An Efficient Object-Oriented System for Extracting Terrain Features from Contour Maps

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: A982-1217
Agency Tracking Number: A982-1217
Amount: $69,711.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1999
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
4909 Nautilus Court, Boulder, CO, 80301
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Carolyn Johnston
 (303) 583-0273
Business Contact
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Research Institution
Not Available Advanced Cerametrics, Inc. (ACI) has developed a process to manufacture continuous filaments of piezoelectric ceramic materials and had designed and delivered transducer and actuator devices using these fibers to commercial, military and research institutions. Piezoceramic fiber composites are more desirable than other technologies in many transducer and actuator applications. ACI intends to adapt its piezoelectric fiber manufacturing process to form long lengths of single-crystal relaxor ferroelectric materials at reasonable cost. The proposed reseach is broken into three steps: 1) process chemical compatability studies and initial fiber spinning, 2) spinning trials for texturing and/or melt growth along the fiber axis and 3) prototype device development. Congruently melting materials (non-lead based) will be spun and continuously sintered in a melt-zone furnace that ACI developed to make high-temperature superconducting fiber. Incongruently melting materials (lead-based) will be melt-textured using procedures requiring a controlled-atmosphere, which ACI developed for monolithic HTS materials. During the research ACI will build fiber composite transducers for ultrasound and underwater acoustic applications and active fiber composites for actuator applications. By the end of Phase II ACI will have relaxor ferroelectric single-crystal fiber composite sales to its existing commercial and military customers.

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