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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. Enhanced, Three-Dimensional, Multicomponent Seismic Imaging for Lithology and Fluid Characterization

    SBC: 4th Wave Imaging Corporation            Topic: N/A

    60143 Multicomponent shear-wave seismic data reveal information about subsurface lithologies and fluid properties that is difficult or impossible to obtain with compressional-wave data alone. Although commercially available three-dimensional (3D), multicomponent simulations handle many aspects of the 3D behavior of shear waves in complex media, there are serious gaps. In particular, step ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
  2. Direct Lamination Cooling of Motors for Electric Vehicles

    SBC: AEROVIRONMENT, INC.            Topic: N/A

    60765 Current designs for electric motors use a housing that acts as both a structural support and as a method of cooling the stator and rotor. This approach to cooling is not as effective as possible because heat must flow from the rotor and stator through the housing to the cooling media. Because the housing must contain the coolant, it is also larger, heavier, and more expensive than n ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
  3. A Novel Concept to Achieve High-Packing Density of Solar Cells with High Reliability

    SBC: Amonix, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    60136 The use of photovoltaic (PV) cells for thermophotovoltaic (TPV) or reflective concentration systems will require a configuration that maximizes performance through dense cell packing and provides for high reliability through the use of bypass diodes. The lack of such a method is an impediment to the commercialization of TPV and reflective concentration systems. This project will use ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
  4. 'On Chip' Smart Sensor Array and Control Teleplatform for Thermophotovoltaic Cell Manufacturing Applications

    SBC: Arseco            Topic: N/A

    60731 Thermophotovoltaic (TPV) cells offer many opportunities as an alternate energy source. However, problems in TPV cell characterization, needed for manufacturing process control have an adverse impact on efficient cell manufacturing and yields. This project will develop an `On Chip¿ smart sensor array to characterize TPV cell parameters such as temperature gradients, poly metal sheet ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
  5. Vacuum Pump Power Supply with Controller Integrated Circuit

    SBC: Champion Research            Topic: N/A

    60768 Present technology vacuum pump power supplies do not provide the features needed for the Next Linear Collider (NLC). Most are located some distance from the pumps themselves, requiring high voltage distribution cables that can break down electrically due to radiation induced damage and cause fires. Those power supplies that do mount on pumps do not have serial control or adequately pr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
  6. Development of a Sustained Ocean Current-Driven Electric Power Generating System

    SBC: DEHLSEN ASSOCIATES, LLC            Topic: N/A

    60119 Swiftly flowing ocean currents represent a significant untapped renewable energy resource for the United States. However, ocean current energy systems have not been economically feasible due to: (1) the difficulty of maintaining system stability while concurrently being able to quickly relocate the system to maximize power generation efficiency as current speeds change at varying d ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
  7. Conversion of Wet Biomass to Hydrogen by Unmixed Reforming

    SBC: EERGC CORP.            Topic: N/A

    Wet biomass is a potentially valuable energy resource but it cannot be shipped economically. If wet biomass could be converted to hydrogen, the hydrogen could be used in fuel cells to provide electricity and space heating to farms and other rural facilities. However, the only presently available technology for this conversion, steam reforming, is not economical for small installations. This pro ...

    STTR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
  8. Ultra Low Cost, Long Life, driver TWTA's for Future Accelerator Injection Systems

    SBC: ELCON, INC.            Topic: N/A

    60224 A family of traveling wave tubes (TWT), capable of outliving a 20-year accelerator, are being mated to power supplies to produce drive power for klystrons for the Next Linear Collider, at about one-tenth the cost of available commercial amplifiers. This project will develop S, X, and C-band TWTs with full specification performance. Low current, long-life cathodes will be evaluated fo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
  9. Multivariate State Estimation Technique (MSET) Modeling for Assured Measurement Integrity

    SBC: EXPERT MICROSYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    60387 Assuring the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of a nuclear power plant requires that accurate, online measurement information be available to operators. In this project, an innovative process modeling technique will be used to detect sensor and equipment failures with higher accuracy and faster response time than previously available methods, thereby improving efficiency, reduc ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
  10. The Closed-Loop, Amplifier-Regulated Driver, a High-Accuracy, Low-Cost Modulator for Heavy Ion Fusion Accelerators

    SBC: FIRST POINT SCIENTIFIC, INC.            Topic: N/A

    60247 An inexpensive, highly regulated modulator will be required for the successful development of a heavy ion inertial fusion system. This project will demonstrate a closed-loop, amplifier-regulated driver as an induction accelerator modulator at parameters of interest to the heavy ion fusion program. Phase I demonstrated the efficacy of the closed-loop amplifier regulated driver, det ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
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