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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. Development of a Miniature, Vibro-Mechanical Energy Harvester for Powering Wireless Sensors

    SBC: MicroStrain, Inc.            Topic: N07178

    A major barrier to the widespread adoption of wireless sensors for structural health monitoring is the requirement to power the network of wireless nodes. Batteries have a limited lifespan, adding significant size, weight, and costs to the wireless sensor network,and may represent a long term environmental problem. Battery maintenance can be eliminated by harvesting energy from the environment. Fo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. Control Surface Buffet Load Measurement

    SBC: MicroStrain, Inc.            Topic: N091013

    Structural monitoring of Navy aircraft is of critical importance as the fleet ages. One critical area includes the control surfaces, which are subject to intense, dynamic buffet loading which can lead to structural cracking. The highly transient nature of buffet loading makes it difficult to measure using conventional sensors. We propose to solve this problem by combining a network of time-synchro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Embedded Component Health Management for Rotorcraft

    SBC: MicroStrain, Inc.            Topic: A09019

    Embedded usage tracking of helicopter rotating components, combined with active radio frequency identification (RFID) has the potential to reduce maintenance costs, reduce weight, maximize structural life, & enhance safety. Energy harvesting used with advanced, micro-power wireless sensing electronics, enables the realization of truly autonomous sensing and recording. The objective of this SBIR ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseArmy
  4. Malaria Diagnostic Methods to Replace Microscopy in Clinical Trials

    SBC: QuantaSpec Inc.            Topic: A08118

    QuantaSpec is a world leader in FTIR spectroscopy applied research. The purpose of this project is to develop and validate methods for the rapid automated detection and identification of Plasmodia in thin film blood smears using FTIR micro spectroscopy. Infrared micro spectroscopy can be used to detect even a single infected red blood cell and is not fooled by artifacts that confound visual micr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseArmy
  5. Development of a Self-Adaptive Air Turbine for Wave Energy Conversion using an Oscillaating Water Column (OWC) Air System

    SBC: Concepts NREC, LLC            Topic: 19a

    The oscillating water column (OWC) is a candidate technology for the economical recovery of the projected 17.5 x 1012 kW-hr energy that is available from the world¿s oceans. While the relative dynamics between the OWC system and the incident water waves are mathematically understood, computational solutions have not been used to ¿tune¿ the OWC turbine-generator sub-systems to operate where the ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  6. Development of High-Efficiency Power Amplifiers for 704 MHz

    SBC: Green Mountain Radio Research Company            Topic: 46b

    Accelerators used for nuclear-physics research require megawatts of radio-frequency energy. These accelerators currently employ vacuum-tube power amplifiers or conventional solid-state amplifiers that are inefficient and therefore consume a great deal of prime power. This project will review available transistors, analyze high-efficiency power-amplifier techniques, and experimentally evaluate ca ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  7. Development of High-Efficiency Power Amplifiers for 50- 350 MHz

    SBC: Green Mountain Radio Research Company            Topic: 46b

    Accelerators used for nuclear-physics research require megawatts of radio-frequency energy. These accelerators currently employ vacuum-tube power amplifiers or conventional solid-state amplifiers that are inefficient and therefore consume a great deal of prime power. This project will review available transistors, analyze high-efficiency power-amplifier techniques, and experimentally evaluate ca ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  8. Development of High-Efficiency Power Amplifiers for 350- 500 MHz

    SBC: Green Mountain Radio Research Company            Topic: 02a

    Accelerators used for nuclear physics research require megawatts of radio-frequency energy. These accelerators currently employ vacuum-tube power amplifiers or conventional solid-state amplifiers that are inefficient and therefore consume a great deal of prime power. This project will involve a review of available transistors, an analysis of high-efficiency power-amplifier techniques, and an exp ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  9. Geophysical Monitoring of Multiple Phase Saturation of Rocks: Applications to CO2 Sequestration

    SBC: New England Research, Inc.            Topic: 25c

    The world is increasingly concerned about global warming from the greenhouse effect, and the voluminous CO2 emissions from human activities are a significant contributor to this problem. Carbon sequestration is the concept of isolating and removing CO2 gases from large point sources and then holding them in secure storage. To be viable, any CO2 sequestration option must be safe, predictable, rel ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy

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