Abstract:The yield and operability of high performance infrared detectors, particularly those based on HgCdTe, are severely compromised by materials defects. Recently, ARI has demonstrated during its UV hydrogenation process that deuterium effectively 'decorates' defects in materials such as ZnCdTe and… more
Abstract:This SBIR Phase I research project is to improve the performance of CdZnTe based gamma ray detectors by passivating as grown defects through a hydrogenization process. These defects are a source of leakage current and contribute to the backgound noise of the detectors. Successful completion of… more
Abstract:The objective of this proposal is to identify and integrate multi-echelon constraints in Manufacturing Repair Overhaul (MRO) process planning and scheduling. The OC-ALC depot operates in a multi-echelon MRO environment that is highly constrained regarding its capacities, resources, deadlines, and… more
Abstract:The main goal of this work is to develop a more reliable, robust, and accurate measurements of radome transmission properties. As a result, we propose a pilot study in order to design a two-horn testing system and provide several prototype radome testing measurements. The proposed two-horn testing… more
Abstract:Due to the significant decrease of aircraft parts across the U.S. military over past years, managing parts more efficiently has become a great necessity. The term managing suggests having the data resources available to predict, forecast events or determine an item's use such as the mission… more
Abstract:Fine-scale, well-calibrated probabilistic weather forecasts are increasingly in demand for such weather-critical applications as battlespace management, and accurate prediction of high-value airborne operations. Built upon the Phase I effort we have just completed, the principal objective of this… more
Abstract:Information is one of the key warfighting resources of the 21st century as evidenced by the emphasis placed on ubiquitous communication strategies such as the Global Information Grid (GIG) initiated in 2004. However, the equipment, applications and networks comprising the Department of Defense's… more
Abstract:Brushfire proposes to adapt our revolutionary FireBreak architecture to include Network Probe capabilities to assist Army network operations personnel who must detect, trouble-shoot, and resolve network issues. These capabilities defined in the Phase I research project will enhance all network… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a common complication of diabetes mellitus and a leading cause of blindness in developed countries. Abnormal angiogenesis in the retina or retinal neovascularization (NV) is one of the major
pathological changes in DR. Retinal NV can… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a common complication of diabetes and a leading cause of blindness in the world. Diabetic macular edema (DME) and retinal neovascularization (NV) are the two major pathological alternatio
ns leading to vision loss in patients with… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Retinal vascular leakage or breakdown of the blood-retina barrier (BRB) is an early feature of diabetic retinopathy (DR) and can lead to diabetic macular edema (DME), which is the single greatest cause of vision loss in
diabetic patients. Currently, there is no… more
Abstract:Technological advances in energy harvesting (EH) offer significant benefits to powering micro aerial vehicles (MAVs) by extending mission length and range. Currently, batteries limit the range and mission time of MAVs since the batteries contain a finite supply of energy. The proposed research is… more
Abstract:Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE's), or prion diseases, are caused by a unique transmissible agent hypothesized to be a misfolded form (PrPD) of a normal host protein (PrPC). We will use chronic wasting disease (CWD) as a model prion agent because of growing concern about this agent,… more
Abstract:"The National Research Council has concluded that ammonia is a major concern for
air quality at global, national and regional scales. In the US, livestock operations are
believed to contribute over 80% of the total emissions of ammonia. Specific interest in
ammonia emissions from livestock… more
Abstract:"This project will test the feasibility of a breath alkane as an indicator of respiratory health in
bovine. Significant losses due to bovine respiratory disease (BRD) occur in the U.S. beef
industry with estimated annual losses at $1 billion due to higher medical costs, decreased weight
gain, lower… more
Abstract:Passage in 1996 of the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) and Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDW) reflected these concerns and required EPA to develop a screening program, using appropriate validation test systems and other scientifically relevant information, to determine whether… more
Abstract:The Army is using robots in ever increasing number to execute it mission across its spectrum of operations. Although these robots provide significant operational benefits, the Army currently lacks an adequate, automated Command and Control (C2) systems to communicate relevant information from them… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): At InterGenetics Incorporated we have developed a prototype multigenic, logistic regression model, called OncoVue(r), to predict sporadic breast cancer risk. This model incorporates polymorphisms in several genes invol
ved in diverse processes implicated in… more
Abstract:The objective of this proposal is to further develop IV-VI PbSnSe detectors epitaxially grown on Si substrates. The motivation of fabricating IV-VI detector arrays on Si is based on the following advantages of IV-VI Pb-salt semiconductors. (1) The large dielectric constant helps screen and localize… more
Abstract:In this Phase II project Nomadics will novate our research to a spin-out company Nico Technologies. Nomadics will remain a subcontractor during this transition. The team proposes a new treatment for injuries from mustard gas based on biodegradable inverted colloidal crystal scaffolds impregnated… more
Abstract:Many of the engineering tasks necessary for adequate Aircraft Battle Damage Repair Assessment are currently being performed manually. These manual engineering calculations can be arduous, time consuming, and error prone. Periodic turnover of ABDR personnel exacerbates this challenge and highlights… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Chronic idiopathic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIP) is a life-threatening disease without a cure. Severe postoperative ileus is common in patients after abdominal surgery and requires extensive hospitalization. Both
diseases are characterized with delayed… more
Abstract:HgCdTe, with its high quantum efficiency, remains the material of choice for most high-performance infrared detector applications. By varying its alloy composition, HgCdTe can be used for short wavelength to very long wavelength infrared (VLWIR); however, its use in VLWIR (12-16 microns)… more
Abstract:This Phase II Small Business Innovation Research project will deliver an innovative hydrogen passivation technique for improving manufacturability and performance of HgCdTe infrared detectors. Photon-Assisted Hydrogenation (PAH) causes the substrate to be hydrogenated by simultaneous exposure to… more
Abstract:The overall objective of this proposal is to develop an innovative, generic methodology of fixturing with regard to the location and the clamping of workparts during manufacture, applied specially for small number of parts for each production lot as is typical in aircraft repair and maintenance
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