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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. AM of Layered Structures

    SBC: ATS-MER, LLC            Topic: 13a

    Materials for modern nuclear reactors should meet multiple requirements- They have to be strong enough to reliably provide temperature oxidation, and be compatible with other nuclear reactor materials- Only the steels and alloys listed in Section III Division 5 of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code are permitted for usage in nuclear reactors, but they may not be resistive enough against chem ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  2. Automated Monitoring of the Rhizosphere using a Microbial Sensor

    SBC: BURGE ENVIRONMENTAL, INC.            Topic: 22a

    An automated, real-time monitoring system for the determination of redox and microbial activity in unsaturated zone and/or the rhizosphere environments- This would allow for improved characterization of the subsurface environments- The sensor system is based on microbial fuel cell technology- The sensor system is composed of an anode, cathode and measurement circuitry- Neither the anode or cathode ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  3. Automated Monitoring of Subsurface Microbial Metabolism with Graphite Electrodes

    SBC: BURGE ENVIRONMENTAL, INC.            Topic: 21a

    An automated, real-time monitoring system for determining microbial activity in aqueous and subsurface environments (soils, aquifers and wastewater treatment facilities) will allow for improved characterization (fate and transport) of organic carbon in natural and industrial environments.General statement of how this problem is being addressedDeveloping an automated, field-deployable monitoring sy ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  4. RADIATION HARD HIGH SPEED CAMERA SYSTEM FOR ACCELERATOR BEAM DIAGNOSTICS

    SBC: Alphacore, Inc.            Topic: 24h

    Alphacore intends to submit a proposal for a Sequential Phase IIA grant in January 2018. Thus far in Phase II Alphacore has developed an initial prototype of a radiation-hardened 10,000-pixel camera with custom- designed 10,000-frames-per-second (10kpfs) capable image sensor IC, camera control PCB with FPGA and interface to a PC, and an enclosure allowing different lens options. Most of Alphacore' ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  5. Multi-Channel Readout IC for Nuclear Physics Experiments

    SBC: Alphacore, Inc.            Topic: 24b

    Readout integrated circuits (ROICs) for Nuclear Physics science experiments are very expensive and generally have performance flaws that make it difficult to collect all the data that researchers seek from the detectors that they use in their facilities. General statement of how this problem or situation is being addressed. Alphacore is developing multi-channel ROICs that have high performance, ad ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  6. 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
  7. Large Parts Additive Manufacturing

    SBC: ATS-MER, LLC            Topic: 18b

    Modern fossil fuel energy production requires large scale machines with big size componentry. Such processes require using high temperatures and thus, chemically stable materials resistant against creep, wear, and high temperature oxidation. Manufacturing large size parts from high temperature alloys runs in many challenges related to chemical homogeneity/ phase composition stability and microstru ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  8. High Value Carbon Products from Domestic Coal

    SBC: ATS-MER, LLC            Topic: 18c

    Outside of fuel and heat value of domestic coal there are very limited applications to manufacture carbon products including the byproduct coal tar pitch (CTP) which is a high value feedstock to produce high value carbon products whose value exceeds the fuel and heat values of the coal. There is no current domestic producer of CTP in spite of its value to produce battery anodes, graphite fibers, c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  9. Gamma-Heated In-Core Thermoacoustic Sensor

    SBC: Btech Acoustics, LLC            Topic: 30a

    We will develop an acoustically-telemetered, frequency-multiplexed, gamma-heated thermoacoustic sensors that can simultaneously monitor local gamma flux and coolant temperature at multiple locations in the core of an operating commercial nuclear reactor. These sensors will require no external power source and will telemeter temperature encoded as the frequency of the sound radiated by the sensor a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  10. High-Speed Radiation-Hard Optical Transceivers for Particle Detectors

    SBC: Alphacore, Inc.            Topic: 27d

    While commercial, advanced optical transceivers can transmit data rates beyond 100Gb/s, they will not function in the high radiation environment present at the High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC). These data transmission technologies are also too massive to be placed inside the HL-LHC detectors, where added mass degrades the measurements being made. The top custom-designed radiation-har ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
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