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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 April, 2020.

  1. Characterizing Watershed Health Using Heterogenous Data

    SBC: Michigan Aerospace Corporation            Topic: 01b

    In order to better understand and protect watersheds, we must: 1) Collect data characterizing these systems; 2) Analyze these data in an integrated and holistic fashion to characterize the state of the watershed in a meaningful and actionable way; and, 3) Leverage this characterization to build predictive models capable of anticipating the response of a watershed to specific events including, e.g. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  2. High Energy Micron Scale Pixel Hybrid Detector

    SBC: Farrier Microengineering LLC            Topic: 14a

    Currently available X-ray imaging detector products are limited in resolution, quantum efficiency, and dynamic range, particularly for X-ray energies above 30KeV. The current performance limitations inhibit progress in understanding complex nanoscale structures in materials through diffraction and tomographic imaging techniques. A new, high resolution, direct X-ray detection image sensor will be e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  3. Fabrication of Cylindrical Copper Waveguides with Sub-Millimeter Internal Rectangular Corrugations

    SBC: TRANSLUME, INC.            Topic: 08a

    There is great interest in having sources of short, intense pulses of Terahertz (THz) radiation to gain a better understanding, and ultimately to control, matter at the electronic, atomic, and molecular levels. This type of radiation source will be pertinent in fields as diverse as chemical and biological imaging, medical diagnostics and medical treatment, material science, telecommunications, sem ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  4. Ultrafast Electron Microscopy Module to Upgrade Existing Commercial Electron Microscopes

    SBC: Niowave, Inc.            Topic: 11a

    This project will develop a flexible longitudinal electron optical system based on high-precision radio-frequency cavities for short and intense electron bunch compressions, both in the energy and time domains. The proposed system is designed to be inserted into an existing transmission electron microscope column to upgrade its temporal resolution. Active phase-space control enables broad ranges o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  5. Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation (PEO) Coatings as Superior Thermal Barriers for Engine Pistons

    SBC: IBC Materials & Technologies, LLC            Topic: 13c

    Automobiles (cars and trucks for instance) are the predominant mode of transportation in the United States. These vehicles are powered by internal combustion engines that consume fossil fuels such as gasoline. Improving the efficiency of internal combustion engines is an ongoing challenge of enormous impact to energy consumption in the world. In order to improve engine efficiency and thus fuel eco ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  6. Low-Cost, Durable Organic Batteries for Dispatchable Solar Applications

    SBC: Jolt Energy Storage Technologies, LLC            Topic: 12c

    The declining cost of solar technology for electricity generation has led to a dramatic increase in its deployment. However, the intermittent nature of solar photovoltaic generation presents a significant challenge for grid operators, and it is widely recognized that co-located, inexpensive and reliable energy storage is required to promote the stability and operational flexibility of the grid. Id ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  7. Feasibility Study on an Aluminum Brake Systems for OEM Applications

    SBC: LiteBrake Tech, LLC            Topic: 13e

    Public awareness of energy saving and environmental concerns raises the demand for better fuel efficiency and weight reduction of vehicles. Weight reduction must also be cost effective for consumers, meet or exceed current and planned safety requirements, meet consumer expectations for vehicle performance and durability. The current brake systems consisting of rotors and calipers made of cast iron ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  8. Routine Sample Reduction for Commercial Nuclear Power Topic 33e

    SBC: H3D            Topic: 33e

    Radiological monitoring of nuclear power plants is a constant expense for commercial nuclear facilities. It is necessary to understand chemical processes within the plant, to minimize dose to works, and to minimize outage time, all of which have important economic impacts on nuclear power production. The current tools that are available for radiological monitoring are based on radiation detection ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  9. Pole-based solar mounting and tracking system for use in cattle production

    SBC: FarmAfield Labs, LLC            Topic: 12e

    Rural areas in the United States have under-developed solar power capabilities relative to urban areas due to challenges matching energy demand centers with underutilized land and consequent cost challenges related to smaller installations that lack economies of scale. This project addresses these problems by proposing solar installations that operate synergistically with livestock production oper ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  10. Low Cost Resin Technology for the Rapid Manufacture of High-Performance Fiber Reinforced Composites

    SBC: TRIMER LLC            Topic: 13f

    According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office, a 10% reduction in vehicle weight can result in a 6% to 8% fuel-economy improvement. Replacing cast iron and traditional steel components with lightweight polymer composites can directly reduce the weight of a vehicle’s body and chassis by up to 50% and therefore reduce fuel consumption. Lightweighting of vehicle structu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy

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