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  1. Real-Time Formative Assessment of NGSS Mathematics Practices for High School Physical Science

    SBC: Apprendis LLC            Topic: 99190018R0006

    Through previous grant awards from IES and the National Science Foundation and an ED/IES SBIR award, researchers developed a virtual laboratory with performance-based simulations aligned to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in physical, life, and earth science for middle school, as well as a dashboard to provide teachers real-time formative and summative assessment reports on students doing ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  2. Forward Osmosis system for treatment of fracking water

    SBC: 2W ITECH LLC            Topic: 20e

    Water management is not only crucial to meet the needs of growing population and expanding industrialization, it also significantly affects the future of the water-energy nexus- Large volumes of water produced from the oil and gas operations through horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing present both localized management challenges and potential opportunities for beneficial reuse- Hence, eff ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  3. Spatially-Resolved Microbial Activity Probe Using Infrared Measurements of Nitrous Oxide and Methane Isotopes in Soil

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 22b

    Soil health is an important factor in ensuring long term agricultural production and food security- Soil microbial activity is crucial to nutrient cycling and soil fertility, but it is strongly dependent upon environmental variables, such as temperature, humidity, and nutrient and oxygen content- Technology that probes soil microbial activity in real time with spatial fidelity is needed to better ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  4. UV/Near-IR Aerosol Absorption Monitor

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 23c

    Light-absorbing aerosols can influence the global radiation budget and thermodynamic balance of the planet by reducing the amount of sunlight reaching the surface and heating their surroundings- At present, most aerosol absorption measurement techniques collect the airborne samples on a filter substrate and then measure light attenuation due to the collected samples- The filter-based methods usual ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  5. Photo-Thermal Interferometry (PTI) Particulate Absorption Monitor

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 23c

    Understanding the role that aerosols play in atmospheric radiative forcing is currently the major focus of the Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Sciences Program- Aerosol particles affect the radiative balance of the earth directly, by scattering and absorbing solar and terrestrial radiation, and indirectly, by acting as cloud condensation nuclei- It is now recognized that the atmospheric loa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  6. Nanoscale IR Spectroscopy System with advanced temperature and Environment Control

    SBC: Anasys Instruments Corp.            Topic: 10a

    Infrared spectroscopy is one of the most commonly used forms of chemical analysis, but its fundamental spatial resolution limit, has prevented it from being widely applied to the field of nanostructured materials- To address this limitation, nanoscale infrared spectroscopy has emerged combining atomic force microscopy and infrared laser sources to provide chemical analysis with nanoscale spatial r ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  7. Breakthrough photo-thermal modulation based IR microscope for sub-micron characterization of cellular metabolism and chemical processes within cells

    SBC: Anasys Instruments Corp.            Topic: 25a

    Label-free sub-micron chemical imaging and spectroscopy has long been sought for visualization of biomolecules and materials in complex living systems- As stated in the DOE’s Biological and Environmental Research Program Office website, Bioimaging and measurement technologies that can resolve multiple key metabolic processes over time within or among cells will act as a crucial bridge toward lin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  8. Development of Innovative Gas Diffusion Layers for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells

    SBC: AVCARB, LLC            Topic: 17b

    The proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) has a significant potential for use in a variety of applications, such as transportation, backup, and portable power, although there are still remaining technical and cost challenges that must be solved for commercialization- The DOE has recognized the importance of the gas diffusion layer (GDL) and has requested innovative GDL designs that will impro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  9. Photonic-Storage Subsystem Input/Output (P-SSIO) Interface

    SBC: AYAR LABS INC            Topic: 05a

    The Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research aims to develop next generation leadership class supercomputers which are used to analyze, simulate, model and predict complex phenomenon for numerous scientific and DOE mission critical applications- For affordable and scalable supercomputers, high-speed, distance independent and power efficient photonic interconnects will be a key enabling tec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  10. Development of X-Ray FEL Oscillators with Higher Out-Coupling Efficiency

    SBC: Calabazas Creek Research, Inc.            Topic: 07a

    Improved extraction efficiency is required for x-ray free electron lasers (XFELs), as current out- coupling efficiencies are approximately 4%- The current technique used in XFELs is based on SASE which is inherently noisy with large shot-to-shot variations in output power and spectrum- Calabazas Creek Research Inc- proposes to develop advanced XFEL oscillator designs with high out-coupling efficie ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy

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