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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. SBIR Phase I: Novel Processing of Mesoporous Materials for Intermediate-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

    SBC: Advanced Materials and Devices            Topic: BC

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of designing engineered mesoporous zirconia films for intermediate temperature (600ýýC) solid-oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFCs) with the aim of extending the basic and practical knowledge of synthesis as well as electronic behavior of mesoporous films, while at the same time producing materials that have a direct ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Science Foundation
  2. STTR Phase II: Optimized Nano-Porous Surfaces for Boiling Heat Transfer

    SBC: Advanced Materials and Devices            Topic: N/A

    This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase II project seeks to develop and commercialize an optimized technique to produce durable nano-porous surfaces (NPS) for heat transfer applications using an inexpensive electrochemical process. This technology will be very beneficial for the ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 National Science Foundation
  3. STTR Phase I: Compressible Magnetorheological Fluids

    SBC: Advanced Materials and Devices            Topic: MM

    This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project seeks to develop stable and optimal compressible magneto-rheological fluids (CMRFs) and to perform device tests on such fluids to demonstrate their durability. The production of stable and durable CMRFs will be achieved by using an inexpe ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 National Science Foundation
  4. SBIR Phase I: Compliant Jack Spring Actuators for Lower Limb Mobility

    SBC: Springactive, Inc.            Topic: EL

    This SBIR Phase I research proposal will develop a novel, spring-based actuator that will power future wearable robots and exoskeletons. The actuator will be designed, developed, and tested to meet the demanding requirements for lower limb mobility. This actuator can be used in a variety of powered orthoses, prosthetic devices, and wearable exoskeletons. Its unique ability to tune stiffness allows ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Science Foundation
  5. SBIR Phase I: Novel Chemistry for Low Cost Solar-Grade Silicon

    SBC: Solar Technology Research Corporation            Topic: EL

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project aims to commercialize a new technology for purifying silicon for photovoltaic (PV) solar cells using a novel oxi-nitride chemistry and cold crucible induction melting. The process, based on upgrading low-cost metallurgical grade silicon by employing purification strategies that have led to high purity steel products, presents a new approach t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Science Foundation
  6. SBIR Phase I: A Portable High-Power Tunable Terahertz Source using a Two-Color VECSEL

    SBC: Desert Beam Technologies, LLC            Topic: EL

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a novel room temperature, narrow-line, high power vertical external-cavity semiconductor laser (VECSEL) THz source based on difference-frequency-mixing of high-power circulating dual wavelength fields in a high-finesse cavity. Semiconductor quantum-well gain media have the unique property that multiple wavelengths can be s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Science Foundation
  7. SBIR Phase I: Structures for reduced critical current to enable Spin Torque MRAM

    SBC: Everspin Technologies            Topic: NM

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is aimed at developing a spin torque magnetoresistive random access memory (ST-MRAM) that has significantly reduced write current. The highest bit density is possible if the switching current is low enough to be passed by a minimum sized access transistor beneath each magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) storage device. Reducing the write current a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Science Foundation
  8. SBIR Phase I: Isolating Specific Appliance Energy Usage from Whole Building Energy Consumption

    SBC: Intelligent Building Untility Conservation Systems            Topic: SS

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will test the feasibility of a signal processing algorithm to separate energy used by individual appliances from the total natural gas and electricity entering a home. Utility ratepayers may benefit from this detailed information by more-effectively identifying and mitigate inefficient appliances and activities. The new generation of smart el ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Science Foundation
  9. SBIR Phase I: Lower Cost Carbon-Carbon Composites Densified by Microwave Heating

    SBC: MATERIALS FOCUS INC            Topic: BC

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project addresses the need for more cost effective, carbon/carbon (C/C) composites with improved properties. Microwave processing will be investigated to enhance densification of C/C composites traditionally produced by lengthy chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) processes that are known to be very costly. The innovation is to utilize microwave proces ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 National Science Foundation
  10. STTR Phase II: Dendritic Hydrogel Actuators for a Liquid Drug Delivery Patch

    SBC: Medipacs Inc            Topic: N/A

    This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase II project will develop a class of new, stable, highly responsive Electro Active Polymer (EAP) hydrogel actuator materials. Incorporating dendrimers (dendritic macromolecules) and hyper branched polymers as chemical cross-linking agents into a poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG)-based EAP hydrogel to increase cross-linking densities at low polymer concentratio ...

    STTR Phase II 2009 National Science Foundation

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