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Company Information:

Company Name: Lynntech, Inc.
City: College Station
State: TX
Zip+4: 77845-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (979) 764-2218

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $47,075,954.97 509
SBIR Phase II $109,580,068.32 173
STTR Phase I $4,557,377.00 40
STTR Phase II $10,531,438.00 15

Award List:

PROTECTED GRAPHITE MATERIALS FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE INDUSTRIALAPPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr oliver j murphy
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The unique physical and mechanical properties exhibited by graphite makes it an attractive engineering material for high temperature industrial applications. however, the strong chemical reactivity of graphite in oxidizing environments at elevated temperatures requires that graphitesurfaces be… More

IMPLANTABLE CONDUCTING POLYMER MICROSENSORS FOR GLUCOSE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Implantable glucose sensors are required for the management of diabetes. small-sized probes would reduce discomfort and health risk to the user. a new microelectrode is planned to fulfill this need. the microelectrode will utilize glucose oxidase and will incorporate crucial advances in technology… More

SYNTHESIS OF ELECTRONICALLY CONDUCTING POLYMERS BY PHOTOPOLYMERIZATION.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: David L Miller , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
A new process is presented whereby electronically conductingpolymers are synthesized using photochemical, rather than electrochemical or chemical, means. the process involves illumination of an aqueous solution containing pyrrole and an electron acceptor with ultraviolet light. absorptionof the… More

PLATINIZED ALGAE: STABLE PHOTOCATALYTIC SYSTEMS FOR HYDROGEN PRODUCTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: G Duncan Hitchens , Vice President
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Hydrogen is an ideal future fuel. in an era of declining cheap fossil fuels, water is an almost inexhaustible source of hydrogen and oxygen. utilization of solar energy in the biocatalytic approach to water splitting is attractive economically, since the light-harvesting mechanism and the active… More

PULSE POWER SUPPLY FOR SUBMARINE ELECTROMAGNETIC LAUNCH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Oliver J Murphy
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
A 250 v d>c>, 15 ka fuel cell capable of 40 one-second bursts of energy, with about 6.5 seconds between bursts, of 3.75 mw, is proposed as a pulse power supply for submarine electromagnetic launch.a preliminary analysis taking into account various fuel cell operating voltages and efficiencies and… More

LIGHTWEIGHT HIGH-POWER ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS FOR SATELLITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Oliver J Murphy
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Electrical energy storage for satellites is provided by rechargeable ni-cd, or more commonly at present, by rechargeable ni-h2 battery systems. while these work rather well for geosynchronous orbit (geo) applications, their predicted performance characteristics are less than satisfactory for the… More

ELECTROCHEMICAL CONVERSION OF LIGNINDERIVED POLYMERIC MATERIALS TO VALUABLE CHEMICALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Oliver J Murphy
Award Amount: $50,000.00

SPE-BASED ELECTROLYZERS FOR WATER RECLAMATION POST-TREATMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ramesh C. Kainthla , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $50,000.00

OXIDATION AND WEAR-RESISTANT CARBON-CARBON COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Oliver J Murphy
Award Amount: $50,000.00

LOW-COST MODULES FOR PRYOGEN-FREE WATER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Oliver J Murphy
Award Amount: $50,000.00

SPE-BASED ELECTROLYZERS FOR WATER RECLAMATION POST-TREATMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ramesh C. Kainthla , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $495,120.00
Abstract:
On long-duration space missions, water, reclaimed from urine, humidity condensate and hygiene water, will be contaminated with organic chemicals and microorganisms harmful to the crew's health. one means of completely eliminating microorganisms and toc is to treat contaminated water with ozone (o3)… More

ELECTROCHEMICAL CONVERSION OF LIGNINDERIVED POLYMERIC MATERIALS TO VALUABLE CHEMICALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Oliver J Murphy
Award Amount: $142,470.00
Abstract:
Biomass materials, derived mainly from agricultural and forestry byproducs biomass materials, derived mainly from agricultural and forestry byproducts, represent a large source of valuable organic chemical feedstocks. for utilization of biomass to be economically attractive, all the major polymeric… More

PAIRED ELECTROCHEMICAL SYNTHESIS OF OZONE AND HYDROGEN PEROXIDE FOR WASTE WATER TREATMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Oliver J. Murphy , Vice President R&d
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The removal of low levels of organic contaminants from groundwaters and industrial wastewaters is an expensive and arduous task. the effectiveness of the combination of ozoneand hydrogen peroxide with ultraviolet radiation ("advanced ozonation processes", oap's) has been successfully demonstrated… More

CONDUCTING POLYMERS FOR IONTOPHORETIC SELF-ADMINISTRATION DRUG DELIVERY DEVICES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Oliver J. Murphy , Vice President R&d
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Electronically conducting organic polymers are a new class of low-cost, lightweight conducting materials that have a large number of important practical applications. these polymers are of particular interest in the area of controlled drug release, since they can bind and release bioactive compounds… More

ELECTROCHEMICALLY BASED ADVANCED OZONATION MODULES FOR WATER STERILIZATION AND PURIFICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: G Duncan Hitchens , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

ENZYME ELECTRODE BASED ON PHOTOACTIVATED CONDUCTING ORGANIC POLYMERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr. G. Duncan Hitchens , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $50,000.00

A NOVEL ADVANCED OZONATION PROCESS FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF CHLORINATED AND NON-CHLORINATED ORGANICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Oliver J Murphy , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

LOW-COST MODULES FOR PRYOGEN-FREE WATER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Oliver J Murphy
Award Amount: $435,789.00
Abstract:
Water for pharmaceutical preparation and parenteral therapy must be of high chemical purity, sterile, and free from fever-producing bacterial endotoxins. the removal of pyrogens from water by distillation is expensive. acceptable alternatives to distillation require meticulous maintenance, extensive… More

A NOVEL ADVANCED OZONATION PROCESS FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF CHLORINATED AND NON-CHLORINATED ORGANICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Oliver J Murphy , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $494,908.00
Abstract:
"advanced ozonation processes" (i.e., the combination of ozone with hydrogen peroxide or uv light), have applications to the removal of organic pollutants from water. one of the main barriers to implementing aops has been the high capital and operating costs for ozone generation. lynntech, inc., has… More

APPLICATIONS OF FULLERENES: CATALYST SUPPORTS FOR AQUEOUS FUEL CELLS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Oliver Murphy
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Fuel cells operating in aqueous eletrolytes (below 200¿c, depending on the chosen electrolyte technology) normally operate on hydrogen fuel and oxygen (or air) as the oxidant. high-performance fuel cell electrodes require high catalyst surface areas, good electronic conductivities and broad… More

PAIRED ELECTROCHEMICAL SYNTHESIS OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Oliver J.murphy , President
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
At present glucose is commercially reduced to sorbitol but the operating conditions used (high temperature and high hydrogen gas pressure) are undesirable and dangerous. an alternative approach is the paired electrochemical synthesisof sorbitol and gluconic acid in aqueous solutions at ambient… More

ELECTROCHEMICAL PRODUCTION OF SORBITOL FROM SUGAR SYRUPS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Oliver J Murphy
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Sorbitol, gluconic acid and metal gluconates are used in many diverse fields, including foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, textiles, and polymers. at present, glucose is commercially reduced to sorbitol but the operating conditions used (high temperature and high hydrogen gas pressure) are… More

Pulsed EC Electric Fields for Heavy Metal Decontamination of Soil

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dalibor Hodko
Award Amount: $50,000.00

ELECTRODE-LINKED MEMBRANE FILTRATION FOR THE RAPID ENUMERATION OF BACTERIA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dr G Duncan Hitchens
Award Amount: $50,000.00

ELECTROCHEMICAL REDUCTION OF CO2 USING A NOVEL ELECTRODE SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: G. Duncan Hitchens
Award Amount: $50,000.00

ENZYME ELECTRODE BASED ON PHOTOACTIVATED CONDUCTING ORGANIC POLYMERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr. G. Duncan Hitchens , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $249,988.00
Abstract:
Electrically conducting organic polymers are a new class of low-cost lightweight conducting materials that have a large number of important practical applications. these polymers are of particular interest as a means of fabricating enzyme-based electrochemical biosensors that have unique… More

ELECTROCHEMICALLY BASED ADVANCED OZONATION MODULES FOR WATER STERILIZATION AND PURIFICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: G Duncan Hitchens , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $457,388.00
Abstract:
The goal of this research is to develop small-scale electrochemically based systems for the generation of high chemical purity water for field medical applications. possible uses for this technology include sterilization and removal of organic contaminants from medical waste water and for the… More

Pulsed EC Electric Fields for Heavy Metal Decontamination of Soil

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dalibor Hodko
Award Amount: $715,000.00
Abstract:
The removal of heavy metals and/or radionuclides from contaminated subsurface soils and groundwaters is an expensive and time-consuming part of any contaminated site-cleanup process. Development of new techniques for soil remediation is particularly needed for contaminated sites on which nuclear… More

ELECTRODE-LINKED MEMBRANE FILTRATION FOR THE RAPID ENUMERATION OF BACTERIA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dr G Duncan Hitchens
Award Amount: $210,000.00
Abstract:
Traditional methods for the enumeration of bacteria are slow, inefficient and labor- intensive. there are considerable economic benefits to being able to assess the microbiological quality of foodstuff rapidly, and there is an urgent need for new methods. the research will focus on a new method for… More

A NEW DISINFECTION TECHNIQUE FOR COMMERCIAL POULTRY FACILITIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dr G Duncan Hitchens
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The united states poultry industry processes approximately 7.5 billin hatching eggs through incubating facilities each year. effective hatchery sanitation practices to achieve a high level of chick hatchability and broiler performance are of prime concern to the poultry industry. fumigation with… More

HYDROGEN EVOLUTION REACTION MECHANISM AND ITS INHIBITION AT IRON ANODES FOR ADVANCED BATTERIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Oliver J Murphy
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Increasing urban pollution has led to a favorable reassessment of electric vehicles. existing commercial secondary batteries, namely, lead-acid and nickel-cadmium, have major drawbacks impeding commercialization. these include low energy density, and poor cycle life (hence, high life cycle costs)… More

Portable Electronically Based Method for the Nondestructive Remote Sensing of Crevice Corrosion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mihaly Novak
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Corrosion in the crevices of gasketed joints in the presence of seawater have been particularly troublesome for the Navy and may cause serious damage in assembled seawater pipe joints. The disassembling of numerous pipe joints comprising gasketed flanges is tedious, slow and is a costly way for… More

NOVEL FLUOROCARBON POLYMER-BASED HUMIDITY SENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Oliver J Murphy
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
There is a growing demand for cheap, sensitive, and reliable humidity sensors with microprocessor-controlled electronics. next to temperature, humidity is the most important variable in environment measurement and control applications. in terms of detrimental effects on the life and performance of… More

BIOELECTRONIC STUDIES OF METALLIZED INTACT CELLS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: G Duncan Hitchens
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The coupling of living systems, or their components, to electrodes is of relevance to many areas of technology including microelectronic devices, molecular sensors, and the biosynthesis of valuable chemicals. however, biological components are not readily incorporated into actual working devices and… More

In Situ Crosslinked Collagen for an Advanced Wound Seal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Douglas R. Miller
Award Amount: $49,996.00
Abstract:
While most soft tissue wounds are normally capable of reasonable repair without treatment, such repair occurs via scarring and contracture, often accompanied by some loss of appearance and/or function. Many wounds (e. g., burns, decubitus ulcers) require assistance to heal. Attempts to improve… More

Detection of IGG-Antigen Binding By Impedance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Douglas R. Miller
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Measurement of antibody binding to their specific antigen by direct electrochemical transduction has great potential as an analytical technique in the health care area. However, antibody-antigen interactions are difficult to detect due to the subtlety of the signal (no new product generated). AC… More

Novel Power Source for Artificial Heart Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Oliver J. Murphy
Award Amount: $49,752.00
Abstract:
A new class of artificial heart-type devices is emerging that offers the potential of practically unlimited patient mobility and a near-normal lifestyle for the recipient. The new devices being developed are totally implantable, self-contained, electrically driven systems. However, the power and… More

Solid Waste, Chemical Oxidation Unit for Closed Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: G. Duncan Hitchens
Award Amount: $50,000.00

ELECTROCHEMICAL REDUCTION OF CO2 USING A NOVEL ELECTRODE SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: G. Duncan Hitchens
Award Amount: $453,423.00

IMPROVED METHOD FOR HEATING CATALYTIC CONVERTERS OF VEHICLES TO ATTAIN ULTRA-LOW EMISSIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr Oliver J Murphy
Award Amount: $50,000.00

IMPROVED METHOD FOR HEATING CATALYTIC CONVERTERS OF VEHICLES TO ATTAIN ULTRA-LOW EMISSIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr Oliver J Murphy
Award Amount: $165,000.00
Abstract:
The three-way catalytic converter is the most important device making today's automobiles comply with existing emission laws. the first two or three miles in a typical 22-minute, 12-mile comute in today's vehicles result in the emission of half of the total non-methane hydrocarbons, which result in… More

An Extremely Compact Uninteruptible Power Supply Based On Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar
Award Amount: $67,703.00
Abstract:
Critical systems need protection from power failure in the field environment. The current generation of uninteruptible power supplies (UPS) is based on storage batteries. This severely limits power density and causes the size of the unit to rise rapidly as the discharge time required increases,… More

Membrane Process for High-Efficiency Water Recovery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: G. Duncan Hitchens
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Human presence in space for extended time periods will require closed regenerative life support systems in which water for crew use can be reclaimed from urine, hygiene waste waters and humidity condensate. New technology is required to provide for removal of impurities common to spacecraft waste… More

Internally Humidified, Lightweight, Regenerative Proton-Exchange-Membrane Fuel Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Oliver J. Murphy
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Power requirements for manned U.S. spacecraft missions have been provided by fuel cells powered by cryogenic hydrogen and oxygen launched from earth. For long-term missions, propellant weight makes this approach prohibitive. Regenerative H2-O2 fuel cells have been identified as an enabling… More

Bilaminate Electronic Bioinductive Wound Seal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Douglas Miller
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
Soft tissue wounds normally heal via contracture and scar formation, and this repair process hasbeen shown to be accompanied by a measurable electrical field. However, many wounds (e.g., burns,decubitus ulcers) require assistance to heal. One means of improving this process has beenaugmentation of… More

Conducting Polymer Based Passive Electronic Components for Multichip Modules

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dalibor Hodko
Award Amount: $56,377.00
Abstract:
Multichip modules (MCM) technology is a technology that bridges the widening gap between the increasing complexity and speed of monolithic integrated circuit (IC) devices and the ability to package them in a system environment that preserves the inherent speed and thoughput of the devices. A wide… More

HIGH ENERGY DENSITY FUEL AND OXIDANT STORAGE FOR FUEL CELL SYSTEMS SUITABLE FOR UNDERSEA POWER SOURCES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Oliver J Murphy
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
Autonomous undersea vehicles (auvs), subsea robots, and other instrumented and remotely operated systems for marine applications require a power source which is as efficient as possible to give long range or extended use times. the obvious choice is an electrochemical unit of fuel cell type. … More

DIELECTROPHORESIS: APPLICATIONS TO POLLUTED SOIL REMEDIATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dalibor Hodko
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
Decontamination of dense nonaqueous phase liquids (dnapls) from subsurface soils and groundwater formations presents a complex environmental problem that has proven extremely difficult to remediate. there is a critical need to develop and implement effective treatment methods for dnapl-contaminated… More

High Performance Robust Lightweight Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar
Award Amount: $90,510.00
Abstract:
At present, the only fuel cell systems that have the capability of achieving high power den W cm-2) are the proton exchange membrane (PEM) and the alkaline fuel cell (AFC) systems. Of these, the PEM system is the leading candidate fuel cell power source for many military and commercial applications.… More

Improved Structural Adhesives from Natural Products for High-Moisture Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Thomas Rogers
Award Amount: $99,447.00
Abstract:
At present, four classes of structural adhesives (epoxy resins, phenolic resins, acrylic adhesives and urethanes) are commonly employed in applications where the adhesive joint is either totally immersed in salt or fresh water or subject to high levels of moisture while simultaneously experiencing… More

CONTAMINATION-TOLERANT ANODES FOR PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE FUEL CELLS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Oliver J Murphy
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
There is a renewed interest in fuel cells as primary power sources for electric vehicles. the acidic proton exchange membrane fuel cell operates at a maximum temperature of 95 degrees centigrade and, at present, relies on the use of platinum-based electrocatalysts. for acid fuel cells operating at… More

A New Electrochemical Process for Water Treatment Recycling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: G. Hitchens
Award Amount: $91,372.00
Abstract:
Water is one of the basic commodities which will be needed in ever increasing quantities as industrialization and urbanization of the world progresses presenting many new challenges for the water processing industry. As new industrial products have been developed and manufactured with increasing… More

Improved Method of Heating Catalytic Converter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $65,000.00

In Situ Degradation of Dioxins by Chemical Oxidation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dalibor Hodko
Award Amount: $58,291.00

Corrosion of Aircraft Materials: Correlation Between Nanometer Scale and Macroscopic Structural Damage Parameters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalez-martin
Award Amount: $60,000.00

Fabrication of Quantum Effect Transistors and Switches

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Craig Andrews
Award Amount: $66,545.00
Abstract:
Using a combination of novel and traditional fabrication techniques, ultra-short gate (110nm) FETs have been fabricated which are sufficiently small, and have sufficiently low capacitance that single electron gating is observed. The devices also exhibit I-V hysteresis in the single electron… More

Advanced DC To AC Converter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Craig Andrews
Award Amount: $59,660.00
Abstract:
The use of electric power in aeronautical and space applications shows an increasing trend throughout the years. Equipment used for communication and navigation, control systems, pumps, actuators, precision timing devices, life support systems etc., all require electric power in some form. This… More

A Micromodel Study of Residual Hydrocarbon Mass Transfer Rates in Porous Media

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Rajesh Kukreja
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
A remediation of aquifers contaminated by hydrocarbon products is a national priority. The presence of NAPLs at residual saturation in the soil and the subsurface media represents a continuous long-term source of organic contamination to ground water. An understanding of the transport behavior of… More

Orally Administered Bioadherent Sustained Release Microencapsulated Vaccines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Cynthia L. Sheffield
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Parenteral vaccines have many limitations which pose problems for both military and civilian vaccination programs. Parenteral vaccines must be administered by trained personnel, a booster is generally required for maximum protection, they usually contain a single immunogen and require… More

Compact Lightweight Monopolar Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: King-tsai Jeng
Award Amount: $67,406.00
Abstract:
Fuel cells bring about the direct conversion of stored chemical energy to electrical energy having efficiencies much higher than those of Carnot engines. So far, the proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell system is the leading candidate fuel cell power source for many military and commercial… More

Destruction of Chemical Warfare Agents by Enhanced Photocatalytic Reactions at Semiconductor Ceramic Membranes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalez-martin
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Semiconductor-catalyzed photooxidation of chemical waste is a comparatively recent development which offers several advantages over other know oxidation processes. The advantages include: 9i) no consumption of expensive oxidant; (ii) catalyst is non- hazardous; (iii) the photocatalytic reactions… More

Investigation of Molten Salt-Based Battery as a Next Generation Power Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. King-tsai Jeng
Award Amount: $67,134.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this Phase I project is to demonstrate a feasibility of using room-temperature, air and water stable molten salts to fabricate advanced non-lithium batteries as compact, high power, quick reacting, long term inert storable energy sources for use in military weapons or missile targets.… More

Corrosion of Aircraft Materials: Correlation Between Nanometer Scale and Macroscopic Structural Damage Parameters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalez-martin
Award Amount: $594,307.00
Abstract:
The structures of aircraft onen suffer from corrosion especially in humid, hot, polluted areas, and near to marine environnents. CoiTosion nay shorten the aircraft's sevice life, increase naintenance and repair costs, and even cause structural failures. Therefore, there is a critical need to develop… More

ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY WASTE STREAM REDUCTION: APPLICATION OF ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY, POLYMER RESIST/MASK FOR MICROCIRCUIT LITHOGRAPHY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Craig C. Andrews
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
No one questions the philosophy that it is better to avoid industrial pollutionrather than to attempt the clean up of an environmentally abused site.Unfortunately, we are slow to learn this lesson and hazardous wastes become moreexotic and continue to increase. Causing 21 of the 28 EPA superfund… More

In Situ Degradation of Dioxins by Chemical Oxidation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dalibor Hodko
Award Amount: $530,000.00
Abstract:
Treating waste sites contaminated with dioxin is both costly and difficult. Current clean up standards require that treatment reduce dioxin residuals to very low levels. The allowable level of residuals is very strict because of the assessment that dioxin poses a serious health hazard. At present,… More

MCT Based, Soft Switched, Four-Quadrant AC Induction Motor Controller

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Craig Andrews
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBT) represent the standard component in converters for electric vehicles and motor control. However, they are a mature technology where only marginal performance improvements can be expected, and improvements in IGBT based converter efficiency can only reflect… More

DUAL PURPOSE ELECTROCHEMICAL TREATMENT OF WASTEWATER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Charles Tennakoon
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
Industrial wastewater containing toxic waste compound and metal ions pose manyproblems of disposal. The most generally used method of removing metalcontaminants is lime treatment to precipitate metals as hydroxides. The metalis not normally recovered resulting in the need for sludge disposal. The… More

Destruction of Aflatoxins in Grain Using Gaseous Ozone

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $55,000.00

Engineered Bioremediation Of Contaminated Soils Through Enhancement Of Microbial Populations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dalibor Hodko , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Enhancement Of Heat Transfer With Perforated Ribs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Rajesh Kukreja , Research Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Sensor Devices Which Benignly Return to the Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Portable Mass Spectrometer System for Dangerous Air Emissions Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Craig C. Andrews
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Man Portable Power System Based on Lightweight Monopolar Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alan J. Cisar
Award Amount: $67,568.00

Decontamination and Treatment of Medical Waste

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: G. Duncan Hitchens
Award Amount: $58,373.00

Synthesis and Application of a Novel Electrode Material for Use in Proton-Exchange-Membrane Fuel Cells Capable of Using Simple Organic Fuels and Fuel Reformate

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: King Tsai Jeng
Award Amount: $75,000.00

A Bio-Electrical, Stress-Responsive Composite Coating for Prostheses

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Douglas Miller
Award Amount: $65,000.00

Biodegradable Bioadherent Microcapsules for Orally Administered Sustained Release Vaccines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Cynthia L. Sheffield
Award Amount: $70,000.00

A Water Treatment System Based on the Electrochemical Synthesis of Oxidants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Oliver Murphy
Award Amount: $65,000.00

A Novel Approach to the Removal of High Concentrations of Nitrate and Nitrite from Aqueous Waste Streams

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: King-tsai Jeng
Award Amount: $75,000.00

New Electrochemical Processes for In Situ Soil Decontamination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dalibor Hodko
Award Amount: $65,000.00

Portable Mass Spectrometer System for Dangerous Air Emissions Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Craig C. Andrews
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Routine, fully automated analysis of air, water, soils, sludge, etch., would help target clean-up efforts and improve worker safety in the field. The availability of highly portable and affordable chemical analyzers would allow widespread deployment, which has been unobtainable with traditional… More

Decontamination and Treatment of Medical Waste

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: G. Duncan Hitchens
Award Amount: $710,500.00
Abstract:
Each year in the United States over 600,000 tons of regulated biomedical waste are generated by hospitals, laboratories and clinics. Disposing of these wastes safely, economically and within environmental guidelines is a growing problem. The accepted methods of waste treatment, such as… More

Man Portable Power System Based on Lightweight Monopolar Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alan J. Cisar
Award Amount: $590,598.00
Abstract:
Each individual soldier is becoming increasingly dependent on electronics and this dependency requires greater amounts of electrical power. Before long these requirements will exceed the capabilities of batteries and a new system will be required. Proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells have the… More

Biodegradable Bioadherent Microcapsules for Orally Administered Sustained Release Vaccines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Cynthia L. Sheffield
Award Amount: $597,630.00
Abstract:
Traditional parenternal vaccines have many limitations which pose problems for both military and civilian vaccination programs. Parenternal vaccines must be administered by trained medical personnel, booster doses are generally required to obtain maximum protection, they are usually only effective… More

Investigation of Molten Salts as Advanced Electrolytes for Use in Electrochemical Machining

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: King-tsai Jeng
Award Amount: $69,867.00
Abstract:
This Phase I project proposes an investigation involving molten salt systems as novel electrolytes for use in electrochemical machining (ECM). As the air-breathing propulsion materials (such as titanium and nickel aluminides) used in Navy aircraft jet engines are becoming harder and more brittle,… More

Electrochemical Recovery of Heavy Metals from Ground Water at Military Sites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Charles Tennakoon
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
The Department of Defense has undertaken an ambitious environmental restoration program at thousands of facilities in the U.S. Many of these facilities have been contaminated by the discharge of dissolved heavy metals. Often these contaminants migrate into the ground water where they pose a… More

Electrochemically Deposited High Temperature Tolerant, Corrosion Resistant Composite Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Charles L. Tennakoon
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
the objective of this proposal is to develop a low cost coating that provides increased corrosion resistance for application on automobile exhaust system components subjected to high temperatures as well as corrosive coastal environments. The methods available for developing corrosion resistant… More

Doped Col-Gel Silica Films as Protective Coatings Against High Temperature Corrosion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Milan Bartos
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
At the present time, there is no efficient corrosion resistant coating available to the military for the protection of metallic components and equipment operating at high temperatures in aggressive environments. Heavy amounts of corrosion attack have been recently identified especially on… More

Novel Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) for Fuel Cell Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Homayoun Moaddel , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
40394 November 18, 1996 Lynntech, Inc. Due to their high power density for both stationary or mobile applications, fuel cells employing solid polymer electrolytes have promising applications ranging from portable power sources to electric vehicles to… More

A NOVEL INTEGRATED ON-BOARD CLEANING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: King-tsai Jeng , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

A Novel Portable Desalination Device for Producing Potable Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. King-tsai Jeng
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Engineered Bioremediation Of Contaminated Soils Through Enhancement Of Microbial Populations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dalibor Hodko , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $539,066.00

ADVANCED MOLYBDATE CONVERSION COATINGS FOR ALUMINUM AND ITS ALLOYS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: King-tsai Jeng , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Self Contained Electrochemical System for Treating Paint Residue

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00

A New Separation and Treatment Method for Soil and Groundwater Restoration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. G. Duncan Hitchens , Vice President
Award Amount: $75,000.00

SBIR PHASE I: Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Methanol on Microparticles in Polypyrrole

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Krzysztof Franaszczuk
Award Amount: $75,000.00

A NEW PHOTOCATALYTIC REACTOR FOR TRACE CONTAMINANT CONTROL IN AIR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalez-martin , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

A NON-POLLUTING ELECTROCHEMICAL PAINT STRIPPING TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Oliver J. Murphy , President
Award Amount: $70,000.00

SBIR Phase I: Environmentally Safe Organic Corrosion Inhibitor from Natural Products

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Milan Bartos
Award Amount: $75,000.00

A SELF REGENERATING ELECTROCHEMICALLY-DRIVEN ION-EXCHANGE PROCESS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: G. Duncan Hitchens , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

ELECTROCHEMICAL ENDOSCOPE STERILIZATION TECHNIQUE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $97,842.00

SUSTAINED RELEASE FOR VACCINES AND ADJUVANTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00

HEAT TRANSFER ENHANCEMENT IN TURBINE BLADES WITH ASYMMETRIC RIBS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Rajesh Kukeja , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

SBIR PHASE I: Application of Advanced Molybdate Conversion Coatings to Aluminum Alloys and Anodized Aluminum

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: King-Tsai Jeng
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Sensor Devices Which Benignly Return to the Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
Every year millions of pounds of expendable sensors are deployed in the oceans of the world. After they finish reporting their measurements they are left to either sink to the bottom or float on the surface until they wash up on some unknown shore. In either case, they are generally built from… More

A Novel Portable Desalination Device for Producing Potable Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. King-tsai Jeng
Award Amount: $759,590.00
Abstract:
This Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of applying bipolar ionomer thin films as effective desalination elements in small lightweight, handheld, manual devices for the individual soldier to desalt seawater for drinking. Water is the most important compound for every living species. … More

A Rapid Detection Kit For Staphylococcal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. anthony giletto
Award Amount: $55,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project investigates the rapid detection ofstaphylococcal contaminated foods. Staphylococcal food poisoning continues to be a major publichealth concern being the second leading cause of bacterial food poisoning in the United States. Thebacteria… More

An Easily Dispersed Reactive Coating for Surface Decontamination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Anthony Giletto , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
126 An Easily Dispersed Reactive Coating for Surface Decontamination--Lynntech, Inc., 7610 Eastmark Drive, Suite 105, College Station, TX 77840-4023; (409) 693-0017 Dr. Anthony Giletto, Principal Investigator Dr. Oliver J. Murphy, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-97ER82420 Amount: … More

Ozone Conversion Of Low Quality Feed Stocks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. tom rogers
Award Amount: $55,000.00
Abstract:
Many crop residues, feed byproducts, forages and other biomass have little or no nutritional value asanimal feed. Lignin in these materials is the most significant factor that limits the availability ofstructural carbohydrate (i.e., cellulose and hemicellulose) to microbial flora of ruminant… More

A Comprehensive System for the Prevention and Remediation of Biofilms in Dental Equipment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr. Tom D. Rogers
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
There is a substantial body of evidence demonstrating that biofilms growing inside the water lines of dental units pose a significant risk as a source of infection. The problem has been recognized by practitioners, regulators, manufacturers, and the ADA, with the ADA proposing a set of guidelines… More

A Fiber Optic Electrochemiluminescence Sensor for the Detection of Organic Pollutants and Trace Metals i

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Judith A. Jeevarajan
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Chemiluminescence is a powerful analytical technique that exhibits high sensitivity and selectivity. This technique when coupled with electrolysis is greatly advantageious over the conventional methods as the reagents are produced in situ at the electrode. The presence of trace amounts of solvents… More

Novel Separation Method Based On The Electrosynthesis of Dual Oxidants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Adrian Denvir , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
11 Novel Separation Method Based On The Electrosynthesis of Dual Oxidants--Lynntech, Inc., 7610 Eastmark Drive, Suite 105, College Station, TX 77840-4024; (409) 693-0017 Dr. Adrian Denvir, Principal Investigator Dr. Oliver J. Murphy, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

Destruction of Aflatoxins in Grain Using Gaseous Ozone

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $240,000.00
Abstract:
Mycotoxins are compounds produced by certain species of fungi which infect grains such as corn and peanuts. Among the most common and most toxic of these are the aflatoxins (AF), with AFB1 and AFG1 recognized as potent carcinogens in addition to their other negative effects. Contamination results… More

A New Separation and Treatment Method for Soil and Groundwater Restoration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. G. Duncan Hitchens , Vice President
Award Amount: $749,529.00
Abstract:
41387 November 20, 1996 Lynntech, Inc. Soil and groundwater contamination by organic compounds is a widespread environmental pollution problem. It is standard practice to excavate and transport contaminated soil to a suitable landfill or to incinerate… More

Novel Field Deployable Electrochemical Sensor for the Detection and Long-Term Monitoring of Pollutants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Adrian Denvir
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Chlorinated hydrocarbons represent the most prevalent contaminants of groundwater in the country. When released in the subsurface, they tend to persist below the water table, and it can take decades or centuries before slow-moving groundwater completely dissolves accumulations of chlorinated… More

Low Cost Heavy Metals Removal from Hazardous Wastewaters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Milan Bartos
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Heavy metal species mobilized and released into the environment by technological activities tend to persist indefinitely, circulating and eventually accumulating throughout the food chain, posing a serious threat to the environment, animals, and humans. Typical industrial metal-containing… More

SBIR Phase I: A New Chemically Heated Catalytic Converter to Reduce Cold-Start Emissions in Automobiles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Rajesh Kukreja
Award Amount: $75,000.00

NOVEL CORROSION RESISTANT BIOACTIVE SURGICAL IMPLANTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Minevski, zoran s
Award Amount: $100,000.00

ADVANCED MOLYBDATE CONVERSION COATINGS FOR ALUMINUM AND ITS ALLOYS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: King-tsai Jeng , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $275,000.00

SBIR Phase I: Transport of Colloidal Size Particles ThroughPorous Media - A New Approach for the Formation of Impermeable and Reactive Subsurface Barriers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dalibor Hodko
Award Amount: $75,000.00

SBIR Phase I: Conducting Polymer Based Bipolar Plates for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Oliver Murphy
Award Amount: $75,000.00

NEW TRANSDERMAL VACCINE DELIVERY SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Hitchens, g duncan
Award Amount: $100,000.00

A NEW PHOTOCATALYTIC REACTOR FOR TRACE CONTAMINANT CONTROL IN AIR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalez-martin , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $599,028.00

A SELF REGENERATING ELECTROCHEMICALLY-DRIVEN ION-EXCHANGE PROCESS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: G. Duncan Hitchens , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $593,619.00

A NOVEL INTEGRATED ON-BOARD CLEANING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: King-tsai Jeng , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $599,275.00

A Novel Handy, Highly Efficient Total Organic Carbon (Toc) Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Charles L. Tennakoon , RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $70,000.00

NEW POINT OF USE DISINFECTION METHOD

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Hitchens, duncan
Award Amount: $100,000.00

A High Efficiency Reactor For Biological Waste Water Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: G. Duncan Hitchens , VICE PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Ozone Conversion Of Low Quality Feed Stocks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. tom rogers
Award Amount: $225,000.00
Abstract:
Many crop residues, feed byproducts, forages and other biomass have little or no nutritional value asanimal feed. Lignin in these materials is the most significant factor that limits the availability ofstructural carbohydrate (i.e., cellulose and hemicellulose) to microbial flora of ruminant… More

A Rapid Detection Kit For Staphylococcal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. anthony giletto
Award Amount: $225,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project investigates the rapid detection ofstaphylococcal contaminated foods. Staphylococcal food poisoning continues to be a major publichealth concern being the second leading cause of bacterial food poisoning in the United States. Thebacteria… More

An Easily Dispersed Reactive Coating for Surface Decontamination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Anthony Giletto , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $736,111.00
Abstract:
126 An Easily Dispersed Reactive Coating for Surface Decontamination--Lynntech, Inc., 7610 Eastmark Drive, Suite 105, College Station, TX 77840-4023; (409) 693-0017 Dr. Anthony Giletto, Principal Investigator Dr. Oliver J. Murphy, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-97ER82420 Amount: … More

A Selective and Cost Effective Oxidant for the Treatment of Radioactive Tank Waste

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Adrian Denvir , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
11 Novel Separation Method Based On The Electrosynthesis of Dual Oxidants--Lynntech, Inc., 7610 Eastmark Drive, Suite 105, College Station, TX 77840-4024; (409) 693-0017 Dr. Adrian Denvir, Principal Investigator Dr. Oliver J. Murphy, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-97ER82421 Amount: … More

In Situ Decontamination of Facilities Containing High Explosives

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. G. Duncan Hitchens , Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
50664-98-I In Situ Decontamination of Facilities Containing High Explosives--Lynntech, Inc., 7610 Eastmark Drive, Suite 202, College Station, TX 77840-4023; (409) 693-0017 Dr. G. Duncan Hitchens, Principal Investigator Dr. Oliver J. Murphy, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-98ER82610 Amount:… More

Voltage and Frequency Insensitive Vapor Compressor Cycle Ice Plant

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Craig C. Andrews , Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
50432-98-I Voltage and Frequency Insensitive Vapor Compressor Cycle Ice Plant--Lynntech, Inc., 7610 Eastmark Drive, Suite 202, College Station, TX 77840-4023; (409) 693-0017 Dr. Craig C. Andrews, Principal Investigator Dr. Oliver J. Murphy, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-98ER82609 Amount:… More

Man Portable Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Stack Based on Monopolar Design

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dacong Weng
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells are promising for applications such as portable power sources for Individual Soldiers due to their high efficiency, high power to weight and power to volume ratios, and fast start-up property. However, most hydrogen/air (oxygen) PEM fuel cell stacks require… More

Combinatorial Synthesis of Novel Permanent Magnets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Cahit Eylem
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I project is directed toward the development of a new technology for discovery of new high-energy permanent magnetic that will have potential military and civilian applications. Discovery of new materials with the ming and rather… More

A Novel NDE Corrosion Rate Measuring Sys for Airframe Structural Integrity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jinseong Kim
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Due to the reduction in the resources available for replacement along with changes in the USAF mission, a half of military aircraft, already over 20 years old, are expected to be in service for much longer than they were designed to last. One of the major problems found in operations with aging… More

New Environmentally Benign Heteropolymolybdate Conversion Coatings for Aluminum Alloys

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Enhanced In situ Bioremediation of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00

SBIR Phase I: A Novel Array-Based Chemical Microsensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Charles Tennakoon
Award Amount: $100,000.00

ELECTROCHEMICAL ENDOSCOPE STERILIZATION TECHNIQUE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $741,946.00

SBIR Phase I: Removal of Contaminants from Soil Using an Enhanced Phytoextraction Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Charles Tennakoon
Award Amount: $100,000.00

SBIR Phase I: A New Environmentally Conscious Direct Metallization Process for Manufacturing Pr

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Charles Tennakoon
Award Amount: $100,000.00

A New Approach for the Formation of Impermeable and Reactive Subsurface Barriers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dalibor Hodko
Award Amount: $388,578.00

MICROBIAL DECONTAMINATION OF FOOD USING AQUEOUS OZONE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Rogers, Thomas D
Award Amount: $100,000.00

A High Efficiency Reactor For Biological Waste Water Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: G. Duncan Hitchens , VICE PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $599,837.00

Electrochemical Treatment of Textile Effluents with Simultaneous Recovery of Toxic Metals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00

High Density Energy Storage System Based on an Extremely Lightweight Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell/Electrolyzer Set

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00

A Simple, Robust Wind Driven Reverse Osmosis System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Craig C. Andrews
Award Amount: $65,000.00

A New Technique for Ante-Mortem Control of Pathogens in Broilers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: G. D. Hitchens
Award Amount: $65,000.00

On-Board Electrolyzer Based High-Pressure Oxygen Generator System for Aircrew Breathing Oxygen

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Craig Andrews
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Electrochemically Generated Ozone for On-Board Control of Nonindigenous Invasive Species in Ballast Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Dr Thomas D. Rogers
Award Amount: $50,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $600,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $599,343.00

Integrated Energy Supply and Wing Structure for Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar
Award Amount: $99,000.00

A Novel On-Board Wastewater Treatment System for Naval Vessels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas Rogers
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Craig C Andrews , Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,837.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dacong Weng
Award Amount: $742,731.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Minevski zoran s
Award Amount: $737,633.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Charles Tennakoon
Award Amount: $399,998.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Charles Tennakoon
Award Amount: $387,660.00

A Heterojunction Solid-state Humidity Sensor for Probing Atmospheric Moisture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alan J. Cisar, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Electrochemically Codeposited Oxidation Resistant Overlay Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Charles L. Tennakoon, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Environmentally Safe Disposal of Hydrazine and Nitrogen Tetroxide Wastes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: King-Tsai Jeng, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Water-Based Corrosion REsistant Silicon Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Zoran Minevski
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Hydrotalcite-Based Conversion Coatings for High Copper-Conte nt Aluminum Alloys

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: King-Tsai Jeng
Award Amount: $100,000.00

MICROFLUIDIC SYSTEM FOR THE DETECTION OF MICROORGANISMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Dalibor Hodko
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available MaxPower's Phase I program will develop new Li-ion polymer batteries based on innovative thin-film technology, innovative low temperature electrolyte solutions, and improved cathode materials for high capacities and high cycle life. The approaches for these objectives involve use of… More

NOVEL APPARTUS FOR THE DISINFECTION OF BURN WOUNDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Thomas D. Rogers
Award Amount: $99,069.00
Abstract:
Not Available The Objective of this effort is the development of a dynamic IR scene projector (DIRSP) which is based upon a commercially available spatial light modulator. The DIRSP developed during this effort will be suitable for hardware-in-the-locp applications and could potentially be used for… More

The Reduction of Mercury and Sulfur Dioxide Emission from Coal-Fired Power Plants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available This project is intended to develop a number of technologies and specific solutions to the problem of providing enhanced aircrew comfort particularly during extended missions and in ejection seats. This program will specifically address the issue of physical comfort associated with… More

INORGANIC ION EXCHANGERS FOR 213BI GENERATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Paul Sylvester
Award Amount: $118,186.00
Abstract:
Not Available In this proposal, researchers at Astralux, Inc. in collaboration with the University of Colorado at Boulder propose to form 4H-SiC/6H-SiC n-p heterojunctions for high power microwave device applications. Specifically, the goal is to commercialize a microwave SiC heterojunction bipolar… More

On-Site Production and Sterilizatoin of Intravenous Solutions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Texas Engineering Experiment Station
Principal Investigator: Dr Thomas D Rogers
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: N/A

DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELL ARTIFICIAL HEART POWER SUPPLY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan J. Cisar
Award Amount: $100,000.00

A Hand Held Instrument Using an Array-Based Sensor for the Detection of Signature sof Wapons of Mass Destruction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available EDAptive Computing, Inc. (EDAptive) and Dr. Ranga Vemuri of the University of Cincinnati (UC) present a unique and commercially-viable solution to the problem of implementing ULSI ASIC system functionality using VHDL-level partitioning. Our PArtitioner for ULSI Synthesis Engineering… More

Electrochemically Generated Ozone for On-Board Control of Nonindigenous Invasive Species in Ballast Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Thomas Rogers, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $200,000.00

Integrated Energy Supply and Wing Structure for Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar
Award Amount: $749,114.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Paul Sylvester
Award Amount: $116,040.00
Abstract:
Not Available By integrating two or more functions into load-bearing structure, spacecraft size and mass can be drastically reduced. ITN is currently developing a number of thin-film power system and supporting technologies which could be integrated with the spacecraft

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Zoran Minevski
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Zoran Minevski
Award Amount: $295,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Paul Sylvester
Award Amount: $125,125.00
Abstract:
Not Available One promising technique for nondestructive evaluation is laser-based ultrasound . This technique can be used for nondestructive evaluation of components and structures with complex contours. The primary component of most laser ultrasonic receivers is an

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Dalibo Hodko
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Adrian J. Denvir
Award Amount: $105,164.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dalibor Hodko, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Adrian Denvir, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Oliver J. Murphy
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Craig C. Andrews
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available The NASA objective of expanding the human experience into the far reaches of space will require the development of regenerable life support systems. A key element of these systems is a means for solid waste resource recovery. The technology being addresse

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Geoffrey D. Hitchens
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Geoffrey D. Hitchens
Award Amount: $369,049.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: G. D. Hitchens
Award Amount: $260,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan J. Cisar
Award Amount: $97,321.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Thomas D. Rogers
Award Amount: $96,191.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Anthony Giletto, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: G. D. Hitchens, Vice President
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jinseong Kim, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION
Principal Investigator: Anthony Giletto, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Edward A. Hiler

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Thomas D. Rogers
Award Amount: $98,520.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalezmartin
Award Amount: $124,114.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Charles L. Tennakoon
Award Amount: $97,273.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Waheguru P. Singh
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: K. S. Mckenzie
Award Amount: $97,187.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Charles L. Tennakoon
Award Amount: $101,847.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalezmartin
Award Amount: $96,193.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr. G. Duncan Hitchens
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available The purpose of the proposed research is to show that significant improvements in the performance of electrically tunable microwave devices can be obtained using a novel type of superlattice structures. The approach is based on recent work at Neocera showi

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Craig C. Andrews
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available NASA SBIR Solicitation 98-1 emphasizes that ¿Advanced extravehicular activity (EVA) systems are necessary for the successful support of future human space missions.¿ Topic 09.05 recognizes that development of advanced EVA systems depends on ¿methods for..

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Dalibor Hodko
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available Mod Works proposes to construct major airframe components using modern aluminum manufacturing process (MAM). The objective will be to reduce the cost of manufacturing while maintaining better surface quality. Major reduction in cost and labor requirement

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dalibor Hodko, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dalibor Hodko, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,909.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Thomas D. Rogers
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Thomas D. Rogers
Award Amount: $386,022.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Craig C. Andrews, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Waheguru P. Singh
Award Amount: $96,189.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Waheguru P. Singh
Award Amount: $96,191.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Craig C. Andrews
Award Amount: $108,807.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jinseong Kim, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jinseong Kim, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $683,605.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Adrian Denvir
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available There is rapid growth in the amount of remotely sensed (RS) image data. All future NASA and commercial remote sensing projects will have to deal with databases of unprecedent size and complexity. Providing an effective information link between these vast

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: King-Tsai Jeng, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: King-Tsai Jeng, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $599,999.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Cahit Eylem
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalez-Martin
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Hydrogen-Air Fuel Cell for High Altitude Aircraft Use

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV¿s), especially High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) aircraft, offer unique combinations of capabilities for use as observation and relay platforms. They operate closer to the ground and at lower cost than satellites, while being capable of staying over a small area for… More

Hybrid Water Polishing System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jinseong Kim, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Water reclamation is one of the basic functions of a regenerative life-support system. An efficient process for post-treatment water polishing is imperative for the production of potable water in a closed regenerative system. Only a few processes have the necessary attributes such as safe… More

Determination of C-t Values in Ozone Disinfection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Thomas D. Rogers
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project is concerned with the design and development of a new, direct method for determination of ozone C.t values in disinfection processes. According to a recent report to Congressional… More

Determination of C-t Values in Ozone Disinfection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Thomas D. Rogers
Award Amount: $343,044.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project is concerned with the design and development of a new, direct method for determination of ozone C.t values in disinfection processes. According to a recent report to Congressional… More

A New Microfludic System for the Determination of Cryptosporidium Oocysts in Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Duncan Hitchens
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Cryptosporidium, originating from contamination of public drinking water supplies, ponds, rivers, or swimming pools, have cause large-scale and deadly outbreaks, which became a major cause of waterborne infectious diseases. Since 1991, the percent of outbreaks attributable to Cryptosporidium has… More

A New Microfludic System for the Determination of Cryptosporidium Oocysts in Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Duncan Hitchens
Award Amount: $225,000.00
Abstract:
Cryptosporidium, originating from contamination of public drinking water supplies, ponds, rivers, or swimming pools, have cause large-scale and deadly outbreaks, which became a major cause of waterborne infectious diseases. Since 1991, the percent of outbreaks attributable to Cryptosporidium has… More

Inorganic Ion Exchanger for use in 82Sr/82Rb Separations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan J. Cisar
Award Amount: $0.00

Inorganic Ion Exchanger for use in 82Sr/82Rb Separations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan J. Cisar
Award Amount: $384,216.00

Activated Organophosphate Hydrolase for Coupling to Human Skin

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STA.
Principal Investigator: Anthony Giletto
Award Amount: $0.00
RI Contact: Edward A. Hiler
Abstract:
This Phase II STTR proposal describes an activated form of organophosphate hydrolyzing enzyme that, when dissolved in water, forms a covalent bond to skin. In Phase I, a lyophilized preparation of Organophosphate Hydrolase (OPH) from Pseudomonas diminutaretained the capability to couple to skin and… More

Novel Method for Ferrate Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Adrian Denvir
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase I project is concerned with the development of a simple, cost-effective, environmentally friendly process for the production of potassium ferrate. Lynntech, Inc.'s proposed method can be readily scaled up for the production of industrial quantities of this extremely useful oxidant.… More

Noise Elimination for Enhanced Speech Recognition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Giletto, PI
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This Phase II SBIR proposal describes an innovative towelette for the decontamination of organophosphorous nerve agents from skin, wounds, and other sensitive surfaces of exposed military personnel. The towelette consists of a cotton fabric on which isimmobilized an Organophosphate Hydrolase (OPH)… More

INORGANIC ION EXCHANGERS FOR 213 BI GENERATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan J. Cisar
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (Verbatim from the Applicant's Abstract): 213Bi is a short-lived, alpha-emitting radionuclide that has been identified as an ideal isotope for the treatment of leukemia and other micrometastatic cancers. Clinical applications of this isotope are currently… More

INORGANIC ION EXCHANGERS FOR 213 BI GENERATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan J. Cisar
Award Amount: $416,058.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (Verbatim from the Applicant's Abstract): 213Bi is a short-lived, alpha-emitting radionuclide that has been identified as an ideal isotope for the treatment of leukemia and other micrometastatic cancers. Clinical applications of this isotope are currently… More

New Generation of Saw Sensors Coatings for the Detection of Toxic Industrial Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Dalibor Hodko, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The importance of DNA/RNA-based assays for detection of diseases, genome sequencing, forensics, and environmental control is continually increasing. High cost and complexity of current instrumentation for DNA/RNA sequencing prohibits their use in the fieldor at the point-of-care. Increasing… More

Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Artificial Heart Power Supply

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan J. Cisar
Award Amount: $0.00

Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Artificial Heart Power Supply

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan J. Cisar
Award Amount: $391,955.00

Noise Elimination for Enhanced Speech Recognition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Giletto, PI
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase II SBIR proposal describes an innovative towelette for the decontamination of organophosphorous nerve agents from skin, wounds, and other sensitive surfaces of exposed military personnel. The towelette consists of a cotton fabric on which isimmobilized an Organophosphate Hydrolase (OPH)… More

A Novel Method for Converting a Negative Value Waste Into a Commodity Chemical

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Adrian Denvir
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
It is estimated that there are approximately 300 million tires discarded each year in the United States and this is in addition to the 800 million scrap tires that reside in landfills and tire dumps throughout the country. About 180 million are recycled, and the remaining 120 million scrap tires are… More

A Novel Method for Converting a Negative Value Waste Into a Commodity Chemical

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Adrian Denvir
Award Amount: $225,000.00
Abstract:
It is estimated that there are approximately 300 million tires discarded each year in the United States and this is in addition to the 800 million scrap tires that reside in landfills and tire dumps throughout the country. About 180 million are recycled, and the remaining 120 million scrap tires are… More

Improved Methods for the Polymer Coating of Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Crystals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalez-Martin, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
There is a critical need for the detection and identification of toxic industrial materials (TIM). This proposal concerns the development of an array-based chemical sensor that has a real time response, is highly sensitive and inexpensive, and requires aminimal attendance and maintenance. The… More

SBIR Phase I: Novel Methodology for Purification and Separation of Platinum Group Metals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Waheguru Singh
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will synthesize novel diquaternary amines with a high selectivity towards platinum group metals (PGMs) from acidic chloride media. State-of-the-art molecular modeling techniques will be utilized to predict structures likely to have a… More

Low Hydrodynamic Drag Cable for Mine Countermeasures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
When ships are at sea food waste can be disposed of by simply dumping it over the side. When they are in port the wastes must be either stored for later disposal or consigned to a commercial waste handler. Both of these options put limitations on theships. The system proposed here will permit the… More

System to Eliminate and Prevent Biofilms in Dental Units

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Thomas D. Rogers
Award Amount: $113,435.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: There is a substantial body of evidence demonstrating that microorganisms originating in biofilms growing inside the water lines of Dental units pose a significant risk as a source of infection. Current methods for countering this problem are of limited… More

An Electrochemical Microfluide System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dalibor Hodko, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
60583 A recent advance in high-throughput genomic technologies has led to the development of methods for whole-genome sequencing and for the establishment of comprehensive mRNA expression maps. However, no equivalent technology is currently available for the rapid analysis of proteins and/or… More

An Electrochemical Microfluide System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dalibor Hodko, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $725,000.00
Abstract:
60583 A recent advance in high-throughput genomic technologies has led to the development of methods for whole-genome sequencing and for the establishment of comprehensive mRNA expression maps. However, no equivalent technology is currently available for the rapid analysis of proteins and/or… More

An Innovative Ultramicroelectrode Array for Field-Deployable Trace Metal Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Adrian Denvir, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $680,000.00
Abstract:
60900 The need to accurately monitor the movement of radioactive and toxic metal waste in the environment has pushed the DOE to the forefront of sensor microfabrication designed for trace metal analysis. Recent advances in electroanalytical stripping analysis using novel electrode conditioning… More

In-situ Removal of Perchlorate with Nanoscale Particles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Heekyung Kim
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Perchlorate has emerged in recent years to become a significant new threat to drinking water supplies and the environment and its contamination of groundwater has been estimated to potentially affect the drinking water… More

An Innovative Ultramicroelectrode Array for Field-Deployable Trace Metal Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Adrian Denvir, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
60900 The need to accurately monitor the movement of radioactive and toxic metal waste in the environment has pushed the DOE to the forefront of sensor microfabrication designed for trace metal analysis. Recent advances in electroanalytical stripping analysis using novel electrode conditioning… More

Electrochemical Removal of Ammonium Ion from Bioreactor Effluent

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jinseong Kim, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Ammonium ion is a byproduct of the oxidation of nitrogen-containing substances occurring in the initial treatment steps of water recovery systems. Removal of ammonium ions from the effluent stream from 1000 ppm to less than 0.25 ppm is an imperative need as a part of the space life support… More

Electrochemical Removal of Ammonium Ion from Bioreactor Effluent

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jinseong Kim, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $587,616.00
Abstract:
Ammonium ion is a byproduct of the oxidation of nitrogen-containing substances occurring in the initial treatment steps of water recovery systems. Removal of ammonium ions from the effluent stream from 1000 ppm to less than 0.25 ppm is an imperative need as a part of the space life support… More

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Atsushi Morisato
Award Amount: $490,115.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project describes an innovative combinatorial approach to the discovery of new electrocatalysts for electrochemical ozone generation. Ozone is increasingly being used in water treatment, as a sanitizing agent in the food industry and is… More

A Unitized Regenerative PEM Fuel Cell Energy Storage System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Unmanned High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE-UAV) aircraft, offer a unique combination of capabilities for use as observation platforms and relay links. Staying aloft indefinitely requires that the aircraft be energetically self-sufficient, and the most promising way of achieving this is the use of… More

A Multifunctional Sanitation Method for Food Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: G. Hitchens, Vice President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Long duration space missions either to the moon or to Mars will require food provided from plants grown in life support bioregenerative chambers. These systems will integrate food production with atmosphere regeneration and water recycling, increasing self-sufficiency and decreasing the need for… More

A Multifunctional Sanitation Method for Food Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: G. Hitchens, Vice President
Award Amount: $574,729.00
Abstract:
Long duration space missions either to the moon or to Mars will require food provided from plants grown in life support bioregenerative chambers. These systems will integrate food production with atmosphere regeneration and water recycling, increasing self-sufficiency and decreasing the need for… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Atsushi Morisato
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project describes an innovative combinatorial approach to the discovery of new electrocatalysts for electrochemical ozone generation. Ozone is increasingly being used in water treatment, as a sanitizing agent in the food industry and is… More

A Unitized Regenerative PEM Fuel Cell Energy Storage System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Unmanned High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE-UAV) aircraft, offer a unique combination of capabilities for use as observation platforms and relay links. Staying aloft indefinitely requires that the aircraft be energetically self-sufficient, and the most promising way of achieving this is the use of… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: G. Duncan Hitchens
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project seeks to develop a novel potent class of biocides for use in the food and medical industries. Over the last decade, the emergence of pathogenic microbes that resist conventional treatment, such as antibiotics and chemical disinfectants, has… More

A New Soluble Powder for the Sterilization of Medical/Dental Instruments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Duncan Hitchens, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $115,616.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to develop a new disinfectant/sterilization system that can be easily deployed to support troops in the field. The standard method of sterilizing medical instruments, by high temperature steam autoclave, is impractical formany field uses due to size, weight, and… More

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Wendy Krause
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I (SBIR) project will develop a novel antimicrobial surface modification for polymeric biomaterials. This surface modification could be used to develop antimicrobial catheters, hubs, fabrics, and surfaces for medical instruments, as well as biofilm… More

Pathogen Control for Live Poultry Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Anthony Giletto
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Contamination of poultry and poultry products by Salmonella and other pathogens is a serious worldwide problem, causing an excess of $1.4 million in lost productivity, medical expenses and poultry production costs. To control the risks associated with consumption of pathogens on poultry products,… More

An Innovative, Economical Process for the Electrochemical Synthesis of Ammonia

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Oliver J. Murphy
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
PHASE II TECHNICAL OBJECTIVES The Phase I study demonstrated that ammonia gas can be venerated at high current efficiencies by the reduction of nitrogen gas to nitride ion (N) at a nickel cathode and that these ions can be oxidized, in the presence of atomic hydrogen, to form ammonia. The results… More

An Innovative, Economical Process for the Electrochemical Synthesis of Ammonia

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Oliver J. Murphy
Award Amount: $250,000.00
Abstract:
PHASE II TECHNICAL OBJECTIVES The Phase I study demonstrated that ammonia gas can be venerated at high current efficiencies by the reduction of nitrogen gas to nitride ion (N) at a nickel cathode and that these ions can be oxidized, in the presence of atomic hydrogen, to form ammonia. The results… More

A Microfabricated Array-Based Sensor for Seafood Freshness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalez-Martin
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
The food industry, especially the meat and fish industry, is very concerned about the freshness of their products. Quality control at every step in the processing/distribution chain is essential to guarantee a tasty, wholesome, and most of all, safe food supply to the public. In general, available… More

Rapid, Environmentally Safe Approach for Disposal of Carcass Waste

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: G. D. Hitchens
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase I 'proof-of-concept' project concerns the development of a thermophilic bioreactor approach for on-farm disposal of unprocessed poultry carcass waste. Recently approved groundwater and air quality restrictions have limited or eliminated the further use of most conventional carcass… More

A New Soluble Powder for Sterilization of Medical/Dental Instruments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: G. Hitchens, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
"The standard method of sterilizing medical/dental instruments, by high temperature steam autoclave, is impractical for many field uses due to size, weight, and power constraints. Liquid sterilization methods can be used to sterilize medical/dentalinstruments when autoclaving is impractical. … More

Innovative Electro-Osmotic Pulse Process for Electrokinetic Remediation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: G.Duncan Hitchens, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"There are over 100,000 sites in the United States that are contaminated with hazardous wastes. Conventional technologies are expensive to operate (remediation costs in 1996 were estimated at 187 billion dollars) however, the beginning of this new centuryhas seen electrokinetic site remediation and… More

An Integrated Bioreactor and Advanced Oxidation Process for the Treatment of Shipboard Non-oily Wastewater

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ian J. Brown, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
"U.S. Armed Forces vessels generate substantial quantities of non-oily wastewater (sewage and graywater) from toilet, shower, and galley facilities. Anticipated tightening of regulations will prevent discharge of graywater from Armed Forces vessels within12 n.m. from the coastline of the U.S. and… More

A Universal Technique for Antimicrobial Surface Preparation Using Quaternary Ammonium-Functionalized Dendrimers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Wendy E. Krause
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
A novel, environmentally benign antimicrobial surface modification based on immobilized quaternary ammonium-functionalized dendrimers is proposed for the prevention of biofilm formation. Dendrimers are unique nanomaterials that have attracted attention as possible antimicrobial agents due to their… More

Electrochemically Co-Deposited Quasicrystaline Non-Stick Coating for Field Cookware

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Zoran Minevski, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"This Phase I project is concerned with the design and development of a novel single-step manufacturing method for non-stick quasicrystalline coatings that will be a "drop-in" technology for currently used industrial cookware production lines. The newproposed technology involves a novel method of… More

SBIR/STTR Phase II: A Novel, Non-Toxic, General Purpose Oxygen Activated Disinfectant

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: G. Duncan Hitchens
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is to develop a novel method for on-site and on-demand generation of an extremely potent and safe disinfectant. Phase I research has established the basic feasibility of this unique method to generate the disinfectant, as needed, at… More

SBIR/STTR Phase II: A Novel, Non-Toxic, General Purpose Oxygen Activated Disinfectant

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: G. Duncan Hitchens
Award Amount: $484,946.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is to develop a novel method for on-site and on-demand generation of an extremely potent and safe disinfectant. Phase I research has established the basic feasibility of this unique method to generate the disinfectant, as needed, at… More

Novel Device for Wound Irrigation and Debridement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Craig C. Andrews, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
"A significant number of bone and tissue combat injuries require surgical debridement, usually accompanied by irrigation with sterile water with simultaneous suction. While this approach to removal of devitalized tissue has been quite successful, adebrided wound often becomes infected due to… More

New DNA/RNA Sequencer for Rapid Assessment of Exposure to Infectious Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: G.Duncan Hitchens, Vice President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
"The importance of DNA/RNA-based assays for detection of biological warfare agents, identification of diseases, genome sequencing, and environmental control is enormous and will inevitably increase. The challenge is the development of low cost andportable methods for sequencing DNA and RNA… More

SBIR/STTR Phase I: Mouthrinse Generator for Plaque and Halitosis Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Charles Tennakoon
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is to develop a miniature electrochemically operated antimicrobial agents generator for suppression of dental plaque and halitosis control. Plaque, oral malodor, gingivitis, periodontal disease, and discoloration of the teeth are all… More

SBIR/STTR Phase I: Hybrid Coatings for Dental Biofilm Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Don Elrod
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to synthesize and test lubricious/antimicrobial coatings to prevent biofilm formation in dental water lines. Microbial contamination of water delivered by dental-unit water systems continues to be a significant problem. The… More

Hydrogen-Air Fuel Cell for High Altitude Aircraft Use

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $599,999.00
Abstract:
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV¿s), especially High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) aircraft, offer unique combinations of capabilities for use as observation and relay platforms. They operate closer to the ground and at lower cost than satellites, while being capable of staying over a small area for… More

A Dual-Stage Filtration System for the Removal of Nuclear and Chemical Agents from Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Don B. Elrod, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"Water may be the most important necessity for survival on the battlefield. Therefore, the military must be capable of treating any water source in the world. These sources include fresh and brackish water, seawater, and water contaminated with nuclear,biological, and chemical warfare agents. The… More

New DNA/RNA Sequencer for Rapid Assessment of Exposure to Infectious Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: G.Duncan Hitchens, Vice President
Award Amount: $729,995.00
Abstract:
"The importance of DNA/RNA-based assays for detection of biological warfare agents, identification of diseases, genome sequencing, and environmental control is enormous and will inevitably increase. The challenge is the development of low cost andportable methods for sequencing DNA and RNA… More

Novel Method for Ferrate Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Adrian J. Denvir
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
New environmental regulations have identified many of the currently used oxidizing agents employed for industrial waste control, disinfection, and wastewater treatment as a caveat that must be addressed. Ferrate has potential for becoming the alternative of choice because of its aggressive oxidation… More

Novel Method for Ferrate Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Adrian J. Denvir
Award Amount: $225,000.00
Abstract:
New environmental regulations have identified many of the currently used oxidizing agents employed for industrial waste control, disinfection, and wastewater treatment as a caveat that must be addressed. Ferrate has potential for becoming the alternative of choice because of its aggressive oxidation… More

A Universal Method to Render Diverse Surfaces Antimicrobial

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Wendy E. Krause,, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Microbial contamination, which is unavoidable inside any manned closed habitat, is a hazard of all human space flights. While microorganisms can be beneficial in the recycling of solids and waste water, they also can have detrimental effects if allowed to flourish unchecked (e.g., infection of the… More

Novel Reagent-less Protein Detection Using Nanotechnology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Waheguru Singh, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Health care and medical intervention during missions, particularly those of extended duration, can be improved using medical instruments, which allow in flight specimen analysis of blood proteins. Current technologies based upon ELISAs can not meet NASA needs as it only quantitate a single protein… More

Novel Reagent-less Protein Detection Using Nanotechnology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Waheguru Singh, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,699.00
Abstract:
Health care and medical intervention during missions, particularly those of extended duration, can be improved using medical instruments, which allow in flight specimen analysis of blood proteins. Current technologies based upon ELISAs can not meet NASA needs as it only quantitate a single protein… More

Low Temperature Dehydration and Sterilization of Wet Wastes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ian J. Brown, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Water recovery from wastes is an important feature of resource recovery in advanced life support systems. Stabilization and disinfection is also necessary for safe storage of bio-hazardous waste on extended human missions. From waste material, such as human feces, toilet paper, wet plant biomass,… More

A Novel MEMS for Rapid Biocontamination Assessment on Flight Hardware

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jodie L. Conyers, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The need to protect Earth from extra-terrestrial contamination, and vice versa, is a growing concern as space flight missions extend into unfamiliar planetary atmospheres. Whereas the transport of biological contamination during space flight missions could pose extreme global threats, reliable… More

Monitoring Apoptosis and Cytotoxicity of Anti-tumor Drugs in Microgravity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Duncan Hitchens, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Cell culturing in space and/or microgravity offers numerous advantages and opens new applications for faster drug discovery and understanding gene expression. A growing body of data suggests cell growth in microgravity results in up-regulation of apoptotic pathways. Understanding apoptosis in… More

Monitoring Apoptosis and Cytotoxicity of Anti-tumor Drugs in Microgravity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Duncan Hitchens, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $599,999.00
Abstract:
Cell culturing in space and/or microgravity offers numerous advantages and opens new applications for faster drug discovery and understanding gene expression. A growing body of data suggests cell growth in microgravity results in up-regulation of apoptotic pathways. Understanding apoptosis in… More

A Microfluidic Ion Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Duncan Hitchens, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $599,999.00
Abstract:
Human presence on the Moon, Mars or other remote base locations will have minimal or no re-supply of resources. These missions will require a completely self-contained comprised of regenerative physicochemical and biological technologies to sustain the crew. One of the highest priorities is to… More

Hydrogen-Air Fuel Cell for High Altitude Aircraft Use

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV¿s), especially High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) aircraft, offer unique combinations of capabilities for use as observation and relay platforms. They operate closer to the ground and at lower cost than satellites, while being capable of staying over a small area for… More

A Microfluidic Ion Analyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Duncan Hitchens, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Human presence on the Moon, Mars or other remote base locations will have minimal or no re-supply of resources. These missions will require a completely self-contained comprised of regenerative physicochemical and biological technologies to sustain the crew. One of the highest priorities is to… More

Micro JP8 Fuel Reformer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Craig Andrews, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"This SBIR Phase I project will prove the feasibility of manufacturing a micro JP8 fuel reformer to produce high-quality hydrogen gas of 150 cfm at 5000 PSI. The system will fit on a _ ton light duty truck and will be self-contained, requiring only JP8 fueland ambient air to operate. It will use no… More

SBIR/STTR Phase II: Novel Methodology for Purification and Separation of Platinum Group Metals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Waheguru Singh
Award Amount: $481,340.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project is focused on designing a series of extremely efficient metal extraction products (MEPs) with tailor-made properties for specifically extracting and purifying platinum group metal (PGM) anions from acid solutions. Existing PGM recovery and… More

SBIR Phase I: Electrochemical Disinfectant Generator for Multiple In-Situ Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Charles Tennakoon
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Project will focus on the development of an electrochemically operated organic peroxy acid generator. Peroxyacids are popular disinfectants that can eliminate even resistant microorganisms (i.e. spores, viruses). Peracids produce biodegradable… More

SBIR Phase I: Surface Modification of Textiles for Protective Clothing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Don Elrod
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project concerns the surface modification of textiles in order to impart properties to the fabric necessary for their use as protective clothing. The increase in disease transmission, the widespread use of pesticides in agriculture, and the increased… More

SBIR Phase I: An Electrochemical Array-Based Nondestructive Evaluation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalez-Martin
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project concerns the development of an electrochemical-based array nondestructive testing and evaluation (NDE) system for the detection of corrosion at the microscale level. Formation of small flaws of a destructive nature results during… More

CRYSTALLINE INORGANIC ANION EXCHANGER 188RE GENERATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan J. Cisar
Award Amount: $112,079.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Radioimmunotherapy (RIT) uses an antibody to deliver a relatively short lived isotope into close proximity with a tumor so the radiation emitted on decay (preferably a beta or alpha particle) has a very high probability of destroying cells in the tumor. It is an… More

MINIATURE SYSTEM FOR REMOVAL OF DISINFECTION BYPRODUCTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jinseong Kim
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The availability of safe drinking water is a significant health concern. The introduction of chlorination as a disinfection method caused a large drop in mortality from water borne diseases and was considered a major public health advance. Unfortunately,… More

MINIATURE SYSTEM FOR REMOVAL OF DISINFECTION BYPRODUCTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jinseong Kim
Award Amount: $714,352.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The availability of safe drinking water is a significant health concern. The introduction of chlorination as a disinfection method caused a large drop in mortality from water borne diseases and was considered a major public health advance. Unfortunately,… More

PRODUCTION OF PYROGEN-FREE WATER IN HEMODIALYSIS UNITS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalezmartin
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Many reported risks and hazards in hemodialysis are associated with water quality, including pyrogenic contamination. The typical patient on dialysis is exposed to between 30 to 40 times the amount of water to which a member… More

PRODUCTION OF PYROGEN-FREE WATER IN HEMODIALYSIS UNITS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalezmartin
Award Amount: $832,260.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Many reported risks and hazards in hemodialysis are associated with water quality, including pyrogenic contamination. The typical patient on dialysis is exposed to between 30 to 40 times the amount of water to which a member… More

REMEDIATION PROCESS FOR AFLATOXIN CONTAMINATED FOODS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Adrian J. Denvir
Award Amount: $115,910.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Mycotoxins are carcinogenic compounds that are produced by Aspergillus, Penicillium and Fusarium molds on agricultural produce and affect up to 25 per cent of the worlds food crops. Aflatoxins are naturally occurring mycotoxins produced by two types of mold:… More

NEW ELECTROOSMOTIC PULSE PROCESS FOR PHYTOREMEDIATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Thomas D. Rogers
Award Amount: $367,867.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The release of toxic metals into the environment has been directly linked to approximately 1% of cancer cases in the United States and has resulted in medical costs of $13.2 million. Other health-related effects that have been connected with the discharge of… More

LOW COST DISINFECTION DEVICE FOR PERSONAL USE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Craig C. Andrews
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Lynntech, Inc., has innovative ozone based solution for a personal use device, to be used for the disinfection of small quantities of water. This water can be used for drinking, or may even be used as a disinfectant itself since the levels of ozone dissolved in the water provides disinfection… More

SBIR/STTR Phase II: Novel Methodology for Purification and Separation of Platinum Group Metals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Waheguru Singh
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project is focused on designing a series of extremely efficient metal extraction products (MEPs) with tailor-made properties for specifically extracting and purifying platinum group metal (PGM) anions from acid solutions. Existing PGM recovery and… More

INORGANIC ION EXCHANGE MATERIALS FOR 90SR/90Y GENERATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan J. Cisar
Award Amount: $930,864.00
Abstract:
Because it is an energetic pure beta emitter with a half-life on the scale of days (64.1 hr) 90Y is seeing increasing interest as an isotope for use as a radiation source for radioimmunotherapy (RIT). Current processes for obtaining 90Y involve extracting and purifying the 90Y produced by the… More

INORGANIC ION EXCHANGE MATERIALS FOR 90SR/90Y GENERATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan J. Cisar
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Because it is an energetic pure beta emitter with a half-life on the scale of days (64.1 hr) 90Y is seeing increasing interest as an isotope for use as a radiation source for radioimmunotherapy (RIT). Current processes for obtaining 90Y involve extracting and purifying the 90Y produced by the… More

BIOCIDAL DENDRIMERS FOR NOVEL ANTIMICROBIAL SURFACES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Wendy E. Krause
Award Amount: $105,180.00
Abstract:
In the US, approximately 60,000 deaths occur annually from device-related, hospital-acquired (nosocomial) infections. Effective non-antibiotic infection control technologies are needed immediately to help reduce the estimated $6.5 billion per year cost associated with the two million nosocomial… More

Innovative Electro-Osmotic Pulse Process for Electrokinetic Remediation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: G. Hitchens, Vice President
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Electrokinetic based technology is beginning to emerge as an economical choice to solve a number of engineering and remediation challenges within both military and civilian populations. Lynntech has been at the forefront of electrokinetic innovation forseveral years. During the Phase I research… More

Electrochemically Co-Deposited Quasicrystaline Non-Stick Coating for Field Cookware

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Zoran Minevski, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase II Project will scale up and optimize the electrocodeposition of quasicrystalline materials on aluminum alloys and stainless steel. This novel single-step process will apply a superior non-stick scratch resistant quasicrystalline coating toflat stock and formed cookware items. This… More

Novel Device for Wound Irrigation and Debridement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Craig Andrews, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $729,665.00
Abstract:
A significant number of bone and tissue combat injuries require surgical debridement, accompanied by irrigation with sterile water with simultaneous suction. While this approach to removal of devitalized tissue has been quite successful, a debrided woundoften becomes infected due to insufficient… More

SBIR Phase II: Surface Modification of Textiles for Protective Clothing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Don Elrod
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project involves the modification of the surface of textiles through graft polymerization of an oxidizing polymer resulting in a fabric which has the ability to eradicate/neutralize pathogenic microorganisms, pesticides, and chemical/biological… More

SBIR Phase II: Surface Modification of Textiles for Protective Clothing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Don Elrod
Award Amount: $499,998.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project involves the modification of the surface of textiles through graft polymerization of an oxidizing polymer resulting in a fabric which has the ability to eradicate/neutralize pathogenic microorganisms, pesticides, and chemical/biological… More

Fuel Cell Powered Multi-Use Tactical Vehicle with Distributed Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Steinshnider, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
There is a currently a growing need from the Air Force to replace multiple large scale vehicles with hybrids that can significantly reduce their logistical footprint. A combined MB-4 aircraft tow tractor/-86 GENSET hybrid vehicle is therefore greatlydesired to reduce logistics in air base… More

Micro JP8 Fuel Reformer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Craig Andrews, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Hydrogen powered equipment requires a source of hydrogen, a fuel that is not widely distributed. Currently the military runs nearly exclusively on JP-8, a heavy hydrocarbon. To make hydrogen powered equipment practical at forward locations requires areformer that can produce hydrogen from JP-8. … More

SBIR Phase II: Electrochemical Disinfectant Generator for Multiple In-Situ Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Charles Tennakoon
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Research (SBIR) Phase II project is concerned with the development and commercialization of electrochemically operated devices that will revolutionize the disinfectant industry by providing on-site, on-demand generation of extremely potent dual disinfectants. Peroxyacids are well… More

An Electrokinetic System for Accelerated Bioremediation for Differing Soil Types

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Adrian Denvir, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The Department of Defense has undertaken an ambitious environmental restoration program through its facilities located throughout the United States. . The decontamination of soils and groundwater polluted with organics presents one of the most intractableproblems for clean up. . Bioremediation has… More

SBIR Phase II: Electrochemical Disinfectant Generator for Multiple In-Situ Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Charles Tennakoon
Award Amount: $499,979.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Research (SBIR) Phase II project is concerned with the development and commercialization of electrochemically operated devices that will revolutionize the disinfectant industry by providing on-site, on-demand generation of extremely potent dual disinfectants. Peroxyacids are well… More

Novel Permeable Reactive Barrier Materials for the Mercury Plume

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Hariprasad Gali
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
72994S03-I Mercury is of significant environmental concern because of its toxicity, persistence in the environment, and bioaccumulation in the food chain. Several DOE sites have subsurface plumes that are contaminated with toxic metals such as mercury. However, no suitable reactive material is… More

Real-Time In-Situ Monitoring of Combustion Gas Mixtures by Microporous Solid Array Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ruya Ozer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
72579S03-I There is a need for in-situ, real time monitoring of complex industrial gas mixtures under harsh conditions, such as elevated temperatures, pressures, and corrosive environments. This project will develop an array-based sensor containing a suite of molecular sieves as the functional… More

A New Composite Proton Exchange Membrane

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Tim Wharton
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
72955S03-I Because they produce clean power and have no moving parts, proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells have great potential as a source for clean, renewable power. However, one of the current limitations of fuel cell technology is the requirement that the PEMs maintain a high level of… More

Low Cost Disinfection Device for Personal Use

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Craig C. Andrews
Award Amount: $851,145.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The availability of safe drinking water is a significant health concern. Waterborne diseases remain one of the most significant threats to human health worldwide, resulting not only in human suffering, but in significant economic loss as well. Ozone (triatomic… More

Polyoxometalate Nanoparticles as Reversible and Selective Surface Contamination Monitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Ruya Ozer, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The threat of chemical warfare agents used against our military is as great as it ever has been. The U.S. Naval forces present large targets for terrorist type activities at all parts of the globe. There are many types of quick detection strategies, suchas M8/M9 paper and Chemical Agent Monitors,… More

Transdermal Delivery System for Therapeutic Molecules

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Krzysztof Kwiatkowski
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
The development of portable systems for use in a zero gravity environment provides both NASA and astronauts with improved response in life-threatening crisis or prevention and/or ongoing treatment of a disorder. Portable systems for astronauts include a large range of devices including biosensors… More

SBIR Phase I: A Portable Electrochemical Based Pathogen Biosensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Sze-Shun Wong
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I aims to develop an electrochemical DNA biosensor to simultaneously detect and identify multiple nucleic acid determinants of a variety of biological pathogens using a combination of dynamic hybridization, microfluidics, and electrochemical… More

SBIR Phase II: Sensor Technology Enabling Large Array Based Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Rattaya C. Yalamanchili, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II research project involves an innovative gas sensor (DiskFET) based on a commercially available hard drive mechanism, proprietary polymers for sensing, and a modified Field Effect Transistor (FET). The device as envisioned is small, handheld, … More

Low Temperature Electrochemical Ammonia Synthesis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Adrian Denvir
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
72686S03-I Next generation linear colliders and light sources using linear accelerators require an electron bunch to be accelerated on a precise phase of the radio frequency (RF). This enables the bunch to acquire an energy position correlation and be compressed to sub-picosecond lengths when run… More

Metabolic Bio-inspired Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Sorin G. Teodorescu, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Michael Pishko
Abstract:
The development of a bio-fuel cells are very important power source alternative for stand-alone sensors, implantable devices, biodegradable batteries, being light, cost-effective and catalytically very active. A specially formulated redox polymer will besynthesized and co-immobilized with an… More

A Hand-Held Based Sensor for Seafood Freshness Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalez-Martin
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: The seafood industry is well aware of the need for maintaining product quality. It has traditionally relied on subjective sensory analysis through human sniff tests for the assessment of seafood freshness. However, experts are costly and too few in number. Alternative… More

A Hand-Held Based Sensor for Seafood Freshness Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalez-Martin
Award Amount: $296,000.00
Abstract:
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: The seafood industry is well aware of the need for maintaining product quality. It has traditionally relied on subjective sensory analysis through human sniff tests for the assessment of seafood freshness. However, experts are costly and too few in number. Alternative… More

Array-Based Biological Sensor Using Nano-pores

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jinseong Kim
Award Amount: $410,101.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Immunoassay is probably the most commonly used technology for the detection and quantification of biomolecules in the diagnosis and management of disease. Among many immunoassay methodologies, biosensors based on direct immunoassay have been attractive because… More

Anthrax Detection Prior to Clinical Presentation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Season S. Wong
Award Amount: $152,647.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The technology proposed herein describes an analytical tool for the rapid detection of inhalation anthrax prior to the onset of clinical symptoms. This potentially lethal disease can be fully suppressed in those who are administered antibiotics within 24-48… More

A Novel Aproach to Fuel Cell and Electrolyzer Fabrication to Significantly Increase Power Density and Specific Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Steinshnider, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
With the recent events of September 11th, there is an urgent need for continuous surveillance of the US border. High altitude airships (HAAs) will have the ability to loiter above stationary targets at altitudes over 70,000 feet, however, they willrequire power systems capable of sustaining long… More

New Sterilization Method for Contact Lenses and Cases

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Don B. Elrod
Award Amount: $104,672.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Contact lenses (CLs) are a successful form of vision control, and the number of people wearing CLs has swelled to 85 million worldwide-32 million nationwide. Many CL wearers are unaware of the potential risks. The most serious complication of CL wear is sight… More

Novel Nanostructures for Topical Photodynamic Therapy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Tim J. Wharton
Award Amount: $395,056.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this proposal is to synthesize and evaluate novel, carbon-based nanostructure photosensitizers (PS) for the topical treatment of a variety of non-melanoma, pre-malignant and malignant cutaneous lesions, inflammatory dermatoses, and localized… More

Soluble Peracid Powders for Medical Device Disinfection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: G. D. Hitchens
Award Amount: $109,107.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The highly specialized uses for endoscopes and their high capital expense preclude most facilities from owning very many of them. Therefore, it is necessary to rapidly clean and disinfect endoscopes so they can be reused. This rapid turn-around of endoscopes… More

Fuel Cell/Li-ion Battery Hybrid Power System for Space Suits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Steinshnider
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
With the ongoing construction of the international space station (ISS), as well as the ever growing desire for manned missions to Mars, the duration and complexity of extravehicular activity (EVA) periods will increase. As a result, electrical power systems with higher capacities and broader… More

A Lightweight, Disposable Gas-Phase Sterilization System for Field Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: G. Duncan Hitchens, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
A need exists to sterilize medical or dental instruments in environments where standard heat and pressure methods are not available. This Phase I SBIR proposal describes a method which produces a gas sterilant at the point of use with a simple and robustactivation mechanism ideal for the combat… More

SBIR Phase I: Novel lightweight, low cost fuel cell membrane electrode assemblies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalez-Martin
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to produce low-cost gas diffusion electrodes with integrated flow fields for PEM fuel cells used to power next-generation vehicles. The proposed gas diffusion electrodes will increase both the power per unit mass and volume, and… More

SBIR Phase II: Hybrid Inorganic/Organic Ion Exchange Material for the 227Ac/223Ra Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Teresia Moller, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to develop a generator to produce pure radium-223 for use in cancer therapy. The alpha-emitter Ra-223 has a longer half-life than the other alpha-emitting radioisotopes (213 Bi, 212Bi and 211At) that are currently being evaluated… More

A Portable and Rugged Base-Deficit Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Jiri Janata
Abstract:
Casualties with vascular injuries can suffer from progressive shock during low-volume resuscitation procedures currently employed by field medics. Base-deficit is an excellent blood indicator of patient risk for progressive shock, and its earlydetermination allows for immediate patient evacuation… More

A Self Regulating Hydrogen Fueled Monopolar Fuel Cell/Li-ion Hybrid Power Source for the Objective Force Warrior

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Craig Andrews, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Currently, neither primary nor secondary battery technology can satisfy the Objective Force Warrior's critical need for a lightweight, continuous, 72-hour power source for the electronic devices necessary for a

A Self Regulating Hydrogen Fueled Monopolar Fuel Cell/Li-ion Hybrid Power Source for the Objective Force Warrior

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Craig Andrews, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $119,678.00
Abstract:
Lynntech will develop a hydrogen fueled PEM fuel cell, Li-ion hybridpower system, utilizing Lynntech's patented monopolar fuel cell technology.In parallel with component (e.g. hydride storage, fans) evaluations, powercontrol schemes will also be tested using real hardware, not simulations,… More

Integrated Device to Sample and Identify Surface Microorganisms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Adrian Denvir
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
The accidental release of terrestrial biological contaminants into extraterrestrial environments or the possibility of unfamiliar biocontaminants entering Earth?s atmosphere via flight hardware poses a grave danger. Because the transport of extraterrestrial biological contamination during space… More

Optimized Off-the-shelf Portable Trap for Haematophagous Arthropods

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Craig C. Andrews, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
There is a definite need for the development of an efficient portable device that can reliably be used to survey a broad range of disease carrying mosquito populations in the military field to assess health risk prior to service members' deployment in theregion. Limited to requiring CO2 supplies… More

Electrochemical Oxygen Concentrator for Home Therapy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Craig C. Andrews
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The beneficial effects of Long-term Oxygen Therapy (LTOT) in the home for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and other lung diseases causing hypoxemia, are well known. The number of patients with COPD is increasing in most countries, and… More

Electrochemical Oxygen Concentrator for Home Therapy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Craig C. Andrews
Award Amount: $1,063,570.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The beneficial effects of Long-term Oxygen Therapy (LTOT) in the home for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and other lung diseases causing hypoxemia, are well known. The number of patients with COPD is increasing in most countries, and… More

Novel Functionally Gradient Bioactive Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Charles L. Tennakoon
Award Amount: $112,404.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Phase I research is concerned with the development of bioactive coatings on Ti-6AI-4V implant alloy surfaces by an electrochemical procedure. The most widely used method of depositing hydroxyapatite (HA) coatings on implants by plasma spraying uses ionized… More

An Integrated Optical DNA Detector for Portable PCR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Tim J. Wharton
Award Amount: $200,001.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this Phase I project is to develop a real-time nanoparticle-based optical detector for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplified DNA that is integrated into a portable PCR unit for use in low technology environments. The detection of target DNA… More

A New power Supply for Electric Wheelchairs and Scooters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan J. Cisar
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Like the rest of the industrialized world, the population of the US is aging, and an aging population means an increase in the number of disabled people and other persons with limited mobility. This is occurring in a group that expects mobility as a given. One… More

A New power Supply for Electric Wheelchairs and Scooters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan J. Cisar
Award Amount: $798,701.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Like the rest of the industrialized world, the population of the US is aging, and an aging population means an increase in the number of disabled people and other persons with limited mobility. This is occurring in a group that expects mobility as a given. One… More

A Novel Nanocomposite Photocatalyst for Water Treatment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Ruya R. Ozer
Award Amount: $119,322.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Phase I project aims to design and develop a novel nanocomposite photocatalyst that can be utilized in point-of-use (POU) high purity water generation systems. High purity water free of organic contaminants as well as pathogens is vital in pharmaceutical,… More

Novel Bench Top Point of Use Low Temperature Sterilizer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Craig C. Andrews
Award Amount: $100,004.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Minimally invasive surgical and diagnostic procedures are being performed with increasing frequency. It is an important trend in medicine, and currently, over 50% of all general surgical procedures are performed using these techniques. Most of the instruments… More

A Portable Metal Analyzer with Sample Digestion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Krzysztof C. Kwiatkowski
Award Amount: $118,637.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The accurate measurement of toxic metals at trace levels in biological and environmental samples is vitally important to human health. However, existing analytical methods for trace metals in complex samples, such as blood, hair, food, sediments, etc., require… More

New Point of Care System for Burn Wound Treatment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Adrian J. Denvir
Award Amount: $110,040.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Each year in the United States, two million people suffer burn injuries resulting in approximately 100,000 - 300,000 hospitalizations. Of these two million, more than 12,000 will eventually die of burn-related infections. People suffering from burn wounds have… More

A Novel Technology for MTBE Removal from Drinking Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Charles L. Tennakoon
Award Amount: $692,848.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (Applicant?s abstract): Some 18 billion pounds of MTBE was produced in 1995, making it the second most widely produced organic chemical in the United States. Despite its advantages in reducing air pollution, it has now been found that both ground water surface water sources are being… More

A Novel Technology for MTBE Removal from Drinking Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Charles L. Tennakoon
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (Applicant?s abstract): Some 18 billion pounds of MTBE was produced in 1995, making it the second most widely produced organic chemical in the United States. Despite its advantages in reducing air pollution, it has now been found that both ground water surface water sources are being… More

Innovative Device For Indoor Air Disinfection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Rattaya C. Yalamanchili
Award Amount: $113,350.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Accumulation of organic contaminants and allergens (e.g., spores, bacteria, mold) in indoor air poses a threat to people with wide ranging health sensitivities from allergies to immune system disorders. Currently, the majority of technologies rely on particulate… More

Antimicrobial Dressings for Burn Wound Infection Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Don B. Elrod
Award Amount: $120,635.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): 100,000 - 300,000 hospitalizations occur annually in the United States as a result of an estimated two million people who suffer burn injuries. More than 12,000 of these two million will eventually die of burn-related infections. In fact, infections are the… More

Prevention and Remediation of Biofilms in Dental Units

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Thomas D. Rogers
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: (provided by the applicant) There is a substantial body of evidence demonstrating the abundance of microorganisms in biofilms growing inside water lines of dental units and their subsequent potential for causing infection. Current methods for countering the problem are of limited… More

Prevention and Remediation of Biofilms in Dental Units

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Thomas D. Rogers
Award Amount: $1,082,182.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: (provided by the applicant) There is a substantial body of evidence demonstrating the abundance of microorganisms in biofilms growing inside water lines of dental units and their subsequent potential for causing infection. Current methods for countering the problem are of limited… More

Innovative POU Arsenic Treatment Device for Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Waheguru P. Singh
Award Amount: $124,624.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Arsenic occurs naturally in rocks, soil, water, air plants and animals. According to the EPA, international studies have linked long-term exposure to arsenic in drinking water to cancer of the bladder, lungs, skin, kidneys, nasal passages, and liver and… More

SBIR Phase II: Mouthrinse Generator for Plaque and Halitosis Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Charles Tennakoon, PI
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II will develop and commercialize electrochemically operated devices that will revolutionize the oral hygiene industry by providing an on-demand generation of mouthwash in a portable device and in an irrigator. The mouthwash generated in these… More

Fuel Cell Powered Multi-Use Tactical Vehicle with Distributed Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Steinshnider
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
There is a currently a growing need from the Air Force to replace multiple large scale vehicles with hybrids that can significantly reduce their logistical footprint. A combined MB-4 aircraft tow tractor/-86 GENSET hybrid vehicle is therefore greatly desired to reduce logistics in air base… More

An Electrokinetic System for Accelerated Bioremediation for Differing Soil Types

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Adrian Denvir
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The DoD has undertaken an ambitious environmental restoration program. Decontamination of soils and groundwater polluted with organics is a complex problem. Bioremediation is widely accepted for management of contaminated aquifers. Stimulation of bacteria by addition of electron donor species /… More

Crystalline Inorganic Anion Exchanger 188-Re Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan J. Cisar
Award Amount: $879,679.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A high-energy beta (beta-) emission and short half life (16.9 hr) makes 188Re an excellent isotope for radiotherapeutic applications. The similarity in the chemical behavior of Re and Tc means that imaging [protocols developed for 99mTc can be directly… More

Low Temperature, Electrochemical Ammonia Synthesis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Adrian Denvir, Dr.
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
72684-Approximately 3% of the world¿s energy consumption goes into ammonia synthesis. By far, the most important method of making ammonia is the Haber-Bosch system, which accounts for over 90% of the world¿s ammonia production. However, this process suffers from low product yield and requires… More

Fuel Cell/Li-ion Battery Hybrid Power System for Space Suits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Steinshnider, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $587,690.00
Abstract:
With the ongoing construction of the international space station (ISS), as well as the ever-growing desire for manned missions to Mars, the duration and complexity of extravehicular activity (EVA) periods will increase. As a result, electrical power systems with higher capacities and broader… More

A Novel Approach to Fuel Cell and Electrolyzer Fabrication to Significantly Increase Power Density and Specific Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Bradley Fiebig, Research Associate
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
For Phase II, Lynntech proposes to implement the adhesively bonded stack technology developed in Phase I in a full-size, closed-loop, regenerative fuel cell energy storage system (ESS). The ESS will be capable of delivering 34 kW of peak power and will demonstrate a roundtrip efficiency of up to… More

SBIR Phase II: Novel Lightweight, Low Cost Fuel Cell Membrane Electrode Assemblies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalez-Martin, PI
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase II project concerns the development of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells with improved power density (kW/L) and specific power (kW/kg), reduced cost, and simplified assembly. A new type of electrically conductive polymer sheet has been developed that can be used as both, gas… More

Fuel Cell Powered 25K Loader Using Plasma Reformed JP8

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Steinshnider, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
With the ever increasing importance of reducing the environmental impact of CO2 and nitrogen oxide (NOx) producing vehicles and aircraft, designers of vehicle propulsion systems are facing greater and greater challenges. In addition to reducing emissions in these systems, any modifications to… More

An Inexpensive, Absorption-Based Optical Oxygen Detector for Use in Aircraft Fuel Tanks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brian Hennings, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
To prevent unwanted fuel ignition and possible explosion, it is critical to maintain the oxygen content in the headspace of fuel tanks to concentrations in the 9 to 12 percent by volume. Existing real-time oxygen sensors either cannot withstand the harsh JP-8 liquid/vapor environment or the lower… More

A Novel Erosion Resistant Coating for High-Temperature Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles L. Tennakoon, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
High-temperature polymer matrix composite (HTPMC) components for gas turbine engines have significant advantages over the currently used metal components, including weight savings, strength improvements, lower part counts, and reduced manufacturing costs. However, HTPMCs have a critical need for… More

Rapid Starting Hydrogen Peroxide Decomposition System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is an excellent way to store oxygen. It is infinitely miscible with water to produce easily handled solutions that are liquid from below 0 ¿C to above 100 ¿C. A liter of 50 wt% H2O2 contains as much available O2 as a cylinder of gas at a pressure of 2,860 psia, while a… More

Portable System for Sample Preparation and Differentiation of Pathogens at Strain Level

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Adrian Denvir, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,180.00
Abstract:
During the anthrax attacks in 2001, investigators had difficulty in differentiating the strains apart because B. anthracis has a low level of genetic variability. This event demonstrated the need for rapid and precise molecular subtyping technologies. Lynntech proposes to develop an… More

Novel Fabrication of Nano Device for Single DNA/Protein Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Sze-Shun Wong, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $68,000.00
Abstract:
The health of the astronauts during space flight is critical to the success of NASA?s space program. Astronauts are exposed to tremendous environmental challenges, such as cosmic radiation, microgravity and confined space. Their immune systems are easily compromised. To study these effects,… More

Integrated Device to Sample and Identify Surface Microorganisms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Adrian Denvir, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,999.00
Abstract:
It is well known that terrestrial microorganisms can thrive in a microgravity environment. There is a significant risk of transporting opportunistic pathogenic microorganisms from Earth to extraterrestrial environments, as well as the possibility of unfamiliar biocontaminants entering Earth?s… More

Novel Material for Capture and Spectral Detection of Hazardous Vapors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Northwestern University
Principal Investigator: Bikas Vaidya, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Richard P. Van Duyne
Abstract:
Rapid detection and unambiguous identification of chemical warfare agents (CWAs) and other hazardous substances at low concentrations is required to conclusively determine the level of a potential threat. Optical spectroscopic techniques such as infrared or Raman spectroscopy, providing spectral… More

A Portable and Rugged Base-Deficit Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
RI Contact: Susan Stern
Abstract:
Base deficit is a useful guide for fluid resuscitation of trauma patients and can be used for early identification of patients at high risk for shock related complications. The military has identified the value of determining based deficit in the field which would greatly improve the care of… More

Metabolic Bio-inspired Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Pennsylvania State University
Principal Investigator: Sorin G. Teodorescu, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
RI Contact: Michael Pishko
Abstract:
A typical soldier in the US ARMY carries a number of devices powered by batteries which cannot be recharged, are heavy, and when disposed off raise environmental concerns. Thus, reducing this logistic burden and providing alternate, in theatre, rechargeable energy sources are high priorities for the… More

A Nanoparticulate Photocatalytic Filter for Removal of Trace Contaminant Gases

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Anuncia Gonzalez-Martin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Maintaining a healthy atmosphere in closed life support systems is necessary for the well being of the crew and success of a space mission. Current trace contaminant control systems for removal of trace contaminant gases from cabin air are based on activated carbon filter and high temperature… More

Separation Technology for Glycoproteins

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Giletto, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
The successful identification, production, and purification of useful proteins (e.g., organophosphorous hydrolase) would allow for its incorporation into sensors, armor and equipment for soldiers, helping to improve soldier health and performance. Large portions of proteins undergo… More

Reactive Materials for Protective Clothing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Ruya R. Ozer
Award Amount: $386,447.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project aims to develop a novel surface modification technique of textiles to impart properties to the fabric necessary for their use in protective clothing. The increase in disease transmission, the widespread use of pesticides in agriculture, and the… More

Photodynamic Blood Product Decontamination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: HARVARD UNIVERSITY (MEDICAL SCHOOL)
Principal Investigator: Tim T. Wharton
Award Amount: $265,551.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this proposal is to covalently immobilize an all-carbon nanoparticle that is an excellent photosensitizer (PS) onto biologically inert polymeric backbones for the photodynamic inactivation of pathogens in blood products. The polymers will then be… More

Chelator for a Therapeutic Ra-223 Radiopharmaceutical

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Teresia Moller
Award Amount: $124,266.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Radioimmunotherapy (RIT) is an extremely promising area of cancer treatment that combines the targeting power of monoclonal antibodies with localized radiation in order to damage tumor cells. Currently, there is great interest in RIT due to the recent progress in… More

Monitoring Groundwater Contaminants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Anucia Gonzalez-Martin, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Chlorinated hydrocarbons represent the most prevalent contaminants in the subsurface, threatening the quality of groundwater at aquifers. Existing technologies for monitoring these contaminants require expensive, labor-intensive methods of sample collection and analysis. The goal of this Phase I… More

NOVEL NANOMATERIALS FOR USE IN RADIOIMMUNOTHERAPY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Tim T. Wharton
Award Amount: $404,724.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): One of every four deaths in the US is from cancer, making it the second leading cause of death, behind heart disease. According to an NIH estimate, this year about 555,500 Americans will die of cancer. Radioimmunotherapy (RIT) is one of the emerging modalities… More

Innovative Manufacturing Process to Significantly Increase Power Density and Specific Power of Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Steinshnider, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
With the recent events of September 11th, there is an urgent need for continuous surveillance of the US border. High altitude airships (HAAs) will have the ability to loiter above stationary targets at altitudes over 70,000 feet, however, they will require power systems capable of sustaining long… More

Nanoparticle Modified Textiles for Protective Clothing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Ruya R. Ozer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project aims to develop a novel surface modification technique of textiles to impart properties to the fabric necessary for their use in protective clothing. The increase in disease transmission, the widespread use of pesticides in agriculture, and the… More

A New Non-Invasive Continuous Metabolite Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Glucose and Lactic Acid are the metabolic markers of choice for health status measurements. Determination of lactic acid threshold in soldiers and athletes during times of extensive muscle use can lead to improved training resulting in higher performance. Intensive monitoring of blood glucose is… More

Acute Myocardial Infarction Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Waheguru P. Singh
Award Amount: $396,100.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Patients suffering Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) symptoms in Emergency Rooms are subjected to cardiac marker testing. These "cardiac markers" have great potential as early indicators of the presence of AMI when analyzed together for extended time periods.… More

Cancer Therapeutic Antibody Purification Matrix

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Waheguru P. Singh
Award Amount: $129,825.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): One third of all cancer therapeutics in clinical trials today are monoclonal antibodies (MAbs). Mab purification is traditionally performed using affinity and ion-chromatography. The media, however, is expensive (>$100,000/L) and unstable at room-temperature.… More

Receptor-Targeted Photosensitzers for PDT of Cancers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Hariprasad Gali
Award Amount: $124,692.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is one of the emerging modalities for the treatment of cancer. Limitations associated with the current FDA approved photosensitizer (Photofrin) for cancer treatment includes prolonged cutaneous phototoxicity, complex mixture of… More

Safe Storage, Transportation, and Use of Chemical Hydride based Hydrogen Generators for Portable Fuel Cell Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Presently, infrastructure for the transportation and storage of packaged fuels remains the limiting factor to the widespread use of portable fuel cells. Significant effort is currently underway to test and regulate several packaged fuel options, including concentrated and dilute methanol packages,… More

In Tank Bio-Remediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons on Inactive Ships

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas D. Rogers, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase I project will demonstrate that bioremediation methods can be used to biodegrade ship-based petroleum products that remain as residuals in tanks, piping and bilges of ships that are destined for dismantling or sinking to become artificial reefs. The tests that have been designed for this… More

Electrochemical Hydrogen Peroxide Generator for Multiple Applications in Space

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Charles L. Tennakoon, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Controlled Ecological Life Support System (CELSS) facilities require the development of reliable systems for the disinfection of microorganisms. There are several disinfectants that have been used, or proposed for use in CELSS facilities, including hypochlorite, iodine, ozone, silver, and quaternary… More

Bioflim Management Using Chlorine Dioxide

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Charles L. Tennakoon
Award Amount: $138,925.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: This SBIR Phase I application is concerned with the development and commercialization of a novel dual disinfectant generator that will eliminate biofilms in Dental unit water lines (DUWL) and maintain the required quality of water used for mouth irrigation. This technology development… More

Separation of Sr-90 and Ca2+ in Environmental Samples

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Teresia Moller
Award Amount: $115,082.00
Abstract:
This small business innovation research Phase I project will utilize the controllable ion exchange properties of mixed metal oxides to efficiently separate radiostrontium from calcium (and other alkaline earth metals). The ion exchange properties of hydrous metal oxides can be tailored by… More

Wearable Novel Metabolite Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Anjal Sharma, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Monitoring of a soldier's health status during deployment will allow for proper countermeasure protocols to be instituted if the soldier becomes fatigued, ill, etc. A variety of metabolic molecules have been identified (e.g., glucose) as markers that can be monitored in soldiers. A monitoring… More

Crystalline Inorganic Materials for Ga-68 Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Teresia Moller
Award Amount: $146,059.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will aim to demonstrate a laboratory generator that delivers 68Ga in an appropriate eluant that is essentially free of 68Ge and in a chemical form readily processed for further applications. 68Ga is… More

SBIR Phase II: Sensor Technology Enabling Large Array Based Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Rattaya C. Yalamanchili, Dr
Award Amount: $480,705.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II research project involves an innovative gas sensor (DiskFET) based on a commercially available hard drive mechanism, proprietary polymers for sensing, and a modified Field Effect Transistor (FET). The device as envisioned is small, handheld, … More

SBIR Phase II: Hybrid Inorganic/Organic Ion Exchange Material for the 227Ac/223Ra Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Teresia Moller, Dr
Award Amount: $452,553.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to develop a generator to produce pure radium-223 for use in cancer therapy. The alpha-emitter Ra-223 has a longer half-life than the other alpha-emitting radioisotopes (213 Bi, 212Bi and 211At) that are currently being evaluated… More

Fuel Cell Powered 25K Loader Using Plasma Reformed JP8

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Steinshnider, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
With the ever increasing importance of reducing the environmental impact of CO2 and nitrogen oxide (NOx) producing vehicles and aircraft, designers of vehicle propulsion systems are facing greater and greater challenges. In addition to reducing emissions in these systems, any modifications to… More

Portable System for Sample Preparation and Differentiation of Pathogens at Strain Level

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Adrian Denvir, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Many believe the greatest threat to our troops and homeland security are attacks using biological weapons. Recent developments of biological warfare agents parallel advances in microbiology, viruses and bacteria can be rendered more lethal through genetic engineering, and many toxins can be… More

A Nanoparticulate Photocatalytic Filter for Removal of Trace Contaminant Gases

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalez-Martin
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Maintaining a healthy atmosphere in closed life support systems is essential for crew well being and success of space missions. Current trace contaminant control (TCC) systems for removal of trace contaminant gases from cabin air are based on activated carbon filters and high temperature catalytic… More

Novel Material for Capture and Spectral Detection of Hazardous Vapors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: NORTHWESTERN UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Bikas Vaidya, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Richard Van Duyne
Abstract:
Rapid detection and unambiguous identification of chemical warfare agents is vital for efficient use of military and civil defense resources. While a variety of detection technologies are currently available, field-deployable systems such as the M21 passive IR standoff detector and the CAM/ICAM ion… More

Automated Synthesis Module for Labeling Peptides with Fluorine-18

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Hariprasad Gali, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
78763S 18F-FDG ([18F]2-deoxy-2-fluoro-D-glucose) is widely used for the diagnosis, staging, and monitoring of malignancies using positron emission tomography (PET). However, its accumulation in tissue is not specific to malignancies only, and also is ineffective for detecting cancers with no… More

Separation of Y-86 in One-Step Method for PET

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Teresia Moller, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
78757S Yttrium-86 is a positron emitter with a 14.7 hour half-life and has proven to be suitable for the assessment of Y-90-pharmaceutical biodistribution with positron emission tomography (PET). Because Y-86 can be produced in a cyclotron by bombardment of a strontium target with ~14 MeV protons,… More

A Non-Lethal, Non-Tethered, Inexpensive Electro-Muscular Disruption Projectile

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Brian Hennings
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Recent trends in law enforcement clearly illustrate the effectiveness of the taser to debilitate even the toughest targets, without causing permanent injury or lingering aftereffects. Current electric stun technology is either hand-held or short-range and tethered to the launch platform. The law… More

Enhanced Catalysts from Nanostructured Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeremy D. Steinshnider, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
79589S In his 2003 State of the Union Address, President Bush announced his initiative to make fuel cell powered automobiles a reality by 2020. This goal would require technology to reduce the cost of the fuel cell power plant. The platinum catalyst is an important target for cost reduction. … More

Novel Bench Top Point of Use Low Temperature Sterilizer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Rattaya C. Yalamanchili
Award Amount: $815,076.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Historically, steam autoclaves or dry-heat sterilizers, have played the predominant role for sterilizing devices, equipment, and supplies in hospitals and industry. This method of sterilization is less popular today due to the desire for faster sterilization… More

Covert Engineering Techniques Using Electrokinetic Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Adrian Denvir, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
With increasing numbers of US Military personnel engaged in overseas missions the Army Corps of Engineers are involved in the construction of necessary runways, bridges, and other structures needed for the rapid forward deployment of troops. Many of these construction endeavors will require… More

Covert Engineering Techniques Using Electrokinetic Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Adrian Denvir, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
In order to obtain and maintain battle space dominance through rapid force insertion it is necessary to have the ability to construct and maintain theatre landing zones, runways etc., that may be undersized, under strength or severely deteriorated. Modern construction and engineering techniques… More

Lightweight High Yield Borazane-fed Hydrogen Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
With 19.6 wt% hydrogen in its composition, borazane (NH3BH3), a water soluble, non-cryogenic solid, is one of the most hydrogen rich solids around, and a promising means to deliver hydrogen for use in fuel cells. The hydrogen can be liberated by either hydrolysis or pyrolysis with a throttleable… More

A Novel Device for Surface-Enhanced Detection of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: NORTHWESTERN UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Bikas Vaidya, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Richard P. Van Duyne
Abstract:
Onsite detection of potentially harmful chemical and biological warfare agents (CBWAs) in a timely manner is critical to the defense and safety of personnel and material assets. However, currently available methods for biological agent detection rely on fragile biomolecules for target recognition,… More

Direct Ammonia-Borane Alkaline Fuel Cell with In Situ Electrolyte Replacement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
As a water soluble powder with 19.6 wt% hydrogen, borazane (ammonia-borane, NH3BH2) is an excellent source of hydrogen for fuel cells. In Phase I of this project we demonstrated that a fuel cell can directly consume NH3BH3 from an aqueous solution and produce 160 mW/cm¿ with 80% of the fuel… More

In-Field Device for the Autonomous Detection of Harmful Algal Bloom Toxigenic Species and Toxins

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Season Wong, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) cost the U.S. economy ~$50 million per year. Early detection of blooms and a rapid response by state and federal resource managers are the most effective ways to mitigate the impacts of HABs. However, methods for detecting HAB species and their toxins are laborious,… More

Uniform Strategy for Decontamination of Stored Food

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Mark J. Flusche, Research Associate
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
The impact of acute and chronic disease via exposure to pathogens and chemical contaminants in food as well as financial losses incurred from such contaminants is significant. In an effort to increase the safety of foods, many intervention strategies have been developed, though none have been… More

Direct Ammonia-Borane Alkaline Fuel Cell with In Situ Electrolyte Replacement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $119,999.00
Abstract:
The rapidly increasing power requirements of the objective force warrior's detection and communication equipment requires the development of advanced power sources beyond that of current battery technology. Soldiers bear the physical and logistical burden of carrying many pounds of batteries into… More

Fuel Cell Supply Integration and Safety

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Presently, infrastructure for the transportation and storage of packaged fuels remains the limiting factor to the widespread use of portable fuel cells. Significant effort is currently underway to test and regulate several packaged fuel options, including concentrated and dilute methanol packages,… More

Fuel Cell Operating on Neat Formic Acid

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: VANDERBILT UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Charles Lukehart
Abstract:
Pure, or nearly pure, (neat) formic acid is easily oxidized electrochemically. It also has sufficient energy density to produce a system with over 600 Wh/kg net energy density. We propose to combine Lynntech's light, simple, and rugged monopolar fuel cell technology with high activity catalysts… More

Multifunctional Dressings for Improved Wound Healing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Adrian Denvir, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
In the present political climate, there is a significantly increased risk of vesicant agent attacks against the US armed forces and the civilian population. At present vesicant injury treatment involves wound debridement, followed by skin grafting or the application of wound dressings, which are… More

Nanopore Based Biological Sensor for Detection of Prostate Cancer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jinseong Kim, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Prostate cancer, the second most common cancer in men, is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. PSA is used widely as a serum marker for the early detection of prostate cancer and for monitoring disease recurrence after therapy. However, the use of the biomarker has been… More

A Novel High-Temperature PEM Electrolyzer Resulting In Dramatically Improved Regenerative Fuel Cell System Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: CONNECTICUT GLOBAL FUEL CELL CENTER
Principal Investigator: Brad Fiebig, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Trent M. Molter
Abstract:
The most promising energy conversion and storage system for HAAs is the combination of photovoltaic (PV) arrays with a regenerative fuel cell energy storage system. This system uses the PV arrays during the day to power the airship and electronics, while utilizing excess power to split water with… More

A Small, Portable, and Powerless Sterilization System for Medical/Dental Instruments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Giletto, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The U.S. military has a significant need to sterilize medical and dental instruments in environments where standard non-portable, power-consuming sterilization methods are limited and/or unavailable. Lynntech proposes to develop a small, light-weight, and powerless steam sterilization system for… More

A Novel Embedded Sensor Array for Corrosion Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bikas Vaidya, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Military vehicles such as trucks, tanks, aircraft, and ships are used in a variety of harsh environmental conditions such as salt water oceans, arid desserts, the humid tropics, as well as cold climates. As a result of these extreme environmental conditions, the Department of Defense spends close… More

Second Generation of Reagentless Carbon Analyzer for Water Quality Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jinseong Kim
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Water reclamation is one of the basic functions of the closed regenerative life support systems needed for manned space missions. To assure the quality of the recycled water, particularly for human consumption, monitoring of key water quality parameters, such as total organic carbon (TOC), pH, and… More

Medical Instrument Compatible Disinfectant Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Charles L. Tennakoon
Award Amount: $132,247.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long-term goal of this proposal is to develop an automated, on-demand, electrochemical generator of chlorine dioxide solution for endoscope reprocessing in collaboration with a reputed Health Science Center. The electrochemical generator will incorporate… More

Osseoinductive Surface Treatment for Dental Implants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Zoran S. Minevski
Award Amount: $134,245.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Despite recent major advances in dental implants, too often they fail because of inadequate osseointegration of the device with bone. Establishing and maintaining mature bone at the bone/device interface is critical to the success of the prosthesis. Lynntech,… More

Submillimeter Technology for Molecular Biomarkers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
Principal Investigator: Anjal C. Sharma
Award Amount: $138,026.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The ultimate objective of this research project will be the development and commercialization of a low cost, reliable and widely available point-of-care testing device for screening, diagnosis and management of disease in human patients. The proposed… More

Sensitive Detection of Bacteria Contaminated Platelets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Season S. Wong
Award Amount: $128,616.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Bacterial contamination of platelets is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality from a transfusion-transmitted infection. Bacterial contamination rates for platelets have been estimated to occur at a frequency of 1 in 2,000 to 1 in 3,000 platelet units. The… More

LPA Sensor for Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Richard A. Mcaloney
Award Amount: $138,508.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Women with ovarian cancer have the highest mortality rate among women with gynecological cancers. It is estimated that there will be over 16,090 deaths from ovarian cancer in the US in 2004. The high mortality rate is related to the inability of detecting… More

A Novel, Small High-power Output Biofuel Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sorin Teodorescu, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The development of small, high-power output biofuel cells as alternate power sources are very important for stand-alone sensors, sight and illumination devices, implantable devices, and biological sensors. The biofuel cells must be lightweight, cost-effective, and provide greater power densities… More

Nanoparticle Coating to Increase Biliary Stent Patency

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Zoran S. Minevski
Award Amount: $123,341.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Biliary stenting is a common practice to relieve the symptoms of jaundice due to an obstruction of the bile duct. In this procedure, a metal or plastic stent is placed endoscopically in the bile duct to restore bile flow and subsequently, relieve jaundice.… More

Novel Fluid Management System for Microfluidic Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan J. Cisar
Award Amount: $105,684.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Microfluidics is a valuable tool in the development of new technologies for diagnosis and/or treatment of patients. One of the most difficult problems to bring microfiuidic products to the market place is fluid management. Currently microfiuidic devices rely… More

A Novel Device for Determination of GFR Markers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Bikas Vaidya
Award Amount: $145,724.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): About 20 million Americans have chronic kidney disease while an additional 20 million are at risk. Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) is one of the best indexes of kidney function. It is determined by measuring the rate of disappearance of certain markers from… More

Increasing Mobility Through Advanced Power Sources for Assisted Mobility Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Steinshnider
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
Development of a "rendering" technique to allow people with visual impairments or dyslexia to acess the internet easily using any telphone and without using a computer

A Plasma-Based Multi-Fuel Reformer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brian Hennings, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Natural gas is an ideal feedstock for hydrogen reformers in the United States because it is inexpensive, hydrogen rich, and readily available in the United States. Oversees, natural gas is not readily available; however JP-8, the NATO single fuel for the battlefield is readily available anywhere… More

In-situ Production of Hydrogen for Buoyancy on Titan

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar
Award Amount: $67,075.00
Abstract:
Based on current observations Titan is believed to have a rich, dense atmosphere. If the findings of the Cassini and Huygens missions corroborate this, the next mission to Saturn is likely to include an autonomous vehicle capable of buoyant flight in its atmosphere. In the absence of oxygen… More

Rugged, Hand-held, and Array-based Traumatic Brain Injury Biomarker Biosensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: UNIV. OF MAINE
Principal Investigator: Richard McAloney, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: David J. Neivandt
Abstract:
On the battlefield, 30-40% of all injuries have a head injury component. A field medic must quickly assess the extent of brain injury for rapid triage of the injured soldier. Researchers have identified traumatic brain injury (TBI) related biomarkers that appear in blood some time after trauma has… More

An Integrated Optical DNA Detector for Portable PCR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: J. T. Wharton
Award Amount: $1,200,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Molecular diagnostics is the fastest-growing segment of the in-vitro diagnostics market. Nearly all molecular diagnostics assays use various amplification techniques such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to amplify specific sequence segments to easily… More

Enhanced Catalysts from Nanostructured Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeremy D. Steinshnider, Dr.
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
One of the most significant impediments to making the hydrogen economy a reality is the prohibitively high cost of fuel cell catalysts. In order to reduce these costs, a catalyst must be developed with lower precious metal content, using a streamlined production method that does not sacrifice fuel… More

Lightweight High Yield Borazane-fed Hydrogen Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
There is an urgent need for a stable and high energy density hydrogen source for portable military applications. With 19.6 wt% hydrogen in its composition, borazane (NH3BH3), a water soluble, non-cryogenic solid, is one of the most hydrogen rich solids around, and a promising source of hydrogen for… More

In-Field Device for the Autonomous Detection of Harmful Algal Bloom Toxigenic Species and Toxins

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Season Wong, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are a serious threat to coastal resources, causing impacts ranging from the contamination of seafood products with potent toxins to mortalities of wild and farmed fish and other marine animals. HABs cost the U.S. economy over $50 million annually due to the closure of… More

Separation of Sr-90 and Ca2+ in Enviromental Samples

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan J. Cisar
Award Amount: $919,615.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this SBIR project is the development of an improved inorganic ion exchanger with an extremely high selectivity for Sr2+. This ion exchanger will improve the extraction of 90Sr from groundwater at the sites around the US and the world that have become… More

Fuel Cell Operating on Neat Formic Acid

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,947.00
RI Contact: Charles M. Lukehart
Abstract:
Pure, or nearly pure, (neat) formic acid is easily oxidized electrochemically. It has sufficient energy density to produce a power supply system with over 600 Wh/kg net energy density. We have demonstrated that Lynntech's light, simple, and rugged monop

A Small, Portable, and Powerless Sterilization System for Medical/Dental Instruments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Giletto, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Lynntech proposes to develop a small, light-weight, and powerless steam sterilization system for the DOD to sterilize medical and dental instruments in environments where standard non-portable, power-consuming sterilization methods are limited and/or unavailable. The system includes small,… More

Novel Regenerative Carbon Analyzer for Water Quality Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jinseong Kim, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
One of the highest priorities of a regenerative life support system for manned space missions (to the Moon, Mars, and other remote locations) is to recover and process wastewater to provide clean water. Among detectors used to monitor recycled water quality, a total organic carbon (TOC) instrument… More

A Plasma-Based Multi-Fuel Reformer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brian Hennings, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Inexpensive methods of producing large amounts of high-quality hydrogen are critical barriers to the implementation of a hydrogen-based transportation economy. Technology has been rapidly progressing in the field of hydrocarbon reformers; however, no single reformer currently exists that can reform… More

Increasing Mobility Through Advanced Power Sources for Assisted Mobility Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Steinshnider
Award Amount: $499,999.00
Abstract:
The project develops a high-capacity hydrogen storage system for a fuel cell/battery hybrid power supply for electric wheelchairs and scooters. The light-weight, rugged, simple to recharge, and environmentally friendly system is fabricated to deliver over 1.2kW of peakpower and optimize for an… More

Solid Borazane Hydrogen Storage and Generation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Wayne Gellett, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Lynntech proposes a hydrogen generator, coupled with Lynntech's previously developed alkaline fuel cell systems for portable applications, that offers advantages over battery power in size, operational time between refueling, and operations in military environments. With 19.6 wt% hydrogen, borazane… More

A Novel Route for The Production of Net Shaped Transparent Spinel for Infrared Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Duraiswamy Ravichandran, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Optical quality spinel (MgAl2O4) is finding an increased number of applications for military acquisition, tracking and pointing systems as well as ground vehicle and aircraft armor. This spinel offers a lower cost substitute for presently used sapphire without compromising the needed strength for… More

In Situ Oxygen Production from Lunar and Martian Regolith

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Hennings, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
In situ oxygen production is of immense importance to NASA in the support of the NASA initiative to sustain man's permanent presence in space. The oxygen produced can be used as breathable oxygen, as a source of fuel for Moon or Mars based vehicles (for either return to Earth or as a basis for… More

A Low Power, Low Noise, Electrochemically Driven Air Pump for Portable Fuel Cell Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Brad Fiebig, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Lynntech proposes to develop a low power, low noise, electrochemically driven air pump for portable fuel cell systems. Air delivery is achieved using a dual-diaphragm pump actuated via Lynntech's highly energy efficient electrochemical pump. In Phase I a prototype pump will be developed to… More

A Novel Technology for Simultaneous TOC Reduction and Biofouling Prevention

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Charles L. Tennakoon, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Long-duration space missions such as the upcoming Moon and Mars missions require reliable systems for the preparation of potable water through efficient recycling, and prevention of biofilm growth on reverse osmosis (RO) membranes and water lines. Lynntech, Inc. proposes a novel technology to… More

Safe, Backpackable Method For Field Neutralization of Small Arms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: UNIVERISTY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,000.00
RI Contact: Florian Mansfeld
Abstract:
This Phase I STTR effort involves harnessing the power of accelerated corrosion for the purpose of safely neutralizing small arms caches. A key part of the fight against irregular forces is finding their hidden small arms caches and either removing or destroying them. When removal is not possible… More

Compact, Lightweight, Disposable Electrochemical Pump for Portable Drug Infusion with Direct Flow Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Roger Van Boeyen, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Lynntech proposes to develop a compact, lightweight, disposable drug infusion pump with integrated safety features. These features include direct monitoring of the fluid flow, air bubble elimination, and inline air bubble detection. Fluid delivery is achieved using dual-diaphragm pump actuated via… More

A Novel Hydrogel Colorimetric Urea Sensor for Dialysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Anjal C. Sharma
Award Amount: $149,263.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Phase I proposal addresses the dire need for continuous on-line monitoring of urea concentration within dialysate fluid to gauge dialysis adequacy. At present, patients are dialyzed for a fixed amount of time. However, if the waste concentration within the… More

Portable High Efficiency Electrochemical Cell for Hydrogen Peroxide Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Charles Tennakoon
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Daniel A. Scherson
Abstract:
A portable, safe, and efficient source of hydrogen peroxide that can be coupled with the Army's existing evaporation technology provides an efficient means of generating vaporous hydrogen peroxide to neutralize chemical and biological agents in enclosed areas such as buildings, aircraft, or tanks. … More

Hyperspectral Polarimeter for Monitoring Balloon Strain

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tony Ragucci, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
NASA's latest generation of superpressure, ultra long duration balloons (ULDB) extend the flight time for stratospheric experiments to levels previously unattainable with zero-pressure balloons, while maintaining established load and altitude capabilities. However, the co-extruded polyethylene film… More

Compact Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Power System Using Pulsed Electrical Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sandra Withers-Kirby, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
There is an ever increasing demand for electrical power for individual soldier use. Presently, primary or secondary rechargeable batteries are utilized for field portable power devices; however, their energy capacity is insufficient to sustain the energy needs of an extended mission. Supplying… More

Self-Detoxifying, Disposable Protective Garments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Anthony Giletto
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
There are many types of limited use or disposable protective garments and apparel designed to inhibit/retard the passage of hazardous liquids and biological contaminates through the garment to the wearer. The current state-of-the-art Chem-Bio protective suits contain carbon-beads layered into… More

Reagentless and Realtime Detection of Airborne Microorganisms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Bikas Vaidya
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The potential use of chemical and biological weapons for mass destruction is one of the most serious concerns facing the US defense forces. Currently available devices for collection and identification of biological agents require extensive sample preparation and well equipped laboratories. Other… More

Nano Particles Modified Shelter Materials for Self Decontamination and Visible Detection of Chemical Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Waheguru Singh, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Collective Protection Shelters have historically been heavy, cumbersome, carried a high logistic burden, and above all been very expensive. Through the years advances have been made in barrier materials to improve the protective capabilities of collective protection shelters. These solutions include… More

Electrochemical Method for Viable Pathogen Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Adrian J. Denvir
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The specific aim of this application is to develop a new, automated system for the rapid detection of bacterial contamination (especially Escherichia co//O157:H7) in meat and meat products. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that 76 million people suffer… More

Implantable Biofuel Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Sorin Teodorescu, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Current implantable medical devices require the use of batteries, which need to be highly encapsulated due to their toxicity in the event of a spill. Moreover, when the battery is discharged and needs replacement, surgery is required. This project will develop a biofuel cell that feeds on… More

MODULAR AUTOMATED RADIOCHEMICAL SYNTHESIZER FOR PREPARIN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Haripradad Gali
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Electrokinetic Process for D&D of Concrete Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Adrian J. Denvir, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Many facilities throughout the DOE complex are required to reside in a safe-storage (or surveillance and maintenance) mode until such time that funding resources are available to perform decontamination and demolition. Long-term monitoring systems are required to ensure against a contaminant… More

Ferrate Conversion Coating for Corrosion Protection of High-Temperature Diecast Magnesium Alloys

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Eric Clarke, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The use of high temperature, creep-resistant magnesium alloys has been suggested as a way to reduce an automobile¿s weight, with attendant reductions in fuel consumption and emissions. Target components include transmission housings, covers, and engine blocks. However, the scope of these… More

High Power, Long Endurance Micro Fuel Cell for Micro Air Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brad Fiebig, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Current battery technology is unable to provide necessary time of operation for some micro air vehicles (MAVs) and ground mobile robotic platforms resulting in a strong desire for longer lasting power sources. Lithium-based rechargeable and primary battery chemistries are at the limits of… More

High-efficiency Power Supply for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Steinshnider, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, UAVs, are becoming increasingly important for the military and commercial sectors. They allow the user to access areas that are high risk or where manned aircraft is costly. Small UAVs used for surveillance of battlespace, must have a short response time and be capable of… More

A Novel Mixed Metal Oxide Supported Catalyst System for Improved Fuel Cell Oxygen Reduction Reactions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Wayne Gellett, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Polymer electrolyte membrane electrochemical systems, such as fuel cells, offer many advantages over competing energy conversion technologies in terms of energy density and lifetimes. However, for this technology to become commercially viable, several technological breakthroughs are required with… More

BioAdvise - A Rapid and Fully Automated Biothreat Evaluation Module

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Season Wong, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
With the increasing number of biological agents that are likely to be used in terrorists¿ attacks, there is a significant need for an easy-to-use and practical biothreat detection system for homeland security. Lynntech`s fully automated BioAdvise biothreat evaluation module utilizes… More

Interior Surface Modified Novel Zeolite Adsorbents for Preferential CO2 Adsorption at High Relative Humidity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Current gas separation and purification technologies not only carry large energy penalties and associated capital costs but also are a major contributor of carbon dioxide in the environment. To address these problems, this project will develop cost-effective, energy-friendly mesoporous adsorbents… More

Nanoporous Sorbents for Mercury Removal from Flue Gases

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Hariprasad Gali
Award Amount: $115,551.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Mercury is a significant environmental concern because of its toxicity, persistence in the environment, and bioaccumulation in the food chain. Approximately 80% of all U.S. mercury emissions come from coal-fired power plants and waste incinerators. Mercury is… More

New Nanoparticles for Antimicrobial Therapy of Dental Plaque Related Diseases

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: J. T. Wharton
Award Amount: $145,988.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The accumulation of bacterial biofilms on tooth surfaces (dental plaque) is responsible for some of the most widespread bacterially induced diseases of man. These diseases include both caries and periodontal disease. Current treatment regimes for most plaque… More

Rugged, Hand-held, and Array-based Traumatic Brain Injury Biomarker Biosensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: UNIV. OF FLORIDA
Principal Investigator: Richard McAloney, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Brian Prindle
Abstract:
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) accounted for 15 - 25 % of all combat casualties since WW-II. In the US, 1.4 million people annually sustain a TBI causing 50,000 deaths. Lynntech proposes to develop a hand-held, automated, rugged, field-deployable diagnostic sensor for use by deployed medical personnel… More

In-Situ Production of Hydrogen for Buoyancy on Titan

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $595,579.00
Abstract:
Resupply of materials in space applications is a significant logistical problem. Historically the replacement materials have been carried with the spacecraft. This problem increases dramatically as mission duration and distance from the earth increases, as in missions to Saturn or Titan. It is… More

A Nanocrystal-Based Device for Point-of-Care Molecular Differential Diagnostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Season S. Wong
Award Amount: $99,168.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The specific aim of this Phase I application is to use nucleic acid modified nanoprobes for the development of a new and affordable nucleic acid detection system for the rapid identification of infectious diseases. The applications and market of in vitro… More

Efficient Treatment of Toxic Metal Contaminated Wet Scrubber Wastewater from Coal-Fired Power Plants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Hariprasad Gali, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Data from EPA's Mercury Information Collection Request (ICR) reveals that soluble mercury (Hg) is captured in wet flue-gas-desulfurization (FGD) systems, such as those used in units burning bituminous coal. Furthermore, the use of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) for NOx control enhances the… More

Environmentally Benign Production of Nanoscale Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Duraiswamy Ravichandram, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed sorbents will have potential applications in i) industrial wastewater treatment plants, ii) municipal wastewater treatment plants, iii) nuclear waste treatment plants, iv) drinking water treatment plants, v) several types of existing point-of-use and point-of-entry water purifying… More

Real-time Reagentless and Arrayed Detector for the Monitoring of Harmful Algal Bloom Toxins

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Richard McAloney, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) occur in aquatic environments when conditions trigger an increase in the abundance of organisms that produce toxins. The toxins are transferred through the food web where they affect and even kill zooplankton, shellfish, fish, birds, marine mammals, and possibly humans.… More

A Novel, Hybrid Desalination System for One-Man Survival Kit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brian Hennings, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
There exists a dire need for a reliable, lightweight, easy-to-use device capable of producing potable water for an individual from a saline water source (Seawater or brackish). The device should be as lightweight as possible (on the order of 1 pound) and capable of providing 40 ml/min of drinkable… More

A Field Deployable Biomarker Sensing Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard A. McAloney, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The monitoring of biomarkers is a viable way to determine the health of an individual, the presence of disease, and the possible exposure to toxic chemicals such as biological warfare agents. A deployable biomarker panel sensor that is reagentless and could be deployed for weeks would allow field… More

Smart Nanostructures for Advanced Corrosion Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Waheguru Singh, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Achieving the U.S. Navy's goal of reducing manning on ships requires decreasing maintenance-type activities. Reducing corrosion-related maintenance, which at times amounts to nearly half the fleet's maintenance budget, could lead to significant reductions in operational and support cost and would… More

High Efficiency Photo-Electrochemical Cell for Hydrogen Generation for Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalez-Martin, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
High efficiency, inexpensive photo-electrochemical cells that directly generate hydrogen from ambient solar energy and water will provide an on-board real-time source of hydrogen to extend the range and improve the mission capabilities of fuel cell-powered military devices such as small unmanned air… More

Nanoparticle Modified Textiles for Protective Clothing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Waheguru P. Singh
Award Amount: $1,021,885.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The aim of this Phase II proposal is to develop and implement a novel textile surface modification technique to impart a reactive barrier necessary for their use in protective clothing for healthcare workers. Hospital F irst Receivers represent a new class of… More

A Non-Lethal, Non-Tethered, Inexpensive Electro-Muscular Disruption Projectile

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Brian Hennings, Research Scientist – (979) 693-0017
Award Amount: $925,999.32
Abstract:
Recent trends in law enforcement clearly illustrate the effectiveness of the taser to debilitate even the toughest targets, without causing permanent injury or lingering aftereffects. Current electric stun technology is either hand-held or short-range and tethered to the launch platform. The law… More

Expedited High-Affinity Ligand Generation from Biomarker Sequence by Integration of Data Mining with High-throughput Screening

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sriram Shankar, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Frontline and support military personnel often may be exposed to toxic industrial, biological, or chemical agents. These typically elicit a biochemical reaction resulting in the release of protein biomarkers that are measurable in the blood or urine. Sensitive and specific identification of these… More

High-Speed Hyperspectral Polarimeter for Measuring Parachute Canopy Strain

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Tony Ragucci, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The parachute development process can be expensive and time-consuming due to the current need for iterative, full-scale flight testing. Although new computational algorithms for parachute modeling are being developed at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center, these models must be validated through… More

Portable Treatment System for EFV Bilge Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brian Hennings, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The EFV (Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle) is a self-deploying, armored amphibious vehicle capable of transporting Marines from Naval ships to inland objectives. Despite its capabilities, a major complication lies in water that collects in the bilge of the vehicles. Upon the completion of water… More

Highly Efficient Portable Trace Explosives Sampling System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Bikas Vaidya, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The transportation system is an attractive target for terrorists because it could allow them to cause immediate harm to large numbers of people and create anxiety for many more. The detection and mitigation of attacks on transportation are made more difficult by the transient nature of the… More

Inexpensive TSP Based Reagentless Explosive Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Anjal Sharma, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
It has become imperative to counter the escalating threat of improvised explosive device attacks on our armed forces personnel deployed in foreign locations by seeking out and neutralizing local terrorist operated bomb making factories. Such factories are typically located in apartment buildings or… More

Multi-functional Fluidic Manifold for Portable Fuel Cell Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Steinshnider, Senior Reseach Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Significant progress has been made in recent years in portable fuel cell systems to increase energy and power densities. However, the majority of the focus has been in fuel cell development or hydrogen storage with little consideration towards the system ancillary components (pumps, valves,… More

High-Performance Direct Methanol Fuel Cell with Bipolar Membrane Structure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sandra Withers-Kirby, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Power demands of objective force warriors are rapidly growing, increasing the need for small, light, energy-dense power supplies. The burden of batteries an individual soldier transports must be reduced. High energy density fuel cell systems offer a promising alternative to batteries with methanol… More

Low Cost, Compact Plasma Fuel Reformer for APUs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Brian Hennings, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) auxiliary power units (APUs) in the 1¿5 kWe range represent a significant market entry point for fuel cells, and have the capability of reducing fuel consumption of idling trucks by nearly half a billion gallons of diesel per year (along with a corresponding reduction… More

Bifunctional Heterogeneous Enzyme-Mimetic Catalysts for Biofuel Refining

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ulf Drechsler, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The increased utilization of abundant domestic and renewable biofeedstocks as fuels would contribute substantially to reducing the need for imported oil. Renewable fuels have emerged as attractive alternatives to their petroleum based counterparts, offering several environmental benefits. Despite… More

Reduced Waste Process to Produce Biofuels with Enhanced Properties

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Brian Hennings
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
"Renewable biofuels are gaining ever-increasing attention as alternatives to petroleum-based fuels for several reasons. Biofuels are advantageous from an economic and national security standpoint since they reduce the dependency on foreign oil imports and advantageous from an environmental… More

A New Litter Disinfectant for Poultry Pathogen Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Adrian Denvir
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
In the United States an estimated 2.4 million cases of human campylobacteriosis and 1.4 million cases of nontyphoidal human salmonellosis occur each year. Contaminated poultry meat is considered the most important vehicle of human infection with Campylobacter and Salmonella in the United States.… More

Added Value Preprocessing of Low Quality Biomass for Bioenergy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: K. S. McKenzie, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In an effort to decrease dependency on foreign oil, the United States has recently implemented new strategies to increase demand for alternative renewable fuels. One highly favorable alternative is the conversion of biomass to bioenergy. Although the Biomass Research and Development Technical… More

Water Quality Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalez-Martin
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
"Water quality issues have increasingly become the focus of attention of United States citizens, private and public organizations, and units of government striving to meet competing demands while protecting the environment and public health. It is known that contaminated surface water and… More

Uniform Strategy for Decontamination of Stored Food

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Mark J. Flusche, Research Associate
Award Amount: $346,000.00
Abstract:
The impact of acute and chronic disease via exposure to pathogens, toxins, and chemical contaminants in food as well as financial losses incurred from such contaminants is significant. In an effort to increase the safety of foods, many intervention strategies have been developed, though none have… More

Nitric Oxide Releasing Topical Gel for Burn Wound Healing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: K. S. Mckenzie
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Nitric oxide (NO) gas has been shown to play a significant role in the promotion and regulation of diverse wound healing processes, including burn wounds. NO has also been shown to have promise as an antimicrobial thera peutic and has broad range of effectiveness… More

Silver Encapsulated Magnetic Nanoparticles for Pathogen Inactivation in Platelets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Season S. Wong
Award Amount: $145,364.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this Phase I project is to demonstrate the feasibility of combining the well known and accepted antimicrobial metallic silver compound with magnetic nanoparticles and perform preliminary evaluation of its ef ficacy in bacterial inactivation in… More

Reduced NOx Using On-Board Plasma Generated Hydrogen

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Brian Hennings, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Off road diesel powered equipment (i.e., tractors, dozers, excavators, backhoes, surface equipment, etc.) are designed with lifetimes of more the 25 to 30 years. As such, most of the diesel equipment in use today were manufactured before there were any emission standards at all, much less are up to… More

An Inexpensive Biological and Chemical Decontamination Solution from a Powdered Concentrate

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Anthony Giletto, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
All levels of government and law enforcement are making plans to contain the effects of a terrorist attach using CBW agents. An important containment strategy is to enable emergency response personnel (police, fire fighters, etc.) to neutralize the threat using decontamination methods. The two… More

Electrochemical-Driven Fluid Pump for Spacecraft Thermal Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Roger W. van Boeyen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
With the increasing power demands and longer life spans of space vehicles, their thermal management becomes ever more critical. Accompanying this is an unprecedented need for reduction in spacecraft size and weight. However, reduced weight leads to higher power densities, and waste-heat… More

Nano Particles Modified Shelter Materials for Self Decontamination and Visible Detection of Chemical Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Waheguru Singh, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Collective Protection Shelters have historically been heavy, cumbersome, carried a high logistic burden, and above all been very expensive. Although, through the years several advances have been made in barrier materials to improve the protective capabilities of collective protection shelters, a… More

High-efficiency Power Supply for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Steinshnider, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, UAVs, are becoming increasingly important for the military and commercial sectors. They allow the user to access areas that are high risk or where manned aircraft is costly. Small UAVs used for surveillance of battlespace, must have a short response time and be capable of… More

A Novel Technology for Simultaneous TOC Reduction and Biofouling Prevention

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Charles L. Tennakoon, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $598,278.00
Abstract:
Recycling of water using biological processes is a primary goal of NASA's advanced life support programs. This proposal concerns a technology to simultaneously reduce the microbial count (MC) and total organic carbon (TOC) content of biological water processor (BWP) effluent. This technology is… More

High Efficiency Photo-Electrochemical Cell for Hydrogen Generation for Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalez-Martin, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Solar production of hydrogen from water, photoelectrolysis, offers a renewable route to clean, high quality hydrogen for portable field devices, ground support vehicles, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Photoelectrochemical production of hydrogen can eliminate a logistics stream needed to… More

High Power, Long Endurance Micro Fuel Cell for Micro Air Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Steinshnider, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) are becoming increasingly important for military and commercial sectors. Current battery technology is unable to provide necessary time of operation for some MAVs and ground mobile robotic platforms resulting in a strong desire for longer lasting power sources.… More

Reagentless and Realtime Detection of Airborne Microorganisms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Bikas Vaidya, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Biological weapons are among the most serious threats facing the United States defense forces, today. Currently available bioaerosol sampling systems and cassettes require both sample preparation and a well equipped laboratory for analysis. Other detection methods rely on fragile bio-molecules for… More

Self-Detoxifying, Disposable Protective Garments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Anthony Giletto, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $410,850.00
Abstract:
While zero-based tolerance protective clothing is suitable for first responders, it provides an unnecessary level of protection for first receivers who are exposed to a considerably reduced threat. The use of zero-based tolerance garments by first receivers is particularly problematic since they… More

Platform for a Cold Atom Inertial Navigation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF VIRGINIA
Principal Investigator: Tony Ragucci, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Charles A. Sackett
Abstract:
Lynntech in collaboration with the atomic physics group at the University of Virginia propose to implement an experimental study of the decohering effects on a Bose Einstein Condensate interferometer. The end result will be the specifications for the design of a stable rotation platform used for the… More

Compact, Lightweight, Disposable Electrochemical Pump for Portable Drug Infusion with Direct Flow Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Roger Van Boeyen, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Lynntech proposes to develop a compact, lightweight, disposable drug infusion pump with integrated safety features. These features include direct monitoring of the fluid flow, air bubble elimination, and inline air bubble detection. Fluid delivery is achieved using a hermetically sealed,… More

Portable High Efficiency Electrochemical Cell for Hydrogen Peroxide Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Charles L. Tennakoo, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Kamalesh K. Sirkar
Abstract:
The use of vaporous hydrogen peroxide (VHP) has been shown to be an effective and safe means of decontaminating sensitive equipment and enclosed areas including buildings, tanks, and aircraft that have been contaminated with chemical and biological agents. Currently, a viable means of producing… More

A Novel Mixed Metal Oxide Supported Catalyst System for Improved Fuel Cell Oxygen Reduction Reactions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalez-Martin, Dr
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
For fuel cell technology to become viable, electrocatalysts must efficiently utilize precious metals, in order to achieve low precious metal loadings. In addition, the catalysts must have a long operating life to keep replacement costs down. Current catalysts, based on loading platinum on… More

Interior Surface Modified Novel Zeolite Adsorbents for Preferential CO2 Adsorption at High Relative Humidity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Dr
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Virtually all of energy for transportation and nearly two-thirds of the energy for electricity is supplied from fossil fuel combustion, the major contributor of carbon dioxide in the environment. Cost-effective and energy-friendly adsorbents, which can adsorb carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide… More

Wide-Area Infrared Imager (WAIRI) for Increasing Human Detection Probability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Tony Ragucci, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Koopman search theory is built on the concept of sweep width to determine the probability of detection (POD) for a target in a defined area. Turret-mounted forward-looking infrared (FLIR) imagers have a high POD for targets within a narrow field of view but these devices, if used alone, severely… More

Implantable Biofuel Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Season Wong, Dr
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Implantable medical devices ¿ such as pacemakers, nerve stimulators, drug delivery pumps, and biosensors ¿ offer tremendous patient benefits. However, the batteries currently used to supply power to these devices have a large footprint and a limited lifetime, requiring periodic surgical… More

Efficient Treatment of Toxic Metal Contaminated Wet Scrubber Wastewater from Coal-Fired Power Plants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Hariprasad Gali, Dr
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Coal-fired electricity generating plants use flue-gas emission control technologies to contain green house gases and other materials that pollute the environment. Although these control methods bring the plant into compliance with emissions regulations, they also have been shown to increase the… More

Advanced Materials for Low Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: UNIV. OF FLORIDA
Principal Investigator: Christopher P. Rhodes, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: Eric Wachsman
Abstract:
Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) offer high efficiency, quiet operation, reduced emissions, internal fuel reformation, and fuel flexibility, however current SOFCs are restricted to predominately stationary applications based on their high operating temperatures and expensive high temperature ceramics.… More

Label-free Immunoassay-based Sensor Array for Assessment of Exposure to PAHs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jinseong Kim
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant) Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) constitute a complex group formed from incomplete combustion of organic carbon and are found in significant amounts in automobile exhaust, cigarette smoke, various foods, an d industrial waste by-products. They… More

Targeted Gene Therapy Using Synthetic Vectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: J. T. Wharton
Award Amount: $133,423.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Gene therapy is a promising approach for treatment of human diseases rooted in genetic disorders (e.g., cancer). However, a major obstacle in the application of gene therapy as a viable treatment modality is the develop ment of safe and effective gene transfer… More

SBIR Phase I: Novel Method for the Deposition of Electrically Conductive Patterns of Carbon Nanotubes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Sze-Shun R. Wong, PhD
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project involves the development of a cost effective, scaleable, and non-lithographic-based deposition system to deposit electrically conductive CNTs patterns on a wide range of substrates. The advantageous physical properties of carbon nanotubes… More

Portable Pesticide Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Tony J. Ragucci
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant) Pesticides pose a significant health hazard to the general public and especially individuals working or living around farmland. Pesticides can enter the drinking water supply via run-off into lakes and streams. Pe ople can be exposed to pesticides by… More

SBIR Phase I: Advanced Materials for Hybrid Electrochemical Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Christopher P. Rhodes, DSc
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project involves the development of a nanostructured electrode material for high energy and power density hybrid electrochemical capacitors. The proposed work involves an innovative, low-cost manufacturing process to result in a nanostructured… More

Fullerene-based Photosensitizers for PDT of Dysplastic Oral Keratinocytes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: J. T. Wharton
Award Amount: $141,414.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose to develop new fullerene-based photosensitizers (PS) for topical photodynamic therapy of pre-malignant lesions of the oral cavity and pharynx. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a non-invasive procedure that uses a non-toxic photosensitizer and visible… More

Polymer Nanocomposite Materials with Enhanced Properties for Medical Tubing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Naima Bestaouispurr
Award Amount: $206,408.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In many medical applications, the enhancements required for medical devices are mechanical in nature. State-of-the-art, highly engineered medical devices allow physicians to perform procedures noninvasively that were pr eviously possible only through surgery. The… More

Medical Instrument Compatible Disinfectant Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Charles L. Tennakoon
Award Amount: $921,571.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Lynntech, Inc in collaboration with a reputed medical school proposes the development of an automated, on- demand, electrochemical generator of chlorine dioxide for a variety of high level disinfection applications, inc luding endoscope reprocessing and surgical… More

A Novel Device for Determination of GFR Markers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Bikas Vaidya
Award Amount: $987,891.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): About 20 million Americans have chronic kidney disease while an additional 20 million are at risk. Over the next 10 years, the number of patients in the U.S. with end stage renal disease is expected to double. Some majo r causes of kidney dysfunction include… More

Osseoinductive Surface Treatment for Dental Implants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Zoran S. Minevski
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): eliminating the incidence of bone implant failures in humans. Titanium alloys are widely used as implants because of their excellent mechanical properties and corrosion behavior in the physiological environment. Neverth eless, titanium is a bioinert material with… More

Remediation Process for Aflatoxin Contaminated Foods

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: K. S. Mckenzie
Award Amount: $904,029.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Aflatoxins are carcinogenic compounds that are produced by Aspergillus molds on diverse agricultural commodities and affect up to 25 percent of the world's food crops. Due to a lack of practical methods to remove and de stroy these compounds in food and feed,… More

Sensitive Detection of Bacterial Contamination in Platelets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Season S. Wong
Award Amount: $1,282,649.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Bacterial contamination of platelets is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality from a transfusion- transmitted infection. Bacterial contamination rates for platelets have been estimated to occur at a frequency of 1 in 2,000 to 1 in 3,000 platelet units.… More

Ultrasensitive Contaminant Detection for PEM Fuel Cell Hydrogen Feed Strain

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard McAloney, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Hydrogen fuel cells are poised to replace the internal combustion engine in the future. One example is a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell that operates at low temperature and high power densities making them ideal candidates for automobile and other small domestic power applications. The… More

Field Portable Device for Monitoring Trihalomethanes in Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Bikas Vaidya, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The treatment of water with chlorine is an effective way to kill waterborne pathogens such as bacteria, parasites and viruses. This process, however, produces a toxic byproduct from the chemical reaction between chlorine and natural organic matter in the form of trihalomethanes (THMs). These THMs… More

Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) Permeable Encapsulating Agents for Effective Delivery of CNS-active Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Sriram Shankar, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Drug transport in the central nervous system is highly regulated by the Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB). Most medicines, including many for treating cancer, Alzheimer's, and stroke, do not meet essential criteria, such as lipophilicity and low molecular weight, required for appreciable transport into the… More

Bio-Advise - A Rapid and Fully Automated Biothreat Evaluation Model

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Season Wong, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
In the event of a biological threat, first responders need tools that enable them to rapidly determine if a release is real or a hoax, which requires identifying multiple threat agents from a complex environmental sample. Current threat analysis is costly, time-consuming, and requires complex… More

A Novel Method to Generate Antimicrobial Features on Fabrics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Waheguru P. Singh
Award Amount: $102,005.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The economic impact of microbial contamination is significant and the consumer interests and demands for protection are at an all time high. Therefore developing antimicrobial materials that can be used to create medica l textiles that will provide advanced… More

Photodynamic Therapy of Disseminated Peritoneal Tumor Using New Photosensitizers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: J. T. Wharton
Award Amount: $1,168,589.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Disseminated peritoneal cancer is caused by the spread of primary epithelial cancer as a result of shedding cells followed by implantation into other tissues and organs within the peritoneum. It occurs in late stages of cancer but is also responsible for tumor… More

Novel Fluid Management System for Microfluidic Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $944,181.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Microfluidics is a branch of science dealing with the behavior, precise control and manipulation of microliter and nanoliter volumes of fluids. Its applications include blood-cell-separation, biochemical assays, chemica l synthesis, genetic analysis (e.g.,… More

Development of a Lightweight, More Comfortable, and Durable Clothing Ensemble with Improved Flame-Resistant Properties

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Waheguru Singh, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Current Marine Corps combat utility uniforms are not flame retardant. They do not self-extinguish after a flame exposure, which can lead to increased burn injuries. Furthermore synthetic materials, used in many types of garments, can melt and fuse onto the skin causing serious burn injuries in a… More

Advanced Low Temperature Ionic Liquids for Naval Electrochemical Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Christopher Rhodes, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The development of improved performance supercapacitors, batteries, electrochromic devices, sensors, and other electrochemical devices is critical to meet the current and future needs of Naval Air Systems. The ability of electrochemical devices to operate over extreme temperature limits (-70 to… More

On-Demand Disinfectant Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Giletto, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Currently, the U.S. Navy uses a 4wt% sodium hypochlorite solution (bottled bleach) as a general disinfectant/sanitizer in the field. The solution is used for processing fresh fruits and vegetables, water purification, surface sanitizing, and general cleaning use. However, the limited shelf-life of… More

Rapid Bioelectrochemical Monitoring Shipboard Effluent

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Duncan Hitchens, Vice President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
To address the Navy's need for real time monitoring of organics in wastewater treatment systems, Lynntech proposes a microbial fuel cell based sensor for monitoring Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) of shipboard effluents. The proposed sensor directly converts chemical energy of organic compounds from… More

Modified Polymer with High Permittivity for High Energy Storage Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Naima Bestaoui-Spurr, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
New dielectric materials for large pulsed power capacitors that show good processability, high thermal performance (> 120C) and storage capability of more than 10 J/cc are needed for future naval vessels. Current state-of-the-art capacitors are polypropylene based and deliver 1 J/cc. Even though… More

Advanced Hydroxyl Ion-Conducting Membranes and Ionomers for Alkaline Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Christopher Rhodes, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Alkaline fuel cell (AFC)-based power systems offer advantages over proton-exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs). Superior electrochemical reaction thermodynamics for both oxygen reduction and fuel oxidation under alkaline environments make alkaline fuel cell technology a better candidate for… More

Rapid and Label-Free Fecal Coliform Enumeration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard McAloney, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
US Navy ships generate substantial quantities of wastewater from toilet, laundry, shower, galley and other sources. An aircraft carrier alone can generate nearly half a million gallons of wastewater per day. Due to the limited size of holding tanks, this wastewater must be discharged regularly.… More

Compact, Lightweight, Efficient Cooling Pump for Space Suit Life Support Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Roger van Boeyen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
With the increasing demands placed on extravehicular activity (EVA) for the International Space Station assembly and maintenance, along with planned lunar and Martian missions, the need for increased human productivity and capability becomes ever more critical. This is most readily achieved by… More

High Power Density Sediment Microbial Fuel Cell for Powering Seafloor Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: TEXAS A&M UNIV.
Principal Investigator: G. D. Hitchens, VP & Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: John Morse
Abstract:
Sediment microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are ideal for powering devices such as sensors that are designed to be operated marine, estuarine, and freshwater environments. However, low power densities and difficulties with building reliable multi-cell MFC systems have limited their use. To reach the… More

Sequential Isoelectric Point Separation of Proteins Using Non-Gel, Microfluidic System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Gareth Hughes, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The measurement of biochemical changes within the human body can provide a means to monitor a person's physiological health. Many of the biochemicals that provide a snapshot of a person's health are proteins. The challenge with measuring proteins is the existence of approximately ten orders of… More

SBIR Phase II: Advanced Materials for Hybrid Electrochemical Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Christopher P. Rhodes, DSc
Award Amount: $467,171.00
Abstract:
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project involves the development of a nanostructured electrode material for high energy and power density hybrid electrochemical capacitors also called ultracapacitors or supercapacitors. Symmetric electrochemical capacitors that consist of two… More

Single Step Surface Modification of NonFluorinated Polymers for Infection Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $101,964.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CR-BSI) occur at an average rate of 5 per 1,000 catheter days in intensive-care units in the United States, resulting in 80,000 episodes of CR-BSI per year. Most cases of CR- BSI s are caused by microorganisms that… More

Rapid and Enclosed System for the Identification of Multi-Drug Resistant TB

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Season S. Wong
Award Amount: $145,242.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Tuberculosis (TB) caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the seventh leading cause of death worldwide, second only to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) among infectious di seases. In 2004, an estimated 8.9 million… More

Electrochemical-Driven Fluid Pump for Spacecraft Thermal Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Roger W. van Boeyen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
With the increasing power demands and longer life spans of space vehicles, their thermal management becomes ever more critical. Accompanying this is an unprecedented need for reduction in spacecraft size and weight. However, reduced weight leads to higher power densities, and waste-heat… More

Topical Treatment of Diabetic Wounds to Increase Dermal Microvascular Blood Flow

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: N/A
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $218,531.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Project Summary/Abstract Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) and the related excess morbidity and mortality as a consequence of foot problems in people with diabetes represent a major public health challenge. The cost for the tr eatment of DFU and amputation in US in 2001… More

Solid Hydroxyl Conducting Electrolyte

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries are the mainstay of high-energy battery systems. Currently NiMH batteries use a liquid electrolyte on a porous solid separator, which leads to batteries that not only are larger than necessary but also can release corrosive liquid KOH if the battery were… More

Improved Heterogeneous Catalyst for the Production of Biodiesel

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Anthony Giletto, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
There is a only a finite amount of fossil fuels, which likely will last a few more decades; therefore, it is imperative to develop renewable sources of energy. An area that has recently attracted a lot of attention is the conversion of fats and oils to biodiesel, primarily through the methanolysis… More

Non-thermal Plasma Cracking of Residual Distillate and Vacuum Gas Oil

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Roger van Boeyen, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
With the decreasing supply of light sweet crude oil, the importance of heavy crude oil is increasing. Correspondingly, the need for economically viable processing methods to enhance the value of heavy crude has increased. Currently, these enhancements are achieved by cracking distillate byproducts,… More

A Novel Nanocomposite Photocatalyst for Water Treatment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalezmartin
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The availability of safe drinking water is an important health concern. The introduction of water chlorination as a standard water treatment has resulted in a significant decrease in the number of waterborne diseases. H owever disinfection byproducts (DBPs) are… More

Wide-Area Infrared Imager (WAIRI) System for Person-in-Water Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Tony Ragucci
Award Amount: $847,000.00
Abstract:
State-of-the-art turreted infrared imagers can stream high-definition, dynamically sensitive, telescopic video to users searching for a person in the water (PIW). This capability has not yet been matched, however, with automated detection systems. Search rate and detection probability are… More

Sequential Isoelectric Point Separation of Proteins Using Non-Gel, Microfluidic System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Gareth Hughes, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The physiological health of soldiers is at risk due to potential biological agent exposure. Many of these agents are protein-based and can cause alterations in cellular proteins. The ability to rapidly monitor, detect, and analyze proteins will enable earlier identification of exposure and result in… More

Controlled Electrochemical Neutralization of Highly Energetic Waste Streams

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brian Hennings, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Safe and economical disposal technologies for small quantities of environmentally hazardous waste propellants, pyrotechnics, and explosives are required for research laboratories. These wastes are currently disposed of via an open burn / open detonation process with potential adverse effects on the… More

Enzymatic Based Bio-Fuel Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalez-Martin, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Biologically-based systems using electrochemical energy conversion and storage (such as bio-fuel cells) have the potential to meet the ever increasing requirements for smaller energy storage systems for applications such as implantable electronic devices, biosensing, microelectrical mechanical… More

High-Performance Direct Methanol Fuel Cell with Bipolar Membrane Structure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sandra Withers-Kirby, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Power demands of objective force warriors are growing rapidly, increasing the need for small, light, energy-dense power supplies. The weight burden of batteries transported by individual soldiers must be reduced. High energy density fuel cell systems off

Contaminant Resistant Intermediate Temperature Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell System for Military Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Steinshnider, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Intermediate temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) operating directly on the reformates of logistic fuels have a great potential for simplifying the power generation systems for Army and Navy applications. However trace amounts of S and CO contaminants present in the reformate… More

Reagent-Free Compact Online TOC Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jinseong Kim, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
One of the highest priorities in Environmental Control and Life Support (ECLS) for longer missions is to recover and process wastewater to provide clean water. There is an important need for a total organic carbon (TOC) sensor to assure that the organic chemical content of water environment of the… More

Compact, Lightweight, Efficient Cooling Pump for Space Suit Life Support Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Roger van Boeyen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
With the increasing demands placed on extravehicular activity (EVA) for the International Space Station assembly and maintenance, along with planned lunar and Martian missions, the need for increased human productivity and capability becomes ever more critical. This is most readily achieved by… More

Advanced Materials for Low Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: University of Florida
Principal Investigator: Christopher Rhodes, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $705,385.00
RI Contact: Eric Wachsman
Abstract:
Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) offer significant benefits to the Navy/DoD including high efficiencies, quiet operation, reduced emissions, and fuel flexibility. Despite their benefits, current SOFCs are restricted to predominately stationary applications based on their high operating temperatures… More

Comfortable and Durable Clothing Ensemble with Flame-Resistant Properties

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Waheguru P. Singh, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
NASA is now concerned with maintaining, validating, and improving fire safety on the ISS throughout its lifetime while providing maximum flexibility in the types of experiments and operations that can be conducted by the crew members. Thus, more comfortable, durable and flexible flame retardant crew… More

A Flexible Power Management System Architecture for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Pennsylvania State University
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Steinshnider, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Pamela A. Righter
Abstract:
With UUV sizes ranging from 9" to +60" in diameter and missions that include forward fleet reconnaissance, mine detection, inspection, oceanography, payload delivery, communication, and anti-submarine warfare; a flexible and modular energy storage system with advanced power management system… More

Highly Efficient and Robust Micropump for Small Spacecraft Thermal Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Roger van Boeyen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
With the introduction of low-cost, small, rapidly configurable spacecraft, the need for robust, versatile, readily deployable, and easily ground-testable thermal control technologies becomes ever more critical. Passive two-phase thermal control technology, that is, heat pipes, defines the current… More

Advanced Thermally Remendable Carbon-Polymer Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University at Buffalo, SUNY
Principal Investigator: J. Tim Wharton, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Deborah D. Chung
Abstract:
Carbon fiber reinforced polymer-matrix composites provide lightweight structural components for aerospace applications, including military aircraft and satellites. In spite of their high strength and modulus, their long-term durability and damage tolerance are of concern, particularly in relation to… More

Portable Cathode-Air-Vapor-Feed Electrochemical Medical Oxygen Concentrator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Roger van Boeyen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Future space exploration missions present significant new challenges to crew health care capabilities, particularly in the efficient utilization of on-board oxygen resources. The International Space Station and future exploration vehicles require a light weight, compact, portable oxygen… More

Low Friction Surfaces for Low Temperature Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Lunar and other extraterrestrial environments put extreme demands on moving mechanical components. Gears must continue to function and surfaces must continue to slide over a wide temperature range, the low end of which renders most conventional lubricants solidified while the high end vaporizes… More

Rational Design of High-Affinity Peptide Drug Candidates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND ST UNIV
Principal Investigator: Sriram Shankar
Award Amount: $277,479.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The RandD of new drugs is a protracted and expensive process. The typical drug discovery process evolves from target identification to preclinical development and marketing. Several studies estimate the average cost of development of a single new drug in excess… More

Advanced Low Temperature Ionic Liquids for Naval Electrochemical Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Christopher Rhodes, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
The development of improved power sources (supercapacitors and batteries) is critical to meet the current and future needs of Naval air weapons systems. Thermal batteries currently used for Naval air weapons are not rechargeable, do not operate at extreme low temperatures which can be encountered… More

Expedited High-Affinity Ligand Generation from Biomarker Sequence by Integration of Data Mining with High-throughput Screening

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sriram Shankar, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Employing the fields of toxico-genomics, proteomics, and computer modeling has helped identify novel biomarkers that indicate early preclinical damage to various organ systems, offering promise of their wide applicability for monitoring and pre-emptive preservation of military and civilian health. … More

Modified Polymer with High Permittivity for High Energy Storage Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Naima Bestaoui-Spurr, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $208,873.00
Abstract:
Capacitors with significantly higher packaged energy densities (at least 4 J/cc) and the ability to operate at high temperatures (target at least 120 degrees Celsius) are needed for Navy/DoD applications including railguns, directed energy weapons, all electric ships, and power conditioning. Current… More

Wearable Inexpensive Reagentless Chemical Threat Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Waheguru P. Singh, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Rapid identification of asymmetric warfare modes, including unconventional chemical agents and toxic industrial chemicals based attacks, is vital to the protection of U.S. armed forces personnel. Existing detection methods use bulky and expensive laboratory equipment to analytically determine the… More

Rapid Air/Vapor Sampling System for Chemical Threats

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Bikas Vaidya, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
First responders play very important roles in the protection of people and their properties, as well as in homeland security and national defense. Various kinds of protective suits, masks, gloves and boots are available for use as protection from the various hazardous conditions they may face. A… More

A Cold-Atom Gyroscope with Low-Noise, High-Stability Control Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ofir Garcia-Salazar, Owner DF&NN
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Lynntech Inc. in collaboration with the ultra cold atomic physics lab at the University of Virginia proposes to implement a compact cold atom interferometer using a novel ring electromagnetic trap to perform precision rotation measurements. Currently, the cold atom laboratory operates a functional… More

Standardized Refillable Fuel Cartridge for Direct Liquid Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sandra Withers-Kirby, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,577.00
Abstract:
The DoD has acquired many unique and complicated direct methanol systems through its SBIR funding as well as through partnerships with larger manufacturing companies. The delivery of these unique DMFC systems to the Department of Defense presents a significant problem in that each developer's… More

Advanced Solid Inorganic Lithium-ion Conductors for Solid-State Lithium Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Christopher Rhodes, Senior Department Manager
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
High specific energy rechargeable batteries are critical for the development of improved power systems for directed energy weapons, aircraft, UAVs, missiles, and other Air Force applications. Conventional lithium-ion batteries utilize electrolytes containing flammable organic solvents which result… More

Novel Sensor for Human VOC Signature Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalez-Martin, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The need to identify threats from individuals and groups is ever increasing for both identification of known individuals and persons of interest within the Department of Defense. Advancement in differential sensing techniques could allow the development of sensing platforms that include the ability… More

Nanoparticles Immobilized Hydrogels to Protect Skin During Flash Fire Exposure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Waheguru P. Singh, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
Fire is a constant threat on the battlefield. While clothing provides a primary protection for much of the body, the hands and face are frequently left uncovered as a matter of comfort and dexterity. Uncovered skin is extremely susceptible to injury in a fire, where the heat flux can reach up to 100… More

Magnetic Harvesting of Algae

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
High oil content algae offer the prospect of producing biofuels by using (1) land that is not suitable for other crops and (2) low quality water that is not suitable for irrigating ordinary agricultural crops. Unfortunately current harvest methods are too expensive for use in the production of a… More

Novel Electrochemical Process for Microalgae Harvesting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Adrian Denvir, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Microalgae, which are known for their rapid growth and high energy content, offer the promise of expanding biofuel production. Potentially, microalgae can produce 100 times more oil per acre than soybeans, or any other terrestrial oil-producing crop. These bio-oils can be used to produce such… More

Design, Optimization and Fabrication of a Home Hydrogen Fueling System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Brian Hennings, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
One of the main barriers to the widespread adoption of fuel cell vehicles has been the lack of an adequate hydrogen-refueling infrastructure. To mitigate this problem, an affordable, efficient home hydrogen fuelling appliance is needed. Such an appliance would make it easier for the public to… More

Non-Thermal Plasma Cracking of Algae-Derived Biodiesel into Jet Fuel

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ashwin Balasubramanian, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The transportation fuel requirements in the U.S. are equivalent to greater than 150 billion gallons of fuel per year. The aviation industries, including commercial and military aviation, are the biggest users of transportation fuel. With the aviation transportation economy inextricably linked to… More

Non-thermal Plasma Cracking of Residual Distillate and Vacuum Gas Oil

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Roger van Boeyen, Dr.
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
With the decreasing supply of light sweet crude oil, the importance of heavy crude oil is increasing. Correspondingly, the need for economical, viable processing methods to increase the value of heavy crude has increased. Current processing methods crack distillate byproducts, such as residual… More

Improved Heterogeneous Catalyst for the Production of Biodiesel

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Anthony Giletto, Dr.
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The conversion of renewable oils to biodiesel, primarily through the methanolysis of triglycerides, represents an attractive option as a renewable source of energy. In this approach, an immobilized lipase is used as a heterogeneous biocatalyst to transform renewable oils into biodiesel. However,… More

Real-time Monitoring of Bioremediation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: G. D. Hitchens
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Since the industrial revolution, pollution of subsurface environments by heavy metals has increased substantially from anthropogenic sources such as industrial effluents, military munitions manufacturing, and mining act ivities. Heavy metals cannot be degraded… More

Sample Preparation and Real-Time PCR System for Non-Traditional Settings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Season S. Wong
Award Amount: $135,576.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Real-time PCR and real-time reverse transcriptase PCR assays are highly specific for determining the presence of pathogens. However these assays are traditionally confined to the laboratory as result of the need for tra ined technicians to perform key steps in… More

Ultrasensitive, Label-free Silicon Nanowire Biosensing Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Season S. Wong
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This NIH Phase I SBIR proposal aims to develop and commercialize a silicon nanowire (SiNW) sensor platform for multiplexed, label-free, biosensing applications. This single platform will provide ultrasensitive, highly s pecific real-time detection of a wide range… More

Advanced Ferroelectric Polymers for High Energy Density Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Connecticut
Principal Investigator: Naima Bestaoui-Spurr, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Antje Harnisch, Ph.D.
Abstract:
To shrink the size and weight of pulsed power systems used by various military systems, the Air Force seeks to increase the energy density of their capacitors. Polymers/ceramics nanocomposites are promising materials for such capacitors. They combine the high dielectric constant of the ceramic and… More

A Nanocomposite, Regenerable, High Capacity CO2 Sorbent

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
SOCOM is seeking an innovative solution for a simpler, high capacity scrubber to reduce the levels of CO2 in underwater breathing apparatus and re-breathers. Existing CO2 scrubbers are absorbent based and suffer from slow reaction rates under pressure, at colder temperatures, and under heavy… More

An Improved Diagnostic for Lyme Arthritis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: John E. Mueller
Award Amount: $150,328.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Every year, thousands of Americans contract Lyme disease, which is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Currently, clinical diagnosis of Lyme disease is limited by the low levels of B. burgdorferi cells in clinical samples. This presents a severe… More

A New Point of Use Decontamination Method for Fresh Produce

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Adrian J. Denvir
Award Amount: $90,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In recent years, producers, the public and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have become increasingly concerned about the microbiological safety of fruits and vegetables. Produce related outbreaks of foodborne illness have been attributed to sprouted seeds,… More

Acoustic Reduction of Flow Separation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of Texas at Dallas
Principal Investigator: Alan J. Cisar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
Airfoils produce more lift and less drag when the boundary layer is attached to the airfoil. With most aircraft there are combinations of airspeed and angle of attack where the boundary layer at least partially detaches from the airfoil. Reducing boundary layer detachment will increase lift and… More

Portable Cathode-Air-Vapor-Feed Electrochemical Medical Oxygen Concentrator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Future space exploration missions present significant new challenges to crew health care capabilities, particularly in the efficient utilization of on-board oxygen resources. The International Space Station and future exploration vehicles require a light weight, compact, portable oxygen… More

Miniature, Low Power Vacuum Pump for Trace Contaminant Monitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Hennings, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
With the ever increasing complexity and duration of International Space Station (ISS) missions, along with planned lunar and Martian missions, the need for more advance capabilities for monitoring the astronaut crew environment becomes ever more critical. Accompanying this is an unprecedented need… More

Advanced Oxygen Evolution Catalyst for Electrolyzer Energy Storage for Lunar Surface Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alan J. Cisar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Future NASA lunar missions will require a high efficiency, lightweight, long life, maintenance-free water electrolyzer for energy storage. Anodic oxygen evolution reaction (OER) is the limiting step in water electrolysis to achieve high efficiency and durability for current electrolyzer technology.… More

Novel Carbon Dioxide Capture Agents for the Synthesis of Sustainable Hydrocarbon Fuels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Advanced energy conversion and storage technology is under intense development to meet the increasing power demand by the military. Consumption of petroleum-based JP-8 fuel for propulsion and for electricity generation in battlefield places a heavy logistic burden to the Army as evidenced during the… More

Reagent-Free Compact Online TOC Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jinseong Kim, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
A priority in Environmental Control and Life Support systems for extended space missions is to recover and process wastewater to provide potable water for crew consumption and oxygen generation. Total organic carbon (TOC) indicates the overall quality of reclaimed and stored water and their… More

Electrochemical Screening of Multiple Enzymes Relevant to Organophosphate Poisioning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Jinseong Kim, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Organophosphorus (OP) compounds have been extensively used as pesticides and chemical warfare agents . Potential OPs exposure exists both on the battlefield and in the civilian sector. OPs exposure inhibits enzyme activity, allowing excess acetylcholine to accumulate. Screening of multiple enzymes… More

Novel Self-Cleaning Surfaces for Biofouling Prevention

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Anjal C. Sharma, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
One of the most problematic issues that facing efficient water reclamation processes for long duration space missions is biofilm growth and biofouling on RO membrane and transfer line surfaces. An immediate need therefore exists to develop new technologies to solve the problems associated with… More

Non-Thermal Plasma Recovery of Hydrogen from Sabatier Waste Methane

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Hennings, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Effective methods for recovery and regeneration of cabin atmosphere to supply oxygen are critical to facilitate extended duration manned missions including expeditions to Mars or a return to the Moon. Currently, oxygen is recovered as water using the Sabatier reduction process. One of the… More

Advanced Electrodes and Electrolytes for Improved Energy Density and Safety Lithium-Ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Christopher Rhodes, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Rechargeable batteries with improved safety and significantly higher energy densities are needed to reduce the weight carried by soldiers, provide improved safety, provide power for extended duration missions, and enable constant and reliable soldier communication. Current state-of-the-art… More

Advanced Solid Inorganic Lithium-ion Conductors for Solid-State Lithium Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Chris Rhodes, Research Scientist – (979) 693-0017
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Rechargeable lithium batteries with improved safety/abuse tolerance and high energy densities are needed for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), aircraft, soldier power and other Air Force platforms. Current lithium-ion batteries utilize flammable organic solvent-based electrolytes which result in… More

Efficient Distributed Energy Generation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Stenishnider
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Distributed energy offers a means of providing reliable, cost-effective electrical power to residents of rural communities. These requirements often cannot be met by current distribution methods due to limitation of remote central station power generation and transmission. With the migration of… More

Improved Heterogeneous Catalyst for the Transesterification of Triglycerides to Biodiesel

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Anthony Giletto
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
There is a finite amount of fossil fuels, which will only last a few more decades. Therefore, it is imperative to develop renewable sources of energy. An area that has recently attracted a lot of attention is the conversion of renewable oils to biodiesel, primarily through the methanolysis of… More

Biometric-based Flame Retardant Materials for Combat Uniforms and Equipment: Coatings/Fibers Developed from Sustainable and Green Processes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Waheguru Singh, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,155.00
Abstract:
There are currently several options for flame retardant materials for a variety of civilian and military uses, most all of these flame retardants are based on halogens and minerals that are harmful and toxic chemicals. Therefore, more environmentally friendly and non-toxic alternatives are needed as… More

Narrow Size Distribution of Spherical Metal Sulfide Nanoparticles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Naima Bestaoui-Spurr, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The high cost and low mechanical strength of windows and domes that protect the multimode sensors on missiles and maximize their mode of operation have been a concern for a long time for the Department of Defense. Crucial requirements for this application are: a) excellent infrared transmission, b)… More

Electrochemical Pump Driven Individual Water Purification Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Roger V. Boeyen, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Clean, microbiologically safe drinking water is a critical requirement for warfighter sustainment on the battlefield. When access to potable water is limited during dismounted on-the-move-missions, soldiers must make water from local sources using an Individual Water Purifier (IWP). However,… More

Advanced Non-Flammable Electrolytes for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Christopher Rhodes, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries with improved safety, abuse tolerance, reliability, and volumetric and gravimetric energy densities are needed for Navy aircraft including the Joint Strike Fighter, H-1 Light Attack Helicopter, and other aircraft. Despite their high energy densities, current… More

Non-Thermal Plasma Enhanced Burner Technology for Current and Future Field Food Service Equipment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ashwin Balasubramanian, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The US Marine Corps (MARCOR) has utilized a Babington Airtronic burner as the heat source for field food service equipment since the 1990s. While this burner has provided the Marine Corps a viable heat source for existing field kitchens, alternative low power, energy efficient burner concepts are… More

A Sea-Powered Radio Beacon with Extended Storage and Operating Capabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Submarine Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (SEPIRB) are carried aboard all submarines to send an emergency signal if a submarine is trapped on the bottom and unable to surface. Currently they use primary lithium batteries for power which have a limited shelf life limiting the life of the… More

Recovery Act - Electrokinetic Sorting of Carbon Nanotubes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Adrian Denvir, Dr.
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
The use of SWCNTs in new cutting edge devices has the potential to significantly advance technology in areas such as energy, medicine, electronics, and defense, all of which will greatly benefit mankind. However, even though there is a vast commercial potential for products that utilize the unique… More

Advanced Hybrid Energy System for Wet and Dry Submersibles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Steinshnider, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The demand for greater and safer energy storage for the wet and dry submersibles has pushed the limits of current battery technology. This energy demand is in response to the need for extended underwater mission operations and advances in electronic equipment needed for greater combat effectiveness.… More

Novel Sensor for Human VOC Signature Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalez-Martin, Sr. Research Scientist – (979) 693-0017
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The need to identify threats from individuals and groups is ever increasing for both identification of known individuals and persons of interest within the Department of Defense. Advancement in differential sensing techniques could allow the development of sensing platforms that include the ability… More

Advanced Electrodes for Low-Cost, Long Cycle Life Li-ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Christopher Rhodes, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Electrical energy storage is increasingly being recognized as an essential element of the grid of the future. The use of distributed energy storage systems within the grid can shave the peaks from a user or utility load profile, increase asset utilization by improving duty factor and delaying… More

Highly Selective Proton-Conducting Composite Membranes for Redox Flow Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Yongzhu Fu, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Redox flow batteries (RFBs) have the potential for economical storage of electrical energy than other battery chemistries. They use high-cost ion exchange membranes as separators between anolyte and catholyte, which prevent broad market penetration. Proton exchange membranes (e.g. Nafion) are… More

An Integrated, Field Portable DNA Profiler for Forensics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Season Wong, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: Develop a small, field portable forensic DNA capability that performs rapid DNA analysis for comparison against PC-based or Web-based forensic DNA databases. This device should be able to perform forensic DNA analysis on swabs collected from incident sites. DESCRIPTION: Forensic DNA… More

No Power Detection and Identification of Nerve Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Waheguru P. Singh, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Rapid identification of asymmetric warfare modes, including unconventional chemical agents based attacks, is vital to the protection of U.S. armed forces personnel. Existing detection methods use bulky and expensive laboratory equipment to analytically determine the identity and concentration of… More

Biomass-based Commodity Polymers from 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Yongzhu Fu, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $90,000.00
Abstract:
A shift from conventional petrochemical feedstocks towards biomass-based feedstocks is of both environmental and economical importance for the future production of commodity chemicals. 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) is a versatile biomass-derived platform compound that can be used to synthesize a… More

Novel Aqueous system for Electrochemical Generation of Ammonia

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Alan J. Cisar, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $89,999.00
Abstract:
Ammonia manufacture is one of the world's largest industries, and the Haber-Bosch process is the only practical method to generate ammonia on a large scale. The technology being proposed by Lynntech is designed to generate ammonia at significantly reduced cost which could result in protecting the… More

High Energy Density Capacitors for Pulsed Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Naima Bestaoui-Spurr, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Existing dielectric capacitors have low energy densities, both on a volume and on a mass basis. No current capacitor technology has the combination of energy density, power density, and rate capability desired for pulse power systems currently under development or envisioned for the future. Present… More

Improved Heterogeneous Catalyst for the Transesterification of Fats and Oils to Biodiesel

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Anthony Giletto, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $90,000.00
Abstract:
World oil reserves are concentrated in just a few countries, primarily in the Middle East which holds nearly two-thirds of the world's oil reserves. With a rising demand in industrialized nations and an even faster increasing demand from developing countries (e.g. India, China, etc.), the pressure… More

Contaminant Specific Biosensor for Monitoring Heavy Metal and Radionuclide Bioremediation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: G. Hitchens, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Department of Energy faces an immense challenge to remediate and manage environmental contamination from 50 years of nuclear weapons production. For the DOE

Home Based Municipal Solid Waste Processor for Biofuel Synthesis Based on Non Thermal Plasma

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ashwin Balasubramanian, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The US is heavily dependent on foreign oil for producing fossil fuels due to the fact that domestic crude oil supplies are sparse. The transportation fuel requirements in the U.S. alone are equivalent to greater than 150 billion gallons of fuel per year. There is an urgent need to develop efficient… More

An Integrated System for In-Field Detection of Microbial Contaminants in Coastal Waters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Season Wong, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $95,000.00
Abstract:
NOAA places a high priority in working with state and territory coastal resource managers to manage and conserve these vital resources. Microbial contamination adversely impacts coastal water quality, and poor water quality has negative economic, health and environmental… More

Contractile Hydrogel Dressing for Primary Wound Closure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: Harvard University (Medical School)
Principal Investigator: Anjal C. Sharma – 979-764-2200
Award Amount: $317,284.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Acute and chronic wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers represent a major area of medical concern. With roughly 27 million patients suffering from these types of partial thickness wounds, representing substantial billions in medical expenses, a means to rapidly… More

Stimuli Responsive Topical Gels for Mechanically Assisted Wound Debridement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Anjal C. Sharma – 979-764-2200
Award Amount: $321,167.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Debridement of dead, damaged and/or infected tissue from thermal burn wounds and a certain subset of ischemic and necrotic diabetic foot wounds is a commonly utilized wound preparation modality before the application of fillers, dressings or grafts. The… More

Microelectrochemical Capillary System for Environmental Analytical Lab on a Chip

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Adrian J. Denvir – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
"As part of its mission to protect human health and the environment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is dedicated to developing and promoting innovative cleanup strategies that restore contaminated sites to productive use, reduce associated costs, and promote environmental stewardship. … More

Field Deployable Vapor Intrusion Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Bikas Vaidya – 979-764-2200
Award Amount: $126,450.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Vapor intrusion is the migration of volatile chemicals from the subsurface into overlying buildings, one of the major causes for a large population exposure to hazardous chemicals. These volatile chemicals are often theresult of buried waste and/or contaminated… More

Advanced Oxygen Evolution Catalysts for PEM Electrolyzers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Future NASA missions require high efficiency, lightweight, long life, and maintenance-free water electrolyzer technologies to generate oxygen and/or hydrogen for energy storage, propulsion, life-support systems, cabin-oxygen replenishment, and zero-g science activities. International Space Station,… More

Acoustic Reduction of Flow Separation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of Texas Dallas
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
RI Contact: Michelle Wilson
Abstract:
Airfoils produce more lift and less drag when the boundary layer is attached to the airfoil. With most aircraft there are combinations of airspeed and angle of attack where the boundary layer at least partially detaches from the airfoil. Reducing boundary layer detachment increases lift and reduce… More

Rational Design of High-Affinity Peptide Drug Candidates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: VIRGINIA BIOINFORMATICS INSTITUTE
Principal Investigator: Sriram Shankar – 979-764-2200
Award Amount: $1,372,412.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Research and development of new drugs is a protracted and expensive endeavor. The typical drug discovery process evolves from lead identification for a disease target to lead optimization, in vitro/in vivo evaluation, preclinical and clinical testing, and FDA… More

Delayed Onset of Biofilm Formation and CAUTI with Superhydrophobic Catheters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sanjiv Lalwani – 979-764-2200
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) occur in gt40and of the 21-50% patients that are administered indwelling catheters, annually costing a staggering 421- 451 million in medical intervention, antimicrobial treatments and frequent catheter… More

Safe and Effective Extraction Process for Contaminated Foods

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Kyle B. Uselton – 979-764-2200
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Food-borne toxins such as mycotoxins and gossypol continue to impact human health in diverse ways, including negative effects on reproduction, neurological function, developmental biology, renal and respiratory function, susceptibility to infectious disease, and… More

Self-Cleaning Particulate Air Filter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Anjal C. Sharma, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
NASA requires an innovative solution to the serious issue of particulate fouling on air revitalization component surfaces in order to address the potential for catastrophic mission failure from severely compromised air revitalization performance. Additionally, this would not only limit the number… More

Stable and Efficient Advanced Oxygen Reduction Alloy Catalysts for PEM Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Human exploration of space demands highly efficient, light-weight, long lifetime and maintenance-free power generation systems. Energy storage applications, human-rated exploration vehicles, in-space propulsion systems, un-manned aerial vehicles, robotic and manned rovers require steady state… More

Universal Sample Preparation Module for Molecular Analysis in Space

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Season Wong, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Lynntech proposes to develop and demonstrate the ability of a compact, light-weight, and automated universal sample preparation module (USPM) to process samples from various sample matrices (blood, swab, etc) to yield high quality nucleic acids for downstream molecular detection and identification. … More

A Direct Methane Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (DMSOFC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Producing return fuel on Mars rather than carrying it from Earth significantly reduces the mass that must be lifted from Earth for a manned mission to Mars. The most practical propulsion combination that can be produced is methane and oxygen. Using propellant components made on Mars to generate… More

Advanced Oxidation Technology for Potable Water Disinfection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalez-Martin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The availability of high-quality potable water is essential in crewed space missions. Closed loop water recycling systems as well as potable water holding tanks and waterlines provide environments for biofilm formation that can facilitate the growth of human pathogens, as well as organisms that can… More

Acid-Base Blend Membranes for Redox Flow Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Yongzhu Fu, Dr. – 979-764-2200
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Redox flow batteries (RFBs) have the potential for economical storage of electrical energy than other battery chemistries. They use high-cost ion exchange membranes as separators between anolyte and catholyte, which prevent broad market penetration. Proton exchange membranes (e.g., Nafion) are… More

Development of a Highly Selective Exchange Resin for Ga(III) Sequestration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Waheguru P. Singh, Dr. – 979-764-2200
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Separations chemistry is an important tool that is employed for a wide variety of applications associated with DOE missions. The ligand 4-chloro-2-[(6-chloro-7-methyl-2H-1,3-benzoxazin-3(4H)-yl)methyl]-5-methylphenol is currently employed as an additive to solvent extraction methods, which are… More

Highly Selective Proton-Conducting Composite Membranes for Redox Flow Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Yongzhu Fu, Dr.
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
Redox flow batteries (RFBs) are a type of electrical energy storage device in which the reactants (and reaction products) are stored in liquid tanks. Redox flow batteries have many advantages over conventional batteries, and when fully developed could provide the utility industry with improved… More

Self-Powered Biosensor for Water Toxicity Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: University of New Mexico
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalez-Martin, Sr. Research Scientist – (979) 693-0017
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Plamen Atanassov
Abstract:
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… More

Efficient Methanol Electrolyzer for Hydrogen Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Vanderbilt University
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Sr. Research Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Patrick D. Green
Abstract:
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… More

Inorganic Oxide Supported Biomimetic Membranes with Ion Channels for DMFC Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Cornell University
Principal Investigator: Yongzhu Fu, Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Mora Harris
Abstract:
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… More

Improved Combustion Efficiency and Reduction of Emissions of Compression Ignition Engines Using On-Board Non Thermal Plasma Generated Hydrogen/Syngas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: West Virginia University
Principal Investigator: Ashwin Balasubramanian, Senior Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Alan Martin
Abstract:
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… More

A Novel High Efficiency Thermal-Electrochemical Device for Hybrid PV/T Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Texas Dallas
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalez-Martin, Sr. Research Scientist – (979) 693-0017
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Ray Baughman
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Energy issues have been at the center of the national security debate and as the largest single consumer of energy in the United States, the DOD recognizes the need to reduce its reliance on fossil fuel. For a number of years, the department has been making steady progress at decreasing… More

Mitigation of Fuel Tank Explosion and Fires Using a Hybrid Electrochemical Oxygen Extraction and Explosion Suppression Foam system

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Southwest Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Sr. Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $80,000.00
RI Contact: Robin Rutledge
Abstract:
Explosion of military vehicle fuel tanks upon encountering an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) causes significant damage to both military personnel and equipment. The fuel tank explosion is caused by explosive buildup and combustion of fuel vapor within the tank headspace. Further damage is also… More

A Flexible Power Management System Architecture for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: ARL Penn State
Principal Investigator: Daniel Houy, PD Specialist III/PD Engr – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $588,266.00
RI Contact: Pamela R. Righter
Abstract:
Small UUV range in size from 9"to 12.75"in diameter and are used for missions that include forward fleet reconnaissance, mine detection, inspection, oceanography, payload delivery, and communication; a flexible and modular energy storage system with advanced power management system… More

Rapid and Cost-Effective Diagnostic System for Sexually Transmitted Infections

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Season S. Wong – 979-450-3602
Award Amount: $199,651.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): According to the CDC, chlamydia and gonorrhea, caused by Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG), respectively, are the first and second most frequently reported STIs in the US and likely the rest of the world. These STIs are often… More

Improved Heterogeneous Catalyst for the Transesterification of Fats and Oils to Biodiesel

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Anthony Giletto – 979-764-2200
Award Amount: $460,000.00
Abstract:
World oil reserves are concentrated in just a few countries, primarily in the Middle East which holds nearly two-thirds of the world's oil reserves. With a rising demand in industrialized nations and an even faster increasing demand from developing countries (e.g. India, China, etc.), the… More

Remote Sensing of CWAs Using Smart Polymers and RFID Readout

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Waheguru Singh, Sr. Research Scientist – (979) 693-0017
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Military combatants face the threat of unconventional radiological, biological and chemical agents. Sensors that can detect the presence of these warfare modes, particularly chemical warfare agents, are vital to protecting U.S. forces personnel and their assets. Almost all of the currently… More

Advanced Power System for Air Launched Small Unmanned Aerial Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Daniel Houy, PD Specialist III/PD Engr III – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The air-launched expendable Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) under development by the Air Force can expand mission capabilities by extending the range of on-board sensors, tracking multiple targets, increasing target acquisition accuracy, and providing direct support for ground teams. Current… More

High Energy Density All-Liquid Fed Fuel Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Sr. Research Scientist – (979) 693-0017
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Power supplies for unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) need both a high energy density and a stable mass density. (If the system changes weight or volume during operation it can upset the buoyancy control of the UUV.) The combination of sodium borohydride (NaBH4, handled as a base stabilized… More

Miniaturized Power Supply for Safe Operation in Low and High Temperature Regimes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Christopher Rhodes, Sr. Research Scientist – (979) 693-0017
Award Amount: $96,224.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Remotely Piloted Vehicles (e.g. Raven and Dakota), are heavily relied on by U.S. Air Force warfighters for safe and successful completion of critical missions involving surveillance, intelligence, target acquisition, payload delivery and reconnaissance. Because onboard space on RPVs is… More

High Energy Density VB2/Air Batteries for Long Endurance UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Christopher Rhodes, Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are becoming increasingly important for the military and commercial sectors. Small UAVs used for surveillance of battlespace must be capable of long duration flights while providing the necessary data to aid military personnel. Current battery… More

Improvement of the Reference Cell for Impressed Current Cathodic Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jinseong Kim, Research Scientist – (979) 693-0017
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP) system is the standard method utilized by the Navy for the corrosion protection of fleet ship hulls in seawater. Long term performance of existing and next generation digital controlled ICCP systems requires a high level of performance from the reference… More

A Universal Bio-Signature Detection Array for Species Identification of Leishmania and Sand Fly Vector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Mueller, Sr. Research Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $69,500.00
Abstract:
Leishmaniasis is a disease endemic to several tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world which is spread by the bite of female sandfly carrying parasites known as Leishmania. Pathological manifestations of infection range from itchy skin to disfiguring ulcerous sores and death, requiring varying… More

Efficient Electro-Oxidation of Ethanol for High Energy Density Direct Ethanol Fuel Cell System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Sr. Research Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Ethanol is an attractive alternative as fuel for direct alcohol fuel cells since it is renewable, more energy dense and less toxic than methanol. Alkaline electrochemistry further provides potential for improved ethanol oxidation kinetics and the use of non-Pt catalysts. Complete 12 electron… More

No Power Detection and Identification of Nerve Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Waheguru Singh, Sr. Research Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $744,048.00
Abstract:
Identification of organophosphates (OPs) based nerve agents, is vital to the protection of U.S. armed forces personnel. Existing detection methods use bulky and expensive laboratory equipment, negating their battlefield use. Colorimetric indicators such as the currently deployed M8 and M9 detection… More

Enzymatic Based Bio-Fuel Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalez-Martin, Sr. Research Scientist – (979) 693-0017
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Biologically-based systems using electrochemical energy conversion and storage (such as bio-fuel cells) have the potential to meet the ever increasing requirements for smaller energy storage systems for applications such as implantable electronic devices, biosensing, microelectrical mechanical… More

Advanced Hybrid Energy System for Wet and Dry Submersibles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Daniel Houy, PD Specialist III/PD Engr – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
The demand for greater and safer energy storage for the wet and dry submersibles and buoys has pushed the limits of current battery technology. This energy demand is in response to the need for extended mission operations and advances in electronic equipment needed for greater combat effectiveness.… More

Advanced Non-Flammable Electrolytes for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Christopher Rhodes, Sr. Research Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $373,947.00
Abstract:
Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries with improved safety, abuse tolerance, reliability, and volumetric and gravimetric energy densities are needed for Navy aircraft including the Joint Strike Fighter, H-1 Light Attack Helicopter, and other aircraft. Despite their high energy densities, current… More

Biometric-based Flame Retardant Materials for Combat Uniforms and Equipment: Coatings/Fibers Developed from Sustainable and Green Processes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Waheguru Singh, Sr. Research Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
As the public becomes more aware of the need to care for the environment, new environment-friendly flame retardant materials need to be developed. Many of the flame retardant chemicals in use today are toxic and harmful to the environment. This proposal concerns a naturally occurring plant extract… More

A New Hyperspectral Image Capture Tool for Evaluating TBI

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gareth Hughes, Sr. Research Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Traumatic Brain Injury accounts for 1525% of all combat casualties and on today"s battlefield, 30-40% of all injuries have a head injury component. The implication of TBI related injuries on the fighting force is that unit readiness is slowed as a result of diminished soldier reaction time and… More

Dynamic Stall Flow Control Through the Use of a Novel Plasma Based Actuator Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: The University of Texas at Austin
Principal Investigator: Ashwin Balasubramanian, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $120,492.00
RI Contact: Courtney Frazier Swaney
Abstract:
Lynntech proposes a novel flow control methodology for airfoils undergoing dynamic stall. Dynamic stall refers to an aerodynamic phenomenon that is experienced by airfoils that undergo rapid changes in the flow angle of attack such as rotorcraft based airfoils, flapping wing technologies as well as… More

3D Multispectral Vision System for Robotic Fire-Fighting Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Carnegie Mellon University
Principal Investigator: Tony Ragucci, Group Leader – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $79,897.00
RI Contact: Robert Kearns
Abstract:
Advancements in humanoid robotics led the U.S. Navy to recognize the potential for humanoid robotic fire-fighting systems such as the Shipboard Autonomous Fire Fighting Robot (SAFFiR) to address the dangerous task of onboard fire suppression and reduce costly time-to-response. A vision subsystem… More

Self-Powered Biosensor for Water Toxicity Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: University of New Mexico
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalez-Martin, Sr. Research Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Diana Sargent
Abstract:
Contamination of water supplies with toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) 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 contaminants. … More

Rapid Detection of Mycotoxins

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Bikas Vaidya – 979-764-2200
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The risk of contamination of grains and other field crops by mycotoxins, a toxic byproduct of mold infestations affecting as much as one-quarter of global food and feed crop output, is a very important food safety concern. The economic effects attributed to mycotoxin infection are widely felt in all… More

Microelectrochemical Capillary System for Environmental Analytical Lab on a Chip

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Bikas Vaidya – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $299,999.00
Abstract:
As part of its mission to protect human health and the environment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency develops and promotes innovative cleanup strategies that restore contaminated sites to productive use, reduce associated costs, and promotes environmental stewardship. Testing and… More

A Vacuum-Actuated Microneedle Patch with Integrated Reservoir (VAMPIRE) for Minimally Invasive Blood Sampling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Sriram Shankar, Sr. Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Blood comprises a comprehensive compendium of biomolecules that is fully representative of human health; identification of specific biomarkers is useful for diagnosis, prediction, and monitoring of health, in real-time, making it the bio-fluid of choice for analytical applications. However, owing… More

A Novel Diagnostic Assay for the Detection of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Mueller, Sr. Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
One in three humans currently living on earth are infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. This number is astonishing and underscores our ever-increasing need for accurate and efficient tuberculosis diagnostics. This is especially true for the US military… More

Label-free Immunoassay-Based Assessment for Chromate Exposure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jinseong Kim, Sr. Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $149,992.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Several million workers worldwide are estimated to be exposed to chromium compounds. At present there is a medical test that can determine the total amount of chrome in the human body. There are no known physiological tests to determine the exposure of the human body to hexavalent chrome… More

Detection of Urinary Biomarkers for Assessment of Oxidative Status

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jinseong Kim, Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Reactive oxygen/nitrogen species (RONS) produced in the muscle by strenuous physical exertion has been correlated with degradation of muscle force output, fatigue, and muscle soreness. When the production of RONS in the body exceeds the bodys innate ability to neutralize them, oxidative stress… More

Low Power Non Thermal Plasma Assisted Removal of Impurities for Biogas Purification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mahesh Waje, Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
There has been increased interest in use of biogas as a renewable energy source for environmentally benign power sources such as fuel cells. The stringent fuel quality requirements of the fuel cell however requires using multiple, complex purification steps for achieving the desired fuel quality. It… More

Novel Biosensor for Rapid Determination of Biochemical Oxygen Demand in Wastewater

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: G. Hitchens, Sr. Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $79,994.00
Abstract:
Due to increasingly strict regulations on the discharge of shipboard wastewater, the Navy has begun installing Coast Guard certified type II marine sanitation devices (MSDs) onboard ships to allow wastewater to be discharged overboard in restricted waters. To ensure treated wastewater is safe to… More

Coupled High Efficiency Propulsion and Energy Storage System for Unmanned Surface Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Daniel Houy, Engineer III – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
The X-class unmanned surface vehicles (USV) under development by the Navy can expand mission capabilities by conducting Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions in shallow water and riparian environments. Current state-of-the-art battery technology provides X-class USVs with ~3… More

Narrow Size Distribution of Spherical Metal Sulfide Nanoparticles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Naima N. Bestaoui-Spurr, Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $725,757.00
Abstract:
Crucial requirements for missile windows and domes include (i) excellent infrared transmission, (ii) ability to withstand extraordinary mechanical, thermal stresses and (iii) harsh environmental conditions. Multi-spectral ZnS has high transparency in a wide spectral range (0.4 m to 12 m). It is the… More

Improvement of the Reference Cell for Impressed Current Cathodic Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jinseong Kim, Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $488,997.00
Abstract:
Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP) system is the standard method utilized by the Navy for the corrosion protection of fleet ship hulls in seawater. Long term performance of existing and next generation digital controlled ICCP systems requires a high level of performance from the reference… More

Improved Anion Exchange Membranes for Alkaline Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Sr. Research Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $675,123.00
Abstract:
Anion exchange membrane fuel cells (AEMFCs) which utilize high energy density fuels and oxidants can provide long endurance energy systems for unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) and other Navy applications. Directly consuming a combination of a high energy density fuel (NaBH4) and concentrated liquid… More

Quadruple-Action Hydrogel Microbeads for Primary Management of Burn Wounds

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Sanjiv Lalwani, Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Exogenous topical NO has been demonstrated as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent (Ghaffari, 2006), and is capable of providing numerous wound healing benefits if delivered at the proper concentrations (Shekhter, 2005). Practical deployment of NO however is missing due to the lack of products that… More

Arrayed Lateral Flow Biosensor for Rapid Molecular Identification of UTI-Related

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Anjal C. Sharma – 979-764-2200
Award Amount: $195,098.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The aim of this application is to develop a rapid, easy-to-use, and inexpensive test for urinary tract infection diagnosis using an ultrasensitive arrayed lateral flow nucleic acid biosensor (LFNAB) to identify uropathogens. UTI is the most common urological… More

Robust Peptide-Based Diagnostics of Botulinum Toxins

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: John E. Mueller – 979-764-2200
Award Amount: $250,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs; A-G), secreted by the anaerobic bacterium Clostridium botulinum, are highly lethal microbial proteins with an extremely low half-lethal dose of only 1-3 ng/kg in humans. In other words,one hundredth of a milligram (10 g) of the… More

Rapid Field Test for Iodine Levels in Salt

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Bikas Vaidya – 979-764-2200
Award Amount: $149,985.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Iodine deficiency is the single most common cause of preventable mental retardation and brain damage in the world. It also decreases child survival, causes goiters, and impairs growth and development. Iodine deficiencyin pregnant women causes miscarriages,… More

Unpressurized High Density Oxygen Storage with Hydrogen Peroxide

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Sr. Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $99,272.00
Abstract:
Closed circuit breathing apparatus (CCBA, rebreather systems) where exhaled CO2 is removed and con-sumed oxygen replaced, offer much longer working times on a single gas charge than open circuit ones (SCBA). This is achieved through the use of high pressure compressed oxygen. When CCBA units are… More

Regenerable Carbon Dioxide Removal Technology Based on Novel Macroporous Ion Exchange Resins for Closed-Circuit Breathing Apparatus

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David Battaglia, Sr. Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $149,970.00
Abstract:
Currently, the U.S. Military encounters many scenarios where soldiers must enter hazardous areas, yet still maintain isolation from chemical and biological contaminants as well as hazardous materials. This requires the soldiers"respiratory tract be isolated from encountering these contaminants.… More

Electrochemical Detection of Coliforms in Wastewater

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalez-Martin, Sr. Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $79,994.00
Abstract:
To keep up with regulatory demands, the US Navy would benefit from sensors able to predict the quality of wastewater being discharged from its Marine Sanitation Devices. Measurement of fecal coliform bacteria in treated wastewater samples is a critical requirement. Unfortunately existing methods to… More

Epicutaneous Gel for Delivery of Targeted Therapeutic to Treat Peripheral Neuropathy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anjal Sharma, Scientist II – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) is a painful debilitating condition caused by progressive subcutaneous nerve damage due to diabetes, chemotherapy or as a result of traumatic combat injuries. Systemic or topical administration of existing therapeutics alleviates pain but does not address progressive… More

Self Regenerating Dust Masks for Punishing Military Operational Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anjal Sharma, Scientist II – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Our warfighters deployed in operational environments which have high airborne particulate matter (PM) levels are at serious risk of developing respiratory and cardiovascular disease. Unfortunately no standardized PM protective equipment can currently be issued due to limitations for extended wear… More

Flexible, Energy Efficient Ammonia Synthesis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Dr. – 979-764-2200
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal concerns a new method for ammonia manufacture that has the potential to be energy efficient. In addition it does not require natural gas, avoids the release of greenhouse gases and is scaleable over a wide range of sizes. About 3% of the world & apos;s energy goes into ammonia… More

Highly Efficient Engineered Obscurant Nanomaterials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: New Mexico State University
Principal Investigator: Bikas Vaidya, Sr. Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: Nita Fernandez
Abstract:
Obscurant materials are used by the Army to protect both the soldier as well as military physical assets. Several obscuration systems have been developed over the years to defeat threats in all areas of the electromagnetic spectrum. Current obscurant materials typically consist of off-the-shelf or… More

Recovery of Rhenium from Superalloy Scrap

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: The Pennsylvania State University
Principal Investigator: Mahesh Waje, Scientist II – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Sue Lavan
Abstract:
Recovery and re-use of Rhenium is of critical importance to the superalloy industry due to its limited availability and growing demand. The recycling loop in the superalloy industry is currently far less efficient.The proposal addresses the recovery of Rh

Improved Combustion Efficiency and Reduction of Emissions of Compression Ignition Engines Using On-Board Non-Thermal Plasma Generated Hydrogen/Syngas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: West Virginia University
Principal Investigator: Ashwin Balasubramanian, Group Leader – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $394,785.00
RI Contact: Alan B. Martin
Abstract:
The Department of Defense (DOD) accounts for over 21 million barrels of oil usage per day, with a majority of the fuel being appropriated to JP-8. Among the military"s various armed forces, the Army alone spends over $4.1 billion for energy, with a major portion of this also attributed to JP-8… More

Remote Sensing of CWAs Using Color Changing Sensor Tags and RFID Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Waheguru Singh, Sr. Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $999,726.00
Abstract:
Rapid identification of these warfare modes, particularly Chemical Warfare Agents (CWAs), is vital to protecting U.S. armed forces personnel and their assets. Most quantitative and accurate methods for CWA identification utilize bulky and expensive equipment that require specific technical… More

Advanced Cathode for Ultra-High Energy Li-Ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christopher Rhodes, Sr. Scientist
Award Amount: $124,995.00
Abstract:
Advanced lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are currently under development for Extravehicular Activity Suits, Altair Lunar Landers, and Lunar Mobility Systems. However, low voltage operation and low capacity cathode of current Li-ion batteries limits both volumetric and gravimetric energy density.… More

Non Thermal Plasma Assisted Catalytic Reactor for CO2 Methanation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mahesh Waje, Scientist II
Award Amount: $125,000.00
Abstract:
In situ production of methane as propellant and oxygen as life support consumables from the atmospheric CO2 and water on Mars is a key enabling technology required for sustainable and affordable human exploration of Mars. Sabatier reaction for catalytic methanation of CO2 with H2 is a commercially… More

Advanced Nanocomposite Membrane

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alan Cisar, Sr. Scientist
Award Amount: $124,999.00
Abstract:
With the increasing demands placed on extravehicular activities (EVA) for International Space Station (ISS) maintenance, there is a critical need for oxygen delivery for EVA's from on-station sources. Since mechanical compressors have significant lifetime issues, NASA is evaluating high… More

Protective Superhydrophobic Coatings for Underwater Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Sanjiv Lalwani, Scientist II – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Sensitive and expensive electronic equipment used in marine environments are generally subjected to harsh extremes. Component lifetimes are typically extended by physical isolation using bags, hard containers or with conformal impermeable coatings. However, over time, protective measures become… More

High Specific Energy and Power Solid-State Energy Storage Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Christopher Rhodes, Group Leader – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
To meet the current and future needs of the Army, improved power systems are needed for missiles, sensors, communication systems, night-vision devices, and other applications. Although conventional batteries can provide power for a wide variety of duty cycles, current batteries do not provide… More

Next Generation Green Textiles for LCADS Parachutes with Triggered Degradation Mechanisms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Waheguru Singh, Principal Investigator – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In remote locations that are inaccessible by vehicles due to rugged terrain or high security risks, supplies are delivered via Low Cost Aerial Delivery Systems (LCADS). LCADS parachutes, which account for 99% of operational airdrop, are made out of a polypropylene material and are one-time-use.… More

Novel Pyroelectric Coatings to Provide Insect Resistant Textiles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Waheguru Singh, Group Leader – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $94,785.00
Abstract:
Military personnel are often deployed to areas where they are at risk from insect-borne diseases such as malaria, scrub typhus, leishmaniasis, and Lyme disease. To protect against insect-borne disease, the U.S. military has formulated clothing impregnated with permethrin, a chemical insecticide… More

Nanocomposite Coating for Corrosion Prevention of Underwater Connectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Waheguru Singh, Group Leader – (408) 266-9214
Award Amount: $79,999.00
Abstract:
Navy Submarines utilize a large number of undersea electrical connections to systems located outside the pressure hull (sonar, radar, communications masts etc). Long service life of undersea connectors is critical since maintainance and replacement is difficult and costly. Protection of undersea… More

High Energy Density VB2/Air Batteries for Long Endurance UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Christopher Rhodes, Sr. Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $749,996.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To provide longer operating time and reduced weight power supplies for military platforms including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and solider communication devices, transformative advances are needed to increase the electrochemical energy storage density of batteries. The energy… More

ADP: Autonomous Deep Perception

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Carnegie Mellon University
Principal Investigator: Victor Palmer, Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $79,955.00
RI Contact: Robert Kearns
Abstract:
Autonomous systems acquire massive amounts of sensor and communications data over the course of their potentially lengthy missions. Ideally, such systems would incorporate current and historical data into their decision making processes to generalize from experience and avoid repetitive errors.… More

Landing Site Assessment (LSA) System for Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tony Ragucci, CTO – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Perching is an essential tactic for extending the duration of Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) missions. Sustained flight is energetically costly and largely unnecessary during a passive Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission. Data can be collected quietly for extended… More

A Novel High Efficiency Thermal-Electrochemical Device for Hybrid PV/T Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Texas at Dallas
Principal Investigator: Anuncia Gonzalez-Martin, Sr. Scientist – (408) 266-9214
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Rachell Reilly
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: There are a growing number of military (and civilian) applications for unmanned aircraft. To extend their mission capabilities, unmanned aircraft can incorporate solar panels onto their structure to generate electrical energy from the sun. Solar cell efficiency is inversely proportional… More

Inorganic Oxide Supported Biomimetic Membranes with Ion Channels for DMFC Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Cornell University
Principal Investigator: Mahesh Waje, Scientist II – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $375,000.00
RI Contact: Mora Harris
Abstract:
Methanol crossover of commercial Nafion membranes is a major issue that results in lowering of the efficiency of direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs). A biomimetic approach for the membrane design using either proton conducting nanochannels and/or nanothin barrier layer can produce DMFC membranes with… More

Low Power Non Thermal Plasma Assisted Removal of Impurities for Biogas Purification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mahesh Waje, Sr. Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Leveraging biological waste, such as biogas, as feedstock for fuel cell application is a key focus area for both Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of Energy (DOE) and is in line with the Department of Navy's vision of increasing the use of renewable energy and alternative power sources… More

Sleeping Beauty Mediated Therapy for Alpha V Beta 6-Expressing Pancreatic Cancer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: John E. Mueller – 979-764-2312
Award Amount: $248,825.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Arthritis (AR) is the leading cause of disability in the United States, with 50 million Americans (22%) suffering from some form of the disease or chronic joint symptoms. The CDC estimates that, by the year 2030, 67 million adults will have AR and the economic… More

Development of Novel LANCL2-based Anti-diabetic Compounds

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Ritwik Ghosh – 979-764-2218
Award Amount: $223,377.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long-term objective of the proposed effort is to develop a new anti-HER3 therapeutic for concomitant administration with approved anti-HER2 therapies in HER2+ breast cancer (BCa) patients. Trastuzumab (TZMB), a monoclonal anti-HER2 antibody, and lapatinib, a… More

Development of the Biobreast

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Christi Parham
Award Amount: $410,564.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: Despite extraordinary advances in proteomic technologies, we are still very far from realizing the full potential of protein biomarkers for clinical diagnostics. The FDA-approved list of clinically useful protein biomarkers numbers in the low100s, and the rate of FDA approval has… More

Low Cost Tri-modal Intra-oral camera for Early Detection of Caries and Cracks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: John E. Mueller – 979-764-2312
Award Amount: $221,552.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Advances in molecular technologies over the past few decades have led to the development of very powerful tools to purify and analyze nucleic acids. Current processes to study RNA transactions such as transcription, translation and processing (e.g., Northern… More

Field Deployable Vapor Intrusion Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Bikas Vaidya – 979-764-2200
Award Amount: $1,017,745.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: Vapor intrusion is the migration of volatile organic chemicals from below ground into overlying buildings and is a major cause of large population exposure to hazardous chemicals. To assess health impacts of exposure to vapor intrusion compounds, monitoring of indoor air is required. … More

Development of an Assay to Rapidly Determine Folate Insufficiency in the Field

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sze-Shun Season Wong – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $999,999.00
Abstract:
Folic acid is a water-soluble vitamin that serves as a cofactor in 1-carbon transfers required for DNA replication. Humans lack the enzymes to synthesize folate, so dietary intake is necessary. Its deficiency is associated with neural tube defects (NTDs) in fetuses. The global burden of folate… More

Compact, Logistics Free Electrochemical Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mahesh Waje, Scientist II – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $79,976.00
Abstract:
All military and many commercial aviators are required to undergo periodic hypoxia training to recognize the onset of hypoxic conditions and practice recovery skills. Current training is performed with the Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device 2 (ROBD2) which mixes oxygen and nitrogen to produce reduced… More

Detection of Texture Anomalies on the Ground (DTAG)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Victor J. Palmer, Scientist II – (979) 764-2331
Award Amount: $99,999.98
Abstract:
Footprints trails left on unimproved roads during illegal border crossings are often useful starting places for Border Patrol Agents to begin their pursuits. Currently searching for footprints involves CBP agents driving over long stretches of road and visually searching for signs of human… More

Non-flammable Ionic Liquid Electrolytes for Li-ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Christopher Rhodes, Chief Technologist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $149,996.00
Abstract:
Lithium-ion batteries with improved safety and that maintain high specific energies, high powers, and wide temperature ranges are needed for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) and other platforms. Current lithium-ion batteries contain a highly flammable electrolyte and can combust under failure… More

A Novel, Point-of-Care, Multi-Analysis Platelet Function Diagnostic System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DHP
Principal Investigator: Ashwin Balasubramanian, Chief Technologist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
Platelets play a central role in hemostasis and are responsible for many inherited and acquired bleeding disorders and thrombic events in human beings. A significant portion of post-trauma deaths are related to coagulopathy or hemorrhage events for both injured soldiers and civilian patients. … More

Antimicrobial Protective Silicone and Carbon Based Wound Dressings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DHP
Principal Investigator: Sanjiv Lalwani, Sr. Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
Burn injuries constitute 5-20% of combat casualties during conventional warfare. Nonviable tissue within the burn predisposes it to microbial colonization and subsequent infection. The goal of burn care, especially at early echelons, is to control infection until the injury either spontaneously… More

StABL-SD for Improved Burn Casualty Stabilization and Transport

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DHP
Principal Investigator: Anjal Sharma, Sr. Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Our warfighters are at great risk of large area burn wounds inflicted by incendiary devices during combat operations. These casualties display high fatality incidences as the wounds are highly prone to infection, further deterioration and shock during transport to higher echelon levels of military… More

Regenerable Carbon Dioxide Removal Technology Based on Novel Macroporous Ion Exchange Resins for Closed-Circuit Breathing Apparatus

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: David Battaglia, Scientist II – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $999,997.00
Abstract:
Currently, the United States Military encounters many scenarios where soldiers must enter hazardous areas, while maintaining isolation from contaminants such as chemical and biological agents as well as hazardous material exposure. This requires that the soldiers"respiratory tract be isolated… More

Rapid Low-Cost Biological Warefare Decontamination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Anthony Giletto, Director of Research and Development – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $99,999.99
Abstract:
Lynntech, Inc. proposes the use of a novel oxidant as a powdered concentrate, that when dissolved in water, yields a potent sporicidal solution capable of reducing spores by greater than 6-logs on a variety of surfaces. The sporicidal formulation will be tested on concrete, wood, galvanized metal,… More

Corona Discharge Vortex Agglomerator for Improved Separation of Fine Sand/Dust Particles in Turbine Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sanil John, Scientist II – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Sand/dust particles have significant detrimental effects on turbine engine performance and durability. Current inertial particle separators are inadequate to achieve filtration/separation of fine particles. A novel electrostatic method is proposed to improve their efficiency by charging and… More

Advanced Hydrogen Evolution Catalysis based PEM Electrolyzers for Improved Efficiency and Reduced Emissions of Combatant Craft Diesel Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Mahesh Waje, Senior Scientist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
The Naval Special Warfare Group - 4 spends billions of dollars annually for energy, with a major portion of this attributed to fuel consumption on-board its combatant crafts such as the Special Operations Craft-Riverine (SOC-R). Prior research indicates the potential of utilizing H2 injection into… More

A Flexible Power Management System Architecture for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ashwin Balasubramanian, Chief Technologist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $1,250,000.00
Abstract:
A robust, reliable power subsystem for the MK 18 MOD 2 UUV that can provide the full range of power requirements for the UUV and its subsystems, while presenting a lower potential energy state when the UUV is in setup and static modes, is necessary. The proposed current effort will expand and… More

Use of Micro Plasma Based Transistors for the Development of Compact High Frequency Power Supplies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Texas Engineering Experiment Statio
Principal Investigator: Ashwin Balasubramanian, Chief Technologist – (979) 764-2200
Award Amount: $149,997.00
RI Contact: Heather Henry
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Pulsed power systems are utilized in several application platforms ranging from fuel reforming to biomedical applications. While significant advances have been made in development of solid state technology based power systems, the need for faster pulse rates as well as higher voltage… More