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 June, 2020.

  1. Distributed Antenna System for Wireless Data Communication in Nuclear Power Plants


    The commercial nuclear fleet in the United States is striving for plant life extension and reduced operating and maintenance costs as part of the “Delivering the Nuclear Promise” initiative. Wireless technology plays a key role in achieving these goals by facilitating a more mobile workforce and enabling wireless equipment condition monitoring for predictive maintenance. However, there are mul ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Energy
  2. Topic 16a- Low-Cost Desalination System Driven by Hydrokinetic Power

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 16a

    Ocean and tidal currents contain a huge amount of power that is currently untapped. This power could be used very efficiently to desalinate water for water-poor regions located near coastlines. A major obstacle is the high cost of manufacturing and deployment of ocean systems. We propose an innovative new technology that can dramatically reduce the manufacturing and deployment costs of hydrokineti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Energy
  3. High Purity 6-inch+ Diameter Single Crystal Germanium Wafers for Dark Matter CCD Photon Detectors

    SBC: PHDS COMPANY            Topic: 28e

    The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of High Energy Physics Research supports advanced photon imaging experiments like DESI and LSST. These new facilities require photon detection and spectroscopic focal plane arrays of the highest possible fidelity and dynamic range. Extension of the sensitivity of these focal planes into the infrared will greatly increase the observable size of the universe and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Energy
  4. Advanced Analysis of Geothermal Heat Pump System Data

    SBC: Ground Energy Support LLC            Topic: 07a

    Geothermal heat pumps utilize heat pump technology to access the ubiquitous and plentiful renewable thermal energy in the shallow subsurface. While there are tremendous potential economic and environmental benefits in the development of this resource, high up‐front installation costs and lack of confidence in the performance of geothermal heat pump systems are significant market barriers to the ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Energy
  5. High Quality Natural Graphite for Lithium Ion Batteries

    SBC: Edward Buiel Consulting            Topic: 14a

    This project will develop state-of-the-art processes for the conversion of natural flake graphite and other graphitic materials into high quality lithium-ion battery (LIB) grade anode materials. This will enable a $1B industry to develop and create a supply chain for graphite that does not exist in the United States today. This project will complete 4 years of work by Coulometrics to develop new e ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Energy
  6. Manufacture of Metallic Fuel Pins With Advanced Geometries

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 30b

    New types of nuclear power plants are under development that will enable nuclear power to provide a large-scale source of environmentally benign power generation while improving safety and minimizing proliferation risks. For best performance, these reactors will require large numbers of uranium alloy fuel pins made with annular geometries that reduce fuel temperature and swelling compared to solid ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Energy
  7. Electrostatic Precipitation System for Radionuclide Particle Collection

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 04a

    To monitor for compliance with nonproliferation treaties such as the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, approximately 80 ground stations around the world collect radionuclide aerosols from the atmosphere and measure the isotopic composition to detect, locate, and characterize nuclear events. These stations process enormous volumes of air to collect minute amounts of the radioactive isotopes ne ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Energy
  8. PEM based Vacuum Desalination System

    SBC: Xergy Inc            Topic: 09c

    The Company’s development is addressing one of the most basic human needs: access to potable water. Without adequate potable water, society succumbs to human suffering i.e. dehydration, disease and inevitably limited supply results in human conflict. There is therefore a need for an efficient, and cost effective method of producing quality potable water from low grade sources such as brackish or ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Energy
  9. Advanced Low Cost Intermetallic Coatings for Molten Salt Pump Impeller

    SBC: APPLIED THERMAL COATINGS, INC.            Topic: 13a

    To protect molten salt pump impellers against aggressive molten chloride salts corrosion and blade tip erosion at high temperatures (≥ 700ºC) in a way that reduces overall equipment cost thereby increasing the efficiency of the Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) systems. Applied Thermal Coatings (ATC) Incorporation will develop an advanced low cost intermetallic coatings for molten salt pump impel ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Energy
  10. Development of an In-Situ Method for Cable Condition Monitoring Nuclear Power Plants


    The sustainability of current fleet of nuclear power plants depends on the performance of key components such as cables which cannot easily or economically be replaced. The product of this project will provide the technology to verify the performance of cable insulation material that can degrade as plants age.

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Energy
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