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  1. REMOTE AERIAL INSPECTION OF BRIDGES

    SBC: Aca Industries, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    OF THE OVER 600,000 HIGHWAY BRIDGES AND APPROXIMATELY 100,000 RAILROAD BRIDGES IN THE U.S., MANY ARE DIFFICULT TO INSPECT BECAUSE OF LIMITED ACCESSIBILITY. REMOTE INSPECTIONBY UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES MAY PROVIDE A SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM, BUT INVOLVES CONSIDERATIONS OF VEHICLE SUITABILITY (HELICOPTER, BLIMP DUCTED FAN VEHICLE), THE BRIDGE LOCAL ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT, AND THE TYPE OF CONTROL (R ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Transportation
  2. THE USE OF NEW MATERIALS FOR ROADSIDE SAFETY HARDWARE

    SBC: Adian Engineering Corp.            Topic: N/A

    NEW MATERIALS ARE BEING DEVELOPED EVERYDAY AND ARE REVOLUTIONIZING PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES AT AN ASTOUNDING RATE. IN RECENT YEARS, THE ROADSIDE SAFETY APPURTENANCE FIELD HAS BEEN AFFECTED AS WELL, AS NEW MATERIALS HAVE BEEN APPLIED TO PRODUCE IMPROVED DESIGNS IN A VARIETY OF SITUATIONS. IN RECENT YEARS PLASTICS, CERAMICS, HIGH STRENGTH FIBERS AND COMPOSITES HAVE BECOME MORE WIDELY USED IN INDUSTRY ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Transportation
  3. ICING PREVENTION BY NUCLEATION OF ICE PARTICLES IN FRONT OF SUBSONIC AIRCRAFT

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    WE PROPOSE THE INVESTIGATION OF NUCLEATION PROCESSES CAPABLEOF CAUSING THE FREEZING OF SUPERCOOLED WATER DROPLETS IN FRONT OF A MOVING SUBSONIC AIRCRAFT. THE GOAL IS TO DEVELOPA NUCLEATION MECHANISM CAPABLE OF FREEZING THE WATER DROPLETS FAR ENOUGH IN FRONT OF THE MOVING PLANE SO THAT BY THE TIME THE PLANE REACHES THE DROPLETS THEY ARE FROZEN AND BOUNCE FROM THE LEADING EDGES AND THE IMPENAGE, WIT ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Transportation
  4. COCAINE/HEROIN DRUG DETECTION USING SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE (SAW) SENSORS

    SBC: Amerasia Technology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THERE IS A NEED FOR A PORTABLE DETECTOR SYSTEM THAT CAN DETECT ILLEGAL DRUGS, PRIMARILY MARIJUANA, COCAINE, AND HEROIN, ENTERING THE UNITED STATES ABOARD MARITIME VESSELS. A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION HAS SHOWN THAT SAW TECHNOLOGY CAN DETECT 10 FEMTOGRAMS (1 X 10-14) WITH A SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO OF 3:1. IN ADDITION, THESE SENSORS HAVE A DYNAMIC RANGE OF OVER 1,000,000. BY COMBINING SAW TECHNOLOGY W ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Transportation
  5. DEVELOPMENT OF LOW POWER DIGITAL COMMUNICATION (LPDC) SYSTEM

    SBC: Amerasia Technology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Transportation
  6. GAMMA RAY SPECTROMETER/DOSIMETER

    SBC: Applied Inventions Corp.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  7. VERIFICATION OF STEEL PLACEMENT IN PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE USING SHORT-PULSE RADAR TECHNIQUES

    SBC: Bomar Associates Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THERE IS A NEED FOR A RAPID, NON-DESTRUCTIVE METHOD TO TEST FOR PROPER STEEL PLACEMENT IN PORTLAND CEMENT PAVEMENTS. ISTHE GOAL OF THIS PROPOSED PROGRAM TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING SHORT-PULSE, GROUND-PENETRATING RADAR AS A MEANS OF RAPID STEEL LOCATION IN CONCRETE PAVEMENT. A GENERAL BACKGROUND IN GROUND-PENETRATING RADAR THEORY IS PRESENTED. LABORATORY AND FIELD MEASUREMENTS USING A ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Transportation
  8. IMPROVED DGPS DATA RELIABILITY THROUGH THE USE OF ADVANCED SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNIQUES

    SBC: CAMBRIDGE ENGINEERING, Inc            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Transportation
  9. INFLATABLE PADDING FOR HARD SURFACES IN VEHICLE INTERIORS

    SBC: Concept Analysis Corp            Topic: N/A

    OCCUPANT INJURY CAN BE SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED BY THE INCORPORATION OF PADDING OF HARD SURFACES IN VEHICLE INTERIORS. SEVERAL INTERIOR HARD SURFACES SUCH AS ROOF HEADER, A-PILLAR, AND B-PILLAR ARE DIFFICULT TO PAD DUE TO LIMITED SPACE. WAT IS NEEDED IS AN INFLATABLE PLASTIC BI-LAYER THAT COULD BE ATTACHED TO HARD SURFACES AND GIVE ACCEPTABLE WEAR AND APPEARANCE WHEN UNINFLATED, YET BE INFLATABLE DUR ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Transportation
  10. A MODEL FOR EVALUATION OF AVIATION SIMULATION SYSTEMS

    SBC: Epic Sales, Inc. Dba Epic Systems            Topic: N/A

    TO COMPARE COSTS AND TRAINING EFFECTIVENESS OF DIFFERENT FIDELITY OPTIONS OF SIMULATORS AND TRAINING REGIMA, A NEED EXISTS FOR A COMPUTERIZED EXPERT SYSTEM WHICH WILL PERMIT INTERROGATION OF THE VARIOUS DETERMINERS. WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP THE "ISOPERFORMANCE" MODEL FOR USE BY FAA AND IMPLEMENT IT ON A PERSONAL COMPUTER IN A FULLY UP-AND- RUNNING SOFTWARE PROGRAM. THE KEY TO THE ISOPERFORMANCE APPRO ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Transportation

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