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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 September, 2020.

  1. Distributed Antenna System for Wireless Data Communication in Nuclear Power Plants

    SBC: ANALYSIS AND MEASUREMENT SERVICES CORPORATION            Topic: 29a

    The commercial nuclear fleet in the United States is striving for plant life extension and reduced operating and maintenance costs as part of the “Delivering the Nuclear Promise” initiative. Wireless technology plays a key role in achieving these goals by facilitating a more mobile workforce and enabling wireless equipment condition monitoring for predictive maintenance. However, there are mul ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Energy
  2. Low Temperature Additive Manufacturing of Superconducting Radio Frequency Cavities

    SBC: Atlas Bimetal Labs, Inc.            Topic: 26c

    Superconducting radio frequency cavities are one of key technologies for the accelerator industry. They deliver extremely high beam acceleration with comparatively little power loss. They are, however, both challenging and expensive to manufacture. Current manufacturing methods damage the superconducting properties of the niobium by inducing contamination and loss of dimensional accuracy when they ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Energy
  3. Integration of Battery Modeling with Solar Building Energy Storage

    SBC: BATTERY INFORMATICS, INC.            Topic: 06a

    Due to lack of instrumentation to measure what is going on inside Lithium-ion batteries, the industry is operating the batteries very conservatively. As a result, the benefits from using these batteries are below their potential. Our model-based, application-aware, battery management system (BMS) provides computed information about what is going on inside the batteries without additional instrumen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Energy
  4. Development of a Concentrated Winding PM Alternator for a Small Wind Turbine

    SBC: BERGEY WINDPOWER COMPANY, INC.            Topic: 15a

    Small wind turbines in the 5 – 25 kW range for rural residences, farms and small businesses have a large market potential due to the millions of suitable sites in the U.S. and overseas. But industry sales have declined in recent years as the costs of photovoltaics have dropped and state incentive programs have reduced. This is unfortunate because most of the equipment for solar power is importe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Energy
  5. Power System for Long-Pulse Neutral Beam Injectors

    SBC: Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 20d

    Neutral beam injection (NBI) is an important tool for plasma heating, current drive and a diagnostic at fusion science experiments around the United States, including tokamaks, validation platform experiments, and privately funded fusion concepts. The difficulty in producing power systems that can respond rapidly (10 µs) at high voltage (10 to 100 kV) for beam acceleration or high currents (~ 1 t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Energy
  6. Using a Plasma Fuel Reformer to Extend Combustion Lean Limits

    SBC: INENTEC, INC.            Topic: 22c

    InEnTec will develop a low temperature plasma reformer to extend combustion lean flammability limits. Improved power generation flexibility is one of the main requirements to increase the amount of renewables in the electric grid and improve the profitability of power plants reducing electricity costs for everyone. The window of operation of gas turbines used in power generation is limited by the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Energy
  7. High Purity 6-inch+ Diameter Single Crystal Germanium Wafers for Dark Matter CCD Photon Detectors

    SBC: PHDS COMPANY            Topic: 28e

    The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of High Energy Physics Research supports advanced photon imaging experiments like DESI and LSST. These new facilities require photon detection and spectroscopic focal plane arrays of the highest possible fidelity and dynamic range. Extension of the sensitivity of these focal planes into the infrared will greatly increase the observable size of the universe and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Energy
  8. Abrasion/Impact Resistant Coatings for Wind Turbine Blade Protection

    SBC: RESODYN CORPORATION            Topic: 15a

    In most wind turbine cases, in the absence of maintenance and repair the polymer composite blades’ service life can be significantly diminished compared to original estimates, and the overall turbine efficiency can severely suffer. Current repair products such as epoxy-based fillers and/or solvent-based paints have very limited abrasion-resistance capabilities. In addition, wind protection tapes ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Energy
  9. Hybridization of Freeze Casting with Additive Manufacturing for Simplified Production of High Performance SOFCs Topic and subtopic: 18b

    SBC: GLACIGEN MATERIALS, INC.            Topic: 18b

    Despite enormous advantages of high efficiency and fuel flexibility, solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) have seen limited development in mobile, including aerospace, application areas. On the technical front, this condition has been primarily driven by the low specific power density of SOFCs, typically less than 0.5 kW/kg. On the manufacturing front, limitations have been related to catalyst infiltrat ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Energy
  10. SMART Wind Health: Development of an Inexpensive Prognostic Condition Monitoring/Control System for Distributed Wind Turbines

    SBC: EFORMATIVE OPTIONS            Topic: 15a

    Downtime, operations and maintenance remain substantial components of wind energy costs, limiting locations where wind power can compete. Sophisticated remote monitoring systems can increase reliability; however, required investments prevent their widespread use with distributed wind. Maintenance costs often reach 50% or more over small wind turbines’ 20-year lifetimes, and poorly operating equi ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Energy
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