Abstract:Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality and both high LDL-C and low HDL-C remain validated factors that predict and contribute to risk. Reliance on the lipid, cholesterol, as the surrogate marker to measure total LDL and HDL has limitations and provides inadequate… more
Abstract:Folic acid is a water-soluble vitamin that serves as a cofactor in 1-carbon transfers required for DNA replication. Humans lack the enzymes to synthesize folate, so dietary intake is necessary. Its deficiency is associated with neural tube defects (NTDs) in fetuses. The global burden of folate… more
Abstract:Breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer can be successfully prevented and/or diagnosed and successfully treated at the earliest stages through use of appropriate and timely screening and adequate follow-up and care coordination. Recognizing the importance of cancer screening, groups like the… more
Abstract:A rapid respond to outbreaks critically depends on laboratory confirmation of suspected measles cases. In general, the turnaround times for serologic test results provided by the WHO Measles/Rubella Laboratory Network are adequate; however, results from specimens collected in remote areas can be… more
Abstract:In this STTR Phase 1 program, Fibertek successfully developed and demonstrated a breadboard version of a pulsed fiber laser capable of high-spectral resolution lidar (HSRL) measurements. This was installed in the Lidar Lab. at the Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore county (UMBC). Lidar integration,… more
Abstract:?Laser beacons with scalable powers are needed for ground to deep-space optical communication uplinks. They serve as absolute reference for tracking of spacecraft during the downlink laser communication. For such space communication link distances the beam spread due to diffraction is significant… more
Abstract:NASA's Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) roadmap, calls for an integrated network approach to communication and navigation needs for robotic and human space exploration missions, from near-Earth to planetary missions. Anytime, anywhere connectivity for Earth, Moon and Mars is a stated… more
Abstract:Fibertek proposes a multi-function, high energy, eye-safe 1550 nm band pulsed fiber-laser lidar system for airborne sensing of various kinetic aviation hazards. The lidar system includes the laser transmitter, the receiver, a telescope, and a scanner. The lidar functionality will include ground and… more
Abstract:Lidar remote sensing of atmospheric gasses requires high-quality laser sources throughout the spectrum from the UV to the infrared. The objective of this SBIR program is development of lidar wavelength-tunable sources that exceed the performance of those currently available. The proposed program… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: We propose the use of adaptive algorithms for laser jitter suppression on a variety of space and airborne platforms, that are capable of closed-loop bandwidths exceeding 1kHz, residual jitter of few urads or less, and narrowband jitter suppression exceeding 20dB. For implementation, in… more
Abstract:In this proposed program, we focus on the demonstration of an efficient, compact, robust high-data-rate high-power (5W avg. power) fiber-laser based green transmitter, capable of various modulation formats, and a compatible high bandwidth (>GHz) optical receiver operating near photon-counting… more
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