Abstract:Agricultural mulch films are used for the production of vegetables and fruits. Thin plastic films (typically polyethylene) are spread along the rows of plants at the beginning of the growing season. Holes are made in the films to plant the seeds or seedlings. The use of mulch films speeds the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Multimedia social skills instruction for at-risk adolescents. The purpose of this project is to design, pilot test, and field test interactive multimedia (IM) programs for teaching social skills to youths with social-adjustment problems. The instructional… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The purpose of this project is to design and pilot test a prototype interactive multimedia (IM) program for teaching oral language strategies to students in grades 6 through 9. The instructional program will be designed for use in a variety of settings, including… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The purposes of these Phase I and II projects are to test the feasibility and efficacy of using an interactive multimedia (IM) format for providing comprehensive vocabulary instruction to students with high incidence disabilities (HID). To evaluate the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long-term objective of this research and development project is to enable the aggregation and analysis of largely untapped perinatal clinical data from a community, state, or nation with a commercially-available software platform. Such aggregation and… more
Abstract:A method and device for situational awareness for unmanned air vehicles is presented. This enables integration of UAVs into the national airspace in a safe manner, equivalent to the level of safety of manned aircraft. Phase I results are presented and discussed. Phase II plans are discussed in… more
Abstract:The need for an miniature sensor for chemical and biological materials of interest is discussed. Such sensors can be deployed on small sonochute-launched unmanned air vehicles to interrogate sea-borne vehicles. The design for a miniature UAV-borne sensor is proposed and discussed in detail. In Phase… more
Abstract:The need for wi-fi communications and detection capability from a shipboard environment is identified. Several technical challenges are addressed, and solutions are proposed. The use of directional, stabilized antennas for accurate pointing and high gain, and low temeperature devices for noise… more
Abstract:The need for aerodynamics-based efficiency enhancements for air vehicles is presented. The results of the Phase I investigation of concepts for morphing aircraft are discussed. Morphing enables the aircraft to optimize its configuration for various flight regimes. This translates to benefits in… more
Abstract:The objective of this STTR Phase II proposal is to optimize the new generation nanocrystalline formulation that was downselected from the Phase I project, which would be superior to surface modified activated carbon in terms of adsorption capacity and sel
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project focuses on (1) Development and optimization of a continuous, easily scalable , and economical green manufacturing process for production of barium titanate (BaTiO3); (2) Characterization and control of physical and chemical properties of the… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project focuses on the development and implementation of nanoparticle metal-oxide based filters for cleanup of wastes generated by non-destructive testing fluids. The key component of the proposed system will be a highly reactive nanocrystalline solid… more
Abstract:Military equipment requires rapid and thorough means of decontamination from chemical warfare agents (CWAs) so that it can return to safe and usable condition. Current decontaminants include powdered sorbents that leave residues that impair the performance of sensitive equipment such as optics and… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this proposal is to synthesize high surface area mesoporous nano-LiMoO2 and explore its use as a new, high charge density and rate cathode material in a lithium battery. NanoScale's long term goal is to utilze this novel material in advanced… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Osteoporosis affects 55% of Americans over the age of 50, and incurs a medical cost of $47 million a day. It is caused by a disruption in the fine equilibrium between bone resorption and bone deposition. Currently, the most successful pharmaceutical drugs for… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): As the use of combined research modalities (EEC, fMRI and various behavioral assays) has become increasingly common in cognitive neuroscience studies, researchers have had to struggle with the lack of a single solution for interfacing these systems with their… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this Phase II project is to develop, test, and commercialize glutamate biosensors that can be used to measure cytotoxic concentrations of glutamate under low oxygen conditions (pO2< 40 torr). Specific aims of this proposal include: complete… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long term objective of this project is to develop, validate and commercialize wireless, head mounted, turnkey, EEG/EMG systems with an integrated biosensor for rats and mice. A further objective is to develop a 76 uM glucose biosensor for direct measurement… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This application is a resubmission of Application 1 R43 NS050935-01 The team of Pinnacle Technology, Inc. and Dr. George Wilson of the University of Kansas will design and build a wireless, fast-scan cyclic voltammetry (FSCV) system to monitor monoamine… more
Abstract:The effectiveness of the alkali, surfactants, and polymers used in tertiary recovery in oil reservoirs is heavily dependent upon the chemical composition and spatial distribution of shale bodies within the reservoir rock. Seismic data gathered at the surface produces only an "averaged" response to… more
Abstract:There is currently limited access to supermarkets for small family farms to sell their locally grown and raised farm fresh foods. The learning curve for small-scale family farms to meet the requirements of retail supermarket chains is long and demanding. However, there is an increasing number of… more
Abstract:Software Outfitters, Inc., in collaboration with the University of Kansas, proposes to evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of a web-based data analysis and educational intervention selection product, called the eServe Initiative, which would be designed to support teachers, building administrators… more
Abstract:Surfaces Research proposes a Phase II STTR program to conduct further research with ionic liquid lubricants based upon our successful Phase I research. We have assembled a team for fundamental surface science and chemistry, tribology, microtribology, and molecular modeling to conduct this research.… more
Abstract:Surfaces Research is developing a top-treat to enhance MIL-PRF-2104 diesel engine oil with additional preservative properties of MIL-PRF-21260E. There are many logistic and economical advantages to the Army with this single oil approach. Our lubricant effectively eliminates preservative oil changes… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Project seeks to develop an innovative method for removing resist from semiconductor wafers. The Microcavitation Resist Remover will help enable the low-k integration critical to the next generation of faster chips. Microcavitation will be a… more
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