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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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Development of Axially Symmetric Achromatic Mirror Lenses sub-100nm Focus

    SBC: Sigray, Inc.            Topic: 05a

    Synchrotron x-ray radiation has become an integral tool used by scientists across a diverse range of academic and industrial disciplines, ranging from the development of new drugs and environmental or agricultural studies, to cutting-edge research on semiconductor and advanced materials. Recent advances across multiple fields toward nanometer-scale studies has resulted in tremendous demand among t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  10. Interactive Visualization of Multi-Terabyte Datasets on Commodity Hardware

    SBC: ViQi Inc.            Topic: 01e

    Researchers are entering a new era in scientific discovery enabled by Big Data and E- Science. A growing, but largely untapped resource, is large-scale image analytics. To-date, images were only viewed, but advanced analytics now allow scientists to extract quantitative data from images. New imaging techniques now routinely reveal everything from crystal lattices to fully cleared brains in ever- i ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy

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