Abstract:The objective is to develop a practical method for measurement of cochlear morphometric and physiological responses from fluorescent microscope images of cochlear tissue. Fluorescent molecular probes are chosen for the particular purpose of the experiments, i. e., marking the location and… more
Abstract:THE U.S. NAVY AND MARINE CORPS HAS IDENTIFIED THE NEED FOR A FAST FIEL6L-PORTABLE SPECTRORADIOMETER. THIS CAPABILITY WILL ALLOW MARINE CORPS AND NAVY PERSONNEL TO DETECT TARGETS IN A CLUTTERED BACKGROUND.THE TARGETS CAN RANGE FROM MINES TO TANKS AND ROCKET LAUNCHERS. THE BACKGROUNDS CAN RANGE FROM… more
Abstract:The proposed effort analyzes five spectral imaging radiometer concepts with the goal of developing an infrared spectral imaging radiometer (IRSIR) for use in high performance aircraft. The desired performance characteristics for this IRSIR are: high optical throughput, a small physical package, and… more
Abstract:Spinal cord injury is one of the most serious injuries the nervous system can sustain. Injuries involving the cervical region of the spinal cord result in quadriplegia, in which movement of the upper extremities is compromised, lower extremity movement is essentially impossible, and bowel, bladder,… more
Abstract:COMPUTING SYSTEMS THAT USE COMPLEX GRAPHIC AND IMAGE-BASED INFORMATION REQUIRE THE STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL OF VERY LARGE DATA FILES. OPTICAL DISK SYSTEMS OFFER THE LARGEST STORAGE CAPACITY OF ANY RANDOM ACCESS STORAGE SYSTEM. A MAJOR COST ITEM IN THESE DRIVES IS THE HIGH POWR LASER DIODE REQUIRED.… more
Abstract:We will develop a new technology to address the need for a routine clinical method to preserve tissue for cytochemical assay. The new technology addresses the fact that frozen specimens are preferred for bioactivity, but available methods give inaccurate data. The method LYOPHILM combines… more
Abstract:THIS PROPOSAL IS CONCERNED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INFRARED/MILLIMETER WAVE DETECTOR USING THE BULK, NON-LINEAR CURRENT-VOLTAGE CHARACTERISTICS OF HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTING THIN FILMS. SUCH DEVICES, WHICH ARE INFLUENCED BY INTERGRAIN WEAK LINKS, CAN CONVERT (RECTIFY), AND THEREFORE DETECT,… more
Abstract:Time-delays and limited sensory feedback of remote telerobotic systems tend to disorient teleoperators and dramatically decrease the operators\' performance. To eliminate these effects, Innovation Associates will design a Virtual Environment for Undersea Telepresence (VEUTel) system. The VEUTel… more
Abstract:To provide the Air Force with the capability of measuring optical wave-front properties around aerodynamic structures in wind tunnels, Innovation Associates proposes to develop a High-Speed, Aero-Optical Wave-frong Characterization System (AWCS) which is capable of recording 64,000 or higher… more
Abstract:TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR CONTENT-BASED ORGANIZATION AND RETRIEVAL OF ELECTRONIC IMAGES FROM LARGE DATABASES WILL PROVIDE A GREATLY NEEDED RELIEF FROM THE EVER GROWING AMOUNT OF VISUAL INFORMATION GATHERED BY INDUSTRIES AND INDIVIDUALS ALIKE. CURRENT APPLICATIONS OF IMAGE INFORMATION SYSTEMS DO NOT… more
Abstract:A NOVEL DESIGN AND INITIAL PROTOTYPE OF A BLOOD PUMP USED FOR EXTRACORPOREAL CIRCULATION IS PRESENTED. DUE TO THE UNIQUE DESIGN, THE PUMP HAS IMPORTANT DESIRABLE PROPERTIES NOT FOUND IN CURRENT DRIVERS, THE STANDARD ROLLER AND THE CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS. THESE PROPERTIES INCLUDE INHERENT PRESSURE… more
Abstract:The ordnance compounds 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) and hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) are major soil contaminants in locations of interest to the United States Navy. This project will develop a system based on a soil slurry reactor that will use microorganisms to effect complete… more
Abstract:MECHANICAL SYSTEMS SIMULATION (MSS) IS THE TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATED WITH THE ANALYSIS OF SYSTEMS UNDERGOING LARGE OVERALL MOTION. AN AUTOMOBILE PERFORMING A LANE CHANGE MANEUVER AT 55 MPH AND A SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITING THE EARTH WHILE PERFORMING SATELLITE RETRIEVAL, ARE TYPICAL EXAMPLES. THE STABILITY… more
Abstract:A DEVICE FOR MONITORING TIME TEMPERATURE HISTORY IS PROPOSED. THE SENSING COMPONENT OF THE DEVICE, UNLIKE OTHER COMPETING SENSORS, DOES NOT REQUIRE ELECTRONIC DATA RECOVERY OR HAVE A NARROW TEMPERATURE RANGE OF OPERATION. THE SENSOR FUNCTIONS BY USE OF A PROPRIETARY CHEMICAL REACTION TO STORE DATA… more
Abstract:NEOGEN CORPORATION HAS DEVELOPED NUMEROUS IMMUNOASSAYS CURRENTLY IN WIDE COMMERCIAL PRACTICE TO DETECT AND QUANTIFY TOXIC RESIDUES (E.G. MYCOTOXINS, SULFONAMIDES). TECHNOLOGY IS CURRENTLY BEING DEVELOPED FOR DETECTING AND QUANTIFYING THE DEVELOPMENTALLY REGULATED ENZYME… more
Abstract:Advances in laptop PC technology now make it feasible to develop a portable, digital neurophysiologic recording and analysis system that will fit in a standard briefcase and run on batteries. We have previously developed a powerful general-purpose software "virtual instrument" which is capable of… more
Abstract:VANADOUS FORMATE IS USED IN THE LOMI PROCESS FOR CHEMICAL DECONTAMINATION OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS TO REDUCE THE EXPOSURE TO RADIATION BY PLANT PERSONNEL. IN THIS PROCESS, VANADOUS FORMATE IS USED TO PARTIALLY REDUCE IRON AND NICKEL OXIDES THAT CONTAIN RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS, PRIMARILY COBALT OXIDE.… more
Abstract:Prostaglandin E isomerase (known as PGE2 synthase also) catalyses the isomerization reaction in which prostaglandin endoperoxide (PGH2) is converted to PGE2. The potent biological activities of PGE2 indicate an important role for prostaglandin E isomerase in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease,… more
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