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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 3-D Machine Tool Error Modeling System

    SBC: AUTOMATED PRECISION INC.            Topic: N/A

    In response to the increasing demand for better understanding of the manufacturing processes and the machining systems, a new testing standard--ASME B5.54 and a family of new testing instruments have been developed for evaluating the performances of a variety of CNC machining centers. Because of the advancement and versatility of the new instruments, test data are being collected at a much higher ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  2. A Broadly Tunable Ultrashort Pulse IR OPO Pumped by a Mode-Locked

    SBC: SCIENCE & ENGINEERING ASSOC., INC.            Topic: N/A

    We propose to develop an innovative, compact ultrafast high brightness laser source, broadly tunable in the infrared for vibrationally-resolved infrared microscopy and other applications. By passive Kerr lens mode-locking of a novel diode-pumped tunable Cr:LiSAF laser, 100fs pulses will be generated at 100 MHZ repetition rate with an average power of 1W. An optical parametric oscillator (OPO) pump ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  3. A High Sensitivity, High Resolution Imaging Detector for Alpha Particles

    SBC: NewTek            Topic: N/A

    The storage photostimulable phosphor (SPP) technique has been demonstrated to be sensitive to ionization radiation. It is especially suited for detecting alpha particles since the efficiency is practically 100%. In addition to being able to quantify total ionization deposited in a SPP sensor, it also captures the radiation source distribution information in a digital image which can be readily ana ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  4. Autonomous Agents for Distributed Problem Solving, Planning and Control

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

    Intelligent Automation, Incorporated is developing a new innovative approach to concurrent product-process development. The resulting system will also allow integrated development of production planning and scheduling, including external supplier integration. Our approach is based on the paradigm of autonomous agents. The work herein proposed focuses on improvements and extensions to the "Intel ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of Commerce
  5. Compact Photoconductive-Based Sampling System with Electronic Sampling

    SBC: OptoElectric            Topic: N/A

    Critical issues associated with the design of a rugged, compact "real time" sampling system using photoconductive switches as the signal generator and sample will be investigated. The design concept is based upon an optoelectronic equivalent time sampling principle developed by the Principal Investigator. It involves first the phase locking of the temporal waveform to be measured to the optical pu ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  6. Composing Security Policies

    SBC: VDG, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The research proposed herein in intended to solve two problems, namely (1) to define a specification framework for access control policies that enables policy composition for both centralized and distributed systems in a precise and systematic manner, and (2) to explore the impact of different security architectures on policy composition. Although most commercial systems support applications that ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  7. Development of a Low-Cost Optical Based Probe for Detection of Red-Tide

    SBC: Apprise Technologies Inc            Topic: N/A

    Algal toxins can cause mass mortality of wild and farmed fish, contaminate shellfish beds and cause human illnesses from consumption of these products. Dinoflagellates are widely recognized to be the primary algae associated with toxic red tide blooms. Once established, harmful algal blooms typically are mono-specific. The bio-optical "fingerprint" of the bloom, related to the specific pigment com ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  8. Development of a Sweating Thermal Conductive Performance Apparatus for

    SBC: HUGHES ASSOC., INC.            Topic: N/A

    Fire fighter burn injuries continue to be a frequent problem despite significant advances in protective clothing. A reason for this is the buildup of moisture in fire fighting garments as a result of sweating or fire fighting activities. This buildup of moisture increases the heat transfer through the garment and can result in scald burn injuries as the water is quickly heated. Currently, there is ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  9. Intelink Automatic Link Generation

    SBC: ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    Although many tools have been developed to aid the conversion of pre-existing documents from proprietary work processor formats to HTML for access via the World Wide Web and related Intranet documentation access systems, such as the Intelligence Community's Intelink system, few tools exist to aid the automatic discovery and implementation of hypertext links between related documents. This proposal ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  10. Particle Beam Mass Spectrometer for Detecting and Sizing Sub-0.1 m

    SBC: MicroTherm, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The Small Business Innovation Research Phase 1 project will improve the practical utility of a new approach for detecting and sizing sub-0.1 m particles in vacuum processes used in semiconductor manufacturing. Particle contamination during the processing of silicon wafers is a major source of yield loss in semiconductor manufacturing. Current generation laser scattering monitors are not sensitive ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce

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