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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. Numerical Model Development For Supercritical CO2 Oxy-Combustion

    SBC: COMBUSTION SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: 22d

    Supercritical CO2 (sCO2) power cycles operate at high pressures (300 bar) and high inlet temperatures (700°C), placing the CO2 well above the critical point. Current plans are to operate these devices using natural gas or syngas, burning with oxygen at fairly low combustion temperatures (1100 °C). However, there are gaps in the understanding of oxy-fuel combustion with CO2 under supercritical co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  2. Improved Light Extraction for a 130 lm/W OLED Lighting Panel

    SBC: Pixelligent Technologies, LLC            Topic: 01d

    One of the major hurdles to the commercialization of OLED lighting technology is its low light extraction efficiency when compared to inorganic LEDs. Currently only ~ 30% of the light produced by the OLED can be extracted. In order to be considered as a commercially viable option, OLED efficacy has to improve dramatically. The mismatch between the refractive indices among the active layer, transpa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  3. Lightweight and Thermally Insulating Nanowood

    SBC: Inventwood LLC            Topic: 09a

    Current thermal insulating materials in buildings have many shortcomings, such as a lack meaningful mechanical strength as well as potential health and environmental risks.Moreover, to be effective, they require invasive retrofits which entail a highupfront cost to consumers, which has created hurdles in meeting DOE efficiency objectives.Delignified wood with aligned cellulose nanofibers (nanowood ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  4. A Self-Powered, Wireless Sensor System for Remote and Long-Term Monitoring of Internal Conditions of Spent Nuclear Fuel Dry-Storage Casks

    SBC: X-Wave Innovations, Inc.            Topic: 33a

    A major concern with nuclear energy is the safe storage of the spent nuclear fuel before final disposal.A monitoring sensor located inside a storage cask to provide direct measurements of internal conditions is of particular interest to DOE.Conventional wireless sensors have inherent limitations because the stainless steel canister shields the RF signals from wireless sensors inside the canister t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  5. Fidelity Enhancement of Nuclear Power Plant Simulators Utilizing High Fidelity Simulation Predictions

    SBC: WESTERN SERVICES CORPORATION            Topic: 30c

    Accurate simulation of nuclear power plant behavior is necessary for both engineering and training applications. An engineering grade simulator, used for design, safety analysis and operations, is characterized by high fidelity, computational power, lack of real-time capability, and user non-interactive environment. By contrast, a training grade simulator, used for operator training and education, ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  6. Development of a Wind Turbine Blade Surface Coating to Reduce Damage due to Lightning

    SBC: AQUANIS, INC.            Topic: 14b

    Every year, the global wind industry loses an estimated $100M or more to damage caused by lightning.A new blade coating will reduce the damage to wind turbine blades caused by lightning by promoting the formation of ionization channels over the surface of the turbine blades, providing a safe external path for lightning energy to reach ground and preventing damaging blade punctures.The coating cons ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  7. Combinatorial Discovery of Heterogeneous Catalysts Utilizing Emission Spectroscopy and Advanced Machine Learning

    SBC: Accustrata, Inc.            Topic: 06a

    In this SBIR Phase II project, AccuStrata, Inc.will continue its work to create a high-throughput integrated laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)/flame spray pyrolysis (FSP) system for the rapid, combinatorial discovery and optimization of heterogeneous catalysts.The proposal will build off the successes in Phase I by: • Creating an integrated LIBS/FSP system • Integrating controls for ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  8. Integrated Membrane Reactor for Enhancing Thermal & Chemical Reactors

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 06c

    With development of shale gas fracking, large amounts of methane and ethane have now become available at low cost. With this low cost ethane it is desirable to convert low cost ethane to high value ethylene. Oxidative dehydrogenation (ODH) for low cost conversion of ethane to ethylene is a potentially attractive route. ODH is an exothermic process for converting ethane to ethylene. By contrast pro ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  9. Developing Commercial Quantum Resistance Standard Based on Epitaxial Graphene

    SBC: Graphene Waves, LLC            Topic: None

    Graphene Waves proposes to develop a quantum Hall resistance (QHR) standard based on graphene that can be deployed for general electrical calibration in industries. Current QHR standard is based on GaAs/AlGaAs heterostructure and requires expensive liquid helium to operate. The continuous increase in price and unstable supply chain of liquid helium limit the QHR standard to be only affordable by t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  10. TheSieve

    SBC: Cyber Point International, LLC            Topic: None

    CyberPoint International presents the design of a cross platform product for the autonomous execution of live forensic investigations of Personal Computers, Laptops and Servers leveraging the NIST NSRL corpus and a combination of at least 3 forms of machine learning/artificial intelligent algorithms for the processing of preliminary digital evidence titled TheSieve. We build upon work from our pha ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology

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