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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. 20d: Plasma Process for Using CO2

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: 20d

    New technologies are needed convert carbon dioxide into value-added chemicals, fuels, polymers, building materials, and other carbon-based products. The profitable production of valuable chemical feedstocks from carbon dioxide waste streams can improve the efficiency and productivity of many domestic industries while reducing overall carbon dioxide emissions. Conventional gas conversion technologi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  2. 29(d) Serial Cryogenic Pressure and Temperature Sensors

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: 29d

    Around the world there are more than 30,000 particle accelerators. These particle accelerators are utilized in numerous ways, from exploring the origins of the universe, to exploring the structure of materials, to curing cancer. Monitoring the state of operations in accelerator facilities’ superconducting magnets and RF cryomodules is of great importance. It is thus that Luna is proposing to dev ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  3. 33(a) Sapphire Single Mode Fiber Development Towards High Temperature Radiation Resilient Sensors

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: 33a

    Continued use of nuclear power is critical to meeting carbon emission goals and ensuring national security. Nuclear power production will rely on both current generation (LWR and PWR) as well as next generation designs including the very-high-temperature reactor, lead-cooled fast reactor, molten-salt reactor, supercritical-water-cooled reactor, and sodium-cooled fast reactor. The development and d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  4. 8a: Comprehensive Enzyme Stabilization for Cell-Free Bioproduction

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: 08a

    Bioproduction is typically reliant on host-organisms to express the enzymes needed for a synthetic pathway, which suffers from drawbacks like wasted metabolic resources, feedstock toxicity, and purification. Cell-free bioproduction is the logical alternative, but one major drawback is stability of the enzymes in the absence of a cell. For cell-free bioproduction to be feasible, enzymes will need t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  5. A Graphene Enhanced SiC- SiC Ceramic Composite Bonding Solution for Generation IV

    SBC: MC Technologies LLC            Topic: 20b

    Ceramic matrix SiC-SiC composites are currently the leading candidate for Generation IV nuclear reactor fuel cladding and other structural components, due to their excellent thermal and chemical stability under extreme conditions. However, robustly joining SiC structures when exposed to such harsh operating conditions still presents a major roadblock. A novel bonding joint compound leveraging grap ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  6. Additive Manufacturing of BWR Lower Tie Plates and other Fuel Assembly Components


    Metallic 3D printing of nuclear fuel assembly components has the potential to remove unwanted cost, waste, and time from the fabrication process.In addition to the direct manufacturing benefits, design engineers can create fuel assembly components that increase the performance of nuclear fuel assemblies with features that were not manufacturable a few years ago.Because of the reduced build time, e ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  7. Advanced Computation Methods towards High-Resolution Fiber Optic Distributed Acoustic Sensing

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: 21a

    Commercial-scale geothermal reservoirs are thousands of feet below the Earth’s surface, so scientists rely on indirect measurements to reconstruct 3D subsurface reservoir maps from seismic vibrations, electromagnetic waves, or gravity measurements. Geothermal operators typically use electromagnetic or gravity surveys, but seismic surveys are preferable because they enable higher-resolution 3D su ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  8. Advanced Power Conversion Systems featuring SiC MOSFETs with In-Situ Restoration Capabilities

    SBC: GENESIC SEMICONDUCTOR INC.            Topic: 06b

    Power electronics for Grid-tied Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) featuring: (a) newly developed monolithically integrated High Voltage SiC MOSFET- Schottky Diodes; (b) Intelligent Gate Drivers that provide in-situ monitoring and restoration capabilities; and (c) novel three level Neutral point clamping topology are proposed. An isolated topology such as dual active bridge followed by an activ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  9. An Energy Internet Platform for Transactive Energy and Demand Response Applications

    SBC: BEMCONTROLS, LLC            Topic: 12c

    For over a century, the structure of the electric utility business has been a supplier driven model with consumers receiving and paying for electricity without any participation in how the electricity is produced, transmitted, or consumed.However, advances in renewable energy technologies (e.g., PV panels), battery storage, smart devices, as well as financing models have given rise to prosumers - ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  10. Automotive-qualified 3300 V SiC MOSFETs for next-generation extreme fast chargers

    SBC: GENESIC SEMICONDUCTOR INC.            Topic: 13b

    Next-generation extreme fast charging stations with 400 kilowatt output is identified as key to significantly increase the market share of electric vehicles. As compared to the existing 50 kW fast charging stations, future 400 kW rated extreme charging stations directly connected to the medium-voltage electricity grid will require the development of 3300 volt rated, automotive-qualified silicon ca ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy

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