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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 April, 2020.

  1. COMPOSITE PLASMA-POLYMER MEMBRANES

    SBC: BEND RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE POTENTIAL ADVANTAGES OF MEMBRANE PROCESSES FOR SEPARATIONS ARE WELL KNOWN. HOWEVER, CURRENT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS HAVE CAPTURED ONLY A SMALL FRACTION OF THE POTENTIAL MARKET, PRIMARILY BECAUSE THEY ARE MADE FROM POLYMERS THAT ARE NOT DURABLE ENOUGH FOR MANY APPLICATIONS, AND THEY DO NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT SELECTIVITY FOR CLEAN SEPARATIONS. PLASMA-POLYMER MEMBRANES OFFER A SOLUTION TO BOTH PROBLEMS. TH ...

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Department of Energy
  2. A NOVEL PROCESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF NITROGEN FROM NITROGEN-CONTAININGNATURAL GAS: DEVELOPMENT OF WATER-BASED ABSORBENTS

    SBC: BEND RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    DOMESTIC NATURAL GAS PROVIDES AN INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT PORTION OF THE U.S. ENERGY SUPPLY. ESTIMATED U.S. GAS RESERVES ARE ABOUT 1000 TRILLON STANDARD CUBIN FEET (SCF)--OR ABOUT 1000 QUADS. FULLY 25% OF THE ESTIMATED U.S. NATURAL GAS RESERVES ARE CONTAMINATED WITH NITROGEN (N2) TO THE EXTENT THAT THE GAS CANNOT BE USED WITHOUT PROCESSING TO REDUCE THE N2 CONCENTRATION. NO TECHNOLOGY EXISTS TODAY F ...

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Department of Energy
  3. HIGH-PERFORMANCE MEMBRANES FOR GAS, VAPOR, AND LIQUID SEPARATIONS

    SBC: BEND RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    SEPARATION PROCESSES TO RECOVER AND PURIFY PRODUCTS ACCOUNT FOR MORE THAN 40% OF THE ENERGY DEMAND IN THE CHEMICAL PROCESS INDUSTRY (CPI), BUT MEMBRANE PROCESSES HAVE GAINED ONLY A SMALL SHARE OF THIS MAJOR MARKET. CONVENTIONAL MEMBRANES HAVE HAD LIMITATIONS THAT HAVE PRECLUDE THEIR WIDESPREAD ACCEPTANCE IN THE CPI AND OTHER INDUSTRIAL SETTINGS. SPECIFICALLY, MEMBRANES EITHER COULD NOT WITHSTAN ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Energy
  4. AN APPARATUS FOR STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF HIGH TEMPERATURE MATERIALS USING SYNCHROTRON RADIATION

    SBC: Containerless Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Energy
  5. A RESONANT CONVERTER FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS

    SBC: Electronic Power            Topic: N/A

    ALL PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) SYSTEMS REQUIRE POWER ELECTRONICS TO CONVERT VARIABLE VOLTAGE DC FROM THE PV PANELS TO USABLE, REGULATED POWER WITH HIGH QUALITY. AT HIGH RATINGS, AC IS GENERALLY REQUIRED. CONVENTIONAL CONVERTERS HAVE SEVERAL PROBLEMS, INCLUDING HIGH COST, EXCESSIVE HARMONICS, EXCESSIVE LOSSES, SAFETY ISSUES, POOR POWER FACTOR, VULNERABILITY OF THE POWER SWITCHES, AUDIBLE NOISE, AND ELECTR ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Energy
  6. A VERSATILE TECHNICALLY ACCESSIBLE WIND TURBINE CONTROLLER

    SBC: Electronic Power            Topic: N/A

    TWO BROAD DEFICIENCIES IN CONTROLS ARE APPARENT IN THE WIND INDUSTRY. THE FIRST IS THAT A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF ADVANCED WIND TURBINE DESIGNERS SIMPLY DO NOT HAVE CONTROLS THAT ARE ADEQUATE TO COMPETE IN THE WIND INDUSTRY. THIS IS UNDERSTANDABLE SINCE THE STRENGTHS OF MOST WIND TURBINE DESIGNERS FALL IN THE AREA OF MACHINES, STRUCTURES, AND AERODYNAMICS. THE SECOND IS THAT MOST WIND TURBINE CON ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Energy
  7. A RESONANT CONVERTER FOR UNIVERSAL WIND APPLICATION

    SBC: Electronic Power            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Energy
  8. HUMAN PRESENCE DETECTION IN VEHICLES

    SBC: ENSCO Inc            Topic: N/A

    AN EXISTING SYSTEM HAS DEMONSTRATED, IN QUIET CONDITIONS, VERY RELIABLE DETECTION OF HUMANS HIDDEN IN VEHICLES. SEISMIC VIBRATIONS ARE THE MAJOR, UNAVOIDABLE LIMITATIONS. MEASUREMENT OF THE SEISMIC VIBRATIONS AND COHERENT ANALYSES WILL BE UTILIZED TO COMPUTE AND SUBTRACT THE EFFECT OF THE SEISMIC INTERFERENCE ON THE VEHICLE MOTION. THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL IMPROVE THE RELIABILITY, INCREASE THE S ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Energy
  9. RELIABLE INTRUSION DETECTION

    SBC: ENSCO Inc            Topic: N/A

    RELIABLE INTRUSION DETECTION MAY BE ACHIEVED BY COMBINING GENERALIZED POTENTIAL FUNCTION (GPF) NEURAL NET CONSTRUCTION AND MULTIPLE SENSOR DATA FUSION. TRADITIONALLY, RELIABLE INTRUSION DETECTION CAN BE DIFFICULT BECAUSE NOISE LEVELS CHANGE WITH TIME AND LOCATION, AND AN INTRUSION MAY PRODUCE A WIDE RANGE OF SIGNALS OR VARIATIONS OVER THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SENSORS. ACCOMMODATING THESE VARIATION ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Energy
  10. SAPPHIRE-METAL JOINING FOR LOW-LOSS GYROTRON WINDOWS

    SBC: FM TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    A NEW TECHNIQUE, PULSED ELECTRON BEAM (PEB) JOINING, WILL BE APPLIED TO THE PROBLEM OF JOINING, LOW-LOSS CERAMIC MATERIALS USED FOR WINDOWS IN HIGH FREQUENCY MICROWAVE DEVICES TO THE METAL VACUUM ENVELOPE OF THE MICROWAVE DEVICE. THE PEB TECHNIQUE ALLOWS SELECTIVE HEATING OF THE SPECIMEN TO BE JOINED THROUGH PREFERENTIAL ENERGY DEPOSITION THAT IS CONTROLLED BY A COMBINATION OF THE ELECTRON BEAM P ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Energy

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