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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. A Smart IR Fire Detection System

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Smart IR technology has advanced at a rapid pace over the last two decades, pushed along by primarily defense-related requirements. This includes such breakthroughs as Acousto-Optic Tunable Filters and microbolometer detector arrays. Coupled with the continuing growth in microprocessor power, this promises to make a new generation of fast, cheap and reliable infrared (IR) fire detectors possible ...

    SBIR Phase I 1995 Department of Commerce
  2. Electromagnetic Detection of Tornadoes

    SBC: Airborne Research Associates            Topic: N/A

    The ultimate objective of this project is to develop an instrument capable of remote detection and location of tornadoes and/or storms containing tornadoes. There are many reports, both scientific and anecdotal, suggesting that tornadoes and tornadic thunderstorms emit anomalous electromagnetic (EM) radiation-both RF and luminous. This radiation is characterized by unusually high rates of EM pulse ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  3. High Resolution Semiconductor Gamma Ray Detectors for Radionuclide Metrology

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of Commerce
  4. Electromagnetic Resonance Sensors for Determination of Moisture Content in Concrete

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

    The overall quality and the comprehensive strength, in particular, of concrete are critically dependent on the water content in the concrete mixture. It is also essential to know if the concrete has reached a stage of moisture equilibrium before surface finishes such as paint or carpet can be applied. At present, no reliable method or easy-to-use instrument exists for determining the moisture co ...

    SBIR Phase I 1995 Department of Commerce
  5. 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
  6. A High Temperature Fiber Optic Raman Probe for Corrosion and Process Monitoring

    SBC: EIC LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of Commerce
  7. A Dynamical Instrument for Machining Centers

    SBC: FOSTER-MILLER, INC.            Topic: N/A

    In the program, we will develop a measurement system based on the dynamics of the machining process. This system will use the variation in the forces or accelerations occurring during machining to characterize the mechanisms occurring between the cutter and workpiece. This will provide real time indications of the finish of the surface that is being created, the proximity to the chatter threshol ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of Commerce
  8. An Intelligent Translation Layer for Legacy CIM Applications

    SBC: Information Technologies            Topic: N/A

    During the last two decades, software to support the manufacturing lifecycle has become pervasive. Sophisticated off the shelf packages are available for most standard manufacturing activities such as MRP, inventory control and dynamic scheduling. Unfortunately, most of this software has been developed in isolation by independent vendors and does not interoperate well with other independently de ...

    SBIR Phase I 1995 Department of Commerce
  9. Development of an Ultrasonic System for the Reliable Detection and Sizing of Sustained Load Cracks in Aluminum Cylinders

    SBC: Matec Instruments, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The feasiblity of developing a PC based, pulsed ultrasonic test system for the economical and reliable testing of aluminum cylinders for sustained load cracking is addressed. A system consisting of a host PC, ultrasonic pulser/receiver and data acquisition hardware, control and analysis software, and transducer fixture for accurate positioning is proposed. In addition to the system development, ...

    SBIR Phase I 1995 Department of Commerce
  10. Synthesis of Ultrafine Silicon Carbide

    SBC: Materials Modifications Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Nanosize, non-oxide ceramic powders such as silicon carbide and its composites, are desirable for use as components in high-power microelectronic devices and tubes, sensors, optical mirrors, filters, nozzles, panels and sheets in many energy related applications. The properties required for these applications include high-temperature strength, high thermal conductivity, low thermal expansion, lig ...

    SBIR Phase I 1995 Department of Commerce
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