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  1. SB122-001: Controlling Antibiotic Resistant or Highly Virulent Pathogens Through Plasmid Curing

    Release Date: 04-24-2012Open Date: 05-24-2012Due Date: 06-27-2012Close Date: 06-27-2012

    OBJECTIVE: Develop a novel plasmid curing therapeutic capable of displacing antibiotic resistance and/or virulence causing plasmids from bacteria. Therapeutic interventions are sought that will be efficacious against a range of human pathogens of interest to the DoD. DESCRIPTION: The combined threat of the increasing prevalence of drug-resistant bacteria and a diminishing antibiotic pipeline p ...

    SBIR Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  2. SB122-002: High-resolution, Ultra-sensitive Magnetic Imaging Using an Ensemble of Nitrogen-Vacancy (NV) Centers in Diamond

    Release Date: 04-24-2012Open Date: 05-24-2012Due Date: 06-27-2012Close Date: 06-27-2012

    OBJECTIVE: Develop compact magnetic field imagers with nT/Hz^1/2 field sensitivity and sub-micron spatial resolution using an optically-addressed ensemble of NV centers in diamond. DESCRIPTION: Highly sensitive magnetic field imaging systems are important tools in both military and civil sectors, finding applications ranging from the detection of landmines and submarines to the high-resolution ...

    SBIR Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  3. SB122-003: Minimally Invasive, Self-Collection of Large Volume Biospecimens

    Release Date: 04-24-2012Open Date: 05-24-2012Due Date: 06-27-2012Close Date: 06-27-2012

    OBJECTIVE: Develop advanced technologies that can be self-operated by a patient or a minimally trained operator to collect large volumes/weights of a biospecimen for clinical use, such as diagnostic and remote clinical trials, or for research applications such as biomarker discovery/validation. The majority of diagnostic tests and research assays require blood biospecimens that are traditional ...

    SBIR Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  4. SB122-004: Blending Skills Training and STEM Education: Game-Based First-Responder Application

    Release Date: 04-24-2012Open Date: 05-24-2012Due Date: 06-27-2012Close Date: 06-27-2012

    OBJECTIVE: Develop a mobile application that uses innovative game-based strategies and visualization techniques to teach medical first-responder skills combined with intelligent tutoring systems to teach underlying STEM principles. Game design, architecture, and research approach should allow for the optimization of pedagogical approaches based on performance of the individual learner and across a ...

    SBIR Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  5. SB122-005: Innovative Passivation to Increase the Power at Which Laser Diode Fails

    Release Date: 04-24-2012Open Date: 05-24-2012Due Date: 06-27-2012Close Date: 06-27-2012

    OBJECTIVE: Improve the reliability/lifetime and increase power and performance of high power laser diodes (LD). DESCRIPTION: There is a compelling need for substantially increasing the power and brightness of LD optical-pumps in the 9xx nm spectral range for scaling single-mode narrow-line fiber lasers to high power for DoD high energy laser (HEL) applications. The power and brightness of stat ...

    SBIR Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  6. SB122-006: Ultra-Bright Diode Laser Emitters for Pumping High-Power Fiber Amplifiers

    Release Date: 04-24-2012Open Date: 05-24-2012Due Date: 06-27-2012Close Date: 06-27-2012

    OBJECTIVE: Demonstrate a wavelength-stabilized diode laser system for pumping high-power fiber laser amplifiers consisting of diode laser emitters that are at least ten times brighter than conventional broad-stripe emitters. DESCRIPTION: High average and peak power fiber lasers and amplifiers offer an attractive combination of high efficiency, near diffraction-limited beam quality, low phase no ...

    SBIR Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  7. SB122-007: Foliage Propagation Model Development to Support New Communications Concepts

    Release Date: 04-24-2012Open Date: 05-24-2012Due Date: 06-27-2012Close Date: 06-27-2012

    OBJECTIVE: Develop detailed foliage propagation models applicable to multiple environments that will support creation and analysis of new communications concepts that greatly exceed the operational performance of current systems in these environments. DESCRIPTION: The need for propagation models that extend beyond free space and urban environments into foliage-rich environments is well-known. T ...

    SBIR Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  8. SB122-008: High Amperage Large-scale Electrical Energy Storage

    Release Date: 04-24-2012Open Date: 05-24-2012Due Date: 06-27-2012Close Date: 06-27-2012

    OBJECTIVE: Demonstrate megawatt (MW) scale electrical energy storage at high charge and discharge rates, high cycle life, and high energy density. DESCRIPTION: Electrical power is transient in nature and effective storage of megawatt scale power is a critical technology to enable forward operating base (FOB) level power management. Currently available batteries are not effective solutions with ...

    SBIR Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  9. SB122-009: Human-centric Coalition Space Situational Awareness

    Release Date: 04-24-2012Open Date: 05-24-2012Due Date: 06-27-2012Close Date: 06-27-2012

    OBJECTIVE: Demonstrate a cognitive-centric User-Defined Operational Picture (UDOP) capability that allows multi-national teams to maintain a common understanding of the space situation. DESCRIPTION: This effort will apply cognitive science technology to develop human-system interfaces for a multi-national space operations center with a focus on Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (I ...

    SBIR Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  10. SB122-010: Space Signatures for Rapid Unambiguous Identification of Satellites

    Release Date: 04-24-2012Open Date: 05-24-2012Due Date: 06-27-2012Close Date: 06-27-2012

    OBJECTIVE: Define and demonstrate approaches to establish and maintain rapid and reliable positive object identification of individual satellites in orbit through sparse but regular data collection. DESCRIPTION: Current methodologies supporting the maintenance of the satellite catalog based upon information derived from the Space Surveillance Network are inadequate to enable a proactive approac ...

    SBIR Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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