Awards

$80K

Cyber Resiliency for Critical Cyber Physical Systems

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Virginia

Agency: Navy
Topic: N15A-T022
Budget: 07/06/15 - 05/06/16
PI: Zak Fry

Cyber physical systems are ubiquitous in the modern world; they control transportation, energy, military, medical, and manufacturing infrastructures. Cyber resiliency remains a problem in these systems that rely on both functional and real-time specifications to meet physical, and often safety-critical, goals. We propose a system that integrates...

$225K

STTR Phase I: High-Speed Indoor Wireless Networking Using Visible Light Communications

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Virginia

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: IC
Budget: 07/01/15 - 06/30/16
PI: Xu Wang

The broader impact/commercial potential of this project is bringing numerous economic and social benefits to the public: advance the security of information and communication, decrease public health risk, and overall increase the quality of life all around the world. VLC has the potential to significantly increase the speed of Internet connectio...

$119K

Ceramic Matrix Composite Environmental Barrier Coating Durability Model

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Virginia

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: T12.02
Budget: 06/17/15 - 06/17/16
PI: Michael Dion

As the power density of advanced engines increases, the need for new materials that are capable of higher operating temperatures, such as ceramic matrix composites (CMCs), is critical for turbine hot-section static and rotating components. Such advanced materials have demonstrated the promise to significantly increase the engine temperature capa...

$225K

STTR Phase I: Gait Tracker Shoe for long term accurate measurement of walking and running

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Virginia

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: BM
Budget: 01/01/15 - 12/31/15
PI: D.Casey Kerrigan

The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project centers around the ability to provide accurate gait data for every day real world activities. Certainly this could be something of a game changer in the field of locomotion rehabilitation where self-reporting of compliance is an issue. In th...

$750K

Micromachined Probes for Measurement and Characterization of Terahertz Materials and Devices

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Virginia

Agency: Army
Topic: A12A-T022
Budget: 11/03/14 - 11/02/15
PI: Robert Weikle

The objective of this phase II STTR program is twofold: (1) to design, prototype, and commercialize differential on-wafer probes for characterizing devices in the 140 220 GHz and 220 320 GHz bands, and (2) to engineer the geometry and material of the micromachined probe tip to enable robust, consistent, and low-resistance electrical contact to d...

$150K

High-Performance Magnesium Alloys and Composites by Efficient Vapor Phase Processing

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Virginia

Agency: Army
Topic: A14A-T007
Budget: 08/07/14 - 02/10/15
PI: Dr. Derek D. Hass

The low density of magnesium makes it of interest for the development of advanced materials having high specific strength and stiffness. Current Mg applications, however, are limited by the performance and cost/quality relationships of existing Mg-alloy systems. One approach to obtain improved Mg alloys is through the development of new alloys a...

$80K

Durable Sol-Gel Surface Treatment to Control Cathodic Current Density

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Virginia

Agency: Navy
Topic: N14A-T014
Budget: 08/04/14 - 06/04/15
PI: Dr. Adam Goff

There are numerous regions across modern aircraft that necessitate advanced corrosion solutions in order to protect and maintain their readiness. One such application is the numerous cathodic fasteners that are galvanically coupled to anodic structural materials, like high-strength aluminum alloys. There is a need to bolster corrosion protection...

$225K

STTR Phase I: A Non-invasive Image­‐based Skeletal Muscle Analytics Tool

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Virginia

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: BM-2013
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14
PI: Xue Feng

The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project is to provide a new tool revealing important information regarding skeletal muscle strength and health. Muscle weakness is a pervasive problem across our society, including people with joint disease, aging people, obese people, and people wi...

$100K

Terahertz Frequency Spectrometer Combined with Sub-Wavelength Microfluidic Platform

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Virginia

Agency: Army
Topic: A12A-T021
Budget: 02/12/13 - 08/07/13
PI: Dr. Tatyana Khromova

The goal of this project is to design and build a THz-frequency spectrometer prototype with sub-wavelength spatial resolution for use in the spectroscopic and temporal analysis of trace material samples in advanced sensing and monitoring applications. The instrument operating at room temperature will include a periodic-grating microfluidic sampl...

$500K

STTR Phase II: Microgames for Improving Pediatric Compliance

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Virginia

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: DG-2013
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13
PI: Dr. Robert Levine

The innovation proposed in this Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will harness the popularity and ubiquity of mobile microgames on hand-held devices for educating children on self-management of chronic health conditions. Millions of children suffer from chronic conditions which require regular management, such as diabetes, or f...

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