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  1. 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
  2. HF Radar Calibration with Automatic Identification System Ships of Opportunity

    SBC: CODAR OCEAN SENSORS, LTD            Topic: 841

    Over 300 HF RADARs worldwide are producing ocean surface data that is used in oil spill response, search & rescue, vessel traffic management, and research. In the U.S. there are 100+ systems supplying real-time data to the Coast Guard, NOAA IOOS, OR&R and other operational groups. To provide the highest quality data to stakeholders, systems should be calibrated by measuring the receive antenna p ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. Self Cleaning Process Control Sensor for Thin Film Solar Cell Manufcaturing

    SBC: Colnatec, LLC            Topic: 02b

    Thin film solar cells are one of the most promising and cost effective means of generating electricity from sunlight. However, their manufacture requires the use of precision film thickness process control sensors in order to produce high efficiency and economically viable cells. Current film thickness sensors are not reliable enough to meet these demands, failing after continuous use in a matter ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  4. Disruption Simulation Code for Tokamaks and ITER Applications

    SBC: Far-Tech, Inc.            Topic: 67c

    Arguably the most important issue facing the further development of magnetic fusion via advanced tokamaks is to predict, avoid, or mitigate disruptions. This problem recently becameone of the most challenging and hot topics in fusion research due to several potentially damaging effects, all of which can impact the ITER device. Among four disruption related topics: MHD dynamics, plasma edge physics ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  5. A Low Cost Continuous Process to Produce Magnet Alloys

    SBC: ATS-MER, LLC            Topic: 06b

    The current processes to produce Nd-Fe-B alloy powders for producing high magnetic strength permanent magnets for application in electric traction motors for use in electric vehicles requires a significant number of steps resulting in high cost as well as 96.8% supply of Nd-Fe-B which is controlled by China. To meet the cost goals for traction motors to expand the availability of electric vehicle ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  6. Millimeter Wave Inspection Tool for Wind Turbine Components

    SBC: Physical Optics Corporation            Topic: 07b

    Improving wind energy harvesting system reliability is a challenge that requires advanced technologies and innovation to support growth and development of domestic wind energy. Toimprove quality assurance inspection of wind turbine parts and, in particular, to improvetechnologies to perform quality assurance inspection on very large, thick wind turbine parts, new technology is critically needed to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  7. New Electrolytes for Lithium-ion Cells

    SBC: Leyden Energy            Topic: 08d

    Commercially available lithium-ion cells use electrolytes containing a mixture of organic carbonate solvents combined with lithium hexafluorophosphate salt. These electrolytes have significant disadvantages limiting the performance and safety of large li-ion batteries for automotive applications: regular electrolytes are flammable and the instability of the salt causes battery performance degradat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. A 17 GHz High Gradient Linac having Molybdenum Surfaces in the Peak Electric Field, Dark Current Interception Regions of the Structure

    SBC: Haimson Research Corporation            Topic: 65a

    While design improvements have been achieved, considerable difficulty continues to be encountered in the development of accelerator structures for future linear colliders required to operate with long term reliability at loaded average accelerating gradients of 100 megavolts per meter and radio-frequency pulse lengths in the range of 150 to 250 nanoseconds. A recently completed series of high pow ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
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