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Superconducting Wollaston Prism for Spin Echo Scattering Angle Measurement

Company: Adelphi Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …. Unfortunately, SANS is limited to studying molecular structures with sizes between 1 to 100 nm and so often misses larger details. Similarly, neutron radiography has played an important role in identifying and tracking hydrogen in structures from cracked aircraft wings to fuel… more

Hard X-ray Area Detector Using Direct Converter Layer

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …tant applications of higher energy synchrotron X-rays include measurement of strain and material evolution during processing, studies of composite materials and studies of layered systems such as environmental-barrier coatings, metal- nitride coatings and solid oxide fuel … more

Low cost infrared naNospectroscopy

Company: Anasys Instruments Corp Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … improvement in spatial resolution over conventional infrared microspectroscopy, enabling chemical analysis at the nanoscale. It has already been successfully applied to many applications, including polymer composites and films, photonic devices, organic photovoltaics, fuel … more

High-Performance Proton Exchange Membranes for Electrolysis Cells

Company: Amsen TechNologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …ill be evaluated by performance in high-pressure electrolysis operation. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The outcome of the innovation has the potential of providing DOE with high-performance ion-exchange membranes for PEM electrolyzers as well as fuel … more

Novel Structured Metal Bipolar Plates for Low Cost Manufacturing

Company: TreadStone Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The Department of Energy, working with industry groups has revised the technical, performance and cost targets to enhance the commercialization of proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) for transportation applications. The focus of this SBIR Phase II… more

Oriented Enzymatic Electrodes with Enhanced Charge Transfer

Company: CFD Research Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …ource for military and commercial systems. The approach is to develop a novel method for orienting enzymes immobilized onto the electrode surface that results in facilitated charge transfer. The proposed bio-electrode technology will be integrated into enzymatic fuel … more

Late Award - Optimizing the Cost and Performance of Composite Cylinders for H2 Storage using a Graded Construction

Company: Composite Technology Development, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … due to high carbon fiber costs. This work addresses the need for lower- cost tanks by utilizing recently-developed, low-cost fibers and graded composite designs. The Phase I/Phase II project seeks to reduce the cost of hydrogen storage vessels for fuel … more

Ionomer Dispersion Impact on Advanced Fuel Cell and Electrolyzer Performance and Durability

Company: Giner, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The ionomer dispersion technology invented at LANL has demonstrated great potential to significantly improve the lifetime of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells via accelerated stress tests. However, more validation and improvements are needed to make… more

Flexible Barrier Coatings for Harsh Environments

Company: GVD Corporation 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… more

Development of Cost-Effective YSZ Coating Methods for SOFC Interconnects

Company: MO-SCI Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) require robust seals that can prevent intermixing of air and fuel, remain inert in reducing and oxidizing environments while in contact with SOFC materials, and maintain their effectiveness through repeated thermal cycles.… more

Open-Source Visualization and Analysis Platform for 3D Reconstructions of Materials by Transmission Electron Microscopy

Company: Kitware Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Three-dimensional characterization of materials at the nano- and meso-scale has become possible with transmission and scanning transmission electron microscopes. Its importance has extended to a wide class of nanomaterialssuch as hydrogen fuel cells, solar… more

A Flexible Power Management System Architecture for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … energy state when the UUV is in setup and static modes, is necessary. The proposed current effort will expand and leverage the results achieved through the prior Phase STTR project by utilizing Lynntech"s experience in designing and integrating compact, hybrid fuel … more

Ultra-High Power Density Metal Supported SOFC Stack for High Efficiency Propulsion and Power Systems

Company: Materials & Electrochemical Research (MER) Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: This Phase I SBIR OSD project proposes the development and testing of a porous metal anode-supported intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cell (PMS-IT-SOFC) that exhibits high electrochemical efficiency, high degree of fuel utilization (reformed JP-8,… more

Ultra-High Power Density Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Stack for High Efficiency Propulsion and Power Systems

Company: NexTech Materials, Ltd. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: In this proposed SBIR project, NexTech Materials will design, develop, and validate a high power density and sulfur tolerant solid oxide fuel cell stack for operation on military logistic fuels, leveraging its established sulfur tolerant stack technology… more

Tailored Core-Shell Cathode Powders for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathodes

Company: NexTech Materials, Ltd. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Fuel cells are environmentally clean, quiet, and highly efficient devices for generating electricity and heat from natural gas, biomass, and other fuels. Of the various fuel cell types, solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), which operate at high temperatures, are… more

Sulfur Tolerant Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Stack

Company: NexTech Materials, Ltd. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This SBIR project is aimed at the design, development and demonstration of a power dense

New Approaches to Improved PEM Electrolyzer Ion Exchange Membranes

Company: Tetramer Technologies, L.L.C. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … system components and the cost of electricity for the electrolyzer unit operation. Tetramer Technologies, L.L.C., has developed a new membrane molecular architecture, which has demonstrated equivalent or better performance to the current Nafion materials under automotive fuel… more

In-Line Quality and Process Control in Solar and Fuel Cell Manufacturing

Company: Ultrasonic Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The program will develop a new quality and process control methodology and tool prototype for real-time inspection of crystalline silicon solar and ceramic solid oxide fuel cells. The Activation Station will be used in-line to reduce cost, save energy and… more

Flame-Assisted Flash Sintering for Ceramic-Coated Heat Exchangers

Company: nGimat, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … samples will be delivered. BENEFIT: The anticipated benefits/commercial applications of the Phase II R & D are low-cost, high-performance ceramic coatings in high-temperature applications such as heat exchangers, thermal barrier coatings, and solid-oxide fuel … more

YSZ Coated Ferritic Stainless Steel

Company: InnoSense LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The Department of Energy (DOE) desires technologies that will extend the nations energy reserves with efficient, less costly, environmentally responsible electric energy and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Integrated into the nations power grid system, Solid Oxide fuel … more

Generic Power/Propulsion Microcontroller for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Company: Leucadia Engineering LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: LE will look at two different next generation power/propulsion systems in Phase 1 in order to develop requirements for the generic microcontroller. The first is a hybrid fuel cell/battery hybrid power system based upon a UTRC design that LE is… more

Ultra-High Power Density Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Stack for High Efficiency Propulsion and Power Systems

Company: Redox Power Systems, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Redox is developing low temperature, high power density SOFC-based power generation systems for stationary and mobile applications. Basic cell and stack designs can be configured for a variety of applications because of the ability to operate over a range of temperatures at different efficiencies… more

Cost-Effective Highly Robust SOFC Interconnect Coating Process

Company: Sonata LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) offer exceptional promise for electrical power generation with reduced carbon footprint, but SOFC reliability must be improved for the technology to be widely commercialized. SOFCs utilize… more

Developing Quantitative Capabilities for a Scanning Microwave Impedance Microscope

Company: Primenano Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … of extreme importance to measure the functioning of sub-micron structures and devices. In particular, such electrical measurements could support the development and manufacture of advanced energy related materials used in technologies such as photovoltaic cells, fuel… more

Fully-Integrated Pressure and Temperature Sensitive Polymeric Nano-Coatings for Use in Hypersonic Facilities

Company: LeaTech, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …. The need for a polymeric pressure sensitive coating that was a true pressure sensor was initially addressed circa 2000 for use in marine environments. Since then work has focused on refining these formulations and extending them to other test environments, e.g. fuel… more