Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Many recent studies have demonstrated the efficacy of interstitial ablative approaches for the treatment of hepatic tumors, including chemical ablation, cryoablation, and thermal ablation using energy sources like RF, l
aser, microwave, or focused ultrasound.… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): High-Intensity Interstitial Ultrasound for Thermal Ablation of Uterine Fibroids. Benign uterine tumors (fibroids) are clinically apparent in up to 50% of women and typically require surgical removal of symptomatic fibr
oids or hysterectomy. Treatment options for… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project proposes unique column packings for the fast high-performance HPLC of biomacromolecules. Initial focus will be on developing techniques to modify the chemistry of silica surfaces using hydrothermal methods,
so that biomolecular separations are… more
Abstract:This proposal exploits nano-materials to achieve exceptionally high energy in an 18650-size cell. The successful development of this cell will provide the Army with the highest energy density commercially available for years to come. This advancement in the cell capacity will lift military… more
Abstract:This proposal describes a superior high-energy density and high-rate, rechargeable, 18650-size cell for Army applications based on a novel, ultrasafe, high-energy, low cost nano-cathode material that is capable of fast recharges and high-rate discharging. The cell also incorporates a new nano-anode… more
Abstract:American Maglev Technology, Inc. (AMT) is pleased present this Phase II proposal of the Navy's Advanced Eddy Current Braking Technology STTR to develop a replacement for the Navy's high maintenance water brake. During Phase I, AMT and the University of Texas CEM proposed a unique, passive, reliable,… more
Abstract:High-performance infrared detectors are mission-critical components of each layer of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. MDA is investing heavily in technologies that enhance producibility/operability of LWIR/VLWIR infrared focal plane arrays (FPAs), and reduce BMDS life cycle costs. HgCdTe is… more
Abstract:The yield and operability of high performance infrared detectors, particularly those based on HgCdTe, are severely compromised by materials defects. Recently, ARI has demonstrated during its UV hydrogenation process that deuterium effectively 'decorates' defects in materials such as ZnCdTe and… more
Abstract:This SBIR Phase I research project is to improve the performance of CdZnTe based gamma ray detectors by passivating as grown defects through a hydrogenization process. These defects are a source of leakage current and contribute to the backgound noise of the detectors. Successful completion of… more
Abstract:The unsubsidized cost of electricity for small wind turbines is too high to achieve the widespread deployment goals of industry stakeholders. Guyed towers, which traditionally are the least expensive to erect, have a larger footprint, require more maintenance, and are less visually appealing than… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Treatment of metastatic tumors is a major health challenge. Recently, antibody-based therapies have been developed that are more specific and have fewer side effects compared with conventional chemotherapy. However, the
potency of most antibody therapeutics is… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The market for protein-based biopharmaceuticals is rapidly expanding. However, the clinical utility of many proteins is limited by their short serum half-life, requiring frequent injections. The most common approach to
improve serum half-life is PEGylation. The… more
Abstract:The proposed task creates the design for a robotic system (Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV))to control and conduct unmanned and unsupervised refueling of another USV. The concept uses an optimized boat design, light-weight low profile crane, boom end mounted robotic effector, novel hose end connection… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Hepatitis B is a major global health problem. About 350 million chronically infected people are at high risk for cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer, resulting in appoximately a million deaths annually. Current va
ccines command a 1 billion annual market.… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Osteoporosis is a serious public health problem faced by an aging US population. Until recently, bone screening was inaccurate and models of fracture risk were relatively crude. A new radiological technique using measu
rements of the X-ray spectrum can perform… more
Abstract:A supported metal hydride with high gravimetric hydrogen density and high volumetric hydrogen density has been proposed for application as a hydrogen generating material for Army soldier-portable fuel cell generator requirements. The hydride is thermodynamically capable of releasing pure hydrogen… more
Abstract:A flameless personal water heater will be developed that is capable of heating small individual volumes of water for meal preparation, sanitation, or hygiene. The heater will react air and JP-8 in an enclosed flow path and transfer the heat generated to water. The device will be packaged into an… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II aims to develop a catalytically active filtration device for the continuous removal of particulate matter from diesel engine exhaust. Particulate emissions from diesel engines are viewed as a significant health hazard. New diesel fuel and… more
Abstract:High temperature superconducting (HTS) cables can strengthen and improve the national electrical distribution infrastructure. These HTS cables require sufficient cooling to overcome inherent low-temperature heat loading. For optimum efficiency, HTS wires should have an operating temperature of 63-83… more
Abstract:A diver's ability to perform dexterity work is greatly diminished in long duration missions if his hands are cold. Research has demonstrated that protecting a diver's torso, arms, and legs in cold water diving without simultaneously providing adequate thermal protection to the hands proves futile… more
Abstract:The push to hypersonic flight regimes requires novel materials that are lightweight as well as thermally and structurally efficient for airframes and thermal protection systems to increase safety and decrease system weight. The materials required must maintain their performance throughout the… more
Abstract:In 2005, President George W. Bush issued a Vision for Space Exploration that included a return to the lunar surface by as early as 2015. This mission is expected to undertake far more ambitious activities than those of the previous Apollo mission, possibly involving medium to long term lunar… more
Abstract:The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of incorporating aerogels into thermoelectric devices to improve their efficiency and lifetime. The proposed work will develop and evaluate aerogel-filled thermoelectric generators for converting waste… more
Abstract:The contractor shall work in concert with the government to research, design, develop, fabricate and evaluate a digital voice technology prototype using an industry standard Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) architecture. In addition, the contractor shall work with the government selected vendor… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A novel platform for ultrasensitive and matrix-free laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (LDI-MS) based on nanofilament silicon surfaces is proposed. Currently, the sensitivity and overall functionality of matr
ix-free LDI-MS performed on porous silicon… more
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