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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. High-temperature superconducting cables for compact fusion reactors

    SBC: Advanced Conductor Technologies LLC            Topic: 19c

    The feasibility of fusion as a practical energy source needs to be improved significantly by removing some of the restrictions that low-temperature superconductors put on the fusion magnet systems. One method to simplify the magnet system is by using high-temperature superconductors that allow for more compact magnet systems with higher performance and much larger temperature margins. The compact, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  2. Surface Modification of Cellulose Nanomaterial for use in Hydrophobic Matrix Materials

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: 08a

    Cellulose nanofibrils represent a natural, sustainable source of nanofibers that can be used as reinforcing additives. Unfortunately, the hydrophilic surface properties of the cellulose nanofibrils make it difficult for them to be incorporated into hydrophobic polymer matrices of common manufacturing plastics to form fiber reinforced composites. TDA is developing technology that can be used to mod ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  3. Advanced Simulations of Helicon Antennae and Sources

    SBC: TECH-X CORPORATION            Topic: 20b

    A recent experiment at the DIII-D tokamak has pioneered an innovative and potentially critical actuator for burning plasmas: helicon wave current drive. Steady-state profile maintenance in future burning plasma experiments will require efficient and economically viable sources of off-axis current drive. Promising indications that helicon current drive can fill this need led to the establishment of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  4. Efficient 2-Micron Laser Driver for Laser Acceleration

    SBC: Aqwest LLC            Topic: 28a

    Laser plasma accelerators (LPA) enabled by the Tm laser driver to be developed by this project offer much reduced size and cost compared to conventional accelerators of the same energy. This would drastically cut the cost of highenergy particle research on collider-based facilities and advanced light sources. Planned conventional accelerators (e.g., for the proposed International Linear Collider) ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  5. Particle In Cell Simulation of Nanotube Growth

    SBC: TECH-X CORPORATION            Topic: 22b

    Nano materials have a wide range of applications, ranging from drug delivery in medical applications to new composite materials in aerospace applications. Experimental data on nanoparticle growth exists, but numerical simulations are needed to understand the underlying physical mechanisms and to enable better prediction of nanomaterial production. The numerical models of plasma assisted production ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  6. Emergency Hydrogen Refueler for Individual Consumer Fuel Cell Vehicles

    SBC: Skyhaven Systems, LLC            Topic: 11c

    The Department of Energy is soliciting an emergency hydrogen refueler for an individual consumer fuel cell vehicle. With sparse hydrogen filling stations at present, operators of fuel cell powered vehicles can experience range anxiety lessening the appeal of these vehicles. Skyhaven Systems, LLC is developing an emergency hydrogen refueler that can be stored in the vehicle trunk and used by the co ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  7. E-Blockchain: A Scalable Platform for Secure Energy Transactions and Control

    SBC: Grid7 LLC            Topic: 17a

    The Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly and is creating the need for a more decentralized and secure way to integrate (IoT) devices into Smartgrid and power plant control system infrastructure. With an estimated 212 Billion sensor-enabled IoT devices to be deployed by 20201, these internet-connected devices will need to be managed differently than the current centralized approac ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  8. High Capacity, Liquid Cooled All Metal Tritium Scroll Vacuum PUmp

    SBC: Air Squared, Inc.            Topic: 19b

    Tokamak magnetic fusion torus shaped nuclear reactors, including the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) have been in development around the world for over half a century and hold the most potential for sustained nuclear fusion electrical generation. To achieve this, ITER and other tokamaks are designed with perhaps the most complex vacuum system ever imagined, requiring more t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  9. High Temperature, Raman Spectroscopy Based, Inline, Molten Salt Composition Monitoring System for Concentrating Solar Power Systems

    SBC: SPORIAN MICROSYSTEMS INC            Topic: 13a

    One of the key recommended research activities in a recent DOE development roadmap for next generation CSP plants (CSP Gen3) was to develop an in-situ molten salt composition/chemistry monitoring system. In-situ, real time, online monitoring is the first step in carefully controlling the salts’ composition which is key to achieving thermal performance and reducing corrosion kinetics and grain bo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  10. CORC; Cable Based High Field Hybrid Magnets for Future Colliders

    SBC: Advanced Conductor Technologies LLC            Topic: 26b

    "The next generation of very high field accelerator magnets (20 T or more) are expected to be made with high-temperature superconductors (HTS) along with conventional low-temperature superconductors (LTS) to reduce cost. The operation and protection of these magnets becomes very challenging particularly if the HTS coils are made with the tapes and operate at a much lower current than the LTS coils ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy

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