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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. Machine Tool Operational Visualizer

    SBC: CNC Connection Corporation            Topic: N/A

    CNC machine tools continue to be a critical part of manufacturing; yet, a majority of the users still do not have a comprehension of how the systems function internal to the control system. With the current capability and cost benefits of personal computers and multimedia tools, the opportunity to create an educational tool to display the inner workings of the CNC system is feasible. This proposal ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  2. A Standard Lidar Interface for Wind and Aerosol Profiling from Commercial

    SBC: COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Lidar systems offer considerable promise for the acquisition of a variety of atmospheric variables with very high spatial and temporal resolution from airborne platforms. Ground-based lidar systems have been demonstrated that measure aerosols, water vapor, and ozone, and airborne windsensing lidar have been flown on several military aircraft. The growing number of commercial airliners, however, of ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  3. Diamond Indenter Finishing Machine

    SBC: Dia-Tool Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Dia-Tool proposes herein a new manufacturing machine that will combine the processing steps of shaping the indenter and the measurement of the resulting cone into a single automated Diamond Indenter Finishing Machine. The images of the edges of the indenter cone are digitized through an imaging array and directly stored in computer memory. The indenter cone images are then transformed by image ana ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  4. Use of Very High Frequency Plasmas to Prepare a-SiGe Alloy Photovoltaic

    SBC: ENERGY CONVERSION DEVICES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The program objective is to investigate the feasibility of using a very high frequency (VHF) [70 MHz] plasma technique to produce high efficiency a-SiGe:H solar cells at relatively high deposition rates. Using the VHF technique, high quality a-SiGe:H material is expected due to enhanced low energy ion bombardment of the growing film surface which has been found to be beneficial to the growth of th ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  5. Simple Optical Vibration Sensor for Small Objects

    SBC: LIGHTWORKS, LLC            Topic: N/A

    A very simple and low-cost optical sensor for measuring vibrations of mechanically supported thin films and other small objects will be developed. Such measurements are useful in characterizing elastic materials properties. The sensor is based upon the so-called self-mixing effect in lasers, which enables the assembly of velocimeters containing nothing more than a diode laser, a lens, and a sign ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of Commerce
  6. Neural Net Software for Optimization of Ceramic Grinding

    SBC: Native American Technologies Company            Topic: N/A

    The purpose of this Phase 1 project is to demonstrate the ability to develop a neural network model of the ceramic grinding process with fusion of the sensor/process control parameter data. A model will be developed from existing NIST data using artificial neural systems (ANS) with algorithms that have previously been specifically designed to provide good results for manufacturing applications, fo ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  7. Study of Operation Conditions Including a Refrigerant Composition Heat

    SBC: Spauschus Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Zeotrope refrigerant mixtures have been proposed and used for energy saving. Matching the temperature glide of the refrigerant to the temperature change of the heat sink and source, while simultaneously reducing the pressure difference seen by the compressor will result in significantly improved efficiency. A new cycle based on a mixture cascade combined with a rectifier column has recently been i ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  8. Microwave NDT of Cracks in Structural Metals

    SBC: Raymond & Lae Engineering,            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Transportation
  9. Modifying Lesquerella Oil by Maleic Anhydride for Thermal Setting Coating Materials

    SBC: Bioplastics & Polymers Inc            Topic: N/A

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project envisages new thermoset coating materials derived from lesquerella oil. The proposed research will result in the creation of markets for lesquerella oil and wil assist the USDA efforts to replace imported castor oil with domestically produced lesquerella oil. Bench-scale investigations of lesquerella oil modification will focus on addition ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of Agriculture
  10. Utilization of Wood Fibers as Secondary Reinforcement in Conventional Concrete Construction

    SBC: DPD, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Past applications of wood fibers in cement-based materials have been limited to the specialty market of thin cement panels. Synthetic fibers have recently gained tremendous popularity as secondary reinforcement in conventional concrete for shrinkage crack control. Concrete reinforcing fibers should provide high levels of slenderness ratio, elastic modulus, tensile and bond strengths, and finenes ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of Agriculture

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