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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. Internet of RAD Things: Multi-Detector Edge Intelligence for Integrated Sensor Networks

    SBC: BluEyeQ, LLC            Topic: HSB0191009

    BluEyeQ LLC and Los Alamos National Laboratory are pleased to propose an interoperable network of Internet of Things (IoT) enabledradiation detectors.With the emergence of high performance, low cost networking equipment and Big Data cloud analytics, the opportunityexists to harness the vision and intelligence available from distributed sensor data.Our proposal demonstrates a path to modernize past ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Homeland Security
  5. Monitoring and Inspecting Dirty Nukes Including Generating Heatmaps of Terrain (MIDNIGHT)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: HSB0191010

    A successful weapon of mass destruction (WMD) terrorist attack against the United States would have a profound and potentially catastrophic impact on our nation. It is imperative to be able to quickly, efficiently, and effectively localize radiological threats in a wide array of unstructured environments to detect and deter such an event. In recent years, man-portable radiation detectors have beco ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Homeland Security
  6. Detector Integration with Current and Emerging Networked Systems (DICENS)

    SBC: WGS Systems, LLC            Topic: HSB0191009

    WGS Systems LLC (WGS) proposes the Detector Integration with Current and Emerging Networked Systems (DICENS) research and engineering effort to develop relevant communications protocols, application programming interfaces, and interface control documentation to allow legacy and emerging radiation detection systems to be integrated into current and emerging networked systems.Radiation and nuclear ( ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Homeland Security
  7. Networked Aerial Vehicle for Automated Radiation Clearing (NAVARC)

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: HSB0191010

    Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop the Networked Aerial Vehicle for Automated Radiation Clearing (NAVARC) to perform an autonomous search for radiological threats in a complex 3-D environment. The PSI-developed InstantEye unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will navigate using a series of optimized waypoints to minimize the time required to fully search an area and inspect objects. Detecti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Homeland Security
  8. SKYRAD:Autonomous UAS for Radiation Search and Mapping

    SBC: INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION, INC.            Topic: HSB0191010

    Rapid, reliable, and accurate detection of radiation is critical in preparing for and responding to potential terrorist attacks with a radiological dispersal device (RDD) or "dirty bomb". Current detection methods using handheld or vehicle-borne detectors are inefficient, labor-intensive, and often limited to small screening areas. Deploying a small autonomous UAS carrying a radiation detector has ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Homeland Security
  9. Concept of Operations for Reach-Back Capability for Fielded Rapid DNA Systems

    SBC: SNA International, LLC            Topic: HSB0191001

    Currently, there is no analytical reach-back support or Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) laboratory (lab) within Department of Homeland Security (DHS) accredited to review DNA results using the Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) DNA Store/Match/Share capability. The purpose of Phase I is to analyze the feasibility of developing an accredited DHS reach-back capability to review results from ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Homeland Security
  10. Response to DHS Small Business Innovation Research Program

    SBC: Bode Cellmark Forensics, Inc.            Topic: HSB0191001

    Rapid DNA analysis has the potential to be a paradigm shifting technology in the realm of forensic human identification and make DNA the ultimate biometric.Where confirmation of suspects relating to evidence, confirmation of familial relationships in a multitude of applications, or obtaining identification of human remains could have once taken months or years, rapid DNA enables this to be complet ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Homeland Security
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