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  1. NANOMETER-SIZE STEP HEIGHT TEST STRUCTURES

    SBC: Advanced Technologies/Laboratories Intl            Topic: N/A

    MCNC PROPOSES A FEASIBILITY STUDY AND EVALUATION OF THREE PROMISING APPROACHES TO THE FABRICATION OF SURFACE TEST STRUCTURES ON SILICON. SURFACE FEATURES ON THE FIRST STRUCTURE WILL BE PRODUCED BY CONTROLLABLY ETCHING THERMALLYGROWN OXIDES. FEATURES ON THE SECOND WILL BE MADE BY ETCHING PIEZOELECTRIC THIN FILMS. USING THE PIEZOELECTRIC FILM AS PART OF A CAPACITOR, STEP-HEIGHT CAN BE VARIED AND PRO ...

    SBIR Phase I 1992 Department of Commerce
  2. SATELLITE IMAGERY COMPRESSION

    SBC: Alden Electronics Inc            Topic: N/A

    THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP DATA COMPRESSIONTECHNIQUES USED TO COMPRESS DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE DATA FROM THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER (NCDC) ARCHIVES SUCH THAT THE RESULTING DATA CAN BE READILY USED WITHIN THE LIMITED RESOURCES OF PC/AT SYSTEMS. THE JOINT PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPERTS GROUP (JPEG) HAS DEVELOPED ANINTERNATIONAL STANDARD FOR THE COMPRESSION OF CONTINUOUS TONE DI ...

    SBIR Phase I 1992 Department of Commerce
  3. TRACS- TOOLKIT FOR RECOGNITION AND AUTOMATIC CLASSIFICATIONOF SOLAR FEATURES

    SBC: AMERINEX APPLIED IMAGING, INC.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1992 Department of Commerce
  4. ON-BOARD PROCESSING OF DOGFISH AND SKATES

    SBC: Fisherman Joint Venture            Topic: N/A

    THE DECLINE IN THE NEW ENGLAND (NE) GROUND FISH STOCK IS SEVERELY AFFECTING THE NE FISHERIES' ECONOMY. TO REVERSE THIS DESTRUCTIVE TREND, NMFS HAS THE DIFFICULT AND UNPOPULARTASK OF IMPLEMENTING STOCK RECOVERY PROGRAMS WHICH REQUIRE CATCH REDUCTIONS. NMFS REPORTS 70% OF PRESENT FISH STOCKS ARE DOGFISH AND SKATES WHICH ARE UNDER-UTILIZED AND ARE GROUND FISH PREDATORS. ALTHOUGH THESE ABUNDANT FISH H ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 Department of Commerce
  5. NOVEL HOOK AND LOOP TEXTILE PREFORMS FOR LIQUID COMPOSITE MOLDING

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

    FIBER REINFORCED POLYMERIC COMPOSITES CAN REDUCE WEIGHT, INCREASE CRASHWORTHINESS, AND REDUCE CORROSION RELATIVE TO METALS. HOWEVER, LOW COST MANUFACTURING APPROACHES ARE NEEDED IN ORDER FOR THESE MATERIALS TO BE COMPETITIVE IN HIGH VOLUME AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS. LIQUID COMPOSITE MOLDING (LCM) IS RECOGNIZED AS A PROMISING METHOD FOR RAPID, LOW COST FABRICATION. LOW COST, COMPLEX PREFORMS ARE NEED ...

    SBIR Phase I 1992 Department of Commerce
  6. FEASIBILITY OF A C-BAND SCATTEROMETER TO REMOTELY SENSE HURRICANE PARAMETERS

    SBC: Prosensing, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    RESEARCH AIMED AT IMPROVING NOAA'S MEASUREMENTS OF HURRICANESURFACE WINDS. WE SPECIFICALLY PROPOSE TO DESIGN A MICROWAVE SCATTEROMETER THAT CAN BE USED TO MEASURE WIND SPEED AND DIRECTION FROM RADAR ECHOS SCATTERED FROM THE OCEAN SURFACE. WE PLAN TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING A SPINNING MICROSTRIP ARRAY MOUNTED ON THE BELLY OF THE NOAA P-3 HURRICANE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT. THE PROPOSED ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 Department of Commerce
  7. A MULTI-FREQUENCY RADAR FOR REMOTE SENSING OCEAN CURRENTS

    SBC: Prosensing, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1992 Department of Commerce
  8. AUTOMATIC TARGET MODEL DEGRADATION

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

    HARDWARE-IN-THE-LOOP SENSOR TESTING PUTS STRONG CONSTRAINTS ON TARGET MODELING DUE TO THE NEEDS FOR HIGH SPEED AND ACCURACY. THESE CONSTRAINTS CAN BE MET BY SPECIFIC APPROACHES TO GEOMETRIC AND RADIANCE DEGRADATION. GEOMETRIC DEGRADATION MUST PRESERVE THE OVERALL OBJECT SHAPE, AND THE MAJOR REGIONS OF DIFFERENT RADIOMETRIC PROPERTIES. THIS CAN BE DONE BY CURVATURE APPROXIMATION AND DETAIL REDUCTIO ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 Department of DefenseArmy
  9. A COLD FLOW TEST FACILITY FOR IR SUPPRESSORS

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

    THE PRESENT NEED TO TEST IR SUPPERSSORS ON APPLICATION ENGINES INCURS SIGNIFICIANT COSTS DUE TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF A FULL-SCALE ENGINE INCLUDING: ITS FUEL UE, SAFE EXHAUST DISPOSAL, AND THE NECESSITY OF UTILIZING FULL-SCALE, HEAT-RATED SUPPRESSOR PROTOTYPES. THESE COSTS CAN BE REDUCED USING A CORRECTLY SCALED AMBIENT TEMPERATURE TEST FACILITY. RELIABLE ESTIMATES OF GAS TURBINE ENGINE EXHAUST SYST ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 Department of DefenseArmy
  10. Phase separated enzyme inhibitor electrode for mercury compounds

    SBC: ALDERON BIOSCIENCES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    MERCURY IS A HIGHLY TOXIC MATERIAL THAT OCCURS IN BOTH ORGANIC AND INORGANIC FORMS. BECAUSE OF ITS WIDESPREAD INDUSTRIAL USE THE WHOLE POPULATION IS EXPOSED TO MERCURY COMPOUNDS EVERYDAY. THERE IS A NEED FOR A FAST, EASY TO USE, INEXPENSIVE, SENSITIVE METHOD FOR THE DETECTION OF MERCURY TO REDUCE THE RISK OF CHRONIC EXPOSURE. OUR OBJECTIVE IS TO DEVELOP A NEW TECHNIQUE FOR THE SELECTIVE DETECTION ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 Department of DefenseArmy

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