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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. Additive Manufacturing Sensor Fusion Technologies for Process Monitoring and Control.

    SBC: X-Wave Innovations, Inc.            Topic: DLA18A001

    Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a modern and increasingly popular manufacturing process for metallic components, but suffers from well known problems of inconsistent quality of the finished product. Process monitoring and feedback control are therefore crucial research areas with a goal of solving this problem. To address this concern, X-wave Innovations, Inc. (XII) and the University of Dayton Res ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
  2. Achieving Transformative Productivity through application of Collaborative Augmented Reality Systems (CARS)

    SBC: Vecna Technologies, Inc.            Topic: DLA181001

    The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is seeking to automate parts of their procurement, logistics, and distribution processes by applying Augmented Reality (AR) solutions to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Vecna Robotics' world-leading automation consulting team is well-positioned to leverage a deep and broad understanding of advanced technology and its application to warehouse operations. Vec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
  3. Next-Generation Compact High-Efficiency Inductive Output Tubes

    SBC: BEAM-WAVE RESEARCH INC            Topic: 29b

    There is an increased need for high-power UHF microwave amplifiers for scientific, medical, industrial, broadcast and military applications with improved overall efficiency- Existing amplifier technology can provide up to a megawatt of power with electronic efficiencies in the range from 65% to 70% for a single amplifier, and in some special cases efficiencies in the mid 70% range- However the pow ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  4. SAMPA: Security Analysis and Monitoring to Prevent Abuse of HPC Environments

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: 04a

    In general, HPC systems should not be used to carry out cybercrimes or execute improper jobs- Existing fingerprinting-based solutions can be used to understand what are running on HPC systems, but they typically are reactive, require system-wide data collection and processing, and do not consider adversarial scenarios- Hence, it is essential to build offline code analysis tools that can provide fi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  5. Improved Light Extraction for a 130 lm/W OLED Lighting Panel

    SBC: Pixelligent Technologies, LLC            Topic: 14b

    One of the major hurdles to the commercialization of OLED lighting technology is its low light extraction efficiency when compared to inorganic LEDs- Currently only ~ 30% of the light produced by the OLED can be extracted- In order to be considered as a commercially viable option, OLED efficacy has to improve dramatically- The mismatch between the refractive indices among the active layer, transpa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  6. High-Speed, Nanoscale Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry

    SBC: zeroK NanoTech Corporation            Topic: 24a

    Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) is an important tool in the study of nanoscale composition of biological materials- For example, nanoscale SIMS has been used successfully to study important processes for bioenergy, such as nutrient transport in the rhizosphere, structural characterization of cell walls, and metabolic pathways in complex systems- Researchers use SIMS to collect high-spatial- ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  7. Fiber-optic based distributed atomic absorption spectroscopy for film growth monitoring

    SBC: Accustrata, Inc.            Topic: 05a

    Development of low-cost optical components for X-Ray microscopy and extreme ultraviolet lithography will facilitate the reduction of semiconductor chip features to a few nanometers and spur new frontiers in nanotechnology, microelectronics, neuroscience and cell biology and maintain the US position as a global leader in technology. The manufacturing of the required optical components by vacuum thi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  8. Enabling Intelligent Security Assessment for HPC Systems via Automated Learning and Data Analytics

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: 03b

    Software protection and its associated tools can be regarded as a first line of defense for run-time integrity in an High Performance Computing (HPC) system, but cannot be easily extended to provide security solution beyond the software level. Hence, it is also essential to build a system-wide security analysis tool to assess the entire HPC system’s security. The major challenges for building su ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  9. Ultrasonic Scattering Inspection Approach for Improved Methods of Additive Manufacturing

    SBC: BRIMROSE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION            Topic: 30g

    DOE is seeking methods to improve manufacturing of small modular reactors. Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes are desirable given the limited production basis and high quality necessary for nuclear components. Techniques to decrease the schedule of manufacturing and increase the confidence of the part’s microstructure are sought. Current inspection methods to maintain production speed and eff ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  10. Combinatorial Discovery of Heterogeneous Catalysts Utilizing Emission Spectroscopy and Advanced Machine Learning

    SBC: Accustrata, Inc.            Topic: 06a

    In this SBIR Phase I project, AccuStrata, Inc. will work with researchers at the University of South Carolina to create a high-throughput flame spray pyrolysis (FSP) system for the rapid, combinatorial discovery and optimization of heterogeneous catalysts. The proposed system will comprise three key features: (1) Optimization and operation of the high-throughput FSP system that is uniquely capable ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
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