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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. Image Processing Improvements for In Situ Fine Root Measurements- Rootinaview

    SBC: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: 26b

    The characteristics of fine roots are vital for understanding the health of an ecosystem. Researchers monitor roots with “mini-rhizotrons”, which are tubes installed in the soil into which digital imagers can be inserted. The resulting imagery can provide a wealth of information about the presence, extent, morphology and progression of root systems and other phenomena, such as fungal hyphae. T ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  6. Design and Development of the ElectroMon- Electron Cloud Monitor for Accelerator Control and Diagnostics

    SBC: Nalu Scientific, LLC            Topic: 33f

    NSL recognizes the need within the accelerator community for robust and accurate electron cloud monitoring detectors. Non-idealities in the accelerating equipment, uncertainties in current machine controls, and random noise driven fluctuations all combine to diminish the quality and focus of accelerated charged particle beams which results in degradation of the resulting physics, losses which decr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  7. Design and Fabrication of the HDSoC- High Density Digitizer System-on-Chips

    SBC: Nalu Scientific, LLC            Topic: 32b

    In this project Nalu Scientific will design, develop, and make commercially available the “HDSoC”, a fast measurement tool to readout several up to 64) high speed signals generated by particles in particle and high energy physics experiments. Detection of individual charged particles and photons and estimation of their properties, momentum, and direction of arrival is the basis for a wide rang ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Design and fabrication of the AODS: All-in-One Digitizer System-on-chip

    SBC: Nanohmics Inc.            Topic: 29b

    Nalu Scientific will develop the “AODS”, a fast measurement tool to readout high speed signals generated by particles in particle and high energy physics experiments. Detection of individual charged particles and photons and estimation of their properties is the basis for a wide range of scientific and commercial applications from high-energy, nuclear and astrophysics to medical imaging and di ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of Energy
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