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APPLICATION SPECIFIC INTEGRATED CIRCUIT TO IMPROVE RELIABILITY AND POWER QUALITY AND TO REDUCE COST OF PCS CONTROL

Company: Abacus Controls, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 1991 / 2
Abstract: POWER CONDITIONERS CURRENTLY IN USE IN PHOTOVOLTAIC COGENERATION INSTALLATIONS DO NOT USE LARGE SCALE INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGY. IT IS THE OBJECTIVE IN PHASE I TO RESEARCH THE FEASIBILITY OF IMPROVING THE ACCURACY, SPEED OF RESPONSE, AND THE RELIABILITY OF A POWER CONDITIONER BY UTILIZING A… more

MATERIALS AND PROCESSES FOR ASEROSPACE RTM

Company: Abaris Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1991 / 1
Abstract: THE U.S. AIR FORCE HAS AN INTEREST IN HIGH RATE, LOW COST, PRODUCTION PROCESSES FOR AIRCRAFT PARTS. ABARIS PROPOSES A COMBINED ANALYSIS AND TESTING PROJECT TO EXPLORE MODIFYING PRESENT RESIN TRANSFER MOLDING (RTM) TECHNIQUES TO EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY OF THEIR USE IN THE PRODUCTION OF HIGH… more

DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF ADHESIVELY BONDED JOINTS

Company: Abaris Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1991 / 1
Abstract: THE U.S. ARMY HAS A NEED FOR A LIGHTWEIGHT, STRONG, MOBILE BRIDGE. ONE PROBLEM THAT LIMITS THE PERFORMANCE IS THE DESIGN OF ADHESIVE JOINTS. THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP SEVERAL OPTIMUM JOINT DESIGNS SO THAT THE LOADS ON JOINTS OF EITHER TUBULAR AND FLAT COMPONENTS ARE IN SHEAR, AND THE STRESS… more

BLOOD CELL TYPING USING OPTICAL PHASE AND FLOW CYTOMETRY

Company: ABIOMED, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1991 / 1
Abstract: LABOR SAVING TECHNIQUES ARE ESSENTIAL GIVEN THE CURRENT PRESSURE ON CLINICAL COST CONTAINMENT. SINCE BLOOD CLASSIFICATION AND SCREENING IS A NOTORIOUSLY LABOR INTENSIVE AREA OF THE CLINICAL LABORATORY, MANUFACTURERS HAVE CONCENTRATED ON DEVELOPING VARIOUS ABO/RH TYPING TECHNIQUES. FEW OF US… more

MINIATURE IMPLANTABLE TRANSCUTANEOUS OPTICAL DATA LINK

Company: ABIOMED, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1991 / 1
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THE CONTROL INTERFACE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM

Company: ACADEMIC SOFTWARE, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1991 / 1
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A CATALYTIC THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR HYDROGEN-FUELED INJECTION VEHICLES

Company: Accel Catalysis Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 1991 / 2
Abstract: A COOLING STRATEGY UTILIZING THE ENDOTHERMICITY OF THE PARA- TO ORTHO-HYDROGEN CONVERSION HAS POTENTIAL FOR MEETINGTHE REQUIREMENTS OF AN ADVANCED SUBSYSTEM FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT IN HYDROGEN-FUELED INJECTION VEHICLES. THE PROPOSED EFFORT WILL DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPINGSUCH A COOLING… more

TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS FOR VACCUM ARC ION SOURCES

Company: Acceleration Consultants Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 1991 / 1
Abstract: ION SOURCES BASED ON VACUUM ARC TECHNOLOGY HAVE SEVERAL IMPORTANT ADVANTAGES. THEY CAN GENERATE A WIDE VARIETY OF METAL IONS, PRODUCE HIGH CURRENT FRACTIONS OF MULTIPLY-CHARGED IONS, AND ARE EASY TO OPERATE. UNFORTUNATELY, EXISTING ARC SOURCES HAVE TECHNOLOGICAL DRAWBACKS. A STABLE DISCHARGE… more

DEVELOPMENT OF A NIOBIUM SUPERCONDUCTING RF QUADRUPOLE LINAC

Company: Accsys Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 1991 / 1
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A RADIOGRAPHIC AID TO PROTON THERAPY

Company: Acctek Associates, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1991 / 1
Abstract: THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROGRAM IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CAPABILITY OF PRECISION PROTON RADIOGRAPHY WITH ACCELERATOR SYSTEMS DESIGNED OR USED FOR PROTON RADIATION THERAPY. A PROTON RADIOGRAPH TAKEN IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO RADIATION TREATMENT COULD GIVE INCREASED CONFIDENCE IN THE ADEQUACY OF… more

ADVANCED TELEROBOTICS CONCEPTS USING NEURAL NETWORKS

Company: Accurate Automation Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 1991 / 2
Abstract: WE INTEND TO APPLY NEURAL NETWORK TECHNOLOGY TO TELEROBOTICS. THIS WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SOME OF THE ADVANCES THAT ARE BEING DONE FOR AUTONOMOUS ROBOTS. THESE CONCEPTS WILL EXTEND THE CAPABILITIES OF THE HUMAN OPERATOR. THE TELEROBOTIC CONTROLLER WILL BE TAUGHT USING BACKWARD SHAPING TO IMPROVE ITS… more

NEURAL NETWORKS FOR AUTONOMOUS MOTOR CONTROL

Company: Accurate Automation Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1991 / 2
Abstract: WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP A ROBOTIC CONTROL SYSTEM WITH NEURAL NETWORK TECHNOLOGY WHICH CAN ADAPT TO VARIABLE PAYLOAD TRANSPORT CONDITIONS. TRADITIONAL TECHNOLOGIES HAVE DIFFICULTY PROVIDING ADAPTIVE AND AUTONOMOUS MOTOR CONTROL OR THE ABILITY TO GENERALIZE TO UNFORESEEN CONDITIONS. ADAPTIVE CONTROL IS… more

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES RESULTING IN LIGHTER AIRCRAFT WEIGHT INCREASED ENGINE PERFORMANCE (ISP) AND IMPROVED DESIGN TOOLS

Company: Accurate Automation Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1991 / 2
Abstract: WE WILL STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF USING NEURAL NETWORKS (NN) IN FAULT DETECTION AND ISOLATION (FDI) SYSTEMS. WE HOPE TO DEMONSTRATE THE APPLICABILITY OF NEURAL NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES AND ALGORITHMS FOR THE DESIGN OF IMPORTANT SUBSYSTEMS TO BE USED ON BOARD THE HIGH VISABILITY NASP OR X-30. THIS… more

DEVELOPMENT OF TUNGSTEN BASED COMPOSITES

Company: 3c Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1991 / 1
Abstract: IT IS PROPOSED TO DEVELOP AND EMPLOY TWO ADVANCED TECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS IN THE CONTINUING R&D PROBLEM TO DEVELOP IMPROVED TUNGSTEN BASED COMPOSITE MATERIALS TO BE USED IN KINETIC ENERGY PENETRATORS: (1) THE HOT ISOSTATIC PRESSING (HIP) PROCESS WILL BE EMPLOYED TO FABRICATE THE MOST PROMISING… more

LANDFILL GAS RECOVERY FOR COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS VEHICLES AND FOOD GRADE CARBON DIOXIDE

Company: Acrion Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 1991 / 1
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NON-CONTACT NON-INVASIVE SMART IR SENSOR FOR IN-SITU DIAGNOSTICS IN CVD REACTORS

Company: ACT Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1991 / 1
Abstract: A NOVEL NON-CONTACT NON-INVASIVE INFRARED (IR) SENSOR IS PROPOSED FOR IN-SITU DIAGNOSTICS IN CVD REACTORS. DURING CVD PROCESSES, THE SUBSTRATES WILL BE HEATED. THE IR SENSOR TAKES THE ADVANTAGE OF THE HEATED SUBSTRATE AS THE SOURCES OF IR RADIATION. BY SENSING AND ANALYZING THE IR RADIATION FROM A… more

A NOVEL REFRIGERATION SYSTEM FOR POTENTIAL SHIPBOARD USE

Company: Actran Systems Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1991 / 1
Abstract: A NOVEL REFRIGERATION SYSTEM BASED ON SOUND THERMODYNAMIC PRINCIPLES IS DESCRIBED. IT IS PROPOSED THAT A LOW POWER TESTED PROTOTYPE BE DESIGNED, BUILT AND TESTED IN PHASE I.

LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE: A MANUAL FOR REGULATORS

Company: Actuarial Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1991 / 2
Abstract: THIS PHASE I PROJECT WILL DEVELOP A MANUAL FOR THE FINANCIAL REGULATION OF LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE, COVERING THE FINANCIAL BASIS, POLICY PROVISIONS, REVIEW OF PREMIUM RATE FILINGS, CUMULATIVE LOSS RATIOS, RATE INCREASE REVIEWS, RESERVE STANDARDS, NONFORFEITURE PROVISIONS, AND SOLVENCY REQUIREMENTS.… more

BRIGADE LEVEL HARD COPY DEVICE

Company: Acumen Engineering And Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1991 / 1
Abstract: THE UNIVERSE OF AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGIES WILL BE EVALUATED AGAINST REQUIREMENTS FOR A BRIGADE OR LOWER LEVEL DEVICE INTENDED TO PRINT MAP DATA. THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT WILL BE TO SELECT THE BEST TECHNOLOGY FOR A BRIGADE LEVEL HARD COPY DEVICE AND TO OUTLINE THE PHASE II PROGRAM STEPS NEEDED TO… more

BI-DIRECTIONAL FLUOROSCOPIC IMAGER

Company: Ada Digital Systems, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1991 / 1
Abstract: RECENT ADVANCES IN DIGITAL FLUOROSCOPY HAVE SHOWN THAT GOOD QUALITY PORTAL IMAGES CAN BE PRODUCED INSTANTANEOUSLY AND CONTINUOUSLY DURING HIGH VERSATILE IMAGER WHICH IS EASY TO USE AND IS READILY ACCEPTABLE BY THE RADIATION THERAPY COMMUNITY NEED TO BE DEVELOPED. SINCE THE MODERN RADIATION THERAPY… more

SURVEY AND EVALUATION OF TECHNIQUES FOR MEASUREMENT OF ACOUSTIC SENSOR POSITION IN LONG TOWED ARRAYS, USING INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL DATA OR

Company: Adaptive Methods, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1991 / 1
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ADAPTIVE RADAR TECHNIQUES FOR IMPROVING CLUTTER SUPPRESSION AND DETECTION OF LOW CROSS SECTION TARGETS

Company: ADAPTIVE SENSORS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1991 / 1
Abstract: AIRBORNE RADARS FOR THE DETECTION AND TARGETING OF LOW CROSS SECTION GROUND VEHICLES MUST TRANSMIT MORE POWER, USE LARGER ANTENNAS, AND/OR OPERATE AT SHORTER RANGES TO ACHIEVE THE REQUIRED SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIOS. IN ADDITION, A MAJOR IMPROVEMENT IN SUBCLUTTER VISIBILITY IS REQUIRED. THIS PROPOSAL… more

X-BAND, AIR-TO-AIR RADAR SIDELOBE CLUTTER MITIGATION THROUGH ADAPTIVE PROCESSING X-BAND, AIR-TO-AIR RADAR SIDELOBE CLUTTER MITIGATION THROUGH ADAPTIVE PROCESSING

Company: ADAPTIVE SENSORS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1991 / 1
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ANGLE TRACKING AND SCATTERED JAMMING CANCELLATION IN ADAPTIVE DIGITAL ARRAY RADARS

Company: ADAPTIVE SENSORS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1991 / 1
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ADAPTIVE ARRAY TECHNOLOGY FOR TRANSPORTABLE LONG WAVELENGTH GROUND-BASED BISTATIC RADAR SYSTEMS

Company: ADAPTIVE SENSORS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1991 / 1
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