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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. Dual Plane 3D Compton Scattering Imager with Pixelated CZT Detectors for 1-10MeV Gamma Ray

    SBC: H3D            Topic: None

    Phase I has proven that the current setup achieves better than 8mm spatial resolution for 2.2MeV prompt gammas. However, 1mm spatial resolution presents a significant challenge for the current setup due in part to limited timing resolution and count rate. A new analog ASIC will be developed to replace the current analog ASIC that will have better timing resolution and deliver higher count rates. I ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Advanced Instrumentation for Non-Nulling Stack Velocity Testing

    SBC: AIRFLOW SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: None

    Industrial facilities, manufacturing plants, and electric power plants that burn fossil fuels exhaust the combustion products to atmosphere through their smokestacks. Stack pollutant emissions are quantified using manual testing methods developed in the 1960s, which are prone to error if non-axial flow exists in a stack.Recently, NIST has been working on an improved technique of performing 3D flow ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Development of a Neutron-based Nondestructive Test Method for Concrete Petrography and Chemical Analysis

    SBC: TOURNEY CONSULTING GROUP, LLC            Topic: None

    To evaluate the technical feasibility of prompt gamma neutron activation (PGAA) as an alternative to a set of standard destructive tests of concrete petrography including aggregate type, water/cement ratio, aggregate/binder ratio, density, chloride content and chloride bulk diffusion constant; and to determine the specifications for the design of a dedicated commercial laboratory-based PGAA facili ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. Homopolar AC Electric Machines for Naval Applications

    SBC: McCoy Consulting, LLC            Topic: N19AT007

    The objective of this proposed effort is to increase the power and torque density of rotating electric machinery for Naval applications by up to 50%. This aggressive goal will be achieved by developing the novel homopolar AC machine (HAM) topology. This relatively un-studied topology relies on solenoidal field and armature coils, making manufacturing simpler than traditional machines. The HAM elim ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Novel Development of an Intelligent Quench Detection (QD) Method for HTS Coils

    SBC: Tai-Yang Research Company            Topic: N19AT016

    Energy to Power Solutions (e2P) has teamed with quench detection (QD) expert Dr. Yuri Lvovsky (retired GE), Dr. Sastry Pamidi of the Center for Advanced Power Systems (FSU-CAPS), and American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) to design, fabricate, and test a robust, reliable, and low cost QD system. e2Ps proposed system is a vastly different quench avoidance system that will provide multiple level ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Information-based Norms on Flow, Operations and Traffic Over Networks (INFOTON)

    SBC: ISEA TEK, LLC            Topic: N18AT027

    The Internet of Things (IoT) connects people, data, and "things" (e.g., software, sensors, platforms), facilitating the translation of information into actions. Although naval platforms networks and communication suites have evolved significantly in the past few years to support such required connectivity, one of the greatest technical challenges still facing the military community is the processi ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Process to Mitigate Catastrophic Optical Damage to Quantum Cascade Lasers

    SBC: IRGLARE, LLC            Topic: N19AT004

    The development of a catastrophic optical damage model for quantum cascade lasers describing instantaneous laser damage at high optical power levels is proposed. The model will be validated by comparison to experimental data. Based on obtained results, changes to laser design and laser fabrication resulting in an increased damage threshold will be implemented. The work will ultimately result into ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. GECCO: Gecko-gripper for EOD with Cavitation Cleaning Operation

    SBC: ZERO-G HORIZONS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: N19AT011

    The objective of the Phase I proposal is to investigate the application of controlled cavitation cleaning technology in conjunction with gecko-inspired mechanical adhesion and soft elastomeric applicators for use in non-intrusive EOD operations. This investigation requires the proof-of-concept testing and validation of a controlled cavitation cleaning mechanism, and a soft robotic gecko-inspired m ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Through-the-Hull Data Transfer

    SBC: Extreme Sonar LLC            Topic: N191038

    Submarine outboard sensors must send data and receive power through a pressure hull consisting of two-inch thick HY-80, HY-100 or HY-130 high yield strength steel plate using hull penetrators that for safety reasons can only be installed during new construction or major refurbishments. As a result, hull penetrators are scarce resources and are difficult to acquire for temporary sensor installation ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  10. Development of Long-Life, Energy-Dense Batteries Using Alpha-Beta Emitting Isotopes/Isomers

    SBC: Niowave, Inc.            Topic: N191041

    The primary goal will be to prioritize a list of radioisotopes based on availability, usability, demand, strategic interests, and production methods. In addition, we will begin to design and test new nuclear battery systems (radioisotopes coupled to a semi-conductor matrix). Results from durability or efficiency tests of nuclear battery prototypes using radiation from accelerated beams can be comp ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
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