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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. 6.5 kV Silicon Carbide Half-Bridge Power Switch Module for Energy Storage System Applications

    SBC: UNITED SILICON CARBIDE, INC.            Topic: 08b

    As renewable resources such as wind and solar start to penetrate the electrical infrastructure, the transient behavior of these resources requires energy storage systems, such as batteries or flywheels, to buffer the fluctuations in output. Additionally, current silicon based semiconductor switches are limited in their ability to handle higher voltages and thus require large expensive ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Energy
  2. A New Laser Based Sensor for Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Safeguards

    SBC: Energy Research Company            Topic: 21c

    Energy Research Company (ERCo), Savannah River National Laboratory, and Los Alamos National Laboratory propose the development of a new sensor for tracking radioactive material during nuclear fuel reprocessing. Reprocessing spent nuclear fuel has significant safety and environmental advantages over the current predominant practice of storing the spent fuel in temporary facilities indefinitely. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Energy
  3. Dynamic Frequency Passive Millimeter-Wave Radiometer Based on Optical Up-Conversion

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: 941D

    In the proposed effort, we will leverage this extensive experience and capabilities to realize a frequency agile mmW radiometer that can cover the range of DC-110 GHz and can be scaled to DC-200 GHz under Phase II. Ours is a photonic system that multiplies and up-coverts a low-frequency reference signal onto an optical carrier (laser) using EO modulation, then uses the modulation sidebands to inj ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. A Compact and portable laser Ultrasound Visualization Tool for Non-destructive Evaluation of Nuclear Reactor Components

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: 19e

    To ensure safe and reliable power production by nuclear power plants, a wide variety of materials and components need to undergo inspections and maintenances at pre-determined intervals. Condition based maintenance is highly desirable because it can potentially avoid unnecessarily costly maintenance actions and associated error induced failures. Consequently, it can help achieve nearly all the mai ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  5. Membrane Facilitated Dimethyl Carbonate Production from Carbon Dioxide

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 17c

    Dimethyl carbonate (DMC) is a high value organic chemical with many potentially important applications. DMC can be made from CO2 directly or indirectly. With the development of CO2 capture and sequestration technology, huge amounts of low cost CO2 will be available as a feed stock. The conversion of CO2 to DMC will be an attractive chemical production investment. A major problem associated the D ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  6. Energy and capital-efficient sorbent-based CO2 capture

    SBC: Innosepra Llc            Topic: 16b

    Coal-fired utility boilers generate nearly 42% of the electricity in the United States, and are likely to emit more than 1.8 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2013. The current state-of- the-art CO2 capture technology, aqueous amine absorption, requires significant capital and parasitic power and can raise LCOE (Levelized Cost of Electricity) by more than 80%. CO2 capture technologies with ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  7. Nanoscale Coating System to Improve Efficiency and Durability of Hydraulic Turbines

    SBC: NEI CORPORATION            Topic: 09b

    Cavitation and particle erosion in hydraulic turbines present unwanted consequences such as flow instabilities, excessive vibrations, damage to material surfaces, degradation of equipment performance, and inefficient energy generation. These problems are becoming more critical because the propensity for cavitation and erosion is being enhanced. Furthermore, environmental problems result from deg ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  8. Increasing Power Capture of Wave Energy Converters via Advanced control of the PowerTake-Off

    SBC: Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 09a

    The increase in the ability of a wave energy converter (WEC) to capture energy from waves is critical to ensuring the viability and cost effectiveness of wave energy power devices. WECs absorb wave power by applying a back force to oppose the forces that waves exert on the system. The back force is implemented by the systems Power Takeoff and is typically chosen via a constant damping value (resis ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  9. Development of advanced soft magnetic nancomposite materials with low loss

    SBC: SPECTRUM MAGNETICS LLC            Topic: 08d

    This SBIR Phase I proposal is aimed to develop advanced soft magnetic nanocomposite materials with low loss, high flux density, and capability to operate at high frequency ranges (100kHz-10MHz). With Spectrum Magnetics & apos; proprietary technique, we will develop magnetic flake materials with thickness in the nanometer scale, which effectively reduces the eddy current loss and eliminates undesir ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  10. Novel Energy Saving Phosphorescent OLED Lighting Products


    Current lighting technologies are relatively energy inefficient and heavy resulting in considerable energy consumption, particularly in aircraft interiors. Organic light-emitting diode (OLED), potentially an inexpensive diffuse source, may compete directly with conventional lights, and also with inorganic electroluminescent lamps in energy efficient diffuse lighting applications. We have identifie ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
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