Abstract:Nerve agents (NA) such as sarin, soman, tabun or VX are organophosphate compounds similar to those used as pesticides but with much higher toxicity that can cause death within minutes. Use of NA weapons of mass destruction has become a real threat since the Iraq-Iran war in the 1980s and the sarin… more
Abstract:In many cases, humans still out-perform today's best control systems. We could presumably approach human performance in these cases by building systems that more closely mimic human information processing, but unfortunately, that is still poorly understood. "Intelligent systems" try hard to mimic… more
Abstract:Early childhood dental caries represents the most common, and possibly the most commonly overlooked, chronic childhood disease in the United States. National health leaders recognize that families with young children living in rural communities face significantly more barriers to sustaining positive… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project develops and evaluates a flexible sparse array smart antenna system that can be reconfigured through the use of multiple mobile robots. Current robotic systems are limited because they cannot utilize beamforming due to their limited… more
Abstract:Design and evaluate components for a new device for remotely releasing electronic tags that have been attached to marine animals with a focus on a novel approach for the release mechanism. Current methods for releasing tags include corrodible metal pins and mechanical devices for cutting plastic or… more
Abstract:The primary aims and opportunities of the NexGEN Interface are revolutionary improvements to the OneSAF Behavior Composer and associated processes, to enable military personnel to rapidly and easily build or edit useful OneSAF behaviors for their training and operational purposes. Our NexGEN… more
Abstract:Our Game-Interface module for OneSAF directly exploits the NexGEN Behavior Composer Interface module for OneSAF that our Integrated Product Team (IPT) is already developing for DARPA. Key strengths unique to our team's approach enable our near-term creation of appropriate hybrids involving… more
Abstract:Our Affective Computing Environment-Module(ACE-M) enables new types and levels of effective cognitive and physical rehabilitation of victims of Traumatic Brain Injury. Our Add-On Modular designs provide the enhancement basis for adding ACE-M to existing and emerging technologies (existing and new… more
Abstract:Our Internet Based-Rehabilitation (IB-Rehab) Modules are focused on end-to-end rehabilitation therapeutic support of our recovering warfighters. Our core modules currently enable initial hospital, outpatient/clinic, and patient-home uses on commercial-off-the-shelf desktop/laptop computers, game… more
Abstract:The aims and opportunities of our adding on VR-Assessment-Modules (VRAM) to existing small arms training systems are focused on providing an easy-to-understand, ease-to-use rehabilitation interface customized for medical staff uses for assessments of return-to-duty status. This VRAM effort… more
Abstract:The environmental impacts of coal bed methane development (CBM) in Montana and the Rocky Mountain States are well documented. CBM exploration is expanding rapidly with the nation's focus on energy independence and the relative ease of extraction. Extraction of CBM necessitates pumping large volumes… more
Abstract:When the inner diameter (ID) of a landing gear aluminum outer cylinder is damaged or worn there is very little that can be done to repair ID of the cylinder. Consequently, the outer cylinder has to be condemned and taken out of service. The main cause for condemnations of aluminum outer cylinders is… more
Abstract:Chrome plating has been utilized as a protective wear coating for High Strength Steel (HSS) and Low Strength Steel (LSS) aircraft components for over half a century. High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) tungsten carbide chrome (WC-Co or WC-Co-Cr) coatings are currently being utilized as a chrome… more
Abstract:The goal of this SBIR project is to develop next generation inorganic semiconductor micro-emitter based emissive microdisplays with the following merits: (1) Much higher brightness and power efficiency (5 x) than the current filter based LCD and OLED microdisplays. (2) Resolution and pixel density… more
Abstract:Zybek Advanced Products has proven the ability to produce industrial quantities of lunar simulant materials, including glass, agglutinate and melt breccias. These are critical components in the NU-LHT-series and OB1 lunar simulants. The feed stock for this simulant is a mining industry by-product.… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Our aim is to discover novel safety assessment candidates (pre-clinical compounds) for the treatment of cancer by targeting the receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK), anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK). It is now proven that ALK
has a widespread pathogenic involvement in… more
Abstract:This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will develop a new class of multifunctional nanoparticle assemblies for optical disease diagnosis and treatment. The nanoparticle… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Our parent project aims to develop a small, lightweight, battery-powered collector suitable for time-resolved personal and micro-environmental monitoring of the chemical constituents of airborne particles. This revision submission aims to enhance that… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The morbidity and mortality due to cardiovascular disease is attributed to the lack of significant replicative potential of adult mammalian cardiomyocytes. Thus myocyte loss in response to ischemic injury typically resu
lts in scar formation and a decline of… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Currently buprenorphine (BUP) is used in the treatment of opioid abuse and for pain management. It can also be used improperly and abused as an opioid. In the United States, buprenorphine is marketed in sublingual and i
njectable forms. While the drug provides… more
Abstract:Lack of fuel lubrication performance associated with JP-8 in modern diesel engines equipped with High Pressure Common Rail fuel systems can lead to premature performance loss or field failure. As engines in the Army fleet are replaced with modern engines, provisions for JP-8 fuel compatibility will… more
Abstract:Andrews Space, Inc. proposes to test new high energy density propellant combinations and conduct a feasibility study on their applications. These propellants are enablers for use in high performance tactical missiles, high delta-V single stage vehicles such as a suborbital point to point vehicles,… more
Abstract:Andrews Space has shown under a recently completed DARPA study for the Long Range Time Critical Strike initiative that a morphing wing hypersonic vehicle that uses deployable aerosurfaces can very effectively extend the range and decrease the time to target for munitions launched within the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A novel bioprocess platform, involving synthesis of peptide and protein biopharmaceutical products as fusions with a synthetic anchor protein in bacteria, and subsequent proteolytic cleavage, has been developed. The u
nique features of the system allow for the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Our recent series of innovative randomized trials evaluating the efficacy of various strategies for training clinicians to use evidence based therapies in alcohol and drug abuse has indicated that while both in-person w
orkshop and computer-assisted training can… more
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