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  1. Hyperspectral Image Projector Based on Liquid Crystal on Silicon Displays

    SBC: Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc.            Topic: 825

    This proposal outlines the development of a precision instrument for calibrating satellite based imaging sensors – the Hyperspectral Image Projector. The HIP instrument is capable of producing realistic, standards-based satellite imagery simultaneously projecting spectral spatial scenes. This proposed effort will concentrate on the spectral engine of the HIP, with the goal of produ ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Commerce
  2. HF Radar Calibration with Automatic Identification System Ships of Opportunity

    SBC: CODAR OCEAN SENSORS, LTD            Topic: 841

    Of more than 100 HF Radars operating within the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), more than half run either without recommended receive antenna pattern calibrations or with out-of-date calibrations, despite potential compromises to data quality. Cost is the primary inhibitor of frequent calibration, which generally requires a technician to drive a small vessel with mounted transponder ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Commerce
  3. APA: Air Pressure Alert Device

    SBC: DESERT STAR SYSTEMS, LLC            Topic: 814

      For divers, out of air situations present a particular hazard. They can result in a dangerous emergency ascent, or failure of a diver to reach the surface. A low air pressure alert (APA) device can provide a valuable margin of safety, but careful design is required. In order for the device to be adopted, it must no t only be effective but it must offer ease of use and a strea ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Commerce
  4. A Stochastic Integration Toolkit fo rComprehensive Global Weather and Climate Models

    SBC: ARGOS INTELLIGENCE, LLC            Topic: 823

      Stochastic parameterization of large scale models is becoming an important tool for evaluating climate predictability and for enabling accurate representation of effects of micro-scale and short time physics on long time climate statistics. The models currently used to evaluate climate risk do not incorporate these stochastic effects, but represent multi-year development and collaborat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Commerce
  5. Low Cost, Compact, Direct Detection Wind and Temperature Lidar for Measurements in the Boundary Layer

    SBC: OPHIR CORPORATION            Topic: 845

    Monitoring and forecasting of atmospheric winds within the United States provides protection from severe weather conditions, enables the safe operations of airports, provides the ability to predict wildfire evolution, and the dispersion of hazardous material plumes. However, the current NOAA National Profiler Network (NPN) is limited in spatial extent and is temporally and spatially very spar ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Commerce
  6. Climate Information Management (CIM) Toolkit

    SBC: Riverside Technologies Inc.            Topic: 823

    State governors recognized the need for drought information, which resulted in the implementation of the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS). Other government efforts provide climate services in order to monitor, forecast, and mitigate the impacts of climate. In response to the SBIR request for a “Robust Software Data Integration Tool in Support of the NIDIS and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Commerce
  7. Upper Tropospheric Water Vapor Sensing System

    SBC: Spectrasensors, Inc.            Topic: 824

    Concepts for in-situ measurement of moisture in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere using Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS), a technology known to have potential in this application, will be developed. Known water vapor absorption bands in the wavelength range of available IR lasers (

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Commerce
  8. A Pilot Weather Data Linker

    SBC: GeoOptics, LLC            Topic: 842

    NOAA requires a means of ready access to weather data across multiple repositories enabling seamless sharing of diverse parameters for all atmospheric layers and regions, to include data from satellites and other sources. We will deliver a pilot web application with all technical elements to achieve just that. It will be an open-source, open-architecture system employing common data stan ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Commerce
  9. Air-Steam Hybrid: an Alternative to Internal Combustion-cleaner, more efficient, multi-fuel compatible retrofit-able

    SBC: Bevilacqua-Knight Inc.            Topic: 101FT1

      An air/steam propulsion system has been developed and key performance attributes have been demonstrated qualitatively:  a mixed propellant system can provide immediate power without a boiler, and that power can be varied by varying the ratio of water and air in the propellant mix.  What is proposed is an analysis of scaling this very promising technology to propel buses and trains ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Transportation
  10. FR4SSECP Rail Yard Automated Helper

    SBC: Synetics Systems Engineering Corp            Topic: 101FR4

    The Rail Yard  Automated Helper (RYAH) features an eight joint robotic arm integrated with a hydrostatic drive mobility unit.  The unit can be tele-operated in a manned, computer aided mode. The RYAH increases rail yard worker safety by determining exposure to physical activities that result in injury such as slipping, falling, over-exertion and entrapment.  The system controller pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Transportation

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