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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. Metamaterial Void Sensor for Fast Transient Testing

    SBC: Goldfinch Sensor Technologies and Analytics LLC            Topic: 30a

    After the Daiichi nuclear disaster, the US Congress placed emphasis on accident tolerant fuels for reactors.During accident events, voids in cooling fluid can cause cladding weakening, and it is important to measure these effects in a controlled test.The project develops a fast void detector that can detect and localize voids, with a quantifiable detection limit superior to a capacitive void senso ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  2. Intelligent Plume Mapping Payload (IPMP)

    SBC: Deep Analytics LLC            Topic: AF18BT009

    With recent programs that enable the airborne launch and recovery of UAVs, there are opportunities to provide aerial threat assessment in difficult to deploy areas. A valuable enhancement to the airborne-deployed UAV system are sensors that detect invisible threats such as chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) weapons. The Intelligent Plume Mapping Payload, proposed by ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. 3b Multi-modal small sensor package

    SBC: Goldfinch Sensor Technologies and Analytics LLC            Topic: 03b

    Detecting and characterizing facilities and performing emergency location requires multi-modal, persistent surveillance by sensing and analysis. Infrasound and radio frequency direction finding (RF-DF) sensors have the proven ability to provide standoff detection. The project will demonstrate the feasibility of a small sensor package designed for small and medium unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) wi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  4. 20b Pup joint telemetry system

    SBC: Goldfinch Sensor Technologies and Analytics LLC            Topic: 20b

    The proposed effort is a critical part of MVA programs for CO2 sequestration. The benefits include improved zonal isolation, higher data rates, and longer sensor battery life. Understanding reservoir stability and annulus cementing integrity will help determine new isolation criteria and verify existing operation. The new sequestration wells have applicability for greenhouse gas storage, environme ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  5. Behind-the-Meter, Distributed Scale CSP System Enabled by Very Low-cost Working Fluid and Thermal Storage

    SBC: Norwich Technologies Inc.            Topic: 12f

    In some areas of the USA and Europe, the installed capacity of renewable generation has reached a level at which wholesale energy prices can drop below zero due to overproduction relative to baseload capacity. The value of energy exported to the grid for behind-the-meter (BTM) systems is dropping, with policies in many states now promoting self-consumption of produced energy rather than net-meteri ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  6. High Current Plasma Cathode for Accelerators

    SBC: Rivis, Inc.            Topic: 26d

    A rugged reliable cathode technology for application in superconducting radio frequency industrial linear accelerators will be developed. The non-thermionic cathode has no low work function surfaces and as a result is not sensitive to background gases or pressure. The high current cathode operates in pulsed mode over a wide frequency range. The simple construction of the cathode makes it easy to r ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  7. Compact Electron and X-ray Irradiation System to Enable Insect Sterilization

    SBC: Rivis, Inc.            Topic: 04c

    A low cost compact, man-portable, x-ray irradiation system for application of the sterile insect technique will be developed. A scalable cathode will provide large area electron sources which will enable production of compact x-rays sources. A system which employs four such panels surrounding the irradiation chamber provides a uniform flux through which containers can move on a conveyor system. Th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  8. Advanced Coatings for Improved Diesel Engine Durability and Efficiency

    SBC: Novus Energy Technologies Inc.            Topic: 13c

    Current-generation heavy-duty diesel engines typically exhibit an engine efficiency of about 45%, the remaining energy used for running auxiliary systems or lost as heat or friction. Heavy-duty vehicles lose on average about 20% of the fuel energy inside the combustion chamber as heat to the coolant and 30% as heat to the exhaust. Increasing the efficiency of diesel engines while simultaneously im ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  9. Device to Promote Snow Shedding from PV Panels to Improve Energy Yield and Critical Infrastructure Resilience

    SBC: Norwich Technologies Inc.            Topic: 12d

    Winter storms cause disruptions to transportation, the electrical grid, heating, business operation, emergency management services and on PV solar generation. Large storms can create dangerous, extreme conditions across entire regions and therefore the low-cost recovery of electricity supply and generation is of critical importance. After winter storms, PV arrays can be covered with snow for days ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  10. Enhanced Cybersecurity for Smart Manufacturing

    SBC: Secmation, LLC            Topic: 07a

    Modern manufacturing equipment, including both additive and subtractive processes, are equipped with internal computers that quickly become obsolete and tend to run on legacy operating systems that are not regularly updated with security patches. This makes these machines very vulnerable from a cyber security standpoint. The easiest solution for Small and Medium Manufacturers is to disconnect the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy

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