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  1. VALIDATION & TESTING OF THE VAM2D COMPUTER CODE

    SBC: Hydrogeologic Inc.            Topic: N/A

    SEVERAL STATES ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING MUCH-NEEDED NEW LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE DISPOSAL SITES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE POLICY ACT OF 1980. ANY NEW COMMERCIALREQUIREMENT THAT A SITE BE CAPABLE OF BEING MODELED AND THATITS PERFORMANCE BE ASSURED FOR 500 YEARS. FOR MOST SITES, THE HYDROGEOLOGICAL AND RADIONUCLIDE TRANSPORT CHARACTERIS- TICS OF THE UNSATURATED ZONE ARE MAJOR FACT ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  2. SPATIAL KNOWLEDGE BASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR CHARTING AND MAPPING

    SBC: Spatial Data Sciences Inc            Topic: N/A

    TO SUPPORT THE APPLICATION OF INCREASING AMOUNTS OF DIGITAL MAPPING AND CHARTING DATA SETS, SYSTEMS MUST BE CREATED TO REPRESENT GEOGRAPHIC AND CARTOGRAPHIC INFORMATION. THESE SYSTEMS MUST HAVE THE ABILITY TO MODEL HIGH-LEVEL INFORMATION WHILE INTEGRATING LOW-LEVEL GEOGRAPHIC FEATURE AND CARTOGRAPHIC PROCESS INFORMATION AND TO RUN IN A MICRO-COMPUTER ENVIRONMENT. OBJECT-ORIENTED DATA BASE MODELS A ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Commerce
  3. LASER INCISION FOR MECHANICAL REINFORCEMENT OF WOOD-BASED COMPOSITE MATERIAL

    SBC: American Research Corporation of Virginia            Topic: N/A

    DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SCIENCE AND ADHESION AND ADHESIVE BOND- ING HAVE LET TO INCREASED EFFICIENCY IN THE USE OF FOREST PRODUCTS. HOWEVER, TO IMPROVE THE PRODUCTIVITY OF FABRICA- TION OPERATIONS AND TO EXPAND THE USE OF WOOD-BASED MATERIALINTO APPLICATIONS IN WHICH IMPROVED SHEAR AND BENDING STRENGTH INCREASE RELIABILITY AND STRUCTURAL LIFE, IT IS NECESSAY TO INCREASE THE INTERLAMINAR BOND STRENGTH ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 Department of Agriculture
  4. AN INNOVATIVE COMPUTERIZED RURAL INFORMATION SYSTEM

    SBC: Republic Data Systems Inc            Topic: N/A

    LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS IN RURAL AREAS DO NOT HAVE EQUAL ACCESS TO INFORMATION ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. ASIDE FROM THE CATALOG OF FEDERAL DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE THERE IS NO STRUCTURED WAY IN WHICH TO FIND OUT ABOUT FUNDING FROM A VARIETY OF FEDERAL SOURCES. STATE AND PRIVATE SOURCES OF FUNDING ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY MEANINGFUL, ACCESSIBLE WAY. THE OBJECTIVE O ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Agriculture
  5. RESEARCH FEASIBILITY OF A PORTABLE, REAL-TIME STENOGRAPHIC DEVICE FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED

    SBC: Advanced Technical Concepts            Topic: N/A

    IT IS THE INTENT OF THIS PROJECT TO RESEARCH THE VARIOUS QUESTIONS REGARDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A STENOGRAPHIC DEVICECAPABLE OF INSTANTLY CONVERTING THE SPOKEN WORD INTO SOME TYPE OF VISUAL "TEXT" DISPLAY THAT WOULD BENEFIT THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE HEARING IMPAIRED. THE DEVICE SHOULD BE A PORTABLE, LIGHTWEIGHT, SELF-CONTAINED UNIT THAT COULD BE EASILY MOVED FROM ONE LOCATION TO ANOTHER AND SET UP FOR ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Education
  6. NEURAL NETWORK INTERFACE FOR UPPER EXTREMITY PROSTHESIS CONTROL

    SBC: American Research Corporation of Virginia            Topic: N/A

    A NATURAL FUNCTION PROSTHESIS INTERFACE FOR AMPUTEES AND VICTIMS OF UPPER EXTREMITY DYSFUNCTION CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED USING AN INTELLIGENT CONTROLLER TO INTERPRET THE AVAILABLE NEURAL SIGNAL DATA FOR CONTROL OF A ROBOTIC ARM. THE GOAL IS TO DEVELOP A SUFFICIENTLY SOPHISTICATED NATURAL FUNCTION INTERFACE WHICH USES NEURAL NETWORKS TO PROVIDE SIMULATED MUSCULAR CONTROL AND REFLEX. THE OBJECTIVES OF TH ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Education
  7. A MULTIMEDIA APPROACH TO TEACHING SCIENCE TO SPANISH-SPEAKING JR. HIGH STUDENTS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH-PROFICIENCY

    SBC: Icd Corp            Topic: N/A

    THIS RESEARCH PROJECT FOCUSES ON DESIGNING A PROGRAM THAT APPLIES MODERN PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF TESL, BILINGUAL EDUCATION, AND SECOND LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION TO TEACHING SPANISH-SPEAKING JR. HIGH SCHOOL LEP STUDENTS SCIENCE CONCEPTS IN THE CONTEXT OF AN INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA ENVIRONMENT. SUBJECT CONTENT, PEDAGOGICAL ISSUES, AND TECHNOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS ARE EXAMINED TO DETERMINE THE SCOPE OF ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Education
  8. A KNOWLEDGE-BASED TUTORING SYSTEM WITH STUDENT-DRIVER, GRAPHIC INTERFACE, FOR TEACHING ARABIC ON MICROCOMPUTER

    SBC: New Sage            Topic: N/A

    NEW SAGE WILL DEVELOP SOFTWARE THAT CAN TEACH BEGINNING ARABIC (AND PERSIAN) SKILLS. THE SYSTEM WILL BE A RESPONSIVE, STUDENT-DRIVEN, INTERACTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT USING MACINTOSH COMPUTERS. KEY TO THE DESIGN IS THE INTEGRATION OF SEVERAL KNOWLEDGE BASES INTO THE INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN: 1) A RICH (BUT NOT LARGE) DICTIONARY -- FOR KNOWLEDGE OF WORD MEANINGS, 2) LINGUISTIC RULES -- FOR GENERATION A ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Education
  9. A KEYBOARD/VOICE INTERFACE FOR USE OF AN ON-LINE LIBRARY SYSTEM BY THE VISUALLY HANDICAPPED

    SBC: Vatell Corporation            Topic: N/A

    TODAY BUSINESSES, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND FAMILIES ARE MORE THAN EVER DEPENDENT ON ACCESS TO MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF INFORMATION. THE "INFORMATION EXPLOSION" HAS RESULTED IN WIDESPREAD IMPLEMENTATION OF LARGE DATA BASES SUCH AS THE VIRGINIA TECH LIBRARY SYSTEM (VTLS). ACCESS TO THESE SYSTEMS HAS BECOME A VIRTUAL NECESSITY FOR THE VISUALLY HANDICAPPED. DEVELOPMENT OF A CONVENIENT, EASILY LEARNED KE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Education
  10. A PERSONAL COMPUTER CONTROLLER FOR MULTI-HANDICAPPED BLIND INDIVIDUALS

    SBC: WESTEST ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    PERSONAL COMPUTERS ARE NORMALLY CONTROLLED BY ENTERING DATA INTO A KEYBOARD AND MONITORING THE RESULTS ON A VIDEO TERMINAL. MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED CANNOTUSE KEYBOARDS AND VIDEO TERMINALS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR THE BLIND. EXISTING DEVICES WHICH HELP THE HANDICAPPED OVERCOMETHESE BARRIERS ARE EITHER SLOW AND CUMBERSOME OR USE CUSTOM SOFTWARE WHICH RESTRICTS THEIR USE. WESTEST ENGIN ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Education

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