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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.

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  1. Bounding generalization risk for Deep Neural Networks

    SBC: Euler Scientific            Topic: NGA20A001

    Deep Neural Networks have become ubiquitous in the modern analysis of voluminous datasets with geometric symmetries. In the field of Particle Physics, experiments such as DUNE require the detection of particle signatures interacting within the detector, with analyses of over a billion 3D event images per channel each year; with typical setups containing over 150,000 different channels.  In an ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. Co-Generation of Low-Energy, CO2-Free Hydrogen and Ordinary Portland Cement from Ca-Rich Rocks

    SBC: Finke, Cody            Topic: G

    We are building a technology that produces low cost hydrogen while releasing low or no carbon dioxide emissions. Key to our affordable hydrogen is the co-generation of valuable co-products like: Sulfuric Acid or Cement. Our processes are lower emission, lower energy and lower cost than conventional production method. We validated a proof-of-concept in our lab in May 2019 and our objective is to de ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  3. Electro-swing adsorption for high efficiency direct air capture

    SBC: Verdox, Inc.            Topic: G

    There is a clear scientific consensus on the role of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions in the unusually wild fluctuations of global climate patterns over the last century. To that end there has been an exponential growth of investments in “clean tech”, and mainly in direct air capture (DAC). Verdox, Inc. aims to introduce a radically novel technology to the field which presents a paradigm ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  4. Enabling Technology- Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Demands in the Meat Production Industry via Scaling Advanced 3D Culture Bioreactors

    SBC: cambridge crops, Inc.            Topic: G

    Food production, and in particular animal-derived meat products, are a major source of green-house gases, compounded by the remarkable inefficiency in biomass conversion (grain to dense muscle tissue in meat), along with growing challenges with food safety, quality and nutrition. To address this growing problem, we propose to exploit the emerging field of cellular agriculture (tissue engineering o ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  5. Flexible Low Temperature CO2 Capture System, E-CACHYS

    SBC: ENVERGEX LLC            Topic: 1

    This project focuses on the design, integration and optimization of a flexible natural gas combined cycle plant with carbon capture, capable of operating in a highly variable renewable energy environment. Renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power offer unique solutions in our quest to reduce global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. However, the increasing penetration of these high variab ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  6. Functional Engineering of a Photosynthetic Desalination Pump Circuit

    SBC: Phytodetectors, Inc.            Topic: G

    Phytodetectors will design and engineer a synthetic biological pump circuit to increase the volume of water produced via photosynthetic desalination. This project builds off previous technology designed by Phytodetectors: a mangrove-inspired ultra-filter that allows plants to purify salt water as well as secrete water with properties comparable to bottled water. The partnership seeks to demonstrat ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  7. High Efficiency Semiconductors for Nuclear Detection

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: NGA192003

    There is a need for low cost, high performance gamma-ray detectors for national and homeland security applications for detection, identification and localization of special nuclear materials. Common detectors used in this application include scintillators coupled to photomultiplier tubes or silicon photodiodes, and semiconductor detectors like cadmium zinc telluride. Semiconductor detector offer ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  8. Hybrid Machine Learning Approaches for Radiation Signature Identification

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: NGA192002

    To improve the identification and detection of radio-logical materials, we propose a hybrid supervised learning and unsupervised machine learning approach to reduce the false positive rate, increase the accuracy and throughput, and augment the capabilities of the human operators. At the end of the Phase I, we will have a machine learning algorithm that is trained to recognize a variety of nuclear ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  9. Learning traffic camera locations using vehicle re-identification

    SBC: Arete Associates            Topic: NGA201005

    In its effort to provide necessary intelligence and analysis, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) utilizes extensive traffic camera systems. However, the large amount of data overwhelms both analysts and existing processing methods. In order to provide a better understanding and reduce the search space for common problems such as target tracking, it is necessary to extract the camera ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  10. Low Cost Feed Flexible Plastics Reuse (LCFFPR)

    SBC: Altex Technologies Corporation            Topic: K

    The growing challenge of plastic waste accumulation in the US, and throughout the world, requires an immediate and innovative solution. A solution that would help to mitigate the ever growing plastic waste problem, while utilizing the abundant latent energy in plastic waste to produce liquid fuel, would not only help the US with its plastics reuse capability, but would add to the $5 Billion oil ma ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
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