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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. INVESTIGATION OF AN AUDIO FEEDBACK SYSTEM ALLOWING VISUALLY IMPAIRED ACCESS TO GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES

    SBC: Atg            Topic: N/A

    THE PROLIFERATION OF GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES (GUIS) IN PERSONAL COMPUTERS, SUCH AS MICROSOFT WINDOWS AND MACINTOSH, IS A THREAT TO VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS' ABILITY TO USE COMPUTERS BECAUSE GUIS REPRESENT INFORMATION ICONICLY AND SPATIALLY, AS WELL AS TEXTUALLY. THE GUIS VISUAL ORIENTATION MAKES GUIS DIFFICULT FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED TO ACCESS THROUGH TRADITIONAL ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES. WE PR ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Education
  2. THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THE POSSIBILITY OF UTILIZING COMMERCIALLY-AVAILABLE LETTER-QUALITY OR DOT-MATRIX PRINTERSFOR BRAILLE OUTPUT WHEN USED WITH A MICROCOMPUTER.

    SBC: Duffy Engineering            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THE POSSIBILITY OF UTILIZING COMMERCIALLY-AVAILABLE LETTER-QUALITY OR DOT-MATRIX PRINTERSFOR BRAILLE OUTPUT WHEN USED WITH A MICROCOMPUTER. THE BRAILLE-OUTPUT ENVISIONED WOULD BE GRADE I BRABRAILLE SINCE GRADE II WOULD NORMALLY REQUIRE TRANSCRIPTION BY AN EX AN EXPERIENCED BRAILLIST. THIS CONCEPT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE AN INEXPENSIVE, AUTOMATED, AND RAPID SYSTEM OF BRAILLE- ...

    SBIR Phase I 1985 Department of Education
  3. WITH MICROCOMPUTERS

    SBC: INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL            Topic: N/A

    RECENT ADVANCES IN MICROCOMPUTER TECHNOLOGY HAVE MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS TO CONTINUE NORMALLY WITH THEIR EDUCATION. VOICE SYNTHESIZERS AND TEXT MAGNIFI CATION ENABLE HANDICAPPED INDIVIDUALS TO BEAR RO READ BOOKS,MAGAZINES, AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS WHICH ARE STORED IN D N DIGITAL FROM IN THE MICROCOMPUTER. THE RECENT INTRODUCTION OF A LOW COST, MANUALLY OPERATED, OPTICAL SCANNE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1985 Department of Education
  4. TECHNOLOGY FOR EFFICIENT ADMINISTRATION OF PHARMACEUTICALS INTO POPULATIONS OF FARMED FISH

    SBC: Aquapharm Technologies Corp.            Topic: N/A

    DISEASE CONTROL, A MAJOR PROBLEM IN THE AQUACULTURE INDUSTRY, REQUIRES ADMINISTRATION OF PHARMACEUTICALS TO WHOLE POPULATIONS OF FISH. AVAILABLE MODES OF DRUG DELIVERY, (ORAL, IMMERSION OR INJECTION) ARE INEFFICIENT OR NOT PRACTICAL ON A LARGE SCALE. OUR OBJECTIVE IS TO DEVELOP AN EFFICIENT TECHNOLOGY FOR ADMINISTRATION OF HORMONES, ANTIBIOTICS AND VACCINES INTO MASS POPULATIONS OF FISH. RESEARCH ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Agriculture
  5. HIGH-SPEED LASER-BASED FRUIT AND VEGETABLE MATURITY MEASURING SYSTEM

    SBC: Astleford Inc.            Topic: N/A

    AT THE PRESENT TIME, ALL MATURITY SORTING OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, SUCH AS APPLES, PEACHES ANDTOMATOES, IS ACCOMPLISHED EITHER BY HAND, BY COLOR OR BY THE USE OF THE MAGNESS-TAYLOR . EACH OF THESE TECHNIQUES HAVE MAJOR DISADVANTAGES IN THE HIGH-SPEED MATURITY GRADING OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. THE ANNUAL VALUE OF THE THREE NAMED FOOD CROPS ALONE IS IN EXCESS OF ONE BILLION DOLLARS, AND THE OPPORTU ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Agriculture
  6. NON-RADIATION BASED CONTAINER FILL HEIGHT MEASURING DEVICE

    SBC: BENTHOS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    CURRENTLY, THE FILL HEIGHT OF FOOD CONTAINERS IS MEASURED ON-LINE USING DEVICES INCORPORATING GAMMA RADIATION. THESE DEVICES CAN POTENTIALLY EXPOSE FOOD PROCESSING WORKERS TO A HAZARDOUS WORK PLACE AND THE DISPOSAL OF OUT-OF-SERVICE DEVICES REPRESENTS A LONG TERM HAZARD TO BOTH THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE PUBLIC. THE GROWING DESIRE TO USE A NON-RADIATION BASED DEVICE FOR CONTAINER FILL HEIGHT MEASUREM ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Agriculture
  7. AN AGRICULTURALLY BASED NON-TOXIC ANTIFOULING PAINT

    SBC: Cape Cod Research            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Agriculture
  8. IPNV Submit Vaccine: Optimization of Production and Vaccination of Salmonid Fish

    SBC: DiagXotics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Agriculture
  9. INNOVATIVE PREDICTOR FOR OFF-FLAVORS IN CATFISH

    SBC: Ktaadn Inc.            Topic: N/A

    CATFISH FARMING SUFFERS OFF-FLAVOR LOSSES OF $10M TO $20 M ANNUALLY. KTAADN, IND., (KI) PROPOSES INVESTIGATING EMPIRICAL CORRELATIONS BETWEEN "PREDISPOSING" ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AND OFF-FLAVORS. IN PHASE 1, KI WILL ANALYZE THESE FACTORS USING NEURAL NETWORK (NN) PREDICTORS DEVELOPED BY KI UNDER A US AIR FORCE GRANT FOR PREDICTING LIGHTNING STRIKES. PHASE I WILL SHOW THE FEASIBILITY OF A NN PROCES ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Agriculture
  10. SHAPE MEMORY ALLOYS

    SBC: Memory Metals Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY, FROM AN ANIMAL PRODUCTION VIEWPOINT,IS INCREASINGLY USING CONFINEMENT SYSTEMS TO INCREASE PRODUCER EFFICIENCY. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR THESE CONFINEMENT SYSTEMS TO HAVE A GOOD METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE ENVIRONMENT SURROUNDING THE ANIMAL. PRESENT VENTILATIONSYSTEMS SUPPLY VENTILATION BY USING ELECTRIC POWERED FANS AND/OR DOORS THAT ARE CONTROLLED BY ELECTRIC THERMOSTATS. TH ...

    SBIR Phase I 1985 Department of Agriculture
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