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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. "MAGLEV OPTICAL DETECTION OF OBSTACLES (MODO)"

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

    THE REALIZATION OF SAFE, HIGH-SPEED MAGLEV OR STEEL WHEEL GROUND TRANSPORTATION WILL REQUIRE A RELIABLE SYSTEM TO DETECT OBSTACLES IN THE GUIDEWAY AT A CONSIDERABLE DISTANCE. REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE ALL-WEATHER OPERATION, DAY TIME AND NIGHT TIME OPERATION, AND THE DETECTION OF OBSTACLES AROUND THE GUIDEWAY CURVE (NOT IN LINE OF SIGHT). IN ADDITION THE SYSTEM MUST BE SAFE FOR PASSENGERS ON THE TRAIN, ...

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Department of Transportation
  2. HYBRID METHOD FOR ASSESSMENT OF COGNITIVE REHEARSAL PROFICIENCY MAINTENANCE.

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    WE PROPOSE TO IDENTIFY THE EFFECT OF COGNITIVE REHEARSAL ON REGAINING AND MAINTAINING FLYING SKILLS. BY COGNITIVE REHEARSAL (CR) WE MEAN ACTIVITIES PERFORMED BY THE FAA INSPECTOR DURING FLIGHT PROFICIENCY CHECKS SUCH AS CHECKLIST VERIFICATION, VERIFICATION OF ABNORMAL PROCEDURE EXECUTION, AND THE LIKE. PRECISE DATA ABOUT THE TYPES OF SKILLS MAINTAINED VIA CR, THE RATE OF DECAY OF THE SKILLS NOT MA ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Transportation
  3. AEROSOL CONCENTRATION BY SPACE CHARGE ATOMIZING ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATOR

    SBC: David Gordon Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    FAA AVIATION SECURITY HAS EXPRESSED A NEED FOR TECHNOLOGIES TO PROVIDE INCREASED SENSITIVITY/RESPONSE TO AIRBORNE FORMS OF EXPLOSIVES. THE TECHNOLOGIES ASSOCIATED WITH SPACE CHARGE ATOMIZING ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATION (SCAEP) HAVE CAPABILITIES IN CONCENTRATING THE CONTAMINANTS IN LARGE VOLUMES OF AIR INTO SMALL VOLUMES OF LIQUID WITH INCREASED DETECTION CAPABILITY. AN R & D PROGRAM TO DEFINE CAPT ...

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Department of Transportation
  4. HIGH-SPEED SWITCHES FOR MAGLEV VEHICLES

    SBC: FOSTER-MILLER, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP SWITCHES CAPABLE OF RAPID OPERATION AT MAXIMUM VEHICLE SPEEDS FOR MAGLEV SYSTEMS WITH DIFFICULT TOPOLOGIES. MAGLEV SYSTEMS REQUIRE SWITCHES CAPABLE OF ENABLING ENTRY AND EXIT FROM THE MAIN GUIDEWAY AT HIGH SPEED (UP TO 134 M/S) I ORDER TO MAINTAIN GUIDEWAY CAPACITY. SOME VEHICLE/GUIDEWAY CONFIGURATIONS ARE NOT WELL SUITED TO IMPLEMENTING A HIGH SPEED SWI ...

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Department of Transportation
  5. FIBER OPTIC BASED SENSOR SYSTEMS FOR TURBINE ENGINES

    SBC: Optra, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    OPTRA PROPOSES TO DEVELOP AN INNOVATIVE SET OF FIBER OPTIC SENSORS SUITABLE FOR USE IN MONITORING COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT TURBINE ENGINES. THE SENSOR SYSTEM WILL UTILIZE A COMMON ELECTRO-OPTIC TRANSMITTER/RECEIVER/SIGNAL PROCESSOR (EO MODULE) AND FIBER OPTIC LINK. THREE DIFFERENT SENSOR HEADS WILL BE DEMONSTRATED WHICH WILL MEASURE ACOUSTIC ENVIRONMENT/PRESSURE, VIBRATION, AND TEMPERATURE. THE SENSOR ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Transportation
  6. TRANSIT INFORMATION DECISION SUPPORT ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS STUDY

    SBC: Viggen Corp.on            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Transportation
  7. NEW RARE EARTH ALUMINATE SCINTILLATORS FOR GAMMA-RAY DETECTION

    SBC: Alem Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    DETECTION OF WEAPONRY AND OTHER HAZARDS IS AN UNFORTUNATE BUT NECESSARY FACTOR IN MODERN TRANSPORTATION ENVIRONMENT. FOR INANIMATE OBJECTS, ONE PARTICULARLY ATTRACTIVE TECHNIQUE IS GAMMARAY DETECTION. IRRADIATION WITH A HIGH-ENERGY SOURCE, SUCH AS A NEUTRON EMITTER, CAUSES ELEMENTS IN THE OBJECT TO EMIT GAMMA RAYS. EACH ELEMENT HAS ITS OWN CHARACTERISTIC RADIATION SIGNATURE, WHICH CAN BE USED TO D ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Transportation
  8. ACTIVE COMPONENTS FOR A LARGE-SCALE WATER DEMINERALIZATION

    SBC: Apogee Corp.            Topic: N/A

    APOGEE CORPORATION IS ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM OF DEVELOPING A PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF POTABLE WATER AT SUFFICIENTLY HIGH CAPACITY AND LOW COST TO BE SUITABLE IN FARM PRODUCTION. WE HAVE CONCEIVED OF AN INNOVATIVE DESALINATION PROCESS NAMES ECS ABD PROVIDED A PROOF OF CONCEPT AND DEMONSTRATED TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING A PRACTICAL DEVICE. THIS DEVICE WILL BE OPERATING IN A DYNAMIC MOD ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Agriculture
  9. AN AGRICULTURALLY BASED NON-TOXIC ANTIFOULING PAINT

    SBC: Cape Cod Research            Topic: N/A

    A WATER-BONE, CELLULOSIC BASED FORMULATION IS PROPOSED WHICH PROMISES TO SIGNIFICANTLY ADVANCE THE STATE OF THE ART OF NON-TOXIC ANTIFOULING PAINTS. THE NOVEL COMPOSITION CONTAINS NO TOXIC INGREDIENTS, NOR ANY VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOC). THE PROPOSED TECHNOLOGY IS ALSO ATTRACTIVE SINCE IT INVOLVES ONLY ENVIRONMENTALLY BENIGN COMPONENTS, WILL BE EASY TO APPLY, AND WILL BE OF LOW COST.

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Department of Agriculture
  10. LOW TECHNOLOGY, OUTDOOR CULTIVATION OF MUSHROOMS: MODEL FOR THE SOUTHEREASTERN U.S.

    SBC: Chicory Farm            Topic: N/A

    TWO SPECIES OF EDIBLE MUSHROOMS WILL BE GROWN OUTDOORS ON A VARIETY OF AGRICULTURAL WASTE PRODUCTS WHICH COME FROM MAJOR LOCAL CROPS: RICE, SUGAR CANE AND COTTON. ABANDONED FARM EQUIPMENT WILL BE CONVERTED AND USED AS PASTEURIZATION EQUIPMENT FOR STERILIZATION OF THE SUBSTRATE. LOW COST METHODS OF SPAWN INOCULATION WILL BE DEVELOPED AND TESTED. MANUALS AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR TEACHING SIMPLIF ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Agriculture

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