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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. Solid State Sensor System for Inspection of Prestressed Concrete Pressure Pipe

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: A

    An important type of water pipe is the Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe (PCCP). There are thousands of miles of PCCP installed in the US in sections with length up to 20 feet and diameter for 2 to 14 feet. The large size of the pipes, the thickness of the concrete (up to 10 inches) and the composite construction, which involved concrete, high strength prestressing steel wires and sheet steel c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Automated Identification and Sorting of Rare Earth Elements in an E-Waste Recycling Stream

    SBC: National Recovery Technologies LLC            Topic: B

    Electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the most rapidly growing waste problems worldwide. Improper handling of e-waste results in vast amounts of toxic waste being sent to landfill and leaching into the water supply. Due to these concerns e-waste recycling is a rapidly growing industry. Unfortunately, most current e-waste recycling processes rely on either manual hand sorting or differential dens ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. A Low-Cost Rare Earth Elements Recovery Technology

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: B

    Physical Sciences Inc. and the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research propose to develop a unique enabling technology to significantly reduce U.S. dependency for Rare Earth Elements (REE) on foreign suppliers and our global competitors. Our innovation is a process that utilizes very inexpensive and abundant domestic raw materials for high-yield and low-cost generation of REE in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. High Power Igniter for Vehicles

    SBC: DIVERSIFIED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: 08b

    Lean-burn engines have the potential to provide more efficient and cleaner operation. However, extremely lean mixtures are more difficult to ignite than the near-stoichiometric mixtures used in todays combustion engines. Reliably igniting extremely lean fuel-air mixtures requires more energy be efficiently delivered to the fuel charge than present-day spark ignition systems typically supply. A mor ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  5. In-line LBIC

    SBC: Janoch Engineering LLC            Topic: 07b

    Problem statement: For low cost manufacturing of high efficiency solar cells and solar modules, manufacturers are ever looking for effective tools to measure the problematic defects and performance variations in their critical processes. Approach to addressing the problem: The light, or laser, beam induced current (LBIC) technique has been used in the laboratory to produce detailed images of the o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  6. A novel OLED luminaire system for circadian lighting applications

    SBC: Litecontrol            Topic: 04a

    Conventional lighting systems for corridors and other public spaces in hospitals, long-term care facilities, progressive- care living centers, residential units for seniors, dormitories, and prisons often operate at full power throughout the night using white light sources such as fluorescent lamps. These white light sources provide energy at wavelengths that are known to stimulate the human circa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  7. Accountability Instrument Using a New Neutron-Gamma Sensor

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 19c

    DOEs mission of nuclear material control and accountability (NMC & amp;A) requires adequate tools, therefore, the development of new sensor materials and measurement techniques for NMC & amp;A is important for the future of the U.S. nuclear fuel cycle. These techniques will reduce proliferation risks and enhance confidence in nuclear energy. To achieve material control using accountability instr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  8. Solid-State Sensors and Sensor Arrays for Advanced Pipe Inspection

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 19e

    Nuclear power is an important part of the Nations energy security providing 20 percent of U.S. electricity generation without the emission of gases associated with global climate change and air pollution. The DOE would like to improve and optimize the performance of nuclear power plants by improving the reliability of monitoring plant equipment to improve diagnostics, safety and reliability. This ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  9. Thermoelectric Power Platform for In-Situ Monitoring of Nuclear Spent Fuel Storage

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 20b

    Dry storage systems are designed to safely confine the used nuclear fuel by providing radiation shielding, heat dissipation and protection of fuel assemblies from outside elements. To avoid dry storage system breach due to material deterioration or other factors, sensors can be sealed inside to monitor internal storage environment. Since direct signal and power connections to the sensors are not d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  10. Software Tool for Code-compliant Assessment of Wind Loads on Solar Photovoltaic Panels

    SBC: TIAX LLC            Topic: 07c

    Presently, the proper installation of PV panels to withstand wind loads is conducted by licensed installers who use and individually interpret the relevant building codes and standards. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE Standard 7-10) includes the most comprehensive design standard for wind loads on roof-mounted PV systems. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
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