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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. Electromagnetic Detection of Tornadoes

    SBC: Airborne Research Associates            Topic: N/A

    The ultimate objective of this project is to develop an instrument capable of remote detection and location of tornadoes and/or storms containing tornadoes. There are many reports, both scientific and anecdotal, suggesting that tornadoes and tornadic thunderstorms emit anomalous electromagnetic (EM) radiation-both RF and luminous. This radiation is characterized by unusually high rates of EM pulse ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  2. High Resolution Semiconductor Gamma Ray Detectors for Radionuclide Metrology

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Quantitative, non-invasive X and gamma ray 3-D tomographic assessment of large, irregularly shaped, heterogeneous bodies is essential for efficient progress of environmental waste management. Currently, thousands of sealed containers with low-level radioactive waste are in storage. The material must be identified and quantified as a preliminary step to processing or storing the material. Curren ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of Commerce
  3. Optical Water Level Sensor

    SBC: CIENCIA INC            Topic: N/A

    Development of an optical water level sensor is proposed to solve some of the problems and limitations of current sounding tube/protective well acoustic sensors. By using light instead of sound, temperature gradient effects on the measurement are obviated. Furthermore, the proposed system eliminates the need for a sounding tube, protective well and associated temperature sensors, and does not requ ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  4. A High Temperature Fiber Optic Raman Probe for Corrosion and Process Monitoring

    SBC: EIC LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The ability to monitor the progress of chemical reactions and to detect the presence of corrosive constituents is a challenge in the emerging field of hydrothermal oxidation (HTO) reactors. Likewise, there is also a need to monitor crevice corrosion in commercial steam-generation boilers because corrosion undermines the integrity of steam generators and therefore impacts the operating cost and re ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of Commerce
  5. High Accuracy Rotation Stage for X-Ray Diffractometry

    SBC: Optra, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A critical component to the overall performance of the diffractometer is the rotary positioning system. Accurate positioning of the source and detector with respect to the specimen and minimization of the "sphere error" is essential for characterization of multilayers and new X-ray powder standard reference materials. OPTRA will develop a new rotary stage that directly monitors the rotation of t ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of Commerce
  6. A Stationary Spectrometer for Determining Flame Structure

    SBC: Optra, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    OPTRA is proposing the development of an all-reflecting stationary Fourier transform spectrometer, based on the use of Fresnel mirrors and a linear uncooled amorphous silicon microbolometer array to produce spectra in the 1 to 5 micron region with resolution of 5nm. Concentration, temperature and soot volume fraction will be derived from the measured emission spectra of a flame. An amorphous silic ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  7. Characterization of Metastable Beam Sources

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: N/A

    We propose a 6 month program during which we will develop and demonstrate an approach for generating well-characterized atomic and molecular beams of metastable species. Such beam sources are necessary for the microelectronics and plasma processing industries because they would provide a valuable tool required to establish a solid database of plasma-related collision processes. This improved and e ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  8. Improved and Tuanble Infrared Rugate Filters

    SBC: RUGATE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Rugate Technologies, Incorporated, proposes to develop improved narrow notch and tunable Rugate filters for the infrared. Four problems are addressed in this study: (1) identification of Rugate material pairs for use in the far infrared (out to 30 microns); (2) development of polarization and non-polarization sensitive narrow notch filters, as well as control of sensitivity to incidence angle; (3) ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  9. Single-Frequency Tunable IR Laser Development

    SBC: Schwartz Electro-Optics, Inc            Topic: N/A

    There are no single-frequency laser devices yet available that continuously cover the 1400 nm to 1700 nm wavelength range. If such a device was developed, it could be used for several applications in telecommunications, LIDAR, and spectroscopy. One of these applications could be OPO seeding. To address this need, we propose to develop and demonstrate a tunable, single-frequency, solid-state las ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of Commerce
  10. Stable Filterless Solar-Blind UV Photodiodes Based on Silicon

    SBC: Spire Corporation            Topic: N/A

    The proposed program will investigate fabrication of low-cost and stable Si- based filterless solar-blind UV detectors on radiation-hard silicon-on-insulator (SOI) structures. By fabricating detectors on silicon thin films, the active device layer thickness can be chosen so that shortwave photons are detected within the active layer, while the longer wavelengths are absorbed in a substrate which i ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce

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