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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. Integration of Lumbar Extensor Muscle Strengthening with Ergonomic Seating

    SBC: ABOVE FITNESS PRODUCTS, LTD            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This grant proposes an innovative approach to prevent low back pain and injury associated with prolonged seating. Specifically, we propose to integrate lumbar extensor muscle strengthening with ergonomic task seating. By doing so, we will provide the public with a means to address two primary causes of low back pain and injury: 1) poor or prolonged seating po ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  2. Demand Driven Healthcare Scheduling using Flexible Shifts and Monte Carlo Simulat

    SBC: ACME EXPRESS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The shortage of healthcare workers is accelerating. An longer-living, ageing population is demanding more medical service while healthcare worker retirements and high turnover is decreasing the worker pool. Shortages ca n be reduced or eliminated by scheduling only the number of staff needed to meet the hour-by-hour demand for medical service and using flexible ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  3. Improved microbial formulations, strains and systems to increase crop yield and control disease.

    SBC: ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL MARKETING, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Today, the American farmer and consumer is looking for nontoxic products to control pests. Biological control and related technologies have the potential to provide these nontoxic solutions for the control of plant pests and to increase plant growth and yield. Among the direct effects of biocontrol agents are: (a) disease control through induced resistance, (b) increased growth of roots and shoots ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  4. Modeling and Simulation for Robust Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) Manufacturing Processes

    SBC: AltaSim TechNologies, LLC            Topic: AF081038

    Increasing the power density of current jet aircraft engines requires the replacement of conventional high temperature materials by new materials capable of operating at higher temperatures. Ceramics and ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) represent excellent candidates for increased use in hot engine parts due to their ability to withstand temperatures in excess of 2000 C. Due to the complexity of t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Development of a high-throughput screen for inhibitors of water permeability thro

    SBC: AEROMICS, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cerebral edema (and its counterpart in the spinal cord) is a major contributor to the damage caused by stroke, traumatic brain injury, traumatic spinal-cord injury, and bacterial meningitis. Stroke alone is the third le ading cause of death in the USA and the leading cause of disability. Unfortunately, only a few treatment options are available for cerebral and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. Automatically Guiding Interviews By Commonsense Abductive Principles

    SBC: AETION TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: A07116

    Significant challenges exist related to smartly interviewing multiple people to assess eyewitness accounts and judge how truthful a source is. Aetion proposes applying a powerful form of inference called abduction to help intelligently interview multiple people and compare their corresponding answers to judge the reliability of a source. Abductive inference, or "inference to best explanation," has ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. Innovative Concepts for Non-Thermal Based Anti-Icing/De-Icing of Rotor Blade Leading Edges

    SBC: AKRON AIR MATERIALS, LLC            Topic: N08T013

    This proposal aims at the development of a low-power deicing system using the newly developed magnetostrictive alloy as functional materials, namely the Ni-Mn-Ga alloy. Present studies have shown that the Ni-Mn-Ga smart alloy does not require excessive input power to operate while an impulsive strain of over 5% can be generated under a load of over 1 Mpa. When power is applied to the solenoid arou ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Develop High-Temperature, Low-Humidity Aromatic Hydrocarbon-based H2/O2 Membranes for Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells

    SBC: AKRON POLYMER SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF071130

    In order to achieve high performance at acceptable cost, PEM fuel cells are required to work at elevated temperature and low relative humidity (near 0 RH) for extended periods of time. However, to date, no commercial PEMs or publicly reported PEMs can meet these requirements. The objectives of this work are: (1) to develop PEMs that have high proton conductivities (50-100 mS/cm) and low area-spec ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Malaria Diagnostic Methods to Replace Microscopy in Clinical Trials

    SBC: AKRON RUBBER DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY,INCORPORATED            Topic: A08118

    Developing a robust and accurate test for the detection of malaria continues to be an elusive challenge.1,2 The objective of this proposal is to develop an innovative approach to the diagnosis of malaria that is very specific and sensitive for detecting the presence of malaria parasites in red blood cells (RBC). This approach could potentially be more effective than the current microscopic and r ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. Physical Improvements in Exciter/Igniter Units

    SBC: Alphaport, Inc.            Topic: X903

    The proposed Phase 2 project consists of the physical integration of our Phase 1 small, compact exciter with a "flight like" igniter or spark plug capable of hot-fire testing. The exciter/igniter unit will operate to a pre-established subset of expected flight performance requirements established and met in Phase 1. The exciter/igniter unit will physically integrate the exciter electronics with ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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