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  1. Formaldehyde and Hydrogen Peroxide Instrument for Flight Based Measurements

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 8314

    Hydrogen peroxide formation represents a loss of gas phase HOx and results in the transfer of atmospheric oxidative capacity to the liquid phase. Measurements of formaldehyde and H2O2 are vital to fully elucidate the atmospheric mechanisms associated with ozone formation and the formation of inorganic and secondary organic aerosol throughout the atmosphere. Tunable infrared differential absorpti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Commerce
  2. Concurrent Clarification and Biological Nitrification/Denitrification in a Single Floating Bead Bioclarifier to Simplify Nitrogen Management in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems

    SBC: AQUACULTURE SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.            Topic: 816

    Commercial-scale marine aquaculture has the potential to balance the increasing demand for high-quality seafood products with the harvest capacity of our nation¿s oceans. However, water reuse in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) is limited by the accumulation of nitrate (NO3), which is toxic to many species in high concentrations. Therefore, NO3 removal by denitrification presents a press ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Commerce
  3. Predictive Modeling of Solar Insolation in the Marine Environment for Solar Power System Applications

    SBC: Irradiance, Inc.            Topic: 831

    We aim to develop analytic tools and instruments to improve performance predictions for photovoltaic power systems on buoys. Using these capabilities, we can design more powerful and reliable power systems and provide NDBC more power to operate offshore data buoys and serve the Nation with enhanced observations of the marine environment. Present day buoy power systems are feasible because they u ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Commerce
  4. Nutrient Sensor for Observing Systems

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: 814

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) will design an optical sensor to provide a cost-effective and ruggedized solution to the detection of nutrient loading for long deployment periods in the ocean environment. The proposed sensor is based on an existing instrument that has been already been developed and has demonstrated the usefulness of using optical methods to determine the nitrate, nitrite, bisulfide ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Commerce
  5. Submersible In-Situ Grain Sizing Device

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: 8114

    A novel, miniaturized optical sensor for in-situ monitoring of underwater sediment grain size is described. This device employs light scattering measurement techniques previously developed by Physical Sciences, Inc. (PSI) for the U.S. Navy in a compact, powerful tool for acquiring quantitative information on particle size. Combining this innovative, miniature and inexpensive technology with unde ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Commerce
  6. Low-Cost Wave Data Buoys for Offshore Monitoring

    SBC: PLANNING SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 837

    Ocean waves are well-known to be the most hazardous of ocean environmental conditions affecting vessel operations. The vast majority of incidents responded to by the U.S. Coast Guard, injuries and fatalities, and damage to or sinking of vessels (particularly small craft) are wave-related. Recognizing the considerable spatial and temporal variability of waves in coastal areas, research will desig ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Commerce
  7. Operational Scanning Radar Altimeter for Real-Time Reporting of Directional Ocean Wave Spectra

    SBC: PROSENSING, INC.            Topic: 8317

    This Phase I SBIR Proposal describes design concepts for a solid-state scanning radar altimeter suitable for operational measurement of ocean wave spectra from hurricane reconnaissance aircraft. A compact, solid-state radar design is proposed, suitable for operation from a wing pod, mounted on a P-3 or C-130 aircraft. Using a high compression ratio linear FM chirp waveform, the proposed design c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Commerce
  8. Affordable Microwave Salinity Sensor for Near-Shore Platforms

    SBC: PROSENSING, INC.            Topic: 835

    This Phase I SBIR proposal describes the development of a low-cost microwave salinity sensor specifically designed for single point sea surface salinity (SSS) measurements from a buoy, ship or ocean tower. Existing airborne L-band radiometers developed by our company and others have demonstrated the practicality of mapping SSS from airborne platforms. These complex radiometers employ multi-beam ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Commerce
  9. A High Resolution Airborne Atmospheric Boundary Layer and Surface Wind Field Imager for the NOAA WP-3D Aircraft

    SBC: REMOTE SENSING SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: 8316

    High resolution, continuous monitoring of the lower boundary layer wind field and ocean surface wind field within tropical cyclones is required to improve intensity forecasting. This proposed Phase I effort will focus on realizing an operational airborne imaging Doppler radar capable of providing these winds with 15-meter vertical resolution from a minimum of 5000 feet to, and including, the ocea ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Commerce
  10. Wireless Brake Shoe Force Measurement System

    SBC: Mide Technology Corporation            Topic: N/A

    In line with the DOT's desire to encourage the development of a wireless brake shoe force measurement system, Mide will use its extensive experience on loadcell design, energy power-harvesting and wireless data transmission to develop an accurate system for the self-powered, wireless measurement of brake shoe forces on Railroad freight cars. Piezo or coil/magnet proof mass devices will harvest vi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Transportation

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