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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. SBIR Phase I: Compliant Nonlinear Quasi-Passive Orthotic Joint

    SBC: Adicep Technologies, Inc.            Topic: IC

    This project seeks to develop an orthotic knee joint system that includes a non-linear torsion spring coupled with a novel concept called Morphological Switching (MorS) that changes the mechanical properties of the joint in response to user behavior. The research objectives are to prototype and functionally test the medial side of a Morphological Switched Orthotic Joint (MSOJ) assembly. Tasks incl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Science Foundation
  2. SBIR Phase I: Cost-Effective Anastomotic System Featuring Compliant Anastomoses

    SBC: Sterling biomedical            Topic: BC

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop a mechanical system for facilitating vascular anastomoses (end-to-side, end-to-end) technology that allows for the rapid and reproducible production of a non-penetrating, compliant vascular reconstruction. This one-shot technology represents a technical advance over the serial clip applier because the entire anastomotic ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Science Foundation
  3. SBIR Phase I: An Automated Data Mining System for Analysis of Microcirculation Videos

    SBC: Signal Processing Technologies LLC            Topic: IC

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project focused on real-time automated data mining of medical videos. These videos are of increasing importance, particularly in applications such as real-time decision making based on video recordings of networks of blood vessels. The proposed research addresses the real-time knowledge discovery from large volumes of complex video signals, for the g ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Science Foundation
  4. SBIR Phase I: Thin-Film Spectrally-Tunable Optical Filter with Wide Bandwidth for Visible and Near Infrared Spectrum

    SBC: Raydex Technology, Inc.            Topic: IC

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project seeks to develop a technology to fabricate thin-film spectrally-tunable optical filters with wide bandwidth for operation in the visible and near infrared spectrum. Spectrally-tunable optical filters with electronic controllability are desired in optical imaging systems, such as fluorescence microscopy systems, dual-band cameras, and a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Science Foundation
  5. SBIR Phase I: Titanium Automotive Powertrain Componenets For Increased Fuel Efficiency And Reduced Emissions

    SBC: DYNAMET TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: BC

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project...will develop lightweight titanium engine components for fuel efficiency. The use of advanced titanium-based metal matrix composite materials can significantly improve automotive fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The titanium metal matrix composites also can reduce engine vibration. Reduction in vehicle weight resul ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Science Foundation
  6. SBIR Phase I: High Efficiency Thin Film Photovoltaics

    SBC: Realtime Dx, Inc.            Topic: NM

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to demonstrate the feasibility of virtual single crystal (VSC) technology for high-efficiency, low-cost and flexible CdTe solar cells. Wakonda has previously showed epitaxial deposition of CdTe on a flexible VSC metal foil, resulting in CdTe films with large (~ 50 microns) and highly-oriented crystalline grains. This project will ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Science Foundation
  7. SBIR Phase I: A low-cost real-time bio-electrochemical nitrate sensor for surface water monitoring

    SBC: CAMBRIAN INNOVATION, INC.            Topic: BC

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of a revolutionary, low-cost, real-time, amperometric sensor technology based on bio-electrochemical systems. The proposed device utilizes exo-electrogen microbes to detect levels of target substances, primarily nitrate and oxygen. The sensor takes advantage of highly specific biological processes and t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Science Foundation
  8. SBIR Phase I: Synthetic respiration for improved bio-fuels production.

    SBC: NEW ENGLAND BIOLABS, INC.            Topic: BC

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will undertake engineering Escherichia coli to "breathe" (respire) using an electrode instead of oxygen. An increasing number of industrial bioprocesses use engineered E. coli strains for the production of fuels and chemicals from renewable feedstocks. Efficient microbial production of fuels and chemicals is intimately connected to res ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Science Foundation
  9. SBIR Phase I: Novel Microarray Platforms For Detection Of Rare Molecules In Complex Mixtures

    SBC: Maine Manufacturing LLC            Topic: BC

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to construct a new microarray platform with high protein binding capacity that allows for enhanced fluorescence detection. Limitations of existing microarray surfaces include platform-based optical interferences and limited or ineffective binding capacity for biomolecules. These limit the ultimate sensitivity of binding reacti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Science Foundation
  10. SBIR Phase I: A Cloud-Enabled Digital Art Service for User-Generated Music

    SBC: IXM Corporation            Topic: IC

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will determine the technical and commercial feasibility of a cloud-enabled digital art service that facilitates a free and global exchange of user-generated music. A recent convergence of digital technology has dramatically changed the way music is created, distributed, consumed, and commercialized. An opportunity now exists to facilit ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Science Foundation

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