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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. Transformation of carbon emissions to high-value products through a two-step electrochemical platform

    SBC: LECTROLYST LLC            Topic: G

    Carbon dioxide utilization can help reduce carbon emissions, but gaps remain in the value chain from initial capture to high-value products. Lectrolyst LLC will develop an electrochemical platform centered on selective two-step conversion of CO2 to acetic acid and ethylene, to fill this need. Preliminary life cycle assessment and techno-economic analyses indicate ~200 million metric tons of CO2 em ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  2. STTR Phase I: A Machine Learning Framework for Comprehensive Dental Caries Detection

    SBC: Dentuit Imaging LLC            Topic: DH

    The broader/commercial impact of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will be the development of an artificial intelligence software solution that enables automated detection of dental cavities in digital X-rays. Routine misdiagnosis of dental cavities (tooth decay) is a global challenge; cavities alone account for over 5% of healthcare costs in developed countries, with ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 National Science Foundation
  3. Novel Proton Alignment Aid for Isotope Production

    SBC: Applied Diamond, Inc.            Topic: 35a

    Accelerator produced radioisotopes are used every day for medical imaging techniques such as positron emission tomography PET). Importantly, research into the development of new isotopes suitable for this technique has expanded the biological characteristics which can be studied using this non-invasive method. This technique relies on robust production of these isotopes for the expansion of this e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  4. Detector with Adjustable Aperture for Electron Beam Monitoring

    SBC: Applied Diamond, Inc.            Topic: 33f

    Recently new high energy electron cooling beam projects, LEReC and CeC, were proposed at BNL as part of a transition to a future electron-ion collider EIC). Both projects are based on new principles and aimed at the improvement of luminosity for EIC operations. Efficient electron cooling of hadron beams requires a high quality high power electron beam with tight parameters energy and space traject ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  5. Hyporheic Zone Sensing System

    SBC: Subsurface Insights            Topic: 26a

    Actionable understanding of watershed and ecosystem behavior is required for a wide spectrum of societal and engineering needs by both government entities and commercial entities. These needs include, for example, water resource management, precision agriculture and hydropower. Such actionable understanding requires the ability to numerically model various coupled processes and associated reaction ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  6. RheoSurfR Neutron Reflectivity-Rheology Sample Environment for Studying Soft Matter, Biology and Materials Processing at Air-Liquid and Liquid-Liquid Interfaces

    SBC: STF Technologies LLC            Topic: 18a

    There is a critical, unmet scientific need for simultaneous measurement of surface rheological moduli, both shear and bulk, and molecular structure, both in plane and through the interface, across a broad range of interfaces, temperatures, surface area per molecule, and sample preparation DOE neutron scattering user facilities, and international facilities more generally, are currently unable to p ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  7. Advanced Multifunctional Battery Separators for Novel Liquid Electrolytes

    SBC: TalosTech LLC            Topic: 19a

    There exists an urgent need for advanced ion-selective membranes to enable new energy storage chemistries and architectures (beyond lithium ion batteries, for example, sodium ion batteries) Some novel liquid electrolytes, such as highly concentrated ionic liquids and water-in-salt electrolytes, have shown great potential to improve safety, rate performance and cycling stability of rechargeable bat ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  8. High Throughput, High-Pressure Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Sample Environment

    SBC: STF Technologies LLC            Topic: 90

    We address a need of the neutron user community by creating a minimum viable prototype of the only high-throughput hydrostatic pressure small angle neutron scattering sample environment (HTHP-SANS-SE). Our HTHP-SANS-SE will greatly improve the ease of use and reliability of measurements under extreme environments, thereby increasing throughput on the beamline and expanding feasibility. Current HP- ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  9. SBIR Phase I: Non-Line of Sight Geolocation Using Massive MIMO Antenna Arrays

    SBC: SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: W

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project is to pinpoint a mobile device with greater accuracy to aid in emergency situations. The technology will focus on improving geolocation accuracy of mobile devices in rich scattering environments, where current technology suffers significant degradation. In some situations, the location accuracy in the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 National Science Foundation
  10. Marking System for Durable Labeling of Munitions

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: A18077

    Hand grenades require highly legible, long-lived identification markings that are resistant to wear and field chemicals. Creating such markings on grenades is challenging, especially when their surfaces are rounded and made of chemically resistant plastics. Creare proposes to develop an additive marking process capable of producing robust color markings on curved plastic surfaces with high resolut ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseArmy
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