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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. 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. Utilization of Hydrocarbon Fuels in Low-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

    SBC: APPLIED THIN FILMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    60633 Fuel cells are widely viewed as the most desirable future power generation method, because of their unique combination of high efficiency, low emissions, size flexibility, and quiet operation. Despite these unique features, the high cost of fuel cells compared with competing technologies has prevented commercial introduction. One of the key factors that increases fuel cell power plant ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
  5. '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
  6. Development of Multiple-Beam Guns for High-Power Radio Frequency Sources for Accelerators and Colliders

    SBC: Calabazas Creek Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    60150 The current generation of high power klystrons, used in accelerators for high energy physics research, operate at voltages between 400 and 600 kV. One of the major cost drivers for these devices is the high operating voltage. Not only are the power supply costs significant, but the high voltage leads to increased circuit length, higher radiation hazards, larger insulating cera ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
  7. Advanced Design of Quasi-Optical Launchers for Fusion Plasma Heating

    SBC: Calabazas Creek Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    60176 Current high power gyrotron tubes, used for heating fusion plasmas, produce power in high order TE modes, which are converted to a Gaussian like mode through use of an internal mode converter and launcher. However, these converter systems typically achieve only 85-90% efficiency for conversion of cavity output power to a usable Gaussian mode, leading to significant efficiency degra ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
  8. Development of a Three-Dimensional, Finite Element Charged Particle Code with Adaptive Meshing

    SBC: Calabazas Creek Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    60459 The current generation of charged particle codes are unable to model practical three dimensional problems, such as those in high energy physics research, because of the large number of nodes required in the analysis. Without this design capability, it is not possible to develop many new, innovative devices that could dramatically advance the state-of-the-art in charged particle electro ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
  9. 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
  10. 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

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