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Lightweight, Compact Flotation for Cold-Water Survival

Company: Kennon Products, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Lightweight survival rafts and LPUs are proposed for development and proving that will reduce weight the weight of rafts by 1/2 or more, and reduce the bulk of rafts and LPUs by 1/3 or more, while meeting or exceeding all current performance requirements.

A Cryo-Vacuum Compatible Positioning System

Company: Square One Systems Design Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Space-based systems have become indispensable elements of global communication, military reconnaissance and scientific research. The expenses associated with any space launch are enormous and, once in orbit, a system failure can have catastrophic consequences. Extensive Earth-based… more

Highly-Scalable Computational-Based Engineering Algorithms for Emerging Parallel Machine Architectures

Company: Scientific Simulations LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: In order to significantly advance the fidelity and capability of current computational engineering tools, algorithms, techniques, and software which map effectively to emerging massively parallel hardware architectures must be developed. The objective of this project is to investigate and… more

Plasmonic Nanosensors for Chemical Warfare Agents

Company: MKS Technology Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This project will develop an integrated nanoplasmonic sensor Raman device to detect chemical warfare agents. The Raman device will be designed and produced by MKS Technology and will be cell-phone sized for portability. The device will: operate from 2-AA batteries; have a touch screen… more

A Novel Adherence Technology for Ophthalmic Medications

Company: GLYCOBAC, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION: Most human therapeutic glycoproteins (biologics) are manufactured using mammalian cell lines that can add the human-type glycans required for their clinical efficacy. However, mammalian cells have some serious disadvantages - it takes a longtime to establish production lines, they can… more

English Language Learning Toolkit: Early Vocabulary Intervention Study for Latino Non-English Speaking Students

Company: BABBLE TREE LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: Over the past decade, rural school systems have seen a rapid expansion in the number of Hispanic/Latino students who enter school with limited and non-English speaking abilities, and rural schools are being challenged to accommodate this rapid population growth and the education of students with… more

Microwave system for small-scale treatment of rocket propellant laboratory derived waste

Company: CHA CORP. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: During normal course of research, development, and testing by AFRL at EAFB, small quantities of environmentally hazardous propellant, explosive, and pyrotechnic (PEP) wastes are produced. The objective of this SBIR Phase II project is to construct and field-demonstrate a prototype… more

Lightweight, Compact Flotation for Cold-Water Survival

Company: Kennon Products, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Engineered materials can deliver strength to weight ratios that are ten times that of current raft and life preservers, that is, the materials are 1/10 the weight for same or greater strength. These materials hold great promise for creating much lighter and less bulky emergency rafts and life… more

Sensitivity Analysis Methods for Complex, Multidisciplinary Systems

Company: Scientific Simulations LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The objective of this proposal is to develop efficient sensitivity analysis methods based on adjoint techniques for multi-disciplinary time-dependent problems. The approach is based on the discrete adjoint, which will be derived and implemented on a software component basis, with the… more

Solar Heater to Prevent Stock Tank Freezing

Company: Z4 Energy Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: The SSTH directly responds to a need that was declared by Wyoming ranchers in more than 300 surveys collected during Wyoming agriculture tradeshows between 2007 and 2011. Nationwide, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather maps indicate that 29 entire states plus portions of 7… more

Active Ankle for Use with Microspine Gripper

Company: Square One Systems Design Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Asteroids and comets are fascinating members of the celestial order. These objects provide a unique window into the composition of the original solar nebula and offer clues on how this nebula evolved into planetesimals and eventually into planets. Further, these "small solar system… more

Ultrahigh Definition Microdisplay (UDM)

Company: ALCES Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Alces Technology has developed a novel 1D scanned linear array MEMS microdisplay capable of 8 megapixel images and beyond. In combination with recent developments in semiconductor laser light sources, the Alces Microdisplay provides a low-cost, scalable approach to fulfilling existing and… more

Sensor for Continuous Detection and Reporting of Total Residual Oxidant in Hypochlorite-Enhanced Water Systems

Company: PRONGHORN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: The U.S. Navy has significantly improved its operational capabilities in littoral and near-shore seawater which has resulted in the need to achieve much better pre-treatment of the seawater withdrawn from the often turbid and debris-filled shallow waters for cooling and onboard desalination systems.… more

Physics-based Modeling of Foreign Object Damage in Ceramic Matrix Composites

Company: Firehole Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: In this Phase I SBIR, Firehole Technologies will develop proof-of-concept modeling framework for a multiscale physics-based modeling tool for predicting foreign object damage in ceramic matrix composites (CMCs). We will accomplish this by adapting the core technology, multicontinuum theory (MCT),… more

Establishing On-site Effluent Treatment of Wastewater from Small-Scale Wool Processing Facilities

Company: MOUNTAIN MEADOW WOOL CO., INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: Sheep ranching and wool production have been a part of our country & #8223;s rural heritage for more than a hundred years, with small and mid-sized ranches serving as the backbone of our country & #8223;s sheep operations. Presently, small operators account for more total ewes than larger… more

Highly-Scalable Computational-Based Engineering Algorithms for Emerging Parallel Machine Architectures

Company: Scientific Simulations LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: In order to significantly advance the fidelity and capability of current computational engineering tools, algorithms, techniques, and software which map effectively to emerging massively parallel hardware architectures must be developed. The objective of this project is to investigate and… more

Unsteady Airfoil Design Optimization with Application to Dynamic Stall

Company: Scientific Simulations LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: This proposal seeks to develop a practical and economical design tool, first in two dimensions, and subsequently in three-dimensions, for optimizing helicopter rotor configurations for dynamic stall alleviation. The approach will consist of defining a target unsteady load pro file for a pitching… more

SBIR Phase I: An Icosadedral Robotic Motion Cell

Company: Square One Systems Design, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project addresses a new approach to robotic mobility. Over the past decade, robots have become an increasingly important component of human existence. While the introduction of mobility technologies have allowed robots to migrate from manufacturing… more

Hot Gas TVC For Planetary Ascent Vehicle

Company: WICKMAN SPACECRAFT & PROPULSION CO. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: A Mars ascent vehicle (MAV) uses solid rocket motors to propel soil samples into orbit, but the motors cannot provide steering. Flexseal TVC control is planned for the first stage while hydrazine thrusters will be used for spin stabilization of the second stage. This approach is heavy and results… more

Plasmonic Nanosensors for Chemical Warfare Agents

Company: MKS Technology Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: A powerful team of researchers from Northwestern University and MKS Technology has been assembled to develop a portable ultratrace level sensitive sensor for chemical warfare agents. The SERS technology will be developed and evaluated at Northwestern University while the materials and portable… more

The Babble Tree English Language Learning Tool-Kit: Early Vocabulary Intervention For Latino Non-English Speaking Students

Company: BABBLE TREE LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: Rural community schools are faced with a growing number of Latino English language learners who have lagged behind in terms of academic achievement, and have school dropout rates near twice those of native English speakers. These Latino ELLs need interventions that teach target vocabulary in an… more

SBIR Phase I:Using Ultrasonic Shear Polarization Contrast to Locate and Size Defects

Company: Analogic Engineering, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will determine the feasibility of a novel ultrasonic non-destructive method for detecting and characterizing defects such as fatigue cracks in metals. Existing ultrasonic methods have difficulty detecting cracks in the presence of the… more

Ultrahigh Definition Microdisplay (UDM)

Company: ALCES Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: Advanced helmet-mounted displays (HMD) have been proven to improve the safety and success rate of warfighters in combat situations. These HMD systems provide pilots and warfighters with enhanced situational awareness and augment their abilities to fulfill their mission objectives. However, current… more

Rapid, Low-Cost Cell-Sorting System for Diagnosis of Candidemia

Company: SOFTRAY, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This SBIR Phase I project will prove the concept for a low-cost, point-of-care system for real-time diagnosis of candidemia (fungal infection of blood). Hospital-acquired infections occur in ~10% of the patients in crit ical care facilities in the US, and Candida… more

Novel Experimental and Analytical Methods for Designing Damage Tolerant Composite Structures

Company: Firehole Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: In the proposed program, Firehole Technologies, Inc. will adapt Helius:MCTT, its industry-leading software product for composite failure-progression analysis of large structures, to the specific problem of simulating damage accumulation after impact or other initial imperfection. In parallel, the… more