Award Data

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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. Equipment and Facilities for Rapid Installation of Buried Innerduct Network for Utility Lines

    SBC: Outside Plant Consulting Services, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The feasibility of the universal placement of telecommunications and power supply lines below ground, as an alternative to their typically low-cost installation on utility poles, depends upon the availability of a cost-effective convenient method for placing and replacing cables belowground. A network of underground conduits constructed of field-assembled rigid sections, including straight segmen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Transportation
  2. Detection of Internal Pipeline Corrosion Using a Wireless Sensor

    SBC: AGINOVA, INC.            Topic: 47

    75085-Internal corrosion of natural gas pipelines is a leading cause of pipeline failures, leading to product losses as well as injuries and fatalities. Although in-line inspection tools are presently utilized, 30 percent of natural gas pipelines are not accessible to these tools, and internal corrosion is not detected in real time. This project will develop a wireless sensor network to detect t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Energy
  3. Membrane-Based Hybrid Process to Capture CO2 from Warm Flue Gas

    SBC: Chembrane            Topic: 45

    75772-Most coal-based power plants use pulverized coal boilers to generate superheated steam for turbine applications, accounting for over 50 percent of U.S. electricity generation. The flue gas stream from these plants contains carbon as CO2, along with N2 and other minor components such as SO2 and NOx. Although some commercial technologies are available to separate or capture the CO2 from the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Energy
  4. Carbon Dioxide Capture from Large Point Sources

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 45

    76045-The capture of carbon dioxide at the source of its emission has been a major focus in greenhouse gas emission control. Solutions must be both compact and economic, and also address the removal of other acid gases from natural gas streams. Current technologies used for capturing CO2 suffer from inefficient mass transfer and economics. This project will develop a stable, membrane-based, CO2 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Energy
  5. Step-Out Technology for Producing Hydrogen from Natural Gas

    SBC: Exelus, Inc.            Topic: 45

    75270-Steam methane reforming (SMR), the predominant commercial route for producing hydrogen, is a capital-intensive process ¿ capital charges represent 35-45% of product cost. In order to achieve the significant cost reductions required for the transition to a ¿hydrogen economy,¿ a meaningful shift in the underpinning reactor technology will be needed. This project will develop a safe, cost- ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Energy
  6. Single Crystal Molybdates for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Experiments

    SBC: Integrated Photonics, Inc.            Topic: 16

    75593-The Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Underground Detector has been identified by the DOE as a high scientific priority for Nuclear Physics research; however, the current generation of proposed experiments to determine neutrino mass would require 500 kg of germanium (Ge), isotopically enriched to 86% in 76Ge, costing more than $100 million. Therefore, several alternate parent isotopes for neut ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Energy
  7. Shape Memory Polymer Nanocomposites

    SBC: NEI CORPORATION            Topic: 33

    76216-As part of the trend of polymers replacing metals, shape memory polymers (SMPs) are emerging as alternatives to the traditionally used shape memory metals. However, two problems exist: (1) unreinforced SMPs are plagued by low strength and low stiffness; and (2) heat is the only actuation mechanism to which presently available SMPs respond. This project will develop SMP nanocomposites to en ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Energy
  8. High Performance Polymer Nanocomposites Specialty Coatings

    SBC: NEI CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    72639-The properties of waterborne organic coatings for several demanding applications are inadequate. By incorporating nanoparticles in the matrix, the properties and performance of organic coatings can be significantly improved in ways that had not been possible until now with coarser micron and sub-micron size particles. This project will develop waterborne polymer nanocomposite coatings that ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Energy
  9. Rapidly Tunable, High Throughput Spectral Filter for Plasma Diagnostics

    SBC: NOVA PHOTONICS, INC.            Topic: 1

    75843-Improving the sensitivity and time resolution of spectroscopic plasma diagnostics is required to further understanding and progress in the development of fusion energy as an economically attractive energy source. Higher throughput spectroscopic diagnostics not only will benefit present experiments, but also will be important for the next generation of fusion devices, such as ITER. Although ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Energy
  10. Internal Magnetic Field Measurement of Plasmas Using an Alpha Particle VxB Detector


    75337-It is very important to measure the internal magnetic field distribution inside hot plasmas associated with magnetic fusion research; however, a material probe cannot survive the plasma without disturbing the process. This project will develop a magnetic field detector, useful for current and future magnetic fusion research, by employing a radioactive source of MeV alpha particles just outs ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Energy
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