Award Data

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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 September, 2020.

  1. High-temperature superconducting cables for compact fusion reactors

    SBC: Advanced Conductor Technologies LLC            Topic: 19c

    The feasibility of fusion as a practical energy source needs to be improved significantly by removing some of the restrictions that low-temperature superconductors put on the fusion magnet systems. One method to simplify the magnet system is by using high-temperature superconductors that allow for more compact magnet systems with higher performance and much larger temperature margins. The compact, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  2. Unstructured Mesh Technologies for Massively Parallel Simulation and Data Analysis of Magnetically Confined Plasmas

    SBC: SIMMETRIX INC.            Topic: 23c

    The simulation of magnetically confined plasmas requires consideration of multiple overlapping scales. Continuum models address reactor scale behaviors, while particle methods capture fine scale behavior. The complex combination of physics and reactor geometry results in simulations involving massive calculations and data sets, which can only be executed on parallel computers. Thus, there is a cri ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  3. Surface Modification of Cellulose Nanomaterial for use in Hydrophobic Matrix Materials

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: 08a

    Cellulose nanofibrils represent a natural, sustainable source of nanofibers that can be used as reinforcing additives. Unfortunately, the hydrophilic surface properties of the cellulose nanofibrils make it difficult for them to be incorporated into hydrophobic polymer matrices of common manufacturing plastics to form fiber reinforced composites. TDA is developing technology that can be used to mod ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  4. Advanced Simulations of Helicon Antennae and Sources

    SBC: TECH-X CORPORATION            Topic: 20b

    A recent experiment at the DIII-D tokamak has pioneered an innovative and potentially critical actuator for burning plasmas: helicon wave current drive. Steady-state profile maintenance in future burning plasma experiments will require efficient and economically viable sources of off-axis current drive. Promising indications that helicon current drive can fill this need led to the establishment of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  5. Commercialization of an Ultra-Thin, Bendable, High Efficacy OLED Light Engine

    SBC: OLEDWorks LLC            Topic: 10b

    OLED lighting panels have been available commercially for several years, with relatively slow adoption into commercial and consumer fixtures in the US. This project addresses both channels through the commercialization of an ultra-thin, bendable, high-efficacy OLED light engine in which a panel and driver are engineered together in one low-cost, easy-to-use package. The most significant benefit of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  6. Efficient 2-Micron Laser Driver for Laser Acceleration

    SBC: Aqwest LLC            Topic: 28a

    Laser plasma accelerators (LPA) enabled by the Tm laser driver to be developed by this project offer much reduced size and cost compared to conventional accelerators of the same energy. This would drastically cut the cost of highenergy particle research on collider-based facilities and advanced light sources. Planned conventional accelerators (e.g., for the proposed International Linear Collider) ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  7. Particle In Cell Simulation of Nanotube Growth

    SBC: TECH-X CORPORATION            Topic: 22b

    Nano materials have a wide range of applications, ranging from drug delivery in medical applications to new composite materials in aerospace applications. Experimental data on nanoparticle growth exists, but numerical simulations are needed to understand the underlying physical mechanisms and to enable better prediction of nanomaterial production. The numerical models of plasma assisted production ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  8. Development of the Ultra-Low Loss Superconducting Resonators Integrated with Detectors for Frequency-Domain Multiplexing Readout of Future Cosmic Microwave Background Experiments

    SBC: HYPRES, INC.            Topic: 28f

    Superconducting transition edge sensors are a key technology for measuring the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation leftover from the early universe. To reach the large number of sensors (~400,000-500,000) needed for next generation experiments, solutions must be found to reduce time, weight, size, and cost of the sensor arrays. This project addresses these issues by both integrating the sensors ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  9. Emergency Hydrogen Refueler for Individual Consumer Fuel Cell Vehicles

    SBC: Skyhaven Systems, LLC            Topic: 11c

    The Department of Energy is soliciting an emergency hydrogen refueler for an individual consumer fuel cell vehicle. With sparse hydrogen filling stations at present, operators of fuel cell powered vehicles can experience range anxiety lessening the appeal of these vehicles. Skyhaven Systems, LLC is developing an emergency hydrogen refueler that can be stored in the vehicle trunk and used by the co ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  10. Production of Uranium from Seawater Using a Novel Polymer Adsorbent- Process Development and Cost Analysis

    SBC: LCW Supercritical Technologies Corporation            Topic: 32i

    Seawater contains about 3 parts per billion of uranium. With a total ocean volume of approximately 1.3109 km3, there is at least 4.5 billion tons of uranium in seawater which is about 1000 times the amount of uranium known to exist in terrestrial ores. Mining uranium from seawater is economically feasibility if an efficient, reusable and low-cost adsorbent could be developed. In the past year, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
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