Abstract:This STTR project seeks to develop high-voltage, high-performance Solid-State Fault Current Controller (SSFCC) technology utilizing Silicon Carbide (SiC) super gate-turn-off thyristors (SGTOs). Due to improved technical advantages, the proposed SSFCC technology will minimize fault-related power… more
Abstract:Increasing power density and efficiency, reducing size and weight, and introducing standardization of electronics systems are all goals of the STSS program. The performance of Power Management and Distribution (PMAD) systems has great impact on the energy storage systems of the spacecraft or… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project seeks the development of an optically-triggered silicon carbide based power device technology that will enable the next-generation of EMI/EMP-resistant power electronics systems and ultimately the implementation of advanced concepts such as… more
Abstract:The terminal objective of this Phase II work will be the development of a harsh environment non-intrusive self-powered wireless sensor-transmitter capable of operation to 225 oC and survivable to 300 oC. The developed wireless sensor transmitter will acquire bearing parametric data, such as… more
Abstract:The channel catfish industry must rapidly improve efficiency. Production of hybrid catfish can increase efficiency. This proposal is intended to improve hybrid production. Four objectives: 1)optimize methods of collecting and handling blue catfish sperm; 2)adapt protocols to accommodate use of… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This SBIR Phase II project will develop a cost-effective, easy-to-use, field-portable, and sensitive instrument for rapid screening of avian influenza viruses (AIVs). The Phase I research has demonstrated the feasibili
ty of rapid and sensitive detection of H5N1… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A Microfluidic Biochip for Rapid Screening of Pesticide Residues Project Summary The overall goal of this SBIR Phase II project is to develop an easy-to-use, low-cost, field-portable, and sensitive device, HerbiScreen
, for rapid screening of pesticide residues… more
Abstract:Plant diseases caused by virus infections induce tremendous economical losses for agricultural production each year in the U.S. The increasing international seed trade brings increased potential for the introduction of foreign diseases that could threaten the safety of American agriculture. Early… more
Abstract:This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project is to synthesize an intelligent polymer hydrogel, and to develop a wireless, remote and sensitive magnetoelastic sensor for rapid… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Rapid, simple and reliable detection of staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB) in food products is a crucial step to ensure food safety and prevent food intoxication and gastrointestinal diseases. Current SEB detection is e
nzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA),… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A Manual Standup Wheelchair Abstract Wheelchairs in the modern form have been around since at least 1760, when John Joseph Merlin invented pushrim propulsion. The Merlin Chair, as it was called, bears a remarkable rese
mblance to wheelchairs today, despite the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Excess adipose tissue and sarcopenia promotes a unique multifaceted challenge that may exacerbate the risk of morbidity and mortality in the obese, elderly population. We have demonstrated the effectiveness of essential
amino acids in stimulating muscle protein… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Hypoalbuminemia and muscle wasting are important predictors of mortality and morbidity in patients with latter stage chronic kidney disease (CKD). The persistent loss of muscle results from alterations in basal muscle p
rotein metabolism or changes precipitated… more
Abstract:Who are the customers of the service that will be developed through this proposed SBIR project Government laboratories (USDA ARS) as well as university laboratories and small companies will have need of this service-consultation and data collection for a fee, in order to commercialize products of… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This feasibility project investigates whether people with complex communication needs can control the prosody of a text-to-speech synthesizer within a unique speech-aware word prediction program. The research team will
design a second-generation speech… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There is an urgent need for speech generating devices that meet the needs of young children with complex communication needs. The proposed project responds to this need by developing innovative software that will: (a)
appeal to young children by integrating… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The access options for people with disabilities who rely on their hands to control an assistive device have not improved in many years. The proposed project creates a new input method for assistive devices in which the
size, shape, and function of the access… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Semiconductor nanocrystals (quantum dots), specifically CdS, CdSe and CdTe, etc, have been extensively studied in the past two decades, leading to their integration in light emitting diodes (LEDs), solar cell, and bio-i
maging/labeling. Although efficient… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed Phase I SBIR project is to show the feasibility of developing an affordable commercial instrument that provides laminar-flow fluidic interfaces to cell cultures at multiple coordinates in real time. The ins
trument will satisfy a growing, unmet need… more
Abstract:This Small Business Technology Research (SBIR) Phase I project will demonstrate a spectral down-converter based on metal ion-doped nanocrystalline quantum dots to increase the efficiency of polycrystalline silicon solar cells. Attempts to add a luminescent spectral down-conversion layer to… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This SBIR Phase II program aims to develop a novel class of commercial products of near infrared (NIR) nanolabels based on colloidal non-cadmium quantum dots, InAs/InP/ZnSe core/shell/shell dots coated with dendron liga
nds. NIR emitters are outstanding… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Nanomaterials and Nanofabrication Laboratories Program Announcement No. PA-08-050 (NN-Labs, LLC) Title: Near Infrared Semiconductor Nanocrystal for Imaging Guided Surgery Principal Investigator: Tiecheng Qiao Summary Th
e incidence of brain metastasis in patients… more
Abstract:To facilitate combat operations and maintain adequate force protection, there is an immediate need for all-around body armor systems for US military forces. This need has driven advancement in developing, evaluating, modifying, and incorporating new and commercial protective materials and… more
Abstract:Problem: This project will demonstrate the applicability of using rice bran and rice bran extract as a commercial scale growth medium for yeast. Currently, the production of yeast is carried out on a high sugar starting medium composed of beet or cane molasses, both of which are in short supply and… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): NIH Phase I Quantum dots and Magnetic nano-particles for Ante-mortem Diagnostics of m Prion Infection Ocean Nano Tech proposes to develop a portable, rapid, sensitive, high throughput, inexpensive, and easy to use syste
m for the ante-mortem diagnosis of prion… more
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