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  1. Very Low Head Modular Turbine with Advanced Hydrodynamics and Power Takeoff

    SBC: Concepts NREC, LLC            Topic: 15

    According to a 2014 study commissioned by the Department of Energy, hydropower from more than 3 million untapped streams in the United States could potentially generate 65 gigawatts of electricity and help to reduce greenhouse emissions and pollution. However, the development of hydropower has been limited by several obstacles, as described by the United States Geological Survey: most of the prime ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  2. Improving Efficiency and Reducing Costs for the Supercritical C02 Design Process

    SBC: Concepts NREC, LLC            Topic: 18

    Supercritical CO2 cycles have the potential to significantly improve efficiency and reduce emissions in power generation. However, the unique fluid dynamic properties of supercritical CO2 that enable these higher efficiencies also complicate the design and layout of the system, particularly its turbomachinery components. The problem stems specifically from the highly non-linear properties of CO2, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  3. LOW-COST DISTRIBUTED TEMPERATURE SENSOR USING ELECTRICAL TDR

    SBC: Transcend Engineering and Technology, LLC            Topic: 18a

    Letters from leading researchers of subsurface hydrobiogeochemical processes, including Department of Energy researchers, confirm the need for low-cost, rugged distributed temperature sensing. Temperature and thermal gradients are critical drivers and state variables in many important subsurface hydrobiogeochemical processes, as well as indicators of hydrologic phenomena. In addition to helping un ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  4. Optimized Information Display for Tactical Air Control Party

    SBC: CREATIVE MICROSYSTEMS CORPORATION            Topic: AF151019

    Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) personnel juggle disparate tasks simultaneously. Their task simultaneously require physically grueling output, instantaneous information processing, clear communication and instantaneous decision-making. The current system provides capabilities far beyond their predecessors but with drawbacks: an information-rich battlefield requires increased time looking at ches ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Geophysical Characterization of the Multiplew Phase Saturation of Rocks and Soils: Development of Methods and Software for CO2 Sequestration

    SBC: New England Research, Inc.            Topic: 09a

    79399S The world is becoming increasingly concerned about global warming and the emission of greenhouse gases such as CO2. Therefore, the capture and permanent sequestration of CO2 has become a major goal related to future energy development and use. This project will develop technology for assessing potential sequestration sites and for monitoring their ultimate storage integrity. The approac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Energy
  6. Knowledge-Based Multi-Diciplinary Optimization of Rocket Turbopump Design

    SBC: Concepts NREC, LLC            Topic: AF04199

    The design of turbomachinery components is a complex process requiring many steps and hundreds of minute decisions in an iterative process. The design proceeds from engine cycle performance and meanline design through 3D viscous flow calculations (CFD) and finite element structural analysis (FEA). Design studies may traverse this process many times, with routine tasks performed by engineers in a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Integrated Vehicle Health Management "Intelligent Engine" Turbopump Concept

    SBC: TURBO SOLUTIONS ENGINEERING LLC            Topic: AF05201

    Turbo Solutions Engineering LLC is providing this proposal for a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research Program. The technical objectives are to demonstrate the feasibility of the integration of real-time performance monitoring and diagnostics within a turbopump system, to provide operational status data, and to predict the remaining life of critical components. This Integrated Vehicle Healt ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseAir Force

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