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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 April, 2020.

  1. Self-Powered Biosensor for Water Toxicity Monitoring

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: A10AT025

    Contamination of water supplies with toxic inorganic chemicals and toxic inorganic materials (TIC/TIMs) is a major concern for the U.S. military due to their worldwide prevalence and accessibility. Traditional, analyte-specific approaches are unfeasible to detect the approximately 70,000 potential TIC/TIM contaminants. Biologically-based sensor systems have the potential to provide general infor ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  2. Low-Cost Chaos Radar

    SBC: PROPAGATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: A11aT001

    Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) and Duke University propose to extend the recent developments of matched filtered chaos into a low-cost high range-resolution chaotic waveform radar. In the Phase I effort, PRA and Duke will design the radar system and build a prototype waveform generator that will exploit three essential properties of chaotic waveforms that can be applied to enhance r ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. Conducting Stress-Strain Analysis by Remote Sensing

    SBC: Texas Research Institute, Austin, Inc.            Topic: A11aT003

    Cracks and loose fasteners are continuing structural problems on H-60 helicopters resulting in unexpected downtime to repair/replace structures. This reduces availability to the warfighter, increases risk, and is expensive and time consuming. The proposed embedded system would provide early detection and assessment of loose fasteners and strain allowing planned repairs and mitigating problems. ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  4. Efficient Methanol Electrolyzer for Hydrogen Generation

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: A11aT012

    While methanol has many properties that make it a potentially excellent fuel for portable fuel cells, the large over potential required for oxidization and its tendency to transport through most electrolytes limits the actual energy densities that can be achieved to a small fraction of its potential. A potential low temperature approach to reducing system complexity and eliminating the problems o ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. Inorganic Oxide Supported Biomimetic Membranes with Ion Channels for DMFC Application

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: A11aT013

    Methanol crossover of commercial Nafion membranes is a major issue that results in lowering of the efficiency of direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs). The reason for high crossover in Nafion membrane is the bulk water transport associated with proton transfer. It is thus advantageous to have separate transport of protons and water. Nature has answered this problem in biological membranes which conta ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. Integrated THz Plasmonic Chemical and Biological Sensors

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: A11aT022

    Detection of chemical and biological threats is becoming increasingly important in today"s world of asymmetric enemies. The threat of attack using chemical and biological warfare (CBW) agents has increased significantly both abroad and at home due to the availability of information and large quantities of industrial chemicals. This growing threat requires new techniques and technologies for high s ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. Improved Combustion Efficiency and Reduction of Emissions of Compression Ignition Engines Using On-Board Non Thermal Plasma Generated Hydrogen/Syngas

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: A11aT023

    Addition of hydrogen/syngas to a compression engine has shown to improve engine efficiency and emissions. While this has been studied in detail with diesel engines, little has been done to determine its effects on an engine operating on JP-8. There are also several inconsistencies in published reports regarding the effects of H2 injection that need to be addressed. With advancements in fuel reform ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Nanoparticle Technology for Minimally-invasive Delivery of DNA Vaccines

    SBC: NANORELEASE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: A11aT029

    Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus causes an acute debilitating disease in humans characterized by fever, mylagia, headache, lymphopenia and malaise and can also lead to neurological symptoms and encephalitis. The highly pathogenic strains are frequently associated with epidemics in North Central and South America and VEEV is classified as a category B select agent. Vaccines against VEEV have be ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. Adjustable Autonomy for Intelligent Operation of Mobile Manipulators

    SBC: Traclabs Inc.            Topic: A11aT032

    In recent years, the military has been integrating robotic systems into tasks previously performed entirely manually by soldiers. Examples include explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), surveillance and reconnaissance, urban search and rescue (USAR), chemical, biological, and nuclear (CBN) operations, and medical assistance and evacuation. A typical application is for a soldier (remote operator) to te ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. Heterogeneously Structured Conductive Resin Matrix/Graphite Fiber Composites for High Thermally Conductive Structural Applications

    SBC: KAI, LLC            Topic: AF10BT01

    ABSTRACT: The objective of this project is to design and fabricate tailored thermal interface and continuous paths among nanoscale conductive fillers and filler/graphite fiber to promote effective phonon transport along through-thickness direction. The goal is to realize at least 100 fold increase of Kz from 0.2 to 20+ W/mK in graphite fiber composites. Meanwhile, we will study to construct chemi ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force

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