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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Functional Engineering of a Photosynthetic Desalination Pump Circuit

    SBC: Phytodetectors, Inc.            Topic: G

    Phytodetectors will design and engineer a synthetic biological pump circuit to increase the volume of water produced via photosynthetic desalination. This project builds off previous technology designed by Phytodetectors: a mangrove-inspired ultra-filter that allows plants to purify salt water as well as secrete water with properties comparable to bottled water. The partnership seeks to demonstrat ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  2. Loop Heat Pipe Thermal Management of Nuclear Electronic Systems

    SBC: Skyhaven Systems, LLC            Topic: 32d

    Silicon-based sensors are central to particle physics experiments and particle tracking detectors. Users now demand smaller mass, higher data rate, smaller pixels, and sophisticated front-end processing. Low Energy Physics also requires good single point detection in an environment strongly limited by multiple coulomb scattering. New technologies must reduce cost and maintain a low power budget wh ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  3. Chemistream: Big Data Materials on HPC Clouds

    SBC: TECH-X CORPORATION            Topic: 01a

    High performance computing HPC) plays a key role in materials science, climate research, energy technology and others. Artificial intelligence AI) and machine learning ML) are currently used for pattern recognition, email filtering, predictive analytics and others. However, recent surveys have shown an under-representation by companies that could leverage HPC technologies. One reason is that simul ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  4. Low Cost Air Separation Via Magnetic Microchannel Arrays

    SBC: Skyhaven Systems, LLC            Topic: 24a

    Cryogenic air separation technology is energy intensive and requires expensive infrastructure leading to high costs. Skyhaven Systems, LLC proposes an alternative technology, targeted for use with the next generation small, modular gasification plants 1-5MW), based upon magnetic microchannel arrays operated at/near room temperature) with the intent to augment or replace cryogenic-based distillatio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  5. Supercritical Fluid Extraction of REEs Using CO2

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: 24b

    Rare earth elements are used in a wide range of electronic and medical items including green technology products such as wind turbines, plug-in hybrid vehicles and energy efficient fluorescent lights. The U.S. imports 80% of its rare earth compounds and metals from China and rare earths imported from other countries were often produced in China. With the ongoing trade wars with China, there is a m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  6. New Oxygen Selective Metal Organic Framework Adsorbents for High Efficiency Air Separation

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: 24a

    While cryogenic ASU is the technology of choice to supply oxygen to large plants, such plants are very expensive and include complex hardware that prevent their cost-effective scale down and use in small installations. At small scale, pressure swing adsorption PSA) is widely used. PSA is based on the selective reversible adsorption of nitrogen but not oxygen) onto molecular sieve sorbents. The con ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  7. DeepRoot: Automated Root Analysis for Minirhizotrons

    SBC: TECH-X CORPORATION            Topic: 26b

    The importance of fine roots to the whole root and the whole plant lifespans is well recognized, but the fine roots dynamics and their response to multiple environmental factors are subject to research. Such research is important to understanding and mitigating the effects of climate change and can also provide a path to grow healthier forests, plantations, crops and commercially sold plants. Mini ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  8. Parallel 3D Simulations of Strong Hadron Cooling at Relativistic Energies

    SBC: RadiaSoft LLC            Topic: 33h

    Development of a next-generation polarized electron-ion collider is a high priority for the domestic nuclear physics community. Because reaching the required cooling times in the storage ring at collision energies is challenging with conventional electron cooling, it is important to explore strong hadron cooling schemes that are based on fundamentally different techniques. However, such techniques ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  9. Progressive Automation of Minirhizotron Image Processing through Advanced Contextualization and Machine Learning

    SBC: Transcend Engineering and Technology, LLC            Topic: 26b

    Minirhizotron image collection has benefited from technological advances in camera design and operation, bulk data storage, and remote camera control enabling high-volume image collection. The technology used in processing these minirhizotron images into useful data metrics has not progressed at the same pace. Individual images are often manually interpreted, and researchers are accumulating image ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  10. X-ray Beamline Control with an Online Model for Automated Tuning and Reconfiguration

    SBC: RadiaSoft LLC            Topic: 11a

    There are more than 100 x-ray beamlines in the US each producing radiation that is used to study many classes of experimental samples with a wide array of experimental techniques. Each beamline is tailored specifically for the experimental methods used at the end-station, and is designed to optimize a variety of different photon beam properties. During the design phase of a beamline, a wide array ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
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