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  1. Inexpensive Airborne Expandable Ice Buoys (AXIB) Suitable for Marginal Ice Zone Deployment

    SBC: LBI, INC.            Topic: 838

    The proposed solution provides a low-cost practical air-droppable package for existing polar ice meteorological sensor systems. The buoy package will be configured for deployment from a fixed wing aircraft. Descent is stabilized and slowed by a parachute deployed after launch, and designed for a descent rate of 20 ft/s or less. When deployed on the ice, the buoy will erect to the vertical for o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Commerce
  2. MOBI-DIC: MOBIle DIssemination of loCal information in Peer-to-Peer Wireless Networks

    SBC: PIROUETTE SOFTWARE CONSULTING            Topic: N/A

    Information Technology (IT) is a key element in the successful achievement of NASA's strategic goals. Modern IT tools and techniques have the capability to redefine many design and operational processes as well as enable grand exploration and science investigations. This proposal plans to address NASA's needs for innovative communication concepts for autonomous systems that require local informati ...

    STTR Phase I 2006
  3. Buoy Atmospheric Precipitation Sampler

    SBC: Yankee Environmental Systems, Inc.            Topic: 8212

    Reliable automated collection and measurement of precipitation from moored buoys has been an elusive goal. Operation of open aperture collectors on ocean platforms is problematic, requiring constant human attention and intervention to prevent sea spray from contaminating the collected samples, and for dealing with freezing conditions in colder climates. Approaches are described that have the pot ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Commerce
  4. Driver Training and Safety System (DTASS)

    SBC: APTIMA, INC.            Topic: N/A

    There is little question that drowsy driving and driver inattention are significant problems leading to large numbers of accident and loss of life. These sentiments are strongly confirmed in two recently published NHTSA reports make clear the relationship between driver inattention and vehicle crashes and near-crashes. Our approach will be based on measuring the standard measures of fatigue and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Transportation
  5. High Resolution Electromagnetic Imaging and Decision Support for Pipeline Life Management

    SBC: Jentek Sensors, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This proposal relates to the application of electromagnetic imaging of pipelines and coatings for damage detection, condition assessment and enhanced decision support and life management. JENTEK's inductive Meandering Winding Magnetometer (MWM) sensor and MWM-Arrays have demonstrated sensitivity and resolution capability superior to conventional nondestructive examination technology in a number o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Transportation
  6. Pilot for Rail Passenger Cab Cars

    SBC: TIAX LLC            Topic: N/A

    TIAX LLC proposes a Phase I SBIR project that will result in a preliminary conceptual design for rail passenger cab car pilots that will reduce the risk for derailment following a grade crossing collision with an automobile. Several tasks are proposed, including: a review of existing pilot designs by contacting car builders and operators; a review of grade crossing accidents; the development of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Transportation
  7. Methodology for Identification on High Value Biomass Feedstocks

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

    Up until the early twentieth century, several commodity chemicals were produced by the pyrolysis of hardwoods (e.g., methanol, acetic acid, acetone) or the extraction of softwoods (turpentine, terpenes, rosins, pitches, and tars). The expected long term increase in petroleum and natural gas prices will cause a gradual but steady return to biomass feedstocks over the next several decades. Other dri ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  8. Holographic Optical Cell Manipulation for Automated Development of Improved Yeast Strains for Ethanol Production

    SBC: Arryx, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Potentially insufficient corn stock supplies make necessary the development of industrial yeast strains for converting alternative cellulosic materials for renewable fuel sources. This project investigates the feasibility and develops the capability of using Holographic Optical Trapping as an automated manipulation tool for yeast cells, to characterize and evaluate yeast strains.

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  9. An Integrated Membrane-based Process Train for Reducing Costs of Ethanol Production

    SBC: Ceramem Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Domestic ethanol production has grown substantially over the last 30 years due to a growth in national energy security concerns, more stringent Federal standards for vehicle emissions, and government agricultural incentives. The recently signed Federal energy legislation requires an increase in ethanol production to 7.5 billion gallons a year within the next 10 years. There is, however, a recogniz ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  10. A New Technique for the Microbial Production of Xylitol Using Perfusion Culture

    SBC: Edenscapes, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The alternative sweetener, xylitol, occupies an interesting market niche. Xylitol, a sugar alcohol, is not metabolized via the insulin pathway, and thus has found use as a sweetener for diabetes patients. Yet xylitol has seen limited success in the marketplace. Its relatively high production costs and low availability have restricted its adoption as an alternative sweetener. We believe the introdu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture

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