Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project involves development of a low-power, compact and portable, reliable, safe, and easy-to- operate x-ray diffraction instrument for measurement of crystal concentration and phase composition for active pharmac
eutical ingredients (API) in the stages of… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will investigate the feasibility to enable Web search engines software to scale to 10 million resources updated at a typical speed of 5 minutes with a typical response time of 3 seconds. The Phase I plan is to develop a software simulator using… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this Phase I project is to demonstrate the feasibility of advancing prototype software (successfully tested on hepatotoxicity) to (1) achieve accurate toxicological endpoint predictions for multiple human or
gans, and (2) automate processes thereby… more
Abstract:DoD is required to comply with EPA acceptable opacity levels, whereas training operations often involve smoke plumes and a portable measurement tool is needed for regulatory compliance. Passive imaging techniques for opacity measurements unfortunately are constrained by two limits: First, the… more
Abstract:The need for atmospheric pressure, temperature and wind (PTU+wind) vertical profile data over the data sparse open ocean remains a significant problem. Ship-based upper air stations provide synoptic observations but also act as homing beacons for the fleet. Few air-deployed dropsondes are… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Project Summary Hands-on training is a widely accepted methodology for training. This is especially true for learning clinical procedures as they can be complicated and difficult to master without proper training. Virtu
al Reality (VR) based training systems can… more
Abstract:The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of developing advanced battery chemistries that provide batteries operate safely at specific energies higher than 100 Wh/kg, energy densities over 600 Wh/l. The olivine-type phosphate cathodes are attractive. The stable nature of the… more
Abstract:One of the major challenges of developing solar power generation systems is the storage of electrical energy. The energy system ideally has a large amount of energy with a very low weight. This equates to a high specific energy (Wh/kg). Lithium-air batteries offer the greatest theoretical specific… more
Abstract:Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are attractive candidates for use as power sources in aerospace applications because they have high specific energy, energy density and long cycle life. However, conventional Li-ion batteries experience loss of capacity and increased impedance and poor cycle life when… more
Abstract:Non-incremental improvements are necessary in lithium-ion batteries order to meet future space applications demands such as NASA's call for lithium-ion battery cathodes with specific capacity values exceeding 240mAh/g at C/2 discharge rate and 25Ã½Ã½C. Novel concepts for lithium-ion battery… more
Abstract:Yardney Technical Products, (YTP) proposes to develop, test and deliver high-performance Li-ion batteries capable of operation at expanded temperature range to meet the demanding requirements of naval aircraft. YTP, in collaboration with the University of Rhode Island, has been working on the… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will advance an efficient and lightweight energy storage device for Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) by developing a high energy density lithium-air battery with the new radically designed cell developed in the Phase I. Specifically, the project… more
Abstract:The rapidly growing market for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) represents a new and exciting application for lithium-ion batteries. However, major improvements are desired in specific energy values (>350 Wh/kg), voltage range (>4.8V), and safety. This project will develop a 5V cathode as a… more
Abstract:Yotta Navigation proposes to develop the MOUTman, a rugged, handheld, secure, high-precision real-time navigation system suitable for military operations. This system will take advantage of Yotta's existing expertise in several areas: inertial and differential GPS-assisted navigation, user… more
Abstract:Yotta Navigation proposes to develop the SOCOM divePDA a rugged, secure, high-precision, handheld real-time navigation and communications system suitable for military operations. This system will take advantage of Yotta's existing expertise in several areas: network security, inertial (INS) and… more
Abstract:The High Energy Physics community has used the Andrew File System (AFS) for the last fifteen years in order to provide federated collaborative global data access that collectively reaches petabyte scale. Transitioning to alternative file systems has proven difficult if not impossible due to the… more
Abstract:For over 150 years, windmills have captured wind energy to provide water for stock and human needs in remote locations. However, to manage the unpredictable energy source and ensure daily water supply, a large stock tank is required which leads to increased evaporation. Continuous winds can cause… more
Abstract:The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will determine the technical and economic feasibility of developing residential-scale, variable-speed wind turbines with aeroelastic, thermoplastic composite blades to achieve two key design objectives: improved energy capture in low to… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A large number of deaths from epithelial tumors of the breast, prostate, lung, ovary, liver, and kidney are caused by metastatic spread of the primary tumor. Unfortunately, there are currently no drugs on the market tha
t directly target cancer cells in the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The underlying hypothesis of this proposal is that inhibitors of ganglioside biosynthesis will prevent or slow the growth of neural crest-derived tumors (neuroblastoma, melanoma, and astrocytoma). Clinical studies have
shown that these tumor types consistently… more
Abstract:ZAPATAENGINEERING will determine the sources and approximate percentage of contribution to the co-mingled TCE plume located at the government-designated site. This Phase II process specifically will allow our project team to refine and complete development of the Comparative Isotope Fractionation… more
Abstract:The printing of nano-structured particles (PNP) process produces powder particles with a nano-structure by using high-speed printing techniques combined with classical powder metallurgy processes. The particles produced are the feedstock for high kinetic energy coating processes in the range of 5… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Protein posttranslational modifications (PTMs) control much of biology. Glycosylation is one of the most common PTMs and more powerful tools are needed to study the occurrence and relative levels of glycosylation. In th
is proposal we describe the development of… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The broad long-term goals of this project are to develop more powerful proteomics detection technology with greatly improved sensitivity, that will reveal the global patterns of biologically stimulated changes (differen
tial detection) in protein levels,… more
Abstract:This proposal examines several methods for preventing shipboard SINCGARS transmitters from overdriving a cosite sensitive signal exploitation receiver. ZA proposes to pursue development of a novel proprietary multiplexer technology to achieve that objective which offers interference suppression… more
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