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Efficient Manufacturing of Low Defect Density SiC Substrates using a Novel Defect Capped Planarization Assisted Growth (DC-PAG) Method

Company: Sinmat Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …, high frequency and alternative energy applications. Silicon carbide (SiC) power devices can be used in applications such as solar inverters, power conversion in computing and network power supplies, variable-speed drives for industrial motors and hybrid electric … more

Radiation-Hardened Adaptive Modular Power System

Company: Physical Optics Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … space programs. This technology has applications in a variety of military sectors, including power management of the myriad of wearable electronics currently used by the dismounted warfighter. Commercial applications include growing business sectors such as electrical … more

Low Cost Radiator for Fission Power Thermal Control

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … and demonstrate overall system performance. This SBIR project by ACT will develop a single-facesheet Variable Conductance Heat Pipe (VCHP) radiator, operating near 450K, to support the Technology Demonstration Unit (TDU) for surface power and 100kW-class electric … more

Real-Time In-Situ Metrology for Lithium-Ion Battery R&D and Manufacturing

Company: Applied Spectra, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … and process control. For battery performance, reliability and safety, it is important to verify that nano- and micro-structures meet the chemical/physical design specifications. The demand for Li-ion batteries has the potential to spread into areas other than electric vehicles… more

Multi-Module, Scalable, High Power Density, Radiation-Hardened Power Converter Interface Systems for Space Rated Li-Ion Battery in Satellite Applicati

Company: Arkansas Power Electronics International Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … module = reduced procurement costs 2) Unprecedented efficiency and power density gains through the use of GaN FETs 3) Improved reliability/rad-hard cell balancing circuit (minimal active = device count) Additionally, APEI, Inc. has identified high voltage hybrid electric… more

High coercivity, high energy product Nd-Fe-B magnets with less or no dysprosium

Company: Electron Energy Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: High performance motors, like those in hybrid electric vehicles, use high performance Nd-Fe-B magnets that contain up to 12 wt% of dysprosium (Dy) in order to increase the coercivity, and avoid demagnetization at elevated temperatures. However, the global… more

Cost-Effective Rare Earth Element Recycling Process from Industrial Scrap and Discarded Electronic Products to Valuable Magnetic Alloys and Permanent Magnets

Company: Electron Energy Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Rare earth element (REE) based Nd-Fe-B and Sm-Co permanent magnets have been widely used because of their excellent magnetic properties. The applications of Nd-Fe-B and Sm-Co rare earth permanent magnets include hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), power… more

New, High Capacity, High Rate Cathode Material for Li-ion Batteries

Company: Farasis Energy, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … of safe, low cost very high capacity Li-ion battery cells and systems. These cells will meet the needs of a wide range of advanced applications in the automotive, telecommunications and military supply industries. Some of these applications include electric and hybrid electric… more

1200 V/50 A AlGaN-GaN-Si MOS-HFETs and Schottky Rectifiers

Company: GeneSiC Semiconductor Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DoEs recent emphasis on increasing fuel economy requires electrification of the vehicle powertrain, thus leading to extended range electric vehicles (EREVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), battery electric vehicles… more

Scalable, Wide Bandgap Integrated Circuit Technology for Wide Temperature, Harsh Environment Applications

Company: InnoSys Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … and other dual use needs which are both vast and diverse for both the military and commercial sectors and markets and include, for example, aeronautics, off-grid and solar, industrial and semiconductor sputtering, food processing, large electric motor control, electric … more

SBIR Phase I: PowERazor: an Innovative Electronic Packaging Technology for Manufacturing High-reliability, High-density Power Electronics Modules

Company: NBE Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …ess Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I project is aimed at demonstrating the feasibility of an electronic packaging technology for manufacturing power electronics modules that are critical for electrical energy processing in a wide range of systems, such as hybrid or electric… more

Synthesis of a Potential Fast Ionic Conductor for Mg+ Ions

Company: Powdermet Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … will allow application of that substance as membrane in magnesium-air batteries. These batteries will be much cheaper, safer, and at the same time store much more energy than lead-, lithium- or sodium batteries with the same weight. Such batteries would be ideal for electric… more

Computational Design and Development of Low Cost, High Strength, Low Loss Soft Magnetic Materials for Traction Drive Motor Applications

Company: QuesTek Innovations LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … for the stator during high frequency operation of the motor, would lead to significant cost savings to help achieve the DOE motor cost targets. One of the critical limitations in the design of the high speed interior permanent magnet (IPM) motors used in current hybrid … more

High Capacity Hybrid Ultracapacitors for HEVs

Company: TDA Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Mild and power assist hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) have power requirements that require high power energy storage unattainable by current batteries. To compensate, batteries are oversized, leading to excess cost and weight. In addition, micro HEVs use… more

Thermal Management of Electrical Actuation System via Enhanced Air Circulation

Company: Rini Technologies Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … force. By significantly enhancing air circulation in bays, EMAs located there can operate at much higher power without overheating. It is anticipated the proposed TM system can find application in the cooling of electric motors and generators in hybrid and electric vehicles… more

Scalable, Wide Bandgap Integrated Circuit Technology for Wide Temperature, Harsh Environment Applications

Company: United Silicon Carbide, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … critical information for the major R & D work in Phase II aimed at developing and commercializing basic analog and logic circuits capable of operation up to 500oC. BENEFIT: Various harsh environment applications, such as the propulsion systems of hybrid and all-electric… more

High-Energy, High-Power Light Weight Lithium Ion Batteries For Electric Drive Vehicle

Company: Yardney Technical Products, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, and plugin hybrid electric vehicles (EVs, HEVs, and PHEVs) are emerging technologies that can significantly reduce petroleum usage in… more

High Energy and Power Density Electrical Energy Storage Device

Company: Advanced Ceramics Manufacturing Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …. A high energy density / high power density capacitor would reduce/eliminate dependency on chemical batteries. High performance Ultra Capacitors would be of broad interest for grid storage/stabilization, directed energy weapons, rail guns, commercial hybrid/electric … more

Next Generation Nano-electronic Circuit Elements Using Graphene Nano Ribbons

Company: Digital Optics Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … by military in night vision goggles or for thermal body imaging and may eventually be incorporated into smart phones. A new class of graphene based electrochemical super-capacitors are being investigated for applications requiring high power density such as electric … more

A High Energy, High Power all Solid State Battery

Company: Excellatron Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Conventional Li ion batteries have a number of limitations that prevents them from becoming the energy storage media for electric (EV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). Many of these limitations could be ultimately traced to properties and limitations of… more

High Performance Ultracapacitors for Spacecraft

Company: Boulder Ionics Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: …, the higher power density of ultracapacitors will enable increased capability, including higher power burst communications, actuators and thrusters. Commercial applications of high-energy ultracapacitors include windmill blade pitch drives, vehicle starting, hybrid-… more

SBIR Phase II: Engineered Solid Electrolyte Interphase Films for Silicon-Based Lithium Insertion Anodes

Company: ELECTROCHEMICAL MATERIALS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: …atteries to reach capacities 30 to 40% higher than conventional lithium-ion batteries for more than 1000 cycles. The broader impacts/commercial potential of this project is that higher capacity lithium-ion batteries will be quickly realized in portable electronics and electric… more

SBIR Phase II: Sulfur-infused carbon nanostructures for High Energy Density Secondary Batteries

Company: NOHMS Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … can be harnessed and scaled economically, they are expected to disrupt current lithium ion cell technology because of their higher energy density and the low cost and wide-spread availability of sulfur. Li-S batteries could transform the mobile device market, the electric… more

SBIR Phase I: High Capacity Li2S-Si Rechargeable Batteries for Energy Storage Applications

Company: NOHMS Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …) currently have a market of $11-13 billion and the sales are expected to increase to at least $40 billion by 2020. LIBs are widely employed in portable electronics and are expected to be the driving force for development of the new generation of hybrid and electric … more

Thermoelectric Systems for High-Efficiency, Low-Cost Vehicle Waste Heat Recovery

Company: Creare Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … to provide highly reliable power generation at low cost. Commercial Application and Other Benefits The thermoelectric generating system will improve fuel efficiency when installed in the exhaust systems of cars, trucks, and buses, with particular benefits to hybrid electric… more