Abstract:The proposed SBIR Phase I program will develop an innovative fuel flexible reformer for a portable Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) power generation system used in the battlefields. The fuel reformer is non-catalytic and can operate with different fuels including methanol, propane, and JP fuels,… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Next-generation aircraft are experiencing increasing thermal challenges due to heat generation from avionics, as well as requirements to lift this heat to temperatures high enough for rejection from the platform. Efforts have demonstrated vapor compression systems (VCS) offer a… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop an advanced thermoelectric generator (TEG) that will improve the overall efficiency of 100-kW class generator sets (gensets). Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) proposes a novel thermoelectric generation system to convert… more
Abstract:In this proposal, we demonstrate fabrication and characterization of diamond nanoribbons, novel strain-modulated diamond nanostructures (SMDN). Such structures are generated by applying strain force on nano-patterned diamond film as the nanopatterns are transferred to a flexible substrate. Once the… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will employ the large scale; highly reliable boron-doped ultrananocrystalline diamond (BD-UNCD®) electrodes developed during Phase I project to build and test Electrochemical Anodic Oxidation process (EAOP) cells and systems that can… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There is an acute need for the development of a new class of microarray biosensors that are sufficiently versatile, selective, sensitive and reliable to allow investigation of the time-dependent neurochemical events ofethanol administration in multiple regions of… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: ADI and ASU propose to develop a novel methodology for blade peak stress prediction from limited strain gage/tip-timing measurements when multiple vibratory modes are present. The current protocol assumes that only one mode is present and only provides upper and lower bound estimates of… more
Abstract:At present there exists a very significant science and technology gap for the production of photocathodes that have both high quantum efficiency (QE) and long lifetime. The National Academies has identified this as an area of critical importance to the development of high-power free-electron lasers… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The Leadership Agreement signatures on this Commercialization Readiness Program (CRP) project Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Technology Transition Plan (STTP 2011-51) formalize an agreement to develop the technology maturation and transition strategies, and pending funding and… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Landing Gear (LG) is one of the few critical elements which are not redundant and failure usually results in catastrophe. Current inspections center on macro aspects of fatigue in that they are only applicable during the crack propagation phase and fail to identify and sense stages of… more
Abstract:Many attempts have been made to replace electro-deposited chromium applied to internal surfaces of gun barrels. Patented EPVD process has been bench-marked by DOD programs as a fit substitute. The objective of the proposed work is to continue the investigation, development and testing of erosion… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The field of telehealth is advancing rapidly and hearing instruments which can be adjusted remotely have recently been developed. Techniques for fitting and evaluating hearing aids in the home will be developed using acomputer-based system linked to the internet.… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Newborn screening is currently performed by collecting dried bloodspots from infants and then sending them to a lab for analysis. It is primarily performed to detect disorders which lead to severe physical and mental disabilities. There is an increasing necessity… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Jaundice is the most common condition that requires urgent medical attention in some newborns and is the result of elevation in circulating unconjugated bilirubin. The unbound unconjugated bilirubin can be specificallyneurotoxic and, if untreated, is associated… more
Abstract:This effort will develop a comprehensive, validated toolkit to aid product designers and Government procurement personnel in evaluating alternative designs for head-borne equipment. In the first phase of this project, Viz-Tek, Inc. completed an initial concept for an advanced head-neck model that… more
Abstract:This SBIR will study the application of a brain machine interface (BMI) to enable crew to remotely operate and monitor robots from inside a flight vehicle, habitat and/or during an extra-vehicular activity (EVA). The goal is to improve robot operator productivity, situational awareness, and… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Advanced Medical Electronics Corporation (AME) proposes to develop a smartphone-based audiovisual array that enables hearing aid users to converse with multiple speakers in reverberant environments with significant speech babble noise where their hearing aids do… more
Abstract:This project creates an easy to use and unobtrusive hearing aid accessory that solves a very common problem for hearing aid users: understanding speech in noisy environments. A common problem amongst hearing aid users is trouble understanding speech while listening to a conversation in environments… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the leading cause of dementia and the early stage of the disease is characterized by forgetfulness and trouble with remembering words and names. AD is the leading cause of dementia and the sixth leading cause of death in the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposed project aims to develop technology that facilitates care of infants that are typically in transition from a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The focus of this technology is to monitor the conditions associated with chronic lung disease of… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Recent studies have observed that reminiscence intervention is effective for increasing self- esteem and decreasing behavioral disturbances in individuals with dementia. The use of personalized reminiscence therapy foreach Alzheimer's patient can be a… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There are approximately 300,000 sports related traumatic brain injuries every year resulting in loss of consciousness. Studies have shown that only about 8-19 percent of sports related traumatic brain injuries result inloss of consciousness meaning there are… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Lung Cancer remains the leading cause of cancer and mortality for men and women worldwide. In 2010, there were 222,520 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed in the US, 85% being non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and157,300 lung cancer related deaths. Clearly,… more
Abstract:Aromatase Inhibitors (AI) are the preferred hormonal treatment for estrogen receptor positive Breast Cancer (BC) in postmenopausal women and are used to treat approximately 140,000 patients annually in the US. However, ~40% of patients will be, or become resistant to AIs. If sensitivity to AI can be… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The objective of this STTR Phase I proposal is to investigate the feasibility of a hybrid organic/inorganic gradient index anti-reflective (GRIN-AR) coating on both rigid and flexible substrates, based on the resonant infrared matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation (RIR-MAPLE) process.… more
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