Abstract:The objective of this Phase I proposal is to demonstrate a mineblast attenuating crew seat system that prevents spinal compression injuries by attenuating the accelerative forces caused by landmine detonations. Design acceleration pulses for military tactical vehicle seats will be defined and… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The aim of this project is to develop a novel 'liquid array' platform, based on Encoded Sortable Particle (ESP) technology. ESPs are optically-encoded microfabricated particles that can be manipulated using magnetic force. They are manufactured on commercially… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There is a tremendous unmet need for cost-effective methods of synthesizing and screening large libraries of synthetic compounds. This project will develop a novel 'liquid array' directed synthesis platform, based on Encoded Sortable Particle (ESP) technology,… more
Abstract:It has been well documented that the Navy's Seabasing vision for staging bases near the theater of operations calls for an extension of the distance offshore from the current two to five miles to one hundred to two hundred miles. Although the distances will be greater, response times and… more
Abstract:The topic stated objective is the development of innovative approaches to provide in-situ hull form augmentations to the existing ships and craft to allow for increased speed without a significant reduction in payload capacity. The proposed project will accomplish this by implementing an innovative… more
Abstract:The objective of the proposed research is to develop new technologies and a prototype of the Time Reversed Acoustics (TRA) system of land mine detection. This system provides a high concentration of seismic wave energy at any desired point (e.g., on a land mine). It is the only system that is… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States, accounting for approximately 1 million deaths per year. The objective of the Phase I pre-clinical studies outlined in this fasttrack STTR proposal is to validate the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Autoimmune diseases are difficult to diagnose, as the symptoms can be nonspecific. A single test that could readily distinguish between an autoimmune and non-autoimmune disorder would allow physicians to focus efforts on the specific disease that affects the… more
Abstract:Icing environments are of great concern in commercial and military aviation. An aircraft-based, imaging probe is being proposed for the reliable and accurate measurement of liquid water content (LWC) and droplet size distributions in environments variously referred to as freezing rain, freezing… more
Abstract:A high sensitivity laser-induced incandescence system is proposed for the detailed characterization of environmental soot. Specifically, innovative approaches have been proposed to (1) reduce the lower detection limit of soot volume fraction and increase the overall measurement range by an order of… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Neurons send instructions to other cells in the form of electrical signals that allow movement, sensation, memory, learning and countless other activities that are taken for granted in daily life. Loss of neural cell function results from traumatic injuries such… more
Abstract:Protecting national security software against unauthorized distribution and exploitation is necessary for the protection of intellectual property (IP) and secrets in our nation. Modern software attack and analysis tools have become, along with their users, more skilled at analyzing and modifying… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Radioresistance markedly impairs the efficacy of tumor radiotherapy and involves anti-apoptotic signal transduction pathways that prevent radiation-induced cell death. The inhibitors of apoptosis proteins (IAP) are important intrinsic cellular inhibitors of… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Currently about 25% of patients on hemodialysis therapy for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) receives dialysis through tunneled central venous catheters for dialysis (CVCD). The standard anticoagulant lock for these catheters is heparin, which has no antibacterial… more
Abstract:The overall goal of this proposed project is the development of load bearing, structural building elements from oriented straw. Producting building elements from surplus staw will help provide low-cost housing in rural areas, and will help reduce greenhouse emissions associated with the production… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Infectious Medical Wastes, e.g. hospital wastes, represent a major component of hazardous wastes generated in the U.S. annually, with > 4.5 million tons generated from > 7,000 hospitals. Incineration remains the predominant disposal method, with continued… more
Abstract:Poly(benzoxazole) (PBO) is a new polymeric material extremely promising for external spacecraft structural applications, including, e.g., debris and micrometeoroid shields and crew suits. One of its drawbacks is its reduced resistance to the far-UV and atomic-O. If a well-adhering, protective… more
Abstract:This effort will seek to provide end-to-end security for America's existing critical infrastructure. Asier has gathered a broad coalition of SCADA industry leaders for this effort. Asier and its partners will demonstrate a low cost encryption / authentication firmware upgrade that can be… more
Abstract:Advanced Intelligent agents provide a tremendous benefit to the collection and analysis of information on computer networks. Unfortunaltely, intelligent agents are also susceptible to re-programming in such a manner as to cause them to mis-report, or not report at all. It is possible to intercept… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Repair of large structural bone defects remains a major problem in orthopaedic reconstruction surgery due to the limited supply of cortical bone autograft and the poor long-term outcomes obtained with structural allografts. While there is no substitute for… more
Abstract:Aspen Systems proposes to develop a highly selective, high sensitivity and fast-response in-line sulfur monitoring system using an advanced membrane-based sensor technology. In Phase I, we developed advanced sol-gel synthesis route to fabricate solid zinc oxide coatings with desired crystalline… more
Abstract:79269S Thermoelectric waste heat recovery from automobiles would increase fuel economy by 2-10%. However, the thermoelectric figure of merit for existing materials, including advanced low dimensional materials, is relatively small. Therefore, the overall energy conversion efficiency is too low to… more
Abstract:Metal matrix composites(MMC) has increasing applications in aerospace, transportation and military fields due to its high specific strength and stiffness. Magnesium (Mg) with a density of approximately two-thirds of aluminum is the lightest structural material. MMCs fabricated from magnesium thus… more
Abstract:Aspen Systems proposes to develop a unique state of the art miniature vapor compression cooling system for use by emergency first responders. The program is structured to include investigation and research into realistic user needs as part of the product definition activities. Aspen has established… more
Abstract:Aspen Systems Inc., proposes to investigate the feasibility of developing a protective coating material for ZnS that will have comparable mechanical properties of ALON, Spinel and Sapphire but will retain the extended regime transmission properties of multi-spectral ZnS. However, ZnS being a soft… more
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