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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. High Performance Substrate Embedded Microgrids for High Efficiency, Flexible Organic Light Emitting Diodes

    SBC: Electroninks Incorporated            Topic: 09b

    Indium tin oxide (ITO) films are currently the most widely used transparent conductor in optoelectronic applications. However, ITO suffers from several major technological and economic limitations for large area applications such as inadequate performance, high cost, and brittleness. The primary objective of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I/Phase II project is to develop the ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  2. High Energy Safe Anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries

    SBC: CONOVATE, INC.            Topic: 13a

    Electric vehicle manufacturers and the Department of Energy want safe and fast charging batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles with significant improvement in specific power. Of particular interest are new low-cost materials that can accept high-power recharging during regenerative braking and are compatible with existing manufacturing infrastructure. The applicant holds an exclusive license t ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  3. 12e Low Cost Dual-Axis Solar Positioning System with Novel Monopole and Integral Lateral Support

    SBC: Helical Solar Solutions, LLC            Topic: 12e

    Small and medium-scale rural solar adoption has lagged behind traditional urban and utility-scale solar due to a variety of economic and technical issues. While the overall solar system cost stands at the forefront of these issues, there are other important concerns such as safety, dual-use applications, and the potential loss of agricultural tax exemptions that need to be addressed. A new solutio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  4. Additive Manufacturing of Large, Complex 3D, Metal and Alloy Structures for High-Vacuum Applications

    SBC: XANTHO TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: 24a

    We propose to develop the know-how necessary to utilize additive manufacturing (AM) to fabricate hardware having the material and structural characteristics needed to meet exacting high-vacuum requirements of scientific R&D. Additive manufacturing (AM) offers the potential to realize the production of monolithic components while significantly reducing investments of resources including time, effor ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  5. In Situ Stress Corrosion Crack Repair and Mitigation

    SBC: VRC Metal Systems, LLC            Topic: 34b

    The U.S. depends on its fleet of nuclear facilities for the clean and reliable generation of electricity. With much uncertainty facing long term, geologic storage facilities, long duration on-site waste storage is being considered. VRC Metal Systems, in collaboration with our academic research partner, the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSM&T), and our robotics system developer, Rob ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  6. Supercritical Reforming of Wet Ethanol for High Efficiency Direct-injection Heavy-duty Compression-ignition Engines

    SBC: WISCONSIN ENGINE RESEARCH CONSULTANTS LLC            Topic: 13d

    Modern heavy-duty and medium-duty compression ignition engines are relatively efficient and power dense but still suffer from relatively high criteria pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions. Furthermore, the suite of exhaust after-treatment devices required to meet the current criteria pollutant emissions standards is both complicated and expensive. In some cases the after- treatment system cost r ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  7. Sterile Insect X-ray Irradiator

    SBC: STELLARRAY INCORPORATED            Topic: 04c

    The “sterile insect technique” has been successfully applied for several decades to control or eradicate insect pests that threaten agricultural crops or human health in the U.S. and around the world. Pest insects are carefully bred at industrial-scale facilities, with the pupae irradiated with just enough dose to render the insects sterile but otherwise healthy when they are grown and release ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  8. A MACHINE LEARNING BASED GEOTHERMAL DRILLING OPTIMIZATION SYSTEM USING EM SHORT-HOP TELEMETRY OF BIT DYNAMICS MEASUREMENTS

    SBC: E-Spectrum Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 11a

    There is currently no cost-effective way to accurately measure the forces and accelerations acting on a drill bit in a hard-rock geothermal well and to then transmit that information uphole to the driller in a timeframe that allows its use in optimizing drilling performance. Consequently, drilling tends to be slow and drill bits suffer short lives, so geothermal wells tend to cost much more than o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  9. PV Module Soiling Spectral Deposition Detector

    SBC: ATONOMETRICS, INC.            Topic: 12b

    Soiling of PV modules leads to significant loss of energy and revenue, but routine cleaning is also costly. Therefore, there is a need for field-deployed soiling sensors, to enable PV system performance assessment and optimization of cleaning schedules. We propose to continue the development and evaluation of proprietary optical soiling sensor technologies disclosed in U.S. Patent Applications 62/ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  10. Manufacturing and Storage Optimization of Ultralow-cobalt Cathodes for Electric Vehicle Batteries

    SBC: TexPower, Inc.            Topic: 13a

    Electric vehicles are approaching price and range performance targets that make them competitive against petroleum-driven internal combustion engines. Cathodes represent the largest cost component of lithium-based automotive batteries (lithium-ion batteries) and are still the limiting electrode for overall energy content. In addition, state-of-the-art cathode materials in vehicle batteries, such a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
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