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  1. INTENSIFIED BISTABLE OPTICAL DEVICE

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

    OPTICAL COMPUTERS ARE RECOGNIZED AS POTENTIALLY USEFUL ELEMENTS IN THEQUEST TO MEET THE INTENSE BATTLE MANAGEMENT COMPUTATIONAL REQUIREMENTSOF STRATEGIC DEFENSE. CURRENTLY, OPTICAL COMPUTERS ARE GREATLY LIMITED IN PERFORMANCE BECAUSE NO EXISTING NONLINEAR LIGHT MODULATION DEVICE SIMULTANEOUSLY OFFERS FAST OPTICAL SWITCHING WITH THRESHOLD HIGH GAMMA, HIGH SPATIAL BANDWIDTH, LOW POWER DISSIPATION, O ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. MICROCRYSTALLITE TITANIUM DISULFIDE CATHODES FOR PULSE POWER

    SBC: COVALENT ASSOC., INC.            Topic: N/A

    RECHARGEABLE POWER SOURCES POSSESSING HIGH ENERGY DENSITIES, BRIEF BUTREPETITIVE HIGH CURRENT OUTPUTS, AND THOUSANDS OF DUTY CYCLES ARE REQUIRED FOR STRATEGIC DEFENSE SYSTEMS. TO ADDRESS THESE NEEDS, HIGH SURFACE AREA, THIN FILM CATHODES ARE BEING FABRICATED FOR AMBIENT TEMPERATURE LITHIUM BATTERIES. THESE CATHODES FEATURE AN ARRAY OF APPROXIMATELY L MICROMETER MICROCRYSTALLITE TIS2 PLATES ORIENTE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. FAST ELECTROCHROMIC SWITCHING FOR OPTICAL HARDENING APPLICATIONS

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

    A PROGRAM TO DEVELOP ELECTROCHROMIC DEVICES CAPABLE OF FAST TRANSMISSIVE TO REFLECTIVE OPTICAL SWITCHING IS PROPOSED. THESE DEVICES WOULD BE USED FOR OPTICAL HARDENING IN THE WAVELENGTH RANGE FROM 0.615 MICROMWTERS. OPTICAL SWITCHING ELEMENTS BASED ON SINGLE CRYSTAL LAYERS OR EPITAXIAL FILMS OF THE METAL DICHALOCOGENIDES ZRS(2) AND HF(2) WOULD BE DEVELOPED. WE PROPOSE TO INTERCALATE SINGLE CRYSTAL ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. HIGH RESOLUTION HIGH SPEED BISTABLE OPTICAL DEVICE FOR OPTICAL COMPUTING APPLICATIONS

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

    OPTICAL COMPUTERS ARE RECOGNIZED AS POTENTIALLY USEFUL ELEMENTS IN THE QUEST TO MEET THE INTENSE BATTLE MANAGEMENT COMPUTATIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE SDI PROGRAM. CURRENTLY, OPTICAL COMPUTERS ARE GREATLY LIMITED IN PERFORMANCE BECAUSE NO EXISTING NONLINEAR LIGHT MODULATION DEVICE SIMULTANEOUSLY OFFERS FAST OPTICAL SWITCHING WITH HIGH GAMMA (THRESHOLD), HIGH SPATIAL BANDWIDTH, LOW POWER DISSIPATION, ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. DUAL SUSCEPTOR ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION FOR PRODUCTION OF HETEROSTRUCTURE MATERIALS

    SBC: Kopin Corporation            Topic: N/A

    A PRODUCTION ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION REACTOR IS BEINGDESIGNED CAPABLE OF DEPOSITING UNIFORM AND ABRUPT LAYERS OF GAAS AND ALGAAS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF HETEROSTRUCTURE DEVICES. THESE INCLUDE HIGH ELECTRON MOBILITY STRUCTURES FOR BOTH DIGITAL AND MONOLITHIC MICROWAVE INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, AS WELL AS QUANTUM WELL STRUCTURES FOR OPTICAL COMMUNICATION. THIS DESIGN IS ANTICIPATED TO ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. DEPOSITION OR INP ON SI SUBSTRATES FOR MONOLITHIC INTEGRATION OF ADVANCED ELECTRONICS

    SBC: Spire Corporation            Topic: N/A

    A PROCESS IS BEING DEVELOPED FOR THE HETEROEPITAXIAL GROWTH OF INP ON SILICON SUBSTRATES BY METALORGANIC CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION. DUE TO ITS ELECTRON SATURATED DRIFT VELOCITY AND RADIATION RESISTANCE, INP ISAN EXCELLENT MATERIAL FOR USE IN HIGH SPEED ELECTRON DEVICES AND SPACEAPPLICATIONS. SILICON IS AN OPTIMAL SUBSTRATE MATERIAL DUE TO THE AVAILABILITY OF HIGH PURITY, LARGE AREA, LOW COST WAFER ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. SURFACE MORPHOLOGY OF SILICON ON INSULATOR FILMS PREPARED BY ZONE-MELTING RECRYSTALLIZATION

    SBC: Kopin Corporation            Topic: N/A

    RESEARCH IS DIRECTED AT TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE SURFACE MORPHOLOGY IN SILICON ON INSULATOR (SOI) WAFERS PREPARED BY ZONE MELTING RECRYSTALLIZATION (ZMR). THE THREE AREAS OF PRIMARY IMPORTANCE IN IMPROVING THE SURFACE MORPHOLOGY OF ZMR PROCESSED WAFERS ARE: SLIP, BOW AND WARP, AND SURFACE SMOOTHNESS. SLIP IS CAUSED BY THERMALLY INDUCED STRESS THAT RESULTS FROM THE TEMPERATURE GRADIENT IN THE MELT ZON ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. ENHANCING SWINE PROFITABILITY WITH A MULTI-FARM FINANCIAL/BIOLOGIC DATABASE

    SBC: Swine Graphics Inc.            Topic: N/A

    SWINE PRODUCERS AND SWINE INDUSTRY CONSULTANTS MUST DETERMINE WHAT AREAS OF SWINE PRODUCTION ARE LEAST EFFICIENT ECONOMICALLY IN ORDER TO REGAIN PROFITABILITY. BYDEVELOPING AN INTEGRATED, DETAILED FINANCIAL/BIOLOGIC DATABASE, SWINE PRODUCERS WILL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE INEFFICIENCIES IN THEIR OWN BUSINESSES THROUGH ANALYSIS OF THEIR DATA, AND THEY WILL BE ABLE TO PLAN THE MOST EFFECTIVE SOLUTION BY ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of Agriculture
  9. 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
  10. A USER-FRIENDLY VOICE INTERACTIVE LEARNING AID FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH HANDICAPS (VILAH)

    SBC: Technology International Incorporated of Virginia            Topic: N/A

    MANY INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES WOULD BENEFIT FROM IMPROVED METHODS FOR VOICE INPUT INTO, AND VOICE OUTPUT FROM, MICROCOMPUTERS. THE ADVANTAGES OF COMPUTERIZED VOICE OUTPUT FROM PRINTED MATERIAL FOR BLIND OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS IS OBVIOUS. VERY OFTEN, INDIVIDUALS WITH LANGUAGE-LEARNING DISABILITIES FALL INTO THIS CATEGORY. THEADVANTAGES OF SYNTHESIZED SPEECH IS OBVIOUS FOR INDIVIDUALS ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of Education

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