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Improved Coupling Factor of Personal Cooling Systems

Company: Alaska Native Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: The Microclimate Cooling Unit will use magnetic energy to cause a temperature change in the exchanger to extract heat from the gel pack, which covers the primary area of heat loss on the human body at the neck and upper back, reducing the overall body temperature. Thermocouples will monitor the gel… more

Production Methods and Software for NIST Calibration Phantoms

Company: Sigma-K Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: Magnetic Resonance Imaging data needs to be calibrated using a universal standard. NIST and the ISMRM SQRM committee have developed the NIST/NIST MR phantom. The group had two phantoms manufactured to their specifications and these phantoms have been imaged at numerous imaging facilities. Sigma-K… more

Volcanic Ash Analysis and Detection Technology

Company: Mobile Mapping Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: A refined volcanic plume model is proposed to evaluate improved forecasting of ash movement and dispersion. This refined model utilizes near real-time model calibration and validation, perspective satellite observation geometry, and future in-situ measurements for more accurate models… more

Volcanic Ash Analysis and Detection Technology

Company: Polartronix Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This proposal is to design an instrument that will detect and quantify volcanic ash hazards. A proof of concept model of the instrument will be constructed and tested. This instrument will measure overall density, particle size distribution and elemental composition. While the… more

Production Methods and Software for NIST Calibration Phantoms

Company: Sigma-K Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: Currently, there are over 10,000 MRI scanners used in the US alone. US citizens today are mobile and many times medical treatments may require MRI scans from several different facilities. Images from MRI scanners can also drift over time. There is a tremendous need for all medical imaging scanners… more

SBIR Phase I: Novel method for Direct Frequency Component Decomposition: Electronic Neural Loops (ENLs).

Company: Variance Dynamical Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to perform fundamental research into a novel method for signal analysis, using standing waves. The intellectual merit of this proposal is the development of an innovative set of physical design rules which could lead to seamless… more

Evolving Waveforms for Acoustic Material Identification

Company: Scientific Fishery Systems, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: SciFish proposes to utilize Resonance Scattering Theory (RST) modeling to evolve a set of acoustic waveforms that provide optimal material identification while suppressing the affects of clutter and noise. Each waveform will be defined by its bandwidth, pulse width and signal type. Signal types will… more

Vessel Launched Unmanned Aircraft System for Marine Debris Detection and Tracking

Company: Airborne Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2009 / 2
Abstract: Airborne Technologies, Inc. Phase II effort will be to build and demonstrate a low-cost marinized Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) that can be operated easily from small or large vessels and is capable of reliable and repeatable operations in an ocean environment.  The UAS will be utilized for… more

SBIR Phase I: Autonomous Underwater Animal Tracker

Company: Scientific Fishery Systems, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2009 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop an autonomous underwater animal tracker, an underwater robot that can follow a crab or fish for weeks to months at a time. Satellite tracking has allowed huge, rapid advances in understanding behaviors and requirements of large… more

Phase II : Rural Coastal Alaska Fish Waste Conversion

Company: Scientific Fishery Systems, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2009 / 2
Abstract: The Alaskan fishing industry produces over one million metric tons of by-product and waste annually. Rural coastal Alaska communities have been using the grind and dump method for decades. There is an opportunity to expand existing onshore processing in rural coastal communities and provide… more

Vessel Launched Unmanned Aerial System for Marien Debris Detection and Tracking

Company: Airborne Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: Airborne Technologies, Inc. Phase I effort will be to design and demonstrate the feasibility of developing a low-cost, marinized Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) that can be operated easily from small or large vessels and is capable of reliable and repeatable operations in an ocean environment. The UAS… more

Exercise Torpedo Buoyancy (Recovery) System

Company: Alaska Native Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: ANT has recently developed a similar recovery system for our own autonomous vehicle. ANT's current system lifts a vehicle of lighter negative buoyancy (~64lbs rather than 200 lbs). The system is also designed to operate at less maximum depth (200 m, rather than 900 ft). These changes will… more

SBIR Phase I: Tribal Project Solutions

Company: Alaska Project Solutions, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to provide an information technology based software system that will support productivity for Tribal grantees using a culturally comprehensible, project management tool. The intellectual merit of this project is an enabling… more

SBIR Phase I: A Hydrogen Fuel Demonstration Project at Chena Hot Springs Resort, Alaska

Company: Chena Hot Springs Resort Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will build on an existing 400 kilowatt binary geothermal power plant. This power plant can supply more electricity than is needed during normal business operations, and because the grid is completely isolated due to its remote location (North… more

Multi-Media Imagery Program for Breast Cancer Patients (Phase II)

Company: MIND MATTERS RESEARCH Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2008 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): To improve quality of life and reduce stress for breast cancer survivors. Phase II Aims: (1) To demonstrate the clinical efficacy (i.e., improved quality of life, stress reduction, participant satisfaction with product) of the Envision the Rhythms of Life … more

Rural Coastal Alaska Fish Waste Utilization

Company: Scientific Fishery Systems, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: The Alaskan fishing industry produces over one million metric tons of by-product and waste annually. Rural coastal Alaska communities have been using the grind and dump method for decades. There is an opportunity to expand existing onshore processing in rural coastal communities and provide… more

Carbon Nanofibers, Testing, and Fabrication

Company: Sigma-K Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: Carbon Nanotubes have great potential of adding strength in composite materials. In order for carbon nanotubes to be used in prepregging, fibers with diameters in the 7-10 micron range are needed. The carbon nanotubes need to be bundled and twisted to form appropriate size fiber tows. Current… more

Improving Combustion Efficiency and Emissions for Logistically-Practical and Cost-Sustainable Field Operation of an MSW Burn-Management Unit Specifically Applicable to the Unique Circumstances Faced by the Small, Isolated, and Remote Communities in Alaska

Company: Tok Welding and Fabrication Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: Approximately 180 to 225 very remote communities, the bulk inaccessible by road, with populations averaging 200 to 500 people, are located in Alaska for which the open burning of municipal solid waste is prevalent, inevitable, and necessary to minimize environmental health concerns. Other waste… more

Geoacoustic Sea Bottom Characterization Using Passive, Cost-Effective Sensors

Company: Alaska Native Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2007 / 1
Abstract: Alaska Native Technologies (ANT) and Johns Hopkins University-Applied Physics Lab (JHU-APL) have teamed to present an innovative, solution to the acoustic inversion sensor problem by combining a new, cost effective, high gain, broadband array (JHU, sponsored by ONR Code 32) with a new UUV (glider,… more

Multi-Purpose Antenna

Company: Alaska Native Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2007 / 2
Abstract: The proposed MFA is a complex, highly integrated architecture comprising a number of distinct radiating structures in a very compact package. The antenna design centers around a pair of conical radiators, which are DC (Direct Current) connected to the chassis/fuselage of the aircraft, as required in… more

Polarization-Enhanced Sun-Glint Imaging for Measuring Ocean Wave Statistics

Company: Airborne Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2006 / 1
Abstract: The U.S. Navy is in need of a data collection system for developing a statistical model in terms of probability distribution functions of surface wave slopes. Airborne Technologies, Inc. proposes a unique method of using a dual polarization enhanced sun glint imaging system design that will image… more

Multi-Purpose Antenna

Company: Alaska Native Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2006 / 1
Abstract: Currently the E-2C is covered with antennas for VHF/UHF line of sight, UHF satellite communications, L-band and GPS functions. There is a need to condense some of these functions into a single aperture to free up real estate on the aircraft for future additions and cut down on interference between… more

Pier-Side, Bow Sonar Calibration Methodology for Wave Piercing Hull Forms

Company: Alaska Native Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2006 / 1
Abstract: Alaska Native Technologies, LLC proposes to develop a Near-Field Acoustic Holographic Calibration System that would be integrated into a wave piercing Bow Sonar to provide in-port calibration capability for a vessel.

Web-Crawler: A Paired Robotic System for Cleaning Offshore Aquaculture Nets

Company: Scientific Fishery Systems, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOC / SBIR / 2006 / 1
Abstract: Scientific Fishery Systems, Inc. (SciFish) proposes the development of a paired robotic Web-Crawler system for automatically cleaning offshore aquaculture nets. The Web-Crawler concept places paired wheeled robotic vehicles on either side of the cage, connected by magnets. Only one of the two… more

Growing, Evaluating and Marketing Seed Potatoes in China

Company: Alaska Green Gold Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2005 / 2
Abstract: A China has not permitted the importation of USA seed potatoes in over 19 years and signed a new Potato Protocol in 2003. B We must obtain a Chinese Provincial Variety Evaluation to comply with the current China Seed Law. C We have 10 USA potato varieties under a preliminary evaluation by Chinese… more