Awards

$80K

Modeling of pulse propagation in a four level atomic medium for gyroscopic measurements

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Rochester

Agency: Navy
Topic: N11A-T005
Budget: 08/15/11 - 03/15/12
PI: Wai Clifford

A detail computational model is important in the construction and optimization of a slow-light gyroscope. Such a model needs to take into account many physical conditions such as Doppler broadening and cavity boundary conditions. As a result, the computational cost and resources for a full model can become very demanding even for today s powerfu...

$100K

Design Automation Software for DNA-Based Nano-Sensor Architectures

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Rochester

Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Topic: OSD10-T003
Budget: 05/25/11 - 11/25/11
PI: Steven Benner

Because of chemical behaviors of real DNA molecules, the nanotechnology envisioned by the Defense Department in this Solicitation will be possible only if design automation software creates nanostructures that exploit artificially expanded genetic information systems (AEGIS). AEGIS DNA molecules have more than the four nucleotides (GACT) found ...

$100K

Design Automation Software for DNA-Based Nano-Sensor Architectures

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Rochester

Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Topic: OSD10-T003
Budget: 04/28/11 - 10/28/11
PI: Dr. Raymond J. Peterson

A continuing and growing threat to U.S. military personnel and civilians is exposure to toxic chemicals and pathogens. Useful detection systems exist, but it remains imperative to investigate next-generation technologies that have the potential to improve by an order of magnitude the cost, sensitivity and size of sensor devices. A promising tech...

$750K

Instrumentation for Nanoscale Spectroscopy

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Rochester

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF08-BT30
Budget: 12/27/10 - 12/27/12
PI: John Keem

ABSTRACT: This STTR proposal is the natural consequence of our collaboration that makes use of the established know-how under the MURI program, the established track record of RHK in commercialization of critical hardware, software and electronic controllers to implement scanning probe microscopy with nanometer scale resolution of structural, el...

$97.9K

Multimodal Knowledge Acquisition and Management

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Rochester

Agency: Navy
Topic: N10A-T019
Budget: 06/28/10 - 07/21/11
PI: Noah Friedland

Related information, particularly in the real word, can come in many forms, like text, images, video, and more. Exploiting that information will require a multimodal approach. The Friedland Group, which led Project Moebius at DARPA, is joined by The University of Rochester and Prof. David Forsyth - respective leaders in knowledge acquisition fro...

$749K

Novel Methods for Rapid Detection of Infection Agents and the Severity of Cellular Damage

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Rochester

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: ST081-003
Budget: 06/15/10 - 06/14/12
PI: Lulu Zhang

Early detection of virulent infectious pathogens is critical to blocking the devastating epidemic spread of the pathogen and the potential harm this could have on our armed forces and general populations. In Phase I, we have utilized the state-of-the-art QuantiGene 2.0 technology to establish an assay for the sensitive quantification of SARS (ep...

$100K

Novel protocol for Quantum Key Distribution

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Rochester

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF09-BT21
Budget: 05/01/10 - 01/31/11
PI: Dr. Glenn A. Tyler

The proposed effort develops the understanding required to assess the utility of using OAM states and quantum entanglement as a novel protocol for quantum key distribution for propagation through an aberrating medium such as the atmosphere. In addition a conceptual design of an experiment that is appropriate to further the development of this c...

$150K

STTR Phase I: Cost Effective Core-Shell Nanocatalysts for PEM Fuel Cells

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Rochester

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: D-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10
PI: Min Chen

This SBIR Phase I project will develop proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells as a power source for automobiles and stationary or portable power applications. Currently, the high cost of the PEM fuel cell limits their commercial applications. A significant cost of a PEM fuel cell comes from the use of Platinum. This project intends to devel...

$100K

Instrumentation for Nanoscale Spectroscopy

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Rochester

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF08-BT30
Budget: 09/30/09 - 06/30/10
PI: Zhouhang Wang

This STTR will provide a prototype Electronics Package that integrates disparate streams of spectrographic and topographic data to provide high resolution imaging and chemical specificity at the nanoscale. It will enable development of a commercial instrument delivering routine near-field tip-enhanced optical imaging with spatial resolutions in ...

$70K

Development of Low-Cost Augmented Reality Head Mounted Display

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Rochester

Agency: Navy
Topic: N09-T031
Budget: 06/29/09 - 04/30/10
PI: Jannick P. Rolland

The ORA/ODAlab optical design team has proposed to design the next generation of mobile Augmented Reality (AR) Head Mounted Display (HMD) optics, for training applications, based on an OLED microdisplay currently being developed by Emagin (a committed Phase II supplier). We will increase the resolution and field of view from the 25 degrees curre...

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