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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. Manufacturing of Low-Background Copper Electrical Components for Rare Event Detection

    SBC: GALT LLC            Topic: 30c

    This SBIR Phase I project will develop the manufacturing capability for the production of ultra-low-background copper for use in electronic interconnects and support architecture- Copper is an attractive electronic and support material because of its favorable conductivity and mechanical properties- Fortuitously, the material can also be electroplated with high radiopurity, particularly if the ele ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  2. Development of Corrosion Resistant Bimetallic Structures for Lead-Bismuth Cooled High Temperature Reactor Systems

    SBC: Niowave, Inc.            Topic: 13a

    One of the most promising concepts of advanced high temperature nuclear reactor systems utilizes liquid metal coolants to optimize heat transfer, neutronics, safety, and compactness- Molten lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE) is one of the primary candidates for such coolants due to its unique thermo-mechanical and neutronics properties- The structural components of advanced reactors must be corrosion res ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  3. Ultrafast Electron Microscopy Module to Upgrade Existing Commercial Electron Microscopes

    SBC: Niowave, Inc.            Topic: 11a

    This project will develop a flexible longitudinal electron optical system based on high-precision radio-frequency cavities for short and intense electron bunch compressions, both in the energy and time domains. The proposed system is designed to be insertable into an existing transmission electron microscope column to upgrade its temporal resolution. Active phase-space control enables broad ranges ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  4. Persistent Monitoring of Dissolved Oxygen for Investigations of Biogeochemical Cycles Across the Terrestrial-Aquatic Ecosystem Interface

    SBC: OPTI 02, LLC            Topic: 19b

    Environmental sensor networks capable of taking data quickly enough to capture minute-scale fluctuations and durable enough to capture these data for entire seasons provide essential information for studying the seasonal and annual effects of environmental activity across complete ecosystems. The models informed by this data are useful for predicting both short- and long-term changes to economical ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  5. Real-time Dissolved Oxygen Monitoring for Understanding Biogeochemical Processes in the Hanford Reach Columbia River Hyporheic Zone

    SBC: OPTI 02, LLC            Topic: 19a

    One of the overarching goals of the Department of Energy’s Biological and Environmental Research (DOE- BER) program is the quantification of biogeochemical processes in complex subsurface environments at the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River in Washington and East River flood plain in Colorado. The models informed by this data are useful for predicting both short- and long-term changes to econ ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  6. Development of High-Q SRF Structures by Nitrogen Doping for Superconducting Electron Linacs

    SBC: Niowave, Inc.            Topic: 26c

    One of the most exciting recent developments in superconducting RF technology has been the discovery of a nitrogen-doping process which can reliably increase the superconducting quality factor of niobium resonators well above 1010 at high frequency (>1 GHz). This process is now well demonstrated in particular for TESLA-style 9-cell cavities at 1.3 GHz. Nitrogen doping is part of the plan for the p ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  7. Flash Processed Steel for Automotive Applications

    SBC: SFP WORKS, LLC            Topic: 02b

    The Department of Energy (DOE) has pursued multiple strategies for making vehicles lighter and more fuel efficient. Past efforts have focused on either developing technologies to replace heavy steel components or using high-strength steels to reduce the amount of steel needed for the same load-bearing capacity. However, these techniques have proved problematic because the former requires expensive ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  8. A Corrosion Test Station for Improved Characterization and Examination Capabilities of Advanced Nuclear Reactor Fuels and Materials

    SBC: Niowave, Inc.            Topic: 30i

    Advanced nuclear reactor systems utilize liquid metal coolants, which requires that reactor component materials be corrosion resistant while maintaining safety, reliability, and performance criteria in normal reactor operation as well as in accident scenarios. Niowave, in collaboration with Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Michigan, is currently developing a hybrid fast/thermal ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  9. High Voltage Lithium Ion Battery with Improved Life and Safety

    SBC: Navitas Advanced Solutions Group, LLC            Topic: 13a

    Higher performance batteries are needed to support commercialization of electric vehicles. Battery performance can be improved through cell chemistry innovations that raise the discharge voltage without sacrificing cost or safety. This DOE SBIR will demonstrate innovative high voltage and high temperature non-carbonate electrolytes. Combined with stabilized high voltage cathode materials, this wil ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  10. Replacing NaI with CdZnTe in Radioxenon Detectors for Nuclear Explosion Monitoring

    SBC: H3D            Topic: 01d

    Radioxenon collection and monitoring provide valuable information about nuclear weapon testing and nuclear power accidents via 80 radionuclide detection stations around the world. Radioactive xenon is produced via nuclear reactions in nuclear reactors or nuclear weapons. However, the ratios of xenon isotopes vary based on the production mechanism, so by accurately quantifying these ratios, the sou ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy

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