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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. SBIR Phase II: Microwave ablation system for creating precision directed ablation zones

    SBC: Precision Microwave Inc.            Topic: BM

    The broader/commercial impact of this SBIR Phase II project proposes continued development of a directional microwave ablation (MWA) system. During MWA, doctors use image guidance to insert a thin needle-like applicator into a target tumor and then energize the microwave antenna embedded in the applicator’s tip to heat and kill the tumor. MWA is especially important to the large population of ca ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 National Science Foundation
  2. SBIR Phase II: Dual Element Matrix (DEM) Water Electrolyzer

    SBC: Avium, LLC            Topic: CT

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is to make on-site hydrogen generation convenient and economically viable. Hydrogen is a chemical used widely in industry and serves an alternative fuel source for electric vehicles, increasing drive range and shortening refueling time, but adoption has been limited by the needs for refueling ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 National Science Foundation
  3. STTR Phase I: BedDot: A Contactless Sensor Device for Sleep Activity Monitoring

    SBC: Intelligent Dots LLC            Topic: I

    The broader impacts of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project include the technology advancement of smart sensing and the improvement of the quality of life and care of seniors, by providing real-time safety, activity and health monitoring during sleep; and sending alerts, reports and analysis to their loved ones and caregivers. The growth of this demographic segment, the r ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 National Science Foundation
  4. In-situ Stress Estimation from Downhole Drilling Dynamics Data using Signal Processing and Data Analytics

    SBC: Petrolern LLC            Topic: 23c

    To ensure safe and cost-effective subsurface operations - including drilling, production, stimulation, and injection - knowledge of the state of stress is essential. Specifically, in CO2 sequestration operations, characterizing the in-situ stress state in the complex storage reservoirs and cap rocks is critical for safe storage of CO2 and minimizing of predicted potential environmental hazards rel ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  5. Early Prediction and Prevention of Frac Screen-out using Deep Reinforcement Learning

    SBC: Petrolern LLC            Topic: 23b

    Screen-out is a costly problem in hydraulic fracturing operations for stimulation of conventional and unconventional reservoirs that could potentially lead to massive downtime and increased capital spending on a well. It can happen due to either operational reasons, such as equipment malfunction, or issues related to the formation. We believe that screen-out can be potentially diagnosed ahead of t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  6. Intuitive Data Analysis for Assessing Network Performance at Scale

    SBC: Dynamite Analytics LLC            Topic: 02b

    Computer network operations deal with ever-increasing volumes of monitoring data in many different formats. Human operators require effective analytic tools to correlate and interpret this data to sustain optimal levels of uninterrupted network performance. This project delivers a practical solution for complex network traffic analysis founded on the concept of intelligent network operations. The ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of Energy
  7. X-DSMSND: A Neutron Camera with Integrated Pixel Read-Out

    SBC: Radiation Detection Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 17b

    There is a need for compact, high-efficiency, and high spacial-resolution neutron scattering imagers. Improvements in neutron detectors for use at high-flux pulsed neutron sources are required for materials research involving neutron scattering experiments conducted at Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories, including single crystal diffractometers, neutron reflectometers, and time of flight (TOF ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of Energy
  8. SBIR Phase I: Molecular Composites of Functional Silica Networks within Natural Rubber Compounds for Green Tires

    SBC: Silpara Technologies, LLC            Topic: AM

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is to enable the further development of sustainable mobility by developing a new, disruptive class of renewable materials for low-rolling resistance tire tread rubber compound applications. The company will be active not only in materials development and sales, but also in the exploration of n ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 National Science Foundation
  9. SBIR Phase I: Low-cost needle guidance system for bedside lumbar puncture

    SBC: ETHOS MEDICAL, INC.            Topic: MD

    The broader impact of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is to improve the quality and efficiency of spinal access procedures by developing a needle guidance system that attaches to ultrasound machines. Lumbar punctures (LPs) are procedures used to diagnose and treat neurological conditions such as meningitis, multiple sclerosis and others. Without prompt intervention, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 National Science Foundation
  10. SBIR Phase I: Single wearable patch for cost-effective, reliable, and accurate home sleep apnea testing

    SBC: Huxley Medical, Inc.            Topic: BM

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will investigate the feasibility of novel wearable sensor techniques to provide a complete diagnostic assessment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with a single wireless patch worn on the chest. An estimated 25-30 M adults in the United States have OSA, but 80% of OSA-positive patients are und ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 National Science Foundation
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