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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. PROCESSING AND CHARACTERIZATION OF SILICON CARBIDE-ALUMINUM OXYCARBIDE CERAMICS

    SBC: Technology Holding, LLC            Topic: N/A

    SILICON CARBIDE (SIC), ALUMINUM OXYCARBIDE (A12OC), AND ALUMINUM NITRIDE (AIN) ALL HAVE THE SAME 2H WURZITE CRYSTAL STRUCTURE AND FORM A COMPLETE SOLID SOLUTION. RESEARCH IN THE SIC-ALN SOLID SOLUTION SYSTEM HAS SHOWN THAT THE CREEP CHARACTERISTICS OF THIS MATERIAL ARE VERY DESIRABLE FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE APPLICATIONS. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE LOW CREEP RATE IS THE RESULT OF GRAIN BOUNDARIES DEVOID ...

    SBIR Phase II 1985 Department of Energy
  2. Harsh Fluorochemical Separations

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    60311 There are economic and environmental justifications for replacing conventional distillation processes with simpler membrane separations in certain applications. However, at present, there are no commercial membranes able to withstand the aggressive conditions associated with important industrial chemicals, including hydrogen fluoride, hydrogen chloride, and ozone. Prototype, chemic ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
  3. Membranes for Reverse Organic-Air Separations

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    60395 Emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from gasoline refueling facilities continue to be an energy, safety, and environmental issue. In such applications, it is desired to vent the air in the system and keep the VOC behind. This project will develop a reverse separation membrane (RSM) system that allows for rapid venting of air while retaining the gasoline in underground storag ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
  4. Dewatering Membrane for Hazy Hydrodesulfurization Unit Effluents

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 09

    Many refinery product streams, particularly those from Ultra Low Hydrodesulfurisation units, are prone to haze due to water emulsions. Haze is also problematic for biodiesel production, as hazy fuel cannot be used until the haze settles or is removed, which creates costly scheduling and shipping delays. This project will develop a novel membrane process for the removal of dissolved and dispersed ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Energy
  5. ELIMINATION OF TURBULENCE-INDUCED STRUCTURAL FAILURE AND CONTROL LOSS IN VERY LIGHT AIRCRAFT

    SBC: Daedalus Research Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A SYSTEM UTILIZING THE FREE-WING CONCEPT HAS BEEN DESIGNED FOR LIGHT AND VERY LIGHT WING-LOADING AIRCRAFT THAT ACCOMMODATES MODERATE TO HEAVY TURBULENCE WITHOUT TRANSMITTING HIGH GUST LOADINGS TO THE AIRFRAME OR THREATENING LOSS OF CONTROL. THE PROJECT WILL TEST THE SYSTEM IN A RESEARCH VEHICLE APPROXIMATING THE DESIGN CRITERIA SET FORTH IN 14 CFR, PART 103; THE RESEARCH VEHICLE IS UNMANNED.

    SBIR Phase II 1985 Department of Transportation
  6. ICING MONITORING EQUIPMENT

    SBC: JONAS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    A SIX MONTH PROGRAM TO DEVELOP A RUGGED NEW DEVICE FOR MONITORING THE ONSET OF ICE FORMATION ON SURFACES OF TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES, ROADS, BRIDGES AND AIRCRAFTS, WILL BE DEVELOPED AND A PROTOTYPE WILL BE LABORATORY TESTED. THE NOVEL GAGE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEM IS PARTLY BASED ON THE TECHNOLOGY APPLIED TO MEASURE CONDUCTIVITY OF SOLUTIONS. BASED ON EXISTING TECHNOLOGY, AND ALREADY TESTED UNDER HIGH ...

    SBIR Phase II 1985 Department of Transportation
  7. A Metallic Interconnect for Intermediate Temperature, Planar, Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology

    SBC: Materials and Systems Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    60716 Intermediate temperature (

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
  8. Graphite Foam Heat Exchanger Technology for Energy Recovery

    SBC: Thermal Centric Corporation            Topic: 11

    The recovery of heat currently wasted in exhaust gases can reduce fuel consumption in almost every commercial and industrial sector. In the electricity generation sector alone, even modest improvements in energy recovery effectiveness would result in billions of dollars in savings annually. New materials made from conductive graphite have created a significant opportunity to produce heat exchang ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Energy
  9. Cost Competitive Wave Energy Without Moving Parts

    SBC: Oscilla Power, Inc.            Topic: 815

    Oscilla Power, Inc. (OPI) is developing a utility-scale wave energy harvester that is enabled by low cost and readily-available magnetostrictive alloys. T his device, which utilizes no moving parts, has the potential to deliver predictable quantities of electric power to coastal utilities, industrial users, and remote facilities at costs competitive with coal or gas. The Phase I project demonstra ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  10. 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
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