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  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. DEVELOPING "JUMP START": FAMILY LITERACY KITS IN SCHOOL PROGRAMS K-3

    SBC: Early Childhood Assoc Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THIS PHASE I SBIR (92-024) PROPOSAL WILL DEVELOP "JUMP START", A SERIES OF LITERACY-ORIENTED PARENT/CHILD INTERACTION KITS TARGETING SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN (K-3), FAMILIES AND TEACHERS. "JUMP START" KITS ARE ORGANIZED IN THREE CATEGORIES: (1) GETTING DOWN TO BASICS (COOKING, SEWING, PLANTING, LETTERS, TELEPHONING), (2) HOT TOPICS (MEASURING, WIND, DINOSAURS, MAGNETS), AND (3) ART WORKS (RUBBER STAMP ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of Education
  3. Cyberchase Fractions Quest

    SBC: FABLE VISION, INC.            Topic: EDIES17R0006

    The final product is Cyberchase Fractions Quest—a math game based on the storyline of PBS children's television series, Cyberchase. In the game, students in grades 3 and 4 will apply learning fractions within three contexts: areas and regions (such as shapes), sets (groups of objects), and on a number line. The game will identify specific areas where students struggle and will introduce challeng ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  4. ELECTRONICALLY-CONTROLLABLE FILTER BASED ON POLYMER DISPERSED LIQUID CRYSTAL MATERIALS

    SBC: AST PRODUCTS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    ELECTRO-OPTIC MATERIALS CONSISTING OF RANDOM DISPERSION OF NEMATIC LIQUID-CRYSTAL MICRODROPLETS EMBEDDED IN AN ISOTROPIC TRANSPARENT POLYMERIC MEDIA (OR POLYMER DISPERSED LIQUID CRYSTALS (PDLC)) WERE DEVELOPED AT ADVANCED SURFACE TECHNOLOGY, INC. (AST) FOR USE IN OPTICAL AND ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICES. PDLC MATERIALS CAN BE APPLIED AS A TUNABLE OPTICAL FILTER WHICH CAN RESPOND TO AN ELECTRIC FIELD AN ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  5. AERODYNAMIC CONTRAIL PREDICTION AND CONTROL

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE EXHAUST GASES LEAVING AN AIRCRAFT THAT IS FLYING AT ALTITUDES IN THE HIGH TROPOSPHERE AND LOWER STRATOSPHERE (30,000 TO 60,000 FT) ARE SUBJECT TO COLD TEMPERATURES AS THEY MIX WITH THE AMBIENT AIR. AERODYNE RESEARCH, INC. (ARI) HAS RE- CENTLY MADE SIGNIF ICANT CONTRIBUTIONS IN TACKLING PHYSICAL AND TECHNICAL PROBLEMS RELATED TO CONTRAIL F ORMATION. UNDER NASA SPONSORSHIP, ARI HAS BEEN STUDYING ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  6. WAVELETS AND FAILURE PREDICTION

    SBC: ALPHATECH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    NEW TECHNIQUES HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED OVER THE PAST 36 MONTHS THAT OFFER SIGINIFICANT POTENTIAL FOR ON-BOARD MONITORING OF MECHANICAL SYSTEMS TO DETECT AND CLASSIFY INCIPENT FAILURES. MANY ARE BASED ON THE WAVELET TRANSFORM, AND ITS EXTENSION TO THE WAVE PACKETS TRANSFORM. ALL PROVIDE A MEANS TO ISOLATE CHANGES IN SIGNAL STRUCTURE IN TERMS OF SCALE AS WELL AS IN TERMS OF TIME. THIS EFFORT PROPOSES TW ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  7. AUTOMATIC DETECTION OF MINERAL DEVELOPMENT SITES FROM MULTISPECTRAL IMAGERY

    SBC: ATLANTIC AEROSPACE ELECTRONICS CORP.            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROPOSAL SEEKS TO ESTABLISH THE FEASIBILITYOF APPLYING NEWLY DEVELOPED MORPHOLOGY-BASED IMAGE SCREENING AND DETECTION ALGORITHMS TO THE MINERAL DEVELOPMENT SITE DETECTION PROBLEM IN PANCHROMATIC AND MULTISPECTRAL IMAGERY AND TO DESIGN AN OVERALL PROCEDURE FOR INTEGRATING THIS TECHNOLOGY INTO AN EFFECTIVE, PRACTICAL AND USER FRIENDLY IMAGE ANALYST TOOL. OUR UNIQUE MORPHOLOGICAL APPROACH ENABLE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  8. Hi-C++: An Object-oriented Programming Environment For High Performance Platforms

    SBC: Cooperating Systems Corp            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  9. PROPOSAL FOR COLLABORATIVE CONCURRENT ENGINEERING TOOL

    SBC: CRYSTALIZ, INC.            Topic: N/A

    COMPANIES THAT ARE IMPLEMENTING SIMULTANEOUS ENGINEERING OF PRODUCTS FACE SEVERAL PROBLEMS LACK OF TOOLS THAT SUPPORT COLLABORATION; LACK OF SUPPORT FOR HIGH-BANDWIDTH COMMUNICATION MEDIA TO INCREASE THE COLLABORATION BETWEEN MARKETING AND DEVELOPMENT; AND LACK OF TOOLS THAT SUPPORT INTEGRATION OF CROSS FUNCTIONAL AND CROSS DOMAIN TOOLS IN A TEAM CONTEXT. TO ADDRESS THESE PROBLEMS WE AT CRYSTALIZ ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  10. SMALL VOCABULARY TACTICAL SPEECH RECOGNIZER

    SBC: Dragon Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THIS IS A PROPOSAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SYSTEM FOR CONTINUOUS SPEECH RECOGNITION OF MODERATE SIZE VOCABULARIES WITH A LOW PERPLEXITY GRAMMAR, WHICH WOULD ACHIEVE ROBUST, HIGH PERFORMANCE UNDER SEVERE OPERATIONAL CONDITIONS. THE OBJECTIVE IS TO PROVIDE ADVANCED RECOGNITION CAPABILITIES FOR TACTICAL ENVIRONMENTS, SUCH AS MILITARY AIRCRAFT OR BATTLE MANAGEMENT, IN WHICH SPEAKERS ARE EXPOSED TO HI ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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