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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. STUDY OF SHOCK WAVE PROPAGATION AND PHASED-ARRAY FOCUSING FOR LITHOTRIPSY

    SBC: Applied Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THIS PHASE I EFFORT WILL APPLY THEORETICAL METHODS BASED PRINCIPALLY ON CAGNIARD'S FORMALISM (PREVIOUSLY INCORPORATED BY US INTO OUR POWERFUL SWREF CODE), TO THE PROPAGATION AND FOCUSING, IN BOTH REFLECTIVE AND PHASED-ARRAY EQUIPMENT, OF SHOCK-WAVES PRODUCED BY UNDERWATER SPARKS. THE OBJECTIVE IS TO INVESTIGATE AND PROVIDE DESIGN DATA FOR LITHOTRIPSY EQUIPMENT IN WHICH FOCUSED SHOCK WAVES ARE USED ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 National Science Foundation
  2. VARIABLE MODE SHAPE HIGH-FREQUENCY FORCE-BALANCE

    SBC: Applied Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE SERVICEABILITY LIMIT STATE ASSOCIATED WITH OCCUPANT COMFORT UNDER WIND INDUCED LATERAL AND TORSIONAL MOTION IS BECOMING AN INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION IN THE DESIGN OF TALL BUILDINGS. IN SOME INSTANCES, STRUCTURAL MODIFICATIONS REQUIRED TO PRODUCE ACCEPTABLE PREDICTED RESPONSE CHARACTERISTICS CAN COST HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OR EVEN MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. WITH THESE KINDS OF CO ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 National Science Foundation
  3. "HIGH PERFORMANCE SIGNAL PROCESSING"

    SBC: The Athena Group, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING (DSP) INDUSTRY SUPPLIES ESSENTIAL TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGY TO A HOST OF DEFENSE AND CIVILIAN END-USERS. DSP PRODUCTS ARE FOUND IN MANY FIELDS INCLUDING COMMUNICATIONS, AUDIO, VIDEO, AUTOMATION, GEOPHYSICAL, MEDICAL, AND RADAR/SONAR APPLICATIONS. HOWEVER, MANY CRITICALLY IMPORTANT PROBLEMS CANNOT BE SERVEDBY THIS INDUSTRY DUE TO CURRENT COMPUTATIONAL LIMITATIONS OFDSP HARD ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 National Science Foundation
  4. ACTIVELY CONTROLLED GAS BEARINGS

    SBC: Burton Technologies Inc            Topic: N/A

    RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT WILL BE CARRIED OUT TO PROVIDE PROTOTYPE, ACTIVELY CONTROLLED GAS BEARINGS FOR PRECISION MOVEMENT IN INSTRUMENTS AND MACHINE TOOLS. THIS WILL DRAW UPON PRELIMINARY WORK ON (1) FABRICATION, (2) DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF THE BEARING AND SUPPORTED MASS, (3) PIEZOELECTRIC VALVING AND PIEZOELECTRIC DISPLACEMENT OF THE BEARING SURFACE, AND (4) THE ADAPTATION OF A MICROPROCESSOR TO SER ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 National Science Foundation
  5. AN ALTERNATE MATERIAL FOR CONSTRUCTION OF SHELL PADS TO ESTABLISH OYSTER SEED BEDS AND COMMERCIAL REEFS

    SBC: Continental Shelf Assocs Inc.            Topic: N/A

    RESEARCH ON AN ALTERNATE MATERIAL, ANHYDRITE CALCIUM SULFATE, FOR USE AS CULTCH IN CONSTRUCTING SEED BEDS AND ARTIFICIAL OYSTER REEFS IS HEREIN PROPOSED. GIVEN THE FACTS THAT OYSTER PRODUCTION IN THE UNITED STATES HAS DECLINED GREATLY SINCE 1908 AND THAT NATURAL OYSTERSHELL IS SCARCE AND EXPENSIVE, MOTIVATION FOR USE OF THIS ALTERNATE MATERIAL AS CULTCH INCLUDES ITS CONTINUOUS PRODUCTION, LOW COST ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 National Science Foundation
  6. GLOBAL CONVERGENCE PROCESSING OF STEROSCOPIC IMAGES

    SBC: Coprocessor Corporation            Topic: N/A

    THIS EFFORT WILL INVESTIGATE A THREE DIMENSIONAL VIDEO DISPLAY SYSTEM. THE SYSTEM WILL NOT REQUIRE VIEWING APPARATUS (SPECIAL GLASSES, ETC.) AND IS COMPATIBLE WITH EXISTING TV SYSTEMS. IT WILL USE A BASIC STEREOSCOPIC 3D TECHNIQUE DEVELOPED SEVERAL YEARS AGO, BUT THE NEW SYSTEM WILL INCORPORATE UNIQUE IMAGE PROCESSING THAT CORRECTS DEFECTS OTHERWISE INHERENT IN ALL SYSTEMS THAT DISPLAY STEREOSCOPI ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 National Science Foundation
  7. CARRAGEENAN IMMOBILIZATION OF GLUCOSE ISOMERASE

    SBC: Escagenetics Corp.            Topic: N/A

    IMMOBILIZED FORMS OF ENZYMES HAVE OUTSTANDING PROMISE AS INDUSTRIAL CATALYSTS TO MAKE OR MODIFY PRODUCTS; AND ADVANCES IN IMMOBILIZED ENZYME TECHNOLOGY CAN HAVE A MAJOR ECONOMIC IMPACT ON THE PRODUCTION OF FOODS AND OTHER MATERIALS. ENZYME TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP, INC. IS DESIGNING THE DEVELOPING UNIQUE CARRAGEENAN-BASED SUPPORTS FOR IMMOBILIZED ENZYMES. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DESIG ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 National Science Foundation
  8. FLAW DETECTION, SIZING AND LOCATION BY DIFFERENTIAL GAMMA SCATTERING SPECTRUM TECHNIQUE

    SBC: Florida Nuclear Associates Inc            Topic: N/A

    THE PROGRAM PROPOSED HEREIN INVOLVES ANALYTICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH TO CAREFULLY EVALUATE AND FURTHER DEVELOP THE DIFFERENTIAL GAMMA SCATTERING TECHNIQUE FOR ACCURATE NON-INVASIVE DETERMINATION OF VOIDS, CRACKS, FLAWS IN MATERIALS AND THE DEFECTS SIZING AND LOCATION CAPABILITIES OF THIS METHOD. THIS NEW DEVICE, WHICH WE HAVE TERMED "DIFFERENTIAL GAMMA SCATTERING SPECTRUM PROBE (DGSSP)," IS B ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 National Science Foundation
  9. WAVE EQUATION IMAGING OF OFFSET VSP DATA

    SBC: Geoquest International Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A PROPOSED METHOD FOR GENERATING AN IMAGE IN DEPTH OF A GEOLOGIC CROSS-SECTION FROM OFFSET VERTICAL SEISMIC PROFILE (VSP) DATA WILL BE TESTED AND EVALUATED. THE PROPOSED METHOD USES WAVE EQUATION MIGRATION TECHNOLOGY COUPLED WITH A NEW IMAGING METHOD TO GENERATE THE IMAGE. THIS ELIMINATESTHE NEED FOR RAY TRACING AND ALLOWS FOR MORE COMPLEX VELOCITY MODELS THAN DO PRESENT METHODS. THE METHOD WILL B ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 National Science Foundation
  10. MULTI-ROBOT CONTROL FOR FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS

    SBC: Knowledge Systems Corp.            Topic: N/A

    THE PROPOSED WORK WOULD RESULT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SUPERVISORY CONTROL SYSTEM FOR FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS (FMS) IN GENERAL, AND COOPERATING MULTI-ROBOT SYSTEMS IN PARTICULAR. THIS SYSTEM, TO BE REFERRED TO AS ANACTIVITY CONTROLLER (AC), WILL BE ORGANIZED IN A HIERARCHICAL STRUCTURE WHERE THE LEVELS OF THE HIERARCHY CORRESPOND TO THE DIFFERENT DECISION TYPES NECESSARY TO CONTROL A FMS. A ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 National Science Foundation
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