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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 June, 2020.

  1. Extended Refreshable Tactile Graphic Display (with Linear Actuation Array)

    SBC: E L I A Life Technology Inc            Topic: N/A

    New innovative technology for the visually impaired has been developed by NIST. If commercialized, it would provide refreshable tactile graphical information to the visually impaired, enabling them to compete on a more equal footing in the workplace and the education system.

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. CVD-based Polytype Controlled SiC Nanowire Growth

    SBC: GENESIC SEMICONDUCTOR INC.            Topic: N/A

    A novel chemical vapor deposition (CVD) based step-flow epitaxy process is proposed for controllable growth of SiC nanowires with high polytype integrity. SiC nanowires will be grown in a modified commercial high-temperature CVD reactor, used by industry for growing high-quality SiC epitaxial thin films. Different polytypes of SiC nanowires will be grown by choosing appropriate substrate materials ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. An Elevated-Temperature Nanobalance Based on Piezoelectric Shear Mode Resonators (quartz, gallium phosphate, and langasite)

    SBC: Masscal Corporation            Topic: N/A

    The work proposed will provide a demonstration of feasibility and specific design recommendations for building an elevated-temperature resonating crystal balance with nanogram sensitivity. The approach will build upon existing technology commercialized by Masscal for operating a QCM in a temperature-controlled calorimeter. Precise temperature control and new types of crystal sensors will be used t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. Innovative Fire Measurements Using Thermal Imaging

    SBC: CRITICAL IMAGING, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The most practical arrangement for investigating moving fires within a restricted space is to use a high- resolution stand off technique. One such method that fits this description is the use of a staring infrared (IR) sensing device (i.e. imager).

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. Active Mixing of Polymers in a Dispensing Head

    SBC: nScrypt, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A method to take three polymers with varying viscosities and mixing those polymers together at the point of interest or more specifically through a micro dispensing nozzle, is being proposed. An active mixing scheme to ensure proper mixing at the pen tip is a feasible approach to this problem. The materials being mixed will not only range in viscosity but also in particle loading, which will be ha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  6. VEWL: Virtual Environment Windowing Library for Device Independent User Interaction

    SBC: OPEN TECH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Open Tech, Inc. seeks to develop a Virtual Environment Windowing Library (VEWL) that will provide users with an intuitive user interface and device independent interaction methods. The interface will allow users in a virtual environment to run applications and configure the environment using the same windows and controls that they are used to using on desktop systems. The software will provide for ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  7. Collaborative Tools and Extinsible Object Interaction Techniques for Virtual Environments

    SBC: OPEN TECH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Open Tech proposes to develop a fully extensible collaborative tools framework that combines powerful features, and intuitive user interface, and the ability to easily implement new and imaginative object interaction techniques. The tools will allow users of both local and remote immersive VE systems to join together in a single shared VE that allows them to interact with each other and with objec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  8. Ultra-High Vacuum Compatible Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Spectrometer

    SBC: PARALLAX RESEARCH INC            Topic: N/A

    Parallax Research, Inc. proposes to build an Ultra-High Vacuum compatible Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Spectrometer (WDS) that can be used on small spot Auger, XPS, TEM and FESEM analytical instruments for elemental analysis. The effort draws upon Parallax's experience in designing WDS systems for Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM) and for XRF. This new type of x-ray spectrometer will eliminate th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  9. Distributed Automatic Reconifigurable Transponder (DART)

    SBC: WILLIAMSRDM, INC.            Topic: N/A

    his proposal focuses on developing Distributed Automatic Reconfigurable Trasponder (DART) system that is capable of achieving distributed multi-nodal voice/data communication for firefighters. Specifically, Williams-Pyro, Inc. proposes to develop an enhanced prototype of distributed Automated Reconfigurable Intelligent Radios, which consists of a series of distributed nodes that will relay voice t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  10. Acoustic Pulsed Phase Locking Energy Sensor (APPLES)

    SBC: LUNA INNOVATIONS INCORPORATED            Topic: N/A

    Luna Innovations has developed for NIST a low-cost, yet high resolution acoustic sensor system capable of determining ten micro-degree changes in a water path caused by clinical medical radiation devices. A system will be delivered to NIST for their evaluation and testing. The sensors are external to the water and play a negligible role in error sources from thermal transfer in contrast to current ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
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