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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 September, 2020.

  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. AN INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE SHELL FOR EXPERIMENT SIMULATION IN SCIENCE EDUCATION

    SBC: QUANTUM RESEARCH SERVICES            Topic: N/A

    WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP THE RUDIMENTS, IN PHASE I, OF A SOFTWARE SHELL THAT WILL ALLOW TEACHERS AND OTHERS INTERESTED IN SCIENTIFIC EDUCATION TO CONSTRUCT SPECIFIC SCIENTIFIC "EXPERIMENTS" ON PERSONAL COMPUTERS. THE SHELL WILL INCORPORATE A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE, ALREADY DEVELOPED IN PREVIOUS WORK, GRAPHICS FILES, AND OTHER STORAGE AND PRESENTATION UTILITIES IN A WAY THAT DRAMATICALLY STREAMLINES ...

    SBIR Phase I 1992 National Science Foundation
  3. LIMITED-SCAN BACKSCATTER TECHNIQUE FOR DETECTION OF HIDDEN CORROSION

    SBC: QUANTUM RESEARCH SERVICES            Topic: N/A

    WE PROPOSE TO INVESTIGATE IN PHASE I A VOLUME-SPECIFIC, LIMITED-SCAN PHOTON BACKSCATTER TECHNIQUE FOR THE DETECTION OF LOCALIZED CHANGES IN COMPOSITION AND/OR THICKNESS OF A LAYER HIDDEN UNDER A SURFACE LAYER, AS A GENERIC ANALOGUE OFTHE HIDDEN CORROSION PROBLEM. FEATURES INHERENT IN THE WELL-ESTABLISHED GAMMA-RAY BACKSCATTER DENSITY GAUGE CONCEPTS AND IN BACKSCATTER IMAGING TOMOGRAPHY INDICATE TH ...

    SBIR Phase I 1992 National Science Foundation
  4. DIGESTIVE ENZYME SUPPLEMENTS TO INERT FEEDS FOR SMALL-EGG FISH LARVAE

    SBC: International Aquaculture Res            Topic: N/A

    INADEQUATE STARTER FEEDS SEVERELY HOLD BACK NEW AQUACULTURE ENTERPRISES SUCH AS PRESENT ATTEMPTS TO RAISE FISHES WHOSE LARVAE DEVELOP FROM SMALL EGGS AND HAVE VERY "DIFFICULT" FOOD REQUIREMENTS. INERT LARVAL FEEDS HAVE NOT SUCCESSFULLYELIMINATED THE STRICT DEPENDENCY ON NATURAL FORAGE DURING THE CRITICAL POST-LARVAL STAGE AFTER YOLK ABSORPTION AND BEFORE THE DEVELOPMENT OF A DIGESTIVE SYSTEM WITH ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 Department of Commerce
  5. VARIABLE MODE SHAPE HIGH-FREQUENCY FORCE-BALANCE

    SBC: Applied Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE SERVICEABILITY LIMIT STATE ASSOCIATED WITH OCCUPANT COMFORT UNDER WIND INDUCED LATERAL AND TORSIONAL MOTION IS BECOMING AN INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION IN THE DESIGN OF TALL BUILDINGS. IN SOME INSTANCES, STRUCTURAL MODIFICATIONS REQUIRED TO PRODUCE ACCEPTABLE PREDICTED RESPONSE CHARACTERISTICS CAN COST HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OR EVEN MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. WITH THESE KINDS OF CO ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 National Science Foundation
  6. CARRAGEENAN IMMOBILIZATION OF GLUCOSE ISOMERASE

    SBC: Escagenetics Corp.            Topic: N/A

    IMMOBILIZED FORMS OF ENZYMES HAVE OUTSTANDING PROMISE AS INDUSTRIAL CATALYSTS TO MAKE OR MODIFY PRODUCTS; AND ADVANCES IN IMMOBILIZED ENZYME TECHNOLOGY CAN HAVE A MAJOR ECONOMIC IMPACT ON THE PRODUCTION OF FOODS AND OTHER MATERIALS. ENZYME TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP, INC. IS DESIGNING THE DEVELOPING UNIQUE CARRAGEENAN-BASED SUPPORTS FOR IMMOBILIZED ENZYMES. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DESIG ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 National Science Foundation
  7. MULTI-ROBOT CONTROL FOR FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS

    SBC: Knowledge Systems Corp.            Topic: N/A

    THE PROPOSED WORK WOULD RESULT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SUPERVISORY CONTROL SYSTEM FOR FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS (FMS) IN GENERAL, AND COOPERATING MULTI-ROBOT SYSTEMS IN PARTICULAR. THIS SYSTEM, TO BE REFERRED TO AS ANACTIVITY CONTROLLER (AC), WILL BE ORGANIZED IN A HIERARCHICAL STRUCTURE WHERE THE LEVELS OF THE HIERARCHY CORRESPOND TO THE DIFFERENT DECISION TYPES NECESSARY TO CONTROL A FMS. A ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 National Science Foundation
  8. CONSTRUCTION AND EVALUATION OF A MODEL FOR PREDICTING OPTICAL SCATTERING FROM ROUGH METALLIC SURFACES

    SBC: Nichols Research Corp            Topic: N/A

    RESEARCH INTO ESTABLISHING THE FEASIBILITY OF FORMULATING A NEW THEORY TO PREDICT THE ANGULAR DEPENDENCE OF SCATTERING FROM SURFACES WHICH ARE ROUGH COMPARED TO THE WAVELENGTH OF INCIDENT LIGHT IS PROPOSED. THE RESEARCH WOULD INCLUDE IDENTIFYING ANOMALIES OBSERVED IN SCATTERING FROM METALLIC SURFACES. THE EFFECTS OF SURFACE ROUGHNESS PARAMETERS SUCH AS THE RMS SLOPES, RMS ROUGHNESS, AUTOCOVARIANCE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 National Science Foundation
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