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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 June, 2020.

  1. 3D Tip Characterization and Surface Reconstruction

    SBC: Nanometrology International, Inc.            Topic: 9070168TT

    Nanometrology International, Inc. (NMI) proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of 3-dimensional (3D) characterization of nanoscale objects using scanning probe microscopy (SPM) with a measurement uncertainty of less than 0.7 nm. To accomplish this task, we propose a novel method of 3D tip characterization and use of an innovative surface reconstruction algorithm recently introduced by NIST and th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Technology Transfer of Multimodal Biometric Application Resource Kit (MBARK)

    SBC: Ad Harmony            Topic: N/A

    The technical objective of this project is to develop a prototype of a face recognition application in a cloud computing environment utilizing MBARK as the middleware. The application will have a client piece that will run on a mobile device such as a laptop and a server piece that will run on a higher-performance computing cluster. The specific objectives of this development project can be enumer ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Analysis of New WWVB Modulation Schemes for Future Broadcast

    SBC: XW, LLC dba Xtendwave            Topic: N/A

    This Phase 2 project targets the completion of the development of an improved system for the broadcasting of the WWVB signal, as a direct continuation of the Phase 1 project, which successfully validated the proposed approach through a feasibility study and analyses. Objectives of this project include the design of the new modulation scheme and protocol, the development of a new time-code generato ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. Ultra Lightweight High Pressure Hydrogen Fuel Tanks Reinforced With Carbon Nanotubes

    SBC: Applied Nanotech, Inc.            Topic: 03a

    One effective way to lower the weight, thus decreasing the carbon fiber usage and lowering the cost, of a CFRP tank is to improve the mechanical properties of the CFRP composite resin matrix using nano-reinforcement. Using the resin matrix itself as a source of composite strength, along with the carbon fiber reinforcement, results in a tank that requires less carbon fiber material. This solution d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  5. Ultra-Thin III-V Films for Tandem Photovoltaic Application

    SBC: Nano EnerTex            Topic: 05a

    III-V semiconductors based solar cells display the highest sunlight conversion efficiency. Nevertheless, the material cost of current III-Vs and their fabrication process is very high which impedes their use for flat panel, large market applications. This project aims to explore, evaluate and implement defect tolerant high efficiency tandem solar cells based on more earth abundant III-V materials ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  6. A Novel Composite Membrane for High Temperature Hydrogen Separation

    SBC: BETTERGY CORP.            Topic: 09a

    Increased use of hydrogen as a fuel can provide benefits to our nations energy security, the environment and economic growth. Toward hydrogen economy, an innovation in hydrogen separation technology is needed in the production of hydrogen. Current separation technologies for industrial hydrogen production mainly include pressure swing adsorption process and the cryogenic separation process, which ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  7. Self-Powered Wireless Sensors for Fossil Energy Based Turbine Systems

    SBC: MESOSCRIBE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: 21d

    SelfPowered wireless sensors are needed on hightemperature rotating turbine engine components for real time sensing of component health. Conventional temperature, pressure and strain sensors use wired connections and slip rings which are not desired. Conventional wireless technology uses transmitters containing active semiconductors which degrade upon high temperature exposure. Although numerous w ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  8. Non-Destructive Technique for Measurement of Electron Bunch Longitudinal Charge Distribution

    SBC: Advanced Energy Systems, Inc            Topic: 12b

    Measurement of the longitudinal charge distribution of short electron bunches moving with relativistic velocities is among the major challenges in the domain of accelerator diagnostics. The strict control of the longitudinal distribution is critical for the operation of X-ray Free Electron Lasers (FELs) and Energy Recovery Linacs (ERLs). Several techniques are presently employed; however, none of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  9. Acid-Base Blend Membranes for Redox Flow Batteries

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: 19a

    Redox flow batteries (RFBs) have the potential for economical storage of electrical energy than other battery chemistries. They use high-cost ion exchange membranes as separators between anolyte and catholyte, which prevent broad market penetration. Proton exchange membranes (e.g., Nafion) are poorly selective, allowing undesired cross-diffusion of active species in solution electrolytes across t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  10. ClimatePipes: User-Friendly Data Access, Data Manipulation, Data Analysis and Visualization of Community Climate Models

    SBC: Kitware, Inc.            Topic: 30a

    The aim of this proposal is to facilitate the access that non-researchers have to data generated from high-resolution, long-term, climate change projections performed as part of the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Effective analysis in climate science depends on having the appropriate cyber infrastructure to enable people to discover, access, manipulate, and visualize the large and complex da ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
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