Awards

$100K

Functional Imaging to Develop Outstanding Service-Dogs (FIDOS)

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Auburn University

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: ST13A-001
Budget: 06/28/13 - 12/31/13
PI: Gopi Deshpande

iK9, LLC, and Auburn University shall collaborate in the development of prototype procedures for conducting cognitive neuroscience studies employing fMRI imaging of the brains of unrestrained dogs while they are in an awake and responsive state. IK9 is an

$225K

STTR Phase I: High-Reliability SiC power MOSFETs for Energy Efficient Power Electronics Infrastructure

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Auburn University

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: AS-2013
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13
PI: Kevin Matocha

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project addresses one of the key roadblocks for Silicon Carbide (SiC) power MOSFET technology. SiC power MOSFETs have huge potential of increasing efficiency and reducing cost of power converters due to superior material properties of SiC. Unfortunately, they have not fulfilled their potenti...

$750K

Matched Filter Chaos Communications

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: Auburn University

Agency: Army
Topic: A11A-T002
Budget: 09/26/12 - 10/31/13
PI: Dan Hahs

Chaos is a natural phenomenon that offers unique features that may be exploited to yield communication systems having beneficial characteristics. Useful chaotic oscillators of low-dimensionality can be constructed using simple, inexpensive components. Sensitivity to initial conditions may be harnessed by means of the Hayes encoder concept to p...

$99.9K

Dynamically Evolving Malware Detection in Streams

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Auburn University

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF11-BT21
Budget: 03/07/12 - 12/07/12
PI: Lyle Johnson

ABSTRACT: The emergence of polymorphic malware poses an increasingly difficult threat to network security. Sentar proposes the development of a Polymorphic Malware Detection Unit that will perform automated detection of dynamically evolving malware as well as zero-day attacks. The Unit will be designed to integrate with existing systems as wel...

$99.9K

Matched Filter Chaos Communications

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Auburn University

Agency: Army
Topic: A11A-T002
Budget: 07/17/11 - 03/30/12
PI: Dan Hahs

A plan is presented to demonstrate the feasibility and practicality of a radio-frequency Hayes-Corron (H-C) chaos-based communication system employing an optimal spread-spectrum chaotic communication theory to achieve superior low-power, low-probability of interception, multiple-user access, and portability goals. By integrating three concepts: ...

$100K

Foldable/Rollable High Efficiency Solar Cell Modules

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Auburn University

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF10-BT05
Budget: 04/14/11 - 04/16/12
PI: John Farah

ABSTRACT: A new method for manufacturing thin, flexible, portable high efficiency III-V PV modules that can be folded and rolled. In particular, IMM3J cells are lifted-off their growth substrate and transferred to a polyimide blanket sheet holding up to a few hundred cells. They are fully encapsulated. The interconnects are made with novel use o...

$150K

STTR Phase I:Use of Serious Games to Improve Learning Outcomes in Engineering Programs

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Auburn University

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: DG-2011
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11
PI: Stephen H. Lynch

This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase 1 project combines the game-based learning scenario development and business entrepreneurship expertise of Toolwire Inc., with the instructional material development and evaluation expertise of the Laboratory for Innovative Technology and Engineering Education (LITEE) at Auburn University. They worke...

$600K

Highly Reliable Structural Health Monitoring of Smart Composite Vanes for Jet Engine

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: Auburn University

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 09-2-T2.01
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11
PI: Dr. Behzad Moslehi PhD

In Phase 1, Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems (IFOS) successfully demonstrated a Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) based integrated Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) sensor system capable of providing in-situ crack detection, location, damage quantification and validation of structural models. The system offers advanced features to perform non-contact, ...

$99.7K

Highly Reliable Structural Health Monitoring of Smart Composite Vanes for Jet Engine

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Auburn University

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 10-1-T2
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10
PI: Dr. Behzad Moslehi PhD

Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems and Auburn University propose a Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) integrated Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) sensor system capable of providing in-situ crack detection, location and quantification of damage, as well as validating structural models, using recent advances in non-contact, non-destructive dynamic testing o...

$100K

Low Thermal Resistance Integrated Package and Heat Sink for HEV IGBT Modules

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Auburn University

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 06 C-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10
PI: James Connell

There is a growing demand for power electronics that can operate under the high temperature and high power conditions that will be encountered in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV). As the coolant temperature used to dissipate heat from electronics increases, the operation of power semiconductor devices such as Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IG...

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