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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. INSTRUMENT TO MEASURE CONTACT VELOCITY IN SIDE IMPACT TESTS

    SBC: Failure Analysis Associates            Topic: N/A

    OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN VEHICULAR SIDE IMPACT CRASHES IS AN IMPORTANT THEME OF THE '90S FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, FOR AUTOMAKERS, AND FOR INDEPENDENT RESEARCHERS. DEVELOPMENT OF OCCUPANT PROTECTION METHODS REQUIRES ACCURATE MEASUREMENT OF CONTACT VELOCITY IN SIDE IMPACT TESTS. MICROWAVE INTERFEROMETRY (MI) IS PROPOSED AS A MEANS TO MEASURE DOOR/OCCUPANT VELOCITIES IN SIDE IMPACT TESTS. ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Transportation
  2. DEVELOPMENT OF AN OCCUPANT RESTRAINT DEVICE FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS ON SCHOOL BUSES

    SBC: Simula, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    AN INCREASING NUMBER OR WHEELCHAIR-BOUND STUDENTS ARE ATTENDING PUBLIC SCHOOLS, A PROCESS KNOWN AS "MANINSTREAMING". CONSEQUENTLY, PROTECTING THESE STUDENTS IN THE EVENT OF A SCHOOL BUS COLLISION IS A SIGNIFICANT SAFETY ISSUE. EXISTING RESTRAINT SYSTEMS TEND TO FOCUS ON RESTRAINING THE WHEELCHAIR RATHER THAN THE OCCUPANT. DISCUSSED IN THIS PROPOSAL IS A SYSTEM TO PROTECT A WHEELCHAIR STUDENT INVOL ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Transportation
  3. A NEW DIAGNOSTIC TEST FOR SWINE DYSENTERY

    SBC: Arizona Biotechnology Corp.            Topic: N/A

    SWINE DYSENTERY (SD) HAS BEEN ESTIMATED TO COST SWINE PRODUCERS IN EXCESS OF 130 MILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY, AND IS QUARANTINABLE IN MOST STATES. CONFIRMATION OF THE DISEASE IS BASED ON THE DETECTION OF THE BACTERIA, TREPONEMAHYODYSENTERIAE, FROM THE FECES OF INFECTED PIGS. THE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ASSAY IS TIME CONSUMING, LACKS SENSITIVITY, AND IN MANY CASES REQUIRES AN EXPERIENCED TECHNICIAN FOR AN ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Agriculture
  4. WOOD FIRED, AIR CHARGED, ROSS-STERLING 3KW SYSTEM

    SBC: General Pneumatics Corp            Topic: N/A

    DEVELOPMENT IS PROPOSED OF A RELIABLE, QUIET, COMPACT ENGINETO UTILIZE WASTE WOOD FOR RURAL ON-SITE POWER GENERATION FORDOMESTIC, AGRICULTURAL, AND FORESTRY USES. APPLICATIONS WOULD INCLUDE COGENERATION OF RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICITY AND HEATING, AND POWER FOR WATER PUMPING, BATTERY CHARGING, AND WORK-SITE LIGHTING AND EQUIPMENT. THE PROPOSED ENGINE IS ANAMBIENT-AIR-CHARGED STIRLING ENGINE INCORPORATI ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Agriculture
  5. AERIAL FIREFIGHTING RETARDANT APPLICATION SYSTEMS

    SBC: Hawkins and Powers Aviation, Inc.            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Agriculture
  6. DEVELOPMENT OF A MINIATURIZED ELECTRONIC COMPASS FOR USE IN PROVIDING DIRECTIONAL GUIDANCE TO VISUALLY IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS

    SBC: Arctos Research            Topic: N/A

    DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF SOLID-STATE DIRECTION-INDICATING APPARATUS, WITH TILT-IMMUNITY, THAT PROVIDES AN AUDIBLE OR TACTILE INTERFACE WITH THE USER. REDUCED SIZE TO ALLOW ENCAPSULATION IN A TYPICAL WALKING CANE. A DEVICE WILL BE DESIGNED THAT WILL PROVIDE A VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSON WITH AN INDICATION OF HORIZONTAL DIRECTION, WITH RESPECT TO THE EARTH'S MAGNETIC FIELD. THE DEVICE WILLALSO SIGNAL ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Education
  7. ADAPTATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF HYPERCARD/VIDEODISK TECHNOLOGIES TO FACILITATE INDIVIDUALIZED MULTISENSORY LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

    SBC: The Tuckerman Group Inc            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROJECT EXAMINES THE ABILITY OF A COMPUTER BASED LEARNING AID TO ADAPT TO THE INDIVIDUAL, LEARNING DISABLED CHILD BY CHANGING THE MANNER IN WHICH IT PRESENTS SUBJECT MATTER. THE ABILITY OF COMPUTER BASED SYSTEMS TO QUICKLY ADAPT, WITHLITTLE OR NO EXTERNAL INSTRUCTION, TO DIFFERING SITUATIONS, OFFERS CONSIDERABLE PROMISE FOR THE LEARNING DISABLED. THESE CHILDREN TYPICALLY REQUIRE HIGHLY PERSON ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Education
  8. BONE INGROWTH STIMULATION USING ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS

    SBC: Iatromed Inc            Topic: N/A

    THE USE OF POROUS COATINGS TO PROVIDE THE ATTACHEMENT MECHANISM FOR REPLACEMENT OF DISEASED JOINTS HAS INCREASED DRAMATICALLY IN THE PAST FEW YEARS, AND IT IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO DO SO IN THE FUTURE. THERE ARE 300,000 HIP AND KNEE REPLACEMENTS PERFORMED ANNUALLY IN THE UNITED STATES, AND IT IS ESTIMATED THAT 50 PERCENT OF THESE IMPLANTS RELY ON BONE INGROWTH AS THE MECHANISM OF ATTACHMENT BETW ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. ENHANCEMENT OF OSSEOINTEGRATION USING RESONANT EM FIELDS

    SBC: Iatromed Inc            Topic: N/A

    DURING THIS PERIOD 1983 TO 1987, THE NUMBER OF DENTAL IMPLANTS INSERTED IN THE UNITED STATES INCREASED 4-FOLD AND THE NUMBER OF PRACTITIONERS PERFORMING IMPLANTS INCREASED 10-FOLD. FURTHERMORE, IT IS ESTIMATED THAT 300,000 OR MORE DENTAL IMPLANTS WILL BE USED IN THE UNITED STATES BY 1992. OSSEOINTEGRATION, PARTICULARLY IN TWO-STAGE ROOT-FORM IMPLANTS, HAS BEEN SHOWN TO RESULT IN EXCELLENT PERFORMA ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. BIOLOGICAL INDICATORS OF ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM

    SBC: International Research Assoc.            Topic: N/A

    THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO PROVIDE AN UP-TO-DATE COMPREHENSIVE ACCOUNT AND EVALUATION OF DIFFERENT BIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS AND THEIR COMBINATIONS USED AS INDICATORS OF ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM. IN PHASE I, THE PROJECT WILL IDENTIFY THE PERTINENT SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE AND THEN PROVIDE A REVIEW AND CRITICALEVALUATION OF THE MAJOR FINDINGS IN DIFFERENT STUDIES, ESPECIALLY IN REG ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Health and Human Services

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