Humbug Mountain Research

P.O. Box 1380
Duarte, CA 91009

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 7
Total Value of Awards $480K
First Award Date 01/01/84
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/96

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Vetter Dr. Alan A. Vetter 7

7 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 1996
Budget: 01/01/96 - 12/31/96

The Royal Presence Certifier (RPC) provides the beekeeper with a device for determining that the European honey bee queen which was initially resident in a managed hive remains present without the beekeeper having to open the hive for inspection. The RPC functions by sensing the movement of a tag (glued to the dorsum of the queen's thorax) pass...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 1994
Budget: 01/01/94 - 12/31/94

THE PORTABLE PRECISION LOCATION MAPPER PROVIDES THE AGRICULTURAL USER WITH A MECHANISM FOR DETERMINING AND RECORDING POSITIONS WITH HIGH PRECISION. THIS DEVICE USES THE GLOBAL POSITION SYSTEMS SATELLITE SIGNALS, CORRECTED FOR LOCAL AND INDUCED DISTORTION, TOGETHER WITH INERTIAL AND OTHER NAVIGATIONAL AIDS FOR ITS POSITION DETERMINATION.. SOFTWAR...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 1992
Budget: 01/01/92 - 12/31/92

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 1991
Budget: 01/01/91 - 12/31/91

RIFFLE DISTRIBUTORS ARE INSTALLED AT PULVERIZED COAL-FIRED POWER GENERATING STATIONS TO DIVIDE THE FLOW OF PNEUMATICALLY CONVEYED COAL PARTICLES FROM THE PULVERIZER INTO TWO OR MORE STREAMS. THE DESIGN OF CONVENTIONAL RIFFLEDISTRIBUTORS HAS BEEN BASED ON SINGLE-PHASE FLOW CHARACTERISTICS. HOWEVER, WHEN PARTICLES ARE ADDED TO THE CONVEYING AIR, T...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 1988
Budget: 01/01/88 - 12/31/88
PI: Unavailable

INSTRUMENTATION BASED ON ACOUSTICAL RESONANCE MEASUREMENT WILL BE DEVELOPED TO MONITOR THE FLOW RATE OF PNEUMATICALLY CONVEYED PULVERIZED COAL AND TO CONTROL COMBUSTION STOICHIOMETRY. AN INSTRUMENT CONFIGURATION WILL BE IMPLEMENTED AND TESTED IN A CLOSED-LOOP LABORATORY TEST RIG AND AT A COAL-FIRED ELECTRICAL UTILITY POWERPLANT. THIS EFFORT ALSO...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 1988
Budget: 01/01/88 - 12/31/88

THE ACOUSTICAL RESONANCE MEASUREMENT PROVIDES A NONINTRUSIVE AND REAL-TIME MEASUREMENT OF MASS LOADING AND SIZING OF PARTICLES FLUIDIZED BY A GAS PHASE. THE SOUND SPEED OF A TWO-PHASE MIXTURE OF PARTICLES IN GAS DECREASES AS THE MASS DENSITY OF THE PARTICLES INCREASES. BY MEASURING THE DECREASE IN THE RESONANT FREQUENCIES, WHICH ARE LINEARLY REL...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 1984
Budget: 01/01/84 - 12/31/84

THE ACOUSTICAL RESONANCE MEASUREMENT FOR DETERMINING THE PARTICLE MASS LOADING IN FLUIDIZING GAS HAS BEEN SHOWN TO BE POSSIBLE FOR PULVERIZED COAL FLUIDIZED BY AIR IN POWER PLANT COAL PIPING, BUT THE DATA CANNOT BE INTERPRETED BY EMPIRICAL OR LINEAR ACOUSTICAL ANALYSIS. AN EVALUATION, WITH NONLINEAR ACOUSTICAL ANALYSIS, OF THIS NEW, NONINTRUSIVE...