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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. 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
  2. Spatially-Resolved Microbial Activity Probe Using Infrared Measurements of Nitrous Oxide and Methane Isotopes in Soil

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 22b

    Subsurface microbial activity is central to understanding soil nutrient cycling and ensuring sustainable agricultural productivity. The soil microbiome is a primary contributor to the hydrobiogeochemical processes that impact soil, but it is a highly complex system whose properties can vary quickly and over small spatial scales. The current understanding of the populations, dynamics and influences ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  3. Efficient Process for the Production of High Conductivity, Carbon-Rich Materials from Coal (Phase II); 18C

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: 18c

    Domestic coal can be used to manufacture high value carbon products for multiple applications.The market value of these high performance materials often exceeds the fuel and heat value of coal, which illustrates there are sustainable market forces for manufacturing carbon materials from coal.Current processes to produce high performance carbon materials from coal pose significant challenges associ ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  4. 3A Expanding Access to Electronic Property Modeling in Scintillator Crystal Growth and Development

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 03a

    The development of radiation detection materials would benefit with greater access to computational models that relate physical traits seen in manufacture with complex energy transitions occurring in the material that control operating performance. However, the HPC requirements behind these models remain beyond the reach of most businesses involved in this small yet vital field impacting National ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  5. A High Performance Scintillator for Gamma Ray Spectroscopy

    SBC: CAPESYM, INC            Topic: 03a

    The goal of this proposal is to produce and initiate the commercial launch of a nextgeneration radiation detector scintillator with very high sensitivity and energy resolution.The chemical and crystalline composition of this detector material is unique in providing exceptionally high energy resolution and allowing for easy growth of large crystals.The high performance of these detectors will enhan ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  6. Tl-based Elpasolites for Radiation Detection

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 03a

    The mission of the DOE office of Nonproliferation Research and Development (NA- 22) is preventing the spread of special nuclear materials.This mission can be advanced by high-performance instruments, which benefit from development of new scintillation detectors.The goal of the proposed effort is to advance manufacturing techniques for the highefficiency scintillation materials Tl2LiYCl6 (TLYC) and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  7. Wireless Sensor Platform for Dry Spent Fuel Cask Monitoring

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 31a

    Reactor cores in commercial power plants produce spent nuclear fuel, which is discharged every 3-4 years.There is currently a pressing need to safely store spent fuel for long periods (decades to centuries) using dry storage systems.Long duration storage requires comprehensive monitoring to ensure safe conditions as the waste decays.DOE has expressed desire to measure conditions within waste casks ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  8. 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
  9. Compact Speaker Array for Clinical Testing of Ear-level Devices

    SBC: FTL Labs Corporation            Topic: DHA18007

    While clinical audiometry is most often conducted with headphones, there are many practical cases where it is desirable to measure the free-space hearing performance of both normal-hearing listeners and listeners wearing hearing aids, hearing protection devices, or implantable hearing prosthetics, both for evaluating fitness for duty and for evaluating outcomes of clinical interventions. Tradition ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Health Program
  10. Low-Cost, Plug-and-Play Data Diodes for Solar Equipment Cybersecurity

    SBC: Fend Incorporated            Topic: 12b

    Reimagining a trusted technology (data diodes) into a low-cost plug and play appliance, to provide greater situational awareness and predictive analytics, while safeguarding the infrastructure.That is the Fend mission, and SBIR Phase I helped to demonstrate the need and feasibility for this solution.Solar energy operators need real-time situational awareness and the insight of advanced analytics t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
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