Abstract:Organic matter is a major constituent of airborne particles, comprising 20-50% of their mass. Identification of its components is critical for tracing sources, elucidating transformation and formation processes, assessing affects on human health, and assessing affects on global climate. Therefore,… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A miniature "growth tube collector" will be developed to provide the concentrated collection of multiple, sequential airborne particle samples directly onto a "collection wafer". This instrument will encapsulate individual particles within micrometer-diameter… more
Abstract:Detection systems for aeropathogens require the concentration of airborne particles from large volumes of air into small volumes of liquid. This proposal addresses this need through droplet encapsulation of airborne particles, with subsequent capture into a microliter-sized collection reservoir.… more
Abstract:Aircraft encounters with turbulence are the leading cause of injuries in the airline industry and result in significant human, operational, and maintenance costs to the airline community each year. A large contributor to the above injuries and costs is that flight crews do not have sufficient… more
Abstract:Every day, turbulence has an adverse effect on aircraft operations and capacity of the NAS, costing the airline industry at least $100 million annually in operational inefficiencies, unscheduled maintenance, and injuries. A contributor to these costs is that controllers' and dispatchers' current… more
Abstract:Financial constraints and the need for improved operational efficiency are requiring airlines to emphasize "on-condition" maintenance over scheduled maintenance where possible. However, many of the specific conditions and events of interest to airline maintenance are not being monitored by… more
Abstract:Prior to this project, zero net mass flux Synthetic Jet Actuators (SJAs) were used primarily as a mechanism to keep flow attached that would otherwise be separated. Thus, SJAs located near a wing's leading edge have been shown in experimental projects such as the NASA/GTRI Stingray UAV to be… more
Abstract:Aerotonomy, Incorporated, and our research institution partner Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) will continue development of our unique two-stage Multi-Disciplinary Optimization (MDO) system for the design of highly integrated miniature broadband antennae for small UAVs. The concept of… more
Abstract:Aerotonomy, Incorporated, and subcontractors Georgia Tech and the AAI Corporation will combine state-of-the-art adaptive UAV control, optimized sensor suites, innovative strategic and tactical maneuvering systems, and a wealth of experience in manufacturing and operating Tactical UAVs (including the… more
Abstract:Aerotonomy, Incorporated, and our research institution partner Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) propose to Design and optimize a miniature 3D fragmented "Confetti" antenna for application to broadband voice communications over the frequency range of 2 to 30 MHz. The Confetti antenna is an… more
Abstract:AESOP proposes to design and manufacture robust, miniaturized, broadly tunable mm-wave bandpass filters for space applications. The mm-wave tunable filters will have an unloaded Q of up to 1500 and the potential for multi-octave tuning ranges, for example from 6 to 18 Ghz, although any tuning range… more
Abstract:Aesop's Micro-ESRT sensor is a miniature electron spin resonance (ESR) sensor designed to continuously measure oxidation, soot, ferrous particles and humidity levels in engine oil and hydraulic fluid. The Micro-ESR sensor's small size, low power consumption and low cost make it ideal for integration… more
Abstract:The thrust of this Phase II program is to develop a nuclear event detector and circumvention controller (NEDCC) system that will be used onboard the US Navy Fleet Ballistic Missile upgrade program. To optimize the performance and reliability of the NEDCC, two options will be pursued during the Phase… more
Abstract:The primary objective of this SBIR program is the development of approaches that provides for passive and active circuit component manufacturing to be used in missiles and other air vehicle multifunctional skin applications. The approach of AET, Inc. is to develop nanoscale sensors that can be… more
Abstract:The current situation in Iraq is making it extremely clear that the urban environment is a chaotic and dangerous battle space. Currently available technology cannot provide the level of real-time situational awareness needed by each individual soldier. DARPA has determined that Sparse Conformal… more
Abstract:The U.S. Border Patrol is in critical need of improved surveillance for detection of people and vehicles illegally crossing the Southern Border, particularly in rural areas. AETC will conduct a Phase 1 feasibility study of acoustics-based surveillance and signal processing techniques to address the… more
Abstract:Aethercomm will investigate feasibility of producing an amplifier covering a 225 to 2000 MHz frequency range with an output power of 50 watts. Potential wideband gap materials will be evaluated to suit this need. Additionally, a space study will be conducted to ensure the final product will… more
Abstract:Conventional computational docking typically takes a long time because it has a six-dimensional problem to solve - ligand orientation and ligand position - as well as conformational aspects. Reducing the dimensionality of the problem offers the opportunit
Abstract:Embedded systems are commonly deployed in applications where reliability is critical to operations. More recently the interest in sensor networks has added a requirement for remote access, often over openly accessible or penetrable networks. This creates a need for a defensible embedded platform… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Summary/Abstract Diabetic foot ulcers are a significant health problem that imposes high costs on both patients and society (Boulton, Vileikyte et al. 2005). A large proportion of foot ulcers remain unresponsive to available conventional treatment and their… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There are over 6.3 million fractures each year in the United States of which approximately 700,000 are difficult to heal. The available treatment options for fractures that do not heal or are slow to heal are limited. Bone morphogenetic proteins are growth… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Many contemporary medical and dental therapies include the replacement or repair of tissues using materials such as metal. Currently there are at least 150,000 hip replacements, 300,000 knee replacements, and 500,000 dental implant procedures performed in the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Two recombinant human Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMP's), rhBMP-2 and rhBMP-7, are currently used in clinical applications to promote spinal fusion and fracture healing (Mont, Ragland et al. 2004). Over 6.3 million fractures occur each year in the United States… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Tendon injuries are quite common and the frequency of these injuries is expected to rise as the population ages, yet continues to remain active. Long periods of immobilization and rehabilitation are required because tendon healing is a relatively slow process.… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Project summary: An attack or terrorist event using spores of Bacillus anthracis continues to be an imminent threat. In the event of such an attack, many surfaces including human skin will become contaminated with disseminated spores. Spores carried on human skin… more
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