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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. Advanced Solutions for Radiation Susceptibility Analysis & Prediction

    SBC: LUCID CIRCUIT, INC.            Topic: DTRA162006

    With the advent of high-density low-power sub-20nm technology processes and circuits with tens-of-billions of transistors, radiation-induced single-event effects present a new set of design challenges for terrestrial applications. Developing reliable single-event effect resilient microelectronics in these modern technology nodes is a resource and time-intensive endeavor that further requires valid ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. Developing an Automated Uncertainty Quantification Tool to Improve Watershed-Scale Predictions ofWater and Nutrient Cycling

    SBC: Finsterle, Stefan            Topic: 01c

    Managing the flow of water, nutrients, and contaminants in watersheds is vital to addressing pressing issues related to water scarcity, access to clean drinking water, energy production, resilience to natural and anthropogenic perturbations, and ecological restoration. Decisions about the management of watersheds critically depend on the accuracy with which the flow of water and chemicals through ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  3. Wide Angle Neutron Spin Echo Device

    SBC: Adelphi Technology, Inc.            Topic: 12a

    The Neutron Spin Echo (NSE) method has provided unique information about the dynamics of soft materials, including confirmation of the de Gennes model of polymer reptation, and quantitative measurement of the bending moduli of various membranes. In almost all cases these measurements have been made at small neutron scattering angles, where structural correlations with length scales between 10 nm a ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  4. Tip-based Femtosecond Multiphoton Spectroscopy with Radiative Heating

    SBC: Laser Prismatics LLC            Topic: 10a

    One of grand challenges in nanoscience and nanotechnology is to achieve fundamental under- standing of the dynamic evolution of materials in actual operating environment, non-equilibrium conditions, or undergoing chemical reactions at the nanoscale. This requires forefront advances in imaging and analysis techniques that combine nanometer-scale spatial resolution, optical excitation and spectrosco ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  5. Embedded Multiplexed Fiber-Optic Sensing for Turbine Control & ProgNostic Health Management (PHM)

    SBC: Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation            Topic: 19c

    DOE seeks innovative embedded sensing to enhance control of industrial gas turbines (GTs). Although advanced sensor technology has been demonstrated in development turbine systems, the vast majority of sensors do not meet the requirements for deployment to production turbines. This prevents optimization of control using real-time, in situ sensor data. Combined-cycle plant operation brings clear pl ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  6. Development of the Breakthrough VorCat TechNology for Cloud-Based Complex Energy Simulations

    SBC: Vorcat Inc            Topic: 01a

    The over-arching goal of this SBIR project is to offer Vorcat, Inc.'s ("Vorcat") breakthrough Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technology in a High Performance Computing (HPC) cloud environment so as to extend its current reach and foster adoption. The cloud app(s) proposed here addresses the problem of advancing current capabilities for designing next generation automotive and wind-turbine tech ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  7. Breakthrough Photo-thermal Modulation-based IR Microscope for Sub-micron Characterization of Cellular Metabolism and Chemical Processes within Cells

    SBC: Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp.            Topic: 25a

    A key goal of bioenergy research is largely focused on converting low-energy, photosynthetically-generated plant sugars to high-value, high-energy bio-chemicals and biofuel products. Biofuel precursors are generated via cellular processes that occur on the microscopic scale, but currently available analytical instrumentation does not provide the ability to adequately probe critical biochemical pro ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  8. An ASIC with a Low Power Multichannel ADC for Energy and Timing Measurements

    SBC: Pacific Microchip Corporation            Topic: 28a

    Densely packed gamma-ray imaging and spectroscopy instruments employ high performance multichannel electronics which occupy large volume and dissipate excessive heat. Therefore, a low power application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) incorporating multiple channels of digitizers and post processing electronics is of critical importance for nuclear physics (NP) instrumentation. Microchip Corp. p ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  9. Very High Efficiency X-ray FEL Oscillator

    SBC: Radiabeam Technologies, LLC            Topic: 07a

    X-ray Free Electron Laser in an Oscillator configuration (XFELO) offers significant advantages over single pass machines, including an enhanced spectral brightness and potentially improved output stability. However, a poor outcoupling efficiency of the X-ray optical resonators (< 4%), represents a significant practical limitation of the XFELO output in a low gain regime. In response to this proble ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  10. Radiation Hardened Opto-atomic Magnetometer

    SBC: Hedgefog Research Inc.            Topic: 30f

    Precisely tuned electromagnetic fields are used to enable the operation and achieve needed beam characteristics in particle accelerators. Thus, accurate measurement of local magnetic fields is crucial. The major issue with current magnetic-field probes is their limited operation lifetime in high-radiation environments. Therefore, development of a radiation-hard magnetic field probe offering prolon ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy

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