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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. LWIR Compressive Hyperspectral Imager

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: 27c

    Current hyperspectral imaging systems are large, expensive, and produce a large quantity of superfluous data that is typically compressed as part of detection and analysis. A hyperspectral imaging solution based on compressive sensing concepts is sought with utility to remote monitoring of activities associated with nuclear and radiological material production. A highly sensitive yet low-cost and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
  2. Thyratron Replacement

    SBC: DIVERSIFIED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: 31b

    Although the thyratrons used in klystron modulators for large accelerator projects function properly, they need replacement every 10,000 hours at a cost of $13,000 each, plus labor. Furthermore, periodic maintenance is required to adjust their reservoir heater voltage over the thyratron lifetime. Thyratrons are also becoming obsolete as fewer and fewer vendors are selling them in response to decre ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
  3. Fiber based seed laser for ultrafast CO2 laser systems

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: 32a

    A fiber based high performance 10-micron femtosecond seed laser is an ideal front end of ultrafast CO2 laser systems, which requires a near IR mode-locked fiber laser and a high energy pulsed pump fiber laser synchronized with the mode-locked fiber laser for frequency conversion and power amplification. Efficiently generating stable and reliable mode-locked near IR fiber laser is the primary issue ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
  4. Domestic, high-quality 2212 precursor powder for high temperature superconducting round wires

    SBC: Solid Material Solutions, LLC            Topic: 33c

    High temperature superconducting (HTS) BSCCO 2212 based wires provide the opportunity for ground breaking advances in the field levels of magnets, while greatly reducing their weight, size and power consumption. This project will establish key elements of an innovative approach for producing superior precursor HTS powder that will be applied in the development and production of leading edge 2212 s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
  5. Further Development of Large-Area Micro-channel Plates for a Broad Range of Commercial Applications

    SBC: INCOM, INC.            Topic: 35b

    This program will build on the work of the Large-Area Psec Photo-Detector (LAPPD) program, under which a transformative design for low-cost large-area photodetectors that use 8 square micro-channel plates (MCPs) is being developed. The technology will be extended by reducing the pore size of these large-area MCPs from 20 m to 10 m for commercial and scientific applications requiring improved spac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
  6. Supperlattice Doped APDs for Improved UV Sensitivity in Scintillator Calorimetry

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 35b

    One of the proposed next generation Intensity Frontier experiments is Mu2e. Mu2e will directly probe the Intensity Frontier as well as aid research on the Energy and Cosmic frontiers with precision measurements required to characterize the properties and interactions of new particles discovered at the Intensity Frontier. In order to reach its science goals, detector upgrades are required. A key ap ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
  7. High Thermal Conductivity, Radiation Resistant Adhesive for High Energy Physics

    SBC: SURMET, CORP.            Topic: 35f

    The proposal addresses a demand in High-Energy Physics for radiation-insensitive high-thermal-conductivity adhesives. Adhesives play an active role in keeping electronic devices cool by conducting heat away, thus increasing reliability. A radiation-tolerant adhesive exhibiting high thermal conductivity is strongly desired. Surmet proposes to develop a novel adhesive formulation that uses Aluminum ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
  8. Templated Micro-Channel Thermal Control System

    SBC: REACTIVE INNOVATIONS, LLC            Topic: 37e

    Electronic systems have increasing thermal demands that need improved cooling solutions that are light weight and low cost. An effective thermal control solution is needed that can integrate with on-detector electronics used in nuclear physics instruments. A new manufacturing method is proposed by Reactive Innovations, LLC to develop micro- channel heat exchangers with tailored sizes, geometries, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
  9. Solid-State Neutron Detectors with Integrated Electronics for Nuclear Physics

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 39b

    At present, detectors of fast neutrons use liquid scintillators liquid scintillators can be dangerous to handle due to their low flash points and bulkiness, and the readout of the liquid scintillator by large PMTs limits the available position resolution and ability to operate in high magnetic fields. Large arrays of detectors are hampered by the large cost of many channels of electronics and the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
  10. LED-assisted ignition for lean-burn IC engines

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 07e

    We plan to propose an LED-assisted ignition technique for lean-burn internal combustion engines. It has been known for decades that lean fuel/air mixture is difficult to ignite than the stoichiometric mixture. The proposed technology is based on enhancing chemical reactivity of fuel-air mixtures by non-equilibrium optical pumping of reaction intermediates from ground state to the electronic excite ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy

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