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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. Low Cost HEA Anode for Distributed Reforming and Prevention of Carbon Deposition in SOFC(18-RD-987)

    SBC: UES SERVICES INC            Topic: 17b

    Direct Internal Reforming Solid Oxide Fuel Cells require an anode material with good catalytic reforming and electrochemical reactivity. Although the current state-of-the-art solid oxide fuel cell anode consisting of nickel and yttrium-stabilized zirconia (Ni-YSZ) has excellent catalytic properties and stability for the H2 oxidation at the usual operation conditions, the use of Ni-YSZ anode with c ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  2. Early Feasibility Clinical Study of the VitalFlow Stimulator, an Emergency Treatment for Ischemic Stroke

    SBC: NERVIVE, INC.            Topic: 105

    PROJECT SUMMARY Stroke is the world s greatest healthcare burden for which few treatment options are availableThe long term objective of the applicantNerviveIncis to bring to market a non invasive medical devicethe VitalFlow stimulatoras an emergency treatment for ischemic strokeThe VitalFlow is a novel technology that activates the autonomic components of the facial nerve using pulsed magnetic en ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  3. Next Generation Water Recovery for a Sustainable Closed Loop Living

    SBC: Faraday Technology, Inc.            Topic: T6

    Among numerous technological advances sought in order to facilitate human space travel, innovations are needed that supports the mass- and energy-efficient maintenance of closed air, water, and waste systems in spacecraft habitats that operate on planetary environments such as Mars and within microgravity. Waste-water treatment system on board the ISS is one such system that has lifetime/durabilit ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Multiphase Modeling of Solid Rocket Motor Internal Environment

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: T1

    Solid rocket motor (SRM) design requires detailed understanding of the slag accumulation process in order to: predict thrust continuity, optimize propellant conversion efficiency, predict coning effects from sloshing, and to assess potential orbital debris (slag) hazard. Current state-of-the-art models for SRM environment do not have the capability to simulate the accumulation and dynamics of slag ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Transient Acoustic Environment Prediction Tool for Launch Vehicles in Motion During Early Lift-Off

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: T1

    Launch vehicles experience extreme acoustic loads dominated by rocket plume interactions with ground structures during liftoff, which can produce damaging vibro-acoustic loads on the vehicle and payloads if not properly understood and mitigated against. Existing capabilities for modeling turbulent plume physics are too dissipative to accurately resolve the acoustic propagation and detailed vehicle ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Testing and Commercialization of a Superior Device to Maintain Perioperative Normothermia In Anesthetized Patients

    SBC: Mercury Biomed LLC            Topic: 300

    Project SummaryAbstractThis proposal presents Phase II of Mercury Biomedandapos s plan for commercializing the new and innovative WarmSmart technology to more effectively keep surgical patients normothermicWarmSmart embodies several breakthrough concepts in bioheat transfer to manage core temperatureWe are building a costcompetitive patient warming technology that will be superior to existing tech ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. Coupled Multi-Physics Tool for Analysis of Structural Profile Disruption Effects of Aerovehicles

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: AF17AT025

    High speed air vehicles operate at material strength performance limits and are at significant risk when subjected to additional localized heating that can result in softening, pitting and burn-through the material and potentially change the vehicle structural profile. These effects degrade aerodynamic performance. The team of CFDRC and UDRI proposed to develop, validate and deliver a comprehensiv ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Novel Coating Technologies for Neutrino Focusing Horns

    SBC: Faraday Technology, Inc.            Topic: 23c

    This technology addresses the need for a cost effective, simple and environmentally benign process to replace the current electroless nickel coating on Neutrino Focusing Horns, which are made of aluminum. One big challenge for depositing a coating on aluminum is that a special pretreatment is required owing to aluminum’s highly reactive nature. Even though the electroless nickel coating has been ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  9. Advanced Metallic-Silicon Carbide Composite Claddings for Improved Damage Tolerance

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: 29b

    The recent events at the Fukushima nuclear power plant highlight the need for enhanced accident tolerance. Of particular concern is the overheating of standard zirconium alloy cladding in a loss of coolant accident (LOCA). One of the leading candidates for future claddings is a silicon carbide (SiC) composite. However, it is clear that due to the inherent brittle nature of ceramics and the intrins ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  10. Engineered Silicon for Improved Performance EV Batteries

    SBC: PH MATTER, LLC            Topic: 14a

    Wider adoption of electric vehicles can be achieved with lower cost batteries that have higher specific energy and better durability. In the proposed project, pH Matter, LLC and the University of Akron will partner to develop lithium ion batteries that will increase their specific energy and capacity by greater than 50%. The anode components will be based on a combination of nanostructured materia ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy

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