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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. Rapid Assessment of Distribution Line Damage via Autonomous UAV

    SBC: Brains4Drones LLC            Topic: 05b

    Two-thirds of all electric outage minutes are weather-related, mostly the result of damage to above ground distribution lines. These outages cost the U.S. economy between $18 and $33 billion per year. We propose to rapidly assess line damage immediately following an extreme weather event using specially equipped unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Efforts to restore power start with the utility’s s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  2. Free Piston Linear Motor Whole Air Compressor for Treaty Monitoring

    SBC: KAI, LLC            Topic: 04a

    Under the Department of Energy’s Ground-based Nuclear Detonation Research and Development (GNDD R&D) Program, the Air Force Technical Application’s Center (AFTAC) monitors for nuclear explosions through high altitude whole-air gas sampling using compressors to inject air into a high-flow air stream or store in a high-pressure vessel. The existing compressors have proven reliability issues with ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  3. Development of REBCO-based Symmetric Tape Round (STAR) wire forthe Next Generation High-field Compact Accelerator Magnets

    SBC: AMPEERS LLC            Topic: 26a

    There is substantial interest in the upgrading the existing High Energy Physics accelerators to higher energy levels so as to probe deeper into the subatomic scale and unlock the mysteries of the Universe. Such upgrades to higher energy levels would require use of High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) magnets which can generate magnetic fields levels of 20 T and beyond. Canted Cosine Theta (CCT) b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  4. Biodegradable Lubricant from Esterified Propoxylated Glycerol

    SBC: Tetramer Technologies,L.L.C.            Topic: 15a

    Current hydropower facilities employ a variety of electrical and mechanical equipment that necessitate the use of lubricants to ensure efficient operation of said equipment. The lubricants, either oils or greases, aid in reducing friction, dissipating heat, prevent oxidation, and seal of water and debris from vital areas of the equipment. During operation, equipment may be submerged or otherwise c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  5. Transparent Conductive Anodes for Solid-State Lighting

    SBC: Tetramer Technologies,L.L.C.            Topic: 09b

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that in 2017, the U.S. residential sector and the commercial sector used about 273 billion kilowatthours of electricity for lighting. This was about 10% of the total electricity consumed by both of these sectors and about 7% of total U.S. electricity consumption. Residential lighting consumption was about 129 billion kilowatthours or about 9% of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  6. Microfluidic Printing of High Performance Microgrids for High Efficiency, Flexible Organic Light Emitting Diodes

    SBC: Electroninks Incorporated            Topic: 09b

    Currently, indium tin oxide (ITO) is used as the transparent conductive anode in all commercial organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). However, ITO has economic and technological limitations for OLEDs such as high cost, brittleness, and poor performance. The primary objective of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I proposal is to demonstrate the microfluidic printing of substrate ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  7. 100 Gbps Radiation Tolerant Optical Transceiver

    SBC: Photon Sciences, Incorporated            Topic: 27d

    High-radiation environments such as the Large Hadron Collider, (LHC) need components which are rad hard to a level of hundreds of Mrad. In addition, because the LHC will receive a high luminosity (HL) upgrade, the data produced will need to be transmitted at the rate of 10’s to 100’s of Tbps. In addition, the solution needs to be low mass. This will be accomplished using an array-able rad hard ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  8. A near-real-time electromagnetic data-link for geothermal downhole instruments

    SBC: E-Spectrum Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 16a

    There exists a need to obtain near-real-time information in a wireless tool configuration to be used in dynamic geothermal well conditions, such as when drilling is in progress. A tool which can provide this near real-time information from sensors located near the bit of the drill string will help reduce the hazards and costs associated with geothermal well development by allowing surface monitori ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  9. Graphene Backing for Radioisotope Targets

    SBC: Applied Nanotech, Inc.            Topic: 26e

    For nuclear physics research, thin film isotopic specialty targets are often requested for the use and in charged-particle-induced experiments. There are also tens of radioisotopes that are of interest for medical imaging, industrial and R&D uses. The targets of interest include B, O, Si, and Cr; isotopes of refractory metals, such as Re, Os, Ir are good examples. However, many of the isotopes can ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  10. Hardening of DOE UQ Codes for Ultra-Deep Proactive Geosteering in Oilfield Service

    SBC: CYENTECH CONSULTING LLC            Topic: 02b

    Most of future oil and gas exploration and production will be moving into more challenging environments and directional drilling is an essential technique for tapping the “difficult” oil and gas deposits. As the key technology that enables directional drilling, geosteering is the act of adjusting the well trajectory on the fly. The goal of geosteering is to increase production, reduce cost and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy

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