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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. 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
  2. Laser Particle Separation

    SBC: Opthos Instrument Company, LLC            Topic: None

    Parman Tech is dedicated to commercializing a NIST technology for sorting nano-particles. This technology uses the force of light to gently guide particles along different paths depending on the size of makeup of each particle.

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. 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
  4. Numerical Model Development For Supercritical CO2 Oxy-Combustion


    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

    SBC: Optimized Thermal Systems, Inc.            Topic: 09a

    Residential air handling units (AHUs) have essentially stayed the same in size, shape, form and efficiency for the past 30+ years. While incremental improvements have been made to address safety, functionality, and energy-efficiency concerns, the overall structure has remained the same. Significant change is needed to develop a next generation design that can more readily address the increasing en ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  6. Accurate Vegetation Subtraction Tools for Disparate Data Products

    SBC: APPLIED RESEARCH LLC            Topic: 03c

    Grass, shrub, and tree all belong to vegetation with similar colors, but the heights can be quite different. Removal of vegetation from digital surface models (DSM) can result in enhanced digital terrain models (DTM). Conventional approaches using LIDAR and radar have achieved some success. However, there are still some challenges for other types of imagers. First, for infrared and RGB images, the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  7. Real-Time Canister Welding Health Monitoring and Prediction System for Spent Fuel Dry Storage

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: 34b

    Storage of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) is occurring for longer periods than initially intended. It is important to assess the lifetime extension of dry storage canisters (DSC) with the ability to accurately monitor and predict material degradation so that corrective maintenance actions can be taken. The possibility of chloride-induced stress corrosion cracking (CISCC) in welded stainless-steel DSC fo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  8. A Novel Full Matrix Capture Ultrasonic Imaging System for Non-Radioisotopic Inspections

    SBC: X-Wave Innovations, Inc.            Topic: 04b

    Radiographic techniques are widely used in non-destructive evaluation (NDE) applications to perform inspections and detect flaws and cracks in component materials. While popular, such techniques pose operational safety risks as well as security risks due to the use of radioisotopic materials. Therefore, the DOE has a goal of reducing dependence on commercial and industrial radioactive materials fo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  9. 1b Physical layer Authentication of Wired Networks (PAWN)


    The convergence of operational technology and information technology systems has left many critical infrastructure deployments vulnerable to cyber attack. Defensive guidelines from organizations such as the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology call for the implementation of device authentication. However, there are no technologies currently available to provide device authentication ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  10. Development of Radiation Endurance Ultrasonic Transducer for Nuclear Reactors

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

    Nuclear system plays an important part in today’s technology advances. Nuclear systems are used in power generation, defense and national security. With such, there is demand of sensor which can help in reliably running the nuclear system and prevent catastrophe. In high radiation field, most of the sensor systems show degradation and under failure, therefore reliability of sensor performance is ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy

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