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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. 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
  2. SBIR Phase I: Educational Interactive Hemodynamics Flow Visualization and Analysis

    SBC: Interactive Flow Studies Corporation            Topic: EA

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is about developing an Educational Interactive Hemodynamics Flow Visualization and Analysis System to be used in physiology courses for anyone studying blood flows such as medical or bioengineering students. Study of hemodynamics is very important in physiology courses for anyone studying blood flows. Teaching the principles of hemodyn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Science Foundation
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  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 connec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Science Foundation
  9. SBIR Phase I: Intraoperative detection and ablation of microscopic residual cancer in the tumor bed

    SBC: LUMICELL, INC            Topic: BC

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop an intraoperative laser ablative device to simultaneously detect and treat residual cancerous cells in the tumor bed after bulk removal of tumors. Currently, the surgeon sends the resected tumor tissue to pathology to determine whether the surgical margins are clear (clean) of cancer cells. If the margins are not clean, the patie ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Science Foundation
  10. SBIR Phase I: Novel Emergency Communication System for Mines

    SBC: FERRO SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: NM

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project takes a new approach to detecting time-dependent fields for communication in cases where RF signals are strongly attenuated, such as in mines, caves, tunnels, and dense building environments. It is known that lower-frequency electromagnetic (EM) waves or magnetic near fields (MNF) are able to penetrate absorbing media to greater distan ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 National Science Foundation

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