Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long-term goal of Healthy Dining USA is a reduction in the prevalence of risk factors related to obesity and nutrition-related diseases by emphasizing fruit/vegetable content and other healthful attributes of select
ed dishes at restaurants nationwide.… more
Abstract:In 2003, The Nation¿s Report Card for educational progress showed that thirty-seven percent of fourth graders could not read at the most basic level. Further, poor readers are notoriously ¿disengaged¿ - they do not have the desire to read. These students need explicit instruction to improve their… more
Abstract:Adaptive Materials intends to leverage its Phase I design work and previous microtubule SOFC development success to develop and demonstrate a soldier portable 150 watt SOFC system with a minimum specific energy of 1,500 Whr/kg. We believe the solid oxide fuel cell technology recently… more
Abstract:The proposed research is indented to lead to the development of a commercial product that can create a virtual meeting presence by displaying the remote user?s face to achieve a presence. The goal is to render computer-generated objects and visualize them as real objects for the user, thus creating… more
Abstract:The goal of this SBIR Phase II project is to bring the demonstrated Gallium Nitride (GaN) microdisplay technology to industrial maturity and to final commercialization levels. The project's goal will be accomplished by further optimizing the microdisplay device structural design and fabrication… more
Abstract:The ability to quickly estimate flight vehicle behavior in an operational environment is important since engineers from a variety of disciplines require accurate predictions in order to plan flight test experiments, expand aircraft operating envelopes safely, and have access to diagnostic methods… more
Abstract:75824-Induction cores, used to accelerate the heavy ion beams in inertial fusion, are built around the outer diameter of the cryostat that houses the superconducting quadrupole array. A compact cryostat would be highly desirable for reducing the cost of the induction cores. Recent experience with… more
Abstract:75867 Mercury (Hg) emissions are an important environmental problem because Hg is a volatile heavy metal that is toxic and bioaccumulates to a high degree in animals and humans. The major sources of Hg emissions include fossil fuel combustion, waste incineration, and chloralkali production. With… more
Abstract:The objective of the proposed Phase II effort is to transfer proven sensor technology from the laboratory breadboard to a functional flight-ready prototype for installation in an aircraft fuel tank. In the Phase I effort, a novel spectroscopic technique was shown to be an effective method for… more
Abstract:Laser induced thermal acoustics (LITA) is a nonintrusive, transient-grating optical technique that provides simultaneous high-accuracy measurements of velocity, sound-speed, and thermal diffusivity among other parameters. In a fluid of known composition, sound speed and thermal diffusivity are… more
Abstract:he use of an inter-turbine burner for improving the part power performance of small turboshaft engines in proposed. An inter-turbine burner is a second combustor placed between the gas generator exit and the power turbine to "reheat" the engine gas stream before it enters the power turbine. The… more
Abstract:AdveNsys, Inc. will join with Arizona State University to develop a neuromorphic analog system to control an actuated, lightweight, powered ankle-foot orthosis. The neuromorphically actuated orthosis will provide mobility in the battlefield for soldiers with lower-leg wounds or fractures to enable… more
Abstract:As the OPS performs audits of the pipeline operators, pursuant to the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2002 and Sub-part O of the newly released 49 CFR 192, the focus is no longer on the existence of a plan, rather, it is on the existence of a process, the completion of tasks defined within those… more
Abstract:Reusable space vehicles currently being designed by the United States Air Force (USAF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for both military and commercial applications require innovative structural components that are both light weight and able to withstand the severe… more
Abstract:A compact, autonomous and rugged instrument to measure the concentration of inorganic ions, and possibly organic acids, in atmospheric aerosols is proposed. This instrument will combine an innovative method for particle concentration and collection with emerging ?laboratory on a chip? analytical… more
Abstract:76023-Among the contributors to atmospheric pollution, carboxylic acids (including mono- and dicarboxylic acids, aliphatic ketoacids, and aromatic acids) are an important class of oxygenated, organic compounds in atmospheric aerosols. To better understand their sources and atmospheric… more
Abstract:A compact and affordable, microchip-based system for the automated, in situ analysis of inorganic ions in atmospheric aerosols will be develop and verified against traditional, filter-based methods. Our approach combines tow new technologies: (1) a growth tube impactor for particle collection and… more
Abstract:Concern for the potential health effects of inhaled particulates led to a federal standard governing coarse particles, or PM10, for particles below 10 ¿m and subsequently to a fine particle (PM2.5) standard in 1997, for particles below 2.5 ¿m. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will build a first-release Web-based system for content authoring and delivery that supports multiple approaches to pedagogical practice and provides efficient, easy to use methodologies with which course designers can employ system… more
Abstract:The Energetic X-ray Imaging Survey Telescope (EXIST) is a proposed mission that aims to detect faint high energy X-ray sources in the energy range 10 - 600 keV. The concept for EXIST relies on an X-ray telescope imaging the entire sky each 95 min orbit. The core of the X-ray imaging telescope… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant):
The aim is to develop a high resolution, high contrast detector for digital x-ray imaging systems. The target detector would have a Detective Quantum Efficiency much greater than 80%, a limiting resolution of at least 10 lp/mm, ultra-low noise, linear response… more
Abstract:Current Naval microwave power amplifiers operate at power densities around 200-500 W/cm2. Amplifiers under development may operate at 2-4 times this power density. Despite the development of active cooling technologies, the principal technology for removing heat from a chip remains thermal… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant):
Propose to combine standard commercial CZT crystals and ASICS with Aguila Technologies' proprietary high-density CZT detector bonding methods and very dense electronic packaging capability to develop high resolution (less than 1 mm pixel pitch) imaging CZT… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project will develop an automated framework for knowledge acquisition. This automated framework will be based on the Principal Investigator's Rhem Knowledge Acquisition Framework and the Unified Modeling Language (UML). This automated… more
Abstract:We propose to develop a new fiber optic splice that is designed for military and aerospace avionic applications. The purpose of the Phase I program is to demonstrate the feasibility of our proposed approach. The new fiber optic splice is intended to meet stringent military and avionic requirements… more
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