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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. Dynamic Light Scattering Instrumentation Using Field Programmable Gate Array-based Digital Signal Processing

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    An existing low-cost FPGA-based processing platform will be demonstrated with fiber-coupling to single-photon detectors, to perform photon-arrival time stamping with

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. High Efficiency, Large-area, 1550 nm InGaAs Photodiodes

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    A stable, well characterized InGaAs materials growth and photodetector fabrication process will be used to fabricate matched photodiodes optimized for balanced homodyne detection. The 1-mm-diameter p-i-n photodetectors will be manufactured back-illuminated with a 5-micron absorber, allowing residual light to reflect off the front-side metal to make a double pass through the active layer. Ultra-hig ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Efficient Low-Dark-Count Detector for Photon Counting

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Voxtel has demonstrated efficient high-speed photon counting with thresholded linear-mode avalanche photodiode (APD) receivers using multi-gain-stage InGaAs/InAIAs APDs. In contrast to Geiger APDs, thresholded photon-counting linear APD receivers are thought not to suffer afterpulsing, and can support maximum count rates (MCR) up to 2 or 3 orders of magnitude faster than Geiger APDs. However, the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. Removal of Ammonia and Water to Enhance Yield of Kinetically-Controlled Beta-Lactam Synthesis

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 09c

    Membrane reactors have the potential to improve reactivity and productivity of various chemical syntheses including enzymatic water sensitive reactions. To be of value, higher use temperature, improved chemical resistance and better mass transfer systems are desired. Using membrane systems with improved mass transfer, Compact Membrane Systems will evaluate enhancing enzyme reactivity. Working w ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of Energy
  5. New Fabrication Technique for Ultrathin Membranes

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 12a

    Higher gas transport membranes would enhance membrane separations, especially those associated with energy savings (e.g., oxygen or nitrogen enriched air). In these systems, gas transport is inversely proportional to the thickness of the membrane¿s active layer. This project will explore a novel route for preparing ultrathin (100-1000 angstroms) membranes with very high selectivity. First, memb ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  6. Novel Membranes for Enhancing Value of Bio-Oil

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 12b

    Biomass fast pyrolysis fuel (BioOil) is a liquid fuel made from wood chips and the low-grade wood byproducts of timber harvesting. However, when BioOil is stored, its chemicals polymerize, aided by the oxygen present in the BioOil. As a consequence, the viscosity of the BioOil increases over time, and, under extreme conditions, it can become a solid. In addition, the presence of water results i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  7. New Membrane Structure for Gas Separations

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 12a

    Natural gas offers cost and environmental benefits over other conventional energy sources and decreases our dependence on oil imports. However, many sources of natural gas also contain large amounts of non-hydrocarbon gases, which make them uneconomical to market. Removal of these non-hydrocarbon impurities, in order to raise low quality raw gas to pipeline quality, could have significant econom ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  8. Novel Ethanol Dehydration Membranes

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 12b

    There continues to be a need to produce fuel-grade ethanol from renewable sources. However, the cost of agricultural-based ethanol is quite severe, despite the fact that existing and new legislation provides significant incentives for its use. This project addresses novel routes to enhance the low-cost production of high-quality dry-fuel-grade ethanol by means of a novel water-ethanol separation ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  9. Grid 2.0: Collaboration and Sharing on the Grid

    SBC: Galois, Inc.            Topic: 54c

    Grid computing makes significant computational and data resources accessible to distributed teams of scientific researchers. In doing so, it also poses a challenge: how best to apply social and collaboration software techniques to improve the efficiency of collaboration between distributed teams working on grid systems. In recent years, new social software technologies have produced breakthroug ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  10. Voltage and Waveform Control For Improved Selectivity In Electrodeposition In Low Background Species

    SBC: Dynatronix, Inc.            Topic: 49b

    This project supports the advancement of electroforming capabilities to produce ultra-pure copper and provides opportunities for further progress in material growth science. Ultra high purity copper is a fundamental material used for a range of current and future fundamental nuclear physics programs such asMAJORANA. The capabilities that are expected to be developed under this project will address ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
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