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  1. ON-LINE PROCESS CONTROL SENSOR FOR PARTICLE SIZE

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

    A PARTICLE SIZE SENSOR IS REQUIRED FOR ON-LINE PROCESS CON- TROL IN A METAL POWDER FORMING FACILITY. INSTRUMENTS AVAILABLE COMMERCIALLY FOR THIS SENSING RELY ON MEASUREMENTS OF LIGHT SCATTERING AT VERY SMALL ANGULAR INCREMENTS. IT IS PROBABLE THAT THE HIGHLY TURBULENT ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THE METAL POWDERS ARE FORMED WILL PRODUCE SUFFICIENT ANGULAR DE-VIATION OF THE PROBING LIGHT BEAM TO INVALIDAT ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Commerce
  2. CHEMICAL SENSING ELECTRODES

    SBC: ANATRACE, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE STUDY OF OCEAN PROCESSES SUCH AS MINERAL DISSOLUTION, ION SPECIATION AND REDOX EQUILIBRIA AS WELL AS EFFLUENT AND POLLUTION MONITORING REQUIRE ACCURATE AND PRECISE MEASUREMENTS OF BOTH MAJOR AND MINOR CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS. ALTHOUGH SPECTROPHOTOMETRY AND FLAME PHOTOMETRY HAVE BEEN USED FOR SEA WATER ANALYSIS, POTENTIONMETRY WITH ION-SELECTIVE ELECTRODES IS THE MOST COMMON-METHODOLOGY, PARTICUL ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of Commerce
  3. MILLIMETER WAVE ANTENNA

    SBC: Millitech Corp.            Topic: N/A

    MILLITECH PROPOSES TO DESIGN A COMPACT OFFSET CASSEGRAIN ANTENNA SYSTEM TO BE USED AT A WAVELENGTH OF 8 MM FOR CLOUD RESEARCH. THE SYSTEM WILL BE DESIGNED TO GIVE THE LOWSIDELOBE LEVELS CHARACTERISTIC OF AN OFFSET REFLECTOR WHILE GIVING POLARIZATION ISOLATION BETTER THAN 20 DB. THE TRADE-OFF BETWEEN HIGH POLARIZATION ISOLATION AND COMPACT SIZE WILL BE RESOLVED BY USING A GAUSSIAN OPTICS LENS ANTEN ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of Commerce
  4. WORKLOAD ASSESSMENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE OPTIMIZATION OF DATA LINK CONTROLLER

    SBC: NTI, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE MODE S DATA LINK UNDER DEVELOPMENT BY THE FAA IS AN ESSENTIAL UPGRADE TO THE EXISTING AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL (ATC) SYSTEM. IN ORDER TO INSURE THE IMPROVEMENTS IN SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY OF ATC SERVICES MEDIATED BY THIS DATA LINK, IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO ASSESS ITS EFFECTS ON THE WORKLOAD AND PERFORMANCE CAPABILITIES OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS. CONSEQUENTLY, IN PHASE I, NTI INCORPORATED WILL DEVELOP ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of Transportation
  5. NETWORK OF LEARNING SYSTEMS FOR AIR TRAFFIC PLANNING AND CONTROL A PILOT STUDY WILL INVESTIGATE HOW TO PLAN, SCHEDULE & CON-

    SBC: Patrick Consult Inc            Topic: N/A

    CONTROL AIR TRAFFIC UTILIZING A NETWORK OF EXPERT LEARNING SUBSYSTEMS. THE SYSTEM, WITH SIMULATIONS, WILL DEMONSTRATE PROBLEM SOLUTIONS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION FOR FUTURE RESEARCH EVALUATION, IMPLEMENTATIONS, AND COST. THE R & D IS GUIDED BY DR. ED PATRICK'S 28 YEARS OF PIONEER-ING WORK IN PATTERN RECOGNITION, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, ANPRODUCT R & D OF LEARNING SYSTEMS MORE GENERAL THAN CONVEN- TIO ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Transportation
  6. NDI OF COMPOSITE STRUCTURAL MATERIALS BY GAMMA SCATTER SENSING

    SBC: Spire Corporation            Topic: N/A

    WITHOUT EFFECTIVE NONDESTRUCTIVE INSPECTION (NDI) MENTHODS, STRUCTURES EMPLOYING COMPOSITE MATERIALS MUST RELY ON LARGE DESIGN MARGINS OF SFETY AND EXPENSIVE INDIVIDUAL COMPONENT PROOF TESTING. OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED PHASE I RESEARCH IS TO REMEDY THIS WITH GAMMA RAY SCATTERING COUNTING, A FORMOF RADIOMETRY WIDELY USED TO MEASURE THICKNESS AND COMPOSI- TION OF EMPHASIS ON DEVELOPING A PORTABLE S ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Transportation
  7. MULTIPHASIC CONTROLLED RELEASE FOR CATTLE REPRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

    SBC: CAMBRIDGE SCIENTIFIC, INC.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Agriculture
  8. LOW-COST CERAMIC MEMBRANES FOR FOOD PROCESSING

    SBC: Ceramem Corporation            Topic: N/A

    CERAMIC MEMBRANES ARE RAPIDLY EMERGING AS A NEW TECHNOLOGY IN MEMBRANE SEPARATIONS. HOWEVER, COMMERCIALLY-AVAILABLE DEVICES HAVE HIGH COSTS RELATIVE TO POLYMERIC MEMBRANES, TYPICALLY FIVE TO TEN TIMES HIGHER. THE TECHNOLOGY TO BE DEVELOPED EMPLOYS A UNIQUE APPROACH TO CERAMIC MEMBRANE MODULE DESIGN. THE MODULE CONCEPT SHOULD RESULT IN PRODUCTION OF CERAMIC MEMBRANES WITH A COST LESS THAN THOSE FOR ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of Agriculture
  9. FACILITATED HARVESTING OF CHESTNUTS

    SBC: Empire Chestnut Company            Topic: N/A

    CHINESE CHESTNUTS HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR GREATLY EXPENDED COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION IN THE U.S.A. LOCALLY PRODUCED CHEST NUTS COULD REPLACED IMPORTED CHESTNUTS IN THE MARKETPLACE AS WELL AS EXPLOIT NEW MARKETS. ONE BARRIER TO COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION IS LACK OF HARVEST TECHNOLOGY. WE PROPOSE DETERMINING EFFICACY AND COSTS OF 2 HARVESTING METHODS: 1) ALLOWING RIPE CHESTNUTS TO NATURALLY FALL ONTO TARPS PL ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of Agriculture
  10. DETECTION OF ERYTHROMYCIN IN ANIMAL-DERIVED PRODUCTS

    SBC: Hybrivet Systems Inc            Topic: N/A

    A NEW, RAPID AND SENSITIVE TEST METHOD FOR THE DETECTION OF ERYTHROMYCIN IN ANIMAL-DERIVED PRODUCTS SUCH AS MILK AND MEAT WILL BE DEVELOPED BASED ON IMMUNOASSAY METHODOLOGY. DIRECTED SYNTHETIC TECHNIQUES WILL BE USED TO PREPARE THE IMMUNOGENS NECESSARY TO DEVELOP ANTIBODIES, BOTH MONOCLONAL AND CONVENTIONAL, WITH THE BROADEST RECOGNITION FOR ALL DRUGS IN THE MACROLIDE CLASS OF ANTIBIOTICS AS WELL ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of Agriculture

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