Abstract:In today's asymmetric warfare, the warfighter relies on technological advantages to enable them to identify, track and monitor targets of interest, to distinguish between combatants and non-combatants, and to do this in rugged and isolated areas. There is a need for both long term surveillance of… more
Abstract:Today's warfighter is reliant upon more and more technological support to achieve strategic and tactical superiority over their enemies. Technological advantages include such items as night-vision equipment, unattended ground sensors (UGS), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), target tracking beacons,… more
Abstract:This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). The Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project aims at improving the reaction yield in synthesizing a new resin monomer material. The monomer was found to be processed to polymeric… more
Abstract:Situation or Problem: In 2007 an estimated 9.1 billion broiler chickens were produced in the United States. Improvements in vaccination uniformity and reductions in labor necessary for vaccination would greatly benefit the broiler industry. Current methods of field vaccination of broiler chickens in… more
Abstract:The purity of hydrogen fuel is important in engine testing at SSC. The hydrogen may become contaminated with nitrogen, argon, helium or oxygen. The hydrogen from the fuel tank s or feed lines is analyzed beforehand. Therefore, there is a need for a non-intrusive, on-line, near real-time monitor for… more
Abstract:Phase I efforts culminated in the recommendation that SeaLandAire's future research should focus on the dual challenges of propulsion and energy harvesting to facilitate persistent surveillance in a shallow water environment. Ultimately these issues both point to a fundamental limitation preventing… more
Abstract:Conventional acoustic ASW methods are limited in littoral regions, where multipath caused by widely varying sound speed profiles and cluttered boundary conditions is concurrent with high ambient noise. For this reason additional detection methods are desirable. Many potential targets of interest… more
Abstract:SemiSouth Laboratories, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductor devices, and OptiSwitch Technology Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of light activated semiconductor products, propose the development of a hybrid switch using… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of a platform technology for cancer therapy which overcomes the inherent shortcomings of other attempts to delivery siRNA to cancer cells. The difficulty with current siRNA delivery is that the enzymes in… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in the cannabis plant, has a wide range of pharmacological properties of therapeutic value. The drug has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
(Marinol(r) soft gelatin capsules) for the… more
Abstract:The purity of hydrogen fuel is important in engine testing at SSC. The hydrogen may become contaminated with nitrogen, argon, or oxygen. The hydrogen from the fuel tanks or feed lines is analyzed beforehand. Therefore, there is a need for a non-intrusive, on-line, near real-time monitor for H2. The… more
Abstract:In the Open-source microscopic traffic simulation models project, a component based software framework is proposed to re-engineer CORISM data struture and CORISM interface. Under the architecture combing the innovative framework and the legacy CORISM, prototype of the open source traffic flow… more
Abstract:In today's anti submarine warfare (ASW), sonobuoy emplacement is necessary for target detection and tracking as improperly placed sonobuoys can create poor localization regions. The need for placement accuracy from higher altitudes will be required as the P-8A Poseidon comes on line. Sonobuoy… more
Abstract:Current riverine craft are built in aluminum. Although aluminum is an obvious candidate material for a riverine operating environment, innovative solutions that deliver structural weight reduction to enable higher speeds, greater payload and increased survivability are always desired. Advanced… more
Abstract:SemiSouth Laboratories, Inc. (SemiSouth), a leading developer and manufacturer of silicon carbide (SiC) power-electronics device technology, proposes the development of a low-cost hybrid switch based on the company's silicon carbide high-voltage junction field effect transistor (JFET) products.… more
Abstract:Solid-state circuit breakers have significant advantage over electromechanically relays due to the use of various types of solid-state transistors used to control the power flow. These transistors are generally much faster than their mechanical counterparts, switching orders of magnitude, hence… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research research project aims to develop a polymer system for drug eluting coronary stents (DES). The material is expected to provide higher drug loading with a controlled drug release profile, as well as tunable mechanical properties over the… more
Abstract:"In 2005 8.8 billion broiler chickens were produced in the United States. Improvements in
vaccination uniformity and reductions in labor necessary for vaccination would greatly
benefit the broiler industry. Current methods of field vaccination of broiler chickens in
the field include administration… more
Abstract:The technology developed under SBIR N07-121 will yield an air deployed, free floating acoustic sensor providing Ultra Low Frequency (ULF) performance in the ocean environment. The final product will conform to the Navy requirements for "A" size sonobuoys. Phase I will show proof of principle for… more
Abstract:There is an operational need to carry out clandestine surveillance tasks in Riverine and shallow water environments. Successful execution of these tasks will require an Unmanned Underwater Riverine Craft (UURC) with specialized capabilities. This response to SBIR072-040 will initiate development… more
Abstract:The U. S. Navy has determined that Dense Field Multistatic processing could provide critical detection capability to fleet ASW capability. Affordable implementation of this technology will require miniature Sources and Receivers with ten to one size and weight reductions. Phase I of SBIR N06-041… more
Abstract:The U. S. Navy has determined that the development of Multiple Source Capable Miniature Directional Acoustic Receivers could help provide the enhanced performance necessary to operate in the unforgiving acoustic environment of littoral waters. Dense fields of miniature receivers, in conjunction… more
Abstract:The riverine requirements outlined by NAVSEA dictate that a composite material hull with innovative integral armor solutions and C4ISR may be required to meet the mission objectives. This response to the Phase I SBIR solicitation presents information on concepts for a Composite Armored Riverine… more
Abstract:A high-voltage, high-current, SiC power switch is required by the existing utility infrastructure and its need to interconnect renewable energy sources to the grid (such as wind and solar photovoltaic). Renewable energy sources require new types of equipment with challenging issues not usually… more
Abstract:The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a Flexible Composite Surface Deturbulator (FCSD) tape and methods for affixing it to road vehicles to reduce air resistance. The FCSD is a thin, non-powered device consisting of a flexible membrane stretched across an array… more
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