Abstract:Falling and the fear of falling often lead to lack of independence and decreased mobility, followed by functional deficits and reduced quality of life. All these consequences of falling put a heavy burden on the healthcare system. Given the high cost associated with falling, research in this area… more
Abstract:A new Field-Microphone in Real Ear (F-MIRE) Field Attenuation Estimation System (FAES) is proposed. The insertion loss measurements will utilize a sub-miniature microphone mounted deep in the ear canal. An ultra-thin flat flexible cable (FFC) will connect the microphone to the PC-based analysis… more
Abstract:In 2011, acute and chronic pain affected 116 million people in the United States and costs the U.S. economy $635 billion every year (Institute of Medicine). According to the NIH, 40% patients seeking medical attention do so because of pain. Biological Coprocessors Inc. (BCP) has identified an… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This proposal addresses the need for solutions that enable higher levels of spacecraft autonomy to reliably maintain operational capabilities. Random hardware faults and hostile threats necessitate autonomous systems capable of responding quickly and effectively to these threats and… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: FG Systems proposes to develop a Solid State Magnetocaloric Refrigerator (SSMR) which will provide a means of cooling infrared focal planes and other system components to their operating temperatures without significant consumption of cryogens. The SSMR will be a low vibration level… more
Abstract:This proposal contains the description for a hearing protection device (HPD) fit-test instrument, the CCA-200fit. The CCA-200fit has the capability to determine if an individual is receiving effective noise protection from an HPD. The CCA-200fit also has training capabilities via a display, audio,… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): X-ray computed tomography (CT), which is widely used clinically, does not make full use of the spectral dependence of X-ray attenuation in tissues and contrast agents, and for that reason it delivers sub-optimal imagesat greater than necessary dose to the patient… more
Abstract:Kinetic Resolve, Inc. (KR; Stillwater, MN), a service disabled veteran-owned small business, and The Protective Group (TPG; Miami Lakes, FL), a developer of lightweight armor solutions for the Department of Defense, have agreed to work together by forming Kinetic Protection (KP), a limited… more
Abstract:Advanced porous membranes are of significant importance to almost all industries by means of filtration or separation. In the past four decades, polymeric membranes and conventional ceramic membranes have been extensively researched, developed, optimized and commercialized to meet these… more
Abstract:Converting biomass to biofuels and bio-based chemicals using efficient, sustainable, environmentally benign, and economical production methods has proven to be economically challenging. Biomass generally needs to be broken down and separated into its various components, however, biomass is highly… more
Abstract:Water heating is the second largest source of energy consumption in a household. Almost half of the homes in the United States use electricity to heat their water and all but a few use resistive heater based water heaters which consume a large amount of electricity. It is possible to use heat pumps… more
Abstract:A significant portion of the waste heat from engine exhaust can be recovered using thermoelectric generators to achieve up to 10% gain in automotive mileage. There have been several efforts underway on this front but most have focused on demonstrating thermoelectric generators using bulk materials… more
Abstract:Cool Earth Solar (CES) is developing a Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) system that can achieve the Department of Energy SunShot Initiatives goals of solar systems that install for $1/Watt and have a levelized cost of energy of less than 6 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh). CES expects to achieve these… more
Abstract:Cool Earth Solar (CES) is developing a Medium Concentrating Photovoltaic (MCPV) system that can achieve the Department of Energy SunShot Initiatives goals of solar systems that install for $1/Watt and have a levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of less than 6 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh). CES expects to… more
Abstract:Dramatic photovoltaic (PV) module cost reductions have enabled solar to reach economic viability in some applications, but further improvements are needed to achieve wide spread global adoption. In addition to further cost reductions, high PV penetration requires smart grid functions with the… more
Abstract:Inspired Light is developing a high-efficiency Concentrating Photovoltaic (CPV) system that requires accurate, 2-axis tracking. Available tracking systems are too large, expensive and require specialized setup procedures that are incompatible with a very low cost, versatile deployment strategy.… more
Abstract:In order to achieve cost reduction of PV balance of systems, manufacturers and installers are moving to large ( & gt; 65kg) panel assemblies. Installation is difficult and time consuming requiring back breaking manual labor or heavy construction equipment. This situation has created a roadblock… more
Abstract:The US Department of Energys SunShot Initiative has set a goal for Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technologies to achieve a levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) of 5-6/kWhe by 2020. This requires a dramatic reduction in the cost of CSP collector systems. Solar reflectors are an important component… more
Abstract:Identification and Significance of the Problem: The United States alone has over 80,000 dams, unused for power generation. The cost of installing conventional hydro power generation equipment would be high and uneconomical. DOE research confirms that at least 165,000MW of untapped hydroelectric… more
Abstract:The Direct Insertion Ground Loop Heat Exchanger being developed by Promethient LLC responds to Topic 3, Subtopic d and addresses the issue GSHP ground loop cost reduction. The Principal Investigator for this program is Charles Cauchy.
The cost of installing a ground loop for Ground Source Heat Pump… more
Abstract:Existing building stock represents a significant opportunity for energy savings through efficiency measures, as it accounts for 41% of US energy use. Advanced control strategies and better systems commissioning offer the least expensive routes to energy savings by utilizing existing building… more
Abstract:The proposed DoE STTR project will provide a pathway for terrestrial CPV (500 to 700 Suns) multi- junction solar cells that will maintain extremely high efficiencies at realistic operating temperatures. The thrust of the proposed project will adapt an integration approach from MEMS to III-V… more
Abstract:The proposed SBIR project will provide a pathway to dramatically reduce the cost of multi-junction solar cells. The project leverages a TRL6 micropackaging process with ~100% yield for cell assembly. Cost savings are critical as space-qualified multi-junction cells render large panel applications… more
Abstract:This project aims to develop and prototype Motivs Battery Charge Management System (BCMS) which was invented, simulated and patented completely with Motivs internal funds. Motivs BCMS balances series strings of battery cells within a large battery pack. It is a direct replacement for the resistive… more
Abstract:Market penetration of battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles is limited by low energy density (range), low power (acceleration and charging), high cost, safety, and cycling/calendar life of the best commercially available rechargeable Li-ion batteries available today. New… more
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