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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. Improved Capillary Guided Laser Wakefield Accelerators based on Diamond Materials

    SBC: EUCLID TECHLABS, LLC            Topic: 03d

    The laser plasma accelerator (LPA) is a very promising technology for generating gamma rays for the detection of contraband bulk nuclear materials, but is currently limited by the rate at which the beam can be pulsed. Erosion of the capillary plasma channel is the main limiting factor and can be mitigated through the use of artificial diamond to construct the channel. Computational modeling and ...

    STTR Phase II 2013 Department of Energy
  2. SOFC Protection Coatings Based on a Cost-Effective Aluminization Process

    SBC: Nextech Materials, Ltd.            Topic: 19b

    For solid oxide fuel cells the key barrier to technology commercialization is the high system cost, which is driven by materials selection. The use of steel components would be preferable but without protective coatings they are susceptible to oxidation and chromium volatilization in air and carburization and coking on the fuel side of the system. To enable the adoption of stainless steels low-cos ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Energy
  3. A rapid and high-throughput microfluidic stem cell analyzer

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: OSD11H14

    Current methods to discern the differentiation state of stem cells are time-consuming, labor-intensive, costly, invasive, and consequently, ill-suited for clinical applications. To overcome these limitations, we propose to develop a microfluidic stem cell analyzer for accurate, non-invasive identification of the cell differentiation state in conjunction with automated cell sorting at high-throughp ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of DefenseDefense Health Program
  4. Designing a mini-pilot scale unit for extraction and electrospinning of chitin as an adsorbent for uranium from seawater

    SBC: 525 SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: 19g

    With the 4 billion tons of uranium estimated to be dissolved in the earth & apos;s oceans, an essentially unlimited resource is available to those with easy and affordable access. With decades of research towards the extraction of uranium from seawater, focus has been directed towards the selectivity of the adsorbent material, the cost of the material, and the ability of the adsorbent to be recycl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  5. GPU-Accelerated Multiphase Eulerian-Lagrangian Solver with Adaptive Mesh Refinement

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: 14c

    Computer simulations of multi-phase flows are important for many applications. In the proposed work, we plan to advance Eulerian-Lagrangian methods by using Adaptive Mesh Refinement for multi-scale resolutions, and CPU-GPU parallelization to drastically reduce computing time. Eulerian-Lagrangian methods treat the gas/liquid phase as a continuum (Eulerian) fluid, and solid particulates as discrete ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  6. Diffusion Based Aluminide Coatings for High-Temperature Corrosion Protection of Stainless Steels

    SBC: Nextech Materials, Ltd.            Topic: 14a

    Since 2008, the United States has experienced a fundmental shift in energy resources and policies that are now changing the power generation industry. New Federal EPA regulations and State renewable energy portfolio standards have increased the pressure on coal-fired power plants to reduce pollutants and implement clean-coal technology, through ultra-supercritical (USC) and advanced ultra-supercr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  7. Real-Time 3-D Volume Imaging and Mass-Gauging of High Temperature Flows and Power System Components in a Fossil Fuel Reactor Using Electrical Capacitance Volume Tomography

    SBC: TECH4IMAGING LLC            Topic: 14d

    Controlling emissions and increasing efficiencies are essential requirements in future advanced power plants. Herein, next generation power systems require greater flexibility in their operations for meeting the higher efficiency and lower emissions conditions that are geared toward meeting consumer demand and adhering to increased regulatory standards, simultaneously. Those requirements can be me ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  8. Programmable, Extensible and Secure System for Software-Defined Multi-Domain Performance Monitoring

    SBC: SAMRAKSH COMPANY, THE            Topic: 01a

    Successful adoption of open frameworks such as perfSONAR in Science DMZs within DOE labs, universities, and small-businesses, and the emerging trends of software-defined cloud platforms that inherently require multi-domain performance transparency are major drivers for a new market. However, perfSONAR framework and other proprietary solutions developed by industry cannot be effectively integrated ...

    STTR Phase II 2013 Department of Energy
  9. Flow Battery Structures to Improve Performance and Reduce Manufacturing Cost

    SBC: Faraday Technology, Inc.            Topic: 21d

    Redox flow batteries are a promising technology for electrical energy storage for renewable energy sources; however traditional redox flow batteries are limited in their use due to non-uniform pressure drops and mass transfer limitations, as well as high manufacturing costs related to the felt material costs for the electrode and component alignment challenges during manufacturing.General Statemen ...

    STTR Phase II 2013 Department of Energy
  10. High Performance PrFeB Permanent Magnets Through Novel Pulse Alignment and Compaction Method for Cryogenic Permanent Magnet Undulators (CPMU)

    SBC: IAP RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: 11b

    There is a great demand for high energy advanced photons in many fundamental scientific disciplines and applications like undulators. Magnets based on PrFeB chemistry are most suitable for cryogenically operated undulators. Prior to our Phase I project, there were no development efforts for a United States manufacturing base for PrFeB magnets. The first objective is to process the best performi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Energy

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