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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. A DISTRIBUTED OBJECT-ORIENTED DATA FACILITY FOR LOCAL MEMORY PARALLEL COMPUTERS

    SBC: Mimd Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    LOCAL MEMORY, PARALLEL PROCESSING COMPUTER SYSTEMS OFFER THE POTENTIAL TO REALIZE PREVIOUSLY UNAVAILABLE LEVELS OF PERFORMANCE AT COSTS FAR LOWER THAN CURRENT UNIPROCESSOR TECHNOLOGY PERMITS. HOWEVER, THE ARCHITECTURES OF THESE PARALLEL SYSTEMS PRESENT DIFFICULT PROBLEMS FOR BOTH DATA ACCESS AND DATA COMMUNICATIONS. THE ARACHNID SYSTEM IS PROPOSED AS A GENERAL SOLUTION TO THESE PROBLEMS. ARACHNID ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. SOFTWARE FOR MULTIDISCIPLINARY SYSTEM OPTIMIZATION

    SBC: Modeling & Computing Services            Topic: N/A

    CURRENT AUTOMATED PLANNING AND SCHEDULING TOOLS ARE GENERALLY SINGLE-USER, LARGELY "STAND-ALONE" SYSTEMS BASED ON HETEROGENEOUS LANGUAGES, DEVELOPMENT TOOLS, AND PROCESSING PLATFORMS. DOMAIN MODELS (E.G., OF TASKS, RESOURCES, AND CONSTRAINTS) ARE TYPICALLY INCOMPATIBLE ACROSS SYSTEMS. INTERFACES TO USERS, DATABASES, AND OTHER DECISION AND OPERATIONS SUPPORT TOOLS TEND TO BE CUSTOM-BUILT AND DIFFIC ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. NONLINEAR CONTROL OF SHEAR FLOWS

    SBC: NIELSEN ENGINEERING & RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    CHAOS THEORY HAS RECENTLY SUGGESTED TWO INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES FOR ACTIVE CONTROL OF GENERAL, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS. BOTH ARE POTENTIALLY APPLICABLE TO THE PROBLEM OF CONTROLLING SHEAR FLOWS, WHETHER IT BE TO ENHANCE OR SUPPRESS THE EFFECTS OF TURBULENCE. EACH MAKES ESSENTIAL USE OF THE NONLINEAR CHARACTER OF THE SYSTEM TO OBTAIN CONTROL. IN MODEL STUDIES OF NONLINEAR OSCILLATORS, CONTROLBY ONE OF THES ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. ASPHERIC SURFACE FIGURING USING PLASMA ASSISTED CHEMICAL ETCHING

    SBC: Oca Applied Optics Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROJECT SHOULD PRODUCE AN AUTOMATED METHOD FOR THE DIRECT FABRICATION OF FINISHED, PRECISION, ASPHERIC SURFACES ON SILICON OPTICAL ELEMENTS, USING A PLASMA-ASSISTED CHEMICAL ETCHING (PACE) PROCESS. THIS METHOD WOULD MAKE POSSIBLE THE FIGURING OF SUCH SURFACES, BEGINNING WITH SIMPLE POLISHED, SPHERICAL SUBSTRATES IN A SINGLE OPERATION. THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL FOCUS ON THE SELECTION OF APPROPRI ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. OPTICAL COMPONENTS AND DESIGN TOOLS-CRYOGENIC TELESCOPES

    SBC: Oca Applied Optics Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROJECT FOCUSES ON THE EFFICIENT PRODUCTION OF THE ADVANCED OPTICS TYPICALLY USED IN ORBITING SPECTROMETERS. RECENT PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS EFFICIENT FABRICATION OF ALL-METAL TELESCOPES AND CAMERAS. MICRO-MACHINING OF OPTICAL SURFACES AND PRECISION MOUNTING POINTS, LOW-STRESS PLATING, AND NEW DESIGN METHODS AND STABILIZATION PROCEDURESARE ALL FACTORS. AN ALL-METAL TELESCOPE OR CAMERA MAY ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. AN ASSESSMENT OF THE THERMOSTRUCTURAL PERFORMANCE AND FEASIBILITY OF USING ROTATED PLY STACKING FOR CARBON-CARBON CLOTH BASED NOZZLE COMPONENTS

    SBC: Pda Engineering            Topic: N/A

    THE SENSITIVITY OF THE THERMOSTRUCTURAL PERFORMANCE OF ROCKET NOZZLES TO CHANGES IN CARBON-CARBON COMPOSITE MATERIAL PROPERTIES HAS BEEN A SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM. RESULTSOF AN AIR FORCE STUDY HAVE CLEARLY INDICATED THAT SIGNIFICANT GAINS IN STRUCTURAL RELIABILITY COULD BE ACHIEVED BY ADOPTING A ROTATED PLY STACKING SEQUENCE WITH WCA-BASED, TWO-DIMENSIONAL CARBON-CARBONS. THIS PROJECT WILL EXAMINE THE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. AN ULTRASENSITIVE MICROPROBE DETECTOR FOR SURFACE CONTAMINATION

    SBC: Potomac Photonics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROJECT WILL DESIGN, CONSTRUCT, AND TEST A NOVEL INSTRUMENT FOR THE DETECTION OF SURFACE CONTAMINATION ON SOLID SUBSTRATES. THE DETECTOR WILL OPERATE UNDER AMBIENT ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS, WILL NOT DESTROY THE SUBSTRATE, IS HIGHLY SENSITIVE, AND PROVIDES REAL-TIME INFORMATION. POTENTIAL SENSITIVITY OF THE DEVICE IS ON THE ORDER OF 10 NGPER SQUARE CM, (NEARLY MONOLAYER DETECTABILITY). THE DEVIC ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. KA-BAND, HIGH EFFICIENCY POWER MMIC

    SBC: Schellenberg Assoc            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROJECT WILL DEVELOP A 500 MW MMIC OPERATING AT 35 GHZ WITH A CHIP-SUPPLY VOLTAGE OF 28 VOLTS AND A POWER-ADDED EFFICIENCY OF MORE THAN 40 PERCENT. THESE RESULTS WILL BE ACHIEVED BY EMPLOYING TWO CIRCUIT INNOVATIONS: A SERIES-CELLCONFIGURATION AND AN ON-CHIP, HIGH-EFFICIENCY COMBINER. THEUNIQUE SERIES-CELL CONFIGURATION RESULTS IN A HIGH-CHIP-BIASVOLTAGE (28 VOLTS) BECAUSE THE FET CELLS ARE B ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. MULTICHANNEL OCCULTATION PHOTOMETER

    SBC: Sets Technology Inc            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROJECT RESPONDS TO THE NEED FOR AN INFRARED PHOTOMETERTHAT IS CAPABLE OF ACQUIRING, WITH NEAR SIMULTANEITY, DATA IN AT LEAST TWO SELECTABLE PASSBANDS (1.0-TO-5.2 MICRONS AND 8-TO-13 MICRONS). THE PHOTOMETER MUST HAVE HIGH SENSITIVITY, OPERATE WITH A DUTY CYCLE OF ABOUT 100 PERCENT ON-SOURCE DURING CHOPPING, AND SAMPLE DATA CONTINUOUSLY FOR ONE HOUR AT 100 HZ. THIS PROJECT WILL DEVELOP A COMP ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. COLD CORONAGRAPH FOR PLANETARY OBSERVATIONS

    SBC: Sets Technology Inc            Topic: N/A

    THE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS TO PRODUCE AN INSTRUMENT FOR ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATIONS OF SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS IN THE THERMAL INFRARED REGION (5-30MUM), USING AN OPTICAL SYSTEM THAT IS CAPABLE OF RECONSTRUCTING AN IMAGE (WITH MOVABLE APODIZING MASKS) OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION COLLECTED BY A GROUND-BASED ASTRONOMICAL TELESCOPE. THE OPPORTUNITY IS TO APPLY TECHNIQUES, PREVIOUSLY USED AT VISIBLE WAVEL ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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