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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. VLSI DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AN IMAGE SEGMENTATION ALGORITHMS

    SBC: BONNEVILLE SCIENTIFIC, INC.            Topic: N/A

    IMAGE SEGMENTATION IS A CRUCIAL STEP IN IMAGE ANALYSIS AND IS REQUIRED BEFORE ANY HIGH-LEVEL SYMBOLIC MANIPULATION CAN BE DONE USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TECHNIQUES. THE OVERALL OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO CARRY OUT VERY LARGESCALE INTEGRATION (VLSI) DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF IMAGE SEGMENTATION ALGORITHMS USEFUL FOR ANALYZING INDUSTRIAL, BIOMEDICAL AND MILITARY IMAGES. DURING PHASE I ONE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 National Science Foundation
  2. HIGH DENSITY TACTILE SENSOR ARRAYS FOR CURVED SURFACES ON FINGER SEGMENTS AND TIPS

    SBC: BONNEVILLE SCIENTIFIC, INC.            Topic: N/A

    HIGH DENSITY TACTILE SENSOR ARRAYS BASED UPON ULTRASONIC PULSE-ECHO RANGING WILL BE DEVELOPED TO COVER CURVED SURFACES OF A DEXTEROUS ROBOTIC HAND. AN ARRAY OF TRANSDUCERS GENERATE ULTRASONIC PULSES WHICH TRAVERSE AN OVERLYING ELASTOMER SHEET AND ARE REFLECTED AT ITS UPPER SURFACE AND RETURN TO THE TRANSDUCERS. A MEASUREMENT OF THE TIME-OF-FLIGHT CORRESPONDS TO THE THICKNESS OF THE SHEET. WHEN THE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 National Science Foundation
  3. SBIR Phase II: Innovative And Cost-Effective Process for Net-Shape Microfabrication of Ceramic Components

    SBC: Technology Holding, LLC            Topic: N/A

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop a ceramic hydrogen fuel appliance (CHFA) using ceramic microreactor modules (CMMs) using a low-cost, net-shape manufacturing process, and a new material, that was developed in the Phase I project. The new material developed was demonstrated to have excellent capability for cost-effective microfabri ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 National Science Foundation
  4. SBIR Phase II: Innovative And Cost-Effective Process for Net-Shape Microfabrication of Ceramic Components

    SBC: Technology Holding, LLC            Topic: N/A

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop a ceramic hydrogen fuel appliance (CHFA) using ceramic microreactor modules (CMMs) using a low-cost, net-shape manufacturing process, and a new material, that was developed in the Phase I project. The new material developed was demonstrated to have excellent capability for cost-effective microfabri ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Science Foundation
  5. SBIR Phase I: STAR, Surveyor Telescope for Atmospheric Research

    SBC: Cygnus Innovations & Scientific Research            Topic: N/A

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is intended to demonstrate Surveyor Telescope for Atmospheric Research (STAR) as a viable real-time nighttime ozone monitor. STAR is reaching fruition as an atmospheric extinction monitor in support of other optical instrumentation. STAR can also be used for direct data collection by using the extinction properties of absorption lines and ban ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Science Foundation
  6. SBIR Phase I: The Natural Tag (TNT)

    SBC: DataFlow/Alaska, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is focused on automating the identification of individual fish while eliminating mutilation. The project, named TNT ("the natural tag"), is directed at developing a new fisheries management tool using the latest image processing/pattern recognition technology, and it is based on the knowledge that natural marks on animals, specificall ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Science Foundation
  7. A NONCONTACT WATER STAGE MEASURING INSTRUMENT

    SBC: DESIGN, ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    THE MEASUREMENT OF STAGE IN STREAMS AND MONITORING WELLS IS OF PRIME IMPORTANCE IN ESTIMATING STREAM DISCHARGE AND LEVELOF GROUND WATER. STAGE IS THE HEIGHT, IN FEET, OF THE SURFACE OF THE WATER ABOVE AN ARBITRARY DATUM. DESIGN ANALYSIS ASSOCIATES, INC., PROPOSES TO EXPERIMENT WITH NONCONTRACT SENSING TO MEASURE DISTANCE TO THE SURFACE OF WATER. THE OBJECTIVE IS TO DESIGN A SOLID-STATE INSTRUMENT ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 National Science Foundation
  8. SBIR Phase I: New Heat Flow Sensor Development for High Throughput Microcalorimeters

    SBC: Energetic Genomics Corporation            Topic: N/A

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will yield a new heat flow or differential temperature sensing technology that will fundamentally improve micro-calorimeters and other instruments that depend on temperature measurement or control. The activity will complete the detailed design and fabrication of a new type of heat flow sensor having 10 to 100 times greater sensitivity than ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 National Science Foundation
  9. DEVELOPMENT OF FLOW/STERIC FIELD-FLOW FRACTIONATION AS A ROUTINE PROCESS CONTROL METHOD

    SBC: Fffractionation, Llc.            Topic: N/A

    FLOW/STERIC FIELD-FLOW FRACTIONATION (FLOW/STFFF) IS A RECENTLY DEVELOPED HIGH SPEED METHOD WITH EXTRAORDINARY ABILITIES TO SEPARATE PARTICULATE MATERIALS WITH DIAMETERS ROUGHLY IN THE 1-100 UM RANGE. THE OBJECT OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO EXAMINE THE POTENTIAL OF CONVERTING THIS RESEARCH FINDING INTO A FAST AND RELIABLE PRACTICAL TOOL FOR INDUSTRIAL PROCESS CONTROL. THIS METHOD WILL BE STUDIED FOR ITS ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 National Science Foundation
  10. MICROSTRUCTURAL CONTROL IN SILVER-TIN OXIDE CONTACTS

    SBC: Gbma Inc            Topic: N/A

    MATERIALS WITH MULTICOMPONENT ULTRAFINE MICROSTRUCTURES ARE OF INCREASING INTEREST FOR USE IN CERMETS AND METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES. THIS PROPOSAL SUGGESTS A NEW APPROACH TO ULTRAFINE MICROSTRUCTURES AND TO A NOVEL PROCESS FOR THEIR PREPARATION. THE PROCESS INVOLVES ELECTROLESS PLATING OF A METAL ON COLLOIDAL NUCLEI. SILVER-TIN OXIDE FOR USE IN ELECTRICAL CONTACTS IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE KIND OF PRODUC ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 National Science Foundation
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