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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. SAMPA: Security Analysis and Monitoring to Prevent Abuse of High Performance Computing Environments

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: 04a

    HPC systems should not be used to carry out cybercrimes or execute improper jobs. Existing defense solutions such as fingerprint-based approaches require real-time data collection, which inevitably impacts the performance of HPC. Moreover, those solutions are ineffective against adversarial scenarios where malicious users intend to hide their behavior patterns. Hence, it is essential to build ligh ...

    SBIR 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. Compact, High Performance, Drone-mounted Spectral Imaging System for Ecosystem Carbon-Cycle

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: 19a

    Information on plant mass and other plant health characteristics can be obtained from vegetation trait measurements at frequent time intervals over a wide range of spatial scales using imaging spectroradiometers on Unmanned Aerial Systems. Such large-scale measurements of carbon sequestration are vital for modeling and predicting earth-system dynamics, ecosystem management, and agriculture. We hav ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  8. 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
  9. Novel Fluorinated IoNomer for PEM Fuel Cells

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 17a

    Commercial proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell technology typically relies on the same type of ionomer in the catalyst layer as are used for the fuel cell membrane. However, the desired properties for the ionomer in the catalyst layer and the ionomer used in the membrane should be different. This results in poor fuel cell performance. The overall objective of this Phase I project is to design ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  10. Spatially-Resolved Microbial Activity Probe Using Infrared Measurements of Nitrous Oxide and Methane Isotopes in Soil

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 22b

    Subsurface microbial activity is central to understanding soil nutrient cycling and ensuring sustainable agricultural productivity. The soil microbiome is a primary contributor to the hydrobiogeochemical processes that impact soil, but it is a highly complex system whose properties can vary quickly and over small spatial scales. The current understanding of the populations, dynamics and influences ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy

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