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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. Efficient Arrays for Generating Light Emission (EAGLE)

    SBC: Chip Design Systems            Topic: AF16AT22

    With today's IRLED devices, >99.4% of input electrical power is converted into parasitic/waste heat. Moreover, as the local temperatures of the pixels increase due to the generated heat, IRLED optical efficiency is further reduced. Overall this severely ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Hybrid Broadband Optical Links

    SBC: LUMILANT, INC.            Topic: AF151005

    ABSTRACT: The use of optical fibers for the transport and distribution of RF signals brings the benefits of both worlds at the fingertip of the network engineer! A Hybrid Broadband Optical Link enables such heterogeneous network, an end-to-end network solution that leverages the unique features and capabilities offered by RF and optical networks. The use of an optical fiber backbone to provide hig ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. STTR Phase I: Plasmonic Carbon dioxide to fuel photocatalysis by solar energy

    SBC: Solargasoline LLC            Topic: MN

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this project is in the development of a transformative carbon dioxide sequestration technology that can convert carbon dioxide and water directly into gasoline fuels with unprecedented efficiency, with sunlight as the only energy input. The technology is based on earth abundant metals as photo-catalysts, is environment- friendly, and potentially can be us ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 National Science Foundation
  4. STTR Phase I: Piezoelectric Fatigue Fuse Based Wireless Sensor Network

    SBC: Metal Fatigue Solutions Inc.            Topic: EW

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this project is to establish a precedence for remote, real time assessment of the safety and serviceability of infrastructural assets through the development of a self-powered structural health monitoring system. This piezoelectric fatigue fuse (PFF) will enable the establishment of quantifiable metrics to discern the current state of life as well as proj ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 National Science Foundation
  5. SBIR Phase I: Platform for Impedance Diagnostics and Power Management for Electric Vehicle Battery Systems

    SBC: Hive Battery Inc            Topic: EW

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this project centers on furthering scientific understanding of degradation in electrochemical energy storage. The project will explore technology that will enable the large-scale transfer of a key laboratory-proven diagnostic tool from the lab to the field. This tool, called electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), is a noninvasive assessment of the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 National Science Foundation
  6. SBIR Phase I: A smart behavior modification platform to improve motivation, learning and self-esteem.

    SBC: eBravium, Inc.            Topic: EA

    This SBIR Phase 1 project will improve motivation, learning and self-esteem of children by incorporating well-established principles from behavioral psychology and gaming science. The innovation disrupts conventional paradigms by advantageously leveraging the exploding screen time trends of digital games and social media, which are commonly a nemesis to learning and attention span. Children's inte ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 National Science Foundation
  7. Electrostatic Precipitation System for Radionuclide Particle Collection

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 04

    To monitor for compliance with nonproliferation treaties such as the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), several hundred ground stations around the world collect radionuclide aerosols from the atmosphere and measure the isotopic composition to detect, locate, and characterize nuclear events. These stations must process enormous volumes of air to collect minute amounts of the radioactive ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  8. Manufacture of Metallic Fuel Pins with Advanced Geometries

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 30

    New types of nuclear power plants under development that to enable nuclear power to provide a large-scale source of environmentally benign power generation while improving safety and minimizing proliferation risks. For best performance, these reactors will require large numbers of uranium alloy fuel pins made with unique geometries. No method currently exists for producing large numbers of fuel pi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  9. Building a Next Generation Seismic Hammer™ to Improve Ground-Based Nuclear Detonation Detection

    SBC: HK Exploration            Topic: 04

    The National Nuclear Security Agency, NA-22 overseas nuclear counterproliferation R&D. The NA-22 Source Physics Experiment (SPE), Underground Nuclear Explosion Signatures Experiment (UNESE), and other counter-proliferation experiments involving the use of Seismic and Infrasonic (very lowfrequency acoustic) sources have traditionally used buried chemical explosives and relatively small arrays of se ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  10. Cost Effective, Fault Tolerant Nuclear Fuel Monitoring System with Radiation Hardened SRAM Neutron Detector

    SBC: PACKET DIGITAL LLC            Topic: 30

    There are imminent needs for improvements and advancements in the research and development of new sensor materials and measurements techniques for nuclear material control and accountability. Nuclear storage facilities for used fuel and electrochemical recycling facilities need more robust safeguards and security than ever. In addition, fuel monitoring must be done in a cost effective manner. How ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy

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