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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. Quantitative Methods for Reliability and Fault Tolerance Testing of Digital Instrumentation and Control

    SBC: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation            Topic: 19a

    Obsolescence, aging, reliability, and performance issues are driving nuclear facilities to replace conventional analog I & amp;C systems with digital technologies. The increased complexity of digital systems, compared to their analog counterparts, has resulted in faults that are often more difficult to detect, classify, and correct. Experience in the nuclear industry has shown that traditional s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  2. Condition Monitoring of Live Cables in Nuclear Power Plants

    SBC: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation            Topic: 19e

    No method currently exists for detecting intermittent faults in nuclear power plant cable circuits, which include circuit components, connectors, and end devices. Conventional techniques can locate hard faults, such as open or short circuits, but not the intermittent faults that occur occasionally. Furthermore, conventional testing techniques require circuits to be removed from serv ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  3. Development of a Marine Profiling Radiometer

    SBC: Boulder Environmental Sciences And Technology, LLC            Topic: 10a

    This Phase I project proposes the development of a Marine Profiling Radiometer (MPR). The MPR is a passive microwave remote sensor capable to measure the stability of the marine boundary layer. Significant innovations in radiometer design, packaging, mode of operation, and calibration enable the MPR to operate in the unforgiving marine environment for an extended time without maintenance and user ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  4. Simple and Rapid Determination of Total Accessible C5 and C6 Content of Biomass Samples

    SBC: Carbo Analytics, LLC            Topic: 03a

    The biomass supply chain is evolving to meet the expanding forms of biomass utilization. In particular to meet the goals to produce 60 billion gallons of renewable fuel by 2030 will require a massive increase in cellulosic biofuel production. To produce 45 billion gallons of cellulosic biofuel will require about 530 million tons of cellulosic biomass to be processed and converted to fuel each ye ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  5. Highly Efficient CoGen for Commercial Buildings using IR PV & HSL

    SBC: Creative Light Source, Inc            Topic: 11a

    Cogeneration utilizes solar insolation to simultaneously provide electricity and address other build- ing energy requirements such as Heating or Cooling. Yet, the #1 energy use in Commercial Build- ings is neither of these, but instead Lighting. We show a novel solar Co-Gen architecture that optimally targets this top requirement, with the IR portion driving high-efficiency thermo-PV for electric ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  6. Functionalized Imidazoles for Enhanced Solvent-Based Post-Combustion CO2 Capture

    SBC: ION Engineering LLC            Topic: 16a

    In order to dramatically reduce CO2 emissions from coal-fired power plants and mitigate their impact on global climate change, DOE has called for technologies that can capture at least 90% of CO2 emissions from an existing coal-fired power plant with & lt; 35% increase in the cost of electricity (COE). One approach with the potential to achieve these goals is the use of advanced solvents to separa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  7. A Cost-Effective Oxygen Separation System Based on Open Gradient Magnetic Field by Polymer Beads

    SBC: ITN ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 15a

    ITN Energy Systems (ITN), along with Texas A & amp;M University, proposes to demonstrate a proof-of- concept feasibility of a low cost, oxygen separation (enrichment) system that works on the interception effect of a gradient magnetic field in the presence of magnetic polymer beads. At present much of the oxygen enrichment market is based primarily on cryogenic systems, ion transport membranes mad ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  8. Low-Cost Ceramic Nano-Encapsulation Technologies for Highly-Tunable High Temperature Capacitors

    SBC: Pneumaticoat Technologies Llc            Topic: 01a

    This SBIR project will focus on producing novel, tunable dielectric materials that are expected to produce significantly improved high temperature capacitors for a number of DC- link, hybrid vehicle, and pulse and power electronic applications. There are a number of important new advantages in these new materials such as higher reliability, positive voltage dependence, hig ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  9. Scale-up of Low-Cost Encapsulation Technologies for High Capacity and High Voltage Electrode Powders

    SBC: Pneumaticoat Technologies Llc            Topic: 08a

    Incremental improvements and cost reduction efforts are perpetually underway to allow the vehicular battery industry to meet and exceed the energy, power and lifecycle targets set forth by the USABC. Higher capacity layered-type electrode powders are being produced to reduce the $/kWh metric, though cycle lifetimes of these materials is still not sufficient. Higher voltage (5V) spinel powders ca ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  10. Device-physics-accurate cost-effective cell and module test instruments

    SBC: Sinton Consulting, Inc.            Topic: 07b

    Industrial cell and module tester for silicon solar cells have converged on a conventional model in which an IV curve is swept during a constant-intensity flashlamp pulse. This scheme has many technical and cost drawbacks. Sinton Instruments has invented techniques that could radically change next- generation cell and module testers in order to lower the cost while simultaneously enabling sophist ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy

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