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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.

  1. Unikernel Isolation for Secure SCADA

    SBC: NanoVMs, Inc.            Topic: 01b

    SCADA and ICS systems compose large parts of critical infrastructure. In particular power systems settings are trivial to find and maliciously alter. There are many problems such as using outdated protocols such as MODBUS and connecting end systems directly to the internet so they may be found on vulnerability search engines such as Shodan, however, one of the larger issues is the outdated notion ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  2. Amorphous metallic alloy corrosion resistant surfaces for liquid cooled nuclear reactor parts

    SBC: LM Group Holdings, Inc.            Topic: 37j

    To achieve high thermal-to-electric conversion efficiency and enable cost competitiveness with conventional methods of electric power generation, the next generation of Nuclear Reactors systems is expected to operate at high temperatures. Molten fluoride salts are identified as a highly promising heat transfer fluid and thermal energy storage media capable of operating at high temperatures. The hi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  3. Integrated Self sufficientStructurally Integrated Multifunctional Sensors for Autonomous Vehicles

    SBC: ACELLENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC            Topic: 12d

    Acellent Technologies proposes to develop an integrated AUTO-SMART sensor system for vehicles that can provide multifunctional capabilities and make the vehicles self-sufficient. The primary focus will be on composite materials and how multi-functionalities in composites can impact the design of automotive in weight saving and efficiencies. The goal will be to provide “weight saving” through i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  4. Electrical & Thermal Energy Storage in Geothermal Plants

    SBC: NRGTEK, INC.            Topic: 10a

    Geothermal energy is one of America’s best choices as a low-cost renewable energy resource for power generation. By adding energy storage capability to geothermal resources, the power produced/offset can be dispatched as necessary based on changing grid conditions, further expanding the usage and utility of geothermal energy. The proposed energy storage system for capture of both electrical ener ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  5. Self-Sensing Self-Sustaining Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (S4CFRP) Composites for Next-Generation Vehicles

    SBC: NEWPORT SENSORS INC            Topic: 12d

    Carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites offers the greatest potential for weight reduction in automotive vehicles, resulting in improved fuel efficiency and lowered CO2 emission. However, a major obstacle to broad commercial deployment is the high- cost and insufficient inspection of invisible damage. CFRP composites are susceptible to impact damage, resulting in significant loss of stre ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  6. Commercially Viable Thermochemical Heat Storage Materials for Energy Storage in Buildings

    SBC: Innosense Llc            Topic: 16a

    The Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is seeking advances in thermal energy storage for buildings, particularly thermochemical materials with low desorption temperatures that can maximize the capacity and efficiency of thermal storage. Several salt hydrates and their composites were identified in literature as potential sorbents capable of reducing the instabili ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  7. Atomic Precision Manufacturing for CNTFETs

    SBC: Carbon Technology, Inc.            Topic: 06a

    Current microelectronic fabrication techniques have reached the end of Moore’s Law for miniaturization, and computing advances are limited by the physical limits of transistors and economic limitations of chip fabrication.1 Due to the strain of increased data demand on legacy systems, energy usage is at an all-time high and it is estimated that without advances in efficiency, the combined Inform ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  8. A high-energy-density vehicle battery with drop-in lithium anode enabled by a stable liquid electrolyte

    SBC: Automat Solutions, Inc.            Topic: 12a

    The advancement of electric drive vehicle batteries is crucial for improving transportation energy efficiency. Batteries using high-capacity lithium metal anode hold promise thanks to their high energy densities to extend driving range, and low cost. Currently, a stable electrolyte is urgently needed to enable lithium metal anode with long battery life. In this project, a novel class of high-energ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  9. Ultra-portable X-ray source for field radiography

    SBC: RadiaBeam Systems, LLC            Topic: 02b

    High-energy X-ray sources are used in many security, industrial and medical applications. Particle accelerators represent a safer and much more flexible X-ray sources than radioisotopes. However, in order to be considered as a suitable replacement, the accelerator must have comparable weight, cost and dimensions. For example, in security applications such as field radiography and mobile cargo scan ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  10. Diesel Emissions Remediation Using Nanosecond Pulsed Transient Plasma

    SBC: Transient Plasma Systems, Inc.            Topic: 29c

    Over the past couple of decades, the adverse health effects of diesel particulate emissions have been firmly established by many studies. Ultrafine particles in diesel emissions have been linked to premature cardiovascular and respiratory deaths in metropolitan areas, as well as lung cancer. In response to air quality regulations, approaches such as diesel particulate filters have been developed, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
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