient dissatisfaction and part of a growing medical and socioeconomic problem. Poor socket performance is a greatly uncharacterized multi-factorial… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Prosthetics Our goal is to create a transtibial prosthesis in a kit that can be inexpensively manufactured using modern technology and advanced polymer materials. This system will be immediately fit on the residual limb and aligned for optimal gait without… more
Abstract:Obesity is a growing epidemic that continues to threaten the health of both adults and children around the world. Additionally, challenging economic times and increasing food costs puts pressure on consumers to purchase lower priced meals. While there are many ingredients available that can lower… more
Abstract:USDA secretary, Tom Vilsack recently urged the Forest Service to "develop new markets" for forest by-products, which encourage healthy timber management. Small-diameter round timber is an abundant by-product of healthy timber management and could serve emerging green commercial markets if… more
Abstract:The objective of this proposal is to analyze existing patent-pending nonpneumatic tires ("NPTs") to determine which designs and materials are best scalable across the full suite of the Family of Special Operations Vehicles Program. Resilient Technologies has produced functional NPT… more
Abstract:The Modulated Rotor Tip Light (MRTL) system provides greatly enhanced visibility because blade tip light paths appear very large, intensity and narrow field of view LED optics are used and lateral separation between red and green lights can be as much as five times larger than the fuselage width.… more
Abstract:The emergence of new generations of munitions and others military systems has created demand for adaptable high energy density power sources. Both batteries and energy harvesters have been used separately, but with limited success. The purpose of this program is to respond to this unmet need by… more
Abstract:The technical objectives of this proposal are: 1) the design of 8 micron-emitting active-photonic-crystal (APC) quantum-cascade (QC) lasers by using passive phase-locking in a monolithic structure in order to achieve multiwatt-range, diffraction-limited powers; and 2) the development of the key… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Reducing Health Disparities: A Health IT Solution, proposes a collaborative effort to coordinate community stakeholders in Dane County, WI, to integrate a replicable and innovative health IT solution to overcome syste
mic barriers that exacerbate health… more
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