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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. Paper Spray Mass Spectrometry Cartridges with Integrated Sampling and Enrichment

    SBC: Nano Terra, Inc.            Topic: A18BT020

    PS-MS is a simple and powerful method for rapid ambient sample preparation. However, its simplicity also means separation of undesirable components (particulates and molecular interferents) is not possible. Furthermore, samples must be collected by other means (e.g., dried blood spot cards) and placed on the ticket in liquid form before analysis. Although the technique is sensitive (nanograms to t ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseArmy
  2. Universal textile functionalization chemistry for molecular and particulate attachment based on a novel activation treatment

    SBC: Nano Terra, Inc.            Topic: A18BT024

    Nano Terra and the El-Shafei group (North Carolina State University) propose to demonstrate, optimize and expand a universal platform for textile functionalization. The approach is one developed in the El-Shafei group that has already been explored for its utility in cotton, nylon-cotton blends and polypropylene. The functionalization method imparts a high-level of flame retardancy (without haloge ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. Hybrid DNN-based Transfer Learning and CNN-based Supervised Learning for Object Recognition in Multi-modal Infrared Imagery

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: 1

    On this effort Toyon Research Corp. and The Pennsylvania State University are developing deep learning-based algorithms for object recognition and new class discovery in look-down infrared (IR) imagery. Our approach involves the development of a hybrid classifier that exploits both transfer learning and semi-supervised paradigms in order to maintain good generalization accuracy, especially when li ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  4. Atomic Layer Deposition of Highly Conductive Metals

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: A17AT001

    Novel photonic structures, such as periodic metal-dielectric photonic bandgap structures (MDPBG) have the potential to revolutionize the field of optical windows. The large mismatch in the permittivities of the metal and dielectric creates resonant tunneling, which allows for high transmission in regions where metals are typically opaque. This property makes MDPBGs very attractive for screening or ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. Heterogeneously Integrated Active Laser Sensing Platform on Si

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: A17AT005

    We propose to develop highly-sensitive low size, weight, and power (SWaP) chip-scale mid-infrared integrated-optic sensors for trace gas measurements, We will combine Tunable Diode Laser Spectroscopy (TDLAS) detection techniques with narrow-linewidth fast-tuning Distributed Feedback (DFB) Quantum Cascade and Interband Cascade Lasers (QCLs and ICLs) to create a platform for a family of sensors, ea ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. Tunable Active HEterodyne Terahertz Imager (TAHETI)

    SBC: LONGWAVE PHOTONICS LLC            Topic: A17AT007

    LongWave Photonics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Virginia Diodes are proposing the use of the Terahertz Quantum-Cascade Lasers (QCL) combined with a Schottky diode detector for high dynamic range heterodyne imaging. Two single-mode, distributed feedback (DFB) QCLs with milliwatt power levels will be used as local oscillator and illumination for imaging. The QCLs will be downconverte ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. 3D Tomographic Scanning Microwave Microscopy with Nanometer Resolution

    SBC: Alcatera Inc.            Topic: A17AT008

    Near-Field Scanning Microwave Microscopy (SMM) is a technique relying on a raster scan of a microwave probe across a sample surface, while measuring its reflected microwave signal. The existing technologies are limited to the surface analysis, and are not compatible with liquid environment. These limitations are addressed by the proposed wideband 3D tomography SMM with sub-surface analysis capabil ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Self-Sensing & Self-Healing Composites via Embedded Mechanophores

    SBC: Metis Design Corporation            Topic: A17AT009

    Composites are being adopted increasingly in aerospace structures due to their superior specific stiffness and strength, their resistance to fatigue and ability to greatly reduce part count. They present additional challenges for design however, due to their heterogeneity and anisotropy, and for inspection since damage often occurs beneath their surface. Currently successful laboratory non-destru ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. Developing a Clostridium molecular toolkit for bioconversion of food waste

    SBC: SYNVITROBIO, INC.            Topic: A17AT011

    Waste generation at forward bases creates significant challenges; its disposal presents an economic cost with no direct benefit and its accumulation or burning is a health hazard. The bioconversion of waste into useful compounds could save thousands annually for every soldier and tens of millions in capital expenditure. However, widespread adoption is impeded by low conversion efficiency. We propo ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. Engineered Strain for Bioconversion of Food Waste to Fuels

    SBC: Technology Holding, LLC            Topic: A17AT011

    The proposed strategy in this STTR proposal for bioconversion of food waste to butanol uses the well-described Clostridium acetobutylicum organism to convert the carbohydrate to the fuel molecule butanol. Based on our teams many years of work with butanol formation and genetic studies of the organism and the advancement of recently developed genetic methods, the team will develop a set of genetic ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseArmy
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