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  1. A Novel Method to Isolate Islet Cells


    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goals for this Phase I proposal are: 1) construction and bench testing of a novel device to dissociate tissue from donor pancreas using ultrasound for the recovery of pancreatic islet cells for transplantation, and 2) marked improvement in yields and viability of islets recovered using this approach as compared to the existing, standard method. Pancreatic i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Health and Human Services
  2. Automated Bin-Picking and Package Delivery System

    SBC: AGILE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N02031

    In its SBIR Phase I, Agile Systems Inc. developed concepts for new shipboard automated material handling technologies that address important opportunities to reduce crew size and generally increase logistics efficiency on Navy surface combatants—present and future—as well as on aircraft carriers and the CLF supply vessels that serve Carrier Battle Groups. NAVPAK is a system that automates the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. 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

    The development of proton exchange membrane (PEM)(also known as polymer electrolyte membrane) fuel cells has been limited by the availability of suitable membrane materials. In order to achieve acceptable performance at low cost, such fuel cells are required to work at elevated temperature and low (near 0) relative humidity (RH) for extended periods of time. For example, the U.S. Department of Ene ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Physical Improvements in Exciter/Igniter Units

    SBC: Alphaport, Inc.            Topic: X903

    The proposed project consists of developing a prototype exciter/igniter unit that can operate to a subset of expected flight performance requirements. The main focus of this development effort will be the physical integration of a small, compact exciter with a "flight like" igniter or spark plug. This exciter/igniter prototype will represent the exciter/igniter units used to generate sparks that ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Novel Membrane-Mimetic Media for Brain Derived GPCRs

    SBC: ANATRACE, INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The importance of brain-derived G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) in mental function and health can hardly be overstated. However, our knowledge of the molecular biophysical basis for how GPCRs bind to their cognate agonists and antagonists to elicit function is limited by the lack of high resolution 3-D structural information for these proteins. In this p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Health and Human Services
  6. Unresolved Resident Space Object Characterization Using Time-Frequency Analysis

    SBC: Applied Optimization, Inc            Topic: AF071283

    Applied Optimization, Inc., in working with Boeing-LTS and Space Dynamics Laboratory, proposes to demonstrate that full-feature characterization of small and faint unknown RSO in real-time is feasible by using the spectral-temporal features of its signature. Time-resolved spectrometer data in the visible or infrared will be considered as the input. In addition to enhancing existing methods for RSO ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Friction Stir Welded Aluminum Machining Preforms [FSWAMP]

    SBC: Applied Optimization, Inc            Topic: AF06084

    Applied Optimization, Inc., in working with EWI, Inc. and Boeing Phantom Works, proposes to demonstrate application of friction stir welding [FSW] for the manufacturing of a large aluminum 7050-T7451 component that is representative of a canted bulkhead. The FSW-based redesign is lighter, makes use of commercial off-the-shelf product forms, and is expected to reduce the lead time and the costs of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Development of Ultra-Refined Microstructure in Friction Stir Processed 7xxx Aluminum using Microstructural and Thermomechanical Modeling

    SBC: Applied Optimization, Inc            Topic: AF07T038

    Applied Optimization, Inc., in working with EWI, Inc., Ohio State University, and Boeing Phantom Works, proposes to demonstrate feasibility of using microstructural models to predict the required processing conditions that can produce nanostructured grain sizes in the thermo-mechanical affected zone in friction stir processing [FSP] of 7075-T6 aluminum. First step will be an FSP trial using the p ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Lightweight, Low-cost Insulation Materials for Hypersonic Vehicles

    SBC: Applied Sciences            Topic: AF071128

    Future hypersonic vehicles are being designed to travel at speeds approaching Mach 25. At these speeds, the temperature at the exterior surface is expected to exceed 3000°F. Advanced materials are needed to thermally protect the munitions in the interior of the vehicle as current materials are too dense, difficult to join, too conductive, non-structural, too expensive, or not rated for these te ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Enabling Electrostatic Painting of Automotive Polymers with Low Cost Carbon Nanofibers

    SBC: Applied Sciences            Topic: N/A

    Applied Sciences, Inc. (ASI) investigated the use on inexpensive carbon nanofiber (CNF) to impart electrical conductivity to polymer systems to allow the use of electrostatic painting (ESP) techniques to paint these polymers in the same manner as metals without the need for a solvent- based primer coat. The production of polymer composites that can be electrostatically painted with no additional ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Environmental Protection Agency

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