Abstract:Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) is currently used as a transparent electrically conductive coating on aircraft canopies to provide electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding for electronic components. The problem with ITO is that it is relatively soft and scratches easily, requiring frequent replacement of… more
Abstract:High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps ¿ which are used extensively for large area lighting, such as parking lots, streets, and warehouses ¿ increasingly are being used for general lighting in stores and homes. HID lighting currently accounts for 26 percent of the lighting energy used in the United… more
Abstract:ACTA Incorporated and Sandia National Laboratories propose a seven month STTR Phase I project to demonstrate the feasibility of developing an automated simulation of aircraft structural joints in structural analysis models. The technical approach includes an expert system executive to create… more
Abstract:ACTA Incorporated (ACTA) is pleased to propose a six-month SBIR Phase I feasibility Project titled "Hypervelocity Intercept Modeling With First-Principle, Physics-Based Tools." The Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space at Sunnyvale, California will support ACTA with their technical expertise and… more
Abstract:The present proposal is focused on developing novel methods to counteract excessive heat build-up in underwater sonar projectors. Building on over 25 years of experience in the design of Navy sonar devices and thermal management applied to high power density transducers and smart material actuators… more
Abstract:We propose a novel, high performance tunable narrowband bandpass preselect filter that is capable of continuously tuning from 400MHz - 3GHz. The proposed filter offers an order of magnitude reduction in SWAP-C, small size (1/2" x 1/2" x 1/4"), low cost and minimal power consumption. The proposed… more
Abstract:Precise monitoring and maintenance of engine lubricating oils is essential to extend operating life and minimize engine wear. Oil analysis has long been used by the Navy for preventative maintenance of its fleet. However, the manpower requirements for these maintenance programs place a significant… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Electron spin resonance spectrometry is a widely used technique for the detection of free radicals and paramagnetic centers. There are over 23,000 published biomedical research papers citing this technique, particularly
the use of spin labeling and measurement… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): It is proposed to develop a target for production of iodine-124 for commercial distribution and to develop a radiolabeling business for I-124 radiotracers. I-124 is an increasingly useful nuclide for positron emission t
omography, especially to label molecules,… more
Abstract:A system for high-resolution, real-time (40Hz), non-invasive wind tunnel attitude and deformation measurement is proposed. The system combines projection of structured laser light with photography of the illuminated surface. Photogrammetric techniques are used to obtain the three dimensional shape… more
Abstract:We propose new concepts for developing components for high performance space based Lidar systems. While it is generally recognized that photonic crystal fiber technology can extend the performance range of fiber laser based sources these fibers are considered by many to be incompatible with… more
Abstract:Tactical laser sources delivering high-peak-power (from multi-MW to TW) in agile optical pulse trains at high pulse repetition frequency (PRF) in the eye-safe wavelength region are of interest for several military applications including proactive infrared countermeasures (PIRCM), non-lethal… more
Abstract:Electron accelerators allow researchers to advance energy and luminosity frontiers and expand our knowledge of nuclear physics and basic materials science. To achieve the best performance, specialized lasers are used to produce electrons for these accelerators. The lasers not only must be precise… more
Abstract:Tactical laser sources delivering high peak power (from multi-MW to TW) in agile optical pulse trains at high pulse repetition frequency (PRF) in the 3.5-4 m wavelength region are of interest for several military applications including proactive infrared countermeasures (PIRCM), non-lethal munitions… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Vestibular disorders represent a debilitating medical problem by causing balance and vision impairments that adversely affects the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds. The restoration of vestibular function by d
irect stimulation of the vestibular nerve,… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Iatrogenic nerve damage is one of the most adverse sequalae of tumor resection surgery in all parts of the body. Many neuromonitoring techniques have been developed to lower the incidence of damage, most notably electr
ostimulation. However, the clinical… more
Abstract:SBC of high-power fiber lasers uniquely links an efficient, versatile, and robust power scaling architecture to individual emitters with outstanding efficiency, diffraction-limited beam quality, and distributed thermal loading. Fiber SBC, thus provides an exceptionally promising pathway to scalable,… more
Abstract:The proposal would provide the design and basic product development work to augment the power generation efficiency of fuel cells developed by Acumentrics Corp. by converting waste heat into electricity by highly efficient thermoelectric (TE) power generation. Three paths will be explored in Phase I… more
Abstract:A conceptual design of a battery charging station with UPS back-up capability was completed under contract M67854-C-6509. The resulting system can charge up to twelve BB-2590 batteries at the maximum charging current (to minimize charging time) and provide 1000 Watts of back-up power (both AC and… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project aims to develop a carbohydrate microarray platform that takes advantage of the generation of surface plasmon by silver nanopillars to excite fluorophores above the surface of the microarray to perform detection of binding by… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): New upper-extremity assistive appliances coming into the orthotics and prosthetics (OandP) market are increasingly technologically sophisticated and expensive, which has given rise to a growing population of amputees w
ho cannot obtain them or make use of them… more
Abstract:This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I research project proposes to develop high capacity / high rate nanostructured electrodes and combine them with environmentally benign ionic liquid electrolytes to develop advanced lithium-ion nanobatteries. The proposed work will combine the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Owing to certain intrinsic advantages of conventional or cable-operated assistive appliances, many upper- extremity amputees prefer using simple voluntary opening (VO) split hook terminal devices for some tasks. Ampute
es who regularly contribute their time and… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cancer treatment today is in need of tumor-specific and effective therapies that do not harm the patient and thereby compromise treatment efficacy and prolong recovery time. A multi-modal therapeutic and imaging agent t
hat does not damage healthy living tissue… more
Abstract:Cancer biomarker detection and cancer proteomics and genomics research require analysis platforms that provide high sensitivity and high throughput. In phase I, we will develop a novel nano-enabled sensing platform that is based on metal nanopillar pattern ed surface on a continuous Au thin film.… more
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