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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 June, 2020.

  1. A High Efficiency SACI 1 kW Generator System with Integrated Waste Energy Recovery

    SBC: Air Squared, Inc.            Topic: DEFOA0001380

    We propose a novel high efficiency (≈40%) generator system capable of providing 1 kWe along with hot water on-demand. The integration of two novel concepts: 1) an internal combustion engine (ICE) operating on Spark-Assisted Compression Ignition (SACI) combustion of natural gas (NG), and 2) a bottoming Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) with waste energy recovery (WER) from ICE exhaust enables the overa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  2. A High Efficiency SACI 1 kW Generator System with Integrated Waste Energy Recovery

    SBC: Air Squared, Inc.            Topic: DEFOA0001380

    We propose a novel high efficiency (≈40%) generator system capable of providing 1 kWe along with hot water on-demand. The integration of two novel concepts: 1) an internal combustion engine (ICE) operating on Spark-Assisted Compression Ignition (SACI) combustion of natural gas (NG), and 2) a bottoming Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) with waste energy recovery (WER) from ICE exhaust enables the overa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  3. A High Temperature High Reliability Control Rod Position Sensor for Improved Nuclear Power System Instrumentation

    SBC: SPORIAN MICROSYSTEMS INC            Topic: 19a

    Advancements are needed to improve and optimize the performance of existing and future nuclear power plants and nuclear power systems by developing and improving the reliability of advanced instrumentation. A need has been identified for an improved control rod position sensor for fault-free confirmation of control rod drive mechanism (CRDM) function, improving long term reliability, maximizing SC ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Energy
  4. Advanced Ceramic Materials and Packaging Technologies For Sensors Operable 1800C in Advanced Energy Generation Systems

    SBC: SPORIAN MICROSYSTEMS INC            Topic: 14c

    There is a need for condition monitoring sensors capable of function in the harshest environments associated with advanced power systems that will: directly contribute to improving system control, protect capital equipment investment, and promote safety through prevention of catastrophic equipment failure. These harsh environments include extreme temperatures (8001800C), high pressures ( ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Energy
  5. Advanced Ceramic Materials and Packaging Technologies for Realizing Sensors Operable up to 1800 Celsius in Advanced Energy Generation Systems

    SBC: SPORIAN MICROSYSTEMS INC            Topic: 14c

    There is a need for condition monitoring sensors capable of functioning in the harshest environments associated with advanced power systems that will: directly contribute to improving system control, protect capital equipment investment, and promote safety through prevention of catastrophic equipment failure. These harsh environments include extreme temperatures (800-1800C), high press ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Energy
  6. Visualizing staggered fields and analyzing electromagnetic data with PerceptEM

    SBC: TECH-X CORPORATION            Topic: 41e

    In order for Moores law (exponential growth of compute capability) to continue to hold, the bandwidths of interconnects will need to be increased by 10x or moreto well beyond 100Gbs. This represents a formidable challenge to Integrated Circuit (IC) manufacturers because higher frequency will exacerbate already strained power dissipation of traditional copper interconnects. As a result, server and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Energy
  7. Warm Gas Multi-contaminant Removal System

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: 15b

    Gasification technologies convert coal and biomass into synthesis gas feed streams that can either be used as a fuel for highly efficient power generation cycles or converted into value-added chemicals and transportation fuels. However, coal-derived synthesis gas contains a myriad of contaminants that may be regulated in power plant emissions and act as poisons for the catalysts used in downstrea ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Energy
  8. User-Centered, Collaborative, Web and Radiance-Based Lighting Simulation, Visualization, and Analysis

    SBC: LIGHT FOUNDRY, LLC            Topic: 02c

    Simulation tools that physically model daylight and electric lighting systems show promise in planning energy efficient lighting systems. There are still many barriers for these tools to reach the market. This research examines using bring high performance computing and user-centered design to the creation of an innovative lighting simulation and analysis software system. During Phase I of this ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Energy
  9. Development of On-Site Conical Spiral Welders for Large Wind Turbine Towers

    SBC: Keystone Tower Systems, Inc.            Topic: 07a

    Larger, taller wind turbines could significantly reduce the cost of wind energy and enable much broader deployment, but traditional tower designs cannot cost-effectively scale up due to the size constraints associated with road and rail transportation. Wind turbine towers face a critical bottleneck in the form of the 14-foot diameter limit imposed by over-road transport. With current designs, to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Energy
  10. Membrane-Sorbent Hybrid System for Post Combustion Carbon Capture

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: 12e

    The electricity produced from fossil fuels is essential to the worlds prosperity and security. On the other hand, increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration caused by the fossil fuel combustion are causing concerns regarding global warming. Although there are several methods for separating CO2 from the flue gases at existing coal-fired power plants, all of them have significant drawbacks, includin ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Energy
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