Abstract:Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (PHEVs) require advanced technology capacitors, which must have low cost and the ability to operate at 150oC. However, current 150oC film capacitor solutions are expensive and have lower energy density compared to materials that operate at… more
Abstract:The objective of this proposal is to develop a reliable method to obtain reduced-order models for the simulation of large-scale seismic and acoustic signature propagation. These reduced-order models should be capable of reproducing results comparable to those obtained from a high-fidelity… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long term goal of this project is to establish the usefulness of needle torque measurements for the diagnosis and monitoring of connective tissue pathology associated with chronic musculoskeletal conditions treated
by manual therapies. This project will… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project undertakes a major improvement in the cost-benefit equation of learning computer programming. The approach integrates a new programming paradigm particularly suited to real-time, high-interactivity applications, with advances in… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovative Research Phase I research project aims to develop a visual interface that allows students to construct and investigate mathematical models. This research is undertaken with the goal of creating a general-purpose environment in which students, teachers, and materials… more
Abstract:This SBIR effort will show feasibility of very thin, lightweight, integrated FPAs on a novel, flexible substrate which can double as the IR transmissive window and be readily transferred onto curved or conformal surfaces, or structural elements of a Micro-Air Vehicle (MAV). Versatilis will build and… more
Abstract:Historically, remediation efforts at DOE contaminated sites have relied on numerical models to integrate laboratory and field characterization data, predict the fate and transport behavior of contaminant plumes, design remediation protocols to mitigate contaminant migration, and analyze data from… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The broad, long term objective of this application is to overcome optical design, ergonomic and cosmetic obstacles standing in the way of innovative ophthalmic lens designs for low vision enhancement, particularly field expansion for Homonymous Hemianopsia. Phase… more
Abstract:UHF radar is used for surveillance from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). A typical transmitter must produce multi-kilowatt pulses, but the efficiency of existing transmitters is only 20 to 30 percent. Low efficiency results in transmitters that are unnecessarily large and heavy. It also taxes the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this application is to develop a comprehensive system for the acquisition and quantitative analysis of focusable (3D) virtual slides. A 3D virtual slide is a complete digital representation of a tissue specimen imaged through a microscope,… more
Abstract:The goal of this Phase II SBIR proposal is to design, build, test, and demonstrate next generation energy harvesting wireless sensors for real time load measurement and structural damage tracking on helicopters. Energy harvesting allows the realization of wireless monitoring systems that do not… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The focus of this Phase II proposal is a computer-based method called the Dynamic Assessment of Hearing Aids (DAHA). The method uses an intuitive graphical interface to record visual analogue ratings of a patient's satisfaction with various facets of his/her… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): For patients with respiratory disease the symptom of breathlessness (dyspnea) is the most frequent reason for seeking medical attention. Current methods for measuring the impact of breathlessness on activities of daily living rely on face-to-face interviews… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Ongoing concerns about the management of children's pain and its treatment make pain assessment in children a high medical priority. Currently, the dominant clinical technique has children indicate pain by selecting from among a set of static, stylized facial… more
Abstract:Standoff detecctors are required to detect IEDs. These detectors are needed to save the lives of american soldiers. QuantaSpec has developed patent pending methods for long-range, sensitive, and selective standoff detection of explosives. These methods have already demonstrated sensitive remote… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The broad long term objective of this research is to develop systems for rapid, inexpensive testing of food, environmental and medical samples. These test systems will detect and identify hazards including: pathogenic b
acteria, viruses, biotoxins, etc. The… more
Abstract:Army SBIR Topic A04-199 identifies the need for an Active Noise Reduction (ANR) Communication Earplug for Helicopter Crew that, when used in combination with a Gentex HGU-56 helmet, provides "effective attenuation of at least 40 dB at all frequencies, with adequate speech intelligibility, while… more
Abstract:This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project seeks to develop an inexpensive, multi-purpose active noise reduction (ANR) module and associated software evaluation tools with broad commercial application to many occupational environments. This project will develop signal… more
Abstract:Turbo Solutions Engineering LLC is providing this proposal for a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, to develop a rocket engine health management (REHM) system. The proposed project is a follow-on to Turbo Solutions' nearly completed Phase I SBIR entitled "Integrated Vehicle… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Acid-prepared mesoporous silica ("APMS") shows significant advances over commercially available silica in high performance liquid chromatography ("HPLC"), a technique commonly used to isolate molecules. HPLC columns containing APMS show dramatically enhanced… more
Abstract:Worldwide surpluses of wool have depressed the price of wool and nearly eliminated the wool market, especially for the small medium sheep meat producer. These producers have large quantities of surplus wool, an unwanted by-product, which creates a waste disposal problem. The purpose of this project… more
Abstract:The design of turbomachinery components is a complex process requiring many steps and hundreds of minute decisions in an iterative process. The design proceeds from engine cycle performance and meanline design through 3D viscous flow calculations (CFD) and finite element structural analysis (FEA). … more
Abstract:Recent studies have demonstrated that user error can be reduced when using night vision goggle if the user's field of view and resolution is increased. Efforts to provide a wide viewing field with traditional approaches have led to complex and expensive wide angle or multiple lens/tube designs… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The mechanisms that govern blood coagulation and fibrinolysis have been studied extensively by employing a variety of experimental techniques and in-vivo model systems. Recently gene targeting (knockout mice) and transgenic techniques have been employed to create… more
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