Awards

$1MM

Automated Approaches to Cellular Engineering and Biomanufacturing

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Florida

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: ST12B-003
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14
PI: Brent Lutz

Genome-scale predictable cellular design and engineering of biomanufacturing systems is the overarching goal of DARPA"s Living Foundries and 1000 Molecules programs and, if realized, will enable rapid engineering of living systems for a broad range of applications in biotechnology and pharmacology. However, constructing living cells with d...

$749K

Autonomous Onboard Failsafe System to Mitigate Common Failure Modes of Experimental SUAS

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Florida

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 12-2-T5.01
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14
PI: Walter L. Hunt

Automation improvements are needed to reduce the dependency on human reflexes and unreliable data links. Modern autopilots are capable of detecting loss-of-GPS and loss-of-communications. There is no mechanism for the aircraft to autonomously return to a safe landing zone under these conditions. Furthermore, experience has shown that existing co...

$749K

Attitude Control Enhancement Using Distributed Wing Load Sensing for Dynamic Servoelastic Control

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Florida

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 12-2-T4.02
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14
PI: Mr. Peter M. Thompson

Strain sensor information is used in nature to achieve robust flight, good rejection of wind disturbances, and stable head motion. Similar man-made sensing devices will be used to demonstrate flight control using Fly-by-Feel, with the overall objective of achieving similarly good performance with piloted and autonomous vehicles. The Phase I work...

$1MM

Automated Approaches to Cellular Engineering and Biomanufacturing

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Florida

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: ST12B-003
Budget: 12/18/13 - 12/27/15
PI: Brent Lutz

Genome-scale predictable cellular design and engineering of biomanufacturing systems is the overarching goal of DARPA s Living Foundries and 1000 Molecules programs and, if realized, will enable rapid engineering of living systems for a broad range of applications in biotechnology and pharmacology. However, constructing living cells with design...

$150K

Multiphysics-based Sensor Fusion

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Florida

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF13-AT01
Budget: 11/21/13 - 07/21/14
PI: Mr. Gary Key

ABSTRACT: Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) and its research partners, University of Florida (UF) and Lockheed Corporation, propose to enhance fusion of multimodal (EO, IR, acoustic, radar, etc.) multisensor datastreams. Phase I will: (1) Determine physics models for apparent properties of targets and inherent properties of sensors; (2) Integrate...

$100K

Modeling and Optimizing Turbines for Unsteady Flow

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Florida

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: ST13A-005
Budget: 06/28/13 - 12/31/13
PI: Mr. Frank Huber

Pressure gain combustion has the potential to significantly improve the specific fuel consumption for gas turbine engines by realizing a pressure rise through the combustor as opposed to a pressure drop. One drawback to this form of combustion is the cycl

$500K

Synergistic MIMO Radar and Data Adaptive Signal Processing Experimentation

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Florida

Agency: Navy
Topic: N11A-T002
Budget: 03/12/13 - 09/12/14
PI: Chris Gianelli

The proposed work seeks to clearly demonstrate the advantage of the multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radar architecture over a similar single-input multiple-output (SIMO) or phased array system; the benefit of applying data-adaptive signal processing techniques in favor of their data-independent counterparts; and the utility of transmitting...

$321K

Multi-input Multi-output Synthetic Aperture Radar with Collocated Antennas

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Florida

Agency: Army
Topic: A10A-T005
Budget: 02/25/13 - 02/21/14
PI: Howard Mendelson

The enormous effort devoted to the data acquisition, signal processing, and automatic recognition of stationary targets has resulted in a generation of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems that are meeting the challenge of real-world conditions. However, in a practical battlefield, moving targets may pose a more severe threat than stationary t...

$100K

Automated Approaches to Cellular Engineering and Biomanufacturing

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Florida

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: ST12B-003
Budget: 01/28/13 - 07/27/13
PI: Brent Lutz

Genome-scale predictable cellular design and engineering of biomanufacturing systems is the overarching a goal of DARPA s Living Foundry thrust and, if realized, will enable rapid engineering of living biosystems for a broad range of applications in biotechnology and pharmacology. However, constructing living cells with designed genome is not f...

$224K

STTR Phase I: Real time detection for salmonella

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Florida

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: EB-2012
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13
PI: Maria Torija

This Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) Phase I project will create a new salmonella sensor combining two established tools in biodetection: hydrodynamic chromatography and magnetic nanoparticle (MP) conjugation. The proposed sensor will be significantly less expensive and provide faster detection time with equivalent sensitivity ...

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