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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 June, 2020.

  1. Rugged, Long-Life Flow Monitoring for Enhanced Geothermal Systems

    SBC: OZARK INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, INC.            Topic: 12a

    Access to the earth’s subsurface requires technologies that can operate at extremely high temperatures and pressures. Enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) require drilling deep and hot wells; while making better use of each well through techniques such as fracking and zonal isolation. Establishing a well requires monitoring electronics that can produce temperature, pressure and flow profiles in the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  2. Refinement and Optimization of a Novel Synthesis Method to Semi-Continuously Extrude Pure, Ultra-Long Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) for Application as RAD Hard, Light-weight Electrical Conductors and Signal Transmission Lines

    SBC: Nanomatronix, LLC            Topic: 27d

    Bandwidth demands are increasing for a wide variety of data communications systems and applications. Not only are these demands increasing to accommodate residential, commercial, space and defense data communication needs, but they are also increasing for the scientific community at various test centers and research institutions around the world. According to Topic 27d, “High Energy Physics (HEP ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  3. Reliability of Commercially Available and State-of-the-Art SiC MOSFETs Under Gate Stress and Body Diode Stress

    SBC: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.            Topic: 11a

    An ideal transistor from a circuit designers standpoint consists of an ultra-low on-resistance, majority carrier switching, low gate current drive, and normally-off design. These features are inherent in the silicon carbide (SiC) power MOSFET, with the small footnote that the device, although having surpassed many hurdles along the way, is still plagued by a few key issues that limit commercial ad ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
  4. Highly Efficient, High Power Density GaN-based DC-DC Converters for Grid-Tied Energy Storage Applications

    SBC: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.            Topic: 01b

    APEI, Inc. is proposing in this Phase I effort to design and build a scalable, high-efficiency, high-power density, gallium nitride (GaN)-based DC-DC converter for grid-tied energy storage applications. The project approach will utilize a soft switching dual active bridge DC-DC converter with state-of-the-art GaN power semiconductor switches and advanced power packaging techniques to efficiently t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
  5. High Temperature (300c) Silicon Carbide (SiC)-Based Integrated Gate Drivers for Wide Bandgap Power Devices

    SBC: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.            Topic: 08d

    In this Phase II proposal, APEI, Inc. will continue development of its patented high temperature gate driver technology, enabling the next generation of high-efficiency, high power density converters. At the conclusion of Phase II, APEI, Inc. will have designed, fabricated, and tested a high temperature (300 C) SiC application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) gate driver. The fabricated SiC ASIC ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Energy
  6. Recovery Act- Scale-up of Production of Active Nanoparticles-Based Novel Lubricant Additives to Improve Energy Efficiency and Durability

    SBC: NanoMech, Inc.            Topic: 09b

    Friction is one of the major reasons for failure of vital engineering components in systems such as pin-joints, engines, power generators, undercarriages in mining equipment, gears in wind turbines, parts used in aerospace systems, bearings, camshafts, pumps, etc. In most industrialized nations (including US), the annual cost of friction- and wear-related energy and material losses is estimated to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Energy
  7. Recovery Act- Scale-up of Production of Active Nanoparticles-Based Novel Lubricant Additives to Improve Energy Efficiency and Durability

    SBC: NanoMech, Inc.            Topic: 09b

    Friction is one of the major reasons for failure of gears and bearing surfaces used in traditional and nonrenewable energy systems such as power generators and wind turbines, and in other vital industries such as transportation, mining and construction. A recent Department of Energy report noted that reliability of wind turbine gearboxes is one of the major challenges to delivering an efficient wi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Energy
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