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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. Utility Arm ¿An Upper Limb Prosthesis

    SBC: MOTION CONTROL, INC            Topic: N/A

    Motion Control will develop an innovative body-powered (BP) upper extremity (UE) prosthetic system which offers substantial improvements in functionality, comfort, and aesthetics, for persons with UE deficiencies at all levels. This “Utility Arm” system will in¬crease independence and work capabilities for users of arm prostheses, with less com-plexity than a full myoelectric arm s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Education
  2. New Electro-Hydraulic Foot Prosthesis.

    SBC: MOTION CONTROL, INC            Topic: N/A

    Motion Control, Inc. (MCI) will complete an electronic-controlled version of the advanced hydraulic foot/ankle which will demonstrate the feasibility of the automatic adjustment of resistance throughout the range of motion.  The advanced MCI Foot, especially the automatic controlled version, is expected to contribute to the function of the prosthesis wearer, resulting in advanced and more nat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Education
  3. Haptic Feedback Improvements for Prostheses

    SBC: Orthocare Innovations LLC            Topic: N/A

    Haptic feedback improvements for prostheses tactile sensory feedback or haptic is a fundamental element of life.  While vital for interaction with the outside world, current prostheses do not have a mechanism to convey sensory information, making it difficult for users to feel connected to their environments through their prostheses, and to engage in active grasping and exploration tasks.&nbs ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Education
  4. Demonstration of Advanced Technology for Surface Processing of Oil Shale

    SBC: Combustion Resources            Topic: N/A

    U.S. and world petroleum supplies are limited, causing substantial increases and fluctuations in the cost of liquid fuels and national energy insecurity. If the vast western oil shale reserves could be economically and cleanly recovered, the country¿s transportation fuel problems would be alleviated. Earlier shale surface processes used complicated and costly equipment, released substantial CO2 ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Energy
  5. A Robust Modular IGBT Power Supply for Innovative Confinement Concepts

    SBC: Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 56d

    Among current challenges in fusion science is the ability to generate increased power levels at a reasonable cost for pulsed magnets, arc plasma sources, radio frequency (RF) heating, and current drive schemes, using current generation solid state devices. However, power supplies based on continuous wave (CW) tubes are typically large and expensive, making them prohibitive for smaller experimenta ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  6. Low Energy Particle Size Reduction for Biomass Feedstocks

    SBC: FOREST CONCEPTS, LLC            Topic: 18d

    Size reduction, or comminution, is a necessary, but energy intensive, processing step in the conversion of lingo-cellulosic biomass feedstocks into biofuels, including ethanol, bio-oil, and other products. Comminution ¿ by chippers, grinders, hammer mills, and the like ¿ not only consumes excessive energy but also produces a wide particle size distribution and often requires costly dust control ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  7. Instrumentation for Quantifiable Experimental Mechanics at the Deep Nanoscale

    SBC: Hummingbird Precision Machine Co.            Topic: N/A

    Researchers are currently hindered from observing dynamic liquid-liquid and liquid-solid interactions in transmission electron microscopes (TEMs) and scanning transmission electron microscopes (STEMs). Yet, solid-state materials and fluids interact in many important ways. For example, solid-state nanoparticles are formed via solution-based synthesis, and biological cells exist live only in a flu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Energy
  8. An Integrated Environmental Holder for the TEM

    SBC: Hummingbird Precision Machine Co.            Topic: 05a

    The Department of Energy supports the microcharacterization of materials via Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) as a core research area. This project will expand the utility of TEM by developing an environmental holder for liquid and gaseous environments. While the proposed effort will focus on gas delivery, existing proven technology will be leveraged for liquid delivery. Thus, the result ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  9. A High Applied Field Magnetizing Holder for the TEM

    SBC: Hummingbird Precision Machine Co.            Topic: 05a

    The DOE is seeking a capability that will allow samples in electron microscopes to be subjected to high magnetic fields. Some of the most exciting scientific developments are being made in the field of nanoscale magnetic materials, for example the discovery of the giant magneto resistance (GMR) and tunnel magneto resistance effects, which are still not fully understood. The behavior of multiferr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  10. Power Generation from an Integrated Biofuel Reformer and Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

    SBC: INNOVATEK, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Alternative energy sources must be sought to meet the energy demand of our growing economy and to improve energy security while reducing environmental impacts. The conversion of bio-oil from non-food-based biomass to hydrogen for fuel cells would allow significant increases in the use of renewable feedstocks for energy production. This project will develop a non-food-biomass-based power plant wi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Energy

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