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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. Rad-Hard Dual-Threshold High Count Rate Silicon Pixel Array Detector

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: 23a

    Available 2D multi-wire proportional counters (MWPC) are limited by their low global count-rate capability and are insufficient for imaging X-raycrystal spectroscopy (XCS) experiments. Solid state X-ray pixilated array detectors have been shown to overcome this problem. However, large area solid state 2D detectors with higher performance, increased functionality, and programmable, dual-threshold ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Energy
  2. Novel Membrane Systems for Olefin/Paraffin Separation

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 18a

    Ethylene and propylene are the primary feedstocks for the manufacture of polyethylene and polypropylene, respectively. These olefins represent a major component of the polymer manufacturing cost. Consequently, there is significant economic benefit in minimizing losses of unreacted olefin from the process. Some olefin loss is a result of the need to remove paraffin from the polymerization reactor ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Energy
  3. Apparatus for Optimizing Photovoltaic Solar Manufacturing Efficiency through Real-Time Process Feedback and Spectral Binning of Cells

    SBC: TAU SCIENCE CORPORATION            Topic: 10e

    Novel, inline measurement techniques are needed to improve the quality and performance of new solar cells. Manufacturers today measure cell performance inline under white light conditions, but are unable to obtain the cell response as a function of wavelength without extensive offline testing. They are also unable to extract detailed spatial maps of full-spectrum spectral response. This informatio ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Energy
  4. Thin Diamond Time-of-Flight Detectors

    SBC: Applied Diamond, Inc.            Topic: 35b

    Rare isotope facilities serve a critical need for a rapidly expanding area of nuclear physics research. Existing rare isotope facilities already provide enough intensity that conventional detector systems have trouble with counting rates while future rare isotope facilities, like the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), will provide particle beams with unprecedented intensities and rates. Cle ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Energy
  5. Ultra High Brightness Plasma Ion Source for SIMS Imaging of Actinides at the Theoretical Resolution Limit.

    SBC: Oregon Physics LLC            Topic: 07b

    This proposal outlines a project aimed at providing a radical improvement in ion source technology that can be applied to the mass spectrometric analysis of actinides. The state-of-the-art secondary ion mass spectrometers (SIMS) employ the duoplasmatron ion source to create the primary ion beam for actinide analysis. The duoplasmatron only has sufficient brightness and a small enough energy spre ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Energy
  6. 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
  7. Hyperspectral Sensor for Large-Area Monitoring of Carbon-Dioxide Reservoirs and Pipelines

    SBC: Resonon, Inc.            Topic: 04b

    Geologic carbon sequestration has been identified as a potential means of reducing the amount of carbon­dioxide emitted into our atmosphere, thereby reducing one of the major contributors to global warming and climate change. A major difficulty with carbon­dioxide sequestration is monitoring sequestration sites and pipelines for leakage, which may come from zones on the order of 1 meter in s ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 Department of Energy
  8. Xylose Utilization During Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation Enabled by a Parallel Microreactor with Immobilized Enzyme

    SBC: Trillium Fiber Fuels, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Concerns over the escalating use of petroleum-based liquid fuels include climate change, trade imbalances, global security issues, and environmental harm resulting from petroleum extraction and processing. Although ethanol is the leading replacement for petroleum-based gasoline, the current corn-based source of ethanol is hindered by serious social and environmental issues. The production of cel ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Energy
  9. Development of a Long Term pH and pCO2 Lagrangian Drifter

    SBC: SUNBURST SENSORS, LLC            Topic: 831C

    Quantifying oceanic CO2 uptake and ocean acidification and understanding their impact on global climate and ocean ecology are key goals of NOAA’s climate change research programs. NOAA’s request for Development of a long-term Lagrangian pH and pCO2 drifter (SBIR Subtopic 8.3.1C) aims to address these goals by developing technology that measures both pCO2 and pH that can be widely deployed in t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  10. 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
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