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  1. Algorithm Performance Evaluation with Low Sample Size

    SBC: Signature Research, Inc.            Topic: NGA20C001

    The team of Signature Research, Inc. and Michigan Technological University will develop and demonstrate methods and metrics to evaluate the performance of machine learning-based computer vision algorithms with low numbers of samples of labeled EO imagery. We will use the existing xView panchromatic dataset to demonstrate a proof-of-concept set of tools. If successful, in Phase II, we will extend t ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. A Scalable Platform for Real-Time Microscopy Image Analysis Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

    SBC: THEIA SCIENTIFIC, LLC            Topic: 39k

    Materials sample characterization by electron microscopy with multiple modes of detection provides more robust and information-rich data, but its adoption remains limited because of the dramatic increase in off- the-microscope data analysis work. Essentially, the necessary, but labor-intensive post-acquisition data analysis for multi-modal microscopy has kept it a low throughput technique that is ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of Energy
  3. Integrated Development of CMB-S4 Low-Pass Filters Using a Scalable Proprietary Ablation Process

    SBC: Nielson Scientific LLC            Topic: 37f

    Metal mesh filters are used to control the transmission of infrared through terahertz radiation in a variety of systems including sensors, cameras, and high-performance telescopes. Currently, high-performance metal mesh infrared filters are fabricated using photolithography but this is a costly and time consuming process and it is limited to filter diameters of 300 mm or less (the largest size tha ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of Energy
  4. A Novel Low-Cost, Miniaturized Hydrogen Sensor with High Robustness and Reliability for Continuous Hydrogen Monitoring

    SBC: 4D MAKER, LLC            Topic: 27b

    Hydrogen has been widely used in many applications from aerospace and chemicals to fuel cells and satellite power supply. Although hydrogen is not toxic, it has a very broad flammability range (4%-74% concentration in air and 4%-94% in oxygen), leading to explosion in the presence of heat source. Thus, hydrogen monitoring is of paramount importance during the processes of hydrogen production, tran ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of Energy
  5. Embedded Fiber Optic Sensors for High Temperature Flow Measurements

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: 39l

    Advanced embedded sensors in critical structures, systems, and components (SSCs) for online monitoring of nuclear power systems will enable informed decision-making capabilities through enhanced diagnostics. The Transformational Challenge Reactor (TCR) is a revolutionary platform to help demonstrate the ability to reduce deployment costs and timelines for nuclear energy systems using embedded sens ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of Energy
  6. Development of Ligand-Associated Solid-Liquid Extraction Media System for Separation of High Purity Individual Rare Earth Elements from Coal-based Resources

    SBC: GLYCOSURF, INC.            Topic: 24a

    Commercial sources of rare earth elements include bastnaesite (La, Ce)FCO3, monazite, (Ce, La, Y, Th)PO4, and xenotime, YPO4. However, the processing of these materials to extract and recover the rare earth elements is challenging and very process intensive. However, there are numerous domestic sources of rare earth elements, from waste materials such as coal fly ash, which could be extracted bene ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of Energy
  7. Distributed Bimodular Sensors for Onboard Diagnostics of Automotive Aftertreatment Devices

    SBC: 3D Array Technology, LLC            Topic: 17d

    The monitoring of gaseous exhaust (e,g., NOx, NH3) and particulate matters (PMs) has been critical in the automotive diesel engine combustion emission control, for which various catalytic converters need be operated efficiently and environment-friendly, including diesel oxidation catalysts (DOC), diesel particulate filters (DPF), and selective catalytic reduction (SCR). For instance, in the DPF, t ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of Energy
  8. Domestic Halloysite-Derived Silicon as a Low-Cost High-Performance Anode Material for Li-Ion Batteries

    SBC: Applied Minerals, Inc.            Topic: 17a

    To meet performance and cost targets for electric vehicles, substantial improvement is still required in lithium-ion batteries. A low-cost, high-capacity silicon anode will greatly aid in this effort, but current methods for generating functional nano-silicon for anodes use expensive metallurgical, templating, gaseous, or other top-down engineering processes. This project proposes to use the natur ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of Energy
  9. High-Density Glass with Tuned Scintillation/Cherenkov Response to Improve Hadron Energy Resolution in Nuclear Physics Experiments

    SBC: Scintilex, LLC            Topic: 38d

    Achieving high-quality science at nuclear physics facilities requires the measurement of particle energy with excellent calorimeter energy resolution. Particles that produce electromagnetic showers can be detected with high precision. However, there is a need to improve the energy resolution of hadron calorimetry. One of the most promising methods to achieve better performance for hadronic calorim ...

    STTR Phase I 2021 Department of Energy
  10. Fast, Low Kerf-loss Wafering of Silicon Ingots for Low-cost Solar Power

    SBC: Nielson Scientific LLC            Topic: 11b

    Silicon wafers are the single largest cost component within solar photovoltaic modules. To maintain the cost reduction targets outlined in industrial roadmaps, wafer costs need to be significantly reduced. Reducing the cost of wafers requires reducing the kerf-loss and wafer thickness while increasing throughput in tools for processing silicon ingots into wafers. The proposed technology augments t ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
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