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Novel Solid Electrolyte Based Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

Company: Giner Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Conventional lithium-ion batteries demonstrate great potential for applications in electrical vehicles, but they face some major challenges such as low energy density and high cost. It is worthwhile to pursue alternative strategies to address the… more

Flexible Barrier Coatings for Harsh Environments

Company: GVD Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: There is a need to reduce the cost and improve the reliability of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and their supporting infrastructure to enable FCEV competitiveness. Many reliability problems stem from plastic and elastomer seals employed in hydrogen systems that… more

New Non-Carbonate Organosilicon Enhanced Safety High Temperature Electrolyte

Company: Silatronix Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …rochemical stability. Their interaction and safety profile with high energy density cathode and anode materials will be evaluated. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Success of this program will lead to lower cost and better performing Li-ion batteries for electric… more

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

Unconventional wound glass capacitor component for Power Modulator in RF Accelerator

Company: PolyK TechNologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The high energy density energy storage device can also be used in other pulsed power systems such as medical defibrillators, military directed energy weapons, and power conditioning systems such as hybrid electric … more

Innovative Process for Production of Neodymium Metal and Neodymium-Iron Master Alloy

Company: Boston Electrometallurgical Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Neodymium is an essential element for the powerful permanent magnets used wind turbines, electric vehicles, and other applications. However, neodymium is classified by the Department of Energy as critical due to insufficient and insecure supply, including a virtual monopoly by… more

Late Award - Nanocomposite Coatings for Low-Cost Motor Windings in Electric Vehicles

Company: Ngimat Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Electric vehicles, including hybrids in the nearer term, are the principal transportation technology by which the United States can become independent of foreign oil, can become energy independent overall, and can effect control over greenhouse emissions. … more

Low-cost, High-capacity Lithium Ion Batteries through Modified Surface and Microstructure

Company: Navitas Systems, Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This SBIR Phase II project will result in new battery technology to reduce the cost and extend the range of electric vehicles. This addresses the two key barriers that are limiting electric vehicle adoption.

High Energy Anode Material Development for Li-Ion Batteries

Company: Sinode Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Development and commercialization of SiNode electrode materials for Li-ion batteries can significantly increase the storage capacities of state-of-the-art batteries for electric vehicles. These materials are manufactured via a scalable process that can meet… more

Demonstration of a Fuel Cell Electric Truck for Waste Transportation

Company: Vision Industries Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … in demonstration service with the Santa Monica Publics Works Division , in the City of Santa Monica, California. This project aims to measure and demonstrate operational cost - effectiveness, emission reduction and commercial viability of a heavy-duty fuel cell electric … more

HV Storage Capacitors for High Current Pulse Power Applications

Company: Sigma Technologies International Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …acitor chips with a voltage rating of 1KV to 5KV will be stacked in parallel configuration to form a small surface mounted capacitor block. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Commercial applications include inverter DC-Link capacitors for hybrid and electric … more

High Voltage Capacitors for DC-Link Applications

Company: Sigma Technologies International Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: A high energy density capacitor with superior life and reliability will be developed that is a key component of power semiconductor inverter circuits, used in automotive hybrid and electric vehicles, rail transit, wind power generators, photovoltaics, and… more

Construction of High Energy Density Batteries

Company: Physical Sciences Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …t the ability to scale the relevant techniques as required for wide-scale adoption. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The developed techniques will allow the design of cells offering higher energy densities at the lower costs required for use in electric … more

Low Cost Radiator for Fission Power Thermal Control

Company: Advanced Cooling Technologies 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, Inc. 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