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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. Software for Weld Sensing and Control

    SBC: ANAMED, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) accounts for a significant proportion of all welding performed. Due to its relatively high speeds and metal deposition rates as well as relatively low equipment and maintenance costs, it is also the most popular process for automated, and especially robotic, welding. There are, however, problems that significantly restrict its manufacturing applications. The efforts at ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  2. A Low Cost Superconducting Frequency Counter Josephson Voltage Standard

    SBC: HYPRES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The principal factor preventing wide use of the Josephson primary voltage standard is its cost. By reducing the cost of a HYPRES voltage standard to a level comparable with true cost of secondary standards (including the cost of calibration and low accuracy, etc.), and making it easy to use, we intend to put the Josephson voltage Standard within reach of most secondary standard users. In phase I ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of Commerce
  3. High Accuracy Digital to Analog Converter Based on Processing Magnetic

    SBC: HYPRES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    HYPRES proposes the development of Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) with extremely high accuracy and linearity. The DAC is based on the processing of magnetic flux quanta in an integrated superconductive circuit. The device uses a stable reference ac signal at relatively low frequency (below 100 MHz). This frequency is multiplied on chip up to 48 GHz. The operation of the device is based on the d ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  4. Automated Feature Extraction from Scanned Nautical Charts and High-Resolution Images for GIS Applications Using Expert Systems Programmable with Pseudo-English

    SBC: Susquehanna Resources And            Topic: N/A

    Converted from advanced automatic target recognition (ATR) processors, this new feature extraction/GIS system (a) uses raster data as input, and thus eliminates manual digitization; (b) uses expert systems to extract features automatically, and thus eliminates time-consuming and error-prone manual object tracing; and (c) vectorizes the extracted objects and converts them into GIS layers automatica ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of Commerce
  5. Automated Map Feature Vectorization with NOAA's Raster Nautical Chart

    SBC: Susquehanna Resources And            Topic: N/A

    For this SBIR effort, first, we will prove that map features in NOAA's raster nautical charts can be extracted with automated means rather than manual digitizing. Second, we will prove that the extracted raster-based features can be vetorized with no or insignificant error in size, shape, and spacing among objects, yielding a robust raster/vector hybrid spatial database. Third, using a comparative ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  6. Materials Science and Engineering

    SBC: The Cooke Corporation            Topic: N/A

    The identification of a requirement for an advanced, user friendly high speed, short exposure (50-100nsec) electronic CCD Camera system to improve and further the investigation of thermal spray methods through detailed and accurate analysis encourages and accelerates the opportunity to develop a state of the art multiple exposure high speed video camera. This proposal is intended to enable the res ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  7. Cold Neutron Microprobe for Material Analysis Using Tapered Capillary Optics

    SBC: X-RAY OPTICAL SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The project will research a new generation of optic for focusing cold neutrons using tapered capillary optics. The success of the program will result in neutron beam probes with unprecedented spatial resolution and detection limits for small sample volumes. The individuals involved are the world leaders in neutron focusing capillary optics, having achieved better than an order-of-magnitude impro ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of Commerce

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