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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. Technology Transfer of Multimodal Biometric Application Resource Kit (MBARK)

    SBC: Ad Harmony            Topic: N/A

    The technical objective of this project is to develop a prototype of a face recognition application in a cloud computing environment utilizing MBARK as the middleware. The application will have a client piece that will run on a mobile device such as a laptop and a server piece that will run on a higher-performance computing cluster. The specific objectives of this development project can be enumer ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Advanced ICRF Antennas for Fusion Energy Devices

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: 67b

    Abstract Ion cyclotron range of frequency (ICRF) power is anticipated to be a primary auxiliary heating source in next step tokamak experiments like ITER. From a technological perspective, electrical breakdown is a significant challenge for ICRF utilization in present experiments and will become more challenging for future devices like ITER and other reactors. An ICRF system utilizes an antenna to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  3. Underground Cable Advanced Diagnostics

    SBC: Underground Systems, Inc.            Topic: 57b

    In order to optimize the operating efficiency of the underground transmission system utilities must be able to safely maximize the power cable systems capacity. This allows the operator to: (1) Establish efficient generation scheduling; (2) Maximize power transfer capability; and (3) Extend decision time and options when responding to system contingencies. These are critical elements when develo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  4. Implementation of an Energy-Saving Bro-Aware Load Balancer at 100 Gbps with Closed-Loop Flow Policy Control

    SBC: RESERVOIR LABS INC            Topic: 40a

    In an increasingly hostile computing environment, Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS) serve an indispensable role in preserving the integrity of computer networks. This comes to manifest as the Department of Energy (DOE) is working at a national level to secure a number of strategic network entry points using Bro, a powerful NIDS developed by the networking group at the International Comput ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  5. High Value Renewable Chemical Production from CO2 and Biodiesel Plant Byproduct

    SBC: UNITED ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY, LLC            Topic: 24f

    5,790 million metric tons of CO2 were emitted from fossil fuels in the U.S. in 2008. A beneficial, practical application of captured CO2 would bring significant economic and environmental benefits to CO2 generating industries. Meanwhile, biodiesel production yields around 10 weight % of byproduct glycerol. 230,000 tons of crude glycerol were produced in 2008, and 986,000 tons of glycerol are expec ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  6. HERMES-Based X-ray Strip Detector

    SBC: Sydor Instruments, LLC            Topic: 13a

    The effectiveness of synchrotron radiation science is being hindered by the limited availability of advanced detectors. The capability to produce photon fluxes has outpaced the ability to detect and measure the resultant photons. This is due to the limited deployment of existing detectors as well as very limited development effort to provide new advanced capabilities. As synchrotron radiation expe ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  7. Novel Switching Devices for Accelerator Modulatros

    SBC: MTECH Laboratories, LLC            Topic: 14e

    This project addresses very high power switches for accelerators used in high-energy physics research and particle research. Existing devices have relatively slow switching times, compared to those required for the application. The proposed program seeks to develop high-voltage, high-current devices with much faster switching times and reduced conduction losses, thereby also improving reliabilit ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  8. Advanced Membrane Technology for Helium Recover

    SBC: Helios-NRG, LLC            Topic: 10d

    This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase 1 project will lead to the development of a simple, cost effective technology which can recover helium from gas reservoirs containing helium concentrations too low to permit economic recovery at present. This will enable helium recovery from fields currently producing natural gas but considered uneconomical for the recovery of the contained heli ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  9. Lowering Energy use for Copper Production

    SBC: BLUE PLANET STRATEGIES, LLC            Topic: 04d

    Copper is a commodity essential to modern society and its production is very energy intensive. Half of U.S. copper consumption goes to electrical, heating, and plumbing infrastructure in building construction and energy use for copper production topped 43 trillion BTUs in the early 1990s. Currently the U.S. imports about 1/3 of the 2.6 billion pounds of copper used annually. This opens our economy ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  10. Durable Low-Emissivity Coating for Vacuum Glass and Glazing Surfaces Exposed to the Environment

    SBC: V-Glass LLC            Topic: 08b

    Vacuum glazing requires a scratch-resistant Low-E coating. Microscopic pane spacers are required to prevent the two panes from touching under external pressure, but create high contact stresses which can scratch glass and existing Low-E coatings during pane movement with temperature change. Hard pyrolytic coatings can be used, but allow four times more radiant heat loss than sputtered coatings, co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy

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