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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. High-Efficiency Low-Volume Flight Pulse Tube Cryocooler

    SBC: CU AEROSPACE L.L.C.            Topic: MDA17T003

    CU Aerospace (CUA) and team partners San Jose St. University (SJSU) and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (LMSSC) propose to develop a robust epoxy resin regenerator capable of improving cryocooler efficiency by more than 30%, and to design an enhanced compressor motor capable of improving the cryocooler efficiency by more than 20%. LMSSC manufactures a space cryocooler that already meets most ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Control Electronics for Space-Qualified Cryogenic Coolers

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: MDA17T003

    Future MDA space missions will utilize small spacecraft with correspondingly small, advanced sensor systems.Cooling of these sensors is required to decrease detector noise and increase detector sensitivity by maintaining the detector at a reduced operating temperature.The cooling system comprises a mechanical cryocooler and its control electronics, both of which are critical technologies to enable ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Green Monopropellant Thruster TRL Maturation Scaling Effort

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: MDA12T008

    Diode-Pumped Alkali Lasers (DPALs) have great potential for high-energy lasers. Proper design of these systems is challenging because many interrelated processes impact their performance, and critical kinetic rate coefficients are not well known. In response, our team is developing a comprehensive physics-based analysis/design tool, and experimentally determining key kinetic rate coefficients. The ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Adding Streaming Capabilities to HDF5

    SBC: Akadio, Inc.            Topic: 01d

    Many applications involved in real-time data collection need to monitor their data while it is being collected- This need occurs in a large and growing number of applications that use common scientific hierarchical data formats for data management, such as aircraft flight testing, autonomous vehicles, particle accelerators, and many more- There are two shortcomings to these formats that make it di ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  5. Complex Network Analysis and Intelligent Monitoring Platform

    SBC: Data Products LLC            Topic: 01a

    As the world continues to rely more heavily on connectivity, it becomes more and more imperative that the networks that support the technical applications leverage intelligence to guide the network operations management- These networks and the applications that utilize them produce massive complex data that range from structured, unstructured, geo‐spatial, images, real and historical to name a f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  6. Radiation Hardened Infrared Focal Plane Arrays

    SBC: EPIR, INC.            Topic: 30f

    Next generation rare isotope beam facilities will be a critical component of the Department of Energy mission to understand the fundamental forces and particles of nature manifested in nuclear matter- These facilities require a huge financial investment for construction, and it is crucial to achieve and maintain maximum operation efficiency to enable uninterrupted use of the facilities- In produci ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  7. Rocstar Multiphysics Modernization, Enhancement and Cloud Interface Development

    SBC: Illinoisrocstar, L.L.C.            Topic: 03b

    Lack of availability, usability, and the cost of development, ownership, and operation of high performance compute-ready simulation capabilities are significant barriersto utilization of modeling & simulation for American industry- Most open-source, free technologies are difficult to use and/or not validated to the extent needed for industrial application-Many commercial tools that are easy to use ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  8. Extreme Temperature Sample Environment for Materials Research using Neutron Scattering

    SBC: MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT, INC.            Topic: 12b

    This project addresses the need to access and control extreme temperature sample environments that are used in many research applications at neutron beamline facilities- Development and integration of controlled and extreme sample environments and new measurement techniques is an important aspect of beamline operations and user support- In combination with advanced sample environments, high flux n ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  9. General Techniques for Increasing Packing Density of Metal-Organic Frameworks for Enhanced Volumetric Storage of Hydrogen

    SBC: NuMat Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 17c

    Techniquestoincreasethedensityofporousmaterialsincludingmetal-­organicframeworks (MOFs) are needed if porous materials are to realize their potential in volumetric hydrogen storage- Improvements in volumetric storage will bring porous materials closer to adoption in fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs)- Considerable research effort has been deployed in the discovery of porous materials for hydroge ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  10. Cloud based watershed and terrestrial ecosystem data management,integration and analytics

    SBC: SUBSURFACE INSIGHTS            Topic: 01c

    Actionable understanding of watershed and ecosystem behavior is required for a wide spectrum of societal and engineering needs by both government entities and commercial entities- These needs include, for example, water resource management, precision agriculture and hydropower- Such actionable understanding requires the ability to numerically model various coupled processes and associated reaction ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy

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