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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. Ultracompact laser ceilometer for boundary layer and cloud height retrievals

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: 20c

    The advent of sensor networks to gather atmospheric data for weather and climate prediction on large spatial and temporal scales is crucial to the advancement of our understanding of many important processes that make up such predictive models. The height of the atmospheric boundary layer, for example, is used to parameterize boundary layer transport in numerical weather prediction models and boun ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  2. Hyperfast Silicon Detector Modules for Particle Detection

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 28c

    Advancement in detector technology is continuously ongoing as the needs of high-energy experimental facilities evolve. For example, upgrades are needed at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) as the luminosity is increased. Without advancing fast detector technology many future high energy physics experiments will be limited by the timing capabilities of current particle detector technology. One of the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  3. Energy-Saving Process for Extraction of Vanadium

    SBC: Boston Electrometallurgical Corporation            Topic: 06c

    Vanadium is a critical contributor to many different clean energy applications. It is directly used in the most common titanium alloy, Ti-6Al-4V. However, over 80% of the vanadium produced is used in steel production as ferrovanadium master alloy. Vanadium is an essential component to the high-strength low alloy (HSLA) steels and many advanced high strength steels (AHSS) that are being employed fo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  4. SEI Stabilization of Si anodes via Conducting Polymer Encapsulation

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: 13a

    The integration of silicon anodes, with their high theoretical specific capacity (4200 mAh/g vs. 372 mAh/g for the conventional graphite anode), into Li-ion cells and subsequent battery packs can significantly increase their energy density, which will assist in extending the range of electric vehicles. However, they suffer from low rapid capacity fade (low cycle-life) due to physical (mechanical f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  5. Augmented Reality (AR) within the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

    SBC: Boston Engineering Corporation            Topic: DLA181001

    The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) believes there may be advantages to using Augmented Reality (AR) technologies, including the associated benefits of Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities, for improving procurement, logistics and distribution processes in its operations today. Commercial businesses around the world are proving gains in reliability, repeatability, and reduced process costs in all ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Logistics Agency
  6. Portable Hyperspectral Multiphoton Excitation Fluorescence Lifetime Microscopy Imager

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: 25a

    Discovering the real-time functions/dynamics of the cells in living organisms is a central goal of numerous biological studies- In plant biology, advanced knowledge of cell metabolism (a key cell function) could substantially accelerate the progression of cutting-edge bioengineering (e-g-, metabolic engineering) research aimed at improving modern agriculture and bio-energy production- However, pla ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  7. Novel Process for Realization of High-QE Bialkali Photocathodes

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 01b

    Nuclear detection and spectroscopy is used to detect and characterize global nuclear security threats and prevent spread of materials, technology, and expertise related to weapons of mass destruction. High performance scintillation detectors are the backbone of such tools. Recent advances in scintillators have demonstrated superior spectroscopic qualities, rivaling those of the semiconductor detec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  8. Commercial ALD Process for Elimination of Memory Effects in Xe Beta Cells

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 02a

    There is a need to improve the monitoring techniques for radioactive xenon (Xe) in the atmosphere, so that clandestine nuclear test explosions can be confirmed. The equipment used for the detection of radioactive Xe gas incorporates plastic scintillators, which unfortunately trap the Xe gas during operation. The result is a residual Xe activity in the detector that affects subsequent measurements, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  9. A 5 W, 700 GHz Gyrotron for Scattering Diagnostics in Burning Plasmas

    SBC: BRIDGE 12 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: 21a

    As the fusion science research advances towards the demonstration of practical reactors for commercial adoption there is a growing need to develop diagnostic systems for monitoring various plasma parameters in real time for control and shaping of the plasma density and profile. Recent, experiments have demonstrated the potential of a High-k Scattering system for studying turbulence physics studies ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  10. ALD-GCA-MCPs with Low Thermal Coefficient of Resistance

    SBC: INCOM, INC.            Topic: 01d

    Proliferation detection equipment requires deployment at remote, inaccessible sites and has to be able to operate over a rather wide temperature range. Scintillation light due to neutrons, gamma rays, or other indicators of nuclear material is typically detected with photon sensors based on photocathodes and microchannel-plate (MCP) amplifiers. Incom’s MCP technology uses an Atomic Layer Deposit ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
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