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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. INVESTIGATION OF AN AUDIO FEEDBACK SYSTEM ALLOWING VISUALLY IMPAIRED ACCESS TO GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES

    SBC: Atg            Topic: N/A

    THE PROLIFERATION OF GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES (GUIS) IN PERSONAL COMPUTERS, SUCH AS MICROSOFT WINDOWS AND MACINTOSH, IS A THREAT TO VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS' ABILITY TO USE COMPUTERS BECAUSE GUIS REPRESENT INFORMATION ICONICLY AND SPATIALLY, AS WELL AS TEXTUALLY. THE GUIS VISUAL ORIENTATION MAKES GUIS DIFFICULT FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED TO ACCESS THROUGH TRADITIONAL ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES. WE PR ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Education
  2. Diesel-Fired Self-Pumping Water Heater R&D

    SBC: Advanced Mechanical Technology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A self-pumping water heater is proposed wherein a small portion of the water to be pumped is evaporated in a boiler and used to pressurize and heat the main stream of water. Unlike early slow direct-acting steam pumps, the proposed approach operates at moderate frequencies and is extremely compact. In Phase I, an analytical model describing the dynamics of the process would be formulated, and a pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of DefenseArmy
  3. Fractal Analysis of Multi-Band IR Imagery for Target Acquisition

    SBC: ATLANTIC AEROSPACE ELECTRONICS CORP.            Topic: N/A

    It is proposed to develop and demonstrate a new signal processing approach for acquiring low contrast military targets in multi-band IR imagery. This new computationally efficient processing methodology has been shown to provide significant better detection/discrimination results in single-band long wave FLIR imagery as well as in the acoustic, SAR and visible optics domains. Atlantic Aerospace ha ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of DefenseArmy
  4. Vision Aided Monitoring and Control System for Ceramic and Powder Metallurgy Manufacturing

    SBC: Automatix, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The objective of this program is to develop non-contact vision sensing and processing schemes that can be used for ceramic and powder metallurgy process monitoring and control. Proposed applications include monitoring of overall shrinkage or differential shrinkage rates during drying of slurries, monitoring dimensional changes,shrinkage and control to final dimensions during sintering, and detecti ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. Automated Smoke and Obscurant Cloud Recognition Using Machine Vision

    SBC: Automatix, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The objective of this program is to develop advanced image processing/analysis technology for the automatic determination of smoke and obscurant cloud spatial extent and the extraction of relevent features from video images produced by multiple visible and infrared sensors viewing a cloud from different angles. The 2D information is used to quantify the dimensions, volume, centroid, and location o ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of DefenseArmy
  6. High Power Density Piezoelectric Actuator for Helicopter Gearbox Noise Cancellation

    SBC: BENTHOS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    A requirement exists to cancel structure-borne noise from helicopter gear boxes by attacking the source of the noise with a high power density single axis actuator. A major requirement is to provide a high force capability in the high power desity package and have it be applicable to a bandwidth of 1000 to 4000 Hz. Among the candidates are ceramic, ceramic composite, magnetosrtictive and electrore ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of DefenseArmy
  7. Synthesis of Fullerenes

    SBC: Busek Co., Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Busek Co. herein proposes a new fullerene synthesis process which was experimentally demonstrated and involves plasma breakdown of suitable hydrocarbons. The byproduct of the synthesis is hydrogen that can be sold or used on site for fuel cell based electricity production. Thus, two revenue bearing streams, fullerenes and H2 (or electrical power without CO2 emissions) are the product of the propos ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of DefenseArmy
  8. Environmentally Compliant Coatings for Waterproof Fabrics and Clothing

    SBC: Cape Cod Research            Topic: N/A

    Fabrics for rain gear and outdoor equipment have been traditionally rendered waterproof by coating with solvent-borne rubber solutions, solvent-borne polyurethanes and vinyl plastisols. Regulatory pressure for environmental and worker safety compliance has become a potent driving force in eliminating volatile organic solvents from commercial coating products. A variety of low solvent coating techn ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. High Rate, Solid Inorganic Polymer Electrolyte-Based Bipolar Lithium Batteries

    SBC: COVALENT ASSOC., INC.            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. Design of Wide-Band Self-Biasing Drop-In Microwave/Millimeter Wave Circulators

    SBC: ElectroMagnetic Applications, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    In this proposal the possibility for wide-band opertion of a drop-in circulator has been discussed based on a recent patent disclosure. For this purpose two approaches have been attempted. Since the circulator is biased below reasonance, frequency tracking conditions may be obtained via suitable use of the dielectric filling material and the subtension angle of the circulator pots. It is hoped tha ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of DefenseArmy

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