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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Minimizing Fuel Assembly Distortion in LWRs to Prolong Life and Increase LWR Sustainability

    SBC: Ceramic Tubular Products            Topic: 20c

    Topic 20c of DOEs SBIR solicitation seeks grant applications to develop technologies for the assessment and mitigation of materials degradation in Light Water Reactors in order to extend the service life including methods that can mitigate or predict irradiation and aging effects An important degradation phenomenon that limits the service life and energy production of Light Water Reactor (LWR) ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  2. Computational Design of Weldable High-Cr Ferritic Steel

    SBC: QUESTEK INNOVATIONS LLC            Topic: 22c

    Increasing the steam temperature of supercritical boilers from 1,000F to 1,400F can raise the operating efficiency of next-generation AUSC coal-fired power plants from about 32% to about 42% and address compelling environmental issues, while also enhancing national security, domestic employment, economic stability, balance of trade and U.S. GDP through increased use of domestic coal. Low Cr conten ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  3. High Energy Density Li-ion Battery with Enhanced Safety, Durability, and Sustainability

    SBC: INVENTEK CORP            Topic: 10e

    Conventional Li-ion cells/batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles have difficulty meeting USABC goals for performance/cost that are required for commercially-viable EV. The prevailing large format pouch/prismatic has the advantage of low packaging weight/volume, 10% at cell level, but is doubled (100% increase) in transitioning to the battery. Aside from the reduced energy density (accommodatio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  4. High-Power High-Eefficiency Amplifiers for Ssynchrotron Light Sources

    SBC: Green Mountain Radio Research Company            Topic: 13d

    Accelerators used in synchrotron light sources require megawatts of radio-frequency energy. They currently employ vacuum-tube power amplifiers or conventional solid-state amplifiers that are inefficient and therefore consume a great deal of prime electrical power. We will review available transistors, analyze high-efficiency power-amplifier techniques, and experimentally evaluate candidate amplifi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  5. Self-Powered Wireless Sensing and Control of Intelligent Facilities

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: 35a

    Measurement and efficient control of power consumption of High Performance Computing (HPC) and HVAC subsystems within facilities are less than adequate for meeting newly developing and improving efficiency standards. Energy management systems, including sensors, signal processing, feedback and control are needed to increase efficiency, operational cost and intelligence of facilities. Additionall ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  6. Method for the Nondestructive Detection of Cracking in Cast Stainless Steel Components

    SBC: Interwav, Inc.            Topic: 58a

    Cast austenitic stainless steel (CASS) can be found in every light water reactor primary coolant loop system in both boiling water and pressure water nuclear reactors. To date, no effective in-service volumetric nondestructive method exists for the inspection of this material even though some components fabricated from CASS are subject to inspection requirements described in the American Society o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  7. High-Efficiency Power Amplifiers for 325 and 650 MHz

    SBC: Green Mountain Radio Research Company            Topic: 60c

    Accelerators used for nuclear-physics research require megawatts of radio-frequency energy. They currently employ vacuum-tube power amplifiers or conventional solid-state amplifiers that are inefficient and therefore consume a great deal of prime electrical power. We will review available transistors, analyze high-efficiency power-amplifier techniques, and experimentally evaluate candidate amplifi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  8. High-Efficiency Power Amplifiers for 80, 161, and 322 MHz

    SBC: Green Mountain Radio Research Company            Topic: 44b

    Accelerators used for nuclear-physics research require megawatts of radio-frequency energy. They currently employ vacuum-tube power amplifiers or conventional solid-state amplifiers that are inefficient and therefore consume a great deal of prime electrical power. We will review available transistors, analyze high-efficiency power-amplifier techniques, and experimentally evaluate candidate amplifi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  9. In-Situ Structural Monitoring of Light Water Reactors

    SBC: LAMBDA INSTRUMENTS, INC            Topic: 20c

    The primary challenges associated with Light Water reactors stem from the degradation of stainless steel structural components during long reactor lifetimes. One problem in particular is the in-situ measurement of swelling and changes in modulus over the core lifetime. Lambda Instruments, Inc. proposes to develop extremely high-temperature, radiation-hardened fiber optic sensors based on their uni ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  10. Adjustable High Power Coax RF Coupler without Moving Parts

    SBC: MUONS INC            Topic: 13c

    A 200 kW CW fundamental RF power coupler (FPC) with an adjustable in situ coupling factor would be highly desirable for a number of applications; for example, the 352 MHz light source at APS. The normal process of adjusting the coupling by rotational movement usually requires breaking the vacuum between the coupler and the RF cavity resulting in prolonged down-times and the risk of introducing con ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
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