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  1. Tactical Telehaptic Communication (HAPTAC)

    SBC: ABLAZE SYSTEMS, LLC            Topic: SB082025

    The goal for our research is to devise effective haptic information delivery with minimal training. To do this requires engaging pre-existing haptic perceptual capabilities. It is unrealistic to expect that large numbers of Soldiers will train for hundreds of hours to master a complex haptic information display, particularly, if its use would capture most of their attention in battlefield situati ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Defense Advanced Research Projects AgencyDepartment of Defense
  2. Development of a Self-Adaptive Air Turbine for Wave Energy Conversion using an Oscillaating Water Column (OWC) Air System

    SBC: Concepts NREC, LLC            Topic: 19a

    The oscillating water column (OWC) is a candidate technology for the economical recovery of the projected 17.5 x 1012 kW-hr energy that is available from the world¿s oceans. While the relative dynamics between the OWC system and the incident water waves are mathematically understood, computational solutions have not been used to ¿tune¿ the OWC turbine-generator sub-systems to operate where the ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  3. Development of High-Efficiency Power Amplifiers for 704 MHz

    SBC: GREEN MOUNTAIN RADIO RESEARCH COMPANY            Topic: 46b

    Accelerators used for nuclear-physics research require megawatts of radio-frequency energy. These accelerators currently employ vacuum-tube power amplifiers or conventional solid-state amplifiers that are inefficient and therefore consume a great deal of prime power. This project will review available transistors, analyze high-efficiency power-amplifier techniques, and experimentally evaluate ca ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  4. Development of High-Efficiency Power Amplifiers for 50- 350 MHz

    SBC: GREEN MOUNTAIN RADIO RESEARCH COMPANY            Topic: 46b

    Accelerators used for nuclear-physics research require megawatts of radio-frequency energy. These accelerators currently employ vacuum-tube power amplifiers or conventional solid-state amplifiers that are inefficient and therefore consume a great deal of prime power. This project will review available transistors, analyze high-efficiency power-amplifier techniques, and experimentally evaluate ca ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  5. Development of High-Efficiency Power Amplifiers for 350- 500 MHz

    SBC: GREEN MOUNTAIN RADIO RESEARCH COMPANY            Topic: 02a

    Accelerators used for nuclear physics research require megawatts of radio-frequency energy. These accelerators currently employ vacuum-tube power amplifiers or conventional solid-state amplifiers that are inefficient and therefore consume a great deal of prime power. This project will involve a review of available transistors, an analysis of high-efficiency power-amplifier techniques, and an exp ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  6. System for multidimensional analysis of growth and migration of neurons and neuro

    SBC: MICROBRIGHTFIELD, INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose the Orion workstation, an innovative, next generation microscope system that provides analysis tools for fully-automated quantitative change analysis in neurite outgrowth dynamics and neuronal precursor migration. The algorithms that will form the basis of this software provide information about changes seen in individual neurites and cells, yielding ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. Development of a Miniature, Vibro-Mechanical Energy Harvester for Powering Wireless Sensors

    SBC: MicroStrain, Inc.            Topic: N07178

    A major barrier to the widespread adoption of wireless sensors for structural health monitoring is the requirement to power the network of wireless nodes. Batteries have a limited lifespan, adding significant size, weight, and costs to the wireless sensor network,and may represent a long term environmental problem. Battery maintenance can be eliminated by harvesting energy from the environment. Fo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 NavyDepartment of Defense
  8. Control Surface Buffet Load Measurement

    SBC: MicroStrain, Inc.            Topic: N091013

    Structural monitoring of Navy aircraft is of critical importance as the fleet ages. One critical area includes the control surfaces, which are subject to intense, dynamic buffet loading which can lead to structural cracking. The highly transient nature of buffet loading makes it difficult to measure using conventional sensors. We propose to solve this problem by combining a network of time-synchro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 NavyDepartment of Defense
  9. Embedded Component Health Management for Rotorcraft

    SBC: MicroStrain, Inc.            Topic: A09019

    Embedded usage tracking of helicopter rotating components, combined with active radio frequency identification (RFID) has the potential to reduce maintenance costs, reduce weight, maximize structural life, & enhance safety. Energy harvesting used with advanced, micro-power wireless sensing electronics, enables the realization of truly autonomous sensing and recording. The objective of this SBIR ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 ArmyDepartment of Defense
  10. Children's Computer Assessment of Pain and Mood

    SBC: PSYCHOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, LLC            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Ongoing concerns about the management and treatment of children's pain/mood make quantitative assessment in children a high medical priority. Currently, the dominant clinical technique has children indicate only their pain by selecting from among a set of static, stylized facial expressions. Although the widespread use of such methods has yielded substantial cl ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Health and Human Services

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