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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 June, 2020.

  1. Innovative CubeSat Payloads for USSOCOM Space Missions

    SBC: A-TECH CORPORATION            Topic: SOCOM17003

    Small satellites have proven capable and cost effective, and innovative payloads and technologies will expand the mission space that CubeSats can support. ATA proposes to build a CubeSat-sized laser communications prototype payload, adapting high photon efficiency optical communications techniques to achieve data transfer rates up to 100 mega-bits per second (Mbps) with the small apertures require ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  2. Reheating Air Inside Diving Equipment and Regulators (RAIDER)

    SBC: Paragon Space Development Corporation            Topic: SOCOM182003

    Military divers are experiencing negative medical side effects from inhalation of cold air or mixed gas (HeO2) while diving with a closed-circuit breathing apparatus.Therefore, SOCOM is looking for an innovative device that will reheat a divers inspired breathing gas to prevent a diver from experiencing hypothermia.Paragon will apply relevant experience in the design and manufacturing of active an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  3. Additive Manufacturing of High Strength Steel Components for the Small Modular Reactor

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: 29g

    It is expected that advanced and additive manufacturing will substantially reduce deployment times of the Small Modular Reactor (SMR). Some estimates predict that deployment schedules could be accelerated by up to 6 months while reducing component fabrication costs by 20% or more through the adoption of advanced and additive manufacturing innovations. However, additive manufactured components are ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  4. Cross-polarized Near-UV/Vis Detector for In-line Quality Control of PEM Materials

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: 14b

    Modern fuel cells have been in development since the 1960s and stand on the cusp of commercialization, but are held back by high manufacturing costs and expensive catalysts. Membrane costs alone can account for as much as 45% of the total cost of a commercial fuel cell system. Furthermore, manufacturing defects in the membrane can cascade into complete stack failure, which is expensive and time co ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  5. Optical Vortices through Laser Beam Engineering for Remote Sensing Applications

    SBC: OPTICSLAH, LLC            Topic: 01d

    Because it can be used in situ without the need for any sample preparation, optical emission spectroscopy (OES) techniques, such as laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) are favored as a spectroscopic tool to remotely detect and interrogate nuclear materials. Although they have been successfully demonstrated in the lab, results taken at test fields are lacking because high laser intensity is ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  6. Advanced, Low-Cost Indoor Heat Exchanger for Geothermal Heat Pump Systems

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: 07a

    Geothermal heat pumps have the potential to significantly reduce residential and commercial energy usage for space heating, air conditioning, and hot water. The largest barrier to wider adoption of this technology is the high installation cost relative to conventional air conditioners, gas furnaces, and heat pumps. The high cost of geothermal heat pumps is due to the high cost of the ground loop a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  7. Continuous Adiabatic Demagnetization Refrigerator for Large Arrays of Superconducting Bolometers

    SBC: STAR CRYOELECTRONICS LLC            Topic: 28f

    The next generation of cosmic microwave background experiments aim to provide definitive measurements of the early universe by employing large focal plane arrays with ~100,000 superconducting detectors operating at low temperatures ~0.1 K. This creates a requirement for cryogenic cooling systems that are reliable and cryogen-free, and that offer high cooling power, multiple thermal intercepts, and ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  8. Picosecond Timing Measurement IC for Particle Physics Experiments

    SBC: Alphacore, Inc.            Topic: 27j

    Several high energy physics experiments require accurate timing measurements and transient digitization at high sampling rates, equaling or exceeding 5 gigasamples per second (GSPS). To date, only a few transient digitizer chips have been developed for this purpose and they are based on storing the analog samples onto long buffers from which they are digitized with low-rate analog-to-digital conve ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  9. A Compact, High Intensity Laser Source for Inverse Compton Scattering

    SBC: Voss Scientific, LLC            Topic: 20a

    A new diagnostic is currently being developed by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) which will be able to provide direct measurements for the energy and density of “runaway” electrons in tokamak fusion reactors with unprecedented resolution. The multi-MeV, runaways pose a serious risk to tokamak reactors; capable of inflicting catastrophic damage to the armor and vessel walls. A proper diag ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  10. IF Conversion System for High-Bandwidth Multiplexed Sensors Arrays

    SBC: Alphacore, Inc.            Topic: NA

    Alphacore will develop an Intermediate Frequency (IF) Conversion System for High-Bandwidth Multiplexed Sensors Arrays for NIST’s 2018 solicitation for Exploratory Measurement Science Topic 9.04.02.68. The proposing team has already successfully developed and evaluated a similar printed-circuit board (PCB)-based system for NIST (ROACH2 BLAST-TNG, refer section 1.2). The goal in Phase I is therefo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
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