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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. LARGE SCALE SYSTEM RELIABILITY EVALUATION

    SBC: Carlsen & Fink Associates            Topic: N/A

    WHILE THE NATION'S ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL WELL-BEING CONTINUES TO BECOME INCREASINGLY DEPENDENT ON THE NATION'S ELECTRIC ENERGY SYSTEMS, CONTINUED RELIABLE PERFORMANCE OF THOSE SYSTEMS MUST BE MAINTAINED DESPITE INCREASING FINANCIAL AND OPERATING CONSTRAINTS. THE TASK OF MAINTAINING ACCEPTABLE LEVELS OF RELIABILITY IS MADE INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT BY THE LACK OF ANALYTICAL TOOLS FOR RELIABILITY EVALUAT ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 National Science Foundation
  6. POWER SYSTEM STATIC SECURITY CONTROL

    SBC: Carlsen & Fink Associates            Topic: N/A

    SECURITY CONTROL OF POWER SYSTEMS INVOLVES THE MONITORING OFTHE SYSTEM STATE, THE EVALUATION OF SYSTEM VULNERABILITY TO POTENTIAL DISTURBANCES, AND CONTROL ACTION CALCULATED TO CONSTRAIN THAT VULNERABILITY TO AN ACCEPTABLE LOW VALUE. BECAUSE OF THE PERVASIVE UNCERTAINTIES IN THIS PROBLEM, SECURITY CONTROL IN PRACTICE HAS BEEN RESTRICTED TO EMPIRICAL, SOMETIMES INTUITIVE PROCEDURES, SUPPORTED AT BE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 National Science Foundation
  7. DEVELOPMENT OF A CATALYTIC INFRARED COOKING GAS BURNER

    SBC: Catalytic Energy Corp            Topic: N/A

    CONVENTIONAL GAS-FIRED COOKING RANGES HAVE LOW OVERALL THERMAL COOKING EFFICIENCY, WASTING APPROXIMATELY HALF OF THE COMBUSTION ENERGY. FURTHER, COOKING IMPLEMENTS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS A MAJOR SOURCE OF THE INDOOR AIR POLLUTANTS NO2 AND CO. THE PURPOSE OF THE RESEARCH PROPOSEDHEREIN IS TO CONSTRUCT A WORKING PROTOTYPE OF A CATALYTIC INFRARED GAS BURNER SUITABLE FOR COMMERCIAL AND DOMESTIC COOKI ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 National Science Foundation
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. A PERSONALIST APPROACH TO ESTIMATING POPULATIONS OF INSTITUTIONS APPLIED TO MARKET RESEARCH

    SBC: Decision Science Associates            Topic: N/A

    WHEN A BUSINESSMAN OR OTHER DECISION MAKER NEEDS AN ESTIMATE (SAY, OF SALES OF A NEW INDUSTRIAL PRODUCT), AND HEHAS ACCESS TO RICH AND VARIED INFORMATION, BUT LIMITED RESOURCES HE NORMALLY MAKES HEAVY USE OF JUDGEMENT IN HIS ENQUIRY. PERSONALIST (BAYESIAN) STATISTICS PROVIDES A LOGICAL FRAMEWORK TO GUIDE THE USE OF SUCH JUDGMENT, IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY SAMPLE OR OTHER DATA. IN PARTICULAR, IT PROD ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 National Science Foundation
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