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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. 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. IF Conversion System for High-Bandwidth Multiplexed Sensors Arrays

    SBC: Alphacore, Inc.            Topic: None

    Alphacore will develop an Intermediate Frequency (IF) Conversion System for High-Bandwidth Multiplexed Sensors Arrays for Phase II of NIST's 2018 soliciation for Exploratory Measurement Science Topic 9.04.02.68.The proposing team has already successfully developed and evaluated a prototype board in Phase I.The goal in Phase II is therefore to achieve three primary objectives:1) Optimize the design ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Coal-Core Composites for Low Cost, Light Weight, Fire-Resistant Panels and Roofing Materials

    SBC: Semplastics EHC LLC            Topic: 18c

    Two main problems are targeted by the proposed work: (1) the underutilization of coal, a valuable natural resource, has led to a catastrophic drop in employment within the coal industry ecosystem in specific geographic areas in the country; and (2) the need within the insurance-driven roof replacement market for a suitable, light weight, low cost, high durability roofing material.These problems wi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  4. Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Food Waste and Remediation of Aqueous Byproducts

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: 10b

    Thermochemical processing via hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) is capable of processing a broad range of feedstocks, has a favorable net energy ratio, and produces an energy-dense liquid biooil product.However, there is an obstacle with current HTL processes that has hampered the adoption of this technology—the HTL process produces a considerable amount of aqueous organic byproducts and HTL oil r ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  5. A Corrosion Test Station for Improved Characterization and Examination Capabilities of Advanced Nuclear Reactor Fuels and Materials

    SBC: Niowave, Inc.            Topic: 30i

    Liquid-metal coolants are one of the most promising solutions for the challenges of advanced high temperature nuclear reactor systems.They optimize heat transfer, neutronics, safety, and compactness of the reactor systems.Molten lead and lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE) are the primary coolant candidates due to their unique thermo-mechanical and neutronics properties.However, they are highly corrosive ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Radiation Hardened Engineered Substrates for Time and Space Resolution

    SBC: Cactus Materials Llc            Topic: 30b

    We propose to develop engineered substrates to improve radiation hardness and stability of pixel sensors by using wafer bonding and graded epitaxial techniques. We aim to produce a moderately doped (1E13-1E16) thin buried gain layer (~4-6 micron) using graded epitaxy on a high resistivity bonded substrate. Current state-of-the-art is a proposed sensor design of low to moderate gain (x10-50) reach ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  9. Atomically Precise Membranes for the Separation of Gases

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: 07b

    Separations often account for a majority of process costs. This is because all traditional separation processes have inherent weaknesses that prevent the system from achieving perfect (or even near perfect in many instances) selectivity. These weaknesses result in large recycle streams and require multiple separation units in concert in order to produce a product clean enough for use or sale. An a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  10. Low-Cost, Durable Organic Batteries for Dispatchable Solar Applications

    SBC: Jolt Energy Storage Technologies, LLC            Topic: 12c

    The declining cost of solar technology for electricity generation has led to a dramatic increase in its deployment. However, the intermittent nature of solar photovoltaic generation presents a significant challenge for grid operators, and it is widely recognized that co-located, inexpensive and reliable energy storage is required to promote the stability and operational flexibility of the grid. Id ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
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