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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 April, 2020.

  1. EFFECT OF AGING ON RESPONSE TIME OF NUCLEAR PLANT PRESSURE SENSORS

    SBC: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation            Topic: N/A

    PERIODIC RESPONSE TIME TESTING HAS BEEN PERFORMED FOR THE PAST TWELVE YEARS ON THE SAFETY SYSTEM PRESSURE SENSORS IN MANY NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS. HOWEVER, THE RESULTS OF THESE TESTS ARE NOT RELIABLE FOR ASSESSMENT OF AGING EFFECTS. THEIS BECAUSE INADEQUATE METHODS AND PROCEDURES HAVE BEEN USED IN PERFORMING THE MAJORITY OF THE TESTS. THIS PROPOSAL OFFFERS AN EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH PROJECT TO PROVIDE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  2. DEV OF A LARGE CROSS SECTIONAL AREA SELF-POWERED DETECTOR

    SBC: K E M P CORP            Topic: N/A

    A SELF-POWERED RADIATION DETECTOR THAT CAN BE USED TO DETECTTHE SOURCE POSITION IN INDUSTRIAL RADIOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT IS NEEDED. SELF-POWERED DETECTORS HAVE TRADITIONALLY BEEN USEDINFLUX MAPPING SYSTEMS IN NUCLEAR REACTORS BECAUSE OF THEIR SIZE, RUGGEDNESS AND SIMPLICITY. THIS DETECTOR CONCEP PROVIDES THE UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF LARGECROSS SECTIONAL AREA DETECTORS THATCAN BE USED ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  3. SURFACE TRAFFIC AUTOMATION USING NEURAL NETWORKS

    SBC: ACCURATE AUTOMATION CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROJECT WILL IMPLEMENT A NEW APPROACH TO IDENTIFYING AIRCRAFT DURING GROUND OPERATIONS. WE WILL APPLY THE USE OFNEURAL NETWORK TECHNOLOGY FOR SCHEDULING AND TRACKING AIRCRAFT. THIS ROBUST AND MASSIVELY PARALLEL AUTOMATION TECHNIQUE HAS POTENTIAL APPLICATION FOR GROUND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT. OUR CONCEPT SHOULD WORK WITH RUNWAY FOOTPRINT DETECTION SCHEMES. IT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO DO PATTERN RECOGN ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Transportation
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. SOLID-STATE CLINICAL GAS ANALYZER

    SBC: Albion Instruments            Topic: N/A

    A SMALLER, LIGHTER, MORE EFFICIENT, AND MORE RELIABLE CLINICAL GAS ANALYZER FOR RESPIRATORY AND ANESTHETIC GAS MONITORING IS NEEDED. EXISTING LASER RAMAN-BASED INSTRUMENTATION USES A LARGE, HEAVY, AND EXTREMELY INEFFICIENT (0.1 PERCENT) ARGON ION LASER WITH AN INTRACAVITY GAS CELL. THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE OF THIS STUDYIS TO IMPLEMENT A SOLID-STATE ALTERNATIVE TO THE EXISTING ION LASER. SUCH A LASE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. CLINICAL GAS ANALYZER

    SBC: Albion Instruments            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. SENSITIVE PERSONNEL DOSIMETRY OF 3KEV TO 20MEV NEUTRONS

    SBC: ATOM SCIENCES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    A FAST NEUTRON DOSIMETER IS PLANNED THAT WOULD BE USED BY PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN RESEARCH OR MEDICAL TREATMENT WITH NEUTRONS, AND WOULD THUS SATISFY SOME OF THE NEEDS OF THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI). THE DOSIMETER WILL BE SENSITIVE TO NEUTRONS OF >3-KEV ENERGY WITH NEGLIGIBLE RESPONSE TO OTHER RADIATION. THE NOVEL SYSTEM USES RESONANCE IONIZATION SPECTROSCOPY (RIS) TO COUNT NOBLE GAS ATOMS S ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. A TIMING SYSTEM FOR POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY

    SBC: CTI SERVICES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Health and Human Services

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