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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. Plasmonic Nanoantennas for Single-Molecule, Surface-Enhanced-Raman-Scattering Based Sensing

    SBC: L. C. PEGASUS CORP.            Topic: A10AT014

    This proposed project is concerned with the design, fabrication, and demonstration of a new class of plasmonic nanostructures for single molecule surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for biological and chemical sensing applications. A complete design of the plasmonic nanostructures with large local field enhancements (E/E0>100) will be formulated, and the fabrication procedures will be developed fo ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  2. Self-Powered Biosensor for Water Toxicity Monitoring

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: A10AT025

    Contamination of water supplies with toxic inorganic chemicals and toxic inorganic materials (TIC/TIMs) is a major concern for the U.S. military due to their worldwide prevalence and accessibility. Traditional, analyte-specific approaches are unfeasible to detect the approximately 70,000 potential TIC/TIM contaminants. Biologically-based sensor systems have the potential to provide general infor ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. Conducting Stress-Strain Analysis by Remote Sensing

    SBC: Texas Research Institute, Austin, Inc.            Topic: A11aT003

    Cracks and loose fasteners are continuing structural problems on H-60 helicopters resulting in unexpected downtime to repair/replace structures. This reduces availability to the warfighter, increases risk, and is expensive and time consuming. The proposed embedded system would provide early detection and assessment of loose fasteners and strain allowing planned repairs and mitigating problems. ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  4. GHz-range photon counting with single-photon avalanche photodiodes

    SBC: Princeton Lightwave, Inc.            Topic: A11aT008

    In the past few years, there have been promising demonstrations of new approaches to short-gate (i.e., sub-nanosecond) operation of single-photon avalanche diodes (SPADs) with gating frequencies as high as 2 GHz. However, these demonstrations have had limitations, including operation at just a single fixed frequency, fairly high residual afterpulsing levels, and the lack of industrialization req ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. Efficient Methanol Electrolyzer for Hydrogen Generation

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: A11aT012

    While methanol has many properties that make it a potentially excellent fuel for portable fuel cells, the large over potential required for oxidization and its tendency to transport through most electrolytes limits the actual energy densities that can be achieved to a small fraction of its potential. A potential low temperature approach to reducing system complexity and eliminating the problems o ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. Inorganic Oxide Supported Biomimetic Membranes with Ion Channels for DMFC Application

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: A11aT013

    Methanol crossover of commercial Nafion membranes is a major issue that results in lowering of the efficiency of direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs). The reason for high crossover in Nafion membrane is the bulk water transport associated with proton transfer. It is thus advantageous to have separate transport of protons and water. Nature has answered this problem in biological membranes which conta ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. MOCVD of High Performance Complex Oxide Films for Switchable Film Bulk Acoustic Resonators

    SBC: STRUCTURED MATERIALS INDUSTRIES, INC.            Topic: A11aT016

    In this STTR program, Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI) and partners will develop high efficiency, switchable RF filters. The technical approach is based on thin films of paraelectric BaxSr1-xTiO3 and SrTiO3, which can show piezoelectric behavior under an applied DC bias. When integrated into resonator structures, these materials can act as both an RF filter and an RF switch. Combinin ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Integrated THz Plasmonic Chemical and Biological Sensors

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: A11aT022

    Detection of chemical and biological threats is becoming increasingly important in today"s world of asymmetric enemies. The threat of attack using chemical and biological warfare (CBW) agents has increased significantly both abroad and at home due to the availability of information and large quantities of industrial chemicals. This growing threat requires new techniques and technologies for high s ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. Improved Combustion Efficiency and Reduction of Emissions of Compression Ignition Engines Using On-Board Non Thermal Plasma Generated Hydrogen/Syngas

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: A11aT023

    Addition of hydrogen/syngas to a compression engine has shown to improve engine efficiency and emissions. While this has been studied in detail with diesel engines, little has been done to determine its effects on an engine operating on JP-8. There are also several inconsistencies in published reports regarding the effects of H2 injection that need to be addressed. With advancements in fuel reform ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. Nanoparticle Technology for Minimally-invasive Delivery of DNA Vaccines

    SBC: NANORELEASE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: A11aT029

    Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus causes an acute debilitating disease in humans characterized by fever, mylagia, headache, lymphopenia and malaise and can also lead to neurological symptoms and encephalitis. The highly pathogenic strains are frequently associated with epidemics in North Central and South America and VEEV is classified as a category B select agent. Vaccines against VEEV have be ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy

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