Abstract:Leveraging our extensive production experience in pump combiners and fiber lasers, AGILTRON proposes to fabricate a novel pump combiner which is suitable for a counter-pump scheme. This pump combiner adopts the mode fields between the active fiber used in the amplifier and the passive fiber used for… more
Abstract:Leveraging on our experience in MEMS component and sensor system fabrication, Agiltron proposes to realize a new type of MEMS accelerometer that will not only survive the extreme accelerations outlined in the SBIR topic (shock at least 40,000 g in all axes, high electromagnetic fields (E>5,000… more
Abstract:Agiltron, Inc. and The Boeing Company propose a novel non-rotating wind energy generator, based upon our extensive R & D experiences on aerodynamics, electromagnetic generators, and power management. The generator will have a total volume less than 9 cubic meters, total weight less than 300kg,… more
Abstract:We propose to develop a device to identify hull surface contamination, such as lubricants and amines formed during the coating process, using a measurement technique that can be adapted to a ship construction environment. The method we have demonstrated in our Phase I program is laser light… more
Abstract:XAgiltron, Inc., The Boeing Company, and Raytheon Company propose novel hydrodynamic flow energy harvesting systems with autonomous deployment in coastal and riverine environments, based upon our extensive R & D experience with fluid dynamics, electromagnetic generators, power management, and… more
Abstract:In this program, Agiltron, Inc. proposes a four-color sensor based on SiGe alloys. The sensor will provide sequential detection in the UV, visible, near infrared (NIR), and mid-wave infrared (MWIR) bands. The sensor is composed of a stack of photodiodes sensitive to different bands of radiation to… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Fluorescence imaging is the current major optical method for cell and tissue analysis. It relies on the use of fluorescent molecular probes which are either expressed by genes which have been modified, or are tagged onto molecules of interest. The modification… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is designed to investigate the feasibility of manufacturing a Lab-on-a-Film? microarray device on a reel-to-reel assembly line. Reel-to-reel manufacturing has the potential to drastically reduce device cost because hundreds of parts per… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Acute respiratory infections are the third leading cause of death worldwide, and account for 4.2 million deaths annually; more than 40% are children under five. Conventional techniques are often either too slow (e.g.,conventional cultures require 5 to 10 days)… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Sample preparation frequently presents a bottleneck for clinical molecular biology workflows. Whereas there are many readout detection modalities, there are only a handful of automated sample preparation workflow strategies. Existing instruments that are built… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overarching goal of this project is to move a new, dry powder formulation of Hepatitis-B vaccine on its path to commercialization. In the Phase I SBIR we tested in vitro three Hep-B dry powder formulations of commercially available Shanvac-B and demonstrated… more
Abstract:The Microclimate Cooling Unit will use magnetic energy to cause a temperature change in the exchanger to extract heat from the gel pack, which covers the primary area of heat loss on the human body at the neck and upper back, reducing the overall body temperature. Thermocouples will monitor the gel… more
Abstract:The ideal semiconductor detector for the nuclear non-proliferation application should have good energy resolution, high detection efficiency, compact size, light weight, easy portability, low power requirments and low cost. In the proposed effort, we plan to continue our development of thallium… more
Abstract:The ideal semiconductor detector for nuclear monitoring should have good energy
resolution, high detection efficiency, compact size, light weight, easy portability and low
cost. In the proposed effort, we plan to develop a detector module for nuclear monitoring
based on thallium bromide (TlBr), a… more
Abstract:Proliferation of the weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear weapons is a serious threat.
Prevention of their spread has reached a state of heightened urgency in recent years. One of the
ways to passively determine the presence of nuclear weapons is to detect and identify
Abstract:The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear missiles and “dirty bombs”
is a serious threat in the world today. Preventing the spread of these nuclear weapons has reached
a state of heightened urgency in recent years, more so since the events on September 11, 2001
and its… more
Abstract:Emergency departments, trauma centers, and military field physicians have a critical need for a simple, easy-to-use, and reliable method of monitoring the onset of hemorrhagic shock that is able to predict onset during the compensatory phase, before syncope and cardiac collapse signaled by a rapid… more
Abstract:Since the launch of the first X-ray focusing telescope in 1963, the development of grazing incidence X-ray optics has been crucial to the development of the field of X-ray astronomy. The recent Decadal Survey also highlights the important contribution that X-ray astronomy can make in addressing… more
Abstract:In this effort, Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (RMD) addresses NASA's request for sensitive, high quantum efficiency (QE) optical detectors for space- and ground-based light detection and ranging (Lidar) instruments. We propose to address this need by utilizing our latest designs in solid… more
Abstract:Gamma ray and neutron spectroscopy are well established techniques for determining the chemical composition of planetary surfaces, and small cosmic bodies such as asteroids and comets; however, new technologies with the potential to significantly improve the performance of planetary nuclear… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a functional imaging technique with the potential to quantify the rates of biological processes in vivo. The availability of short-lived positron-emitting isotopes of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and especially fluorine allows… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Some of the most useful tools for diagnosis and understanding of blinding retinal diseases rely on the use of spectral reflectance. Improvements to these tools, especially over the past decade, have greatly advanced ourability to achieve extremely high-resolution… more
Abstract:Recent improvements in synchrotron radiation sources have generated an urgent need for high-performance X-ray detectors. While new imaging devices have been developed that employ high-performance CCD sensors, what is currently lacking in these detectors is an adequate X-ray-to-light converter … more
Abstract:X-ray microtomography (XMT) is a powerful tool for researchers in a wide range of fields, enabling 3D imaging at the micron scale. Many of the DOE synchrotron tomography facilities are involved in research that requires hard X-rays (high energy, up to 100 keV) in order to get better penetration… more
Abstract:Advanced sensors and measurement techniques are needed to increase resolution, and sensitivity to defects while reducing the intrusiveness and cost of inspection at nuclear power plants. Zirconium, a metal with a low neutron absorption cross section, is widely used in nuclear power plants.… more
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