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High Specific Activity Sn-117m by Post Irradiation Isotope Separation

Company: IsoTherapeutics Group LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … EM mass separation is used in the production of enriched stable isotopes; however, the successful development of an economically viable EM facility for the production of short-lived medical isotopes presents new challenges. Primary issues involve ion… more

Development of light-weight, low-cost and high specific power organic solar modules with high radiation hardness

Company: Solarmer Energy Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … R & D, production development and system integration. Another important benefit of using OPV is the impact on the environment. Each 100 MW of installed OPV panels will save 80,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year. Each 100 MW of OPV will also replace 300 tons of batteries… more

Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) Software to Accelerate Underwater Acoustic Autonomous Modeling and Processing

Company: 3 Phoenix, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: 3 Phoenix, Inc. proposes to develop and evaluate technology that provides a substantial improvement in processing capability for autonomous sonar processing. Improved signal processing, automated classification and propagation models place additional loads on battery power. 3Pi… more

Thermal Isolation Technology for Large-Format Li-ion Batteries

Company: ADA Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Large format lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries with ineffective cell isolation are potentially hazardous when exposed to conditions such as crush, overcharge, discharge, high temperature and internal short circuit. The recent Boeing incidents… more

Development of Large-Aperture Periodically Poled Magnesium Oxide-doped Lithium Niobate

Company: AdvR, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …. However, it is technically challenging to periodically pole large-aperture chips with high fidelity, and none are commercially available. AdvR, Inc., proposes an innovative approach to produce cm-scale large-aperture periodically-poled magnesium oxide- doped lithium… more

Size-Resolved Chemistry of Newly-Formed Atmospheric Particles

Company: Aerosol Dynamics Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … the entire condensation-charging-evaporation process to a few tens of milliseconds, thereby minimizing the opportunity for chemical artifacts. Thermal desorption chemical ionization mass spectrometry data obtained using our condensation-evaporation system show clean ion… more

One Micrometer Resolution Structured Scintillator for Hard X-Ray Image Detection

Company: Agiltron, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … high energy X-rays on the synchrotron light source facility at the Lab. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Potential applications of the composite scintillator include, but are not limited to industrial facilities that use x-rays, neutrons, electron beams, or ion… more

Enhanced Capacitive Deionization using Carbon Electrodes Conformally Coated with Metal Oxides by Atomic Layer Deposition

Company: ALD NanoSolutions Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …of these carbon electrodes accounts for ~50% of the capital cost of a CDI system. Higher capacitance is derived from adding metal oxide coatings to the carbon electrodes that are employed for CDI. Metal oxide coatings are electrochemically active and store additional ions on… more

Smartphone Enabled Spectroscopic Gamma-Neutron Radiation Sensor

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … application will be designed, including evaluation of key algorithms needed to determine isotope identity. The final product will be an instrument primarily geared to first responders. It will be compact, easily transportable and possibly worn, battery operable and… more

Theory-Based High-QE Photocathode Development

Company: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: While substantial advancements have been made in realizing tube based large area detectors such as the Large Area Picosecond Photo-Detector (LAPPD), there is widespread agreement in the cathode community that a higher QE bialkali cathode is possible, and that the present… more

Expendable Acoustic Source for AUV Based Geoacoustic and Geotechnical Survey Operations

Company: Analysis, Design & Diagnostics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The EAS will be deployed by an LBS-UUV to conduct Naval Oceanographic Surveys in shallow water. The unit will consist of a housing containing a projector, a programmable power amplifier assembly, and a battery pack. The EAS projector will be designed to maximize the percentage… more

High-Performance Proton Exchange Membranes for Electrolysis Cells

Company: Amsen TechNologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Improvements in performance of the components are needed for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolyzers, which is one of the key technologies for DOEs hydrogen production plan. In particular, high- performance ion-exchange membranes are needed that can withstand… more

High Efficiency Electric Power Manager for Man-Portable Photovoltaic Systems

Company: APECOR Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Apecor will develop an advanced portable power manager for rapid field recharging of military rechargeable batteries from foldable photovoltaic (PV) panels as well as scavenged energy from any available power source. This power manager will be to directly support the soldier… more

Highly Efficient, High Power Density GaN-based DC-DC Converters for Grid-Tied Energy Storage Applications

Company: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …for grid-tied energy storage applications. The project approach will utilize a soft switching dual active bridge DC-DC converter with state-of-the-art GaN power semiconductor switches and advanced power packaging techniques to efficiently transform energy from a battery energy… more

Wireless Power for Battlefield Airmen Operation

Company: ArmorWorks, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …g to integrate wireless inductive power transfer technology on two prototype tactical vests. The focus of the phase II program would be the development and evaluation of a full-scale inductive power transfer system on a PRC-152 radio by both modifying and interfacing its battery… more

Pulse Power and Energy Sources for High Power Microwave and High Power Laser

Company: ASR Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … in excess of 100 Hz. When the oscillator is fully charged, an internal switch closes and the oscillator will begin to oscillate with the chosen antenna load to generate a wideband radiated signal. A secondary prime power supply will be based on thermal batteries for those… more

Reusable Extended Artificial Light Source

Company: Bodkin Design & Engineering, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …al light sources. BD & E proposes a collection of solid-state Lighting Modules based on high powered white Light Emitting Diode (LED) sources that can be networked together to provide sufficient illumination for any task. The devices can be powered by batteries or wall… more

Ultra-High Density Ion Propulsion From Ionic Liquids

Company: Busek Co. Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …tional testing to confirm validity of the theory. These finding predicted performance limits of the 2-D surface emission phenomena. The Phase II shall use the theoretical predictions to develop novel prototype emitters to confirm the theory and attain ultra high-density ion… more

Low-Cost, High-Efficiency Triode Magnetrons for Accelerator Applications

Company: Calabazas Creek Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: High efficiency, low cost RF sources are required for proton, ion, and muon accelerators. These sources must be compact and provide precise control of the output power. Currently only large, expensive klystrons can provide this performance. Calabazas Creek Research Inc. proposes… more

Robust RF Photocathodes

Company: Calabazas Creek Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Existing high quantum efficiency (QE) photocathodes experience very short lifetimes, often only a few hours. Because of the fabrication expense for these cathodes, commercial use is impractical for most applications. Photocathodes with long lifetime are needed to make photoguns… more

Low-Cost Radiation Detection Using a Smart Phone

Company: CapeSym, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … into the device, although the architecture is also compatible with scintillating detectors. The Phase I effort will demonstrate breadboard validation (Technology Readiness Level 4) of the novel processing architecture, leading to a commercial product that is a D-cell … more

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

Real-time, continuous and quantitative detection of bioavailable radionuclides and heavy metals in contaminated water at DOE sites

Company: ANDalyze Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Quantitative, real-time detection of hazardous metal ions on-site is an important goal and remains a significant challenge while monitoring sources such as potable, ground, surface and industrial waters. Quantitative analysis of trace elements is predominantly done by sending… more

Silicon Carbide MOSFET-based Full-Bridge for Fusion Science Applications

Company: Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … applications within the fusion science community, including feedback and control systems for dynamic plasma stabilization in tokamaks, inductive and arc plasma sources, Radio Frequency (RF) helicity and flux injection, RF plasma heating and current drive schemes, ion beam… more

High Gain and Frequency Ultra-Stable Integrators for ICC and Long Pulse ITER Applications

Company: Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … in the EHT integrator as they move toward longer-pulse operation to address scientific and engineering issues relevant to ITER. Beyond the fusion science community, integrators are used in high energy physics experiments, medical imaging instrumentation, and ion… more