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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 September, 2020.

  1. Deep Inference and Fusion Framework Utilizing Supporting Evidence (DIFFUSE)

    SBC: Boston Fusion Corp.            Topic: MDA15T001

    Combining information from disparate sensors can lead to better situational awareness and improved inference performance; unfortunately, traditional multi-sensor fusion cannot capture complex dependencies among different objects in a scene, nor can it exploit context to further boost performance. Integrating context information within a fusion architecture to reason cohesively about scenes of inte ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Real-Time Health Management Portable Sensor for Solid Rocket Motors

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: MDA14T004

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to design, develop, and demonstrate a portable, non-invasive, real-time sensor to assess the chemical and physical health of solid rocket motors as a function of age without affecting the motors integrity nor having direct contact with the propellant. In Phase II, a sensor to monitor specific gas species that are markers of the chemical and mechanical aging pr ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Coversion of waste water treatment plant fats oils and greases "brown grease" into bio diesel using supercitical fluids and robust catalyst processes./ Same as LOI on headers

    SBC: CF TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: 10

    The Department of Energy has a mission to ensure America's prosperity and security by addressing energy and environmental challenges. This Phase I project aims to produce domestic, economic and environmentally responsible biodiesel fuel from brown grease, a waste that is currently disposed in landfills or incinerated. The conversion of "brown grease" from wastewater treatment plant’s fats oils a ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  4. Mitigation of Aerosol Emissions from Solvent-based Post-Combustion CO2 Capture Systems

    SBC: ENVERGEX LLC            Topic: 18

    Reactive absorption-based carbon dioxide capture processes using solvents is the preferred technology for large scale capture of carbon dioxide in flue gases from coal-fired power plants. This Small Business Innovation Research project targets the development of mitigation strategies to decrease the quantity of aerosols that are formed from such post-combustion capture systems in the presence of s ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  5. Advanced Biomass Tree Crop Technology

    SBC: KOPESS Biomass Solutions LLC            Topic: 20u

    International demand for wood has grown steadily in the past few decades due to the growth in the world’s population and is expected to continue to grow rapidly as policies promoting greater use of renewable energy are adopted globally. Providing over 9% of the global primary energy supply, wood energy is as important as other renewable energy sources. Due to wood’s potential for large-scale c ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  6. Spouted Fluid Beds for Chemical Looping Combustion/Gasification

    SBC: ENVERGEX LLC            Topic: 15a

    This SBIR/STTR project targets the development of a validated modeling/design tool for predicting the behavior of spouted fluidizied beds for chemical looping combustion/gasification applications of coal and biomass fuels and fuel blends. Chemical looping is an advanced energy conversion technology for generating a pure CO2 effluent, which can then be sequestered or utilized. A spouted fluidized b ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  7. High Charge Density Hydrocarbon-Based PEMs

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 12c

    Despite incremental improvements in the technology, polyfluorosulfonic acid (PFSA) membranes are still not an ideal fuel cell membrane material and their drawbacks (e.g., high cost and low mechanical strength at high temperature) require development of alternative polymer electrolyte membranes (PEMs) for successful adoption of fuel cells as reliable and inexpensive energy conversion devices. The g ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  8. Compact laser hygrometer for in-situ measurements of water vapor from small unmanned aerial vehicles

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: 17a

    The rate of climate change in the Arctic is larger than elsewhere on Earth. The Arctic has unique and complex couplings and feedbacks between the surface and the atmosphere that in turn modify the radiative balance there differently than elsewhere. Current understanding holds that an increase in downwelling long wave radiative flux, driven by increased water vapor and clouds, may be accelerating c ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  9. Microbial co-cultures for production of methyl ketones from lignocellulose

    SBC: ECOVIA RENEWABLES INC.            Topic: 20g

    Production of liquid transportation fuels from abundant and renewable lignocellulosic biomass represents a promising and sustainable alternative to present petroleum feedstock platforms. However, despite several decades of substantial efforts, commercialization of cellulosic biofuels has been limited and faces critical challenges, which include increased fossil fuel supply from hydraulic ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  10. Innovative nano Carbon Infused Metal High Performance Conductors

    SBC: Munro and Associates            Topic: 12b

    Quest for ever lighter weight and higher efficiency occupies the power, aircraft, automobile, industries and government agencies (DOE, NSF, NASA, DOD), new materials are a major focus. Furthermore, there is an urgent national need to transfer power more efficiently and more reliably. In this STTR we propose novel high performance metallic conductors for superior voltage transfer. Our innovative an ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
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