Award Data

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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until September, 2020.

  1. Microscopic Traffic Flow Simulation Models- An Open Source Approach

    SBC: New Global Systems for Intelligent Transportation Management            Topic: 081FH5

    PHASE II TECHNICAL OBJECTIVE The major objective of this Phase II proposal is to establish open source traffic simulation model and software, and to develop application programming interfaces to accommodate future traffic research needs. Objectives will be accomplished by building and demonstrating FOMM, an open source traffic simulation model and software. Furthermore, to accommodate future resea ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Transportation
  2. Vortex Enhanced Direct Contact Heat Exchanger for Geothermal Cooling

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 04f

    In 2005, commercial and residential Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems represented 518 billion kWh of energy consumption in the United States, which amounts to 8% of the total energy produced that year. In addition, producing this power resulted in the release of 465 MMTCO2e of greenhouse gases. By reducing the energy demand of air conditioning systems, the US can realize a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  3. Dielectric Printed Circuit Board Planar Thermosyphon

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 09a

    It is well established that prolonged operation at high junction temperatures reduces the lifetime of LEDs, significantly undermining one of the main benefits of LED lighting systems. Despite advances in LED device technology, a significant fraction of the electrical energy input is wasted as heat. Inadequate removal of this heat results in poor optical performance and sort lifespan of LED lighti ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  4. Improved Hydrogen Purification

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 10c

    Industrial hydrogen production relies primarily on natural gas and hydrocarbon feedstocks to drive the various reaction chemistries that lead to hydrogen generation. Carbon dioxide, the ultimate co-product when such feedstocks and processes are employed, necessarily becomes a major contaminant of the generated hydrogen. Thus, carbon dioxide isolation and removal is an important process step in th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  5. Novel Membranes for Olefin/Paraffin Separation

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 10d

    Ethylene and propylene are major chemical industry raw materials and consume a great deal of energy related to their production. It is estimated that 230 trillion BTU/yr are consumed in olefin/paraffin separations. Significant energy consumption is employed when cryogenically separating ethane from ethylene and propane from propylene. These cryogenic separations are difficult and are both capital ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  6. Innovative Subgrid-Scale Combustion Modeling for Gas Turbines


    New high-efficiency, low-emission, fuel-flexible gas turbine designs will operate at fuel lean conditions near the flame blow-out limit. To maintain high efficiency and flame stability under these conditions, a detailed knowledge of the flame dynamics will be required from both experimental and computational studies. From a computational perspective, accurate turbulent combustion models are requir ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  7. Syngas Production by Thermochemical Conversion of H2O and CO2 Mixtures Using a Novel Reactor Design

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 22a

    The overall goal of this Phase II project is to develop a prototype of a thermochemical reactor for the production of syngas (a blend of hydrogen and carbon monoxide) using water and carbon dioxide as the reactants. New materials will also be screened for their ability to reduce the reactor temperature. Syngas is a particularly attractive fuel since it can be used to synthesize liquid fuels and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  8. Novel Coating Materials for RF Windows

    SBC: NOKOMIS, INC            Topic: 14e

    The multipactor effect is a major challenge that is encountered in a number of areas involving high-power radio frequency or microwave systems. Particle accelerator systems associated with high energy physics research are limited by radio frequency window breakdown largely due to multipaction. The multipactor effect is highly dependent on the secondary electron coefficient of the window, which is ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  9. Compact Laser Shearography System for Crack Detection

    SBC: Laser Technology Inc.            Topic: 05FH1

    Laser Technology Inc. (LTI) proposes a Phase II SBIR research project to further develop a Compact Shearography System, Analysis Method and Software for micro-crack detection in concrete. There is an urgent need to detect and characterize fine cracks in concrete that form because of various damage mechanisms including alkali-silicate reaction, delayed ettringite formation or frost damage. Fine s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Transportation
  10. Low Cost Transverse Rail Defect Detector

    SBC: Mide Technology Corporation            Topic: 02FR1

    Development of the basic EMAT based transverse rail defect detector has progressed toward finished form, as envisioned in the original solicitation. This modification is intended to produce a demonstratable version of a 2-rail detection system with automated signal interpertation. The objectives of this work are to: a. Further develop the system into a functioning 2-rail detection system, as ori ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Transportation
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