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  1. Compact Raman Fiber Optic Probe with Inline Spectral Filtering

    SBC: Nikira Labs Inc.            Topic: None

    In this Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) effort, Nikira Labs Inc. proposes to develop a compact Raman fiber optic probe with inline spectral filtering that improves fiber-coupled Raman measurements by filtering out Raman scattering from the excitation fiber and elastically scattered laser light from the collection fibers. The technology will enable compact fiber probes for Raman studies i ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Continuous Monitoring of Natural Gas Infrastructure for Increased Community Resilience using Voltammetric Sensors

    SBC: FULLMOON SENSORS, INC.            Topic: None

    Fullmoon has the first chip-level sensors capable of identifying and quantifying molecules in the air. At the core of our technology are printed voltammetric sensors, which are operated using cyclic voltammetry, an electrochemical technique that probes for the redox potential, a unique signature of molecules. We have demonstrated this sensing principle for the detection of carbon monoxide and meth ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Novel HSI Sensor

    SBC: Arete Associates            Topic: 03a

    The Remote Detection Program within the Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development (DNN R&D) is tasked with developing new technical capabilities to improve the detection, identification, and characterization of special nuclear and radiological materials. In addition to the detection of new threats, the office must also meet nuclear test treaty monitoring obligations. Due ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  4. Optimizing algae based polyurethanes for controlled biodegradation

    SBC: ALGENESIS CORPORATION            Topic: 08b

    Today approximately 7,000 million metric tons (MMt) of plastic waste has been generated, and only a few percentage of that had been recycled, with the vast majority accumulating in landfills, or worse in the natural environments like our oceans. If we continue at this same rate, there will be 96 billion tons of plastic waste accumulated on this planet by 2050; this has to change. Our goal is to de ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  5. Two-Dimensional Dispersion Interferometer

    SBC: L-Egant Solutions, LLC            Topic: 24a

    Many applications in science, engineering, biology, and technology rely on interferometry to measure precisely the density of a plasma, gas, fluid, cellular structure, etc. Optical interferometry provides the highest sensitivity and resolution of all similar methods, yet designs are limited by mechanical vibrations, design complexity, and high maintenance. A Dispersion Interferometer (DI) alleviat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  6. Algae Photobioreactor for High-throughput, Low-cost Research and Development

    SBC: Microbio Engineering, Inc            Topic: 08c

    To advance a strong and economically viable biofuels and bioproducts industry, tools are needed for selecting and improving microalgae strains that exhibit higher productivities under conditions prevalent in the open pond environment. Conventional laboratory cultivation systems do not meet research needs, as they are either high-cost, but at low replication, or alternatively low up- front cost, at ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  7. Luminescent Enhancement for Combined Solar and Commercial Agriculture

    SBC: Soliculture            Topic: 12e

    This proposal will develop a new racking/mounting system combined with a new agriculture- tuned luminescent solar panel for low cost high tunnel implementation to produce both crops and electricity for small local farms. Crop trials performed under this specialized panel/racking system can be extended to open field agriculture with standard utility scale racking system in phase II. The US agricult ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  8. Misoperation Reduction and Fault Detection/Localization by Distributed Signal Analysis

    SBC: Elintrix            Topic: 05b

    The increasing presence of distributed energy resources on the grid means that fault current can be drawn from sources other than the substation. Such reduction in fault current supplied by the substation can cause the substation protective-relaying equipment to fail to trip, leaving dangerous faults energized. In response, the U.S. Departmentof Energy is fostering the development of new technolog ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  9. Discovery and optimization of effective plastic depolymerizing enzymes

    SBC: PRIMORDIAL GENETICS Inc.            Topic: 08b

    Today, only 20% of the nearly 400 million tons of global plastic production is recycled, leading to massive environmental pollution and unnecessary petroleum use. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is one of the most abundant plastics and is widely recycled by mechanical sorting and remelting into raw material for new product manufacturing. Recycled PET commands a lower in value than the virgin plas ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  10. High-Efficiency, High Average Power Inductive Output Tubes

    SBC: Calabazas Creek Research, Inc.            Topic: 27b

    Better RF sources are required for ion and proton accelerators and colliders. Only klystrons are currently available; however, they are very large and expensive at frequencies below 1 GHz. Smaller, less expensive, and higher efficiency sources are required for new programs. Inductive output tubes operate in this frequency range, but they cannot provide sufficient power because of grid fabrication ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy

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