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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. A Ruggedized System for Measuring Extreme Winds

    SBC: Caregiver Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    We will develop technology, termed a Ruggedized Wind Measurement System (RWMS), to measure directly extreme winds with high space and time resolution, focusing on the winds that occur beneath hurricanes at land fall. This development effort will include design, fabrication of two prototype RWMS units, and a series of proof-of-concept demonstrations in strong mountain-induced downslope and severe t ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  2. NO MOVING PARTS RAIN GAUGE

    SBC: THE CORE GROUP, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE U.S. WEATHER SERVICE PRESENTLY USES A "TIPPING BUCKET" RAIN GAUGE FOR MEASURING RAIN ACCUMULATION. THIS DEVICE IS SENSITIVE TO WIND AND MOTION (AS ON BUOYS), CANNOT MEASURE RAIN RATE, AND REQUIRES FREQUENT MAINTENANCE, BECAUSE OF MOVING PARTS. AN ALTERNATIVE DEVICE IS BEING PROPOSED, WHICH INCORPORATES A RIGID, RESONANT TUBE, CLOSED AT THE TOP BY AN ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER, AND AT THE BOTT ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Commerce
  3. Quantitative Techniques for Surface Characterization and Solderability Assessments of OSP- Coated Printed Wiring Board

    SBC: ECI TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Objectives of this project include the development of electrochemical techniques for measurement of (i) thinckness of OSP coatings, (ii) amount and type of copper oxides within and under the OSP coating, (iii) protective effectiveness of OSP coatings, and (iv) solderability prediction of OSP-coated PWBs. We will evaluate the effect of major parameters of the coating, storage, and soldering proces ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of Commerce
  4. Analysis Software for Near-Field Optical Microscopes

    SBC: Field Precision            Topic: N/A

    The near-field scanning optical microscope can supply information on the shape and electrical properties of surfaces with nanometer resolution. The quantitative interpretation of images is difficult because of the difficulty of electromagnetic field solutions in the near-field limit. We propose to supply software to aid in this analysis. The finite-element programs generate two and three-dimension ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  5. ADVANCED RESEARCH FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A HYBRID SMART CARD READER IN A PCMCIA FORMAT.

    SBC: International Micro Industries            Topic: N/A

    INTERNATIONAL MICRO INDUSTRIES (IMI) IS WELL QUALIFIED TO PERFORM THE SCIENTIFIC AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH (PHASE 1) REQUIRED TO DEFINE A HYBRID SMARTCARD READER (HSR) IN A PCMCIA CARD FORM FACTOR, AND TO DEVELOP IT IN PHASE 2. THE PROBLEM IS HOW TO PROCESS, INTERCONNECT AND ASSEMBLE A NUMBER OF HIGH PERFORMANCE, HIGH LEAD COUNT, KNOW-GOOD UNPACKAGED (NAKED) SEMICONDUCTOR CHIPS TO CREATE A HYBRID S ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Commerce
  6. New Methods for Evaluating Thermal Performance of Protective Clothing for

    SBC: KTECH CORP.            Topic: N/A

    A growing number of fire fighters are suffering third degree burns; this has led to questions about the adequacy of thermal protective performance (TPP) measurements for protective clothing. A new heat flux sensor, whose response approximates that of skin, will be developed to provide better measurements of heat transfer in TPP tests. This sensor will be used with nonlinear parameter estimation an ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  7. Thermographic Phosphor Based Heat Flux Sensors

    SBC: KTECH CORP.            Topic: N/A

    As fire protection engineering moves towards the implementation of performance- based fire codes, the use of validated fire models is becoming a necessity. Part of the validation process involves demonstrating model capabilities for predicting key fire environment parameters. One of the key parameters for estimating time to ignition and fire growth is the heat transfer rate to compartment surfaces ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  8. ROBUST DESIGN ENGINEERING WORKSTATION

    SBC: MANAGEMENT SCIENCES INC            Topic: N/A

    MSI PROPOSES TO INCORPORATE BACKGROUND SUBSTITUTION OF "FAULTY MODELS" IN CAD DESIGN SIMULATION OF ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS TO PERFORM A "DESIGN OF EXPRIMENTS" DETERMINATION OF SENSITIVITY TO PARAMETRIC VARIATION IN COMPONENTS. THE INFORMATION LEARNED WILL BE USED TO SELECT COMPONENTS THAT WILL HAVE A LONGER LIFE, AND GREATER DURABILITY. THIS FORM OF ANALYSIS COMBINED WITH WORST CASE SENSITIVITY ANALYS ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Commerce
  9. Next Generation Electrode Technology for Optimized Performance &

    SBC: SAGE ELECTROCHROMICS,INC.            Topic: N/A

    SAGE Electrochromics, Inc. proposes to evaluate the feasibility of replacing the indium doped tin oxide (ITO) transparent conductor TC with a thin-film Ag based stack having greatly reduced costs, enhanced performance and improved durability for electrochromic (EC) windows. This new system draws upon low-emissivity technology developed in the architectural glass coating industry to maximize photop ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  10. Diode Laser-Based Optical Flux Monitor for MBE Control

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A diode laser method for the real-time measurement of absolute flux concentrations and spatial profiles of atomic beams used in MBE will be tested. The proposed method uses the doubled output of a near-infrared diode laser to access atomic absorption lines of species such as Ga, Al and In. The detection method will combine high frequency wavelength modulation and noise canceler approaches in order ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
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