Award Data

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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 September, 2020.

  1. High Power, Mid-Infrared Fiber Supercontinuum Light Source

    SBC: MESA PHOTONICS, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Modern supercontinuum (SC) light sources are generated by non-linear interactions between ultrashort pulse lasers and optical fibers. Output in near-ultraviolet to near-infrared wavelength ranges has been demonstrated. These light sources have high brightness and are spatially coherent. Recently, output to 4.5 µm was achieved using fluoride glass fibers; optical absorption by the fiber prevents l ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Innovative Residential Fire Sensor

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Southwest Sciences proposes development of residential fire sensing systems based on low cost optical imaging sensors combined with newly introduced highly miniaturized, low power CO sensors. Sensor modules will also include temperature sensors. The modules will be part of a low power wireless network. Each module will be about ½ the size of a business card, a few mm thick, and will operate for ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. A Microcalorimeter Alpha Spectrometer for Analysis of Nuclear Material


    A key factor of international efforts to identify and suppress the supply of and demand for nuclear materials, and thereby to deter potential traffickers, is the ability to accurately identify contradicted material and ultimately to trace it back to its origin. Alpha particle spectroscopy is widely used in nuclear forensics to assay trace quantities of sensitive nuclear materials, but the limited ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. Multi-Lingual Federated Search

    SBC: Deep Web Technologies, Llc            Topic: 41

    DOE research is hindered by the fact that much quality scientific information is not published in English. No mechanism exists for researchers to search for foreign language documents in their native language, with automatic translation of results and documents. A multi-lingual federated search environment is proposed that allows for searching and viewing of result lists and documents in a number ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Energy
  5. Source Selection Optimization

    SBC: Deep Web Technologies, Llc            Topic: 41

    It is difficult for DOE researchers to keep apprised of relevant scientific information given its rapid rate of growth. No mechanism exists to automatically discover, configure access to, or select sources for searching. This project will develop a suite of applications that discover new information sources, build federated search query interfaces to them, and automatically select relevant sources ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Energy
  6. Automated Categorization of Web-Based Content Along Multiple Dimensions

    SBC: Deep Web Technologies, Llc            Topic: 54a

    Both private companies and government agencies are faced with an enormous amount of text documents that are distributed over a network of computers and databases. Searching for specific documents is essential to the success of these organizations. Websites such as indicate that it is beneficial for content to be categorized to make it easier for users to find relevant informat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
  7. Leveraging Wikipedia to Create a Comprehensive Science & Technology Encyclopedia

    SBC: Deep Web Technologies, Llc            Topic: 54a

    The Department of Energy provides scientists, researchers, and the public with search engine access to high quality scientific and technical content. Because much of the content is highly technical in nature, many users require encyclopedia-quality background information. This project will develop and deploy software that integrates the best scientific and technical reference articles from Wikiped ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
  8. High Performance Permanent Magnets for Advanced Motors

    SBC: Electron Energy Corporation            Topic: 05d

    Better permanent magnets are needed to improve the performance of advanced motors for hybrid electric vehicles. In response to this need, this project will develop high performance permanent magnets with improved magnetic properties at temperatures up to 240 degrees C, high electrical resistivity to reduce eddy current losses in advanced motor applications, and low cost. In Phase I, feasibility ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of Energy
  9. Nano-Scale High-Surface-Area Thermal and Conductive Ceramics as Effectice Support for Metal Oxide Catalysts in Alkane Selective Oxidation

    SBC: Evernu Technology, Llc            Topic: 07

    Compared with conventional processes used to produce many oxygenated chemicals, processes based on the selective catalytic oxidation of alkanes to produce oxygenates could yield enormous economic, energy, and environmental benefits. However, commercial development of such processes has been hindered, in part, because the excessive heat released by alkane oxidation causes over-oxidation (burning) ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Energy
  10. Development of an Accessory Protein for use in the Pre-Treatment of Cellulosic Feedstocks

    SBC: Expansyn Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 13a

    Due to the economics, politics and environmental impacts of petroleum use, there is growing interest in the use of biomass to partially replace petroleum as an energy source. However, in order to utilize biomass as a feedstock for the production of fuel or chemical products, its structure needs to be significantly altered to facilitate the efficient completion of downstream steps. This alteration ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
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