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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. Cognitive Residential Heat Pump Fault Detection and Diagnostic Datalogger

    SBC: MANAGEMENT SCIENCES INC            Topic: 9010173R

    Millions of heat pumps are used to heat and cool homes and buildings year round. Continuous operation means that components wear out at a greater rate. As a result, maintenance of residential heat pumps is a major cost driver. Current methods focus on reduced use through control settings. Typically, demand has wide swings throughout the day and people are unable to customize controls. Inevitably, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Metrology for Industry for use in the Manufacture of Grazing Incidence Beam Line Mirrors

    SBC: InSync, Inc.            Topic: 04c

    Innovative, fast, ultraprecise and affordable metrology instruments are needed to ensure that grazing incidence optics can meet emerging requirements for DOE Basic Energy Sciences (BES) synchrotron and FEL x-ray light sources. Currently, there is not a suitable instrument available in the United States that will allow manufacturers to produce such demanding optics. This PH I SBIR will focus on de ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
  3. Electro-optic jitter and pulse characterization for X-ray free-electron laser sources

    SBC: MESA PHOTONICS, LLC            Topic: 08b

    Mesa Photonics proposes a new method for online diagnostics at x-ray free electron laser facilities. This diagnostic can be fully automated, switching among alignment, jitter measurements, and pulse characterization. In this SBIR project, Mesa Photonics will develop a new diagnostic for measuring the time arrival between optical and x-ray ultrafast pulses. This technology is critical for the dev ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
  4. Enhanced Dropwise Condensation for Improved Dry Cooling Efficiency

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 14d

    Industrial and utility applications utilizing dry cooling for condensing process steam are less efficient than their closed-loop cooling counterparts, resulting in higher energy consumption and operating costs. However, dry cooling is a necessary process in areas where cooling water supply is not available due to competing demands for water. The inefficiencies in dry cooling are largely due to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
  5. Inexpensive instrument for in situ cloud droplet/drizzle characterization

    SBC: VISTA PHOTONICS, INC.            Topic: 17e

    Stratus and stratocumulus clouds with low drop concentration and large drop diameter are scientifically very important, because this is the regime in which drizzle drops are formed. The formation of drizzle can lead to a rapid modification of the cloud droplet size distribution, which in turn has a strong influence on the cloud & apos;s radiative properties. Because stratus and stratocumulus cl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
  6. Portable nitrous oxide sensor for understanding agricultural and soil emissions

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: 18c

    Nitrous oxide is the third most important greenhouse gas (GHG,) with an atmospheric lifetime of ~114 years and a global warming impact ~300 times greater than that of CO2. The main cause of nitrous oxides atmospheric increase is anthropogenic emissions, and over 80% of the current global anthropogenic flux is related to agriculture, including associated land-use change. An accurate assessment of N ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
  7. A Climate Impact Assessment Service to Support Urban and Regional Planning

    SBC: Azavea Inc.            Topic: 19a

    The increase in extreme weather events over the past several decades has underscored the need for regional planning strategies that will support future preparedness and mitigate climate change impact on local communities across the United States. While existing climate modeling tools for non-researchers support a conceptual understanding of climate change at the global level, they do not address t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
  8. Climate Change Information System for Business and Industry

    SBC: PRESCIENT WEATHER LTD            Topic: 19a

    The Climate Change Information System for Business and Industry (Climate Biz) will translate information derived from climate model simulations into industry-specific formats that will assist private sector executives and their firms to meet the challenge of climate change and thereby prosper in the decades ahead. The opportunity is two-fold. The private sector needs industry-specific informati ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
  9. Rapid isotopic analysis using heterodyne laser induced breakdown spectroscopy

    SBC: MESA PHOTONICS, LLC            Topic: 24a

    Isotopic analysis of suspect materials is an effective tool for identifying and characterizing nuclear. Isotope ratios of uranium, plutonium, lithium, and hydrogen are particularly informative for distinguishing fuel for nuclear power plants from weapons-grade material. Existing instrumentation capable of measuring isotope ratios to high precision and accuracy is expensive, bulky, and requires ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
  10. Unconventional wound glass capacitor component for Power Modulator in RF Accelerator

    SBC: PolyK Technologies, LLC            Topic: 31d

    Radio frequency (RF) technology is a key technology common to all high energy accelerators. RF sources with improved efficiency and accelerating structures with increased accelerating gradient are important for keeping the cost down for future machines. Energy storage components represent a significant part of the cost, volume, and weight of the RF power modulators and high energy density componen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
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