Awards

$99.5K

Load Responsive MLI: Thermal Insulation with High In-Atmosphere and On-Orbit Performance

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 09-1
Budget: 01/01/09 - 12/31/09
PI: Scott D. Dye

Long term storage of cryopropellants with minimal loss is required for new Exploration spacecraft. Multi-Layer Insulation (MLI) is used to insulate cryotanks, but is a high risk for Earth Departure Stage and Altair propellant maintenance. An ultra-high performance thermal insulation, Integrated MLI, is being developed for NASA as an MLI replace...

$560K

Cardiac Synchronization Technology: Resuscitation Therapy - Pulseless Cardiac Arr

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-07-80
Budget: 09/15/08 - 08/31/09
PI: Jon Vonohlsen

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cardiac Synchronization Technology (CST) will provide external chest compressions synchronized with the weak residual mechanical heart action present in Pulseless Electrical Activity (PEA) cardiac arrest, and will result in higher systemic blood perfusion pressures and improved outcomes for PEA cardiac arrest...

$496K

MicroFlex Tools to Improve Sinus Diagnostics and Surgery

Phase 2 STTR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-07-81
Budget: 06/15/08 - 05/31/09
PI: Dale A. Lawrence

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): MicroFlex technology will provide unprecedented flexibility and controllability for the tip of endoscopes, enabling minimally invasive surgery in previously inaccessible spaces, direct visualization of structures there, and fine tool manipulation capabilities for diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical procedure...

$99.2K

STTR Phase I: Force Feedback Control of a Shape Memory Alloy Active Catheter for Minimally Invasive Micro-Surgery

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Colorado Boulder

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2008
Budget: 01/01/08 - 12/31/08
PI: Jon Vonohlsen

This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I research project extends the capability of a novel dexterous endoscope by providing force feedback to the operator in minimally invasive surgery. The project builds on innovations in sensing, actuation, manufacturing, and control of the MicroFlex Scope (MFS) and adding capabilities for integrated f...

$580K

Integrated MLI: Advanced Thermal Insulation Using Micro-Molding Technology

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 08-2
Budget: 01/01/08 - 12/31/08
PI: Scott D. Dye

Lightweight, high performance thermal insulation is critical to NASA's next generation Exploration spacecraft. Zero or low cryogenic propellant boiloff is required during extended missions and lengthy on-orbit times. Multilayer insulation (MLI) is currently the insulation of choice for cryotank insulation. MLI's high vacuum performance exceeds a...

$98.5K

Integrated MLI: Advanced Thermal Insulation Using Micro-Molding Technology

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 07-1
Budget: 01/01/07 - 12/31/07
PI: Scott D. Dye

Current Multilayer Insulation (MLI) technology is over 50 years old, and is typically comprised of 10 to 120 layers of metalized polymer films separated by polyester netting. MLI is the best thermal insulation in a vacuum, and is the insulation of choice for spacecraft and cryogenic system insulation, but has problems relating to density control...

$47.8K

Micro-Flex Technology for Early Detection of Lung Cancer

Phase 1 STTR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 08/31/06 - 08/30/07
PI: Dale A. Lawrence

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, causing more deaths than breast, prostate and colorectal cancer combined. Some progress has been made in reducing lung cancer mortality, however, progress has been slow and hampered by the lack of effective early detection strategies. ...

$54.3K

Cardiac Synchronization Technology for PEA Patients

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-04-59
Budget: 08/19/06 - 05/31/07
PI: Jon Vonohlsen

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Pulseless electrical activity (PEA) also referred to as electromechanical dissociation (EMD), has been described as "the presence of organized electrical activity on the electrocardiogram but without palpable pulses." It is the common end-point for a number of processes that interfere with cardiopulmonary fun...

$1.07K

MicroFlex Tools to Improve Sinus Diagnostics &Surgery

Phase 1 STTR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 06/16/06 - 04/30/07
PI: Dale A. Lawrence

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Chronic sinusitis affects approximately 33 million Americans each year, and has become one of the most prevalent chronic diseases. Because of its-persistent nature, chronic sinusitis is a significant cause of morbidity and represents considerable expense to the health care system. In 2001, approximately 2...