Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will evaluate the technical and economic feasibility of a photochemical technique for destroying a highly toxic group of organic compounds known as dioxin-furans and consisting specifically of tetra- through octa-substituted… more
Abstract:A complementary theoretical and experimental effort to design and verify high-lift, low pitching-moment airfoils for VTOL UAVs is proposed. In Phase I, an accurate, rapid, test capability is being validated over the range of Reynolds numbers from 50,000 to 500,000 by investigating the E 387 airfoil… more
Abstract:The unique properties of beryllium (Be) have lead to many applications, ranging from the aerospace and nuclear industry to manufacturing and electronics. Unfortunately, beryllium is a Class A EPA carcinogen and, when inhaled into the lungs, can cause an incurable and potentially fatal lung disease.… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We believe a key barrier to transforming clinical research is the lack of open, integrated, transparent technology solutions that address bottlenecks in information integration and business process management. Our viewp
oint is supported by a recent Forrester… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this Phase I study is to develop novel hydrogel-based tissue expanders that have delayed expansion with the capacity to be reshaped by the surgeon. Currently, plastic surgery routinely uses silicone bal
loon-type tissue expanders or… more
Abstract:A simple-to-use, microarray-based, environmental diagnostic device is needed to enable technicians and engineers to monitor the structure and dynamics of microbial communities in groundwater and subsurface environments. This project addresses this need by integrating complex molecular-microbiology… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this project is to transition Argonne-developed intellectual property into the commercial marketplace, and develop a protein array for clinical surveillance and diagnosis of common respiratory infection
s, including influenza A, influenza B,… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Influenza viruses are highly contagious, segmented negative-sense RNA viruses that belong to the family Orthomyxoviridae, causing approximately 114,000 hospitalizations and 20,000 deaths annually. Several drugs are appr
oved by the US Food and Drug Administration… more
Abstract:The development of proton exchange membrane (PEM)(also known as polymer electrolyte membrane) fuel cells has been limited by the availability of suitable membrane materials. In order to achieve acceptable performance at low cost, such fuel cells are required to work at elevated temperature and low… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Highly-integrated and complex tissue and organ culture-based assays, such as organotypic brain slices and dissociated cortical cultures, have great potential to contribute to the understanding of basic CNS processes, di
sease states, pharmacological and… more
Abstract:Niobium tin superconductors have had large improvements in current density over the past few years. However, the effective filament diameters of these conductors are too large, which can limit their application in areas such as High Energy Physics Colliders, Fusion Devices, and laboratory… more
Abstract:Alaska Native Technologies (ANT) and Johns Hopkins University-Applied Physics Lab (JHU-APL) have teamed to present an innovative, solution to the acoustic inversion sensor problem by combining a new, cost effective, high gain, broadband array (JHU, sponsored by ONR Code 32) with a new UUV (glider,… more
Abstract:The proposed MFA is a complex, highly integrated architecture comprising a number of distinct radiating structures in a very compact package. The antenna design centers around a pair of conical radiators, which are DC (Direct Current) connected to the chassis/fuselage of the aircraft, as required in… more
Abstract:The objectives of this proposal are to identify the injury patterns and possible causations during military rollover crashes, and to critically review the injury mechanisms, available physical and virtual tests related to military rollover crashes. First, an epidemiological review of the victims… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project proposes the development of new software and curriculum materials utilizing webcams to gather and share data, and test these materials to see if they can benefit groups that have not widely adopted data collection activities in… more
Abstract:Core optical components for deployable ultra high resolution displays will be developed in a program focusing on four main technologies: First is a light modulator that offers high resolution and optical efficiency and can be manufactured with extreme reliability. Second is a laser illumination… more
Abstract:Polymers and paints in space are subjected to a barrage of incident oxygen atoms, UV and VUV photons and ions. The oxygen atoms and photons can erode the polymer and the ions can lead to the buildup of static charge. This Phase I proposal will use atomic layer deposition (ALD) methods to coat… more
Abstract:This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will investigate coating carbon nanotubes (CNTs) using ALD NanoSolutions' patented atomic layer deposition on particles (Particle ALD) for use as improved filler materials for ceramic composites. The CNTs will be dispersed into a… more
Abstract:This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project builds upon the successful Phase I results to develop surface modified boron nitride (BN) filler materials for electronic thermal management applications. Novel Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) nanocoating is used to selectively… more
Abstract:Spread of the weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear weapons is a serious threat in the world today. Prevention of the spread of radioactive materials and nuclear weapons has reached a state of heightened urgency in recent years, especially since the events of September 11, 2001 and its… more
Abstract:The generation of genomic and proteomic data with the goal of biomarker discovery for disease diagnostics or prognosis is a powerful approach. However, biomarkers identified from a typically small sample size must be validated on a large population. A limiting factor is the availability of… more
Abstract:Currently, equipment maintenance requires highly trained individuals and is labor intensive, expensive and inefficient. The Marine Corps and DOD use written technical manuals and Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETM) to direct technicians through complex maintenance procedures for land… more
Abstract:The use and applications of radiological sources, for power, medical, and defense applications, continuously increases with time. Illicit nuclear materials represent a threat for the safety of the American citizens and the detection and interdiction of a nuclear weapon is a national problem that… more
Abstract:X-ray detector arrays with high energy resolution, high sensitivity, and high count rate are required for synchrotron beamline studies. In many studies conducted with synchrotron beamlines, the characteristics of available X-ray detectors limit overall system performance. This project will… more
Abstract:Large volume CdZnTe gamma ray detectors would improve radiation detection capabilities in support of the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons. However, scientific and commercial interest in large volume CdZnTe gamma-ray detectors has been obstructed by a lack of consistent, high-quality crystalline… more
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