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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 June, 2020.

  1. Promoting Responsible Drinking: An Internet-based, Interactive Computer Tailored Intervention

    SBC: Pro-Change Behavior Systems Inc            Topic: NIAAA

    DESCRIPTION provided by applicant Excessive alcohol use is associated with a range of serious and costly health social and economic consequences at the individual and societal level This program of research serves as a venue by which to produce and test an innovative science based and cost effective means to intervene in a private convenient and individualized way with employed adults wh ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  2. Passivation Coatings for RF Power Devices

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 13d

    This project aims to increase the reliability of radio frequency (RF) devices used in accelerator facilities by reducing/eliminating corrosion and erosion produced from the high purity de-ionized water cooling systems. Although metal interconnects are required for electrical and thermal performance, they susceptible to two major failure mechanisms, corrosion and erosion. Currently RF lo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Energy
  3. Hybrid Solar Coal Gasifier

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 15d

    This Small Business Innovation Research project proposes to develop a first-of-its-kind hybrid solar-coal gasification technology. The current direct heating gasification technology has two shortcomings: (1) greenhouse gases, resulted from the coal combustion, diluting the syngas product, and leading to a low calorific value end product, and (2) thermal gradient, caused by the concentrated heat so ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Energy
  4. Hi Charege Acceptance PbC Batteries for Low-Cost, High Efficiency Micro-Hybrid Vehicles: A Dual-Mode Architecture Approach

    SBC: Axion Power International, Inc.            Topic: 09b

    Axion Power intends to pursue the development and laboratory demonstration of a dual-mode micro- hybrid vehicle energy system architecture based on the combination of Axion Powers high charge acceptance PbC battery and a standard leadacid battery. This split-function approach, where the vehicles electronic load during stop-start events is discharged from the PbC battery and the engine crank load d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Energy
  5. Production of Methacrylic Acid and Other Oxygenated Chemicals Solely from Renewable Non-food Biomass Derived Feedstocks

    SBC: Evernu Technology, Llc            Topic: 17a

    The over dependence of the United States on fossil fuels from foreign countries as the predominant source of energy and chemical feedstocks has placed the United State in an alarming position, impacted our national energy security and threaten the ecologic balance and the environment we live in. While the need for sustainable energy can also be met by utilizing other type of renewabl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Energy
  6. Solid Polymer Electrolytes with High Lithium Ion Conductivity and Transport Number for Hybrid Electric Power-train Systems

    SBC: HYBRID PLASTICS            Topic: 09b

    Current energy storage devices have energy densities that are barely sufficient for low cost electric-vehicles and rely on lithium ion batteries that use flammable, unsafe, liquid electrolytes. However, in order to replace liquid electrolyes in lithium batteries for hybrid electric power train systems, solid polymer electrolytes, which have the advantages of safety and flexibility, must attain con ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Energy
  7. Using Coupled Eddy Current and Open-Circuit Voltage Technology to Improve PV Manufacturing Processes

    SBC: Lehighton Electronics, Inc.            Topic: 10d

    The objective of this work is to demonstrate a new Lehighton Electronics, Inc. (LEI) measurement technology that has high sensitivity to determine process deviations that may take place during the production of multicrystalline solar cells. The new technology measures a non-contact open-circuit voltage (OCV) response from the underlying device structure. Eddy current measurements in a solar cell c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Energy
  8. An Industrial Membrane System Suitable for Distributed Used Oil Re-Refining

    SBC: Media and Process Technology Inc.            Topic: 09c

    Nationwide about 2.4 billion gallons of lubricants are consumed annually for automotive crankcase (about 58%), industrial processes, machine lubrication, mining, and others. About 1 billion gallons/yr is currently collected as waste oil, equivalent to1-1.5% of annual US crude oil import volume. Presently, about 9% of the collected used oil is re-refined at six facilities in US. The majority of t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Energy
  9. Unconventional Compact Wound Glass Capacitors for Pulsed Power System in RF Accelerators

    SBC: Strategic Polymer Sciences, Inc.            Topic: 67f

    Capacitors are critical components in power modulator systems for radio frequency accelerator technology, in power electronics in electric vehicles, wind energy, and photovoltaic panels, and in directed energy weapon systems. Current capacitors have low energy density and occupy 30-50% volume of the devices. We propose to develop advanced wound capacitors with a specialty flexible ultrathin glass ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Energy
  10. MegaWatt Power Electronic Switching Modules with Breakthrough Advances in Stray Inductance, Switching Speed and Energy Density, for Applications with Pulse Widths Down to the Sub-Microsecond Range

    SBC: SILICON POWER CORPORATION            Topic: 29e

    There is currently a need for fast, high voltage power electronic modules that are capable of switching at very short pulse widths to replace old-technology slower thyristors in pulse power systems. For lack of better suited switches in the market, high-voltage IGBT modules are currently being explored for such applications even though, as shown in this proposal, thyristor physics is much superior ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Energy

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