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  1. Optical Periodontal Probe

    SBC: ABIOMED, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The objective is an optical periodontal probe tailored to automatically measure and record multiple tissue parameters deemed important for disease detection and treatment monitoring. As a first step in the development of a multi-functional device, a probe designed to mimic the visual measurements made by dental clinicians to determine pocket depth, bleeding on probing (BOP) and tissue coloration w ...

    SBIR Phase II 1996 Department of Health and Human Services
  2. Intelligent Flexible Fixturing System

    SBC: ACT Research Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Two approaches are proposed to attack the problems of fixturing process. First, a novel hardware holding system, Dexterous Vise, is proposed. Functionally, a single Dexterous Vise is capable of revealing four faces of the clamped workpiece to the cutting tool without re-fixturing, which actually increases one degree of freedom to the machine tool. A pair of Dexterous Vises, the "Dual-Vise", ena ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  3. Automated Accurate Aircraft Weighing System

    SBC: Active Control eXperts, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Herein, an innovative aircraft weighing system based on a set of piezopolymar film pad sensors is described. The wieghing system, which would operate automatically as the aircraft taxi over it, would be unobtrusive, accurate, and reliable. These sensor pads could be integrated into the flight deck surface below the grated rubber surface finish. These thin (20-30 mils) piezopolymer sensing pads ...

    SBIR Phase II 1996 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Smart, Compact Packages for Vibration Control

    SBC: Active Control eXperts, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Herein, ACX proposes to develop compact, low cost, integrated smart packs for vibration reduction. Each package would include actuators and sensors, drive and signal conditioning electronics as well as simple controllers to yield a self standing solution to vibration problems. The electronics module would be low cost and compact. The pack would run off of standard available power supplies and w ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  5. PIEZOCERAMIC BASED ACTUATOR/SENSOR ARRAYS FOR VIBRATION CONTROL OF MACHINERY

    SBC: Active Control eXperts, Inc.            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase I 1996 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Particle Sizing and Identification Through Advanced Light Scatter Techniques

    SBC: Ade Corp.            Topic: N/A

    Light scatter has been used to map and size particles on silicon wafers for many years, producing accurate maps of particle position and giving an indication of particle size, but do not reveal any information about particle composition. Today's technology is limited by noise, precluding detection of the smallest particles of interest. Present instruments are not adequate for the next generation ...

    SBIR Phase II 1996 Department of Commerce
  7. Arsine Abatement

    SBC: Advanced Technologies/Laboratories Intl            Topic: N/A

    The continued use of arsine gas and/or its derivatives is vital to the manufacture of a wide variety of semiconductor devices. While the use of arsine is growing, it poses serious environmental and safety problems in the industry. New methods must be found that permit the facile trapping and detoxification of arsine and its derivatives. Advanced Technology Materials, Inc. (ATM) has gained a reputa ...

    SBIR Phase II 1996 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. High Performance Thin Film Microactuator Materials

    SBC: Advanced Technologies/Laboratories Intl            Topic: N/A

    The potential applications of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) have only begun to be recognized. This technology demands thin film materials with exceptional microstructural quality for high performance and processes with high yields. For piezoelectric microactuator applications, thin film lead zirconate titanate (PZT) is the leading material choice. Furthermore, substitutional modificatio ...

    SBIR Phase II 1996 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Stress Analyzer for Microelectronic Devices

    SBC: Advanced Technologies/Laboratories Intl            Topic: N/A

    Multilayer thin films deposited onto Si wafers often exhibit high residual stresses during processing, leading to structural failure and/or electrical breakdown. Traditional scanning x-ray diffraction provides an accurate measurement of complex stress behavior in multilayer structures, but is difficult to carry out on a routine basis. Laser deflection methods are easy to perform but provide a li ...

    SBIR Phase II 1996 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. COMPACT LOW-NOISE DIAMOND DYNODES

    SBC: Advanced Technologies/Laboratories Intl            Topic: N/A

    THE UNIQUE PROPERTIES OF SEMICONDUCTING DIAMOND MAY BE EXPLOITED TO CREATE NOVEL, COMPACT, LOW-NOISE PHOTON AND PARTICLE DETECTORS. PHOTOMULTIPLIER TUBES ARE THE DETECTOR OF CHOICE WHEN LIGHT LEVELS ARE LOW OR WHEN THE PROPER SIGNAL MUST BE EXTRACTED FROM A CLUTTERED BACKGROUND. CONTINUOUS DYNODES, KNOWN AS CHANNEL ELECTRON MULTIPLIERS, ARE WIDELY USED AS PARTICLE DETECTORS. INNOVATIVE CHANGES ...

    SBIR Phase II 1996 National Science Foundation

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