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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. Atomically smooth surfaces as substrates for advanced neutron supermirrors

    SBC: American Physics and Technology LLC            Topic: 12a

    Neutron scattering facilities are a key resource aiding the diverse and growing revolution in nano-science and technology-An ongoing challenge for these facilities is providing sufficient neutron flux for an acceptable signal-to-noise ratio for ever more precise experiments-Presently much of the neutron flux is lost because of inefficiencies in the hundreds of meters beam guides and other optics- ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  2. Coal ash beneficiation through critical material extraction and recovery

    SBC: Anactisis, LLC            Topic: 20d

    A great number of technological advancements have been spurred by the unique properties of the rare earth elements (REE)- This widespread application has made the REE absolute necessities for sustaining healthy technological, scientific, and economic growth- In nearly all of these technologies, there are no currently viable substitutes for the REE with equivalent performance- Processes based on co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  3. Purification of Brown Grease for Fuel Production

    SBC: Environmental Fuel Research, LLC            Topic: 16a

    While renewable diesel and biodiesel production is projected to increase over the next several years, feedstock supplies are limited by mature markets for yellow grease and refined vegetable oils- Brown grease refers to organic fats, oils, and greases extracted from wastewater residuals- Brown grease has the potential to alleviate the shortage of biofuel feedstock, but it is dirty, inconsistent in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  4. Manufacturing of Low-Background Copper Electrical Components for Rare Event Detection

    SBC: GALT LLC            Topic: 30c

    This SBIR Phase I project will develop the manufacturing capability for the production of ultra-low-background copper for use in electronic interconnects and support architecture- Copper is an attractive electronic and support material because of its favorable conductivity and mechanical properties- Fortuitously, the material can also be electroplated with high radiopurity, particularly if the ele ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  5. Improving DXRT Efficiency for Coal Beneficiation with Advanced Air Jets

    SBC: Mineral Separation Technologies Inc.            Topic: 20d

    Traditional heavy-media methods of coal beneficiation are expensive and have inherent environmental liabilities- X-ray separation of coal is a promising new technology that cuts the cost from mine to market with no environmental liabilities- The efficiency of x-ray separation of coal should be improved by employing air valves with faster response times, but no data exists to quantify that improvem ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  6. Development of Corrosion Resistant Bimetallic Structures for Lead-Bismuth Cooled High Temperature Reactor Systems

    SBC: Niowave, Inc.            Topic: 13a

    One of the most promising concepts of advanced high temperature nuclear reactor systems utilizes liquid metal coolants to optimize heat transfer, neutronics, safety, and compactness- Molten lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE) is one of the primary candidates for such coolants due to its unique thermo-mechanical and neutronics properties- The structural components of advanced reactors must be corrosion res ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  7. 50 kW CW MULTI-BEAM KLYSTRON (MBK)

    SBC: omega-p r&d, Inc.            Topic: 29b

    microwave power sources (such as klystrons) offering an increased efficiency (80% or above) are needed for various applications- Of a particular interest is a source at 952-6 MHz delivering 50kW (continuous) CW for the RF systems for ion acceleration in the Energy Electron Ion Collider EIC being developed at Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility- A novel tube (klystron) concept with effic ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  8. POSITRON PRODUCTION TARGET

    SBC: omega-p r&d, Inc.            Topic: 30e

    A positron production target design is required to convert 100 kW or more of electron beam average power to produce positrons with good beam quality and possibly high polarization- Conventional high power positron targets usually rely on mechanically rotating the target to distribute the heat load- Mechanical complications for a rotating target include limited cooling water flow, vibration, eddy c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  9. Conversion of Shale Gas to Value-added Chemicals

    SBC: Oxeon Energy, LLC            Topic: 19a

    The increasing applications of ethylene intermediates in various industries are expected to drive the demand for ethylene- Methane produced from shale gas and tight oil is not economically attractive to transport for commercial use- If a process is developed to utilize the methane to directly produce ethylene, a significant commercial opportunity emerges- OxEon Energy proposes a catalytic process ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  10. Smart Sensor Nodes- Title: Self-Federating Edge Nodes To Autonomously Manage Building Infrastructure

    SBC: PassiveLogic, Inc.            Topic: 06b

    This SBIR project proposes an innovative fully-autonomous Smart Cyber Physical System (SCPS) for control and management of buildings, facilities and process control- The proposed technology is comprised of self-federating A-I--driven edge computing nodes that aggregate local sensors, provide coordinated physics-based control decisions, and generate automatic semantic analytics from the big data ge ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
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