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IMPROVED ULTRAFILTERS FOR BIOPROCESSING

Company: Abel Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1992 / 1
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PEDIATRIC BODY LEAD BURDEN BY X-RAY FLUORESCENCE

Company: ABIOMED, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1992 / 2
Abstract: THREE TO FOUR MILLION YOUNG CHILDREN FROM ALL LEVELS OF SOCIETY ARE EXPOSED TO ENVIRONMENTAL SOURCES OF LEAD AT CONCENTRATIONS THAT PLACE THEM AT RISK FOR ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS. YET, THERE IS NO TOOL AVAILABLE FOR MEASURING TOTAL PEDIATRIC BODY BURDEN OF LEAD. THIS PROJECT WILL DEVELOP AN X-RAY… more

LONG-TERM CENTRIFUGAL VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICE

Company: ABIOMED, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1992 / 2
Abstract: CENTRIFUGAL BLOOD PUMPS HAVE BEEN USED EXTENSIVELY FOR SHORT-TERM CIRCULATORY ASSISTANCE AND PERFUSION PUMPS. THEIR UTILITY FOR LONG-TERM VENTRICULAR ASSISTANCE IS LIMITED BY THROMBUS FORMATION AT THE SHAFT SEAL. ABIOMED, INC., WILL DEVELOP A MAGNETICALLY SUSPENDED CENTRIFUGAL BLOOD PUMP THAT WILL… more

AN OPTIMAL LASER SOURCE FOR SMALL-DIAMETER VASCULAR ANASTOMOSES

Company: ABIOMED, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1992 / 2
Abstract: THIS RESEARCH WILL DEMONSTRATE THAT A NEW 1.9-MU M LASER CAN PERFORM LASER-ASSISTED VASCULAR ANASTOMOSES OF SMALL-DIAMETER VESSELS (1 TO 5 MM). THE 1.9-MU M LIGHT HAS OPTIMAL ABSORPTION CHARACTERISTICS TO ENSURE AN EVEN DEPOSITION OF ENERGY IN THE VESSEL WALL. THIS SHOULD RESULTIN A MORE DESIRED… more

A PERIODONTAL TEMPERATURE AND DEPTH PROBE

Company: ABIOMED, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1992 / 2
Abstract: THE OBJECTIVE IS TO DEVELOP A PERIODONTAL PROBE CAPABLE OF MEASURING SITE TEMPERATURE AND POCKET DEPTH SIMULTANEOUSLY AND AUTOMATICALLY. THE PROBE IS INTENDED TO BE A RAPID SCREENING DEVICE FOR THE STATE OF PERIODONTAL HEALTH DURING ROUTINE DENTAL EXAMINATIONS. STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT THE INFLAMED… more

Field Localizaiton for Detection of Brain Generators

Company: ABRATECH CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1992 / 1
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ABDUCTIVE NETWORKS FOR SPACE SURVEILLANCE AND CLASSIFICATION

Company: ABTECH CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1992 / 2
Abstract: THE REQUIREMENTS OF SPACE WARFARE DICTATE THE NEED FOR INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES TO SOLVE COMPLEX SPACE OBJECT CLASSIFICATION PROBLEMS. ADVANCES IN COMPUTING SPEED AND EXISTING SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY ALONE ARE UNLIKELY TO RESULT IN A REAL-TIME DISCRIMINATION SYSTEMS CAPABLE OF MEETING THE COMPLEX… more

ABDUCTIVE/EXPERT SYSTEM CONTROLLER

Company: ABTECH CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1992 / 1
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THE POSTURE MONITOR

Company: ACADEMIC SOFTWARE, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 1992 / 1
Abstract: THE PROJECT DEVELOPS AND FIELDTESTS A COMMERCIAL PROTOTYPE SOFT- WARE/HARDWARE PACKAGE DESIGNED TO SUPPORT CHILDREN WHO HAVE LIMITED PHYSICAL CONTROL AND DIFFICULTY MAINTAINING APPROPRIATE POSTURE DUE TO NEOROLOGICAL DEFICITS. THE POSTURE MONITOR (PM) CONSISTS OF A MICROPROCESSOR-CONTROLLED… more

SCALABLE DIRECT ACCESS FRAME BUFFER

Company: Access Dynamics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1992 / 1
Abstract: CURRENT FRAME BUFFER TECHNOLOGY IS NOT OPTIMIZED FOR USE WITH GENERAL PURPOSE PROCESSORS. THIS PROPOSAL IS FOR A PROGRAM TO DEVELOP A BREADBOARD FRAME BUFFER WHICH IS EFFICIENTLY ACCESSED BY SUCH PROCESSORS. THE FRAME BUFFER IS BASED ON THE VME BUS AND IS SCALABLE TO LARGE AMOUNTS OF IMAGE MEMORY… more

COMPUTERIZED EMERGENCY OPERATION PROCEDURES RESEARCH

Company: Accident Prevention Group Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NRC / SBIR / 1992 / 1
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DEVELOPMENT OF A NIOBIUM SUPERCONDUCTING RF QUADRUPOLE LINAC

Company: Accsys Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 1992 / 2
Abstract: THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUPERCONDUCTING RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) ACCELERATOR STRUCTURES HAS PRIMARILY FOCUSSED ON HIGH ENERGYELECTRON ACCELERATORS AND HEAVY ION BOOSTERS FOR ELECTROSTATIC ACCELERATORS. HOWEVER, SEVERAL GROUPS HAVE SUGGESTED THAT THIS TECHNOLOGY MIGHT BE USED TO ACHIEVE A CONTINUOUSLY… more

ADVANCED ACCELERATORS BASED ON SUPERCONDUCTING BAND GAP STRUCTURES

Company: Accsys Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 1992 / 1
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Neural Network Figure of Merit Subsystem

Company: Accurate Automation Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1992 / 1
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METHODS FOR REDUCING PLASMA EFFECTS ON THE NASP

Company: Accurate Automation Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1992 / 1
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PARALLEL NEURAL NETWORK TOOLBOX FOR SUPERCOMPUTERS

Company: Accurate Automation Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1992 / 1
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Automated Passenger Order Recognition

Company: Accu-sort Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1992 / 1
Abstract: A bar code scanning system that provides in check processing of DoD travel orders. The system will determine seating priority for travelers to alleviate long lines and congestion as travel volume increases in the future. The system can be expandable to include passenger/baggage reconciliation and… more

VOLUME HOLOGRAPHIC, RANDOM ACCESS, NO MOVING PARTS READ-ONLY MEMORY DEMONSTRATION

Company: Accuwave Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1992 / 1
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LANDFILL GAS RECOVERY FOR COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS VEHICLES AND FOOD GRADE CARBON DIOXIDE

Company: Acrion Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 1992 / 2
Abstract: LANDFILL GAS (LFG), COMPRISED OF METHANE (CH4) AND CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2) IN ROUGHLY EQUAL PROPORTIONS ALONG WITH MYRIAD TRACE CONTAMINANTS, IS NOW ESSENTIALLY A WASTED RESOURCE THAT COULD PROVIDE LOCALLY SIGNIFICANT SUPPLEMENTALENERGY. LFG HAS BOTH EXPLOSIVE AND TOXIC PROPERTIES THAT MUST BE… more

True Three Dimension (3D) Display

Company: ACT Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1992 / 1
Abstract: We live in a three dimensional world, where we can go around an object and observe it from all angles. The current displays: TVs, movie screens, and computer monitors are all two dimensional devices. These displays give us only "flattened" realities. The missing third dimension carries with it… more

COST REDUCTION DESIGNS OF A LARGE RANGE OF HIGH PERFORMANCE PM ALTERNATORS AND CONTROLS WITH A PARALLEL EMPHASIS ON ...

Company: Active Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1992 / 2
Abstract: FOUR BEARINGLESS, SHAFT MOUNTED GENERATORS WITH OUTPUTS OF 10, 100, 500 AND 1000 WATTS OF 12-15 V DC WILL BE DESIGNED AND COMPUTER MODELED TO BE DRIVEN BY MODEL AIRPLANE SIZE RECIPROCATING ENGINES. DESIGN COMBINATIONS OF IRONLESS DISK AND IRON LAMINATION CYLINDRICAL GENERATORS USING RARE EARTH AND… more

Solid-State Pumped 3-5 Micron Lasers

Company: Aculight Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1992 / 1
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A MICROWAVE INDUCED PLASMA SPECTROMETER FOR REAL TIME ANALYSIS OF AIR TOXIC METALS IN FLUE GAS

Company: ADA Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 1992 / 1
Abstract: THE CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA) AMENDMENTS OF 1990 DEFINED 189 INDIVIDUAL HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS THAT MUST BE MONITORED AND CONTROLLED. AT PRESENT, NO AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGY EXISTS FOR THE RELIABLE, REAL TIME ANALYSIS OF THE SEVERAL METALLIC SPECIES IDENTIFIED AS AIR TOXIC IN THIS REGULATION. THE ABSENCE OF… more

APPLICATION OF NOVEL FILTRATION TECHNOLOGIES TO A MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC PROCESS

Company: ADA Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 1992 / 1
Abstract: A COMBUSTION-DRIVEN MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC (MHD) ELECTRIC POWER GENERATOR COMBINED WITH A STEAM POWERPLANT OFFERS A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN EFFICIENCY OVER THAT OF THE CONVENTIONAL STEAM POWERPLANT. THE MHD PROCESS, HOWEVER, PRODUCES AN AEROSOL THAT IS DIFFICULT TO COLLECT BECAUSE OF HIGH… more

REMOVAL OF AIR TOXIC METALS EMISSIONS FROM FOSSIL-FUEL COMBUSTION SOURCES

Company: ADA Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 1992 / 1
Abstract: AIR TOXIC METALS AND THEIR COMPOUNDS ARE PRODUCED FROM THE COMBUSTION OF FOSSIL-FUELS. THE COMBUSTION OF COAL AND FUEL OIL REPRESENTS AN EXTREMELY LARGE CATEGORY OF SOURCE EMISSIONS. RESEARCH IS PROPOSED THAT WILL PROVIDE A MEANS FOR REMOVING THE VOLATILE METAL CONTENT OF FLUE GAS GENERATED FROM… more