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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. "SEVERE ACCIDENT PHENOMENA: NATURAL CIRCULATION IN REACTOR COOLANT SYSTEM"

    SBC: Fluid Physics Ind.            Topic: N/A

    A RESEARCH PROGRAM IS PROPOSED FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A VALIDATED METHODOLOGY FOR PREDICTING THE EX-VESSEL BUOYANCY-DRIVEN FLOWS IN THE HOT LEG AND STEAM GENERATOR OF A WESTINGHOUSE PLANT, AND IN THE CANDY CANE HOT LEG OF A B&W PLANT. THE PROPOSED PHASE I WORK PLAN CONSISTS OF (A) REVIEWING AVAILABLE WESTINGHOUSE EXPERIMENTAL DATA AND SIMULATING THE EXPERIMENTAL CONFIGURATION, (B) VALIDATING THE M ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  2. 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
  3. A FUZZY SET APPROACH FOR SEISMIC SAFETY MARGINS ASSESSMENT.

    SBC: Eda Consultants            Topic: N/A

    THE CONTRACTOR SHALL DEVELOP A FUZZY SET METHODOLOGY FOR UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS IN PROBABILISTIC SEISMIC SAFETY ASSESSMENT OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS. FUZZY SET LOGIC WILL BEUSED FOR COLLECTING, QUANTIFYING AND PROPAGATING SUBJECTIVE,ENGINEERING JUDGEMENT USED IN THE UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS. IN PHASE I, FEASIBILITY OF THE PROPOSED APPROACH WILL BE DEMONSTRATED BY APPLYING IT TO SELECTED PARTS OF A PROBABI ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  4. AGING PROCESSES IN NUCLEAR REACTORS

    SBC: Pdi Technology Inc            Topic: N/A

    AS NUCLEAR PLANTS GROW OLDER, ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS MAY AFFECT THE PERFORMANCE OF PLANT CONCRETE AND STEEL STRUCTURES. WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP A STRATEGY WHICH CAN BE APPLIED TO CONCRETE STRUCTURES. IT WILL BE DIRECTED TOWARDSTHE DEVELOPMENT OF METHODS TO ANALYZE AND UNDERSTAND AGING EFFECTS, INCLUDING THE COMBINED EFFECTS OF TIME, TEMPERATURE, RADIATION, HUMIDITY, STRESS, CHEMICAL ENVIRONMENT AN ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  5. AUTOMATIC CREATION AND RENODALIZATION OF TRAC-BWR INPUT DECKS

    SBC: Expert-ease Systems            Topic: N/A

    THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH IS TO BUILD A USER-FRIENDLY, PERSONAL COMPUTER BASED WORKSTATION FOR PERFORMING TRAC-BWR ANALYSIS. THE SOFTWARE WILL ALLOW A USER TO READ-IN DATA FROM EXISTING TRAC-BWR INPUT DECKS (ASCII), DRAW NODALIZATION DIAGRAM, MODIFY INPUT, AUTOMATICALLY RENODALIZE THE VESSEL, CHAN AND PIPE COMPONENTS, GENERATE INPUT DECK, SUBMIT JOB, BRING BACK PLOTDATA, DISPLAY RESUL ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  6. DEVELOP AN INHALATION SCREENING DOSE MONITOR FOR WORKERS AT NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS

    SBC: Mikayola International            Topic: N/A

    AN "INHALATION SCREENING DOSE COLLAR-STANCHION MONITOR" WITHEMBEDDED MINIATURE THIN-WALL GEIGER-MUELLER RADIATION DETECTORS EVALUATES THE THYROID GLAND FOR NANOCURIE ACTIVITYINVENTORY. THE PRIMARY TECHNICAL OBJECTIVE IS TO ESTABLISH THAT THE "COLLAR-STANCHION MONITOR" WILL BE CAPABLE OF DETECTING WITHIN 15 SECONDS AND WITH 2 SIGMA CONFIDENCE AN ACTIVITY INVENTORY OF 0.7 NANOCURIES OF I-131 DOSE EQ ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  7. Environmental Chambers for and Integrating Sphere-based Weathering Device

    SBC: Measurement Analysis Corporation            Topic: 9060173TT

    Using a new concept for humidity control, based on a proprietary saturated air source, MAC will develop a design for an environmental chamber for use with NIST’s SPHERE UV source, in weathering or other UV degradation studies. The chamber will interface to the exit port of the SPHERE, maintaining the material coupons, mounted in a standardized sample holder, at a programmed temperature and relat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  8. Interferometric Angle Measurement

    SBC: Optical Physics Company            Topic: 9060263R

    Optical Physics Company is proposing to implement an interferometric angle sensor for the purpose of determining the relative angle between the two diffracting crystals. Two approaches can be pursued, namely (1) the dual grating interferometer, and (2) the angle interferometer. The estimated cost of materials for building the angle sensor in quantity ranges between $2K and $12K. The expected accur ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  9. PREDICTION OF CHECK VALVE PERFORMANCE & DEGRADATION IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT SYSTEMS

    SBC: Kalsi Engineering, Incorporated            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1987 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  10. Program for Estimating Whale Migration Statistics

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: 816F

    Toyon proposes to develop software that can process infrared video streams to automatically detect gray whale blows. Additionally, the software will count the number of blows and estimate the speed and the number of whales that are present. We will make use of a novel technique for whale blow detection that Toyon has demonstrated on infrared video of humpback whales. The approach makes use of b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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