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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. Quantum Photon Detector for Operation in the Telecom C Band

    SBC: Amethyst Research Incorporated            Topic: 06a

    Emerging technologies for achieving secure communication through the use of quantum photonic systems necessarily require the ability to detect single photons. At the same time, existing telecommunications infrastructure requires practical, high-speed components operating in the C wavelength band. There is no present-day technology capable of combining these requirements to perform practical, high- ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  2. Large-Area Visible and UV Metal-Oxide Avalanche Photodiodes for Cherenkov Detectors

    SBC: Qrona Technologies LLC            Topic: 34a

    For many decades photomultiplier tubes PMTs) have been the main technology for sensitive and low noise detection of photons in many high energy physics experiments. However, compared to solid-state photodetectors, PMTs are bulky, fragile, and need to be shielded from high magnetic fields and high pressures, which severely limit their application for future DOE projects. Hence, there is a need for ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  3. Ultra-Clean Graphene Coating for Robust Operation of High Brightness Photocathodes

    SBC: Qrona Technologies LLC            Topic: 09b

    The next generation of free electron lasers FELs) and the small-scale electrons accelerators designed to perform ultra-fast microscopy and diffraction experiment rely on the production of new electron guns with ultrahigh brightness cathodes. High-efficiency semiconductor e.g., GaN-based) photocathodes have been studied for this application, and there have been some advances in reducing the mean tr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  4. High-performance visible/UV photocathodes formed on large-area microchannel plates

    SBC: Qrona Technologies LLC            Topic: 35h

    Reliable, high-sensitivity and high-resolution photon detectors, which can alleviate major limitations imposed by photomultiplier tubes (PMTs), for future high energy physics (HEP) and nuclear physics (NP) experiments, are of great interest to DOE. Other fields that could greatly benefit from these detectors include Cherenkov telescopes in astrophysics, positron emission tomography (PET) in medica ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  5. Bi-Directional Energy Storage with Innovative Geothermal Heat Pump System

    SBC: Darcy Solutions Inc.            Topic: 10a

    In topic 10.a, Advanced Geothermal Energy Storage, Bi-Directional Energy Storage, the Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office seeks to enable innovative geothermal technologies that improve the cost and effectiveness of energy storage, including for direct use and/or use with heat pumps to provide building space heating and cooling. Heating and cooling constitute approximately 48% of b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  6. Development of a Portable Neutron/X-ray Imaging Camera


    The DOE/NNSA is seeking development of innovative portable neutron/x- ray cameras for imaging and, when coupled with a portable source, also for radiography. This project focuses on developing such a device that promises to have excellent resolution, while also providing neutron/gamma separation. We propose to develop an Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) to be employed in conjunction ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  7. Connected Energy Management System to Enable Battery Electric Last-Mile Delivery Vehicles 12c

    SBC: INTELENGINE LLC            Topic: 12c

    In this proposed SBIR project, Intelengine, LLC will develop a connected energy management system (c-EMS) for application in the nascent electrified last-mile delivery truck market, building on its current product offering for range-extended hybrid delivery trucks. With increasing desire to decarbonize, lower maintenance costs, and meet increasing regulatory requirements in urban areas, delivery f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  8. Mathematical Models of Energy Storage Technologies Used with Coal FIRST Power Generators

    SBC: Terrafore Technologies LLC            Topic: 25a

    Thermal energy storage (TES) coupled with next generation Coal FIRST power generators will significantly improve efficiency, and make the plant flexible to respond to various needs of dispatchable power such as ramp-up and ramp-down, improved control to prolong the life of plant by minimizing or eliminating large rate of change of temperature. There are several technologies for storing thermal ene ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  9. Low cost, High speed Multi-probe Monitoring System for Subsurface Gases

    SBC: Amethyst Research Incorporated            Topic: 24b

    Determination of soil gas concentrations and isotopologue ratios are a critical tool in plant, microbial and ecosystem ecology, hydrology, biogeochemistry studies, and interrogation of environmental remediation. In addition, the most abundant elements utilized and exchanged by plants, microbes and ecosystems are carbon (C), hydrogen (H), oxygen (O) and nitrogen (N), all of which respond to redox c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  10. Integrated Sorbent-based Lithium, Power, and Water Recovery from Geothermal Brines

    SBC: STRATOFIRE LC            Topic: 17a

    Geothermal brines used in power generation can be a potential source of critical elements, such as lithium. However, current technological approaches cannot achieve high selectivity of target elements available in trace concentrations from a complex geothermal brine matrix with high concentration of non-desirable mineral content. StratoFire and Southern Research propose to develop and optimize an ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
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