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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. 06a High Energy Anode Material Development for Li-Ion Batteries

    SBC: Sinode            Topic: 06a

    Market penetration of battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles is limited by low energy density (range), low power (acceleration and charging), high cost, safety, and cycling/calendar life of the best commercially available rechargeable Li-ion batteries available today. New electrode materials are crucially needed to develop batteries capable of meeting/exceeding fut ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  2. A 10 Kilowatt, Rankin Cycle Agricultural Waste to Energy Conversion Module Utilizing Ultra Micro Turbo-Alternators

    SBC: Fluidic microControls, Inc.            Topic: H

    In 2011, there were 60,000 dairy farms in the US. Of there, 56,600 had herds of fewer than 500 animals. Currently, manure digester installations are only considered economical for herds of at least 500 animals. There require turbine or diesel generator sets of 100 Kilowatt size and larger. The need exists for a smaller waste to energy conversion approach for implementation on small farms were ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Computational Design and Development of Low Cost, High Strength, Low Loss Soft Magnetic Materials for Traction Drive Motor Applications

    SBC: QUESTEK INNOVATIONS LLC            Topic: 06g

    QuesTek proposes to apply its Materials By Design approach to design a high performance, low cost soft magnetic material capable of achieving significant cost savings to approach the DOE motor cost target of $4.7/kW in 2020. In order to meet the ambitious motor targets, traction motors in electric vehicles (EV) must become even more compact, light-weight, and highly efficient. For a compact de ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  4. Computational Materials Design of Castable SX Ni-based Superalloys for IGT Blade Components

    SBC: QUESTEK INNOVATIONS LLC            Topic: 12c

    In order to raise the inlet gas temperatures to improve thermal efficiency of industrial gas turbines (IGT), turbine blade materials are required to have superior creep rupture resistance. Ni-base single crystal (SX) blades have higher creep strength in comparison with directionally solidified blades, and are widely used in aerospace engines. However, their use in IGTs, which require larger size c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  5. Extreme Sample Environment for Beamline Research

    SBC: Materials Development, Inc.            Topic: 09e

    Extreme temperature and non-equilibrium processes are both central to DOEs mission of addressing grand challenges in emerging energy and advanced materials; they are also crucial steps in the manufacture of many high value-add industrial products. MDI is advancing the ability to process and study materials at extreme temperatures and in non-equilibrium conditions by developing a novel containerle ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Energy
  6. Fast-Track: Conductive Diamond Probes for Scanning Elecrochemical Microscopy

    SBC: Advanced Diamond TechNologies, Inc.            Topic: 08b

    This Fast Track SBIR project aims at developing electrically insulated scanning probes suitable for high resolution electrical nano-imaging in conductive solutions. These probes, when used in atomic force microscopy, enable scanning electrochemical microscopy (AFM-SECM) to be performed. This method is increasingly important for the scientific study of applications including nano-electrodes for sol ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  7. High Flux Ti Nanofiltration Membrane for Efficient Processing of Bioproducts

    SBC: CERAHELIX, INC.            Topic: 10h

    Sustainable global economic growth requires the diversification of energy sources and chemical feedstocks away from conventional fossil fuel supplies. One way to meet this need is to convert renewable resources such as cellulosic biomass to fuels and chemicals; however a major roadblock is the high processing cost. What are needed are technologies that can provide energy and cost saving alternativ ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Energy
  8. High MTBF RF Source Based upon the Injection Locked Magnetron

    SBC: MUONS INC            Topic: 41b

    Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLAB) currently uses low efficiency klystrons, with a system of 340 klystrons approaching an MTBF of 170,000 hours. But over the lifetime of the project 60% of the tubes have been replaced, giving an MTBF for a single tube of about five to six years. 45% of the klystrons were replaced over the thirteen years of full operation (1995-2007) with an av ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  9. High-Performance Nonlinear Optimization Software for Power Applications

    SBC: Ziena Optimization Inc.            Topic: 02d

    Problems of large-scale nonlinear optimization are central to the solution of difficult and novel problems that arise from the need to distribute electric power in the most efficient and reliable way. In recognition of the importance of optimization in this area, DOE & apos;s Office of Advanced Scientific Computing (ASCR) has made substantial investments in research that have led to powerful, robu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Energy
  10. High Power S-Band Vacuum Load

    SBC: MUONS INC            Topic: 10d

    S-Band vacuum loads at the SLAC linac are encountering operational problems now that they have to operate under the stringent requirements of the LCLS: 50 MW peak power, 6 kW average power, and extremely tight phase stability for the linac. Failure mechanisms have been studied which suggest an RF surface breakdown of the 200 m Kanthal layer. We propose a novel solution which incorporates mode co ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Energy
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