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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. Recycling Rare Earth Metals from Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries

    SBC: Onto Technology, LLC            Topic: C

    This Phase I Small Business Innovation Research Project develops methods of recycling rare earth alloys from used nickel metal hydride batteries. Alloys of rare earth metal, nickel and other metals provide functional hydride storage materials that are critical to the operation of nickel metal hydride batteries and their applications. The current fleet of hybrid electric vehicles relies upon nick ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. A 10 Kilowatt, Rankine Cycle Agricultural Waste to Energy Conversion Module Utilizing Ultra Micro Turbo-Alternators

    SBC: Fluidic microControls, Inc.            Topic: H

    Current anaerobic digester systems are designed for capturing energy from waste from large heads of farm animals. GHD, Inc., a leading manufacturer of anaerobic digesters, has stated that a minimum dairy heard size for economical implementation of a biogas system as 800 cows. These require turbine or diesel generator sets of 100 Kilowatt size and larger, a limiting factor in economically scaling ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Combining wave effects with radiance transport for IR scene generation

    SBC: LRK Associates            Topic: MDA11001

    The identification and tracking of objects of interest to the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) depends upon detection, measurement/classification, and visualization of the radiation emitted by these objects. Since BMDS operation is strongly tied to imagery, the input of synthetic imagery that resembles operational scenarios is one way to test its functionality. It is crucial that such s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Smart Infrared Focal Plane Arrays and Advanced Electronics

    SBC: Vega Technology & Systems Inc.            Topic: MDA11005

    We propose a smart ROIC design where one ROIC unit cell may service two FPA unit cells instead of the normal one-to-one relationship. This proposed approach, supported by Lockheed Martin, is based on a novel dual pixel design that consists of using pairs of adjacent FPA pixels connected in a differential configuration. This unique design preserves the spatial resolution of the array while enabli ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Line-Narrowed Diode Pump Sources for DPAL Systems

    SBC: VEGA WAVE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: MDA11007

    Laser diode arrays are a major component cost for advanced high-power laser systems such as the Diode-Pumped Alkali Laser, and numerous other military and industrial laser systems. The most critical design feature of diode pump arrays for Diode-Pumped Alkali Lasers is the wavelength match of the absorption line and the linewidth of the pump. The linewidth required for efficient pumping of alkali l ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. Reduction of surface leakage for high performance LWIR T2SL FPAs

    SBC: MP Technologies, LLC            Topic: MDA11019

    High performance infrared detectors in the LWIR regime are highly needed in a number of missile defense missions. In order to image targets from long distance, it is important that imagers have high sensitivity and high resolution. This leads to technical goals of having low noise, low dark current in small size pixels in large arrays. While saturated performance levels of traditional systems base ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. New thermal battery chemistry and construction for Interceptors

    SBC: INVENTEK CORP            Topic: MDA11024

    Based on recently-developed InvenTek intellectual property, an opportunity exists to facilitate a revolutionary increase in power and energy for reserve battery with molten nitrate electrolyte that can be operated as a thermal battery. Simply put, there is an opportunity for advanced thermal batteries that are an analog of Li-ion batteries with the substitution of molten nitrate salt electrolyte. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Advanced Particulate Sub-Models for Rocket Motor Exhaust Plumes

    SBC: Illinoisrocstar, L.L.C.            Topic: MDA11029

    IllinoisRocstar LLC will develop and commercialize an innovative multiscale computational framework that predicts the behavior of aluminum particles as they evolve from the grain surface, combust, pass through the nozzle, and into the plume exhaust. Based on high-fidelity, physics-based simulations of complete SRM internal ballistics using our Rocstar Simulation Suite, a continuous probability dis ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. LWIR FPAS based on Type-II Superlattice Minority Electron Unipolar Architecture

    SBC: MP Technologies, LLC            Topic: MDA10012

    Recent development of Antimonide-based Type-II superlattice infrared detectors has resulted in significant breakthroughs in terms of device performance as well as FPA imaging quality. Improvement in material quality and processing technique, as well as evolutionary modifications in device architecture have demonstrated the advantages of the material system over alternatives, and proven it as a via ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. MEMBRANE PERVAPORATION FOR REMOVAL OF ORGANIC CONTAMINANTS FROM DRINKING WATER SUPPLIES

    SBC: BEND RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    CONTAMINATION OF THE NATION'S DRINKING WATER SUPPLIES BY HAZARDOUS, SYNTHETIC VOLATILE ORGANIC CHEMICALS (VOCS) IS BECOMING A WIDESPREAD PROBLEM. THIS PROBLEM IS OF GREAT CONCERN WITH RESPECT TO CONTAMINATED GROUNDWATER. GROUNDWATER IS THESOURCE OF DRINKING WATER FOR ABOUT HALF THE NATION. THE EPAESTIMATES THAT UP TO 20% OF THE DRINKING WATER THAT COMES FROM GORUNDWATER CONTAINS VOCS. METHODS FOR ...

    SBIR Phase II 1989 Environmental Protection Agency

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