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  1. TWO NEW NDE TECHNIQUES FOR INSPECTION OF CONTAINMENT WELDS BENEATH COATINGS

    SBC: PHYSICAL RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    INSPECTION OF PAINTED OR COATED CARBON STEEL SURFACES OFTEN INVOLVES THE REMOVAL OF THE COATING PRIOR TO INSPECTION, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE USE OF MAGNETIC PARTICLE TESTING (MT) IS REQUIRED. IN THE CASE OF EXAMINATION OF CONTAINMENT VESSEL WALLS IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, THE REMOVAL IS TIME CONSUMING, RESULTING IN INCREASED RADIATION EXPOSURE TO WORKERS. IN ADDITION, THE REMOVAL MUST BE DONE WITHOUT C ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  2. 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
  3. DEVELOPMENT OF A DIFFERENTIAL GPS NAVIGATION FILTER WITH AUTONOMOUS FAILURE DETECTION

    SBC: NAVSYS CORPORATION, THE            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Transportation
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. INVESTIGATION OF A CLOSED, INSULATED PALLET FOR GROWING NURSERY PLANTS

    SBC: Briggs Nursery Inc            Topic: N/A

    TO MEET CURRENT MULTIPLE CHALLENGES, GROWERS OF GREENHOUSE PLANTS AND CONTAINER-GROWN NURSERY PLANTS REQUIRE INNOVATIVEPRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY. AN INNOVATIVE CLOSED, INSULATED PALLET SYSTEM (CIPS) HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO MEET THESE CHALLENGES, INCLUDING: 1)ELIMINATION OF PRODUCTION RELATED POLLUTION (I.E. WASTEWATER DISCHARGE AND AERIAL DRIFT); 2) REDUCTION AND CONSERVATION OF ENERGY, CHEMICAL, SOIL AN ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Agriculture
  7. 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
  8. AERIAL FIREFIGHTING RETARDANT APPLICATION SYSTEMS

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

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Agriculture
  9. FIELD INSTRUMENT FOR WIND ERODED SOIL MASS

    SBC: Sensit Company            Topic: N/A

    WITHIN THE CRYSTAL UPON THE PARTICLE'S COLLISON. THE SENSORHAS BEEN DESIGNED TO RESPOND TO THE MOMENTUM RANGE OF 2.6 X 10 -12 TO 8.9 X 10 -7 G-M/S. THIS CORRESPONDS TO PARTI-CLES HAVING A DIAMETER RANGE OF 100 TO 1500 MICROMETERS TRAVELING AT VELOCITIES OF 2.0 TO 20 M/S, THE MAIN CONSTITU-ENT OF WIND ERODED SOIL. CALIBRATION OF THE SENSOR OVER THIS MOMENTUM RANGE UTILIZING ASSORTED SIZED PARTICLES ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Agriculture
  10. 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

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