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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. A Computational Tool for Simulating Hydrodynamic Behavior of Multiple Vessels in a Harbor

    SBC: DYNAFLOW, INC            Topic: N/A

    The hydrodynamic characteristics of a vessel are affected in restricted waters by the proximity of nearby moving or moored vessels. Interactions can result in large motions, potential collisions and significant loads on nearby structures, banks, and sediments. In Phase 1, we developed and demonstrated feasibility of a PC-Based numerical code for the prediction of the hydrodynamics of multiple vess ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of Commerce
  2. Development of a PC-Based Multi-Ship Maneuvering Simulator for Improving Navigation Traffic Within Ports and Harbors

    SBC: DYNAFLOW, INC            Topic: N/A

    The potential for accidents in harbors increases with traffic density. Collisions with other ships or natural obstacles are caused by reduced reaction time in an unexpected situation. We propose to develop a PCWindows based ship simulator, which will be able to simulate multi-ship dynamics in restricted water, in the presence of waves, wind, currents, and obstacles. General topography, channel con ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of Commerce
  3. Multiresolution Raster Chart Image Digitization and Compression

    SBC: GMA INDUSTRIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The proposed research focuses on achieving significant gains in the ability to compress the information contained within raster images of nautical charts in such a manner that aids the characterization and acquisition of metadata pertaining to individual chart features. Present NOAA electronic nautical charts, which consist of raster images that are inherently difficult to compress without loss of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of Commerce
  4. Raster to Vector GIS Chart Conversion Through Lossless Compression

    SBC: GMA INDUSTRIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The proposed effort utilizes the by-product of an existing lossless compression process for digitized raster GIS charts as the basis for vector conversion. This process uses mutiple resolutions of the raster image to recognize and extract text, symbol, contour, and color data while preserving the original chart features. These data are stored as objects in an electronic database optimized for data ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of Commerce
  5. A Real-time Demonstration of the Smart Flow System

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

    Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) proposes to further the development of NIST's Smart Space technology and demonstrate that the integrated system facilitates the interaction of persons with limited abilities in a meeting room environment. Such a demonstration will serve to simulate interest in applying Smart Space technology in real world interaction. Two individuals enter the meeting room laptop ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of Commerce
  6. Magnetic Methods for On-Line Non-Destructive Mechanical property Measurement

    SBC: Magnetronix Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A pressing challenge in automotive, aerospace, and other manufacturing industry is the ability to measure the mechanical properties of formed metal and alloy components on a part-by-part basis. We propose to develop a non-destructive testing system suitable for rapid on-line measurement of critical mechanical properties of steel parts as they are being produced. Our approach is based on measuremen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of Commerce
  7. Observing Station Metadata System

    SBC: MAYUR TECHNOLOGIES            Topic: N/A

    Mayur Tech demonstrated a prototype web based system for submitting and storing observational station metadata for NOAA NWS programs during phase 1. We propose to develop this prototype into a complete metadata operational system leading to the development of commercial tools in phase 2. Mayur Tech plans to enhance the current CSSA metadata system, and add new functionality to NWS and FAA sites. T ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of Commerce
  8. Low-cost Automated Aerosol Lidar for Air Ouality Assessment and Prediction

    SBC: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Oceanit will demonstrate the feasibility of a compact, lightweight, eye-safe lidar suitable for aerosol gradient detection. The system will be based on an erbium fiber laser operating at 1.55:m, currently being developed at Oceanit as part of 3D scanning ceilometer. The laser can operate at greater power than other systems using non-eye-safe wavelengths thus eliminating many of the problems associ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of Commerce
  9. An Unstructured Mesh Adaptation Algorithm for Ship Interaction Simulations

    SBC: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The dynamics of ships interacting with other ships and with harbor structures and boundaries is a difficult computational fluid dynamics (CFD) problem for several reasons: geometric complexity, modeling of the free surface, and large Reynolds numbers involved. The proposed research will employ several approaches and techniques to simplify the problem to a manageable level while maintaining modelin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of Commerce
  10. A Micro-Electroformed Cross Capacitor (MECC)


    Utilizing new hard, etch resistant photoresists derived from epoxy formulations such as SU-8 to serve as the mold for electroless metaldeposition for MEMS electroforming techniques, a fully micro-miniaturized cross capacitor can be realized. A Micro-Electroformed Cross Capacitor (MECC) is built by electroforming high aspect metals atop the substrate. A Phase 1 effort would model MECC performance, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of Commerce

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