Abstract:In our Phase I program we established that we can evoke a perception change by applying direct stimulation to the vestibular system. Our subjects studies indicated that we can expect a reliable dose response with minimal stimulation that stays well within the safe range for use on healthy human… more
Abstract:Infoscitex is developing a Multifunctional Programmable Structure (MPS) enabling modular satellite assembly and payload integration. MPS achieves a revolutionary plug-and-play thermal management capability allowing satellite payloads to be assembled onto a modular satellite bus implementing… more
Abstract:The military and commercial aviation industries are continually seeking material technologies that will help reduce the weight of aircraft. Aircraft canopies, traditionally built from glass, have been mostly replaced with complex thermoplastic laminates that do not serve a structural role. In this… more
Abstract:Stretch wrap film is increasingly being used to secure palletized cargo for shipment due to its low cost and ease of use with irregular loads. IST is proposing to develop a stretch wrap material that provides a visible means of tamper indication. This will be accomplished by impregnating the… more
Abstract:A lightweight, stowable UAV Recovery System is proposed to meet the Navy's need for a lightweight, inexpensive, automated ship system for safely recovering and securing multiple types of fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on small deck Navy ships with minimal ship design and onboard manning… more
Abstract:High Temperature Polymer Matrix Composites (HTPMCs) are needed in advanced aerospace systems but their use is limited by manufacturing cost. Vacuum-Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM) produces low cost composites but currently isn't used with HTPMC's due to high resin viscosity even at elevated… more
Abstract:With the continued improvements in body armor, and the disturbing increase in explosive offensives in modern combat, more of our wounded soldiers are surviving their injuries and there has been a considerable increase in the military amputee population. Modern prosthetics have improved… more
Abstract:There is an abundance of text documents, news articles, intelligence reports, etc. containing information that is particularly valuable in understanding and analyzing aerial/satellite imagery. These text documents can be annotated with the corresponding lat/long coordinates of the geospatial… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will conduct a feasibility study to demonstrate that by combining currently available high-resolution imagery, geospatial data (e.g., parcel data or structure data), and other related online data sources (e.g., property tax data or census data)… more
Abstract:Development of an advanced composite bipolar plate is proposed for a unitized regenerative fuel cell and electrolyzer system that operates on pure feed streams (H2/O2 and water, respectively). The composite bipolar plate can greatly simplify "closed-loop" unitized fuel cell/electrolyzer power… more
Abstract:The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a novel, Dimensionally Stable Ionomer Membrane (DSMTM) that offers high ionic conductivity, good ion exclusion capability, and excellent mechanical properties. The most advanced chlor-alkali electrolyzers utilize an… more
Abstract:Goleta Star LLC with support from academia, Quinstar and other supporting businesses proposes to develop an Ultra-Light Interlaced Active Electronically Steerable Antennas (ULI-AESA) at two frequencies to support dual shared aperture usage. There are a number of alternative solutions that will be… more
Abstract:The proposed work addresses the problem of determining whether a given small unmanned ground vehicle (SUGV) can traverse a given terrain, when the state of both the SUGV and the terrain are not known exactly. In our previous work, we developed computational models of an Army-relevant tracked… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Manual therapies are currently used to treat a number of conditions that result in altered cutaneous sensation. One way that has been used to assess the effect of manual therapies in such conditions has been to evaluate
any changes in sensation before and after… more
Abstract:A vision and first steps towards a tightly integrated easy-to-use software system capable of experimental and analytical characterization of vibrations in modern turbo-machinery bladed rotors are presented in this proposal. A number of technologies needed to develop such a system already exist in… more
Abstract:perform Vertical Seismic Profiling (VSP) and passive seismic monitoring. However, this technology is very expensive to apply. Drilling a new well or taking a valuable well out of service is costly, as is VSP data acquisition and processing. Consequently, the technology is seldom used, and, hence,… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project tests the feasibility of creating a web-based system to provide intellectual property and technology transfer services to Limited Resource Institutions (LRIs) that are actively engaged in quality research. In 1980, Congress passed the… more
Abstract:The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) engine will be capable of performing on-board fault detection, isolation, and prognosis. The engine will include a variety of advanced sensor components and processing strategies expressly tailored for prognostics and health monitoring (PHM) that have not been… more
Abstract:Welding is one of the most important aspects of shipbuilding. Welds are one of the largest labor and material components in ship delivery. Also, the effect of even a single weld failure can be catastrophic to the ship's performance and to crew safety. In spite of its key role, welding in the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): For complex protein mixtures such as cell lysates or sera containing thousands of proteins, 2-D polyacrylamide gel-electrophoresis (2D-PAGE) is the standard method used to isolate individual low-abundance proteins for i
dentification and quantitative analysis.… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Presbyopia is the loss of accommodation with age and industry efforts to provide surgical correction for presbyopia are vigorously underway as the potential market for such a product is substantial. Strategies include l
ens refilling, scleral treatments, and,… more
Abstract:Nickel nanostrands have demonstrated their laboratory scale worth in creating highly conductive and electromagnetically shielding composites, polymers adhesives, coatings and paints. The objectives of this SBIR will be to concentrate on the effort to deliver a commercially viable electromagnetically… more
Abstract:Nuclear fusion has the potential to satisfy the prodigious power that the world will demand in the future, but it has yet to be harnessed as a practical energy source. The main challenge is to identify an economical way to provide for the confinement and heating of the plasma fuel. The massive… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Leishmania are typanosomatid protozoans that are transmitted by phlebotomine sand flies causing leishmaniasis. Leishmaniasis is a zoonosis and affects 12 million people in 88 countries, of which 72 are considered develo
ping countries. It is estimated that 350… more
Abstract:This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of producing nanostructured metals in a form that can be ultrasonically welded together. Sample coupons will be manufactured and the weld zone structure analyzed to determine the effects of ultrasonic… more
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