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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. 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
  3. DEVELOPMENT OF LOW POWER DIGITAL COMMUNICATION (LPDC) SYSTEM

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

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Transportation
  4. AIRPLANE DESIGN GUIDE FOR NOVEL DEVICES, CONFIGURATIONS, ANDCONTROL SYSTEMS

    SBC: Hoh Aeronautics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    MANUFACTURES AND AIRCRAFT MODIFIERS ARE CONTINUALLY SEARCHING FOR NOVEL DEVICES, CONFIGURATIONS, AND CONTROL SYSTEMS THAT WILL IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE AND HANDLING QUALITIES OF AIRPLANES COMPARED TO MORE CONVENTIONAL DESIGNS. THE MOST INNOVATIVE (AND CONSEQUENTLY RADICAL) CONCEPTS TEND TO COME FROM KIT-BUILDERS, SINCE THEY ARE NOT REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH PART 23. HOWEVER, SOME NOVEL CONCEPTS HAVE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Transportation
  5. PC-BASED AIRSPACE DESIGN AND PROCEDURAL DEVELOPMENT TOOL-FAADIGITAL MODELING SIMULATION AND TEST PROCESSING APPROACH

    SBC: ILLGEN SIMULATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    "THE FAA HAS A NEED TO BUILD MORE EFFICIENT AIRSPACE AND TO DEVELOP MORE EFFECTIVE PROCEDURES IN THE UTILIZATION OF THATAIRSPACE". THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS EFFORT IS TO PROVIDE AN IMPLEMENTATION PLAN TO FAA OPERATIONS ANALYSIS DIVISION THATINCLUDES A DETAILED ROADMAP IN IDENTIFYING EXISTING MODELS AND SIMULATIONS AND ASSOCIATED USER INPUT AND DOCUMENTATION THAT CAN BE USED TO SIMULATE PERFORMANCE VER ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Transportation
  6. AN INNOVATIVE PORTABLE AND NON-DESTRUCTIVE COCAINE/HEROIN DRUG DETECTOR

    SBC: NOVA R&D, INC.            Topic: N/A

    NARCOTIC DRUGS SUCH AS COCAINE AND HEROIN ARE A MAJOR THREATTO THE AMERICAN SOCIETY. NARCOTICS IS CONSIDERED BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT AS ONE OF THE HIGHEST PRIORITY PROBLEMS FACING THIS NATION AND THE WORLD ON THE WHOLE. THESE DRUGS ARE MANUFACTURED OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND BROUGHT IN FROM OTHER COUNTRIES. MARINE VESSELS ARE ONE OF THE MAJOR DRUG TRAFFICROUTES. IF THE DRUG TRAFFIC IS STOPPED OR REDUCED ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Transportation
  7. DEVELOPMENT OF A BATTERY FOR MEASURING COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT IN THE RAILROAD

    SBC: SAM TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: N/A

    WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP AN INEXPENSIVE, PORTABLE SYSTEM FOR QUICKLY ASSESSING COGNITIVE FUNCTIONAL ABILITY (CFA) AND WORK READINESS OF PERSONNEL WHO PERFORM CRITICAL JOBS SUCH AS TRAIN ENGINEERS OR OTHER OPERATORS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS. IN THIS FEASIBILITY STUDY, WE WILL TEST THE PRACTICALITY AND RELEVANCE OF OUR SYSTEM TO RAILROAD PERSONNEL. WE WILL TEST SEVEN TRAIN ENGINEERS TWICE A WEE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Transportation
  8. TURBINE ENGINE ROTOR SYSTEM FAILURE PREDICTION AND PREVENTION

    SBC: Systems Control Technology,            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Transportation
  9. CERTIFICATION/SAFETY ASSESSMENT OF FLYING QUALITIES AND PILOT WORKLOAD FOR ADVANCE DIGITAL FLY-BY-WIRE TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT

    SBC: SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: N/A

    THE IMPACT OF DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ADVANCED DIGITAL FLY-BY-WIRE (DBFW) AND CONVENTIONAL TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT ON AIRWORTHINESS REQUIREMENTS AND CERTIFICATION FLIGHT TESTING WILL BE ENUMERATED, ILLUSTRATED AND ANALYZED. POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS, OR RESEARCH STEPS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN SOLUTIONS, TO THE PROBLEMS/ISSUES POSED BY SUCH DIFFERENCES WILL BE OUTLINED AND DISCUSSED. IMPROVED SAFETY POTENTIAL OF DBFW A ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Transportation
  10. DEVELOPMENT OF A RAILROAD ADVANCED IMPAIRMENT LOCATOR SYSTEM(RAILS)

    SBC: SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: N/A

    IN AMERICA TODAY, THERE IS CONSIDERABLE CONCERN OVER IMPAIRMENT IN THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM WORK FORCE, AND THE EFFECT THIS IMPAIRMENT MIGHT HAVE ON SAFETY AND PRODUCTIVITY. ALCOHOL IMPAIRMENT HAS BEEN A TRADITIONAL PROBLEM AND DRUGS HAVE BECOME INCREASINGLY MORE PREVALENT INTHE LAST DECADE. WHEN ALCOHOL AND DRUG IMPAIRMENT ARE CONSIDERED ALONG WITH OTHER EVERYDAY FACTORS THAT CAN RESTRICT JOB PE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Transportation

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