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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. Analysis Software for Near-Field Optical Microscopes

    SBC: Field Precision            Topic: N/A

    The near-field scanning optical microscope can supply information on the shape and electrical properties of surfaces with nanometer resolution. The quantitative interpretation of images is difficult because of the difficulty of electromagnetic field solutions in the near-field limit. We propose to supply software to aid in this analysis. The finite-element programs generate two and three-dimension ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  2. New Methods for Evaluating Thermal Performance of Protective Clothing for

    SBC: KTECH CORP.            Topic: N/A

    A growing number of fire fighters are suffering third degree burns; this has led to questions about the adequacy of thermal protective performance (TPP) measurements for protective clothing. A new heat flux sensor, whose response approximates that of skin, will be developed to provide better measurements of heat transfer in TPP tests. This sensor will be used with nonlinear parameter estimation an ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  3. Thermographic Phosphor Based Heat Flux Sensors

    SBC: KTECH CORP.            Topic: N/A

    As fire protection engineering moves towards the implementation of performance- based fire codes, the use of validated fire models is becoming a necessity. Part of the validation process involves demonstrating model capabilities for predicting key fire environment parameters. One of the key parameters for estimating time to ignition and fire growth is the heat transfer rate to compartment surfaces ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  4. Diode Laser-Based Optical Flux Monitor for MBE Control

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A diode laser method for the real-time measurement of absolute flux concentrations and spatial profiles of atomic beams used in MBE will be tested. The proposed method uses the doubled output of a near-infrared diode laser to access atomic absorption lines of species such as Ga, Al and In. The detection method will combine high frequency wavelength modulation and noise canceler approaches in order ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  5. Sensitive Measurement of Water Vapor from Commercial Aviation Platforms

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Commercial aviation offers a low cost platform from which to make extensive humidity measurements, provided the instrumentation can run autonomously and endure the rigorous flight schedules. Advances in state of the art diode laser gas sensing technology make possible compact, fully automated, self-calibrating instrumentation with the sensitivity needed to measure humidity levels throughout the tr ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Commerce
  6. Gravel Mulch Buffers

    SBC: Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Water quality and soil erosion are high priority issues for U.S. agriculture. In more humid areas of theU.S., vegetation filter strips have proven to be an effective method of reducing erosion and improvingwater quality. Filter strips are less effective in the West due to sparser vegetation and more variablerainfall. In addition, establishment of vegetation is more difficult in many western wat ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Agriculture
  7. Biological Control Of Pythium In Aquaponic

    SBC: Intercontinental Growers            Topic: N/A

    Infection of plant roots by zoosporic pathogens in hydroponic vegetable culture is a recognizedmajor problem in the industry, reducing production and limiting growth of the industry.Hydroponic nutrient solutions provide ideal conditions for the rapid spread of zoosporicpathogens - continuously moist conditions, stable temperatures, uniform host plants, and anaqueous nutrient solution which is cont ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Agriculture
  8. Activated Carbons From Pecan Shells:

    SBC: Rio Grande Environmental            Topic: N/A

    This project addresses two problems of environmental and economic importance to New Mexico.The first problem is the value-added utilization of pecan shells, and agricultural waste from oneof New Mexico's most important crops. The second problem is the need to remove metal andorganic contaminants of environmental concern from wastewater produced by some of NewMexico's economically important indust ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Agriculture
  9. TRAINING SECONDARY PREVENTION OF FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME

    SBC: Alcohol Self-control Program            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. LASER INSTRUMENT FOR IN VITRO PHOTOTHERMAL ABLATION

    SBC: Cell Robotics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION: (Adapted from the Applicant's Abstract). It is proposed to develop an IR pulsed laser ablation system for assisted (IVF). The ablation will be used to ablate the zona pellucida (ZP) to assist embryo hatching from the ZP to facilitate reimplantation. A wavelength has been selected (1480nm) that will allow the light to be delivered through a microscope objective, the bottom of the cu ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Health and Human Services

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