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  1. FOR AGRICULTURE AND RANGE

    SBC: Earth Satellite Corpon            Topic: N/A

    NOAA AVHRR DATA HAS PROVIDED USEFUL QUALITATIVE INFORMATION IN AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY APPLICATIONS. QUANTITATIVE APPLICATIONS OF AVHRR ARE HOWEVER IN THEIR INFANCY. STUDIES BY EARTHSAT PERSONNEL HAVE SHOWN THAT FOR ONE YEAR IN ONE LOCATION CORN YIELD CAN BE QUANTITATIVELY RELATED TO AVHRR VEGETATION INDEX COUNT VALUES. THE PROPOSED STUDIES WILL EXAMINE FURTHER QUANTITATIVE APPLICATIONS OF AVHRR ...

    SBIR Phase I 1985 Department of Commerce
  2. NUCLEASE A IN BACILLUS SUBTILIS INTERACTIVE EXPERT EDITING SUBSYSTEM LOW-COST HRPT DIRECT READOUT STATION

    SBC: Genex Corpon            Topic: N/A

    BOVINE PANCREATIC RIBONUCLEASE A (RNASE A) IS A MODEL SYSTEMFOR ESTABLISHING RULES THAT GOVERN PROTEIN STABILITY AND FOLDING. BY LEARNING AND APPLYING THESE RULES, MORE ROBUST ENZYMES OF VARIOUS TYPES COULD BE DESIGNED FOR COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS. SYNTHESIS, CLONING AND EXPRESSION IN BACILLUSSUBTILIS OF A GENE ENCODING RNASE A WILL ALLOW FOR THE ECONOMICAL PRODUCTION OF VARIANT PROTEINS WHICH ARE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1986 Department of Commerce
  3. AUTOMATED USER FEEDBACK AND INFORMATION REQUEST DATABASE DEVELOPED FOR A PC

    SBC: Dvp, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    HISTORICALLY, DATABASE MANAGEMENT HAS BEEN A TASK FOR EXPERTS, AND DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (DBMS) HAVE RESIDEDLARGELY ON MAINFRAME COMPUTERS. TODAY, HOWEVER, WITH THE TREMENDOUS VARIETY OF USER-FRIENDLY SOFTWARE, THE POWER OF MICROCOMPUTER HARDWARE, AND THE STORAGE CAPACITY OF PERIPHERALS, MANY DATABASES INITIALLY ESTABLISHED ON MAINFRAME MAY NOW PRACTICALLY BE INSTALLED ON PERSONAL COMPUTERS. ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 Department of Commerce
  4. ADVANCED SCANNING TUNNELING MICROSCOPE

    SBC: R D Young Consultants Inc            Topic: N/A

    THE SCANNING TUNNELING MICROSCOPE IS AN EVOLVING INSTRUMENT FOR MICROTOPOGRAPHIC MAPPING AND CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF REFINED SURFACES WITH RESOLUTION ON THE ATOMIC SCALE. THE GOAL OF THIS CONTRACT IS TO PROVIDE A NEW AND INNOVATIVE DESIGN FOR THE STM, EXTENDING ITS FLEXIBILITY AND ACCURACY. MORE SPECIFICALLY, THE DESIGN GOALS ARE: 1) TO PROVIDE A COMPACT INSTRUMENT SUITABLE FOR VACUUM FLANGE MOUNTING ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 Department of Commerce
  5. SHALLOW WATER SONAR SYSTEM

    SBC: Ocean Systems Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    SPECIAL MILITARY NARROW BEAM ACOUSTIC PROJECTORS AND TRANSMISSION TECHNIQUES CAN BE EASILY ADAPTED FOR COMMERCIAL USE TO ENABLE FISHERMEN OR RESEARCHERS TO DETECT,LOCATE, AND QUANTIFY BIOLOGICAL TARGETS WITH VERY HIGH ACCURACY IN SHALLOW WATER. THE PROPOSED EFFORT WILL PROVIDE A METHOD FOR PRODUCING VERY NARROW ACOUSTIC BEAMS WITH VIRTUALLY NO SIDELOBES FROM A SMALL APERTURE PROJECTOR ARRAY. ALSO ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Commerce
  6. SYNTHESIS AND DEVELOPMENT OF BIODEGRADABLE ANTIFOUL MARINE COATINGS

    SBC: Mead Technologies Inc            Topic: N/A

    MEAD TECHNOLOGIES, INC. PROPOSES TO SYNTHESIZE FILM FORMING BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS, SPECIFICALLY A SERIES OF POLY ORGANOPHOSPHAZENES, TO SERVE AS PRIMARY VEHICLES FOR ANTIFOUL MARINE COATINGS. THE COATINGS ARE NON-METAL-CONTAINING FILMS WHICH WILL CONTROLLABLY REACT WITH SEA WATER AT THE DESIRED RATE TO CONTINUOUSLY PROVIDE A NEW SURFACE FOR FURTHER EROSION. THE PRODUCTS OF THE DEGRADATION WILL PR ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Commerce
  7. THIS PROPOSAL OUTLINES A SIMPLE YET ACCURATE APPROACH TO MEASURING THE POSITION AND ORIENTATION OF A ROBOT.

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROPOSAL OUTLINES A SIMPLE YET ACCURATE APPROACH TO MEASURING THE POSITION AND ORIENTATION OF A ROBOT. THE MECHANISM CAN BE USED TO MAKE BOTH STATIC AND DYNAMIC MEASUREMENTS. TWO VERSIONS OF THE DESIGN ARE PROPOSED; THE FIRST VERSION HAVING HIGH ACCURACY OVER A SMALL WORK VOLUME,AND THE SECOND VERSION HAVING LOWER ACCURACY OVER A WORK VOLUME WHICH WOULD ALLOW POSE MEASUREMENT OVER THE ENTIRE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1991 Department of Commerce
  8. NOAA WEATHER RADIO COVERAGE MAPPING SYSTEM

    SBC: MCCREARY RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE DISSEMINATION OF TIMELY WEATHER DATA IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT AS THE POPULATION DENSITY OF THE UNITED STATES INCREASES. AS THE SOLE GOVERNMENT OPERATED RADIO SYSTEM PROVIDING DIRECT WARNINGS TO PRIVATE HOMES, THENOAA WEATHER RADIO (NWR) SYSTEM IS CRITICAL FOR DISSEMINATING NATURAL DISASTER WARNINGS AND THE TIMELY DISSEMINATION OF WEATHER DATA. THE NEED FOR A LOW COST, REAL TIME COVER ...

    SBIR Phase I 1991 Department of Commerce
  9. SATELLITE OBSERVATIONS OF HIGH CLOUDS IN THE TROPICS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

    SBC: Mentor Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THREE ASPECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE INVOLVING VERY HIGH TROPICAL CLOUDS ARE: (1) WHETHER CHANGES IN HIGH CLOUD PARAMETERS LEAD TO POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE FEEDBACK IN CO2 EFFECTS ON CLIMATIC TEMPERATURE CHANGES; (2) DO CHANGES IN THE HEIGHTS OF CLOUD TOPS AND CLOUD AMOUNT, OR CLOUDS WHICH REACH TO THE TROPICAL TROPOPAUSE, AFFECT THE AMOUNT OFWATER VAPOR IN THE LOWER STRATOSPHERE AND INDIRECTLY THE ANTARCT ...

    SBIR Phase I 1991 Department of Commerce
  10. A SPATIO-TEMPORAL BACKPROPAGATION NEURAL NETWORK APPROACH TOFISHERY STOCK PREDICTION

    SBC: LNK CORP., INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO DESIGN AND BUILD A SYSTEM FOR FISHERY AND MARINE MAMMAL STOCK PREDICTION USING NONLINEAR SPATIO-TEMPORAL NEURAL NETWORK THEORY. WHILE THE CENTRAL ENGINE OF THE SYSTEM MAKES USE OFNONLINEAR NEURAL NETWORKS FOR PREDICTION, SEVERAL PERIPHERAL MODULES INCORPORATED IN THE DESIGN ASSIST THE USER IN EMPLOYING THE PREDICTOR FOR VARIOUS APPLICATIONS. IN PARTICUL ...

    SBIR Phase I 1992 Department of Commerce

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