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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. High Temperature Operable, Harsh Environment Tolerant Flow Sensors for Nuclear Reactor Applications

    SBC: SPORIAN MICROSYSTEMS INC            Topic: 32k

    A commonly noted sensor need for nuclear power systems is flow sensing in the various heat transfer mediums and to monitor medium velocities and characterize mixing and/or cooling.This is particularly needed for small modular reactors (SMR) and molten salt reactors (MSR).Such sensors must be able to tolerate high temperatures, high pressures, highly corrosive liquids, and radiation (neutron and ga ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  2. Lightweight and Thermally Insulating Nanowood

    SBC: Inventwood LLC            Topic: 09a

    Current thermal insulating materials in buildings have many shortcomings, such as a lack meaningful mechanical strength as well as potential health and environmental risks.Moreover, to be effective, they require invasive retrofits which entail a highupfront cost to consumers, which has created hurdles in meeting DOE efficiency objectives.Delignified wood with aligned cellulose nanofibers (nanowood ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  3. Highly Efficient Smart Tanks for Hydrogen Storage

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: 10a

    The commercial success of the Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles will require significant reductions in the cost of hydrogen fueling.Current fueling stations require pre-cooling equipment that chills the hydrogen to -40°C; this is needed to offset the temperature rise caused by compression during fueling and keep the polymer liner of the vehicle’s tank below its maximum operating temperature of 85?C.I ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  4. PCF Based High Reliability Arbitrary Pulse Pattern Laser Amplifier

    SBC: OPTICAL ENGINES, INC            Topic: 25d

    A very diverse set of applications from lasers for accelerator applications to defense, to industrial to scientific and biomedical applications need to achieve pulsed laser beams that have both high energy per pulse and high average power.In current lasers systems only one or the other is achievable.As with networking equipment, the search is on for a “Software Defined Laser”, where a nearly a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  5. A Self-Powered, Wireless Sensor System for Remote and Long-Term Monitoring of Internal Conditions of Spent Nuclear Fuel Dry-Storage Casks

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

    A major concern with nuclear energy is the safe storage of the spent nuclear fuel before final disposal.A monitoring sensor located inside a storage cask to provide direct measurements of internal conditions is of particular interest to DOE.Conventional wireless sensors have inherent limitations because the stainless steel canister shields the RF signals from wireless sensors inside the canister t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  6. VnV: A Self Documenting Testing Framework for In-situ Verification and Validation in High Performance Computing Applications

    SBC: RNET TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: 30d

    Verification and Validation (V&V) of numerical simulations is a discrete process that cannot realistically account for every possibility.This causes issues in general purpose simulation packages because, while it is the responsibility of the developers to ensure the product is mathematically correct, it is the responsibility of the end-user to ensure the solution is a suitable representation of th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  7. Electro-dewatering of Cellulosic Nanomaterials

    SBC: Faraday Technology, Inc.            Topic: 06b

    Cellulosic nanomaterials exhibit great potential in various applications due to unique properties.Abundant availability of feedstock has led to the industrialization of manufacturing processes to produce them.A significant cost-limiting factor to utilize cellulosic nanomaterials is dewatering or drying of nanocellulosic suspension.Technologies are needed to enable solid-liquid separation associate ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  8. Stable, Low-Loss Joints for HTS Fusion Magnets

    SBC: Advanced Conductor Technologies LLC            Topic: 22c

    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 (HTS) that allow for a higher magnet performance and much larger temperature margins.Successful application of HTS in ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  9. Ultra-High Gradient Travelling-Wave Gun

    SBC: EUCLID TECHLABS, LLC            Topic: 23b

    High brightness beams enable novel applications like x-ray free electron lasers and ultrafast electron microscopes.High brightness beams essentially consist of a large number of electrons in a small phase space volume, i.e.a high peak current.When such beams are generated from the cathode, there is a strong space charge force, which elongates the bunch and reduces its brightness.An optimal solutio ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  10. Fidelity Enhancement of Nuclear Power Plant Simulators Utilizing High Fidelity Simulation Predictions

    SBC: WESTERN SERVICES CORPORATION            Topic: 30c

    Accurate simulation of nuclear power plant behavior is necessary for both engineering and training applications. An engineering grade simulator, used for design, safety analysis and operations, is characterized by high fidelity, computational power, lack of real-time capability, and user non-interactive environment. By contrast, a training grade simulator, used for operator training and education, ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
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