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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. SBIR Phase I: Biomolecular Cell Injection With Nanofountain Probe Systems

    SBC: INFINITESIMAL, LLC            Topic: NM

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project aims at developing and commercializing a cost-effective cell injection system based on nanofountain probe (NFP) technology. The NFP has been recently used to investigate drug delivery and direct cell injection. Benefits of this method include easy integration with existing infrastructure, force control of injection, and the ability to control ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 National Science Foundation
  4. SBIR Phase I: Induction of therapeutic hypothermia with an esophageal cooling device

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Therapy, Inc            Topic: BC

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to demonstrate the feasibility and safety of inducing mild therapeutic hypothermia with an innovative esophageal cooling device. The use of mild therapeutic hypothermia to treat patients after resuscitation from cardiac arrest nearly doubles their chance of survival, but the difficulties associated with the use of existing methods ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 National Science Foundation
  5. SBIR Phase I: Early and Specific Dementia Diagnosis Using Imaging and Pattern Classification Software

    SBC: Adm Diagnostics, Inc.            Topic: EI

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop computer software that automatically analyzes medical images to diagnose brain diseases affecting the elderly (such as Alzheimer's disease) that cause difficulty with memory, thinking, judgment, and other normal functions. Such diseases affecting the elderly share similar symptoms, so they can be very difficult to diagnose a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 National Science Foundation
  6. SBIR Phase I: Bandgap-Uniform Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes for Thin Film Transistors

    SBC: NANOINTEGRIS, INC.            Topic: NM

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop a diameter refined semiconducting single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) to address the challenge of bandgap heterogeneity in semiconducting SWNTs. The plan is to utilize the latest advances in SWNT separation including Density Gradient Ultracentrifugation (DGU), preferential chemistry, and chromatographic techniques t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 National Science Foundation
  7. SBIR Phase I: Ion-Exchange Fiber Composites for Rapid and Selective Removal of Perchlorate from Water

    SBC: SERIONIX            Topic: BC

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will result in the development of novel ultrafast, highly selective, high permeability ion-exchange fiber composites for removing perchlorate from drinking water. The proposed technology removes perchlorate 10-100 times faster than the best currently available options, and employs a low-cost production method compatible with widely ava ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 National Science Foundation
  8. SBIR Phase I: Mobility Monitor: An autonomous intelligent system developed to quantitatively determine mobility.

    SBC: Kaliber Imaging, Incorporated            Topic: EI

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is developing an integrated computer vision system to objectively measures a person's gait, range of motion and balance and other mobility static and dynamic factors, targeted at fall risk in the elderly. This compact system is cost-effective and easy to use. It tracks people's mobility, identifies problems to correct losses, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 National Science Foundation
  9. SBIR Phase I: ASPOA: Applying Semantic Paradata to Outcomes-aligned Assessment

    SBC: Eduworks Corporation            Topic: EA

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to improve the quality of online education and training by making it easier to add relevant quiz questions and knowledge checks to content as it is being created. The project applies recent advances in the ability of computers to detect topics and themes in text and to process natural language and builds on ideas from projects suc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 National Science Foundation
  10. SBIR Phase I: Sensors for Smart HVAC controls

    SBC: DIOXIDE MATERIALS, INC.            Topic: EI

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop inexpensive carbon dioxide sensors for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) controls. The sensors will use Dioxide Materials' patent pending catalyst mixtures, to create a series of CO2 sensors using a novel design. We expect to create sensors that are an order of magnitude less expensive than the CO2 s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 National Science Foundation

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