Abstract:ABSTRACT: The proposed solution would provide the United States Air Force (USAF) a thin client application for proactively identifying problem parts. Our solution is dependant on a digital Bill of Materials (BOM) which we also provide a tool for importing and loading the cleansed parts structure… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This program targets development of a high-performance thermoelectric (TE) cooler with a figure-of-merit, ZT>3, which greatly exceeds currently available technology. The cooler is fabricated using Group II-VI compound semiconductors, i.e. HgCdSe or HgCdTe, using a low dimensional… more
Abstract:This STTR Phase I proposal addresses a NASA need for improved near-to-mid IR detectors for imaging and spectroscopy. High performance IR detectors with cutoff wavelengths in the range of 2.5?5.0 microns will be developed using InGaAs / AlAsSb semiconductor materials. The proposal uses a two-pronged… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Accurate prediction of part performance/reliability is at the core of health management of air vehicles and of supply chain management. Methodologies are needed to accurately predict/evaluate parts performance/reliability with compounding problem criteria/factors for early corrective… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The Advanced Biofidelic Lower Extremity Kids prosthesis (ABLE Kids) project will advance the state-of-the-art of pediatric prosthesis systems by advancing the demonstrably successful Phase I device and refining it intoan ultracompact and lightweight form factor… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Stiffness and alignment of ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) should be tuned optimally to maximize their function. Improperly tuned AFO may induce joint pain, reduced ambulatory function, and increased medical complications for patients with stroke. Therefore, the… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: The engineer will be guided through the creation of criteria, alternatives and evaluation techniques in order to make a better decision. BENEFIT: The engineer will be guided through the creation of criteria, alternatives and evaluation techniques in order to make a better decision.
Abstract:ABSTRACT: As we move from a paper-based world into a digital environment, the internet will soon evolve from a virtual documentation system into a vibrant ecosystem of data where documents and human actors play an even smaller role. We are currently reaching a tipping point in history concerning… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation research Phase I proposes the development of a practical and reliable in-vitro test for detecting the evidence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) infection as an alternative to the tuberculin skin test (PPD-TST) and to the interferon gamma release assays (IGRAs). The… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a common complication of diabetes and a leading cause of blindness. This sight-threatening condition has become a public health challenge in the US. Currently, there is no FDA- approved drugfor DR. Laser photocoagulation has remained… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In spite of billions of dollars spent in the War on Cancer, cancer-specific mortality has changed little as a result, and the vast majority of cures are produced surgically, not from chemotherapy. The main problem is that even with early detection; most cancers… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Selexys Pharmaceuticals is developing a humanized monoclonal antibody drug called SelG1 directed against P-selectin for the treatment of vasoocclusive crisis in patients with sickle cell disease. The ultimate goal of this Phase IIB proposal is to further advance… more
Abstract:A collaboration between Amethyst Research Inc., University Multispectral Laboratories (a government-owned, contractor-operated nonprofit corporation), and Teledyne Imaging Systems (a large defense contractor) proposes to develop/improve high-performance infrared sensors based on Type II,… more
Abstract:In Phase I we demonstrated a novel in-situ cleaning technique based on UV-activated surface reactions involving ozone and hydrogen to remove organic adsorbates and chemically-bonded impurities, e.g oxides, from the substrate surface. In Phase II the program will develop this process to… more
Abstract:Improved performance SWIR sensors with extended wavelength response to 2.5 microns will be developed using two disruptive technologies with which Amethyst has demonstrated success: nBn detector structures and defect passivation via hydrogenation. Similar to conventional extended wavelength… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Coccidioidomycosis, also known as Valley Fever, is a fungal disease caused by Coccidioides spp. that infects an estimated 150,000 people each year in the United States. Current diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis relieson detection of anti-coccidioidal antibodies… more
Abstract:Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) kills more than 600,000 HIV-infected individuals globally per year, with the highest yearly incidence occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. There is a critical need for a simple diagnostic tool for cryptococcosis that can be used in resource-limited countries. An innovative… more
Abstract:The objective of lab-on-chip (LOC) is to integrate and perform multiple analytical processes on a microchip platform. So far, most LOC research has been focused on electrophoretic separations. Limited progress has been made on multi-process integration, due mainly to the lack of a robust and… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Congestive heart failure (CHF) is one of the most serious medical challenges of our day. With 5 million Americans compromised by the ravages of this disabling disease, CHF is the leading cause of Medicare hospital admissions. The economic burden exceeds 40… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project proposes high specific strength composite sandwich panels using a new form of manufacturing, tailored for Amorphous Metal Honeycomb (AMH) cores. Previously it was impossible to form these alloys as honeycombs since they do not behave like… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: This proposal proposes to develop an agile methodology to identify bad actor parts to proactively address part performance. The methodology with algorithms and models will be developed by merging ideas from different areas of Science and Engineering. Some of the algorithms and models to… more
Abstract:We propose to demonstrate the feasibility of using time domain terahertz measurements to locate, identify and image defects and material variations within advanced composite materials used in missile radomes. We will investigate the time and frequency domain transmission properties of radome… more
Abstract:The current practice of training canines for explosives detection utilizing actual explosives requires qualified personnel that are trained to handle
explosive materials making the training both manpower-intensive and costly. The expense is further exacerbated by the need to handle and dispose… more
Abstract:Due to their vast diversity and as-yet uncultivated status, detecting, characterizing and quantifying microorganisms in natural settings are of grand challenge, and understanding the mechanistic linkages between microbial diversity and ecosystem functioning and their feedback responses to human… more
Abstract:The interactions among different microbial populations in a community play critical roles in determining ecosystem functioning but very little is known about the network interactions in a microbial community due to the lack of appropriate experimental data and computational analytic tools.… more
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