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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. Cannula System for "Bridge to Recovery" Cardiac Assist

    SBC: ABIOMED, INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cardiac failure is the, largest single cause of mortality in the United States today. With an increase in the use of long-term cardiac assist devices, there is also a need for the short-term "bridge to recovery" application. This application is intended to provide a low-cost temporary support for patients whose heart is capable of recovering. This "patient scr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Health and Human Services
  2. LCAI: Exploring the potential of an independently usable, internet-based multimedia software system for self-Paced assessment, instruction and practice in listening comprehension skills for non readers

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    Data from the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) indicates that 4-6% of adults in the US have insufficient reading skills to attempt participation in NAAL s literacy assessment in 1992 (Literacy in the Labor Force, p. 310-320). While there are approximately 8 million individuals with intellectual disabilities (e.g., mental retardation) in the US, there is no data specific to the subset o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Education
  3. Rocket Reader: A simplified PDA-based portable reading system for enabling access to audio books and electronic documents for individuals with intellectual disabilities

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    Significant barriers existing today for individuals with intellectual disabilities preventing independent access to written information. The plethora of materials available electronically, including books, biographies, classic literature, and leisure titles, grows daily with the popularity of audio books as well as talking book services for individuals with visual disabilities. Regrettably, tools ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Education
  4. Wayfinder: A Portable Multimedia Softtware System for Supporting Independent Community Transportation for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    Development and evaluation of Wayfinder, a portable system that integrates Palmtop computers, global positioning systems, and instant messaging technology, to provide intelligent audio and visual cues to facilitate independent rail navigation

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Education
  5. Workright Skills Builder: A Customized State-of-the-Art Simulation Software System to Support Vocational Social Skills for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    The WorkRight Skill Builder, a state-fof-the-art computer-based simulator application designed to provide customized, self-directed social skills training for individuals with intellectual disabilities on community based vocational social skills

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Education
  6. SBIR Phase II: Advanced Phased Array Ultrasound Instrument for Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE)

    SBC: ACOUSTIC IDEAS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    This SBIR Phase II research project strives to develop an Advanced Ultrasonic Beamformer that is unparalleled in its scalability and signal processing features. The ultrasonic beamformer architecture will be unique in its breadth of features. The architecture was developed as the superset of features across several fields including medical imaging, medical therapy, bone density measurement, vascul ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 National Science Foundation
  7. Emulsified Bilgewater Treatment

    SBC: ADA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N03206

    The goal of this multiphase SBIR project is to develop and commercialize a compact and robust system for removing oil from bilgewater using electrocoagulation (EC). Under Phase I, ADA Technologies tested the ability of EC to treat oily, emulsified bilgewater. Lab-scale tests verified that the EC process consistently breaks oily emulsions, producing a floc that can be separated from the water phase ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Modular Micro-Weather Station for Use in Open Ocean and Coastal Marine Environments

    SBC: ADA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 813

    NOAA collects meteorological measurements in open ocean and coastal marine environments from research vessels, data buoys and commercial ships for use in numerical weather prediction, global climate change research, and severe storm identification. The current system cost for robust marine automated meteorological stations is too high to allow ubiquitous use on all the available platforms. Throu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Commerce
  9. Reactive Scrubbing for Mercury Removal and Stabilization

    SBC: ADA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The release of mercury into the environment via combustion processes has become an issue of concern for the US and the entire world. Major sources either are regulated or are under review to develop regulations to reduce emissions. ADA Technologies has successfully demonstrated the performance of a novel reactive scrubbing technology for the removal of vapor-phase mercury from incinerator exhaus ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. Fine Water Mist Fire Suppression for Oxidizer Fires

    SBC: ADA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: MDA04T004

    Fine water mist has been shown to be an effective fire suppression option in a number of applications, including oxidizer fires, such as could result from an incident with hydrogen peroxide. ADA Technologies, Inc. and the Colorado School of Mines collaborated in Phase I to design , build and demonstrate the ability of a novel fine water mist system to extinguish target fires enhanced with the addi ...

    STTR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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