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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. INSTRUMENT TO MEASURE CONTACT VELOCITY IN SIDE IMPACT TESTS

    SBC: Failure Analysis Associates            Topic: N/A

    OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN VEHICULAR SIDE IMPACT CRASHES IS AN IMPORTANT THEME OF THE '90S FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, FOR AUTOMAKERS, AND FOR INDEPENDENT RESEARCHERS. DEVELOPMENT OF OCCUPANT PROTECTION METHODS REQUIRES ACCURATE MEASUREMENT OF CONTACT VELOCITY IN SIDE IMPACT TESTS. MICROWAVE INTERFEROMETRY (MI) IS PROPOSED AS A MEANS TO MEASURE DOOR/OCCUPANT VELOCITIES IN SIDE IMPACT TESTS. ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Transportation
  2. MARKETING AND ENGINEERING ANALYSIS OF SPVD APPLICATIONS

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

    KVH INDUSTRIES PROPOSES TO THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATE BOTH CONVENTIONAL AND INNOVATIVE USES FOR THE SELF POWERED VEHICLE DETECTOR (SPVD) AND TO MODIFY THE EXISTING DESIGN, IF REQUIRED, TO MEET THE SPECIFICATIONS OF THE NEW APPLICATIONS. THE OVERALL GOAL OF THE PROPOSED SBIR PHASE IEFFORT CAN BE SUBDIVIDED INTO THREE FUNDAMENTAL OBJECTIVES: RESEARCH INTO THE VARIOUS APPLICATIONS OF SPVD TECHNOLOGY AND ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Transportation
  3. DEVELOPMENT OF AN OCCUPANT RESTRAINT DEVICE FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS ON SCHOOL BUSES

    SBC: Simula, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    AN INCREASING NUMBER OR WHEELCHAIR-BOUND STUDENTS ARE ATTENDING PUBLIC SCHOOLS, A PROCESS KNOWN AS "MANINSTREAMING". CONSEQUENTLY, PROTECTING THESE STUDENTS IN THE EVENT OF A SCHOOL BUS COLLISION IS A SIGNIFICANT SAFETY ISSUE. EXISTING RESTRAINT SYSTEMS TEND TO FOCUS ON RESTRAINING THE WHEELCHAIR RATHER THAN THE OCCUPANT. DISCUSSED IN THIS PROPOSAL IS A SYSTEM TO PROTECT A WHEELCHAIR STUDENT INVOL ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Transportation
  4. A NEW DIAGNOSTIC TEST FOR SWINE DYSENTERY

    SBC: Arizona Biotechnology Corp.            Topic: N/A

    SWINE DYSENTERY (SD) HAS BEEN ESTIMATED TO COST SWINE PRODUCERS IN EXCESS OF 130 MILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY, AND IS QUARANTINABLE IN MOST STATES. CONFIRMATION OF THE DISEASE IS BASED ON THE DETECTION OF THE BACTERIA, TREPONEMAHYODYSENTERIAE, FROM THE FECES OF INFECTED PIGS. THE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ASSAY IS TIME CONSUMING, LACKS SENSITIVITY, AND IN MANY CASES REQUIRES AN EXPERIENCED TECHNICIAN FOR AN ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Agriculture
  5. WOOD FIRED, AIR CHARGED, ROSS-STERLING 3KW SYSTEM

    SBC: General Pneumatics Corp            Topic: N/A

    DEVELOPMENT IS PROPOSED OF A RELIABLE, QUIET, COMPACT ENGINETO UTILIZE WASTE WOOD FOR RURAL ON-SITE POWER GENERATION FORDOMESTIC, AGRICULTURAL, AND FORESTRY USES. APPLICATIONS WOULD INCLUDE COGENERATION OF RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICITY AND HEATING, AND POWER FOR WATER PUMPING, BATTERY CHARGING, AND WORK-SITE LIGHTING AND EQUIPMENT. THE PROPOSED ENGINE IS ANAMBIENT-AIR-CHARGED STIRLING ENGINE INCORPORATI ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Agriculture
  6. ADAPTATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF HYPERCARD/VIDEODISK TECHNOLOGIES TO FACILITATE INDIVIDUALIZED MULTISENSORY LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

    SBC: The Tuckerman Group Inc            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROJECT EXAMINES THE ABILITY OF A COMPUTER BASED LEARNING AID TO ADAPT TO THE INDIVIDUAL, LEARNING DISABLED CHILD BY CHANGING THE MANNER IN WHICH IT PRESENTS SUBJECT MATTER. THE ABILITY OF COMPUTER BASED SYSTEMS TO QUICKLY ADAPT, WITHLITTLE OR NO EXTERNAL INSTRUCTION, TO DIFFERING SITUATIONS, OFFERS CONSIDERABLE PROMISE FOR THE LEARNING DISABLED. THESE CHILDREN TYPICALLY REQUIRE HIGHLY PERSON ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Education
  7. INVESTIGATION OF THE ADVANTAGES OF A MANIPULATIVE-BASED APPROACH TO THE TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS TO THE DEAF

    SBC: Thomas A Garland Company Inc            Topic: N/A

    THE EDUCATION OF THE DEAF AND HEARING IMPAIRED IS LIMITED BYTHE EFFECTIVENESS OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN TEACHER AND STUDENT. THE LEARNING PROCESS FOR THE DEAF TYPICALLY REQUIRES A HIGH LEVEL OF REPETITION AND RESTATEMENT TO ACCOMPLISH AND VERIFY MEANINGFUL COMMUNICATION. IN MOST SUBJECT AREAS, LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION LIMITATIONS CONTROL THE PACE AND EFFECTIVENESS OF EDUCATING THE DEAF. IN MATHEM ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Education
  8. A NATURAL GAS LIQUEFIER FOR VEHICLE FUEL

    SBC: General Pneumatics Corp            Topic: N/A

    A GENERAL USE CRYOREFRIGERATOR WILL BE DEVELOPED DURING PHASE I FOR LIQUEFYING NATURAL GAS TO FUEL PRIVATE AND COMMERCIAL VEHICLES. THE LIQUEFIER IS A NOVEL ARRANGEMENT OF AN AIR-CHARGED STIRLING SYSTEM THAT CAN BE CONFIGURED IN EITHER AN ELECTRICALLY POWERED OR A NATURAL-GAS-POWERED VERSION. THE LIQUEFIER SYSTEM INCORPORATES SEVERAL INNOVATIVE FEATURES TO ACHIEVE A RUGGED, COMPACT ARRANGEMENT WIT ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Energy
  9. BORONATED NITROIMIDAZOLES FOR NEUTRON CAPTURE THERAPY

    SBC: Karkinos Biochem Inc            Topic: N/A

    BORON NEUTRON CAPTURE THERAPY (BNCT) USING THE (10)B(N, ALPHA)(7) LI REACTION OFFERS PROMISE AS A METHOD FOR SELECTIVE INTERNAL IRRADIATION OF TUMORS. (10)B-SUBSTITUTED AMINO ACIDS, NUCLEOSIDES, AND ANTIBODIES HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED TO TARGET TUMORS. RECENTLY, EXCITING DATA HAS BEEN GENERATED WITH BORONATED PORPHYRINS AND CAGED DODECABORANE SULFHYDRYL COMPOUNDS AS BNCT AGENTS. SINCE EFFECTIVE BNCT MA ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Energy
  10. CERAMIC COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR PYROMETALLURGICAL REPROCESSING

    SBC: ATS-MER, LLC            Topic: N/A

    THE MATERIALS REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PYROMETALLURGICAL REPROCESSING OF SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL ARE QUITE DEMANDING. IN FACT, CURRENTLY AVAILABLE MATERIALS LIMIT PYROMETALLURGICAL REPROCESSING. INNOVATIVE CERAMIC COMPOSITES OFFER THE OPPORTUNITY TO OVERCOME CURRENT MATERIALS LIMITATIONS AND PROVIDE NONREACTIVE AND NONWETTABLE CONTAINERS TO MOLTEN AND/OR VAPORIZED METALS AND SALTS FOR PYROMETALLURGICAL REP ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Energy

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