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Development of Large-Aperture Periodically Poled Magnesium Oxide-doped Lithium Niobate

Company: AdvR, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Optical parametric chirped pulse amplification (OPCPA) with periodically-poled nonlinear crystals is a key technology in the development of accelerator laser systems because such systems enable broadband amplification of high-energy laser pulses over a wide range of different pulse wavelengths. To… more

Portable SPR Imaging Biosensor for Pathogen Detection

Company: Resodyn Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Many of the currently available options for food safety testing are expensive, slow, or limited in the range of threats that can be detected. Sending samples back to testing facilities in the United States is too slow and cumbersome to effectively respond to immediate food safety issues. SPR… more

Lidar-based high resolution 3D imager and remote gas sensor: a new paradigm for terrestrial environmental monitoring

Company: Bridger Photonics, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Predictive modeling and understanding of the response and resilience of the terrestrial environment to both climate change and human intervention is critical for sustainable management of natural resources. However, measurement and modeling of terrestrial environments is challenging due to the… more

Dual-Mode Continuous-Wave Ladar and Optical Communications System

Company: Bridger Photonics, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Because the data products generated by modern imaging ladar systems are inherently large in information content, there is currently a severe bottleneck in the communications of these products to end users, particularly when full-waveform recovery is desired. During the Phase I effort, Bridger… more

The Selective Control of Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum L.) with Low-Cost Application of a Naturally Occurring Phytotoxic Element

Company: BLUE MOON BULBS LLP Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Westscape Nursery proposes a Phase I project to establish a solution to the problem of rapid cheatgrass infestation in the western U.S. Preliminary studies have shown the ability of a naturally occurring elemental compound used in precise formulation to totally suppress and selectively control… more

Atmospheric Characterization for Directed Energy Applications

Company: Anasphere, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Atmospheric refractive index fluctuations directly impact the propagation of laser beams through the atmosphere. A key parameter of interest to be directly acquired or derived from atmospheric measurements is the refractive index structure parameter CN2. Atmospheric refractive index, and therefore… more

Droplet-Sizing Liquid Water Content Sensor

Company: Anasphere, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Icing is a significant aviation hazard, and icing conditions continue to be difficult to precisely forecast or locate in real time. An in-situ sensor, which can be flown coupled with a radiosonde, is needed which can both measure supercooled liquid water content in clouds as well as characterize… more

SBIR Phase I: New Fluorescent Biosensors for Signaling in Living Cells

Company: Montana Molecular LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will establish the feasibility of developing a genetically-encoded biosensor to monitor levels of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP), an important second messenger component of drug signaling pathways. Unlike existing FRET-based… more

The Most Efficient (TME) Cold Chain Container for Blood

Company: Resodyn Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Resodyn Corporation proposes to develop a novel cold chain system with a Lifetime Warranty for the vacuum container. The container composes a passive energy efficient system for transporting blood and pharmaceuticals in hostile environments for up to three days. Capacity is four 500 ml liter blood… more

Next Generation Boat Hull Impact and Abrasion Proofing

Company: Resodyn Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Resodyn Corporation proposes to develop a single tough thermoplastic polymer coating material and system solution for aluminum and composite boat hulls. The coating functions as an adhesive for attaching doubler plates. It encapsulates and prevents water from corroding metal substrates plus it is… more

Abrasion and Impact Resistant Hydrophobic Thermoplastic Coatings for Aircraft Landing Skis/Skids

Company: Resodyn Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Resodyn Corporations proposed Functionalized Polyethylene (FPE) copolymer thermoplastic coating will overcome the shortcomings of the current ski coating. The FPE will provide the long-lasting, low friction, impact-resistant, abrasion resistant and hydrophobic properties required and… more

An Advanced NDE Approach to Determine the Adhesive Bond Strength

Company: Resodyn Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Bonded composite materials offer considerable opportunity to reduce manufacturing cost, improve structural performance, and improve fuel efficiency of aircraft. However, bonded composite aircraft structures continue to be a challenge to manufacture due to the certification requirement to determine… more

Multifunctional Scaffold Agitation Platform

Company: Resodyn Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a commercially-viable device that uses micro-scale acoustic streaming (low frequency sound energy) to deliver mixing to the interior of three-dimensional (3D) scaffolds used for tissue… more

Selective MRTF/SRF-Transcription Inhibitors: Novel Anti-fibrotics for IPF

Company: PROMILIAD BIOPHARMA, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION: Antibiotic resistance among common bacterial pathogens is a serious public health problem as it compromises our ability to treat infectious disease. The resistance problem is compounded by the relative lack of discovery of new antibiotics, especially those with novel mechanisms of… more

Very Wide Bandwidth Radar/EW Components and Characterization

Company: S2 Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: S2 Corporation and subcontractor Montana State University offer their wideband photonic technologies for signal generation and sensing and a workplan to address the needed novel characterization techniques for passive components operating over very wide bandwidth, at frequencies up to 110 GHz. In… more

Hardware Based Broadband Ultra High-speed Digital Signal Processor

Company: S2 Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: S2 Corporation and subcontractor Research Associates of Syracuse aim to develop a broadband hardware-based ultra high-speed signal processor for real time digital, broadband RF spectrum over 2-18 GHz with digital signal stream captures and analysis for a countermeasure applications, and… more

SBIR Phase II: Photonics Enabled Extreme Bandwidth Wireless Communications Receiver

Company: S2 Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will adapt a photonics based signal processor to propel applications in extreme bandwidth spread-spectrum wireless communications. The signal processor prototype known as the spatial spectral holographic (S2H) extreme bandwidth analyzer… more

SBIR Phase I: High-Bandwidth Photonic Arbitrary Waveform Generation using Low-Bandwidth Spectral Shaping

Company: S2 Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: NSF SBIR Phase I Proposal 1249014 - Request for Abstract This Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase I project advances arbitrary waveform generation (AWG) capabilities for high bandwidth operation essential in technologies such as telecommunications, test and measurement, remote… more

Development of a Long Term pH and pCO2 Lagrangian Drifter

Company: Sunburst Sensors, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Quantifying oceanic CO2 uptake and ocean acidification and understanding their impact on global climate and ocean ecology are key goals of NOAA’s climate change research programs. NOAA’s request for Development of a long-term Lagrangian pH and pCO2 drifter (SBIR Subtopic 8.3.1C) aims to address… more

SBIR Phase II: Targeted Nanoparticle Delivery Agent for Treatment of Adult Leukemia

Company: NanoValent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will develop targeted nanoparticle delivery systems capable of delivering conventional cytotoxics preferentially to tumor cells. While therapeutic nanoparticles have been introduced into clinical practice (Abraxane(TM) and Doxil(TM)) and… more

Biopsy and Freezing of Later-stage Mouse Blastocysts Using the Dracula Pipette

Company: GENESEARCH, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Procedures on pre-implantation embryos are a cornerstone of much biomedical research; however in all cases, the procedures are very difficult and delicate, requiring exceptionally skilled technical experts and expensive equipment. The difficulties associated… more

SBIR Phase II: Combining Fungal Metabolites and Fungal Insect Pathogens for Cost Effective Control of Bark Beetles in Forestry

Company: Montana BioAgriculture Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project proposes to develop fungal bioinsecticides for control of bark beetles in forestry. Bark beetles are difficult to control. With a life cycle mostly under tree bark, exposure to insecticides is limited to the short period when adults… more

SBIR Phase I: Direct Conversion of Lignocellulosic Feedstocks to Lipids and High-Value Products using a Proprietary Microbial Process

Company: Sustainable Bioproducts LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project describes a simple, novel and economical process for converting lignocellulosic feedstocks, such as wheat straw, to lipids for conversion to biodiesel and fatty acids for specialty markets (e.g. wax esters, stearic/oleic acids) using a minimal… more

Cetane Sensor for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Propulsion Systems that Operate on Heavy Fuel

Company: YELLOWSTONE SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: We propose to develop a lightweight, compact Cetane sensor interfaced to a fiberoptic probe immersed in the RPA fuel tank to continuously measure, update and report Cetane number to the engine electronics for control of engine settings for RPA internal combustion engines (ICE) operating… more

Novel Prebiotic Fiber as Targeted Dietary Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Company: YELLOWSTONE SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION: We propose to develop a new type of monitor to directly and simultaneously identify multiple biomarker metabolites in persons suspected of having been exposed to alcohol. The technology we plan to utilize is surface-enhanced Raman scattering(SERS), based on a well-known inelastic laser… more