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Company: FOSTER-MILLER, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1988 / 2
Abstract: THE CAPABILITY EXISTS TO DETECT MAGNETIC, NONMAGNETIC, METALLIC AND PLASTIC BURIED AND SURFACE SCATTERED MINES THROUGH THE USE OF A SIMPLE SUITE OF SENSORS FROM THE SURFACE. THE CAPABILITY ALSO EXISTS TO DESIGN, BUILD, AND OPERATE A LOW COST REMOTE CONTROLLED PLATFORM FOR CARRYING THIS SUITE OF… more
Company: FOSTER-MILLER, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1988 / 2
Abstract: A METHOD OF ESTABLISHING A STANDARD SPT TEST IS PROPOSED. IT INVOLVES ELIMINATING RANDOM ERROR BY MEANS OF EITHER AN AUTOMATIC TRIP MONKEY OR A SWING-OUT DROP WINCH. BOTH OF THE PROPOSED DESIGNS CAN BE RETROFIT TO EXISTING HAMMER SYSTEMS AT MINIMAL COST AND EXPENSE. IN ORDER TO ELIMINATE SYSTEM… more
Company: FOSTER-MILLER, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1988 / 2
Abstract: TWO-PHASE FLOWS WILL BE EMPLOYED IN MANY OF THE POWER GENERATION AND THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS CURRENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT OR PROPOSED FOR FUTURE APPLICATION IN SPACE. WHILE THE PHENOMENA OCCURRING IN TWO-PHASE FLOW HAVE BEEN STUDIED EXTENSIVELY FOR EARTH-BOUND SYSTEMS, RELATIVELY LITTLE IS KNOWN… more
Company: FOSTER-MILLER, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 1988 / 1
Abstract: NET-SHAPED TUBULAR EXTRUSIONS OF SOLUTION PROCESSED ORDERED (LIQUID CRYSTAL) POLYMERS CAN BE COMBINED WITH INTERPENETRATING NETWORKS (IPNS) TO PRODUCE ULTRA HIGH STIFFNESS (40 MSI), NEAR ZERO CTE (< 1 PPM/DEGREE(C) LIGHTWEIGHT (1.56 GM/CC) TUBULAR SPACE STRUCTURE. OUR APPROACH IS TO CO-EXTRUDE… more
Company: FOSTER-MILLER, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 1988 / 1
Abstract: STRATOSPHERIC AND RESEARCH BALLOONS CARRYING SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS INTO THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE ARE VERY SENSITIVE TO PAYLOAD WEIGHT. REDUCTIONS IN BALLOON GONDOLA WEIGHT WILL ALLOW A CORRESPONDING REDUCTION IN BALLOON VOLUME REQUIRED TO REACH A GIVEN ALTITUDE RESULTING IN INCREASED SYSTEM RELIABILITY… more
Company: FOSTER-MILLER, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 1988 / 1
Abstract: THE ABILITY TO MEASURE THE SIMULTANEOUS LIQUID AND VAPOR FLOW RATES OCCURRING AT VARIOUS POINTS IN A TWO-PHASE THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WOULD PROVIDE THE MOST DIRECT AND ACCURATE MEANS OF DETERMINING THE OPERATING CONDITION OF THESYSTEM. SHORT OF SEPARATING THE FLUID PHASES, THE ONLY MEANS OF… more
Company: FOSTER-MILLER, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1988 / 2
Abstract: OPTICAL PATTERN RECOGNISTION BY MATCHED FILTERING IS IMPORTANT FOR MILITARY TARGET IDENTIFICATION AND INDUSTRIAL ROBOT VISION. LOW COST SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATORS HAVE BROUGHT THE TECHNIQUE CLOSER TO PRACTICAL USE BUT A BOTTLENECK REMAINS IN METHODS TO COMPUTER SYNTHESIZE HIGH QUALITY FOURIER PLANE… more
Company: FOSTER-MILLER, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1988 / 1
Abstract: NICKEL/CADMIUM (NI-CD) BATTERIES HAVE FOUND EXTENSIVE APPLICATION IN MOST CURRENT AIRCRAFT AND MANY CURRENT MISSILES AND SPACECRAFT. FUTURE HIGH PERFORMANCE CRAFT PROGRAMS ARE SPECIFYING SUBSYSTEM WEIGHT REDUCTION GOALS AS HIGH AS 50 PERCENT WITH CONCURRENT INCREASES IN OPERABLE LIFE/RELIABILITY. BY… more
Company: FOSTER-MILLER, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1988 / 1
Abstract: THE COLLECTION AND STORAGE OF OXYGEN-ENRICHED AIR ABOARD AIRBREATHING PROPULSION VEHICLES IS NECESSARY TO DEVELOP FULLY REUSABLE ORBITAL LAUNCH SYSTEMS. THE PRESENT AIR COLLECTION AND ENRICHMENT SYSTEM (ACES) DESIGN INVOLVES A HEAT EXCHANGER AND A CRYOGENIC ROTARY AIR SEPARATOR. SUBSTANTIAL… more
Company: FOSTER-MILLER, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1988 / 1
Abstract: CONVENTIONAL ULTRASONIC WELDING BY THROUGH-TRANSMISSION DOES NOT WORK WELL WITH THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES BECAUSE THE FIBERS SCATTER THE SOUND WAVES. A NEW METHOD IS PROPOSED WHICH FOCUSES THE ENERGY AT THE SURFACES TO BE JOINED. THE METHOD HAS BEEN SHOWN TO BE EFFECTIVE IN WELDING OTHER MATERIALS… more
Company: FOSTER-MILLER, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1988 / 1
Abstract: LOW COST PREFORMS ARE ESSENTIAL TO ACHIEVING ECONOMIC RTM. NO CURRENT TEXTILE PROCESS CAN PRODUCE A COMPLETE PREFORM AND SECONDARY PROCESSES WILL ADD TO THE COST OF RESIN TRANSFER MOLDING. A PROCESS FOR PRODUCING AN ORIENTED FIBER FELT IS PROPOSED. THE FELT WILL ALLOW RAPID ONE-STEP PREFORMING AT A… more
Company: FOSTER-MILLER, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1988 / 1
Abstract: FLUOROPOLYMERS WOULD MAKE SUPERIOR TORPEDO NOSE WINDOWS BECAUSE THEY HAVE GOOD SONAR RANGE ACOUSTIC VELOCITIES, SELF-NOISE CHARACTERISTICS AND ARE ENVIRONMENTALLY STABLE. THEY DO NOT ABSORB WATER AND THEY DO NOT BLEED. THEY ARE NOT USED NOW, HOWEVER, BECAUSE THEY CREEP MECHANICALLY AND THEY ARE… more
Company: FOSTER-MILLER, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1988 / 1
Abstract: A PROGRAM IS PROPOSED WHICH WOULD PERFORM A SURVEY OF STATE-OF-THEART COMPONENTS AND METHODS TO PASSIVELY MONITOR AND RECORD EXTREMES OF TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY AND VIBRATION (SHOCK). THE EFFORT WILL THEN CONCEPTUALIZE NOVEL APPROACHES AND TEST THOSE APPROACHES IN THE LAB. THE GOAL IS A LOW COST… more
Company: FOSTER-MILLER, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1988 / 1
Abstract: THE AVAILABILITY OF THE 1-2-3 SUPERCONDUCTING OXIDES (SCO'S) IN WELL CONTROLLED THIN-FILM FORM MAY DIRECTLY OFFER THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRODUCE INFRARED DETECTORS WITH WAVELENGTH SENSITIVITY OUT TO 20 MICRONS AND WITH FREQUENCY RESPONSES APPROACHING 100 GHZ. EXTENSIVE RESEARCH IN MATERIALS PROCESSING… more
Company: FOSTER-MILLER, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1988 / 1
Abstract: FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS, EMPHASIS ON SURVIVABILITY ENHANCEMENT OF ARMY CREW SERVED WEAPONS SYSTEMS IS INCREASING. ONE ACCEPTED APPROACH TO ACHIEVING THIS ENHANCEMENT IS UP-ARMORING EXISTING SYSTEMS WITH CERAMIC APPLIQUE ARMOR. CURRENT R&D IS HIGHLY FOCUSED ON OPTIMIZING THE BALLISTIC PROPERTIES OF… more
Company: FOSTER-MILLER, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1988 / 1
Abstract: THE PROPOSED PROGRAM WILL EVALUATE AN INNOVATIVE NEW SOL-GEL PROCESS WHEREBY A FULLY DENSE, HIGH TEMPERATURE, HIGH PERFORMANCE TWINNED SIC WHISKER REINFORCED LITHIUM ALUMINO SILICATE (LAS) GLASS-CERAMIC WILL BE PRODUCED WITHOUT A HOT-PRESSING STEP. THE PROCESS WILL ALLOW THE FORMATION OF NEW ARMOR… more
Company: FOSTER-MILLER, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1988 / 1
Abstract: THE KEY OVERRIDING DESIGN FACTOR IN FUTURE HIGH PERFORMANCE AIRCRAFT FROM ATF TO NASP IS WEIGHT. WEIGHT REDUCTION DESIGN GOALS ON THESE PROGRAMS ARE TUNNING BETWEEN 30 AND 50 PERCENT WHEN COMPARED TO CURRENT STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY. HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE MATERIALS ARE ESSENTIAL TO MEETING… more
Company: FOSTER-MILLER, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1988 / 1
Abstract: TODAY'S FIGHTING SHIPS RELY HEAVILY ON RADAR AND SONAR TO KEEP THEM OUT OF TROUBLE. ALTHOUGH SOPHISTICATED, THESE SYSTEMS STILL NEED DATA ON ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS FOR PROPER OPERATION. FOR THIS REASON, IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW THE TEMPERATURE OF THE SEA SURFACE IN THE VICINITY OF A SHIP THAT COULD… more
Company: FOSTER-MILLER, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1988 / 1
Abstract: NAVY VESSELS PROCESS, UTILIZE AND DISCHARGE NUMEROUS WATER STREAMS WITH VARYING QUALITY/CHEMISTRY REQUIREMENTS. BECAUSE A SOUND SHIPBOARD WATER SYSTEM IS VITAL, COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT AND CONTROL PROCEDURES HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED BY THE NAVY. HIGH PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO THEIR IMPLEMENTATION AND… more
Company: FOSTER-MILLER, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1988 / 1
Abstract: A MAJOR PROBLEM FACING PHYPERSONIC VEHICLE DESIGNERS IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF FLIGHT STRUCTURES WHICH CAN WITHSTAND MULTIPLE HEATING CYCLES TO OVER 3500 DEG F. ADVANCED CARBON/CARBON COMPOSITES (ACC) ARE A LEADING CANDIDATE BUT WILL REQUIRE IMPROVED STRUCTURAL CONCEPTS AND OXIDATION RESISTANT COATINGS.… more
Company: FOSTER-MILLER, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1988 / 1
Abstract: EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE OF REUSABLE HYPERSONIC VEHICLES WILL DEPEND ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THERMAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS (TPS) FOR NOSE TIP, WING LEADING EDGE, AND FUSELAGE STRUCTURES CAPABLE OF OPERATION FOR EXTENDED PERIODS IN AN EXTREME AEROHEATING ENVIRONMENT. MINIMUM WEIGHT DESIGN MAY BE ACHIEVED VIA… more
Company: FOSTER-MILLER, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1988 / 1
Abstract: AIR FORCE RAPID RUNWAY REPAIR (RRR) PROCEDURES MUST ADDRESS SMALL BOMB CRATERS FROM 6 TO 10 FT IN DIAMETER WITH LITTLE UPHEAVE. EXISTING TECHNIQUES REQUIRE CRATER-FILLING, WHICH IS LABOR, MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT INTENSIVE. THIS PROPOSAL PRESENTS DESIGN CONCEPTS FOR CRATER-COVERS WHICH WILL NOT… more
Company: Frequency & Time Systems Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1988 / 1
Abstract: THE PROPOSED EFFORT ADDRESSES THE NEED FOR A MINIATURIZED ATOMIC FREQUENCY STANDARD HAVING GREATLY IMPROVED STABILITY OVER PRESENT AVAILABLE DEVICES. PRECISE AND ACCURATE TIME/FREQUENCY STANDARDS ARE BASED ON ATOMIC RESONANCE EFFECTS. PORTABLE FREQUENCY STANDARDS EMPLOY RUBIDIUM, CONTAINED IN A… more
Company: Genetics Institute Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1988 / 2
Abstract: FACTOR VIII IS THE PLASMA PROTEIN THAT IS FUNCTIONALLY DEFICIENT IN HEMOPHILIA A PATIENTS, RESULTING IN THE CLINICAL BLEEDING DISORDER. PATIENTS WITH THIS DISEASE REQUIRE FREQUENT INFUSIONS OF FACTOR VIII IN ORDER TO MAIN- TAIN HEMOSTASIS, PARTICULARLY DURING SURGERY OR FOLLOWING PHYSICAL TRAUMA.… more
Company: Genetics Institute Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1988 / 2
Abstract: MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES HAVE IMMENSE POTENTIAL FOR USE AS PROPHYLACTIC, DIAGNOSTIC, AND THERAPEUTIC AGENTS IN THE TREATMENT OF VARIOUS TYPES OF HUMAN AILMENTS. FOR MANY USESIT IS DESIRABLE TO USE HUMAN MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AS OPPOSED TO MURINE MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES. ALTHOUGH MANY APPROACHES HAVE BEEN… more
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