Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop high-performance polymer nanocomposites containing functionalized few-walled carbon nanotubes (FWNT). First, the synthesis conditions for FWNTs will be optimized to identify the best FWNTs for composites application. … more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop an integrated carbon nanotube (CNT) cold cathode structure for high power vacuum electronic devices including x-ray sources and microwave tubes. This project will utilize a proprietary CNT electrophoretic deposition… more
Abstract:The primary objective of the research project is to develop a hyperspectral imager with an integrated near real-time solution capable of determining the optimal multi-spectral bands for target detection, storing complete mission data, and parsing resultant data and metadata for transmission to the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Recent advances in flat-panel detectors and microcomputers have enabled compact and mobile computed tomography (CT) imaging devices to be successful in dental and otolaryngology applications, and show promise for neurol
ogical imaging applications. However… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of developing an online X-ray analyzer for real-time measurement of catalyst coating thickness of gas diffusion electrode (GDE). The electrodes in the fuel cell, either the single-element GDE, or an… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will demonstrate rapid, nondestructive, quantitative analysis of trace-level toxic elements in both substrates and coated layers for consumer products in a device fit for purpose on a factory floor. Restrictions such as the Consumer… more
Abstract:XADS proposes the use of 532 nm green laser technology to effectively, efficiently, and safely detect and prevent avian problems on and around airport runways. The effectiveness and use of laser light to deter birds has been proven on numerous occasions and using numerous products. The ability to… more
Abstract:This project will develop an automated handheld/portable optical measurement system for determining the opacity of nearby smoke plumes. It will provide a real time ascertainment of EPA clean air act requirements at DoD installations within the CONUS. It will be usable by minimally trained personnel… more
Abstract:This project will develop an automated means of deploying multiple dropsondes from manned aircraft into hurricanes. Today, significant airspace is physically inaccessible from surface upper air stations, leaving data sparse regions over the oceans. Automated airborne dropsonde deployment systems… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Hands-on training is a widely accepted methodology, especially for learning clinical procedures as they can be complicated and difficult to master. Virtual Reality (VR) based training systems can be highly successful in
training operators because they can be… more
Abstract:The objective of this proposal is to develop a UCAP/Li-ion hybrid system for space power use. Long term space missions utilizing battery based electrical power subsystems often undergo thousands of charge/discharge cycles and short high rate discharge cycles over the length of the mission. During… more
Abstract:The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of developing advanced chemistries that allow batteries to operate safely at increased power density via improved discharge rate; higher energy density via improved battery packaging and improved coating of internal components(cathode… more
Abstract:Lithium-ion batteries (LIB) have been widely used and intensely investigated for the last decade. However, commercial cells have several problems in trying to meet the performance requirements typical of military applications. Most notable is impedance growth and capacity loss upon storage or… more
Abstract:This SBIR Program is aimed at developing improved large format, high energy silver zinc cells and batteries that can exceed 1 Mega-watt-hours per cycle for greater than 36 cycles and two years operation. It is aimed not only to seek innovative improvements to the cell components such as the silver… more
Abstract:Yardney Technical Products proposes to evaluate several hybrid energy storage solutions for the SWCS and other manned submersibles. The first part of the Phase 1 effort will evaluate using Li-ion as the main energy storage with removable and replaceable higher energy density systems (e.g. primary… more
Abstract:Yardney Technical Products (YTP) has put together a team of industry experts to address the safety of large format, high energy density Li-ion cells and batteries. YTP will utilize Exponent, Inc and their extensive experience in battery failure analysis and Celgard, Inc and their comprehensive… more
Abstract:Yotta Navigation and The Ohio State University propose to develop a complete diver text messaging and locator system. The system will securely transmit preformatted and free-text messages, and will be able to accurately determine range and bearing, at distances of up to 1000 meters. This system… more
Abstract:Z4 Energy System, LLC's Compressed Air Water Pumping (CAWP) system is a new water pumping product that uses compressed air produced by wind power to operate a water pump, and stores compressed air for pumping during times with no wind. CAWP will be employed in areas where municipal water systems and… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Project Summary The studies proposed in this application will test the feasibility of treating mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) through a novel therapeutic approach called Substrate Optimization Therapy (SOT). MPS is
a family of lysosomal storage diseases… 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. This proposed work builds on the success in Phase 1. The particles produced are the feedstock for high… more
Abstract:The International X-Ray observatory (IXO) is due to be launched in 2021. The core of the instrument is a very large (3.2 meter diameter) Wolter I optic, to be assembled from approximately 13,000 individual elements. Each element will, in turn, be created by 'slumping' glass over a precision mandrel… more
Abstract:Zeger-Abrams proposes to implement a SINCGARS RFI cancellation system to prevent the RFI from overdriving and desensitizing each of the four RF inputs of a cosite sensitive signal exploitation receiver. A unique feature of ZA's cancellation system is that it requires no input cables carrying RFI… more
Abstract:Non-invasive, stealthy nature of passive remote sensing combined with its low cost make passive techniques a promising supplement or replacement of traditional active remote sensing techniques. Coherent processing of diffuse wave fields has a proven potential for remote sensing of stationary… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Diabetes affects the lives of hundreds of millions of people worldwide and the incidence rate is continuing to rise. About 8% of the US population is estimated to have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, with the prevalence of T
ype 2 diabetes increasing with the rise in… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women. Roughly 190,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, and 40,000 will die. The majority of breast cancers originate in the lobular or
ductal cells of the milk-producing glands.… more
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