Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Locating fluorescently-tagged cells in whole organisms is important to the development of gene therapy, stem cell therapy delivery methods, and for drug research. This project will develop an intelligent microtome to identify fluorescently labeled cells in whole… more
Abstract:The goal of this SBIR is to adapt an initial prototype ultra-miniature high-performance brushless-DC-motor controller, code named 'Puck', for use by NASA across a wide range of motor drives. The Puck was recently developed by Barrett for terrestrial mobile-manipulation uses where efficiency, low… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will introduce a novel and general methodology for applying highly backdrivable robots and haptics in agile, small-production-run manufacturing. Application to spray painting will help to demonstrate, develop, and evaluate this methodology. The… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): It is the long-term objective of this proposal to develop a cost-effective robotic rehabilitation machine that safely improves and accelerates a person's recovery outcome after a stroke or traumatic brain injury by enhancing neural rewiring. By the end of… more
Abstract:Active flow control using synthetic jet actuators has been the subject of significant research in recent years. Modulated input signals to achieve flow control objectives have been shown to be highly nonlinear and complex. Developing a comprehensive, wind tunnel-validated model of synthetic jet… more
Abstract:As the complexity of flight controllers grows so does the cost associated with verification and validation (V&V). Current-generation controllers are reaching levels of complexity that push the envelopes of existing V&V approaches, and further increases in controller complexity are required to… more
Abstract:Morphing air vehicles constitute an emerging class of aircraft capable of substantial changes in geometry during flight enabling improved performance characteristics and smaller fleets of versatile vehicles. The proposed effort will develop advanced control technologies for morphing aircraft that… more
Abstract:"Black-box" attacks have the potential to significantly diminish the technological advantage of the U.S. military while requiring relatively modest resources on the part of an adversary. The "black-box" attack is an attempt to understand the functionality of a system from an input-output… more
Abstract:The Shared Reconnaissance Pod (SHARP) provides the U.S. Navy with the latest digital tactical reconnaissance capability. The SHARP can be mounted on multiple airborne platforms and utilizes an electro-optical/infrared sensor system to provide high resolution imagery in support of time sensitive… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Project Summary/Abstract Barron Associates, Inc. proposes to develop a Telephone Monitor for the Elderly (TELEHOME), a low-profile, waist-worn, wireless personal monitor with built-in speakerphone. Functions provided by the TELEHOME system include: (1)… more
Abstract:Barron Associates and Dr. Ping Lu of Iowa State University propose to develop adaptive guidance and trajectory generation algorithms covering ascent, entry, and terminal flight phases for next generation space vehicles. These algorithms will be developed for both onboard implementation and for a… more
Abstract:The increased aircraft safety potential of active flow control using synthetic jets - specifically, using synthetic jets on the leading edge of the wing to delay flow separation - is of critical importance. Delaying flow separation could allow an aircraft to recover from adverse conditions that… more
Abstract:This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project aims at developing new material growth technology for manufacturing semiconductor substrates of cubic 3C-SiC polytype for high-power, high-frequency, high-temperature, and high-radiation hardness military, space, and commercial… more
Abstract:The Modular Software Architecture for Advanced Weather Radars project seeks to develop a modular weather processing software architecture and software blocks, or modules, which can be applied to various commercial and military radar systems. This Phase I effort will identify processing algorithms… more
Abstract:Basic Electronics, Inc. has developed and patented a unique, composite material that provides significant potential for solving thermal problems and weight problems associated with current systems used to dissipate heat. This composite material conducts heat at rates of up to five times greater… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project aims to develop a planar monolithic solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system fabricated by spray pyrolysis and sintering techniques. In our monolithic SOFC design, the selected cathode, electrolyte, and anode materials are chemically and… more
Abstract:Bay Materials, LLC has developed an innovative generally applicable detection method for the rapid and sensitive detection of biological and/or chemical agents: based on the principle of a micro-electromechanical sensor (MEMS) which responds to proprietary molecular signal-amplifying polymers… more
Abstract:BCL plans to research methods to develop Linguist's Ambiguity Tutor and Rehearsal System (LATARS) that trains US military personnel in a new language along with the subtleties of correct semantics of ambiguous, double meaning, and slang phrases. The overall approach will use COTS language specific… more
Abstract:Although good textbooks on food mycology are available, a clear need exists for simpler and more visual identification systems. Because of ease of manufacture and use, interactive potential and ability to display color pictures, the CD is the ideal medium for such a system. However nothing of this… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will engineer a fully automated, trailer-mounted Supersaturated Dissolved Oxygen Injector (SDOX) and determine the effects of addition of dissolved oxygen (DO) to impaired waterways. Waterways with low dissolved oxygen cannot support… more
Abstract:The Navy has a need for low-cost cameras to be used in disposable UAV's for maritime reconnaissance. B.E. Meyers offers a suite of three cameras, enabling viewing anytime in a 24-hr day, in all sorts of weather conditions. For low-scattering environments, including rain or mist, ultra-sensitive… more
Abstract:The Navy is in need of a compact, passively Q-switched microchip laser, with long pre-use life, for deployment on missile systems. Our solution is a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 - Cr:YAG microclip laser, constructed as a monolithic laser subassembly contained in a 14-pin butterfly package. The pump diode… more
Abstract:During Phase I, we experimented with several transition approaches and ran into three hurdles: 1) No matter how good the method for transitioning technology, if the development process has not been well-managed, there will be no technology to transition; 2) Transition does not happen without an… more
Abstract:Maintenance tag-out is a procedure that is part of many maintenance actions that happen daily whether onboard a ship in a maintenance depot or even a manufacturing environment. Typically, this is a manual and paper-based task that consumes considerable time and effort. Our vision is to create a… more
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