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  1. ON-LINE PROCESS CONTROL SENSOR FOR PARTICLE SIZE

    SBC: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A PARTICLE SIZE SENSOR IS REQUIRED FOR ON-LINE PROCESS CON- TROL IN A METAL POWDER FORMING FACILITY. INSTRUMENTS AVAILABLE COMMERCIALLY FOR THIS SENSING RELY ON MEASUREMENTS OF LIGHT SCATTERING AT VERY SMALL ANGULAR INCREMENTS. IT IS PROBABLE THAT THE HIGHLY TURBULENT ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THE METAL POWDERS ARE FORMED WILL PRODUCE SUFFICIENT ANGULAR DE-VIATION OF THE PROBING LIGHT BEAM TO INVALIDAT ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Commerce
  2. CHEMICAL SENSING ELECTRODES

    SBC: ANATRACE, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE STUDY OF OCEAN PROCESSES SUCH AS MINERAL DISSOLUTION, ION SPECIATION AND REDOX EQUILIBRIA AS WELL AS EFFLUENT AND POLLUTION MONITORING REQUIRE ACCURATE AND PRECISE MEASUREMENTS OF BOTH MAJOR AND MINOR CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS. ALTHOUGH SPECTROPHOTOMETRY AND FLAME PHOTOMETRY HAVE BEEN USED FOR SEA WATER ANALYSIS, POTENTIONMETRY WITH ION-SELECTIVE ELECTRODES IS THE MOST COMMON-METHODOLOGY, PARTICUL ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of Commerce
  3. WORKLOAD ASSESSMENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE OPTIMIZATION OF DATA LINK CONTROLLER

    SBC: NTI, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE MODE S DATA LINK UNDER DEVELOPMENT BY THE FAA IS AN ESSENTIAL UPGRADE TO THE EXISTING AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL (ATC) SYSTEM. IN ORDER TO INSURE THE IMPROVEMENTS IN SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY OF ATC SERVICES MEDIATED BY THIS DATA LINK, IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO ASSESS ITS EFFECTS ON THE WORKLOAD AND PERFORMANCE CAPABILITIES OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS. CONSEQUENTLY, IN PHASE I, NTI INCORPORATED WILL DEVELOP ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of Transportation
  4. NETWORK OF LEARNING SYSTEMS FOR AIR TRAFFIC PLANNING AND CONTROL A PILOT STUDY WILL INVESTIGATE HOW TO PLAN, SCHEDULE & CON-

    SBC: Patrick Consult Inc            Topic: N/A

    CONTROL AIR TRAFFIC UTILIZING A NETWORK OF EXPERT LEARNING SUBSYSTEMS. THE SYSTEM, WITH SIMULATIONS, WILL DEMONSTRATE PROBLEM SOLUTIONS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION FOR FUTURE RESEARCH EVALUATION, IMPLEMENTATIONS, AND COST. THE R & D IS GUIDED BY DR. ED PATRICK'S 28 YEARS OF PIONEER-ING WORK IN PATTERN RECOGNITION, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, ANPRODUCT R & D OF LEARNING SYSTEMS MORE GENERAL THAN CONVEN- TIO ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Transportation
  5. FACILITATED HARVESTING OF CHESTNUTS

    SBC: Empire Chestnut Company            Topic: N/A

    CHINESE CHESTNUTS HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR GREATLY EXPENDED COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION IN THE U.S.A. LOCALLY PRODUCED CHEST NUTS COULD REPLACED IMPORTED CHESTNUTS IN THE MARKETPLACE AS WELL AS EXPLOIT NEW MARKETS. ONE BARRIER TO COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION IS LACK OF HARVEST TECHNOLOGY. WE PROPOSE DETERMINING EFFICACY AND COSTS OF 2 HARVESTING METHODS: 1) ALLOWING RIPE CHESTNUTS TO NATURALLY FALL ONTO TARPS PL ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of Agriculture
  6. THERMOSET PLASTICS FROM CELLULOSE

    SBC: Springborn Materials Science            Topic: N/A

    THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH EFFORT IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING NEW THERMOSETTING PLASTICS BASED UPON CELLULOSE FROM WOOD. THIS PHASE I EFFORT WILL EXPLORE CROSSLINKING AGENTS SUCH AS DIEPOXIDES AND DIISOCYANATES ANDDETERMINE THEIR RELATIVE ABILITY TO SWELL AND CROSSLINK BOTHTHE AMORPHOUS AND CRYSTALLINE PORTIONS OF CELLULOSE. THE EXPOXIDES AND ISOCYANTATES TO BE INVESTIGATED ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Agriculture
  7. ENHANCING SWINE PROFITABILITY WITH A MULTI-FARM FINANCIAL/BIOLOGIC DATABASE

    SBC: Swine Graphics Inc.            Topic: N/A

    SWINE PRODUCERS AND SWINE INDUSTRY CONSULTANTS MUST DETERMINE WHAT AREAS OF SWINE PRODUCTION ARE LEAST EFFICIENT ECONOMICALLY IN ORDER TO REGAIN PROFITABILITY. BYDEVELOPING AN INTEGRATED, DETAILED FINANCIAL/BIOLOGIC DATABASE, SWINE PRODUCERS WILL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE INEFFICIENCIES IN THEIR OWN BUSINESSES THROUGH ANALYSIS OF THEIR DATA, AND THEY WILL BE ABLE TO PLAN THE MOST EFFECTIVE SOLUTION BY ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of Agriculture
  8. MEASURING FERMENTATION PRODUCTS DURING BREAD PROCESSING

    SBC: Technical Foods Consultants            Topic: N/A

    DEVELOPMENT OF ANOVEL ANALYTICAL METHODOLOGY FOR USE IN COM-MERCIAL BAKERIES IS PROPOSED. THIS METHODOLOGY WILL ALLOW PRODUCTION PERSONNEL TO ACCURANTELY MONITOR THE STATUS OF FLOUR/WATER/YEAST ("SPONGE") DURING FERMENTATION AND ENSURE THAT THE PROCESS IS PROCEEDING ACCORDING TO SPECIFICATIONS. THE ANALYSIS WILL BE SIMPLE AND QUICK SO THAT THE FERMENTA--TION PROCESS CAN BE PERIODICALLY SAMPLED AND ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Agriculture
  9. A USER-FRIENDLY VOICE INTERACTIVE LEARNING AID FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH HANDICAPS (VILAH)

    SBC: Technology International Incorporated of Virginia            Topic: N/A

    MANY INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES WOULD BENEFIT FROM IMPROVED METHODS FOR VOICE INPUT INTO, AND VOICE OUTPUT FROM, MICROCOMPUTERS. THE ADVANTAGES OF COMPUTERIZED VOICE OUTPUT FROM PRINTED MATERIAL FOR BLIND OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS IS OBVIOUS. VERY OFTEN, INDIVIDUALS WITH LANGUAGE-LEARNING DISABILITIES FALL INTO THIS CATEGORY. THEADVANTAGES OF SYNTHESIZED SPEECH IS OBVIOUS FOR INDIVIDUALS ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of Education
  10. HEMOGLOBIN DERIVATIVES AS BLOOD SUBSTITUTES

    SBC: ANATRACE, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE USE OF BLOOD AND BLOOD PRODUCTS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT IN THE TREATMENT OF MANY PATIENTS IN SERIOUS OR CRISIS SITUATIONS. THE VALUE OF THESE MATERIALS, AND PARTICULARLY WHOLE BLOOD, HAS SERVED TO EMPHASIZE THE PROBLEMS IN PROVIDING THEM IN ALL APPROPRIATE CIRCUMSTANCES. THE USE OFBLOOD REQUIRES STORING OF AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY FOR ALL POTENTIAL EMERGENCIES AND CAREFUL CROSSMATCHING BEFORE USE. IN ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Health and Human Services

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