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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 April, 2020.

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Efficient Process for the Production of High Conductivity, Carbon-rich Materials from Coal

    SBC: MixZon, Inc.            Topic: 18c

    Domestic coal can be used to manufacture high value carbon products for multiple applications. The market value of these high performance materials often exceeds the fuel and heat value of coal, which illustrates there are sustainable market forces for manufacturing carbon materials from coal. However, current processes to produce high performance carbon materials from coal pose significant challe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  4. Carbon Dioxide Absorption via Ultra-high Surface Area Carbon

    SBC: VURONYX TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: 18d

    The increase in CO2 in atmosphere can be attributed to vehicular emissions, coal/natural gas power plants, and industrial processes. CO2 removal from atmosphere is considered critical for reducing climate change effects; Current CO2 capture is performed using amine-based scrubbing systems via absorption–regeneration technology. However, amine based CO2 removal is energy intensive and not cost-ef ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  5. Advanced Silver Sheathed 2212/Ag Wire for High Field Magnets

    SBC: Solid Material Solutions, LLC            Topic: 26a

    Solid Material Solutions (SMS), in collaboration with the Applied Superconductivity Center (ASC) at Florida State University, will establish the feasibility of an innovative, silver sheathed Bi2Sr2Ca1Cu2Ox (2212/Ag) High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) wire design that enables much higher wire current densities, adding to the advances achieved by recent powder and over pressure (OP) process deve ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  6. 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
  7. Development of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants for Hydropower Applications

    SBC: POLNOX CORPORATION            Topic: 15a

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I proposal addresses the development of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants for hydropower plants. Eco-friendly lubricants are necessary to safeguard marine environments from lubricant leaks, spillage, or accidental release from malfunctioning systems or equipment. By developing the next generation of high performing lubricants using eco-friendly add ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  8. New Coulometry Technique for Li-ion Battery Durability Analysis

    SBC: Xilectric, Inc.            Topic: 13a

    Large Li-ion factories are being built around the world in an attempt to dramatically lower cost through economies of scale.At the same time, new market opportunities are becoming accessible to Li-ion as the technology improves. For many of these technologies, the levelized cost of energy storage is the primary metric, not $/kWh. Cycle life varies tremendously depending on cycling conditions, chem ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  9. High Power Ceramic Disk Lasers with Gradient Doping Made by Direct Ink Writing

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 25c

    The power output of the high power lasers used in physics research is limited by the materials available for making the gain media in the laser. Future increases in power will require new and better materials. Operation at high power creates great thermal stresses that can lead to effects such as birefringence, thermal lensing or even physical fracture damage to the host itself. Effective cooling ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  10. Hotspot Enabled Accurate Determination of Common Area Occupancy Using Network Tools (HEADCOUNT)

    SBC: ENDEVEO INC.            Topic: DEFOA0001738

    "We propose a disruptive, user-transparent occupancy sensor to accurately determine the presence of occupants in residential buildings to enable temperature setbacks and provide energy savings of over 30% per year. Our technique utilizes standard 802.11ac (or higher) commercially available WiFi-equipped devices such as routers, access points and Raspberry Pi’s (hotspots) as sensors to monitor a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EnergyARPA-E

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