Abstract:This proposal describes the approach that Zeger-Abrams Inc. (ZA) plans to use to implement prototype models (one each) of a Low-Band (designated as 30-600 MHz) and Mid-Band (designated as 400-4,000 MHz) Cosite Notch Filter (CNF). Each CNF will filter out selected narrow spectral portions from the… more
Abstract:Zel Technologies will provide a feasibility report and demonstrate a proof-of-concept Enterprise Health and Situation Awareness (EHSA) prototype for mission-oriented network situation awareness and enterprise health. We will extend our existing automated Course of Action (COA) Modeler (ACAM) with… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Mesothelial cells have been found to be pivotal in tumor metastasis, peritoneal dialysis, and inflammatory response. These cells are specialized epithelial cells that line the peritoneal, pericardial, and pleural caviti
es and internal organs presenting a barrier… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project investigates the viability of a new method for manufacturing ceramic membranes with highly uniform pores oriented perpendicularly to the membrane surface. These membranes will be designed and optimized to perform molecular separation and… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Although the influenza vaccine has been used for over 60 years, the current vaccination strategy against influenza A and B viruses is vulnerable to the unanticipated emergence of epidemic strains that are poorly matche
d by the vaccine. Epidemics of seasonal… more
Abstract:This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to further develop the Tapping Finger Identification (TFI) technology investigated in Phase I. As mobile devices become more… more
Abstract:In this Phase II STTR proposal, Ziva in collaboration with subcontractor University California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) proposes to fabricate and demonstrate high speed, direct modulated U-VCSELs with the goal to achieve high frequency (f3dB>80 GHz) modulation capability with moderate (<0.5 mW)… more
Abstract:This Navy SBIR Phase II program looks at the updating (both structural and electronics) of the current Controlled Towed Vehicle (CTV) and the fabrication of a new mount/enclosure that will allow for the mounting of the CTV system on a standard military style wing plyon. The vehicle is primarily for… more
Abstract:Recent developments in p-type doping of ZnO, a wide gap semiconductor with high potential for efficient, UV and visible LEDs and laser diodes, have enabled successful fabrication of ZnO LEDs with emission in the near UV. However, issues of p-type layer quality, reproducibility, and stability have… more
Abstract:A compact, broadband terahertz source using optical parametric processes in laser-induced gas plasma is capable to produce >10 mW average terahertz power with a spectral range from 0.1 THz to over 10 THz. This technique has already demonstrated strong field strength (>100 kV/cm), and generated THz… more
Abstract:This NSF Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project proposes to develop a compact THz-ABCD (air-biased coherent- detection). spectrometer based on a new technique for generating and measuring ultra-broadband THz waves utilizing a laser induced plasma in ambient air and selected gases. A… more
Abstract:We will develop a compact THz system with standoff spectroscopic detection capability, using an intense 1-μm Yb fiber laser and LiNB03 waveguide structure as the THz emitter, and a balanced electric-optic (EO) crystal incorporated with a quartz lens as the detector. The proposed unit will have… more
Abstract:We propose to design and build a miniaturized pulsed terahertz (THz) spectrometer weighing less than 3.5 lbs, capable of real-time stand-off detection and identification of explosives and related compounds. The bandwidth of the THz system spans from 0.1 THz to 4 THz, and full waveform acquisition… more
Abstract:ZONA proposes a phase II effort to fully develop a comprehensive methodology for aeroelastic predictions of the nonlinear aerodynamic/aerothermodynamic - structure interaction (NANSI) on ballutes during hypersonic atmospheric entry, including potential surface wrinkling.
A time-accurate Boltzmann… more
Abstract:A Multiscale GasKinetic/Particle (MGP) computational method is proposed to simulate the plume-crater-interaction/dust-impingement(PCIDI) problem. The MGP method consists of a multiscale gaskinetic (MG) method for gasdynamics of rocket plume-in-vacuum flowfield, an Overlay method for gas-particle… more
Abstract:An Adaptive Feedforward and Feedback Control (AFFC) Framework is proposed to suppress the aircraft's structural vibrations and to increase the resilience of the flight control law, in the presence of AE/ASE interactions. Specifically, the adaptive feedforward controller is designed to reduce any… more
Abstract:A consistent time-accurate Hybrid gaskinetic Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook (BGK) method (H-BGK), valid in the full Knudsen number (Kn) range, is proposed using Cartesian grid as a 3D tool to handle hypersonic aerothermodynamics from continuum to thermochemical nonequilibrium and ionized/plasma flows. H-BGK… more
Abstract:In practically all air-vehicle MDO studies to date involving configuration shape optimization, dynamic Aeroservoelastic constraints had to be left out. Flutter, gust stresses, vibration, and ride comfort cannot still be accounted for in MDO involving configuration shape variations. Development of… more
Abstract:A consistent and accurate Hybrid gaskinetic BGK and DSMC method, valid in the full Knudsen number (Kn) range, is proposed as a 3D tool to handle hypersonic aerothermodynamics from continuum to thermochemical nonequilibrium and ionized/plasma flows. By domain-decomposition, the proposed method will… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project focuses on the production of xylitol from glycerol, a byproduct of biodiesel production. By converting crude glycerol to a value-added coproduct there will be significant improvement in biodiesel production economics. Xylitol has health… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this proposal is to create a robust one pot, in vitro, multi-gram scale synthesis of activated sugars for drug discovery and biochemical research purposes. Natural product glycosylation is vital for
the discovery of new pharmaceutical… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposal combines the expertise of world renowned medical center collaborators with the experience obtained from our SBIR Phase I project to provide a 3rd generation 3D breast CT scanner suitable for a planned pati
ent trial. X-ray mammography (XRM) has… more
Abstract:This Phase I SBIR will demonstrate the feasibility of a process to create multi-layer thin-film optics for the far-infrared/sub-millimeter wave spectral region. The process will create alternating sub-wavelength layers of window and air with high index contrast. The process proven in Phase I will… more
Abstract:A high sensitivity, high spectral resolution, rapidly tunable imaging terahertz spectrometer is proposed for seeing through barriers, identifying dynamic targets, and tracking threats while providing continuous chemical analysis of objects in the field of view BENEFIT: USAF and other DoD… more
Abstract:This SBIR Phase II project is to develop a hand-held sensing and alarm system for ultra-trace concentrations of chemical gases, biological aerosols, and explosive vapors. Unprecedented sensitivity will be achieved by intracavity laser absorption spectroscopy (ICLAS) which provides kilometer… more
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