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  1. NEURAL NETWORK APPLICATIONS FOR CLOUD-TRACK WIND DETERMINATION

    SBC: ATMOSPHERIC & ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    WE PROPOSE TO APPLY ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS TO THE DERIVATION OF CLOUD MOTION VECTORS FROM SATELLITE IMAGERY. IN PHASE I, WE WILL CONCENTRATE ON USING A NEURAL NETWORK IN THE FIRST STEP IN THE DERIVATIO OF CLOUD MOTION VECTORS, THE HEIGHT ASSIGNMENT AND TARGET SELECTION. THE NEURAL NETWORK COMBINES, AT EACH IMAGE PIXEL, BRIGHTNESS IN DIFFERENT CHANNELS TO DETERMINE CLOUD TYPE AND LEVEL (I.E., L ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Commerce
  2. CHARACTERIZATION OF CONCRETE CONDITION USING ACOUSTIC TOMOGRAPHIC IMAGING

    SBC: Atkinson-noland Assoc. Inc.            Topic: N/A

    RESIDUAL LIFETIME EVALUATION OF EXISTING NUCLEAR FACILITIES REQUIRES DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING CONDITION OF CONTAINMENT AND SUPPORT STRUCTURES. CURRENT NONDESTRUCTIVE METHODS FOR SUBSURFACE EVALUATION OF REINFORCED CONCRETE USE COMPLEX EQUIPMENT AND RELY HEAVILY ON INTERPRETATION BY THE OPERATOR. A RESEARCH EFFORT IS PROPOSED TO EXAMINE THE USE OF COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHIC IMAGING FOR LOCATING ...

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  3. ADVANCED SYSTEM FOR MINEHUNTING AND OCEANOGRAPHIC REMOTE SENSING

    SBC: Atlantic Applied Research Corp            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Commerce
  4. PARALLEL METHODS FOR THE SCHROEDINGER EQUATION

    SBC: Aware, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    WE WILL DEVELOP WAVELET-BASED DOMAIN DECOMPOSITION PROCEDURES FOR THE SOLUTION OF THE INITIAL VALUE PROBLEM FOR THE SCHROEDINGER EQUATION ON MULTIDIMENSIONAL SPATIAL DOMAINS. ACCURATE AND PRACTICAL NUMERICAL CALCULATIONS WOULD BE OF GREAT USE IN THE IMPLEMENTATION AND EXTENSION OF THE BORN-OPPENHEIMER PROCEDURE. BEING BOTH COMPACTLY SUPPORTED AND ORTHOGONAL, WAVELETS COMBINE THE ADVANTAGES OF FINI ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Commerce
  5. THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW COST MANUFACTURING PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF HIGH QUALITY TITANIUM SURGICAL IMPLANT COMPONENTS

    SBC: DYNAMET TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: N/A

    ADVANCES IN TITANIUM ALLOY POWDER METALLURGY (P/M), UTILIZING HIGH PURITY STARTING POWDERS, HAVE RESULTED IN STATIC AND DYNAMIC MECHANICAL PROPERTIES COMPARABLE TO WROUGHT TITANIUM ALLOYS. THE DEVELOPMENTS OVERCOME EARLIER LIMITATIONS IN FATIGUE RESISTANCE WHICH RESTRICTED P/M TITANIUM USAGE FROM THE DEMANDING REQUIREMENTS OF SURGICAL IMPLANTS. DUE TO THE INHERENT ECONOMIES OF P/M PROCESSES, P/M T ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Commerce
  6. DEVELOPMENT OF A BUOY-MOUNTED CO2 ANALYZER

    SBC: Endeco/ysi, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    PRECISE MEASUREMENTS ON CO2 UPTAKE BY THE OCEANS ARE NEEDED IN ORDER TO INCREASE OUR CURRENT UNDERSTANDING OF THE GLOBAL CO2 CYCLE, AND DORMULATE INTELLIGENT CO2 MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES. WE PROPOSE TO MONITOR THE CO2 PARTIAL PRESSURE DIFFERENTIAL AT THE AIR-SEA INTERFACE BY DEVELOPING A BUOY-MOUNTED CO2 ANALYZER. OCEAN BUOYS ARE USED FOR PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHIC AND METEOROLOGICAL MEASUREMENTS, AND TO ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Commerce
  7. A NEW METHODOLOGY FOR FAULT DETECTION OBSERVRS IN VAV SYSTEMS

    SBC: GENSYM CORP.            Topic: N/A

    EQUIPMENT INSTALLED IN BUILDINGS FOR HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY COMPLEX. OPERATION WITH CONFLICTING GOALS IS GETTING MORE DIFFICULT. METHODS ARE NEEDED TO SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE THE REAL-TIME DETECTION AND DIAGNOSIS OF FAULTS IN BUILDING EQUIPMENT. CURRENT APPROACHED TO SOLVING THIS PROBLEM DO NOT WORK WELL IN NONLINEAR SYSTEMS SUCH AS VAV, AND CAN GIVE INCO ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Commerce
  8. FULL CONFORMANCE TEST SUITE FOR CGM: 1992/AMD. 1 MODEL PROFILE

    SBC: Henderson Software Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Commerce
  9. ARCHITECTURAL CAD-BASED TOPOLOGICAL MODELS FOR FIRE HAZARD ANALYSES

    SBC: Lorron Corp.            Topic: N/A

    THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL RESULT IN A LOGICAL DESIGN OF A CAD-BASED TOPOLOGICAL BUILDING MODELING SYSTEM TO FACILITATE THE ORGANIZATION OF, AND ACCESS TO, BUILDING GRAPHIC AND ALPHA-NUMERIC DATA REQUIRED FOR FIRE HAZARD ANALYSES USING NIST AND OTHER FIRE EFFECTS CODES. THE PROPOSED SYSTEM PROVIDES (1) A MEANS OF CONVERTING CAD FLOOR PLANS TO A TOPOLOGICAL (AND ANALYTIC) BUILDING MODEL; (2) AN EXT ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Commerce
  10. TASK NETWORK MODELING OF HUMAN OPERATIONS IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT CONTROL ROOMS

    SBC: Micro Analysis & Design Inc            Topic: N/A

    THE PURPOSE OF THIS EFFORT IS TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF AND, HOPEFULLY, VALIDATE THE USE OF TASK NETWORK MODELING TOSTUDY HUMAN FACTORS IN THE CONTROL ROOM. TASK NETWORK MODELING EXTENDS A HUMAN ENGINEERING TASK ANALYSIS INTO A COMPUTER MODEL. WE PROPOSE THAT PERTURBING THE INDIVIDUAL TASKS IN A TASK NETWORK MODEL IN A MANNER PREDICTED FROM CONTROL ROOM DESIGN CHANGES, TASK AUTOMATION, OR THE CO ...

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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