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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. Spatially-Resolved Microbial Activity Probe Using Infrared Measurements of Nitrous Oxide and Methane Isotopes in Soil

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 22b

    Soil health is an important factor in ensuring long term agricultural production and food security- Soil microbial activity is crucial to nutrient cycling and soil fertility, but it is strongly dependent upon environmental variables, such as temperature, humidity, and nutrient and oxygen content- Technology that probes soil microbial activity in real time with spatial fidelity is needed to better ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  2. UV/Near-IR Aerosol Absorption Monitor

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 23c

    Light-absorbing aerosols can influence the global radiation budget and thermodynamic balance of the planet by reducing the amount of sunlight reaching the surface and heating their surroundings- At present, most aerosol absorption measurement techniques collect the airborne samples on a filter substrate and then measure light attenuation due to the collected samples- The filter-based methods usual ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  3. Photo-Thermal Interferometry (PTI) Particulate Absorption Monitor

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 23c

    Understanding the role that aerosols play in atmospheric radiative forcing is currently the major focus of the Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Sciences Program- Aerosol particles affect the radiative balance of the earth directly, by scattering and absorbing solar and terrestrial radiation, and indirectly, by acting as cloud condensation nuclei- It is now recognized that the atmospheric loa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  4. Development of Innovative Gas Diffusion Layers for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells

    SBC: AVCARB, LLC            Topic: 17b

    The proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) has a significant potential for use in a variety of applications, such as transportation, backup, and portable power, although there are still remaining technical and cost challenges that must be solved for commercialization- The DOE has recognized the importance of the gas diffusion layer (GDL) and has requested innovative GDL designs that will impro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  5. 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
  6. Novel Fluorinated Ionomer for PEM Fuel Cells

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 17a

    Commercial proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell technology typically relies on the same type of ionomer in the catalyst layer as are used for the fuel cell membrane- However, the desired properties for the ionomer in the catalyst layer and the ionomer used in the membrane should be different- This results in poor fuel cell performance particularly for low-platinum and high-power operations- Th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  7. Innovative Bilayer Microporous Layer for PEM Fuel Cells

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 17b

    In polymer electrode membrane fuel cells, gas diffusion media plays a critical role in reactant gas diffusion and water management- Often, a gas diffusion media that has excellent water removal properties under high humidity may not perform well under dry conditions, or vice versa- Therefore, it is essential to develop a robust gas diffusion media design which meets the performance requirements ac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  8. Development of VUV-reflective PTFE coatings

    SBC: GVD CORPORATION            Topic: 30c

    Experimental searches for neutrinoless double beta decay are listed as the highest priority in the 2015 Long Range Plan for Nuclear Science- The observation of neutrinoless double beta decay would have a fundamental impact on the understanding of neutrinos, lepton number violation, and the origin of the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe- At present neutrinoless double beta decay detectio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  9. Magnetic Field Tolerant Large Area Picosecond Photon Detectors for Particle Identification

    SBC: INCOM, INC.            Topic: 30a

    We propose to address DoE NP needs for low cost large area Multi-channel Plate (MCP) type light sensors with high spatial resolution, high rate capability, radiation tolerance, magnetic field tolerance, and timing resolution of

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  10. 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
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