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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. X-RAY SOURCE ENHANCEMENT FOR ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTATION

    SBC: Aracor            Topic: N/A

    ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTATION BASED ON X-RAY FLUORESCENCE EXCITATION AND DIFFRACTION ARE VITAL COMPONENTS OF BOTH INDUSTRIAL PROCESS CONTROL/QUALITY ASSURANCE LABORATORIES AND MATERIALS RESEARCH FACILITIES. THE APPLICATION OF THESETECHNIQUES FOR THE INSPECTION OF MICROSCOPIC AREAS IS INCREASINGLY MORE IMPORTANT AS NEW STRUCTURAL AND ELECTRONICCOMPONENTS ARE ENGINEERED ON THE MICRON SCALE. ARACOR PROP ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Department of Commerce
  2. DEVELOPMENT OF LOW POWER DIGITAL COMMUNICATION (LPDC) SYSTEM

    SBC: Amerasia Technology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    AN INNOVATIVE LOW POWER DIGITAL COMMUNICATION (LPDC) SYSTEM IS PROPOSED WHICH WILL ENCODE RAW DATA FROM THE SELF POWEREDVEHICLE DETECTORS (SPVD) SENSORS AND SEND ENCODED DATA TO THE RECEIVED BASE STATION VIA THE LPDC DEVICES. THE PROPOSED ENCODING ALGORITHM WILL ALLOW THE LPDC TO OPERATE RELIABLY IN THE PRESENCE OF INTERFERENCE FROM OTHER COMMUNICATION USERS. PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS SHOWS THAT BY UTI ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Department of Transportation
  3. THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR FOR MAJOR AIDS TO NAVIGATION

    SBC: HI-Z TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE PROPOSED PROGRAM PRESENTS A PLAN TO DEVELOP THE PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF A SECONDARY THERMOELECTRIC POWER PLAN THAT CAN BE USED IN THE COAST GUARD'S MAJOR AIDS TO NAVIGATION. THIS DESIGN WILL TAKE THE SPECIFIC NEEDS OF THE COAST GUARD INTO CONSIDERATION. THIS INCLUDES POWER LEVEL, SIZE, COST, AND RELIABILITY GOALS. THE DESIGN WILL USE AS MUCH OF THE TECHNOLOGY RELATED TO POWER SYSTEMS OF THIS TYP ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Department of Transportation
  4. DEVELOPMENT OF A COPILOT-TYPE EXPERT SYSTEM FOR THE VORTAC

    SBC: Pickard, Lowe & Garrick Inc.            Topic: N/A

    UNDER PREVIOUS IN-HOUSE AND SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH PHASES I AND II FUNDING, THE AUTHORS HAVE DEVELOPED AN EXPERT SYSTEM, COPILOT, FOR USE IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT CONTROL ROOMS AS AN AID TO PLANT OPERATORS IN THE ONLINE DIAGNOSIS OF PLANT MALFUNCTIONS AND IN DECISION SUPPORT. THIS SYSTEM IS INNOVATIVE IN ITS KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION SCHEMA, WHICH IS BUILT AROUND BAYESIAN PRINCIPLES, ITS ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Department of Transportation
  5. BOVINE IGF CARRIER PROTEIN TO ENHANCE GROWTH, MILK PRODUCTION, AND WOUND HEALING

    SBC: Biogrowth Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE OVERALL GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP A NOVEL, COST-EFFECTIVE CARRIER VEHICLE FOR BOVINE INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR (IGF): THE BOVINE IGF CARRIER PROTEIN (BBP3).BBP3 WILL BIND IGF WITH HIGH AFFINITY, PROTECT IT FROM DEGRADATION, AND SLOWLY RELEASE IT IN AN ACTIVE FORM. THEREFORE, BBP3 WILL SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE THE BIOACTIVITY OF IGF, PARTICULARLY IN GROWTH PROMOTION, MILK PRODUCTION AND ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Department of Agriculture
  6. ON-LINE AND INSITU MOISTURE MEASUREMENT IN GRAINS USING MICROWAVES

    SBC: Kdc/isi Joint Venture            Topic: N/A

    IN PHASE I WE SEEK TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING INNOVATIVE TWO-PARAMETER MICROWAVE TECHNIQUES AND SENSORS TOMEASURE THE BULK MOISTURE CONTENT OF REPRESENTATIVE AGRICULTURAL GRAINS: WHEAT, OATS, CORN, RICE, AND BEANS. TWO TYPES OF MICROWAVE MEASUREMENT CONCEPTS ARE TO BE INVESTIGATED: (A) A TRANSMISSION SYSTEM WHICH OPERATES AT A FEW GHZ, IN WHICH THE AMPLITUDE AND PHASE OF THE MICROWAVE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Department of Agriculture
  7. MATERIALS TO ASSIST IN RECRUITMENT AND PREPARATION OF STENOCAPTIONERS

    SBC: Captionamerica            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES SUBTOPIC 1.D, "DEVELOPMENT OF SELF- INSTRUCTIONAL MODULES, EQUIPMENT, OR SOFTWARE THAT CAN BE USED TO TRAIN COURT STENOGRAPHERS TO DO REAL-TIME CAPTIONING." REAL-TIME CAPTIONING BASED ON COMPUTER-AIDED TRANSCRIPTION (CAT) EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN A MAJOR ADVANCE IN CAPTIONING SERVICES FOR HEARING IMPAIRED PEOPLE. HOWEVER, CAPTIONING AGENCIES ARE CURRENTLY HAVING DIFFICULTY FINDIN ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Department of Education
  8. A MULTIPURPOSE HYPERMEDIA SYSTEM FOR DRUG USE PREVENTION EDUCATION

    SBC: Horizons Technology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE PROBLEM OF EDUCATING TEACHERS, PARENTS AND STUDENTS ON THE DANGERS OF DRUG ABUSE IS AN ENDURING ONE. PRINTED MATERIAL IS READILY AVAILABLE BUT IS INEFFECTIVE IF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IS TOO CONDENSED AND IS IGNORED IF TOO DETAILED. A COMPUTERIZED VERSION OF SUCH MATERIAL WILL FARENO BETTER UNLESS IT CAN BE PUT INTO A FORM WHERE JUST THE RIGHT INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AT THE RIGHT LEVEL OF DE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Department of Education
  9. AN EYEGAZE/HEADPOINTING COMMUNICATION/ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL DEVICE FOR PERSONS WITH MENTAL RETARDATION

    SBC: Kostraba Engineering            Topic: N/A

    THERE ARE MORE THAN TWO MILLION CHILDREN AND ADULTS IN THE UNITED STATES WHOSE PHYSICAL AND/OR MENTAL IMPAIRMENTS ARE SO SEVERE THAT THEY ARE UNABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER PERSONS OR INTERACT AND LEARN FROM THEIR ENVIRONMENT IN AN EFFECTIVE MANNER. DISABILITIES OF THIS DEGREE IMPACT PEOPLEWITH MENTAL RETARDATION AND OTHER DISABILITIES AND SEVERELY LIMIT THEIR ABILITY FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING, EFF ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Department of Education
  10. THE VIDEO GUIDE TO EVALUATING DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION VIDEO PROGRAMS

    SBC: Media Group of CT.            Topic: N/A

    AS PRODUCERS OF ONE OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S EIGHT SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION VIDEOS DISTRIBUTED TO EVERYSCHOOL IN THE NATION, WE WILL COMBINE OUR EXPERTISE WITH THAT OF PREVENTION AND EVALUATION EXPERTS FROM YALE UNIVERSITY PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT AND THE CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CREATE A USER-FRIENDLY, VIDEO- BASED TRAINING PROGRAM AND EVALUATE SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Department of Education

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