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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 June, 2020.

  1. MEASURING LIVE LOAD STRESSES ON BRIDGES

    SBC: SCIENCE & ENGINEERING ASSOC., INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) IS REQUIRED TO MAIN- TAIN THE NATION'S BRIDGES AND ENSURE THEIR SAFETY. HOWEVER,A LARGE NUMBER OF BRIDGES HAVE NOT BEEN RECENTLY INSPECTED TO DETERMINE IF THEY ARE CAPABLE OF SAFELY SUPPORTING THE TRAFFIC THAT IS CROSSING THEM. THE CURRENT METHOD OF SURVEYING BRIDGES, TO DETERMINE THEIR STRESS CONDITION, IS COSTLY AND TIME-CONSUMING. THIS PROGRAM WILL DEVELOP ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 Department of Transportation
  2. FEASIBILITY OF INCORPORATING AUDIO SUPPORT INTO ENGLISH COMPOSITION CAI FOR ADULT LEARNERS

    SBC: Applied Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE PROPOSED RESEARCH FOCUSES ON A STUDY OF THE FEASIBILITY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF AUGMENTING A COMPUTER-BASED INSTRUCT- IONAL PACKAGE IN ENGLISH COMPOSITION FOR ADULT LITERACY STUDENTS WITH AUDIO SUPPORT. THIS AUGMENTATION IS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE USE OF A UNIQUE COMPUTER-INTERFACABLE AUDIOTAPE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED BY MEMBERS OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT TEAM UNDER ANOTHER FEDERAL CONTRACT. THIS TEC ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 Department of Education
  3. METHODOLOGY FOR CORRELATION OF ATC CONTROLLER WORKLOAD AND ERRORS

    SBC: Computer Technology Associates            Topic: N/A

    THE PURPOSE OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF QUANTIFYING THE EFFECTS OF IREASED AUTOMATION ON THE WORKLOAD AND PERFORMANCE OF THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRA-TION'S AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER. IN PHASE I, RESEARCH WILL FOCUS ON ADAPTRING OUR CURRENT HUMAN PERFORMANCE MODEL TO REPRESENT THE JOB CHARACTERISTICS OR ATTRIBUTES THAT WILL DETERMINE LEVELS OF WORKLOAD AND PERFORMANCE IN THE AD ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of Transportation
  4. RESEARCH ON AN AIRBORNE WIND SHEAR SENSOR

    SBC: OPHIR CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    THE RECOGNIZED LOW LEVEL WIND SHEAR PHENOMENON KNOWN AS A MICROBURST POSES A SERIOUS AIR SAFETY THREAT TO COMMERCIAL AVIATION WHILE IN A LANDING OR POSES A SERIOUS COMMERCIAL AVIATION WHILE IN A LANDING OR TAKEOFF PATTERN. THIS LOW LEVEL WIND SHEAR HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED TO DE A THIS LOW LEVEL WIND SHEAR HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED TO BE A MAJOR CONTRIBUTING FACTOR TO SEVERAL CRASHES OF COMMERCIAL AIRLIN ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of Transportation
  5. DIGITAL INFRA-RED EYE COMMAND TRANSDUCER

    SBC: Energy Optics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    ALTHOUGH TECHNOLOGY IS ADVANCING AT AN EVER INCREASING PACE,ITS APPLICATION FOR USE BY HANDICAPPED INDIVIDUALS HAS BEEN SLOW. SEVERELY IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS OFTEN REQUIRE SOME TYPE OF "HIGH TECHNOLOGY" MEANS TO ENABLE THEM TO HAVE A DEGREE OF MOBILITY. THE SPECIFIC AIM OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO INVESTIGATE THE POTENTIAL OF USING ELECTRO-OPTICS AS A MEANS FOR THE HANDICAPPED TO EFFECT CONTROL OF HIS/HER ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 Department of Education
  6. A MICROCOMPUTER EXPERT SYSTEM FOR INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES DEVELOPMENT

    SBC: Knowledge Software            Topic: N/A

    KNOWLEDGE SOFTWARE PROPOSES TO DETERMINE THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF USING A MICROCOMPUTER BASED EXPERT SYSTEM TO ASSIST EDUCATORS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES. THIS EFFORT SUPPORTS THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S GOAL OF DEVELOPING METHODS TO SIMPLIFY AND IMPROVE COURSEWARE CREATION. WE PROPOSE TO DETERMINE FEASIBILITY BY DEVELOPING A MICROCOMPUTER BASED EXPERT SYSTEM. OUR PLAN I ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 Department of Education
  7. DEVELOPMENT OF ANGULAR ACCELEROMETER

    SBC: A-TECH CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    A RESEARCH EFFORT COMPLETED RECENTLY FOR THE AIR FORCE IDENTIFIED NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR ANGULAR MOTION MEASUREMENT. TWO CONCEPTS WERE FOUND WHICH APPEAR TO OFFER POTENTIAL FOR AN EXCELLENT COMBINATION OF SMALL SIZE, WIDE DYNAMIC RANGE, WIDE BANDWIDTH AND EASE OF FABRICATION AND UTILIZATION. ONE DEVICE, CALLED A FLUID-FILLED BENDER BEAM, USES PIEZOCERAMICELEMENTS TO PRODUCE A SIGNAL PROPORTIONAL TO ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of Transportation
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