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. Miniaturized Thermoacoustic Cryocooler for Missile Defense Applications(1001-247)

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: MDA07T002

    Triton Systems, Inc., proposes to transition a proof of concept cryocooler developed under the MDA STTR Phase I effort, to a miniaturized cooling system that will have commonality and reducibility to serve multiple MDA missions. The proposed cryocooler uses a novel standing wave design to achieve the miniaturization and low weight needed for MDA focal plane array cooling systems. This cryocool ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Improved Solid-State Neutron Detector

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: 37a

    Improved methods of neutron detection are needed not only for nuclear physics research but also for international control of weapons and neutron based therapies in medical applications. He-3 tube-based neutron detectors and planar solid-state neutron detectors are the two currently available technologies for thermal neutron detection. Although He-3 tube-based neutron detectors have efficiencies ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
  3. 5V, High Gain, High Sensitivity Photomultiplier Detector

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: 26a

    The gamma ray spectrometers used for nuclear physics research at national laboratories are expensive, bulky, and limited in maximum count rate and other performance measures. Scintillators would be a viable alternative, provided that conventional glass photomultiplier tubes could be replaced with a high quantum efficiency, UV sensitive solid state detector that operates at low voltage, has low no ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of Energy
  4. High Efficiency Electron Detector for Electron Microscopy

    SBC: CERMET, INC.            Topic: 13b

    This project seeks to demonstrate an improved, ultra-fast and highly-efficient electron detector for electron microscopy. In Phase I, ultrafast ,pico-second, ZnO based scintillators were developed and Schottky diodes with excellent performance were demonstrated. Phase II will refine the development of the ZnO scintillator to maximize light output, while maintaining sub-nanosecond speed; and buil ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of Energy
  5. Efficient Thermal Neutron Position Sensitive Detector Neutron and Electron Beam Instrumentation


    The new generation of neutron scattering and imaging facilities, such as the Spallation Neutron Source will provide much higher fluences at sample positions than existing neutron sources, requiring detectors with better spatial resolution; sub-1 ms rate capability, and excellent gamma ray rejection. This project will develop a powerful new type of thermal neutron imaging and counting detector bas ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of Energy
  6. Compact and Efficient Cold and Thermal Neutron Collimators


    New neutron radiographic imaging facilities at the Spallation Neutron Source will require detectors with better position resolution and rate capability than available with existing technologies. This project will develop a novel type of compact thermal neutron collimator for these detectors. These compact collimators can be employed to effectively reduce post scattered neutrons arriving at the d ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
  7. H-PDLC Tunable Filter for Hyperspectral Imaging

    SBC: Optra, Inc.            Topic: 44b

    Hyperspectral Imaging ,HIS, provides a means for detecting weapons of mass destruction. A core element of a HSI system is a tunable wavelength filter. There is a need for faster tunable wavelength filters than those that currently exist in practice. To address this need, this project will develop a tunable wavelength filter based on a holgraphically-formed, polymer-dispersed liquid crystal, HPD ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
  8. The Global Monitor Platform: Addressing Uncertainty in the Price of Carbon Credits with Improved Isotopic Monitoring

    SBC: Planetary Emissions Management Inc.            Topic: 16b

    The value of traded financial instruments used to comply with greenhouse gas emissions reached 29 billion dollars in 2006, yet pricing for carbon credits has remained volatile and uncertain, in part due to an incomplete understanding of the carbon cycle at local, regional, and global scales. Monitoring CO2 concentrations is critical to quantifying carbon fluxes e.g., sequestration per sink; deseq ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
  9. Cryo-cooled Yb:YAG Lasers for Advanced Photoinjectors

    SBC: Q-PEAK INCORPORATED            Topic: 15d

    Advanced, high-brightness photoinjectors are required for the next generation of linear accelerators and free-electron lasers. Current photoinjector lasers are overly complex, due to the use of multiple amplifier stages to achieve the desired pulse energy, and have issues with power scaling. This project will develop a liquid-nitrogen-cooled, Yb:YAG, mode-locked-laser master-oscillator/power-Â ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of Energy
  10. Hyperspectral Sensor for Large-Area Monitoring of Carbon-Dioxide Reservoirs and Pipelines

    SBC: Resonon, Inc.            Topic: 04b

    Geologic carbon sequestration has the potential to store a century¿s worth of anthropogenic carbon dioxide production. However, this solution will require numerous large underground reservoirs that may extend over hundreds of square kilometers and an extensive network of pipelines, some of which will be on the order of hundreds of kilometers long. Consequently, very large areas will need to b ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
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