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USTAR Funded Projects

Dah-Jye Lee

Dah-Jye Lee is focusing on robotic vision computation with applications in manufacturing automation, obstacle detection, and autonomous navigation.

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Christopher Trampel

Christopher Trampel is doing research to develop wireless sensors that can be implanted for the purpose of long-range transmission of physiological health data.

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DPI-IPG

DPI-IPG is developing a system of sensors to use radio frequency imaging technologies to assess the physical wear and condition of industrial conveyor belts to reduce maintenance time and increase efficiency.

Niivatech

Niivatech is developing a radar system for the purpose of realtime detection of avalanches with accompanying software to alert customers with detailed reporting.

Wovyn

Wovyn is developing a series of advanced IoT sensors intended to provide a new level of security and programming capability compatible with any existing software.

Learn more at wovyn.com

John Sohl

John Sohl has created a lightweight air sampling system with sensors that can be affixed to drones, research balloons, or aerostats to collect air quality data. Operation is surpassing current air sampling devices.

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John Hedengren

John Hedengren has invented and prototyped an efficient hydraulic lift mechanism for oil well rigs. Next in the commecialization process will be developing an automation system.

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Clayton Williams

Craig Selzman is exploring a treatment for severe heart failure through a combination of electrical stimulation of nerves and a mix of tissue repair proteins and stem cells to improve heart function.

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Brian Mazzeo

Brian Mazzeo is developing a system to map hidden concrete cracks using acoustic technology to “hear” subsurface defects. This will reduce catastrophic infrastructure failures.

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Vivcor Systems

Vivcor is developing an illuminated highway lane marking and hazard alert system for intelligent traffic management. Results will include safer roads and less heavy traffic.

Learn more at Vivcorsystems.com

Sharpeyes

Sharp Eyes is developing adaptive lenses with software that continuously adjusts the lens magnification to give clear images at very near and midrange distances, eliminating bifocals.

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RodMax Oil & Gas

RodMax Oil & Gas, a company based out of Lindon, Utah was founded in 2014. RodMax is developing a control mechanism to optimize and automate pumping action of oil well operation to improve energy efficiency of the well and maximize extraction.

Learn more at rod-max.com

KiLife Tech

KiLife is developing a wearable device for personal mobility tracking that transmits radio signals from the wearer to a network. This technology will help give peace of mind to those caring for children and the elderly.

Learn more at kilifetech.com

Coreform

Coreform is commercializing the first isogeometric analysis (IGA) finite element analysis (FEA) software for use in crash-simulations. Coreform develops high-end simulation tools that make a tighter connection between design and engineering. The highest demand for this technology is in the automotive and aerospace industries.

Learn more at coreform.com

Go Quiet Pro

Go Quiet Pro, a company administered by Brenkman and Company, LLC and located in the Utah Valley, is applying active noise cancelling (ANC) technology to the trucking and heavy equipment industries. The company has worked in partnership with Brigham Young University (BYU) and Caterpillar to develop an ANC device that can be installed or retro-fitted into the cabs of diesel semi-trucks to cancel engine noise that has been known to cause hearing damage. The active noise cancelling preserves hearing and reduces costs for worker’s comp and medical care.

Pollen Sense

Pollen Sense is a fully-automated pollen sensor that collects and images pollen and other particulates down to less than 5?m in real-time. USTAR funding is being applied toward developing automated classification and identification of pollen.

Learn more at pollensense.com

Helidyne

Founded in 2008, Helidyne is a privately held company headquartered in Washington, Utah. Its primary focus is the development and manufacturing of the planetary rotor expander and its integration into automated “plug-n-play” power generation packages. Initial target markets include offshore oil platforms, waste pressure recovery, and gas processing applications found in the Oil & Gas industry.

Learn more at helidynepower.com

Farhang Wireless

Farhamg Wireless is a developer of state-of-the-art MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-output) technology. Farhang Wireless’ goal is to provide IP cores to chipset makers and companies developing FPGA (field-programmable gate array) solutions. Applications include: cellular tower equipment, LTE small-cells, next generation LTE based broadband for communities without cabled internet, and WiFi.

Learn more at farhangwireless.com

Inertial Sense

Inertial Sense is a privately owned U.S. company that specializes in the development and distribution of miniature high-performance GPS Inertial Navigation Systems, Attitude Heading Reference Systems, and Inertial Measurement Units. The company was founded in July of 2013 is located in Salem, Utah, an hour south of Salt Lake City.

Learn more at inertialsense.com

IDT Services

IDT is a small SBA certified HUBZone business with over a decade of transportation experience located in Caliente, Nevada and Cedar City, Utah. Since 1997 IDT has been gaining a reputation for innovative solutions to complex national problems. With help from USTAR, IDT Services developed an automatic equipment identification reader system (AEI reader) and an improved heat-sensing RFID hub tag system that tracks railcars and determines when equipment needs servicing. The company’s solution was so successful that Union Pacific acquired the company’s IP portfolio and has collaborated with IDT on another project.

Learn more at idtservices.com

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