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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. Antimonide Laser Spectrometer for measuring the flux of ammonia

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

    This Phase I SBIR research project will investigate the feasibility of an ammonia sensor based on an antimonide laser and an advanced, low noise modulation spectroscopy method. The rapid response and high sensitivity will allow the use of the eddy correlation method to provide continuous measurement of ammonia flux. Minor adjustments to the laser operating point will allow the instrument to measur ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of Commerce
  2. Oxygen Sensor in Fires

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

    The ability to perform in-situ measurements of oxygen concentration in fire environments at a fast rate (better than 1 sec ) is not fulfilled by available sensor systems in the marketplace. Current systems involve extraction of gas samples with the required removal of water, particulate, and interfering chemical species, which can take several seconds to complete, prior to passing the samples to a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of Commerce
  3. Magnetic Methods for On-Line Non-Destructive Mechanical property Measurement

    SBC: Magnetronix Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A pressing challenge in automotive, aerospace, and other manufacturing industry is the ability to measure the mechanical properties of formed metal and alloy components on a part-by-part basis. We propose to develop a non-destructive testing system suitable for rapid on-line measurement of critical mechanical properties of steel parts as they are being produced. Our approach is based on measuremen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of Commerce
  4. Portable Aerosol Lidar

    SBC: SCIENCE & ENGINEERING SERVICES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    An inexpensive aerosol lidar is proposed by combining inexpensive fiber coupled diode laser and photon counting detection technology for air quality monitoring in metropolitan area. The combination of inexpensive light source and high sensitivity photon detection technology developed in the "Micro Pulse Lidar" project will result in a rugged and affordable lidar system for air pollution monitori ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of Commerce
  5. A Micro-Electroformed Cross Capacitor (MECC)

    SBC: RESEARCH SUPPORT INSTRUMENTS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Utilizing new hard, etch resistant photoresists derived from epoxy formulations such as SU-8 to serve as the mold for electroless metaldeposition for MEMS electroforming techniques, a fully micro-miniaturized cross capacitor can be realized. A Micro-Electroformed Cross Capacitor (MECC) is built by electroforming high aspect metals atop the substrate. A Phase 1 effort would model MECC performance, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of Commerce
  6. Gulliver Miniature Guarded Hot Plate Apparatus

    SBC: Drf R&d, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    It is proposed to develop a miniature guarded hot plate apparatus that can be used to determine the thermal conductivity or thermal resistance of very small specimens (1 to 3 cm square) of thermal insulation materials over a temperature range from at least -40 degrees Celsius to +65 degrees Celsius, with the apparatus having the capability to carry out measurements under controlled environments of ...

    SBIR Phase I 1995 Department of Commerce
  7. Development of a PC-Based Multi-Ship Maneuvering Simulator for Improving Navigation Traffic Within Ports and Harbors

    SBC: DYNAFLOW, INC            Topic: N/A

    The potential for accidents in harbors increases with traffic density. Collisions with other ships or natural obstacles are caused by reduced reaction time in an unexpected situation. We propose to develop a PCWindows based ship simulator, which will be able to simulate multi-ship dynamics in restricted water, in the presence of waves, wind, currents, and obstacles. General topography, channel con ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of Commerce
  8. An Ultrathin Foil Neutral Density Filter Set for the Infrared

    SBC: Luxel Corporation            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase I 1995 Department of Commerce
  9. Ultrasonic Inspection for Neck/Shoulder Cracks in Aluminum Gas Cylinders

    SBC: NewTek            Topic: N/A

    Recent catastrophic failures of Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA) aluminum gas cylinders and similar air tanks have generated the need for a highly reliable, low cost inspection method to insure the integrity of these tanks. The failures of these tanks have been the result of crack formation in the neck and shoulder area. The cracks originate from the interior wall and can re ...

    SBIR Phase I 1995 Department of Commerce
  10. Development of a Commercially Viable Equivalence Ratio Meter

    SBC: HUGHES ASSOC., INC.            Topic: N/A

    A combustion environment can be described by a characteristic fuel-to-air ratio normalized by the stoichiometric fuel-to-air ratio, otherwise defined as an equivalence ratio, _. The equivalence ratio is used extensively in a wide range of combustion fields from fundamental flame studies, to full-scale fire testing, to power plant operations. There have been basically two methods for calculating ...

    SBIR Phase I 1995 Department of Commerce
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