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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. Co-Generation of Low-Energy, CO2-Free Hydrogen and Ordinary Portland Cement from Ca-Rich Rocks

    SBC: Finke, Cody            Topic: G

    We are building a technology that produces low cost hydrogen while releasing low or no carbon dioxide emissions. Key to our affordable hydrogen is the co-generation of valuable co-products like: Sulfuric Acid or Cement. Our processes are lower emission, lower energy and lower cost than conventional production method. We validated a proof-of-concept in our lab in May 2019 and our objective is to de ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of Energy
  2. SeaSTAR: Selective Thalassic Ambulatory Retriever (STAR)

    SBC: Other Lab Inc.            Topic: G

    Growth, electrification, and increased installation of renewable energy is drivingsignificant increases in worldwide demand for metals like manganese, nickel, copper, and cobalt. This increase in commodity prices and projected demand has driven interest in exploring new sources of minerals such as deep sea mining. The abyssal plain contains locations of concentrated deposits of polymetallic nodule ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  3. Rechargeable carbon-oxygen battery: A new class of ultra low-cost, lightweight energy storage technology

    SBC: Noon Energy Inc.            Topic: G

    Noon Energy has developed a new class of battery technology that will cost-effectively turn intermittent solar and wind electricity into on-demand power. It uses ultra-low-cost storage media and can match the energy efficiency of lithium-ion technology. It stores energy by splitting CO2 into solid carbon and oxygen in a flow battery configuration, utilizing abundant materials and simple reaction c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  4. Space Division Multiplexing with Multi-Core Fiber for Energy Efficient Integrated Photonic Networking Technologies

    SBC: ULTRA-LOW LOSS TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: G

    The trend for short-reach optical fiber communications, those used for data centers and HPC, has been to use simple and power-efficient approaches to scale bandwidth. Approaches include parallel single mode (ex. more fibers), multi-level modulation coupled with direct detection (ex. four-level pulse amplitude modulation or PAM-4), and wide channel spacing (i.e. coarse WDM or CWDM). Bandwidth and c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  5. 4a. Large-scale Computing Distributed Intrusion Detection System

    SBC: Physical Optics Corporation            Topic: 04a

    The Department of Energy facilities, centers, infrastructure, and resources are designed to be easily accessible to users over a worldwide network, while ensuring the performance of the important tasks of effective cybersecurity monitoring, situational awareness, logging, reporting, intrusion prevention, remediation, etc. Although many existing cybersecurity (detection or prevention) software tool ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of Energy
  6. Gas sheet monitor diagnositc for intense charged particle beams

    SBC: Radiabeam Technologies, LLC            Topic: 09a

    Accelerators for light sources, and high-energy physics, require non-destructive and non- interceptive diagnostics for measuring beam profiles. Typical diagnostics based on solid materials or reflectors will not withstand high intensities and pose potential for radiation damage. In this proposal, we investigate the use of a tailored gas sheet distribution to supplant traditional metal foils. As th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of Energy
  7. Micron-scale Direct-detection X-ray Detectors

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: 14a

    Experiments taking full advantage of recent upgrades to Department of Energy x‐ray light sources are limited by the performance of available high energy x‐ray detectors. High energy x‐ray detectors using new materials with sensitivities and resolution that exceed currently available technologies are being developed. These new detectors use solution‐processed materials and can be made direc ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of Energy
  8. Coherent Single-Electron Gun

    SBC: ELECTRON OPTICA, INC.            Topic: 15c

    Electron microscopes have been widely used by material scientists, biologists, and industrial scientists to study the composition and chemical structure of materials with high spatial and temporal resolution. Commonly used electron sources limit the performance of these techniques because they emit electrons with a relatively large energy spread (0.25-1 eV). This spread limits the energy resolutio ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of Energy
  9. Ultrafast High Voltage Kicker System Hardware for Ion Clearing Gaps

    SBC: RadiaBeam Systems, LLC            Topic: 30c

    High current energy recovery linacs (ERLs), such as the one proposed for the JLab Electron Ion Collider cooling system, need temporal “gaps” to alleviate the ions trapped by strong Coulomb forces. Nearly rectangular pulses should kick the beam for ~100 ns at ~1 MHz repetition rate, using very limited beamline space. These gaps must be imposed on a very low emittance, ultra-relativistic beam cu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of Energy
  10. An RF beam Sweeper for Purifying In-Flight Produced Rare Isotope Beams

    SBC: Radiabeam Technologies, LLC            Topic: 30e

    The Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS) is the only national user facility for low-energy stable heavy ion beams. Beams of radioactive nuclei produced by the in-flight method provide access to more than 100 short-lived isotopes. After traversing the production target, the primary beam is energy degraded and acquires a long low-intensity energy tail from the multiple-scattering processe ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of Energy
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