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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. Fast-Scanning Nanoindenter

    SBC: HYSITRON, INCORPORATED            Topic: 05b

    For the inspection of surface topography, nanomechanical characterization can provide crucial information concerning the performance of a material. The nanoindenter, especially the scanning nanoindenter, is a powerful tool for nanomechanical characterization. Although the majority of commercial nanoindenters provide high force and displacement sensitivity, their low bandwidth has hindered their ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  2. Scanning Probe Microscopy

    SBC: ADVANCED RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: 05b

    The DOE¿s interest in the fundamental research and development of advanced materials, devices, and structures necessitates associated research into advanced characterization metrology. Such characterization needs are particularly evident in regimes operating at nanometer scales. This project is concerned with one aspect of this very broad metrology field: the measurement of high frequency magn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  3. A Novel System for the Sequestration and Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to useful Products using Stable Metal Oxide Catalysts

    SBC: SARTEC CORPORATION            Topic: 07a

    The combustion of fossil fuels is believed to have caused a rapid increase in the amount of carbon dioxide present in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is considered a key ¿greenhouse¿ gas and its accumulation in the atmosphere is believed to be a primary cause of the global energy imbalance that is driving climate change. This project will develop a method for capturing and converting carbon ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  4. Advanced Coating Technology for Enhanced Performance of Microchannel Plates for High-efficiency UV and Cherenkov Light Detection

    SBC: SVT ASSOCIATES, INCORPORATED            Topic: 49a

    Nuclear physics research has a need to develop inexpensive, position-sensitive, large-sized photon detection devices for Cherenkov counters. A UV photon detector is an essential part of Cherenkov counters. Currently, microchannel plate (MCP) detectors are used extensively in UV instruments. MCPs have many advantages over the conventional photomultiplier tube (PMT) currently used in Cherenkov det ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  5. High-Detectivity Very-Long-Wavelength Strain-Compensated Type II Superlattice Infrared Photo Detectors

    SBC: SVT ASSOCIATES, INCORPORATED            Topic: 58c

    Very-long-wavelength infrared (VLWIR) photo detectors are needed for infrared-based chemical identification and terrestrial mapping applications associated with the detection of weapons of mass destruction. This project will develop a material system for a high-performance type-II VLWIR photo detector fabricated on a GaSb substrate. The approach will involve (1) a strain-compensated type II supe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  6. Robust GaN-Based Photocathodes for High-Current RF Electron Injectors

    SBC: SVT ASSOCIATES, INCORPORATED            Topic: 38e

    Photocathodes play a key role in the electron injectors used at DOE accelerator facilities. Metallic photocathodes are very robust, have long lifetimes, and provide the convenience of air transportability. The main disadvantage of these cathodes is their very low quantum efficiency (QE). On the other hand semiconductor cathodes generally have much higher QE but shorter lifetime than metallic ca ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  7. Nanophase Technology for Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) Battery Safety

    SBC: Applied Colloids            Topic: OSD09EP1

    Many of the safety incidents that occur with lithium-ion batteries are due to the carbon anode currently in use. Incidents can occur that include overcharging in the system, which causes lithium metal to plate out of the cell and passivation at the surfaces of the electrodes in the cell, which can also cause an incident. Applied Colloids proposes the use of its proprietary nanomaterials in a "ro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Organically Assured Routing System (OARS) for the Airborne Network

    SBC: ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION            Topic: AF073019

    The Air Force has identified the need for an assured routing system for the Airborne Network (AN) that will protect the routing infrastructure from security attacks designed to disrupt the operation of the network. Subversion of the network routing function by attackers could be catastrophic for mission-critical applications running on the AN. This is because security attacks on the routing functi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Border Gateway Protocol with Mobility Extensions (BGP-MX)

    SBC: ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION            Topic: AF081019

    The inter-domain routing protocol BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) was designed for statically configured land-based networks, which experience infrequent topology changes. As a result, BGP performs poorly in airborne network environment, where the topology of the networks is constantly changing because of domains mobility. Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC) has, as part of its Phase I effort, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. The Design of Defensive Software Systems

    SBC: Computer Measurement Laboratory, LLC            Topic: OSD09IA3

    CML proposes to extend its current work in dynamic kernel monitoring for attack recognition and mitigation. The focus of this proposal is on mitigating the effects of an attack on executing software process by an individual user. The object of interest is the mapping of the activity of a user of a software system onto a model of their normal use of this software. In the construction of a mathe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force

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