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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. High power single frequency source for cavity ring-down spectroscopy

    SBC: Aculight Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Aculight proposes to develop a laser source that will enable NIST to perform highly sensitive water vapor detection via cavity ring-down spectroscopy. The source will operate over a wavelength region centered at 1380nm. It will be based upon frequency conversion of a single frequency fiber source using an optical parametric oscillator (OPO).The performance of the source in terms of several critica ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Vacuum Windows for Third Generation Syschrotron Radiation Beamlines

    SBC: Advanced Design Consulting USA, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Improving the quality and intensity of the x-ray beam is an important design goal for every synchrotron installation. Although small, the effects of vacuum windows on x-ray absorption and phase contrast cannot be neglected. Synchrotron x-rays have wavelengths on the order of one Angstrom (1 x 10-10m), the same order of magnitude as inter-atomic distances. These x-rays are used to study many differ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Low Damage Ion Beam Etching Technique and Method for Compositional Profiling of Thin Multilayer Films

    SBC: 4WAVE, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Thin film multilayers of nanometer scale thickness are fundamental to the future of electronics and communications technologies. Chemical depth profiling by ion etching techniques are critical to the characterization of these structures. A fundamental problem with current ion etching technologies is that typical ion energies (~1k eV to 20 keV) create extensive damage and intermixing of nanometer t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. Quantum Cascade Laser Monitor for N0, N02 and 03

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

    This project will design and deliver a high accuracy monitor for the photo-chemically coupled pollutants nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide and ozone using infrared absorption spectroscopy with quantum cascade (QC) lasers. The target molecules are monitored at air quality stations worldwide using instruments which require frequent calibration and are subject to significant chemical interferences (in t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. Micro-Scale Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer

    SBC: Aerophysics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The proposed research comprises design, analysis, and ultimate fabrication and operation of a microfabricated array of quadrupole mass spectrometers (QMS). The design capitalizes on recent advances in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and molecular-beam-epitaxy (MBE) technology so that the device can be mass-produced on a chip. In addition to analyzing a single element QMS in Phase 1, invest ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  6. Monolithic Semiconductor Light Source with Spectral Controllability

    SBC: AHURA CORPORATION, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Solid-state light sources promise many advantages over traditional technologies. Among these advantages is the ability to construct a source whose relative spectral distribution can be tuned to better match a desired spectrum. We propose addressing this technical and market opportunity through the development of a novel single-chip semiconductor device which delivers high optical output power (>20 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  7. Novel 2-D Digital Imaging Detector for Thermal Neutrons

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The use of thermal neutrons has been widespread over the past several decades in many investigations such as non-destructive testing (NDT), neutron radiography and macromolecular crystallography. For some applications such as crystallographic diffraction studies, neutrons are scattered over 4o in space and an ideal detector would be able to image the scattered radiation on a spherical surface. Cur ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  8. Super-Precision Capacitance Bridge

    SBC: Andeen-Hagerling, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    NIST desires to develop a standard of pressure in the range of 0.3Mpa to 10 Mpa based on measurements of the dielectric constants of gaseous helium and argon. This requires capacitance measurements having a better linearity than can be made with any currently available product. It is proposed that the design of what is currently the most precise commercial capacitance bridge be modified to improve ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  9. Service Management Software for Multi-Modal Interactions

    SBC: Beyond Access Communications            Topic: N/A

    Session Control technology, which tracks, controls, and directs all media sessions. Beyond Access proposes to provide feasibility into not only the core Session Control technology, but also an enabling software platform to connect, discover, and manage complex many-to-many multi-modal interaction sessions.

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  10. Robust MEMS Viscosity Meter for Condition-based Maintenance

    SBC: BOSTON MICROSYSTEMS INC            Topic: N/A

    In this NIST SBIR program Boston MicroSystems develops MEMS-based fluid viscosity-density sensors which can be installed in refrigerant system compressors to monitor, in real time, refrigerant system health. Such sensors will provide early detection of water contamination, lubricant degradation and other problems which can lead to catastrophic refrigerant system failure if left uncorrected. Such s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology

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