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Company Information:

Name: TECHNICAL RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
Address: P.O. Box 15278
Honolulu, HI 96830
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (808) 926-7179

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $5,040,967.00 87
SBIR Phase II $13,166,380.00 29
STTR Phase I $99,930.00 1

Award List:

IN ORDER TO QUANTITATIVELY IDENTIFY THE CONTRIBUTION OF SEVERAL CRITICAL FUEL PROPERTIES TO IGNITION, COMBUSTION AND SUBSEQUENT ENGINE PERFORMANCE OF ALTERNATE DIESEL FUELS, AND EMPIRICAL MATHEMATICAL MODELING INVESTIGATION IS PROPOSED.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $16,213.00
Abstract:
In order to quantitatively identify the contribution of several critical fuel properties to ignition, combustion and subsequent engine performance of alternate diesel fuels, and empirical mathematical modeling investigation is proposed. the performance of a wide variety of alternate hydrocarbon… More

WITH OXIDES LIKE THORIA HAS BEEN KNOWN FOR A LONG TIME.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $52,078.00
Abstract:
With oxides like thoria has been known for a long time. however, oxides are not wet by metals, so when oxide dispersion hardened metals are melted, the dispersed oxide separates as a slag and the advantages of dispersion hardening are lost. in this proposal, a new approach to oxide dispersion… More

TITANIUM BASE ALLOYS HAVE THE ADVANTAGE THAT THEY ARE LIGHTWEIGHT AND THE DISADVANTAGE THAT THEY ARE NOT STRONG AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. guy b. alexander , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $46,000.00
Abstract:
Titanium base alloys have the advantage that they are lightweight and the disadvantage that they are not strong at elevated temperatures. this project addresses that problem and suggests that titanium base alloys might be strengthened by dispersion hardening with colloidal oxides by a casting… More

ULTRASONIC BLOOD CELL SEPARATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Andrew A. Schoenberg
Award Amount: $48,862.00

EVALUATION OF PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF AN ARTIFICIAL SPHINCTER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Charles D. Baker
Award Amount: $49,239.00

ULTRASONIC BLOOD CELL SEPARATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Andrew A. Schoenberg
Award Amount: $499,920.00
Abstract:
The grantee intends to apply the pressure gradients generated by standing ultrasonic waves to separate the cellular elements of blood from plasma. preliminary tests in our lab have shown that a standing ultrasonic wave in the 1 to 2 mhz range produces alternate bands of red blood cells and clear… More

EVALUATION OF PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF AN ARTIFICIAL SPHINCTER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Charles D. Baker
Award Amount: $499,974.00
Abstract:
The ubtl division of technology research associates, inc. proposes to conduct a preliminary evaluation observing the effects resulting from the application of a constriction device of new and novel design on the colon of animals. thedevice is intended to provide an alternative to the koch pouch as… More

COBALT IS A STRATEGICALLY IMPORTANT ELEMENT, AND MINIMIZING ITS USE IS A PROBLEM OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Guy b. alexander , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Cobalt is a strategically important element, and minimizing its use is a problem of national significance. cobalt is used in cemented carbides, particularly tungsten carbide-cobalt, which are in turn used for metal cutting, mining tools, wire drawing dies and the like. in this proposal, tra suggests… More

THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES A UNIQUE PROCESS FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF TUNGSTEN CARBIDE-COBALT POWDERS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Guy b. alexander , SR. VICE PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $40,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes a unique process for the synthesis of tungsten carbide-cobalt powders. it will offer a way to produce high strength and hardness simultaneously. the process is lower cost. the new process should offer some relief for a critical element, cobalt because of the higher use… More

THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH AND DEVELOP- MENT WORK IS TO PRODUCE A DEVICE THAT WILL REMOVE, ON LINE, OIL FROM OIL/WATER EMULSIONS PRODUCED AS WASTE FROM HOT WATER OR STEAM PROCESSED IN TAR SANDS RECOVERY OPERATIONS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. stephen peterson , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The long-term objective of this research and develop- ment work is to produce a device that will remove, on line, oil from oil/water emulsions produced as waste from hot water or steam processed in tar sands recovery operations. a new way of using ultrasound to break oil/water emulsions and… More

RITIC ALLOY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. joseph k. weeks, jr. , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Ferritic alloys show promise for liquid-metal reac- tors. the major disadvantage of ferritics is their rel- atively poor high-temperature creep strength. the company has shown that it can oxide dispersion strengthen (ods) a number of alloys by a casting process so that one not only obtains high… More

WITH RAPID SOLIDIFICATION, IT IS POSSIBLE TO PRODUCE ALUMINUM-IRON ALLOYS WHICH HAVE USABLE STRENGTHS AT 500 DEG F.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph k weeks jr
Award Amount: $53,963.00
Abstract:
With rapid solidification, it is possible to produce aluminum-iron alloys which have usable strengths at 500 deg f. however, at 650 deg f, these alloys undergo rearrangement and lose strength. this proposal suggests the unique combination of oxide dispersion strengthening with colloidal oxides which… More

OXIDE DISPERSION STRENGTHENED ALLOYS HAVE THE ADVANTAGE OF HIGH TEMPERATURE STRENGTH.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr guy b alexander , PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $39,000.00
Abstract:
Oxide dispersion strengthened alloys have the advantage of high temperature strength. however, conventionally they aremade by powder metallurgy and cannot be melted, cast or welded without losing strength. this proposal suggests thatods alloys can be made by casting if the oxide dispersoid… More

IT IS PLANNED TO APPLY A METHOD PREVIOUSLY USED TO PRODUCE AN OXIDE DISPERSION-STRENGHENED ALUMINUM TO PRODUCE A LOW-DENSITY, GOLD-SILICA CERMET.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. charles d. baker , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
It is planned to apply a method previously used to produce an oxide dispersion-strenghened aluminum to produce a low-density, gold-silica cermet. such a cermet will consist principally of au (70% by volume), with fully-wetted, fine (22-200 um), com- pletely dispersed silica particles. the cermet… More

TIN REACTION MECHANISMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Joseph K Weeks , Manager Metallurgy & Material
Award Amount: $39,000.00

URINARY INCONTINENCE DEVICE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Stephen C. Peterson , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

A COPPER ALLOY WITH SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED HIGH TEMPERATURE PROPERTIES WOULD BE A DESIRABLE COMPONENT OF A HIGH HEAT FLUX FIRST WALL PLASMA CONFINEMENT SYSTEM FOR FUSION REACTORS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: J. k. weeks , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
A copper alloy with significantly improved high temperature properties would be a desirable component of a high heat flux first wall plasma confinement system for fusion reactors. this project will demonstrate the feasibility of incorporating colloidal oxide particles in a molten copper alloy. the… More

DURING PHASE II DEVELOPMENTAL WORK ON A CONTINUOUS FLOW ULTRASONIC PLASMA/BLOOD CELL SEPARATOR TRA FOUND THAT IT WAS ABLE TO BAND AND MOVE BLOOD CELLS (THUS SEPARATING THEM FROM PLASMA) IN MICROHEMATOCRIT TUBES.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: S c peterson
Award Amount: $54,990.00
Abstract:
During phase ii developmental work on a continuous flow ultrasonic plasma/blood cell separator tra found that it was able to band and move blood cells (thus separating them from plasma) in microhematocrit tubes. this capability allows the development of a device which will rapidly, in a matter of… More

A NEW TECHNIQUE TO JOIN THE SMALL (0.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Charles d baker
Award Amount: $54,870.00
Abstract:
A new technique to join the small (0.05-2 mm diameter) vein and arteries using a dissolvable stent and proprietary semi-automatic wrapping device that sets and completes a cojoining in less than 1 minute. no staples are used and no vessel eversion is required. phase i of the sbir program will test… More

THIS FEASIBILITY STUDY WILL EVALUATE THE APPLICATION OF A SWEEPING ULTRASONIC PARTICLE TRANSPORTER FOR THE NONINVASIVECLARIFICATION OF AQUEOUS AND VITREOUS HUMOR.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Stephen c peterson , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
This feasibility study will evaluate the application of a sweeping ultrasonic particle transporter for the noninvasiveclarification of aqueous and vitreous humor. the final device would be a hand-held tool that would allow a physician to noninvasively manipulate micron- to millimeter-sized particles… More

ELECTRONICALLY STEERABLE AGILE BEAM ANTENNA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Stephen Peterson
Award Amount: $54,998.00

THE BIOEXTRACTION OF GALLIUM/GERMANIUM ORE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gail Bowers-irons
Award Amount: $49,991.00

ELECTRONICALLY STEERABLE AGILE BEAM ANTENNA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Stephen Peterson
Award Amount: $43,000.00
Abstract:
Tra proposes the development of a low cost, electronically steerable agile beam antenna. phase i development will examine the feasibility of the device configured as four quarter wave-length vertical elements(over a ground plane), a pin diode switching and phasing assembly, a dedicated control… More

THE BIOEXTRACTION OF GALLIUM/GERMANIUM ORE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gail Bowers-irons
Award Amount: $250,000.00
Abstract:
With the advent of high-grade sosurce depletion, environmental pollution costs and foreign competition, biohydrometallurgy is becoming both application and cost effective. the market strength of gallium and germanium is increasing while domestic ores decrease. tra believe that through bioleaching… More

ODS SOLDER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
This study will comprise an evaluation of an oxide dispersion strengthened (ods) solder. the degree of grain refinement and improvement in crack and creep of soldered joints when thermally cycled will be studied. other cast ods metal systems developed at tra have demonstrated grain refinement in the… More

DEVELOPMENT OF AN ULTRASONIC FILTER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $40,000.00
Abstract:
Tra proposes the development of a novel, non-caking ultrasonic filter. the device uses standard filter membranes placed in an acoustic field that traps and transports particles away from the filter surface. both solid and fluid particles suspended in a fluid medium may be acted upon by the moving… More

RS ODS TITANIUM-MOLYBDENUM ALLOY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
There is a need for lightweight alloys which are strong at elevated temperature and which can be fabricated to sheet, foil or plate for use in aerospace vehicles. the new alloys should provide at least a 200 degree fahrenheit advantage over present alloys. in this proposal the feasibility of a new… More

THE BIODEGRADATION OF POLYURETHANE PAINT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gail bowers-irons
Award Amount: $55,000.00
Abstract:
Recent work in the field of biodegradation indicates that existing hazardous and costly procedures could be replaced by microbial techniques. microbial degradation is safer and target selective and problems associated with complicated geometries, non-linear surfaces, are eliminated. the air force… More

NONSUBTRACTIVE MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING OF BLOOD FLOW

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: D n ghosh roy phd
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Technical research associates, inc. proposes to adapt digital transform technologies to improve upon the clinical effectiveness of angiographic imaging. this technology, when applied to magnetic resonance imaging (mri), will permit the imaging of vasculature in isolation from the overlying bone and… More

RAPID MICROHEMATOCRIT DETERMINATION DEVICE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Stephen c peterson phd
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
During phase ii development work on a continuous flow ultrasonic blood cell/plasma separator, technical research associates, inc. found that it was possible to compact the erythrocytes into bands in microhematocrit tubes. the process, using an ultrasonic standing wave, exerts forces sufficient to… More

DEVELOPMENT OF AN ULTRASONIC FILTER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Stephen c peterson phd
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Technical research associates proposes the development of a novel, noncaking ultrasonic filter, a device that uses standard filter membranes placed in an acoustic field to trap and transport particles away from the filter surface. both solid and fluid particles suspended in a fluid medium may be… More

ENHANCED CENTRIFICATION DEVICES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Stephen Peterson
Award Amount: $50,000.00

AN ULTRASONIC PLATELET HARVESTER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Stephen C Peterson Phd
Award Amount: $50,000.00

GRAPHITE REINFORCED COPPER ALLOYS FOR FUSION REACTOR APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr Joseph K Weeks
Award Amount: $50,000.00

URINARY INCONTINENCE DEVICE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Stephen C. Peterson , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $468,000.00
Abstract:
A four-element feasibility study is proposed to evaluate a novel idea for providing urinary bladder continence to incontinent individuals, especially the aged. the device is a nonsurgically inserted flexible seal. micturition can be initiated by an external seal controller. because the device can be… More

TIN REACTION MECHANISMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Joseph K Weeks , Manager Metallurgy & Material
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
Titanium hydride reaction with ammonia in the presence of a nickel catalyst to form titanium nitride shows unexpected kinetic behanvior. a fundamental study to determine if the cause of this behavior is related to titanium phase changes is proposed. the effects of nitrogen content on wetting of tin… More

GRAPHITE REINFORCED COPPER ALLOYS FOR FUSION REACTOR APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr Joseph K Weeks
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The first wall structure of fusion reactors will be exposed to hot plasmas and high heat fluxes. this research will determine the feasibility of using bidirectional graphite reinforcement in copper alloys to provide a transition between ceramic armor (which provides resistance to the plasma… More

SWITCHED HEMISPHERICAL ANTENNA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephen peterson
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Tra proposes the development of a switched hemispherical antenna for use on the sts, space stations and satellites. the antenna has the ability to scan over 2 pi steradians, sample signal strength from a beacon and route data to the appropriate sector. the on-board computer may be interfacedto an… More

CATALYTIC PROCESS FOR PRODUCING HIGH PURITY SILICON NITRIDE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Joseph k weeks
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Silicon nitride is a ceramic material known for its high temperature strength, toughness and thermal shock resistance. silicon nitride (si3n4) powder is commercially produced by high temperature reactions between nitrogen and silicon or silica and carbon. the objective of this program is to develop… More

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING OF PERFUSION OF BLOOD IN ORGANS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Tra proposes to apply nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (mri) techniques to investigate perfusion of blood in the organs. the aim of this project is to develop a model of perfusion and to establish procedures and formalisms for obtaining information about the specific permeability and void fraction… More

THE BIODEGRADATION OF FLUOROSILICONE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gail bowers-irons
Award Amount: $55,000.00
Abstract:
Important in aircraft, fluorosilicones are weatherproof, water resistant and most importantly, long-lived. however, there are normal maintenance and repair intervals during which the aircraft must be stripped. presently, phenolic solvents, hot alkali metals, fluorine gas or chlorine trifluoride are… More

ALGORITHMS FOR PARALLEL COMPUTERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Edwin m winter
Award Amount: $49,996.00
Abstract:
The technology of infrared and optical surveillance is an excellent candidate for parallel processing. increased sensitivity and greater coverage has greatly magnified the overall processing problem. tra with mrj proposes to utilize a state-of-the-art parallel processor, the connection machine, to… More

ENHANCED CENTRIFICATION DEVICES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Stephen Peterson
Award Amount: $392,000.00
Abstract:
It is proposed to apply novel ultrasound technology to the development of improved centrifugation equipment. this new device will use inclined surfaces in conjunction with ultra-sound force fields to substantially increase sedimentation. because this equipment can produce equivalent separation with… More

THE ENZYMATIC DEGRADATION OF POLYURETHANE PAINT BY SUBSTRATE ADDITION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gail Bowers-irons
Award Amount: $55,000.00

MANUFACTURE OF HIGH T(C) SUPERCONDUCTING COMPOSITE WIRES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph K Weeks
Award Amount: $50,000.00

AN ULTRASONIC PLATELET HARVESTER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Stephen C Peterson Phd
Award Amount: $495,749.00
Abstract:
Technical research associates, inc. proposes the developmentof a novel platelet-harvesting system based on a previously developed ultrasound separation technology. this technology, developed under an nhlbi grant, allows the sequential separation of cells based on their size, even those cells that… More

MANUFACTURE OF HIGH T(C) SUPERCONDUCTING COMPOSITE WIRES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph K Weeks
Award Amount: $250,000.00
Abstract:
In order to use the new ceramic superconductor materials in many applications, the normally brittle materials must be formed into wires. this proposal suggests a wet chemistry technique for forming the superconductor compound into a wire, which will then be coated with a metal jacket to protect the… More

ENHANCED PLATELET STORAGE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of this project is to design an apparatus and procedure to extend the vitality of stored human platelet concentrates for transfusion. experiments will be conducted that will simulate the condition of microgravity storage and at the same time keep most of the platelets away from… More

SELECTION OF OPTIMUM WASTE TREATMENT OPERATIONS FOR THE POLAR ENVIRONMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Robert W Okey , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Polar exploration and study of the polar world have brought about the necessity for housing engineers and scientists who produce liquid and solid wastes that must be disposed ofin what constitutes a hostile environment. this study dealswith selecting waste water techniques which when operating… More

IMPLANTABLE IDENTIFICATION DEVICE FOR SMALL ANIMALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
This project will develop a unique animal identification system consisting of a passive implantable and a hand-held active sensor device. phase i development will focus on an initial investigation of the implantable's characteristics with a secondary effort to design the sensor circuitry. small rats… More

COPPER INFILTRATED GRAPHITE FOR IMPROVED BRAZED JOINTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr Joseph K Weeks , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

THE ENZYMATIC DEGRADATION OF POLYURETHANE PAINT BY SUBSTRATE ADDITION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gail Bowers-irons
Award Amount: $156,767.00
Abstract:
Enzymes have been used in industry, for analytical purposes and in medicine since the turn of the century. the low concentration of enzymes which are normally produced by wild strains, however, was a considerable hindrance for new research and application until recent advances in fermentation… More

COPPER INFILTRATED GRAPHITE FOR IMPROVED BRAZED JOINTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr Joseph K Weeks , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The first wall structures for future fusion reactors are likely to consist of graphite or carbon/carbon composite brazed to an actively cooled metal substrate. this project involves a technique for vacuum infiltrating one side of thegraphite with molten copper. such infiltrated materials should be… More

THE BIODEGRADATION OF UNCURED FIBER-REINFORCED POLYMERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gail Bowers-irons
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Fiber-reinforced polymers comprise a significant fraction of the materials used in the fabrication of recent and developing air force weapon systems. epoxy, polyimide, phenolic and polyester resin bases, in conjunction with kevlar 49 aramid, carbon and glass supports, provide high-performance with… More

THE BIODEGRADATION OF CONFORMAL COATINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gail Bowers-irons
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Printed boards and components are coated with a protective film, called conformal coatings, primarily to prevent, or at least to minimize, degradation in electrical performance when subjected to environmental stresses. these conformal coatings are systems of synthetic resins that are dissolved in… More

ULTRASOUND ASSISTED ASSAY FOR TOXINS IN BLOOD

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Clifton G Sanders
Award Amount: $55,000.00
Abstract:
The long-term objective of this project is to successfully combine ultrasound technology developed at tra with assay methods and pectroscopic analytical techniques for detecting specific toxins in whole blood samples. the research in phase i of this proposal focuses on the application of this… More

DISPOSABLE PLASMAPHERESIS DEVICE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Owen Brimhall
Award Amount: $49,000.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of this project is to design, develop, and construct a fully disposable plasmapheresis device that will offer superior performance, reduction in costs, and increased safety for both clinicians and patients. preliminary investigations of blood separation using packed columns… More

LIVE PLANKTON CHARACTERIZATION IN FLUID FLOW

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dilip N G Roy
Award Amount: $55,000.00

ULTRASOUND-ENHANCED INVERTED BONE MARROW FRACTIONATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Owen D Brimhall
Award Amount: $50,000.00

EUTECTIC COMBINATIONS OF HYDROEYLAMMONIUM PERCHLORATE (HAP) AND OXIDIZERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr M Taylor Abegg
Award Amount: $55,000.00

THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SMALL-SCALE WATERFALL PAINT STRIPPING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ms Gail Bowers-irons , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $55,000.00
Abstract:
Technical research associates, inc. and hill air force base personnel have exchanged ideas and technologies in several air force sbir phase i and phase ii projects. in these projects, tra established successful polyurethane and epoxy paint degradation. an air force phase ii, now in progress, is… More

DUAL BAND MULTI-SPECTRAL FUSION FOR AIR VEHICLE DETECTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Edwin Winter , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,931.00
Abstract:
The detection of air vehicles is a challenging technical problem. a low cost approach using passive sensors in both the visible and mid-range infrared (mwir) is proposed. this approach exploits the advantages of each spectral region. visible light performs well only in the daytime, although cheap… More

COATED GRAPHITE FIBERS FOR HIGHLY CONDUCTIVE COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

DEVELOPMENT OF MULTIPURPOSE CENTRIFUGE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Owen D Brimhall , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $66,000.00

EUTECTIC COMBINATIONS OF HYDROEYLAMMONIUM PERCHLORATE (HAP) AND OXIDIZERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr M Taylor Abegg
Award Amount: $458,338.00
Abstract:
The objectives of this phase i effort are: i. study eutectic combinations of hydroxylammonium perchlorate and other oxidizers. a. develop the phase diagram of hap and ammonium perchlorate. b. develop the phase diagram of hap and potassium perchlorate. ii. study the effects of monoethanolamine… More

ULTRASOUND-ENHANCED INVERTED BONE MARROW FRACTIONATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Owen D Brimhall
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of this project is to design, develop, and construct a bone marrow separation device that will offer significantly superior performance compared with current methods of velocity sedimentation. in phase i, technical research associates, inc. (tra) will apply patented… More

DEVELOPMENT OF MULTIPURPOSE CENTRIFUGE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Owen D Brimhall , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $353,900.00
Abstract:
Tra proposes to develop, construct, and produce a small (130 in [3]) lightweight (2-3 lbs) multipurpose medical centrifuge for combat casualty care units. the centrifuge will be powered by either 110-220 vac, 50-60 hz or batteries and will be designed and tested to operate in extreme temperature,… More

COATED GRAPHITE FIBERS FOR HIGHLY CONDUCTIVE COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $489,981.00
Abstract:
Copper-graphite composites offer a unique combination of high thermal conductivity and high-temperature strength and modulus. they are particularly useful for thermal management in space power generation. however, because molten copper does not wet graphite, hot pressed copper/graphite composites… More

MOLYBDENUM COATING PROCESS USING LIQUID METALLO-ORGANIC PRECURSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Joseph K. Weeks
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
A new technique for depositing refractory metal coatings on ceramics or semiconductors is suggested. the process is based upon a liquid precursor which could be coated on semiconductor wafers using the same techniques which are currently used for liquid resist coatings. after baking, the liquid… More

A NOVEL GALLIUM ARSENIDE EXTRACTION/RECOVERY BIOPROCESS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Gail Bowers-irons , Biotechnology Division Manager
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The electronics industry has become a major economic force. by 1991, six percent ($758 million) of the total semiconductor market will be accounted for by gallium arsenide (gaas) components. gaas wafers will also account for a steady 6 percent share of total merchant wafer consumption through 1991.… More

BIODEGRADATION & BIOACCUMULATION OF METALS FROM SURFACE TREATMENT WASTES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gail Bowers-irons
Award Amount: $55,000.00
Abstract:
Chemically removed spent aircraft metals and their salts whose wastes are of great concern to the air force can include chromium, cobalt, nickel, aluminum, titanium and magnesium. environmental laws concerning the disposal of these waste materials are becoming increasingly strict and new processes… More

BIODEGRADATION OF AF MEDICAL WASTEPAPER PRODUCTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gail Bowers-irons
Award Amount: $55,000.00
Abstract:
In the past decade, wastepaper recycling has gained a wider acceptance. depletion of tree stocks, waste water treatment demands and environmental awareness have driven recycling both in government and industrial spheres. using greater quantitites of wastepaper stock reduces the need for virgin fiber… More

Polymer and/or Metal Matrix Composite Materials for Thermal Management of Electronic Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mr. Joseph K. Weeks
Award Amount: $49,000.00
Abstract:
1Heat sinks in the Navy Standard Electronic Module could be improved by increasing the thermal conductivity of the heat sink, decreasing its density and providing a better match between the coefficient of thermal expansion of the heat sink and the electronic circuit boards. Based upon a proprietary… More

TISSUE CULTURE SYSTEMS FOR ADULT NEURONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Catherine F Rappaport
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The overall objective is to prove the feasibility and further develop a new method for isolating and culturing neurons from adult mouse brains and cerebella. it is not now possible to culture neurons directly from adult animals. as a result, in vitro research in the neurosciences and in… More

Advanced Gun Barrel Design

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mr Joseph K Weeks
Award Amount: $54,650.00

NEW ACTUATORS FOR HUMAN SENSORY FEEDBACK

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Owen D. Brimmhall
Award Amount: $55,000.00

SATELLITE OBSERVATIONS OF HIGH CLOUDS IN THE TROPICS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William R. Hughes
Award Amount: $50,079.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

THE BIODEGRADATION OF SPENT PRE-PREG MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gail Bowers-irons
Award Amount: $55,000.00

NEW ACTUATORS FOR HUMAN SENSORY FEEDBACK

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Owen D. Brimmhall
Award Amount: $635,792.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of this project is to integrate terfenol-d into new actuator designs applicable to dexterous exoskeletal feedback systems for telerobotic applications. the development of new efficient, responsive, small, lightweight actuators is critical to the achievement of sensory feedback… More

THE BIODEGRADATION OF SPENT PRE-PREG MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gail Bowers-irons
Award Amount: $533,603.00
Abstract:
Thermoset resin impregnated yarns, fabrics and tapes (prepregs) comprise a significant fraction of the materials used in the fabrication of current and developing air force aircraft systems. two problems exist, however, with the prepreg materials. these materials have only a six-month shelf life and… More

Effect of Protein on 5-Fluorouracil and Cyclophosphamide

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Nathalie Chevreau
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Feeding rats a semipurified diet containing casein as a protein source results in severe gastrointestinal (GI) toxicity when the chemotherapeutic drug methotrexate (MTX) is given. However, when soy concentrate protein is used in place of casein, rats are completely protected from toxicity. The… More

ULTRASONIC FIELD-FLOW FRACTIONATION FOR PARTICLE SEPARATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Owen D Brimhall
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
This project is developing a novel separation technology based on new bulk separation parameters. field-flow fractionation (fff) is a well established separation method for separation of macromolecules and particlates. separation is effected by the combined action of an applied field force and a… More

NOVEL HIGH-SPEED STEEL COMPOSITE FOR IMPROVED HIGH TEMPERATURE AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jared Sommer
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
This project suggests a novel processing technique for fabricating a high-speed steel composite. a homogeneous dispersion of nano-sized oxide particles within the iron-based matrix substitutes for the carbide precipitates in current formulations, without complex heat treatments and extensive… More

High Emissivity Arcjet Thruster Anodes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jared Lee Sommer
Award Amount: $65,000.00

Advanced Development of a Novel Centrifuge and Collection Device for Corrosive Process Solutions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Owen D. Brimhall
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Carbon/Carbon Composites with Refractory Metal Tubes Formed In-situ for Improved Heat Transfer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph K. Weeks
Award Amount: $66,258.00

LIVE PLANKTON CHARACTERIZATION IN FLUID FLOW

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dilip N G Roy
Award Amount: $499,800.00

Advanced Gun Barrel Design

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mr Joseph K Weeks
Award Amount: $341,000.00
Abstract:
High rate-of-fire weapons are subject to significant barrel erosion as projectile velocity and burst lengths are increased. Bore temperatures exceeding the melting point of steel can be easily reached because of the low thermal conductivity of the steel barrel. Barrels comprised of copper/graphite… More

High Emissivity Arcjet Thruster Anodes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jared Lee Sommer
Award Amount: $375,000.00
Abstract:
High-power ammonia arcjet thrusters are being investigated as primary propulsion systems for carrying satellites into high altitude orbits. As a method to enhance the power levels and efficiency of the engine, the thermal emissivity of the outer anode surface must be substantially enhanced. Ideally,… More

Carbon/Carbon Composites with Refractory Metal Tubes Formed In-situ for Improved Heat Transfer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph K. Weeks
Award Amount: $281,500.00
Abstract:
In the next generation of air-breathing high-performance engines, significant engine performance improvements are envisioned by combusting hydrogen with air in a regeneratively cooled carbon/carbon composite combustion chamber. Surfaces subjected to aerodynamic heating will also be cooled by… More

FLEXIBLE THERMAL STRAP FOR ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Joseph Weeks
Award Amount: $59,887.00

Rapid Low-Cost Bacterial Screening of Banked Blood

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Owen Brimhall
Award Amount: $70,996.00
Abstract:
There is increasing awareness about the problems associated with blood transfusions. One concern isbacterial contaimination of blood bags. If contaminated blood is transfused, the person receiving thbecoming sick and dying. Current standards require that blood be visually inspected before leaving… More

Ultrasonic Field-Flow Fractionation of Blood Plasma

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Owen Brimhall
Award Amount: $99,501.00
Abstract:
This project continues the investigation of Ultrasonic forces coupled with Field-Flow Fractionationseparate macromolecules and cells. A prototype Ultrasonic Field-Flow Fractionation apparatus has beefabricated and tested. The device is configurable in three modes. Retention has been demonstrated… More

A Discontinuous Fiber Composite Interlayer for Increased Brazed Joint Reliability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jared L. Sommer
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Continuous Casting of Fabric Reinforced Copper/Graphite Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Weeks
Award Amount: $65,000.00

FLEXIBLE THERMAL STRAP FOR ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Joseph Weeks
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Space-based systems must dissipate tens to hundreds of watts for communications, housekeeping, etc. TRA proposes a novel thermal strap which would allow efficient energy conduction from heat sources to the structure of the spacecraft or to heat dissipation units. The thermal strap would utilize high… More

High Conductivity Composite Material for Power-Electronic Building Blocks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph K. Weeks
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Power Electronic Building Blocks are envisioned to allow large amounts of power to be controlled by small, modular blocks, with similar blocks being used for both military and commercial applications. In order to accommodate the large amounts of heat generated by the electronic switches within the… More

High Conductivity, Low-Cost Aluminum Composite for Thermal Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jared Sommer
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Among composite materials, aluminum/graphite and copper/graphite composites are potentially leading materials for use in high-performance electronic systems. The use of aluminum matrix (Al/Gr) composites for packaging material, however, have been severely limited because of the raw material and… More

Controllable Solid-State Pump for Missile Propulsion Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Owen D. Brimhall
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
New tactical missiles may require on-demand thrust control utilizing liquid propellent systems. the objective of this project is to develop a small, highly controllable, low cost. electrically driven high pressure liquid fuel pump to be used for tactical missile propulsion sustems. Phase I will… More

Novel Ultracapacitor Electrodes for High Power Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. Joseph K. Weeks , Vice President
Award Amount: $73,091.00
Abstract:
40532 November 12, 1996 Technical Research Associates, Inc. Capacitors with extremely high power densities (¿ultracapacitors¿) offer significant performance advantages in automotive applications by leveling the loads on the batteries. Current… More

HIGH FREQUENCY MAGNETOSTRICTIVE MOTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Owen D. Brimhall , Vice President
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Advanced Development of a Novel Centrifuge and Collection Device for Corrosive Process Solutions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Owen D. Brimhall
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed project is to design, develop, and construct equipment to centrifugally filter highly corrosive process solutions using a novel technology. Central to this new technology is a replaceable, reusable, inert polymer drum which is periodically removed as it fills with… More

Cooling Enhancements for Radiators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Owen D. Brimhall
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase I will test the application of high heat conducting carbon fibers to increase the efficiency of air/liquid heat exchangers. TRA's unique technology to apply molten copper to carbon fibers will allow the reliable construction of copper/graphite heat exchanger structures. Since TRA's… More

SBIR Phase I: Composite Lead Material for Power Electronic Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Weeks
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Controllable Solid-State Pump for Missile Propulsion Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Owen D. Brimhall
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
New tactical missiles may require on-demand thrust control utilizing liquid propellent systems. the objective of this project is to develop a small, highly controllable, low cost. electrically driven high pressure liquid fuel pump to be used for tactical missile propulsion sustems. Phase I will… More

Hyperspectral Resolution Enhancement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edwin Winter, Research Director
Award Amount: $99,559.00
Abstract:
The proposed work will demonstrate a new and innovative technique for improving the spatial resolution of hyperspectral image data. This technique, called Joint Endmember Determination and Unmixing, promises to combine a high-resolution panchromatic imagewith a lower spatial resolution… More

Airborne Detection of Disturbed Soil Using Electro-Optic (EO), Hyperspectral, Infrared (IR), and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Edwin M. Winter, Research Director
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"The proposed work will develop and demonstrate innovative sensor technology and algorithms for the detection of disturbed soil. This proposed effort will first investigate the remote sensing observables of soil disturbance as seen by electro-optical andinfrared sensors and SAR. Based upon this… More

Innovative Measurement Techniques for Space-Based Remote Sensing/Standoff Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edwin M. Winter, Vice Preseident
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
The resolution of hyperspectral sensors is typically much less than that achieved by panchromatic and multi-spectral sensors due to fundamental noise limitations. The proposed work will demonstrate a new and innovative technique based on linear unmixing,called Color Sharpening, which combines a set… More

Innovative Measurement Techniques for Space-Based Remote Sensing/Standoff Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edwin M. Winter
Award Amount: $744,000.00
Abstract:
The resolution of hyperspectral sensors is typically much less than that achieved by panchromatic and multi-spectral sensors due to fundamental noise limitations. The proposed work will demonstrate a new and innovative technique for improving the spatial resolution of hyperspectral image data and… More

Visualization Techniques for Multi- and Hyperspectral Imagery Exploitation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Edwin M. Winter, Research Director
Award Amount: $149,957.00
Abstract:
Hyperspectral and multi-spectral sensors are assuming a greater role in all aspects of military surveillance and intelligence. While many excellent packages exist for analyzing this data, there has been minimal progress made towards the development of techniques that focus on supporting/aiding the… More

Visualization Techniques for Multi- and Hyperspectral Imagery Exploitation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Edwin M. Winter, Vice President
Award Amount: $749,929.00
Abstract:
Technical Research Associates, Inc. proposes to develop Visualization Software for Multi- and Hyperspectral Imagery Exploitation. This Hyperspectral Visualization Environment (HVE) software will provide insight into hyperspectral and multi-spectral sensor data with maximum efficiency, by… More

Software Tools for Full Spectrum Analysis of Hyperspectral Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Michael E. Winter, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,902.00
Abstract:
Current hyperspectral analysis, used to extract information related to nuclear fuel cycle signatures, relies on principal component and matched filter processing, which may not fully exploit all of the information in the data. This project will develop an innovative method for: (1) using… More

Tools for Full Spectrum Analysis of Hyperspectral Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Michael E. Winter, Dr
Award Amount: $748,463.00
Abstract:
Hyperspectral sensor systems are currently under consideration for applications related to monitoring the nuclear fuel cycle and other signatures of interest to the nonproliferation community. These applications include the detection of camouflaged and concealed targets, gas plume detection and… More

Spectral Assisted Moving Vehicle Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Edwin Winter, Dr
Award Amount: $99,930.00
RI Contact: Paul G. Weber
Abstract:
The detection of activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction requires a capability of the automatic tracking of moving vehicles from an overhead platform. Current approaches rely on spatial-temporal characteristics coupled with moving object maps and tracking techniques. … More

Littoral Zone Characterization Using Merged Multi-Spectral Visible Electro Optic (EO) and Infrared (IR) Imagery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Edwin Winter, Vice-president
Award Amount: $79,962.00
Abstract:
Geopolitical changes over the last twenty years have led to significant changes in the type of warfare that the Navy and the Marines have been asked to undertake. The Navy is increasingly asked to operate in littoral regions, and even riverine areas, leading to new requirements for accurate… More

Visualization Techniques for Multi- and Hyperspectral Imagery Exploitation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Edwin Winter, Vice-president
Award Amount: $749,664.00
Abstract:
The Hyperspectral Visualization Environment (HVE) has been developed under SBIR funding for allowing the use of multi and hyperspectral data in the NAVAIR targeting process. These new data sources will allow the detection and targeting of hidden targets as well as better terrain classification. The… More