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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 September, 2020.

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. HYPERTUNNEL- A MR/VR Remote Collaboration System

    SBC: FactualVR, Inc.            Topic: 05a

    An important challenge electric utilities will face in the foreseeable future is a workforce that is rapidly retiring and the resulting loss of institutional knowledge.This will also create a vulnerability in the electric grid, especially during widespread power outages where recovery efforts rely on a team of well-trained and experienced personnel.Disasters like Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico hig ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  8. Combinatorial Discovery of Heterogeneous Catalysts Utilizing Emission Spectroscopy and Advanced Machine Learning

    SBC: Accustrata, Inc.            Topic: 06a

    In this SBIR Phase II project, AccuStrata, Inc.will continue its work to create a high-throughput integrated laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)/flame spray pyrolysis (FSP) system for the rapid, combinatorial discovery and optimization of heterogeneous catalysts.The proposal will build off the successes in Phase I by: • Creating an integrated LIBS/FSP system • Integrating controls for ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  9. Coal-Core Composites for Low Cost, Light Weight, Fire-Resistant Panels and Roofing Materials

    SBC: Semplastics EHC LLC            Topic: 18c

    Two main problems are targeted by the proposed work: (1) the underutilization of coal, a valuable natural resource, has led to a catastrophic drop in employment within the coal industry ecosystem in specific geographic areas in the country; and (2) the need within the insurance-driven roof replacement market for a suitable, light weight, low cost, high durability roofing material.These problems wi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  10. Solar Array Racking System

    SBC: ACME EXPRESS, INC.            Topic: 12d

    Current solar module racking installation systems are multicomponent and require pre-ordering, transporting, inventorying, and labor-intensive deployment.There is an opportunity to automate installation, especially in the case of flat-roof commercial and ground-based arrays, to decrease racking costs by almost 30%.The proposed automated racking system produces the rack from raw material, on-demand ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
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