Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this SBIR Phase I proposal is to find compounds that inhibit C. perfringens epsilon-toxin action using a novel approach for the inactivation of pore-forming toxins developed at Innovative Biologics,
Inc. It is based on the blocking of the… more
Abstract:Military operations require sustained performance in challenging environments where vigilance, memory, decision-making are impaired by sleep deprivation and poor sleep quality. Evidence reveals that "power-naps" (10-20 minutes) taken throughout the day can ameliorate some effects of sleep… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Alterations in neurocognitive function play a major role in numerous sleeps, neurological and psychiatric disorders and can have a significant impact on quality of life, treatment efficacy, rehabilitation and ability
to function at work and in normal daily… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a highly prevalent, under-diagnosed disorder affecting over 18 million Americans, is responsible for more mortality and morbidity than any other sleep disorder. Dentists are increasingly i
nvolved with the treatment of OSA with oral… more
Abstract:Advanced Cerametrics, Inc (ACI) has developed a technology to make nearly any ceramic into flexible fiber. ACI has also developed a material that meets the needs of hypersonic missile radomes (barium alumino silicate-BAS). ACI has developed a method to make the BAS into fiber form and to produce… more
Abstract:Currently, wireless sensors have been used in variety of applications such as surveillance, real-time data sharing, in-vivo medical devices, condition-based monitoring, etc. that can revolutionize industrial efficiency, health monitoring, and data processing. MEMS technology made possible… more
Abstract:In this phase I SBIR program, a team led by Advanced Ceramics Research Inc. (ACR) propose a novel, low-cost manufacturing process for multi-functional polymer composite components with improved lightning strike mitigation and EMI shielding capabilities. The proposed program will develop and… more
Abstract:Our proposed future Phase II activities are aimed at developing a scientifically based "tool box" for flight research using scaled models. These tools will be of great use for GA companies in the design, development, and FAA approval of future general aviation (GA) aircraft, in particular also when… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Intradialytic hypotension (IDH) is associated with increased morbidity and mortality and causes delays in patient care during and immediately after dialysis. It remains one of the most vexing problems associated with di
alysis therapy, occurring in approximately… more
Abstract:Current methods of damage control assessment onboard US Navy ships subject personnel to hazardous environments. These methods are labor intensive and dangerous. Our proposal outlines the initial design and architecture of a ruggedized multi-sensing wireless device and the remote monitor to which it… more
Abstract:This Phase II SBIR develops a prototype Comprehensive Spectrum Management System (CSMS), an automated spectrum monitoring and management tool that will boost RF performance, isolate and correct spectrum related problems. The CSMS product described by this document provides for a new tool that… more
Abstract:With the advanced airplane avionics and digital cockpits, the type and amount of data that can be recorded during an aircraft flight has increased dramatically. The ability to download data securely, wirelessly, with automatic or remote download control offers advantages such as the drastic… more
Abstract:Current ASW testing is often limited by the presence of marine mammals on ASW test ranges. The solicitation suggests the development of a radar system and associated algorithms to detect breaching whales in various sea states. The detection would then be handed off to an EO system for verification… more
Abstract:Several sensor systems are currently under development for use in 'maritime remote sensing'. Missions such as surf zone and shallow water mine countermeasures, optical ASW, maritime search and rescue, and marine mammal detection and tracking are included in our definition of remote sensing. The… more
Abstract:Current ASW sensors rely either on active transmissions or close passive detection from low altitude or in water. Active transmissions can be detected and countermeasured, and platforms operating from low altitude can be directly heard or seen also allowing fairly easy countermeasures or evasion. … more
Abstract:Carbon seals generlly used for bearing compartments will incrasingly become unsuitable for future gas turbine engines with higher buffer air temperatures, higher pressur and rotor surface speeds.Phase I effort will focus on a synergistic approach including advanced materials and design.Three… more
Abstract:High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) tungsten carbide, WC-Co, WC-Co-Cr coatings have been in development for two decades for chrome replacement in aerospace applications and implemented on many components. These coatings have been limited for High Strength Steel (HSS) Landing Gear component… more
Abstract:Landing gear designs utilize forgings for structural applications, to maximize properties and minimize weight. Although this approach allows for minimal component weight and size, a forging typically has the longest logistic lead time, and is usually the most expensive manufacturing method. Many… more
Abstract:Landing gear components utilize steels with tensile strengths above 280 KSI. Components manufactured from these alloys require sacrificial protective coatings to perform successfully in service. Cadmium has been the baseline coating for such components for decades. The problems with cadmium, a… more
Abstract:Chrome plating has been utilized for Landing Gear components for over half a century and High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) tungsten carbide WC-Co coatings are currently being utilized for chrome replacement for aerospace applications and implemented on many non-aerospace applications. Landing Gear… more
Abstract:Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) will develop a Fast Response Fabric Test Setup using hot gas impingement conditions by the jet engine exhaust from the Short Take Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) aircrafts during the Phase I of the proposed SBIR programs. The fabric testing will measure the… more
Abstract:The U.S. Department of Energy has started a new Solar America Initiative (SAI) to accelerate the development of advanced photovoltaic (PV) systems. Significant technological advances have been made in the area of multi-junction solar cells for concentrated PV systems. Because these cells typically… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research project will develop Pressure Controlled Heat Pipes (PCHPs) for precise temperature control (milli-Kelvin level). Several optical systems, lasers, and detectors require tight temperature control to better than +/-1K. Some new missions even desire temperature… more
Abstract:Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT), supported by Hamilton Sundstrand, proposes to develop a shock and vibration tolerant Capillary Two-Phase Loop (CTPL) for military vehicle applications. The proposed CTPL differs from the traditional loop heat pipes and capillary pumped loops in the… more
Abstract:The overall program objective is to develop a high temperature variable conductance heat pipe (VCHP) backup radiator, and integrate it into a Stirling radioisotope power system. A VCHP is similar to a heat pipe, but has a reservoir and a controlled amount of non-condensable gas (NCG) inside the… more
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