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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 June, 2020.

  1. High Fidelity Modeling of Building Collapse with Realistic Visualization of Resulting Damage and Debris

    SBC: Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.            Topic: DTRA082005

    The proposed Phase II effort investigates innovative finite element formulations, alternative structural modeling procedures and modern parallel computational strategies to improve the computational performance of high fidelity simulation software for modeling the progressive collapse behavior of blast damaged buildings. Its goal is to reduce the time required to compute and visualize high fideli ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. Computer Adaptive Triarchic Assessment and Instructional Activities for Early Childhood

    SBC: Children's Progress            Topic: N/A

    The Computer Adaptive Triarchic Assessment and Instructional Activities for Early Childhood will be used with Children’s Progress core product. This software would identify gifted children in Pre-K to second grade through computer adaptive methods to measure children’s unique ability profiles in the areas of analytic, practical, and creative abilities. The software will enhance the con ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  3. Improved Spectral Control in Rule-Based Hybrid Text-To-Speech Synthesis for the Production of Natural-Sounding and Mimetic Voices

    SBC: SYNFONICA LLC            Topic: N/A

    This project demonstrates the feasibility of a novel text-to-speech synthesis system that provides individuals with speech impairments with a selection of more natural-sounding and individualized voices. Through a spectral envelope (SE)-based synthesis technique to be integrated with NovaSpeech’s hybrid synthesis system the project provides improved control over the spectral cues to voice qu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  4. REDUCED-COST CLOSED-CAPTIONING CONSUMER DECODERS FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED

    SBC: Eeg Enterprises, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE CLOSED-CAPTIONING CONSUMER DECODERS (TELE-CAPTION I&II) ARE HIGHLY DEVELOPED UNITS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE IN QUANTITY PRODUCTION. TELE-CAPTION II HAS BEEN MARKETED AT ABOUT $200RETAIL. COST REDUCTION FOR A REPLACEMENT DECODER WILL REQUIRE COST REDUCTIONS IN EACH OF THE SUB-UNIT COMPONENTS SUCH AS TUNER, IF-DEMODULATOR, IN THE DECODER CIRCUITS AND UL APPROVALS AS WELL. THE USE OF A CONSUMER/VIDEO ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 Department of Education
  5. A MODULAR APPROACH TO CUSTOMIZED SYNTHETIC VOICES FOR THE NON-SPEAKING

    SBC: Eloquent Technology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Education
  6. Advanced Prediction Methods for Augmentative Communication

    SBC: ENKIDU RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices can provide an effective avenue of communication for individuals with communicative disabilities. A core component of many AAC systems is dynamic word prediction, in which a list of probable words is autonomously generated and presented for immediate user selection. Current word prediction systems employ algorithms which do not take full a ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of Education
  7. COMPUTER SYSTEM SOFTWARE FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS FOR DISABLED PERSONS

    SBC: Hazencraft Inc            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROJECT SURVEYS 50 DISABLED PERSONS FOR WHAT INFORMATION IS NEEDED IN A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER (H.C.P.) DATA BASE. HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS INCLUDE VENDORS, AGENCIES AND INSTITUTIONS, AND REHABILITATIVE CENTERS WHICH SERVICE DISABLED PERSONS. RESPONSES TO THE SURVEY WILL HELP DETERMINE THE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OF THE DATA BASE. TWENTY-FIVE HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS WILL BE REQUESTED TO PROVIDE INFORM ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Education
  8. Early Math Intervention Program for Improved Comprehension and Communication in Problem Solving for Students with Learning Disabilities.

    SBC: Leanimation, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Learnimation will design, build and validate a universally-designed early math and science intervention gesture training program for pre-school through early middle school students with learning disabilities (lds), their teachers and caregivers.  Existing neuroscience and disability research demonstrates the effectiveness of gesture as an intervention strategy for students with lds.  Thi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Education
  9. AN IMPROVED HEAD SCANNER USING AN ADVANCED TEXT-RECOGNITION ALGORITHM TO IMPROVE PORTABILITY AND PERFORMANCE

    SBC: Intellisys, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO DEVELOP AN IMPROVED READER FOR PRINTED TEXT. THE PRESENT STANDARD IN THIS FIELD IS THE KURZWEIL READING MACHINE. THIS MACHINE HAS SEVERAL DISADVANTAGES, MOST NOTABLY ITS PHYSICAL SIZE AND WEIGHT, ITS COST, AND ITS POOR PERFORMANCE WITH CERTAIN SPECIALIZED TYPES OF FORMATS AND FONTS (E.G., CHEMICAL JOURNALS AND FADED PRINT ON DAMAGED PAPER). IT IS PROPOSED HERE TO ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 Department of Education
  10. Literacy Engagement and Achievement Passport

    SBC: Knowledge Athletes, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    We propose to develop a web based educational software platform (Literacy Engagement and Achievement Passport or LEAP) that can be used by students to support higher levels of literacy engagement and achievement among adolescents,in traditional middle school and high school classes as well as other educational settings.

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Education
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