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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until June, 2020.

  1. Type II Superlattices for LWIR Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays

    SBC: MP Technologies, LLC            Topic: A06122

    Long wavelength infrared (LWIR) detectors are highly needed for night vision and threat warning applications. The InAs/GaSb Type II heterostructure system offers unique design flexibility for new innovative detectors. Type strained layer superlattice (SLS) detectors have been demonstrated with cutoff wavelengths ranging from 3 to 32 microns. This technology has shown performance comparable to HgCd ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseArmy
  2. Simulation Tools for Strain Engineering, Manufacturing and Design of Novel Optical and Electronic Superlattice Materials and Surfaces

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: A06075

    The overall objective of this Phase I proposal is to create a model based on molecular dynamics (MD) that can predict the specific Quantum Dot Superlattice (QDSL) heteroepitaxial structures that will grow, given various factors such as growth temperature, flux rate, and spacer thickness. AlGaN/GaN heterostructures have attracted a great deal of theoretical and experimental interest because of thei ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. A Miniaturized Dual-Use System for Ethylene Management

    SBC: Fluid Analytics, Inc            Topic: A06180

    Preservation of the perishable food, especially fresh fruits and vegetables (FF&V), is particularly challenging due to substantial amount of refrigeration required to prevent spoilage. In the case of FF&V, the refrigerated air can quickly become contaminated with ethylene gas produced by the fruits and vegetables, which can lead to autocatalytic ripening of FF&V and accelerate spoilage even at id ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseArmy
  4. Colorimetric Sensors for Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents

    SBC: NANOSPHERE, INC.            Topic: A06T024

    1. Abstract. The Mirkin group at Nortwestern University has developed methods for exquisitely sensitive analyte detection that rely upon forming hybridized arrays of nucleic acid-derivatized gold nanoparticles. These methods lend themselves immediately to colorimetric detection and dipstick-style applications. The hybridized nanoparticles are (quite literally) ‘blue,’ the separated nanopar ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. Colorimetric Sensors for Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents

    SBC: ANDALYZE, INC.            Topic: A06T024

    We aim to construct litmus paper-like colorimetric sensors for detection and quantification of chemical and biological agents in water by performing combinatorial selection of DNA aptamers for cyanobacteria toxins such as microcystins and saxitoxins. Aptamers are single stranded DNA that can bind target molecules with high affinity and specificity. Such DNA aptamers are biocompatible, biodegradabl ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. Rapid Detection Nano-Sensors for Biological Warfare Agents in Buildings and HVAC Systems

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: A06T026

    Currently there is no real-time technology to detect airborne biological warfare agents (BWAs). Conventional technologies require 30 minutes to 1 hour. We propose to design, fabricate and test user-friendly, low-logistical-load biosensors capable of the real-time (~ 30 s. or less) detection and identification of airborne BWAs with high sensitivity and specificity for all classes of bioagents – ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Tracking of Materiel

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: A06T007

    The ability to tag and track equipment and other supplies is an important logistical need for military operations. To address the need for covert material taggants, a non-toxic, highly stable nanocrystal quantum dot (NQD) based taggant with covert chromophoric spectral emission signatures will be developed. Based on our experience and ongoing research, strong candidates for initial particle compos ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Confinement of Threading Dislocations at the CdTe/Si Interface for Improved HgCdTe IR Sensors

    SBC: WIZDOM SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: A06T021

    Stringent requirements on the performance of third generation HgCdTe infrared detectors demand the availability of affordable high quality substrates with very large areas. The large areas are needed both for the fabrication of single very large focal plane arrays (FPAs) (2048x2048) and to increase the yield of smaller size FBAs per wafer. The quality of commercial CdTe/Si technology, the best lar ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. An Integrated Ecoroof Energy Analysis Model

    SBC: Quantec, L.L.C.            Topic: 05NCERD5

    Vegetated roofs (ecoroofs) offer diverse benefits, including energy savings and stormwater runoff reductions. Installation of ecoroofs in both new and existing buildings has expanded significantly during the past 5 years, with several local jurisdictions providing incentives for their installation and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building rating system offering multiple ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. Development of a Reliable, Low-Cost and User-Friendly Spot Test Kit for Leaded Paint and Dust Based on Recent Advances in Bionanotechnology

    SBC: ANDALYZE, INC.            Topic: 05NCERD9

    Lead in household paint and dust is a serious health hazard, as low-level lead exposure can result in a number of adverse health effects, especially in children. Onsite and real-time detection and quantification of lead in paint/dust are very important to homeowners and certified lead-based paint removal professionals. Toward this end, both field-portable equipment (such as X-ray fluorescenc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
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