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EXPERT SYSTEM FOR JOINING COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Company: Abaris Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1989 / 1
Abstract: AN EXPERT SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IS PROPOSED TO ACHIEVE AN EXPERT SYSTEM FOR JOINING COMPOSITE MATERIALS. THE NEED IS TO ASSIST DESIGN ENGINEERS TO ACCESS LARGE AMOUNTS OF JOINT DESIGN AND DATA THAT IS AVAILABLE. THE EXPERT SYSTEM WILL PROVIDE ALPHANUMERIC AND GRAPHICS… more

NEW CONCEPTS AND INNOVATIONS TO ENHANCE THE COST ESTIMATION OF AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS/SUBSYSTEMS

Company: Abaris Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1989 / 1
Abstract: ABARIS PROPOSES AN EXPERT SYSTEM TO AID THE AVIATION PLANNER AND COST ESTIMATOR IN DEALING WITH THE IMPACT OF NEW MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE FOR THE DESIGN AND SUBSEQUENT MANUFACTURE OF NEW AIRCRAFT. THE NEW ADVANCED COMPOSITES; GRAPHITE AND KEVLAR FIBERS, EPOXY AND BISMALEIMIDE RESINS, ETC.… more

ULTRAMINIATURE IMPLANTABLE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Company: ABIOMED, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1989 / 2
Abstract: THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSAL IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MINIATURE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR SUITABLE FOR PERMANENT IMPLANTATION IN THE BODY. SUCH A DEVICE IS INTENDED TO SERVE AS A CONNECT/DISCONNECT POINT FOR NEURAL PROSTHESES, ENABLING REPLACEMENT OF FAULTY COMPONENTS WITHOUT NECESSITATING REMOVAL OF AN… more

AUDITORY BRAINSTEM RESPONSE AT HIGH STIMULUS RATES

Company: ABRATECH CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1989 / 1
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DEVELOPMENT OF THIN FILM MAGNETIC FIELD SENSOR SYSTEMS

Company: 2g Enterprises Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1989 / 2
Abstract: WE PROPOSE TO ANALYZE THE PERFORMANCE OF LOW FREQUENCY SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETIC FIELD MEASURING SYSTEMS EMPLOYING THIN FILM ELEMENTS. BASED UPON THIS ANALYSIS, WE WILL DEVELOP THIN FILM DESIGNS FOR: 1. THIN FILM PICKUP LOOPS FOR MAGNETIC FIELD GRADIENT MEASUREMENT; 2. THIN FILM DC SQUID, AND 3.… more

JOINED-WING TILTROTOR AIRCRAFT STUDY

Company: Aca Industries, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 1989 / 1
Abstract: THE JOINED-WING AIRPLANE IS A NEW TYPE OF AIRCRAFT CONFIGURATION EMPLOYING TWO SETS OF WINGS RIGIDLY CONNECTED TOGETHER TO FORM A TRIANGULATED SELF-BRACING STRUCTURE. FINITE-ELEMENT STRUCTURAL ANALYSES AND WIND-TUNNEL TESTS HAVE SHOWN THAT, COMPARED TO CANTILEVER-WING AIRCRAFT, JOINED WING AIRCRAFT… more

CLASSROOM SOLUTIONS FOR AT-RISK CHILDREN

Company: ACADEMIC EDGE, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1989 / 1
Abstract: THIS RESEARCH WILL DEVELOP IN-SERVICE TRAINING MODULES FOCUSED ON REASONABLE AND EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUESFOR MIDDLE- AND UPPER-SCHOOL CONTENT-AREA TEACHERS OF MAINSTREAMED LEARNING-DISABLED OR AT-RISK CHILDREN. EMPHASIS IS ON TEACHING TACTICS TO PROMOTE INDIVIDUAL SUCCESS, REDUCE… more

PICTURE ICON LAYOUT SOFTWARE FOR COMMUNICATIONS BOARD

Company: ACADEMIC SOFTWARE, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 1989 / 1
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SUPPORTED MOLTEN SALT DEHYDROGENTATION OF METHANOL

Company: Accel Catalysis Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1989 / 2
Abstract: THE PROPOSED WORK INVOLVES APPLICATION OF SUPPORTED MOLTEN SALT CATALYSIS TO THE CATALYTIC ENDOTHERMIC DEHYDROGENATION OF METHANOL. THE CATALYSTS OF INTEREST INCLUDE EUTECTICS COMPOSED OF CU(+1) SALTS WITH HOMOGENEOUSLY DISPERSED ZN(+2) SALTS OR HETEROGENEOUSLY DISPERSED ZNO. IN ADDITION, THE STUDY… more

AN ELECTROMAGNETIC CALORIMETER CALIBRATION SOURCE FOR THE SUPERCONDUCTING SUPER COLLIDER

Company: Accsys Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 1989 / 2
Abstract: THE PRODIGIOUS FLOW OF DATA IN ELECTROMAGNETIC CALORIMETERS PROPOSED FOR EXPERIMENTS AT THE SUPERCONDUCTING SUPER COLLIDER (SSC) WILL REQUIRE THE USE OF NEW FAST RADIATION RESISTANT DETECTOR CRYSTALS SUCH AS BAF(2). HOWEVER, THE PRECISION OF THESE CALORIMETERS, AND HENCE THEIR USE FOR PHYSICAL… more

A HEAVY ION FUSION DRIVER FINAL FOCUS SYSTEM

Company: Accsys Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 1989 / 1
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DESIGN OF A PROTON THERAPY DELIVERY SYSTEM

Company: Acctek Associates, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1989 / 2
Abstract: THE LONG-RANGE GOAL OF THIS PROGRAM IS THE DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCIALIZATION OF A PROTON THERAPY DELIVERY SYSTEM THAT WILL LEAD TO A SUBSTANTIAL ADVANCEMENT OVER EXISTING METHODSOF CANCER TREATMENT WITH PROTONS. DELIVERY SYSTEM COMPONENTS WILL INCLUDE RASTER SCANNING MAGNETS, SMALL APERTURE BENDING… more

ASR-9 RDAR/AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL INTERFACE

Company: Accurate Automation Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1989 / 2
Abstract: THE ARS-9 PRIMARY SURVEILLANCE RADAR HAS A DIGITAL OUTPUT INSTEAD OF THE ANALOG OUTPUT OF IT'S PREDECESSORS. THE COMPUTER AND DISPLAYS EQUIPMENT FOR NAVAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL COMPUTER NEEDS DIFFERENT DATA THAN THE ASR-9, NOW SUPPLIES. AN INTERFACE WILL BE DESIGNED THAT WILL TAKE THE OUTPUT OF THE… more

SURFACE TRAFFIC AUTOMATION USING NEURAL NETWORKS

Company: Accurate Automation Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 1989 / 1
Abstract: THIS PROJECT WILL IMPLEMENT A NEW APPROACH TO IDENTIFYING AIRCRAFT DURING GROUND OPERATIONS. WE WILL APPLY THE USE OFNEURAL NETWORK TECHNOLOGY FOR SCHEDULING AND TRACKING AIRCRAFT. THIS ROBUST AND MASSIVELY PARALLEL AUTOMATION TECHNIQUE HAS POTENTIAL APPLICATION FOR GROUND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT. OUR… more

HYDROPHONE MODELLING AND DESIGN FOR LOW COST ACOUSTIC ARRAYS

Company: Acoustical Research & Applicat Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1989 / 2
Abstract: THIS PROJECT, IF SUCCESSFUL, SHOULD PROVIDE: A GENERAL MODEL AND PROCEDURE FOR USE IN DESIGNING PIEZOELECTRIC SENSORS -HYDROPHONES, ACCELEROMETERS, ETC.--WHICH WOULD ENABLE THE DESIGNER OF A SENSOR TO PREDICT ITS SENSITIVITIES TO THE STIMULUS FOR WHICH IT WAS DESIGNED, AND TO EXTRANEOUS STIMULI… more

DEVELOPMENT OF A MODEL FOR THE SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS EVALUATION OF ADVANCED BASING CONCEPTS

Company: ACTA Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1989 / 2
Abstract: ACTA INC., USING KARAGOZIAN AND CASE AS A SUBCONTRACTOR, PROPOSES TO DEVELOP SPECIFICATIONS AND A COMPUTER PROGRAM WHICH CAN BE USED IN THE EVALUATION OF THE SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS OF VARIOUS CANDIDATE ADVANCED BASING CONCEPTS. ACTA WILL MAKE USE OF SOFTWARE (ASTEP) WHICH IT HAS ALREADY DEVELOPED AS A… more

CAMREAD -- A HIGH-SPEED OPTICAL RECOGNITION SYSTEM

Company: Ada Digital Systems, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1989 / 1
Abstract: AN IBM-AT-BASED MULTIFUNCTIONAL SYSTEM-CAMREAD-IS PLANNED. CAMREAD IS AN INEXPENSIVE, REAL-TIME IMAGE-PROCESSING SYSTEM WITH THE CAPABILITY OF HIGH-SPEED CHARACTER RECOGNITION TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF CONVERTING PRINTED DOCUMENTS INTO MACHINE-READABLE RECORDS. DIFFERENT FROM OTHER COMMERCIALLY… more

ALGORITHM FOR DETECTING SLOWLY MOVING TARGETS WITH SBR

Company: ADAPTIVE SENSORS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1989 / 2
Abstract: SPACE BASED RADARS WITH LENS OR REFLECTOR ANTENNAS CAN READILY PROVIDE MULTIPLE BEAM OUTPUTS. OTHER SBR DESIGNED TO DETECT AND TRACK AIRCRAFT, INCLUDING SYSTEMS WITH CORPORATE FED ARRAY ANTENNAS, MAY PROVIDE MONOPULSE SUM AND DIFFERENCE OUTPUTS FOR ANGLE MEASUREMENT. A METHOD IS DESCRIBED FOR… more

PROCESSING GRAPHITE WITH PEEK USING A THERMOPLSTIC WELDING HEAD AND THE ROBOTIC WINDING SYSTEM (ROWS)

Company: ADC Acquisition Co. dba Automated Dynami Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1989 / 2
Abstract: IT HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED BY THIS FIRM THAT FIBER REINFORCED THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES MATERIALS OFFER COST AND PERFORMANCE ADVANTAGES COMPARED TO CONVENTIONAL THERMOSETTING MATERIALS. THE INDUSTRY IS GOING TO BE FACED WITH SEARCHING FOR THREE DIMENSIONAL FABRICATION TECHNIQUES THAT ARE AUTOMATED AND… more

CABLELESS POWER AND SIGNAL TRANSFER FOR ROBOT END EFFECTOR WITH INTEGRATED SENSOR SYSTEM

Company: ADC Acquisition Co. dba Automated Dynami Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 1989 / 1
Abstract: ROBOTIC END EFFECTORS ARE REQUIRED TO PERFORM MANY TASKS THAT INVOLVE BOTH POWER AND SIGNAL TRANSFER ACROSS THE WRISTJOINT. USING CABLES TO PROVIDE BOTH SIGNALS AND POWER LIMITS ROTATION OF THE WRIST, DECREASES RELIABILITY AND INTERFERES WITH ARM MOTION IN RESTRICTED WORKSPACES. THE PIPROPOSES TO… more

ACCURATE PASSIVE RANGING TECHNIQUES

Company: ADCOM SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1989 / 1
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THE APPLICATION OF CHANNELING RADIATION TO NONINVASIVE ANGIOGRAPHY

Company: Adelphi Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1989 / 2
Abstract: THE PURPOSE OF THIS WORK IS TO CONDUCT AN EVALUATION OF CHANNELING RADIATION FOR THE NONINVASIVE ASSESSMENT OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE IN HUMANS. THE HIGH BRIGHTNESS, LASER-LIKE COLLIMATION, LINEAR POLARIZATION, AND QUASIMONO- CHROMATICITY OF CHANNELING RADIATION MAKE IT AN IDEAL SOURCEOF X-RAYS FOR… more

A SOFT X-RAY SOURCE WITH FOCUSING OPTICS FOR SPECTROSCOPY

Company: Adelphi Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 1989 / 2
Abstract: THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH PROGRAM IS TO INVESTIGATE THE USE OF COLLIMATING OPTICS WITH A TRANSITION-RADIATION SOURCE TO PRODUCE A LOW COST, LABORATORY SCALE, INTENSE, FOCUSED, SOFT X RAY SOURCE FOR SPECTROSCOPY. AS HAS BEEN SEEN FROM THE RAPID RISE IN THE USE OF SYNCHROTRON RADIATION,… more

STOICHIOMETRIC DIESEL ENGINE

Company: ADIABATICS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1989 / 2
Abstract: A FEASIBILITY STUDY ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF A STOICHIOMETRIC DIESEL ENGINE IS PROPOSED USING THE THERMAL IGNITION COMBUSTION CHAMBER. THE ADIABATIC DIESEL ENGINE WITHOUT WATER OR AIR COOLING ALLOWS THE THERMAL IGNITION CHAMBER TO STORE HEAT DURING COMBUSTION AND RELEASE THE ENERGY FOR IGNITION IN THE… more

BREAKAWAY LUMINAIRE SUPPORT FOR MINI-CARS

Company: Adian Engineering Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOT / SBIR / 1989 / 2
Abstract: DUE TO THE DOWNSIZING OF AUTOMOBILES ON U.S. HIGHWAYS, MINI-CARS HAVE BECOME A MAJOR PART OF THE AUTO POPULATION. THE LIGHT WEIGHT AND HIGH CRUSH RATE OF THESE VEHICLES CAN CAUSEHIGH VELOCITY CHANGE LEVELS WHEN IMPACTING MOST EXISTING BREAKAWAY LUMINAIRE SUPPORTS. THIS INCREASES THE PROBABILI-TY OF… more