Abstract:The goal is to develop a video based simulator for the training of necessary hand-eye coordination skills for the performance of video laparoscopic surgery. The training simulator will be connected to a microcomputer which will prompt the student to perform particular tasks using surgical… more
Abstract:Military electronic systems have become so complex that computer controlled Automatic Test Systems (ATS) must be used for their test and repair. These test systems contain a central computer and a series of test instruments. The computer communicates with and controls the instruments via a high… more
Abstract:In the last decade, triploid Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) have become an important component of the oyster culture industry in the Pacific Northwest. Because of their reduced gonadal development, triploid oysters provide a high quality product which can be marketed year-round. Currently,… more
Abstract:This project wil address the design and manufacture of a composite overwrapped tank with a thin metal liner, compatible with the requirements for containment of ultra-high purity gases. The complete tank design will be subjected to a Finite Element Analysis to provide a tank which will operate… more
Abstract:Composite tank technology has now been developed to contain liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen without use of a liner. This advancement will significantly reduce the inert component of propulsion system weight. The thrust to weight ratio performance factor and the pressure X volume/weight pressure… more
Abstract:Composite technology exists for application to cryogenic fluid storage without an interface liner. This technology is being applied to an LH2 storage pressure vessel under Air Force Contract F29601-C-0217. This proposal outlines a program to transfer the LH2 composite technology to liquid rocket… more
Abstract:WINTEC proposes to define an interface for integrating a new generation of smart munitions with carrying dispensers. The proposed interface will be compatible with MIL-STD-1760 and will build on the "plug and play" concept of the commercial personal computer architectures. The defined interface… more
Abstract:WideGap Technology (WiTech) proposes to develop AlN/GaN MISFETs based on selectively grown GaN channels. The high breakdown field in GaN coupled with the extended region of high velocity at high electric fields makes GaN an ideal material for high microwave power applications. Using AlN as the gate… more
Abstract:WiTech (WideGap Technology) proposes to develop the monolithic fabrication of full color light emitting diodes (LED) based on group-III nitride materials. The main goal of phase I is the fabrication of super high efficiency LED's and LED arrays on a single chip using band gap engineering of (Al,Ga… more
Abstract:WideGap Technology (WiTech) proposes to develop native oxide based electronics in Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) technology that has the potential of revolutionizing the high speed IC industry. With the proliferation of wireless communications, a huge market has opened up for efficient, low power, high… more
Abstract:Long term student achievement is greatly affected by early family influences. However, many parents do not have knowledge or skill for facilitating early child development. The project is designed to develop and field test instructional materials for parent-child mentoring. The "user friendly"… more
W. Peter Trower
Applications such as medical tomography, x-ray defectometry, and metallurgical processing require high resolution spectrometric detectors. At present, the desired resolution can only be achieved using germanium crystals cooled to cryogenic temperatures, conditions which… more
Abstract:Current fighter canopy systems are fabricated using acrylics and polycarbonates which have low use temperatures, up to 220F and 300F, respectively. Wind tunnel testing of aircraft windshield showed that the transparency surface temperatures varied from 200F to 500F. Therefore, high Tg canopy… more
Abstract:Strait pointing accuracy for the antenna and reflector of spacecraft requires structural materials with excellent stiffness and dimensional stability. Carbon-carbon (C/C) composites are prime materials for space applications because of their unique properties. Current C/C processing techniques are… more
Abstract:The overall goal of Phase I is to ascertain the extent to which the Avionics Operating System (AOS) for the F-22 Common Integrated Processor (CIP) can offer a POSIX conforming Application Program Interface (API) for its services. The analysis will determine: (a) areas of overlap and (b) areas… more
Abstract:This proposal presents a new and innovative method for converting low grade lumber to qualitystructural engineered laminated studs (lam-studs). The procedure will dramatically increase the portionof a log that can be used for structural applications requiring high quality wood material. It… more
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