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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. '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
  2. 3-D Nanofilm Asymmetric Ultracapacitor

    SBC: Ionova Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 15b

    Asymmetric ultracapacitors achieve greater energy density versus today

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of Energy
  3. A High-Resolution Transverse Diagnostic Based on Fiber Optics

    SBC: Radiabeam Technologies, LLC            Topic: 01b

    Next generation light sources and advanced accelerator facilities create ultrashort electron bunches with complex transverse distributions. They demand high-resolution beam profile information that is currently limited to approximately 50microns. Structures on the microscale are not resolvable, thus limiting the efficacy of diagnostics. A novel transverse diagnostic based on fiber optics will be ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Energy
  4. 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
  5. A Scalable Distributed Client Based Meta Search and Discovery Infrastructure

    SBC: Weblib, Llc            Topic: 64a

    Web searching has become a ubiquitous and indispensable activity for a wide spectrum of human endeavors. The success of Google and its competitors depends on extensive software and network infrastructures and costly hardware. Federated search engines, such as Science.gov, WorldWideScience.org and ScienceEducation.gov also run on powerful, albeit much smaller, server clusters that connect to divers ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Energy
  6. Acetic Acid Recovery Using Membranes

    SBC: MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: 12d

    Recovery and recycling of acetic acid from aqueous streams is an important industrial separation that is high cost and energy intensive when performed by conventional technology. This makes acetic acid recovery a tantalizing target for a more efficient, lower cost, simpler approach such as membrane technology. However, the required separation performance, combined with the need for robust chemic ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Energy
  7. Advanced Computtation Environment for Incompressible Flows with Free Surface, MHD and Turbulence Effects in Complex Geometries

    SBC: HYPERCOMP, INC.            Topic: N/A

    60419 This project will develop a three dimensional, adaptive, unstructured grid treatment of free surface magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flow of conducting liquids, as envisioned in future fusion systems. In particular, computational fluid dynamic (CFD) tools, capable of predicting the flow behavior of conducting liquids in complex geometry with free surfaces in the presence of an intense heat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
  8. 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
  9. An Energy-Efficient Klystron Upgrade for the Jefferson Laboratory CEBAF Linac

    SBC: Far-Tech, Inc.            Topic: 46b

    The klystrons in use at CEBAF are operated at low efficiency and the prices for servicing of existing tubes and for purchasing spare tubes have been increasing. FAR-TECH, Inc. studied a number of options in regards to improving the efficiency of the klystron systems, as well as replacement technologies such as solid state amplifiers. In Phase I, the solid state amplifier option was identified as ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Energy
  10. An Inexpensive High Brightness Photoinjector using Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF)

    SBC: Radiabeam Technologies, LLC            Topic: 38e

    Development of very high duty cycle, high gradient photoinjectors is critical for the next generation of accelerator systems, such as X-ray free-electron lasers (FELs), inverse Compton scattering (ICS) sources, energy recovery linear accelerators (ERLs), injectors for linear colliders, as well as variety of industrial systems for homeland security applications. A key issue for high average power, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Energy

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