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A DYNAMIC FULL PAGE BRAILLE DISPLAY DEVICE.

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
6937
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6937
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Novcom Systems Inc
Northgate Office Park 2500 Hghwy 88 #209 Minneapolis, MN 55418
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: A DYNAMIC FULL PAGE BRAILLE DISPLAY DEVICE.
Agency: ED
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $30,000.00
 

Abstract:

CURRENTLY, THERE ARE NO FULL PAGE BRAILLE DISPLAY DEVICES ON THE MARKET. DESPITE THE DESIRABILITY AND OBVIOUS BENEFITS OF SUCH A PRODUCT, TRADITIONAL ENGINEERING APPROACHES HAVE RESULTED IN MANUFACTURING DESIGNS WHICH ARE PROHIBIITIVELY EXPENSIVE TO PRODUCE. AFTER CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF DOZENS OF ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES, NOVCOM'S PROPOSED PHASE I APPROACH OFFERS THE POTENTIAL TO ACHIEVE FULL PAGE BRAILLE TEXT AND GRAPHICS CAPABILITY ON A WIDE VARIETY OF MICRO-COMPUTERS AND MAINFRAMES. THE PROPOSED APPROACH FEATURES AN EFFICIENT ELECTRO-MECHANICAL MECHANISM TOGETHER WITH PREDOMINANT USE OF LOW COST, HIGH QUALITY, MATERIALS. THESE INNOVATIVE FACTORS ENABLE A PROJECTED FINAL PRODUCT COST WHICH COULD BE AS LOW AS $500.00 PER UNIT. THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THIS GOAL WILL REQUIRE FEASIBILITYDEMONSTRATION OF TWO CRITICAL COMPONENTS OF THE BRAILLE DISPLAY DESIGN DURING PHASE I: NAMELY, THE DISPLAY HEAD MECHANISM, AND THE INDIVIDUAL BRAILLE CHARACTER MECHANISM. SUCCESSFUL DEMONSTRATION OF THESE TWO FUNDAMENTAL COMPONENTSDEVELOPED DURING PHASE I WILL ENABLE COMPLETION OF A FULL PAGE DISPLAY DEVICE PROTOTYPE DURING PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Mr david scanlon

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Novcom Systems Inc
Northgate Office Park 2500 Hghwy 88 #209 Minneapolis, MN 55418

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No