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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. SBIR Phase II: Advanced Manufacturing of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene and Metal Hybrid Structures for Bicycle Spokes

    SBC: Berd L. L. C.            Topic: MN

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is the replacement of steel with synthetic materials that are stronger and lighter. The beachhead market for this technology is the performance bicycle spoke market, which is a $180M global market. The potential benefits of this technology go beyond cycling because the polymer-to-metal interf ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 National Science Foundation
  2. Large-Area Visible and UV Metal-Oxide Avalanche Photodiodes for Cherenkov Detectors

    SBC: Qrona Technologies LLC            Topic: 34a

    For many decades photomultiplier tubes PMTs) have been the main technology for sensitive and low noise detection of photons in many high energy physics experiments. However, compared to solid-state photodetectors, PMTs are bulky, fragile, and need to be shielded from high magnetic fields and high pressures, which severely limit their application for future DOE projects. Hence, there is a need for ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  3. Ultra-Clean Graphene Coating for Robust Operation of High Brightness Photocathodes

    SBC: Qrona Technologies LLC            Topic: 09b

    The next generation of free electron lasers FELs) and the small-scale electrons accelerators designed to perform ultra-fast microscopy and diffraction experiment rely on the production of new electron guns with ultrahigh brightness cathodes. High-efficiency semiconductor e.g., GaN-based) photocathodes have been studied for this application, and there have been some advances in reducing the mean tr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  4. SBIR Phase I: Shape Memory Alloy Thermal Energy Harvesting System

    SBC: Legov Systems Group LLC            Topic: EP

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will address challenges with enduring low operating margins and plant inefficiencies across many application areas. Recovering low-grade waste heat is often a technically impractical and cost-prohibitive process. The proposed technology is designed to offset operating costs and increase overal ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 National Science Foundation
  5. SBIR Phase I: A non-viral gene editing platform for cell therapies in the veterinary market

    SBC: LifEngine Animal Health Laboratories Incorporated            Topic: BM

    The broader impact of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is to advance a novel way to treat cancer. The proposed project will use of reprogrammed, living immune cells to recognize and destroy cancer. The technology developed here can be used for treatment of this disease in dogs, and ultimately for humans. The proposed project is focused on application of novel gene edi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 National Science Foundation
  6. SBIR Phase I: Innovative Advection-Enhanced Geothermal Heat Pump Fieldloop Demonstration

    SBC: Darcy Solutions Inc.            Topic: EP

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project is to address the high costs associated with building heating and cooling in a sustainable fashion. Heating/cooling constitute approximately 48% of building energy consumption. Ground-source or geothermal heat pumps (GSHPs) represent an energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable heating and cool ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 National Science Foundation
  7. High-performance visible/UV photocathodes formed on large-area microchannel plates

    SBC: Qrona Technologies LLC            Topic: 35h

    Reliable, high-sensitivity and high-resolution photon detectors, which can alleviate major limitations imposed by photomultiplier tubes (PMTs), for future high energy physics (HEP) and nuclear physics (NP) experiments, are of great interest to DOE. Other fields that could greatly benefit from these detectors include Cherenkov telescopes in astrophysics, positron emission tomography (PET) in medica ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  8. Bi-Directional Energy Storage with Innovative Geothermal Heat Pump System

    SBC: Darcy Solutions Inc.            Topic: 10a

    In topic 10.a, Advanced Geothermal Energy Storage, Bi-Directional Energy Storage, the Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office seeks to enable innovative geothermal technologies that improve the cost and effectiveness of energy storage, including for direct use and/or use with heat pumps to provide building space heating and cooling. Heating and cooling constitute approximately 48% of b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  9. Additive Manufacturing 3100F Nanolaminate Matrix for Turbine Engines

    SBC: ADVANCED CERAMIC FIBERS, L.L.C.            Topic: 19a

    Major manufacturers of stationary gas turbines for electrical power generation are studying the potential for using higher temperature and environmentally stable ceramic matrix composites (CMC) as engine components to improve turbine engine efficiencies. One manufacturer estimates that a simple 2% increase in efficiency would save more than $50MM over the life of one generator. Higher operating te ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  10. Development of a Portable Neutron/X-ray Imaging Camera

    SBC: ADVANCED RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: 02b

    The DOE/NNSA is seeking development of innovative portable neutron/x- ray cameras for imaging and, when coupled with a portable source, also for radiography. This project focuses on developing such a device that promises to have excellent resolution, while also providing neutron/gamma separation. We propose to develop an Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) to be employed in conjunction ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
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