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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 April, 2020.

  1. Efficient Extraction of Oil from Microalgae

    SBC: TIAX LLC            Topic: 815

    Microalgae are a promising feedstock for biofuels because of their high oil content, excellent CO2 capture, and ability to use brackish water and non-arable land. The extraction of oil from algae represents a challenging cost barrier to commercial biofuel production. Conventional technologies for algal oil extraction are energy-inefficient, cost-intensive, or non scalable, leading to bar ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Commerce
  2. High Speed and High Sensitivity Quadrant Photo Detector

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    To further advance the characterization and utility of microcantilevers, next generation optical detectors with higher frequency response, improved displacement resolution and lower noise for weak signal detection are needed. Consequently, Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (RMD) will develop a turnkey optical detector module for use in characterizing the displacement and resonant frequencies of m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Development of MicroFluidic Palette for Cellular Responses to Chemical Stimuli

    SBC: Bellbrook Labs, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Current research tools to understand tumor cell migration and metastases are limited to linear gradients or constant flow across cells skewing results. Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology developed a tool called the microfluidic palette which exposes cells to chemical stimuli in a static environment overcoming the limitations above. Several improvements are necessary ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. Sensor Systems for Complete Residential Energy Monitoring

    SBC: TIAX LLC            Topic: N/A

    In Phase 1, TIAX developed and demonstrated a residential energy monitoring system (R-EMS) with potential national energy savings of $20 billion annually. Based on user requirements and well-established systems engineering methodology, TIAX’s R-EMS solution is inexpensive, easy to install and operate, and is supportive of intuitive decision making about energy usage. In Phase 2, TIAX will ex ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. Maximal-performance scalable FFT library for accelerator-enhanced petascale computing

    SBC: Accelogic, LLC            Topic: 41a

    The Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), an efficient method for computing Discrete Fourier Transforms, is widely used in climate modeling, molecular dynamics, structural dynamics, astronomical computations, nuclear energy, and many other scientific applications. Representing one of the most important users of numerical routines, the Department of Energy (DOE) uses FFTs to solve the most-pressing challen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Energy
  6. Low Thermal Resistance Integrated Package and Heat Sink for HEV IGBT Modules

    SBC: ADVANCED THERMAL TECHNOLOGIES            Topic: 06c

    There is a growing demand for power electronics that can operate under the high temperature and high power conditions that will be encountered in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV). As the coolant temperature used to dissipate heat from electronics increases, the operation of power semiconductor devices such as Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs) becomes severely limited in order that the safe ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of Energy
  7. An Absolute C02 Monitor with Extremely High Accuracy

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 43b

    Carbon dioxide is monitored with high precision at hundreds of monitoring stations, world-wide. Those measurements rely upon frequent calibration using high pressure gas cylinders, which must be certified and then shipped to remote locations. Current calibration procedures are both labor intensive and expensive. Continuous monitoring of CO2 at remote locations presents particularly difficult cali ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of Energy
  8. Recovery Act- Vaporization Cooling for IGCC Turbines

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 04a

    Electrical power generation consumes a large fraction of the nations fossil fuel, notably coal, and produces significant CO2 emissions. Gas turbine based cycles such as IGCC are constrained by turbine component temperature limits, and consequently have potential for lower fuel consumption and emissions. A novel, highly effective technology for cooling rotating turbine components has been under exp ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Energy
  9. Chemical Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer for Particle and Gas-Phase Organic Speciation

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 32c

    Aerosol particles have important impacts on visibility, acid deposition, climate, and human health, although large uncertainties remain in quantifying their chemical composition and atmospheric transformations. A large fraction of the anthropogenic aerosol is generated from energy-related activities, and organic compounds are known to constitute a significant fraction of ambient aerosol mass. Re ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Energy
  10. High Sensitivity SO2 Monitor using Quantum Cascade Laser IR Absorption

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 32d

    SO2 is an important ubiquitous aerosol precursor with anthropogenic, biogenic and geogenic sources. The sulfate aerosol produced from atmospheric oxidation of SO2 has a negative radiative forcing component that is highly uncertain due to its direct and indirect effects. Due to its potency as a remote clean atmosphere aerosol precursor and its capability to modify cloud properties, SO2 is a `short ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Energy

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