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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. Irradiation, Heat, and Corrosion Resistant Hexagonal Boron Nitride-Cement Coating for Mitigating Aging and Irradiation Effects in Nuclear Power Plants

    SBC: C-Crete Technologies, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The goal of this project is to develop a novel experimental protocol utilizing the fundamentals of cutting-edge materials science, chemistry, and advanced nanoengineering to create a first-of-its-kind multifunctional cementitious coating material that mitigates the detrimental effects of irradiation, heat, and corrosive in nuclear power plants. Capitalizing on our promising preliminary results, th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  2. Compact Heat Exchanger for High Temperature High Pressure Applications Using Advanced Cermet

    SBC: Comprex, LLC            Topic: N/A

    In this proposal, CompRex, LLC (“CompRex”) seeks to realize a transformational and disruptive advancement in heat exchange technology for high temperature and high pressure applications through 1) the use of advanced metal and ceramic composite material, 2) development of a new simplified manufacturing approach, and 3) optimization of heat exchanger design to maximize the performance benefits ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  3. A 2-5 MW Supercritical CO2 micro tube recuperator: manufacturing, testing, and laser weld qualification

    SBC: International Mezzo Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Mezzo and its partners will design, manufacture, and test a supercritical CO2 recuperator designed for high pressure of 275 bar and high temperature of 800 0C. The recuperator will incorporate a new manufacturing approach (laser welded micro tubes) that offers potential to reduce cost. It is well known that recuperator costs are currently very high for applications that involve high temperature an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  4. Stationary Wide-Angle Concentrator PV System

    SBC: Glint Photonics, Inc.            Topic: DEFOA0001256

    Concentrator PV systems using highly efficient multijunction photovoltaic cells hold out the promise of very low-cost solar electricity generation, but their adoption has been hamstrung by the requirement for bulky mechanical trackers that add cost, diminish land use, increase maintenance, and exclude roof-top installations. The Stationary Wide-Angle Concentrator (SWAC) PV system will provides the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  5. DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH EFFICIENCY, SMALL SCALE HEAT ENGINE TECHNOLOGIES FOR POINT OF USE ELECTRICITY GENERATION SYSTEMS

    SBC: Sencera Energy Inc            Topic: DEFOA0001380

    The goal of the GENSETS program is to realize an affordable generator-engine system with 1 kW of electrical output, fuel energy content to electricity conversion efficiency exceeding 40%, long life, and low emissions. A system can be broken into 5 primary subsystems: (1) a chemical combiner or burner, (2) an engine, (3) an alternator, (4) a heat rejector, and (5) a controller. This work focuses on ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  6. HYPERLAMINAR FLOW ENGINE FOR COMBINED HEAT AND POWER

    SBC: MOHAWK INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: DEFOA0001380

    The team of Mohawk Innovative Technology Inc., (MiTi), University of Texas – Center for Electro-Mechanics and MITIS of Belgium propose a truly transformative, ultra-high-speed and oilfree, Hyperlaminar Flow Engine (HFE) system that combines low cost viscous shear driven compressor and expander, an integrated low pressure drop recuperator, flameless combustor, permanent magnet generator, lubrican ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  7. A High Efficiency SACI 1 kW Generator System with Integrated Waste Energy Recovery

    SBC: Air Squared, Inc.            Topic: DEFOA0001380

    We propose a novel high efficiency (≈40%) generator system capable of providing 1 kWe along with hot water on-demand. The integration of two novel concepts: 1) an internal combustion engine (ICE) operating on Spark-Assisted Compression Ignition (SACI) combustion of natural gas (NG), and 2) a bottoming Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) with waste energy recovery (WER) from ICE exhaust enables the overa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  8. NEXT GENERATION SCALABLE SOLID STATE THERMAL NEUTRON DETECTOR

    SBC: Solid State Detection Devices, LLC            Topic: HSB0151009

    Solid State Detection Devices LLC proposes to develop a new commercially viable next generation thermal neutron detecting system based on well established silicon integrated circuit technology. Hexagonal holes in honeycomb fashion with depth greater than 50 microns and vertical side walls will be fabricated on bulk silicon wafers of right conductivity using a combination of deep reactive ion etchi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Homeland Security
  9. Stable Tl-based Semiconductor Modules for Radiation Detection

    SBC: CAPESYM, INC            Topic: HSB0151009

    Thallium-based semiconductors are promising materials for detection of gamma rays, primarily due to their high Z, high electrical conductivity and optimum bandgap energy. This program focuses on two materials TlBr and Tl4I6Se. For TlBr, this program seeks to overcome long term stability issues related to presence of mobile ions. For Tl4I6Se, this program seeks to improve the crystalline and chem ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Homeland Security
  10. Personal Neutron Detector Based on Cadmium Telluride

    SBC: LITHIUM INNOVATIONS COMPANY, LLC            Topic: HSB0151009

    Lithium Innovations will explore the fabrication of a prototype, low-cost neutron detector based on a Li-6 sensitized cadmium-telluride semiconductor detector. The detector will be demonstrated to have high sensitivity to thermal neutrons, be very robust and configured as a pager neutron detector. The effort will build on Lithium Innovations unique expertise in forming lithium sheets for sputter t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Homeland Security
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