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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Compact&Ultra-High Resolution Terahertz Spectroscopic/Fingerprint System

    SBC: Ocis Technology LLC            Topic: A10AT013

    In this STTR program we will first develop a high power, very narrow linewidth (CW), tunable, compact, room temperature terahertz (THz) spectroscopic system and then use this to begin development of experimentally obtained THz spectra. The THz source is based on our previous simulation and initial experimental demonstration of a novel nested waveguide structure using difference frequency generatio ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  2. 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
  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. Deep ultraviolet laser for Raman spectroscopy

    SBC: TIPD, LLC            Topic: A11aT005

    The University of Arizona has demonstrated high-average-power all-solid-state ultraviolet (UV) lasers based on harmonic generation in borate crystals. TIPD is proposing the development of a compact, stable high power UV laser source based on the University"s exsisting CsLiB6O10 laser, developing these sources for a wide variety of applications, both commercial and defense.

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. Deep ultraviolet laser for Raman spectroscopy

    SBC: N.P. PHOTONICS, INC.            Topic: A11aT005

    NP Photonics proposes to develop an ultra-stable, compact, and highly reliable deep ultraviolet (UV) laser source for Raman spectroscopy. For this, we will draw on NP Photonics"long experience with the commercialization of single-frequency fiber lasers and amplifiers. In cooperation with the University of Arizona, we offer two technical approaches to produce the deep UV laser source. (1) High powe ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
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