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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. High Performance Permanent Photocathodes

    SBC: KYMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: 09c

    High performance, high brightness photocathodes are a critical enabling technology for ultrafast, high brightness DOE electron accelerators, such as the X-ray free electron laser FEL) at SLAC and MaRIE planned for Los Alamos National Laboratory, and for high-resolution electron microscopes at DOE material research centers. A novel approach to manufacturing nitride semiconductor materials will be d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  2. 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
  3. Soil Moisture Flux Sensor using Machine Intelligence

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

    Our proposal addresses the need expressed in subtopic 26.a to measure vertically resolved soil moisture distributions. While soil moisture content is a key state variable in subsurface hydrobiogeochemical processes, spatially resolved soil moisture flux is an equally important process variable. We propose to develop an intelligent sensor that will use machine learning to infer vertically resolved ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  4. A Novel Rapid PSA System for Modular Oxygen Production

    SBC: Susteon Inc.            Topic: 24a

    The capital cost and power requirements for current commercial oxygen separation processes are generally determined by the amount of oxygen required. For large-scale oxygen production, standard cryogenic air separation technologies offer the lowest production cost and energy requirements for oxygen. At oxygen production levels of less 500 tons/day TPD), the capital cost and energy penalty for cryo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  5. Shape Analytics for In Situ Fine Root Measurements

    SBC: Geometric Data Analytics            Topic: 26b

    The quantification of in situ fine root phenotypes is an important task in the comprehensive study of natural and agricultural environments and critical to under- standing how plants respond to various changes in those environments, especially as those changes relate to energy and environmental challenges Mini-rhizotron experiments enable nondestructive imaging of in situ root systems, but their a ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  6. High-Accuracy Angle Generator for Angular Calibrations to Support Optical Metrology Laboratories and Light Source Facilities.

    SBC: VERMONT PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGIES CORP.            Topic: 12a

    Improving our current ability to measure the shape of x-ray focusing mirrors is necessary to advance our knowledge of the atomic structure of many types of materials, especially for the latest diffraction-limited light sources within the DOE. X-ray studies at DOE national laboratories of the atomic structure of new materials, biological molecules, etc. are limited by the quality of the x-ray spot ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of Energy
  7. Commercial Solutions for Weather Forecasting

    SBC: EarthCast Technologies, LP            Topic: AF182001

    A comprehensive weather intelligence system capable of producing global environmental intelligence with real-time, high-resolution information and predictions requires the synthesis of observational surface data, radar data, aircraft, space and ground-based remotely sensed data, and the most advanced numerical weather prediction (NWP) technologies. Recent advances in real-time operational global o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Advanced Nano Composite Coating for Gear Applications

    SBC: UNITED PROTECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: AF182005

    The Air Force desires technologies demonstrating value and commercial success in non-defense applications which will solve current Air Force problems.Gears are central functioning parts to most mechanical systems such as engine transmissions.Fuel consumption and maintenance costs are significantly increased due to efficiency losses resulting from friction and wear of gears. The development of chem ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Expert System for Radar Measurement Contamination Identification

    SBC: Vadum, Inc.            Topic: AF182019

    Vadum will develop a target agnostic Expert Analyst Software Engine (EASE) to identify contamination in multi-band RCS measurements. EASE consists of a novel hybrid machine learning architecture leveraging a combination of data-driven deep learning and state-of-the-art computer vision features to automate and expedite the detection, localization and classification of contaminates. The envisioned m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Gradient Index Metamaterial Integrating Sphere

    SBC: Oxford Defense North Carolina LLC            Topic: AF182036

    Oxford Defense North Carolina, LLC will design, simulate, and demonstrate a metamaterial for use in a microwave integrating sphere. This device is similar to optical integrating spheres by causing incident radiation from a device under test to be uniformly distributed over the inside surface via multiple scattering. We will undertake the design, simulation, fabrication, and characterization of a m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
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