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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 June, 2020.

  1. STTR Phase I: Integrated Powered Knee-Ankle Prosthetic System

    SBC: Ekso Bionics Inc            Topic: EO

    This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I research project proposes the development of the design features, sensory system and the control algorithm of an integrated powered knee-ankle power regenerative prosthesis. Despite significant advances in lower limb prosthetics over the past decade, all presently commercially available lower limb prostheses incorporate passive ankle joints. T ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 National Science Foundation
  2. STTR Phase I: Lower Extremity Exoskeleton Assist Device for Reducing the Risk of Back Injuries among Workers

    SBC: Ekso Bionics Inc            Topic: AM

    This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project seeks to create exoskeleton assist devices for workers in distribution centers and automobile assembly plants. By using these assistive devices, workers can dramatically reduce the load in the vertebrae of the lower back when maneuvering parts and boxes. Such collaboration between humans and machines has the benefit of the intellectual advant ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 National Science Foundation
  3. STTR Phase I: Engineering Clostritrial Fermentation for Biobutanol Production

    SBC: BIOPROCESSING INNOVATIVE COMPANY INC            Topic: EO

    Intellectual Merit: This STTR project will develop novel engineered Clostridia strains for fermentation to economically produce butanol as a biofuel from sugars derived from starchy and lignocellulosic biomass. Butanol is an important industrial solvent and potentially a better transportation fuel than ethanol. Recent rising oil prices and limited petroleum resources have generated high interest i ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 National Science Foundation
  4. STTR Phase I: Laser Ultrasonic Emission Sensor for In-process Monitoring during High-Speed Laser Welding

    SBC: BOSSA NOVA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: AM

    The Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I project will demonstrate the technical feasibility for in-process monitoring of welding quality during high-speed laser welding of thin plates which is critical to manufacturing of fuel cells. The monitoring system is based on laser detection of small ultrasonic signals emitted during the welding process. The proposed technique is a mo ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 National Science Foundation
  5. STTR Phase I: Direction and Profile Control for Thermal Sprays

    SBC: CASTLEROCK ENGINEERING            Topic: AM

    This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project aims to apply the unique property of high-speed jets to adhere to nearby curved surfaces, with a turning radius much larger than the size of the jet - the so-called COANDA effect. The proposed research aims to take advantage of this effect to manipulate thermal spray jet stream and vector the stream such that the hot thermal gas stream ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 National Science Foundation
  6. STTR PHASE I: Simple Desulfurizing Component Enables Fuel Processing of Sulfur-laden Logistic Fuels for Fuel Cells

    SBC: CATACEL CORP            Topic: AM

    This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will investigate the technical and commercial feasibility of coating metal foils with a solid sorbent so that they act as a desulfurizing component for pre-treatment of sulfur-laden liquid fuels. The coated foils will be inserted into a small heat exchanger that acts as a platform unit for conversion of liquid fuels to hydrogen for fue ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 National Science Foundation
  7. STTR Phase II: Integrating Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) and Ontologies to Discover Inconsistencies in Expectations for Supply and Demand

    SBC: Clados Management LLC            Topic: EO

    This STTR Phase II project aims to produce a software application that dramatically improves a manager's ability to allocate resources to productive uses. With advances in Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) and ontology technology, the tool has the potential to enable the discovery of future supply and demand imbalances for teams of business analysts. The objective is to produce at least one Inv ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 National Science Foundation
  8. STTR Phase I: Robotic System for Visual Placement-RSVP

    SBC: COGNISENSE LABS            Topic: EO

    This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I research project will develop a new perception/vision system for a robotic arm and a new software tool to design such embedded systems. Further development will include advances in actuator technology and control theory to create an affordable yet robust highly-dexterous vision-enabled robotic arm for lightweight low-precision tasks. Tasks of this ty ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 National Science Foundation
  9. STTR Phase I: A Simple and Innovative Approach to the Synthesis of Metal, Alloy, Metal Oxide, and Mixed-Metal Oxide Nanoparticles

    SBC: Cosmas, Inc.            Topic: AM

    The Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I project addresses the scale-up to kilogram quantities of a novel university laboratory solid-state method of synthesizing metal oxide and metal nanoparticles by mixing common chemical starting materials and baking the resulting precursor material at modest temperatures; and the dispersment of the loosely agglomerated particles for comm ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 National Science Foundation
  10. STTR Phase I: Deposition Technology for Thermal Barrier Coatings with Increased Toughness

    SBC: Directed Vapor Technologies International, Inc.            Topic: AM

    The Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I project will develop a new deposition technology to enable the production of novel Thermal Barrier Coating (TBC) compositions having increased performance. TBC coatings are widely used in jet aircraft engines to increase the durability and temperature tolerance of hot-section engine components such as turbine blades, thereby improving ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 National Science Foundation
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