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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. Nanoporous Ceramic Ion Exchange Membranes in Non-Aqueous Redox Flow Batteries

    SBC: Membrion, Inc.            Topic: 19a

    Replacement of on-demand fossil fuels with intermittent renewable energy technologies such as solar cells and wind turbines is not possible without grid-scale energy storage. Redox flow batteries are a safe, scalable and long-lasting solution to this problem but two components, the membrane & electrolyte, accounts for more than 60% of the battery cost which limits market penetration. New low-cost ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  2. Single Photon Frequency Convertor with High Quantum Efficiency

    SBC: ADVR, Inc            Topic: 06a

    The overall goal of this SBIR is to increase the accessibility and range of emerging all-fiber quantum networks by significantly advancing the state-of-the-art in optical quantum networks using fully integrated, single-pass, quantum frequency conversion (QFC). Fiber-based quantum networks, to take advantage of low losses and the wide range of existing network components and infrastructure, are exp ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  3. Geophysical System for Fluid Flow and Fracture Imaging

    SBC: Hydrogeophysics Inc            Topic: 21d

    This project seeks to establish new geophysical and computational methods to image fluid migration through induced and natural hard rock fracture systems. Fluid flow imaging of fracture systems can be used to help eliminate irrelevant microfracture events and establish production borehole connectivity to induced fractures. A few existing microseismic techniques attempt to employ fluid flow meterin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  4. In-situ Transmission Electron Microscopy Characterization of Electrochemical Processes in Solid-state Energy Storage Devices with Air Sensitive Materials

    SBC: Hummingbird Precision Machine Inc.            Topic: 15d

    Fundamental scientific advances are needed to create breakthrough materials that will improve the performance of electrical and energy storage devices. Over the last decade in- situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) has been used to characterize these materials in devices at resolutions down to the atomic level. Importantly, this can also be done at the same time that the devices are operatin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  5. Cryogenic Temperature Controlled Electrical Biasing In-situ TEM Sample Platform

    SBC: Hummingbird Precision Machine Inc.            Topic: 15d

    Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is primary characterization method used to determine nanoscale features and local internal structure of materials. However, conventional TEM observations are usually performed under conditions different from a material’s actual working environment. If electrical biasing signals can be applied to the sample then the relationship between structural properties ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  6. Low cost, High speed Multi-probe Monitoring System for Subsurface Gases

    SBC: AMETHYST RESEARCH INCORPORATED            Topic: 24b

    Determination of soil gas concentrations and isotopologue ratios are a critical tool in plant, microbial and ecosystem ecology, hydrology, biogeochemistry studies, and interrogation of environmental remediation. In addition, the most abundant elements utilized and exchanged by plants, microbes and ecosystems are carbon (C), hydrogen (H), oxygen (O) and nitrogen (N), all of which respond to redox c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  7. Switched-Field Surface NMR for Enhanced Detection andResolution of Shallow Groundwater

    SBC: Vista Clara Inc.            Topic: 24c

    This proposal addresses the challenge of mapping groundwater and hydrogeologic parameters in the subsurface, with a focus on improving sensitivity and spatial resolution for shallow groundwater targets. We will apply imaging methodologies at the core of medical MRI to efficiently map shallow groundwater and hydrogeologic properties at improved resolution. Conventional surface NMR has been proven a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  8. MODE: The Multi-omics Data Exploration Platform

    SBC: Hafen Consulting, LLC            Topic: 01c

    In the biological and environmental sciences, data are being generated at an unprecedented rate. There are many scientific discoveries pertinent to DOE missions that are waiting to happen from high-throughput biological data, if only it could be efficiently and effectively managed and explored. The size and complexity of the data are the main factors that pose challenges to effective exploration, ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  9. A Mesh Free Framework for Mechanical Simulations of Microstructure Data Files

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: 07a

    The Exascale Computing Project is tasked to develop the next generation of high performance computing systems capable of computing at 50 to 100 times faster than current HPC systems. Computing at this extreme-scale will significantly enhance the value of materials modeling and simulation to basic materials research and engineering In particular, computing at the extreme scale will enable a higher ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  10. A Multi-physics Analysis Capability for Engine Materials

    SBC: Sunergolab Inc.            Topic: 03b

    Computer-aided Engineering software that apply the Finite Element Method to perform a multi-physics analysis have received widespread acceptance for traditional macro-scale material systems. Challenges persist in the modeling of complex coupled processes in environmental/thermal barrier coatings (E/TBCs) used to protect substrate material against the corrosive environment in the hot section parts ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy

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