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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 September, 2020.

  1. Real-Time, in situ, Process-Based Soil Gas Analyzers

    SBC: MESA PHOTONICS, LLC            Topic: 21a

    Biological, chemical and geological activity of soils and groundwater impact agriculture, hydrology, and climate. Sophisticated computer models now include a multitude of interactions that can simulate the complex nature of near, subsurface regions. Improved measurement methods are needed both to provide accurate data to those computer models and to test model predictions. Ideal instruments wil ...

    STTR Phase I 2015 Department of Energy
  2. Advanced QPSK Optical Modulators Using Lithium Niobate Thin Films

    SBC: PARTOW Technologies LLC            Topic: 01b

    Statement of the Problem or Situation that is Being Addressed Current and future data centers and high-performance computing (HPC) centers need optical communication links to transmit the aggregate data rates that are generated by servers. For these, applications current optical gears that are designed for telecommunication applications are expensive, take large space and do not match to small for ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Energy
  3. Ultra-Low Heat Leak, Radiation Tolerant Support Link (Novel Low Heat Leak Support Link for High Radiation Environments)

    SBC: Tai-Yang Research Company            Topic: 24g

    PROJECT SUMMARY The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Science is actively seeking improved designs for cryogenic structural support systems that can achieve up to a 5 to 10x reduction in heat load, while still being able to tolerate radiation doses up to 100 MGy, without degradation in its mechanical and thermal performance. In addition, the cryogenic support systems must not only ma ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Energy
  4. Extracting Signature Features from Seismo-Acoustic Data for Automated Algorithm Development Title on narrative: Correlating Signature Features with Processes of Interest Using Collected Seismo-Acoustic Data Sets)

    SBC: QUANTUM TECHNOLOGY SCIENCES, INC.            Topic: 01d

    Persistently monitoring of process facilities by recording seismo-acoustic S-A) data over the long- term naturally results in very large quantities of data. After converting the data into more useable forms, skilled analysts must spend time systematically perusing all data for signals of interest, requiring a large investment of labor hours. Furthermore, manual analysis also makes it difficult to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Energy
  5. Modular Addressable Research Irradiator using Flat Panel X-ray Sources

    SBC: STELLARRAY INCORPORATED            Topic: 02b

    The National Academy of Sciences issued a report in February 2008 detailing isotope replacement priorities in the interests of national security [National Research Council, 2008] . 137Cs used in self-contained irradiators was identified as the single most dangerous isotope in the inventory, owing to its long half life 30+ years) and production as cesium chloride salt, which means it ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Energy
  6. Novel Ultra-High Rate Finishing Processes for Production of 100 mm Epi-ready GaN Substrates Title on abstract leaves out the word "Novel")

    SBC: Sinmat Inc            Topic: 11a

    Current gallium nitride bulk substrate finishing process technology yields poor structural quality of surfaces. The current process takes longer time and results in defective surface. The wafering process needs to be improved to achieve high performance GaN devices. A novel rapid, mechanical and chemical mechanical process will be explored to rapidly polish GaN substrates. The process will address ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Energy
  7. Plasma process for production of carbon materials from natural gas

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: 11b

    The proposed project aims to develop a plasma reactor for efficient conversion of natural gas into commercially viable products. The conversion of natural gas is proposed to be achieved by a plasma-photocatalytic process wherein the main component of natural gas methane will be reacted with a mild oxidant to form methanol. The nonthermal plasma will be utilized both as a source of energetic electr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Energy
  8. Process Intensification and Cost Reduction for In-plant Biomass Preprocessing Equipment


    With growing concern about the sustainability and environmental impact of fossil fuels, interest in and demand for biomass-derived fuels has risen steadily. To ensure a steady supply of quality biomass at low costs, a variety of feedstocks are being pursued. This variety presents a significant problem for biomass conversion processes because feedstock quality changes depending on the source and ea ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Energy
  9. Cross-polarized Near-UV Detector for In-line Quality Control of PEM Materials


    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 can be as much as the 45% of the total cost of a commercial fuel cell system. Manufacturing defects in the membrane can cause cell failures that can cascade and cause complete stack failure, which is expensive a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Energy
  10. Development of 600V, 100A SiC Schottky Diodes in a 150mm Si Foundry for Electric Vehicle Traction Inverter Applications

    SBC: MONOLITH SEMICONDUCTOR INC            Topic: 17b

    The final objective of the phase 1 and 2 research is to develop cost-effective, automotive qualified, 600V, 100A SiC Schottky diodes for use in traction inverter applications. The phase 1 research will focus on laying the foundation towards understanding the key factors for achieving high yield, high reliability and low costcritical for adoption in the automotive applications. In phase 1 program, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Energy
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