FY09 Phase I by Topic

TECHNICAL TOPICS:

 
TOPIC:
TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT BES USER FACILITIES
 
Company:
RadiaBeam Technologies, LLC
13428 Beach Avenue
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292-5624
 
Title:
A High-Resolution Transverse Diagnostic Based on Fiber Optics
 
Summary:
This project will develop a new means of measuring the properties of state-of-the-art electron beams with radiation hardened fiber optics. Knowledge of these properties is critical to successful operation of the facilities that produce these beams. These facilities are widely used to probe the nature of matter in virtually all fields of science and technology.
 

Company:
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699
 
Title:
Bright Quantum Dot Scintillator for High Frame Rate Imaging
 
Summary:
This project will develop a scintillator that will allow exploitation of the potential of current state-of-the-art X-ray detectors used for synchrotron applications, medical imaging, X-ray scanning equipment at airports and border control and detectors for homeland security, and in small animal research, which is so important for the development of new drugs in a rapid and cost-effective manner.
 

Company:
Ultramet
12173 Montague Street
Pacoima, CA 91331
 
Title:
Foam Core Structure for Protective Gas Film Formation in High-Power Mercury Spallation Targets
 
Summary:
By adapting advanced rocket thruster technology, this project will create a representative mercury spallation target that will help enable full power use of the SNS at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The research then made possible by the fully functioning SNS will spur considerable advancements in materials science, medicine, and industry.
 

 
TOPIC:
RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) DEVICES AND COMPONENTS FOR ACCELERATOR FACILITIES
 
Company:
Beam Power Technology, Inc.
5 Rolling Green Lane
Chelmsford, MA 01824
 
Title:
Design Studies of Megawatt-Class Continuous-Wave Elliptic-BeamI Inductive Output Tubes
 
Summary:
This project will develop megawatts-class highpower, high-efficiency elliptic-beam inductive output tubes (EBIOTs) for accelerator applications.
 

Company:
Beam Power Technology, Inc.
5 Rolling Green Lane
Chelmsford, MA 01824
 
Title:
Development of a 100 kW 2.815 GHz Continuous-Wave Elliptic Beam Klystron with Two Output Windows
 
Summary:
This project will develop a high-efficiency, low-voltage elliptic-beam klystron to reduce costs of operating accelerators for basic energy science research.
 

Company:
Beam Power Technology, Inc.
5 Rolling Green Lane
Chelmsford, MA 01824
 
Title:
Development of a Pulsed, 10% Duty 140 kW, 402.5 MHz Elliptic-Beam Inductive Output Tube
 
Summary:
This project will develop a new class of energy efficient, higher power, lower cost inductive output tubes. IOTs are used in areas such as leading edge scientific research and digital TV broadcasting where high power rf amplification is required.
 

Company:
DULY Research Inc.
1912 MacArthur Street
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-1111
 
Title:
RF Coupler Controllable with a Fluid Circuit
 
Summary:
This project will develop a fluid controlled, tunable RF coupler for both normal conducting and superconducting RF cavities. This is an important innovation in the fields of RF accelerators and power sources.
 

Company:
Green Mountain Radio Research Company
77 Vermont Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446
 
Title:
Development of High-Efficiency Power Amplifiers for 350 - 500 MHz
 
Summary:
Accelerators used by DOE for nuclear-physics research require huge amounts of electrical power. The project will develop high-efficiency power amplifiers that will significantly reduce electricity consumption, thus reducing operating costs, importation of foreign petroleum, pollution, and greenhouse-gas emissions.
 
TOPIC:
ADVANCED SOURCES FOR ACCELERATOR FACILITIES
 
Company:
Advanced Energy Systems, Inc.
27 Industrial Blvd, Unit E
Medford, NY 11763-2286
 
Title:
Advanced High-Brightness Electron Source
 
Summary:
This project will develop an advanced electron source suitable for driving the next generation of light sources for research, imaging and industrial processing, that will keep the US at the forefront of the important science that will be performed and the spin-off applications that will be developed from that science.
 

Company:
Electrodynamic
4909 Paseo Del Norte NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113-1527
 
Title:
Pulse Resonance for Photoelectron Acceleration
 
Summary:
Accelerator system performance is limited by the high power requirements, low duty cycle, and low repetition rate, of electron guns that can produce a brief electron pulse in a 10-100MV/m environment. This project will create a novel electron gun combining this pulse resonator technology with laser and photocathode technologies.
 

STTR Project
 
Company:
Muons, Inc.
552 N. Batavia Avenue
Batavia, IL 60510
 
Title:
Improved DC Gun Insulator Assembly
 
Summary:
Ceramics with specific changes in resistivity throughout their volume will be developed and manufactured to improve very high voltage gradients in DC guns used for accelerator research and industrial applications.
 

STTR Project
 
Company:
Muons, Inc.
552 N. Batavia Avenue
Batavia, IL 60510
 
Title:
H-Ion Sources for High Intensity Proton Drivers
 
Summary:
A device to produce H- ions, which are each made up of a proton and two electrons, is being developed to enable higher intensity beams with better reliability and improved efficiency for many powerful particle accelerators used in science, industry, and homeland defense.
 

Company:
RadiaBeam Technologies, LLC
13428 Beach Avenue
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292-5624
 
Title:
Development of a CW NCRF Photoinjector Using Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF)
 
Summary:
This project will develop a high average power electron gun manufactured with innovative, cost cutting, techniques. This promises to be a key enabling technology for imaging and analysis applications of interest to homeland security as well as industrial and academic programs.
 

Company:
Rivis, Inc.
8100 Brownleigh Drive
Suite 120
Raleigh, NC 27617
 
Title:
Back-Gate Field Emission-Based Cathode RF Electron Gun
 
Summary:
This project will develop high electron current sources for the Department of Energy. The use of high frequency radio waves to extract the electrons allows the electron sources to be incorporated into electron guns that are needed for high energy accelerators used by the DOE for basic research and electron microscopes to image the materials at near atomic resolution, for example.
 

Company:
SupraMagnetics, Inc.
214 Canal Street
Plantsville, CT 06479
 
Title:
Extrudable NbTi Superconductor with Ferromagnetic Pins for Undulator Magnets
 
Summary:
A new economical NbTi superconductor with advanced performance will be developed for undulator magnets, MRI, and NMR instruments for the general benefit of the public.
 
TOPIC:
ANCILLARY TECHNOLOGIES FOR ACCELERATOR
 
Company:
Boulder Precision Electro-Optics
3049 Redstone Lane
Boulder, CO 80305
 
Title:
A Laser Power-Build-Up System for H Atom Ionization
 
Summary:
A resonant cavity multiplies up light power in a recycling process to a power level at which it can efficiently promote Hydrogen atoms into excited states. The purpose of this is to allow subsequent removal of the electron so the proton can be injected into a proton accelerator.
 

STTR Project
 
Company:
Kapteyn-Murnane Laboratories, Inc.
1855 South 57th Court
Boulder, CO 80301
 
Title:
Convert 1um Ultrafast Fiber Laser to 2um, and Pulses Less than 100Fs
 
Summary:
This project solves difficult problem on a critical piece of equipment for the next generation of free electron lasers. These systems are crucial to generating high brightness light sources for studies in chemistry, biology, and medicine.
 

STTR Project
 
Company:
Muons, Inc.
552 N. Batavia Avenue
Batavia, IL 60510
 
Title:
High Power Co-Axial SRF Coupler
 
Summary:
Co-axial window technology is being improved with new materials and techniques in order to transfer RF power from sources to RF cavities at very high levels to satisfy the demands of intense light sources used for science and industry.
 

Company:
Muons, Inc.
552 N. Batavia Avenue
Batavia, IL 60510
 
Title:
Beam Pipe HOM Absorber for 750 MHz RF Cavity Systems
 
Summary:
Superconducting RF cavity systems will be improved by developing better designs and materials for the absorption of unwanted higher order mode (HOM) frequencies that lead to beam instabilities in synchrotron light sources.
 

Company:
Q-Peak, Incorporated
135 South Road
Bedford, MA 01730-2307
 
Title:
Temporal Pulse Shaping Techniques for Photo-injector Lasers
 
Summary:
Fundamental studies in biology, materials science, chemistry, and physics will greatly benefit from the next generation of linear accelerators and free-electron lasers. Our program will make a significant advance in a key laser technology needed for these next-generation systems.
 

Company:
Tech-X Corporation
5621 Arapahoe Avenue
Suite A
Boulder, CO 80303-1379
 
Title:
Efficient Multiscale Algorithms for Modeling Coherent Synchrotron Radiation
 
Summary:
A physical process called coherent synchrotron radiation can seriously limit performance of existing and future DOE-operated particle-accelerator-based facilities. This project will develop computational tools that will allow DOE- and DoD-funded scientists to accurately model and more efficiently mitigate the adverse effects of coherent synchrotron radiation.
 

Company:
Tech-X Corporation
5621 Arapahoe Avenue
Suite A
Boulder, CO 80303-1379
 
Title:
Virtual Cavity Prototyping with VORPAL
 
Summary:
Giving the designers of superconducting radio frequency accelerator cavities the ability to test their designs before they build physical prototypes will save both and time and money. This project will develop software that will allow the testing of cavity designs in a virtual environment.
 

Company:
Tech-X Corporation
5621 Arapahoe Avenue
Suite A
Boulder, CO 80303-1379
 
Title:
High Fidelity Simulation of Low-Energy Ion Beam Chopping for the Spallation Neutron Source
 
Summary:
Commercial software will be used and further enhanced in order to reduce risk and cost for planned experiments at Oak Ridge National Lab, which are part of the planned upgrade to the Spallation Neutron Source, an important DOE user facility for a wide range of research and development efforts.
 

Company:
Tech-X Corporation
5621 Arapahoe Avenue
Suite A
Boulder, CO 80303-1379
 
Title:
Simulation of Short-Range Wakefields in Accelerating Structures for X-Ray Sources
 
Summary:
Significant scientific discovery is enabled by particle accelerator-based sources of X-rays. Existing software is being enhanced to enable the efficient, accurate design of critical components, leading to improved capabilities and reduced costs.
 
TOPIC:
INSTRUMENTATION FOR ELECTRON MICROSCOPY AND SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY
 
Company:
Advanced Research Corporation
4459 White Bear Parkway
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
 
Title:
Scanning Probe Microscopy
 
Summary:
This project will develop a sensor and technique for measuring high frequency magnetic fields associated with nano-scale structures. This will advance the state of the art ability to quantify and understand electric and magnetic properties on this scale.
 

Company:
Hummingbird Scientific, LLC
8300 28th Court NE
Unit 200
Lacey, WA 98516
 
Title:
A High Applied Field Magnetizing Holder for the TEM
 
Summary:
Scientists can use electron microscopes to see the internal structure of materials, and to probe the inter-relationships between the structure, processing and properties of materials. This project will result in hardware that allows researchers to explore how magnetic materials respond internally to the application of high magnetic fields, and can be expected to lead to new insights and the creation of improved functional magnetic devices.
 

Company:
Hummingbird Scientific, LLC
8300 28th Court NE
Unit 200
Lacey, WA 98516
 
Title:
An Integrated Environmental Holder for the TEM
 
Summary:
Exposure of materials to reactive environments can allow exploration of material synthesis from vapor or an improved understanding of the structure and electronic behavior during catalyzed reactions. This project will yield hardware that will allow scientists to more completely characterize such materials in a transmission electron microscope in the presence of gas or liquid at temperature.
 

Company:
Micro Magnetics, Inc.
421 Currant Road
Fall River, MA 02720-4711
 
Title:
Magnetic Tunnel Junction Nanoprobe Compatible with an Atomic Force Microscope
 
Summary:
This project will develop a new kind of magnetic sensor which measures tiny magnetic fields, such as those created by the microscopic electrical currents in computers and cell phones. This sensor will allow engineers and scientists to better understand magnetic materials and to visualize the behavior of electrical devices.
 

Company:
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699
 
Title:
High Bandwidth Optical Detector for Scanning Probe Microscopy
 
Summary:
Nanoscience is a rapidly advancing field that holds great promise for many areas of scientific study including renewable energy, cancer detection and environmental cleanup. This project will overcome current technological limitations and result in a unique instrument that can be used to help characterize and manipulate nano-scale materials.
 
TOPIC:
INSTRUMENTATION FOR MATERIALS RESEARCH USING SYNCHROTRON RADIATION
 
Company:
Applied Diamond, Inc.
3825 Lancaster Pike
Wilmington, DE 19805
 
Title:
A New Approach to Diamond-Based High Heat Load Monochromators
 
Summary:
This project will make monochromators of diamond for use in the new generation of synchrotrons at DOE laboratories. These diamond monochromators will reduce the operating expense and increase the capacity of these high power facilities accelerating advances in the materials and biological sciences.
 

Company:
Luxel Corporation
515 Tucker Avenue
P.O. Box 1879
Friday Harbor, WA 98250-8040
 
Title:
Wet Sample Holder for Synchrotron-Based X-ray Microscopy
 
Summary:
This project will develop a sample holder that will permit the study of wet samples in the dry vacuum environment of a synchrotron beamline. The new sample holder will increase efficiency of synchrotron-based microscopy experiments saving time while enabling more sensitive measurements of materials like: landfill soils, experimental concrete mixtures that lessen environmental impact, and living cells.
 

Company:
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699
 
Title:
Fast, Photon Counting Detector Arrays with Internal Gain
 
Summary:
This project aims to investigate a new detector design that will have far reaching implications in fundamental scientific studies as well as commercial applications. It will be useful in diverse fields such as materials studies, health care and space research.
 

Company:
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699
 
Title:
Low Cost, High Speed, High Sensitivity Detector for Material Science Studies
 
Summary:
This project will develop a detector that will allow full exploitation of the outstanding advanced photon sources in which the nation has already invested billions of dollars. In addition to unveiling basic functions of biological systems, this development will have a direct impact on such important applications as baggage scanning and homeland security.
 

Company:
Voxtel, Inc.
12725 SW Millikan Way
Suite 230
Beaverton, OR 97005
 
Title:
High-Dynamic-Range, Rad-Hard, Time-Resolved, Correlated X-ray Photon Detector
 
Summary:
This project will enable the study and development of new nanoscale materials. The benefits of the innovation are significant; currently, insight into the dynamical phenomena of condensed matter occurring on lengths shorter than can reached in light scattering is necessary, but currently the potential of the latest generation of synchrotrons is limited by available detector technology.
 

Company:
XIA, LLC
31057 Genstar Road
Hayward, CA 94544
 
Title:
Electronics for Large Superconducting Tunnel Junction Detector Arrays for Synchrotron Soft X-ray Research
 
Summary:
This project will develop low cost digital electronics to support large arrays of cryogenic detectors used to detect and measure the energy of very low energy x-rays. These detectors will be used at the nation's synchrotron x-ray facilities to support research in materials science, biology, geology and environmental research.
 
TOPIC:
ADVANCED COAL RESEARCH
 
Company:
Accelergy Corporation
111 N. Market Street
Suite 910
San Jose, CA 95113
 
Title:
Modeling Studies of CO2 Utilization Routes in Integrated Coal-to-Liquids Processes
 
Summary:
Through a combination of high efficiency conversion and efficient CO2 utilization, this project will provide transportation fuels at lower cost and reduced GHG footprint. Because the US has inexpensive and abundant supplies of coal, commercialization of this technology would stimulate economic growth and increase national security while lowering overall US GHG emission.
 

STTR Project
 
Company:
Boston Applied Technologies, Incorporated
6F Gill Street
Woburn, MA 01801-1721
 
Title:
Novel Wireless NDE Sensors for Continuous Monitoring of Thermal Power Plant Components
 
Summary:
A novel wireless NDE technology for continuous monitoring of thermal power plant components will find broad applications in both government and commercial markets. The success of this project will have great impacts not only to many current DOE sponsored R&D and commercial programs, but also to the NDE industry at large.
 

Company:
Eltron Research & Development Inc.
4600 Nautilus Court South
Boulder, CO 80301-3241
 
Title:
First Principles Identification of New Cathode Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells
 
Summary:
This project will develop new cathode electrocatalysts for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). Since this component generally limits fuel cell performance, development of new materials has the potential to dramatically improve the prospects for SOFCs.
 

Company:
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive
Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20855
 
Title:
A Secure Wireless AE Sensor Network with Advanced Diagnostic and Prognostic Algorithms for Structural Health Monitoring
 
Summary:
This project will develop a novel structural health monitoring (SHM) system using state-of-art wireless AE sensor network techniques to prevent the catastrophic failure of critical equipment and components in advanced power plants.
 

Company:
Southwest Sciences, Inc.
1570 Pacheco Street
Suite E-11
Santa Fe, NM 87505-3993
 
Title:
NDE of Gas Turbine Thermal Barrier Coatings
 
Summary:
This project will develop a method for inspecting power plant and aircraft engine turbine parts that are coated with advanced ceramic materials known as thermal barrier coatings. These coating will greatly improve the performance, life and safety the turbines.
 

Company:
Techno-Sciences, Inc.
11750 Beltsville Drive
Beltsville, MD 20705
 
Title:
Non-Destructive Condition Monitoring for Power Plants
 
Summary:
Structural failures in power systems may lead to forced outage and loss of plant availability, which is extremely costly. A non-destructive condition monitoring system will be developed for real-time analysis and monitoring of structural damage that may be observed at several plant locations.
 
TOPIC:
ADVANCED BATTERY ELECTRODE DEVELOPMENT
 
Company:
Electrochemical Systems, Inc.
9052 High Bridge Drive
Knoxville, TN 37922
 
Title:
Development of High Energy, Low Temperature Rechargeable Battery for Load Leveling Application
 
Summary:
This project will develop high energy battery. This battery will store energy from various sources of energy including renewable sources of energy more economically and reliably than presently available systems.
 

Company:
Materials Modification, Inc.
2721-D Merrilee Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031
 
Title:
Nanostructured Cathode for Magnesium Ion Batteries
 
Summary:
Magnesium batteries show promise as an eco-friendly replacement to lead acid batteries and a cost-efficient alternative to lithium ion batteries. This project will develop a nanostructured cathode material that will have good magnesium ion mobility and electronic conductivity, thereby rendering magnesium ion batteries practical.
 

Company:
Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810
 
Title:
Non-Fracturing, High Performance NiMH Negative Electrode
 
Summary:
The technology from this project will improve nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries with higher performance at a lower cost. These advancements make NiMH competitive for energy storage for utility applications.
 

Company:
Precision Energy and Technology
2000 Composite Drive
Kettering, OH 45420
 
Title:
Novel Energy Storage in a Hybrid Electrochemical Cell
 
Summary:
This project explores a novel electrochemical method of storing electrical energy generated during off-peak periods so that it can be used to offset electrical demand during peak-use periods on an electrical grid.
 
TOPIC:
MATERIALS FOR NUCLEAR ENERGY SYSTEMS
 
Company:
Innovative Technology, Inc.
P.O. Box 60007
Santa Barbara, CA 93160
 
Title:
Kinetic Metallization of Corrosion Resistant Coatings for Molten Salt Heat Exchanger Components on NGNP(IV)
 
Summary:
Next Generation Nuclear Plants using Advanced Gas Cooler Reactors require advanced materials to accommodate high operating temperatures and corrosive molten salt environments. This project will develop protective coatings using the Kinetic Metallization process for application to molten salt heat exchanger components that will extend the life of these structures and reduce the maintenance cost for these power and hydrogen generation plants.
 

Company:
Lambda Research, Inc.
5521 Fair Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45227
 
Title:
Stress Corrosion Cracking Mitigation and Fatigue Strength Improvement of Light Water Reactor Components Using Low Plasticity Burnishing (LPB)
 
Summary:
A novel method of introducing compressive residual stresses into nuclear reactor components using low plasticity burnishing (LPB) is proposed. Material degradation caused by SCC and corrosion fatigue can be dramatically reduced or even eliminated in critical nuclear components through the implementation of LPB.
 

Company:
REB Research & Consulting
12851 Capital Street
Oak Park, MI
 
Title:
Ti2AlNb-Coated Refractory Alloys for Generation IV Nuclear Reactor Construction
 
Summary:
This project will develop a new, high temperature composite material with properties that are attractive for use in new, Generation IV nuclear reactors.
 

Company:
Titanova, Inc
12724 Pennridge Drive
Bridgeton, MO 63304
 
Title:
In Situ Diode Laser Cladding of Erosion Resistant Alloys for Repair of Light Water Reactor Systems and Components
 
Summary:
This project will develop portable diode laser cladding systems for purpose of repairing nuclear power plant systems and components. This program will create high skill jobs, extending the life of the nations 104 nuclear power plants, which provides over 20 percent of the current U.S. electricity supply without carbon emissions.
 

Company:
Visual Composites, LLC
5451 Merwin Lane
Erie, PA 16510
 
Title:
Intermediate Heat Exchanger for Framatome High Temperature Reactor
 
Summary:
A high temperature silicon carbide heat exchanger will be tested as an option for the very high temperature Framatome-ANP nuclear reactor concept. This novel component is a key element in the success of generating electricity and hydrogen without making harmful green-house gases.
 
TOPIC:
SOLID STATE LIGHTING
 
Company:
Cermet, Inc.
1015 Collier Road
Bldg H
Atlanta, GA 30318
 
Title:
Nonpolar Green LEDs Based on InGaN
 
Summary:
This project will develop a green light emitting diode that produces the most amount of green light with the least possible input power. This technology can be coupled with other lighting technology to produce light sources that are highly energy efficient.
 

Company:
MicroContinuum, Inc.
57 Smith Place
Cambridge, MA 02138
 
Title:
Roll-To-Roll Process for Transparent Metal Electrodes in OLED Manufacturing
 
Summary:
A new generation of products made possible by light-emitting polymers on thin flexible films will open many new markets, such as roll-up lighting, TVs and displays. The technology being advanced under this SBIR will provide breakthrough manufacturing technology that can reducing costs and improve the performance of these devices.
 

STTR Project
 
Company:
Solarno Incorporated
153 Hollywood Drive
Coppell, TX 75019
 
Title:
Bright White Tandem OLED with Carbon Nanotube Hole Injecting Interlayer
 
Summary:
This project will develop innovative nanotechnology for manufacturing of high efficiency and brightness organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). Furthermore, the proposed technology is cost-effective and resolves limitations in device lifetime. The commercial applications includes displays, residential and commercial lighting.
 

Company:
TDA Research, Inc.
12345 W. 52nd Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-1916x
 
Title:
Self-Assembled Rare Earth Doped Nanostructured Metal Aluminate Phosphors
 
Summary:
Solid state lighting will reduce electrical consumption and its environmental impact and have a positive economic impact on the U.S. ($115 billion annual savings). The new phosphors developed in this Phase I project are an enabling technology for white light production from blue- and UV-emitting LEDs.
 

Company:
Universal Display Corporation
375 Phillips Blvd.
Ewing, NJ 08618
 
Title:
Novel High Performance Permeation Barrier for Long Lifetime Flexible OLED Lighting
 
Summary:
This project will establish the feasibility of increasing capacity and efficacy of Grid-Independent Photovolatic (PV) Solid State Lighting (SSL) systems while at the same time reducing operating costs and risks for larger-scale applications, such as roadway, parking lot and temporary/emergency illumination.
 

Company:
Universal Display Corporation
375 Phillips Blvd.
Ewing, NJ 08618
 
Title:
Ultra High Efficiency Phosphorescent OLED Lighting
 
Summary:
This project will increase the conversion efficiency of electrical energy into light of organic-light emitting devices and thereby enable replacement of inefficient incandescent bulbs, which consume over 8% of the electricity produced in the United States. Our portfolio of technical expertise will enable the development of high-efficiency, environment-friendly, solid-state, white-lighting sources.
 
TOPIC:
ADVANCED MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR COOLING AND WASTE HEAT RECOVERY
 
Company:
3TEX, Inc.
109 MacKenan Drive
Cary, NC 27511
 
Title:
Advanced Heat Exchanger based on 3D Woven Metal Wires
 
Summary:
Heat exchangers find application in a multitude of consumer products, transportation systems, and industrial processes. Published research on 3-D woven Al wire heat exchangers demonstrated heat transfer rates exceeding the performance of state-of-the art fin structures. This project will demonstrate the concept's feasibility by the design, fabrication, and testing of a prototype heat exchanger. Data from the testing will provide both characterization of the heat transfer and flow restrictions of the 3-D woven structure and provide a direct comparison to a standard structure.
 

Company:
Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.
1046 New Holland Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17601
 
Title:
Nanofluids Enhanced Twisted Tape Heat Exchanger
 
Summary:
Effectively increasing thermal performance of conventional heat exchangers will reduce size, weight, pumping power and cost of the heat exchanger. This project will develop advanced heat exchanger with twisted tape inserts and newly innovated nanofluids as a working fluid to achieve higher efficiency.
 

STTR Project
 
Company:
Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.
1046 New Holland Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17601
 
Title:
Stabilization of Nanofluids Using Self Assembled Monolayers
 
Summary:
Heat transfer is an important part of many energy intensive processes. More efficient heat transfer leads to more efficient use of fuel. Nanofluids have the capability of increasing heat transfer efficiency in many current heat exchangers by improving the heat transfer properties inherent to current coolants.
 

STTR Project
 
Company:
Aegis Technology Inc.
3300 A Westminster Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92703
 
Title:
Nanotube-Enhanced Bulk TE Nanocomposite for High-Efficiency Waste Heat Recovery for Electricity Generation
 
Summary:
This project will develop low-cost, high-efficiency thermoelectric devices and systems for waste heat recovery which will significantly reduce the consummation of energy, and reduce emission and pollution to the environment. The development of the high-ZT bulk TE nanocomposites provides a commercially viable approach to achieve these objectives.
 

Company:
Aspen Aerogels, Incorporated
30 Forbes Road, Bldg B
Northborough, MA 01532
 
Title:
Aerogel Derived Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials
 
Summary:
This project will develop the materials required to fabricate refrigerators and air conditioners that do require a refrigeration gas for operation. They will be more efficient, lighter, quieter, more compact, and more durable while costing less than conventional refrigeration technologies.
 

Company:
Energent Corporation
2321 S. Pullman Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705
 
Title:
Research and Development of an Advanced Turbo Vapor Compression System
 
Summary:
The project will develop a new air conditioning system that can reduce power costs by as much as 10-30%. The new system, the T-VAC system will enable the economic use of new refrigerants that reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause Global Warming.
 

Company:
Nanohmics, Inc.
6201 E. Oltorf Street #400
Austin, TX 78741
 
Title:
Vacuum Microelectronic Thermoelectric Cooler
 
Summary:
To address the ever expanding need for compact, highly efficient refrigeration, Nanohmics, Inc. is developing a solid state thermoelectric cooler based on cold cathode technology. The vacuum microelectronic cooler promises to be rugged, inexpensive, and suitable for a variety of refrigeration needs.
 

Company:
R&D Dynamics Corporation
15 Barber Pond Road
Bloomfield, CT 06002
 
Title:
High Efficiency R744 Centrifugal Chiller
 
Summary:
A carbon dioxide (R744) centrifugal chiller cycle is proposed which is highly efficient and uses a refrigerant having zero GWP (Global Warming Potential). The new chiller cycle will use 60% less power then current R744 cycles in the case of 150 ton capacity chillers.
 

Company:
Romny Scientific Incorporated
865 Marina Bay Parkway
Suite #42
Richmond, CA 94804
 
Title:
Automotive Waste Heat Recovery by High Efficiency Thermoelectric Generators
 
Summary:
This project will develop technology that converts waste heat into useful electrical energy, allowing the automotive and other industries to become significantly more energy efficient. The successful deployment of this technology will improve reduce the use of fossil fuels and positively impact the environment and economy.
 
TOPIC:
ENERGY EFFICIENT MEMBRANES
 
Company:
Compact Membrane Systems, Inc.
335 Water Street
Newport, DE 19804-2410
 
Title:
Novel Ethanol Dehydration Membranes
 
Summary:
This project seeks to lower the cost of production by use of membrane water separation systems to produce high quality fuel grade ethanol or other biofuels.
 

Company:
Compact Membrane Systems, Inc.
335 Water Street
Newport, DE 19804-2410
 
Title:
Novel Membranes for Enhancing Value of Bio-Oil
 
Summary:
This project will develop a product to remove water and oxygen from biofuels and other organic end products resulting in increased stability and alleviating storage problems reducing waste and increasing the value of the manufactured product.
 

Company:
Compact Membrane Systems, Inc.
335 Water Street
Newport, DE 19804-2410
 
Title:
New Fabrication Technique for Ultrathin Membranes
 
Summary:
This project will improve productivity and separation capability of gas separation membranes. This will have large impact on capital and energy costs for supplying industrial gases to the chemical process industry.
 

Company:
Compact Membrane Systems, Inc.
335 Water Street
Newport, DE 19804-2410
 
Title:
New Membrane Structure for Gas Separations
 
Summary:
This project will result in the development of a new membrane system specifically focused to increasing the value of poor natural gas reserves by removing unwanted components. This technology may also find use in other carbon dioxide removal processes.
 

Company:
Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC
89 Rumford Aveue
Newton, MA 02466-1311
 
Title:
High Performance Membrane for Chlor-Alkali Electrolysis
 
Summary:
Currently, chlor-alkali and other electrolytic processes consume >6% of the total US electrical generating capacity. If the concept of employing DSM in membrane electrolyzers is proven successful, energy savings of the order of hundreds of billions of watt-hours per year can be realized without changing existing hardware or operating schemes.
 

Company:
InnovaTek, Inc.
350 Hills Street, Suite 104
Richland, WA 99354-5511
 
Title:
Integrated Membrane Water Gas Shift Reactor for Hydrogen Production
 
Summary:
This project will develop advanced membrane reactor technology for the production of clean hydrogen that can result in economic, energy, and environmental benefits by opening new avenues for energy production, reducing energy consumption, increasing capital productivity, and reducing waste and pollutants.
 

Company:
Materials and Systems Research, Inc.
5395 West 700 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
 
Title:
Development of a "4-in-1" Device for Cost Effective and Efficient Production of Hydrogen
 
Summary:
This project will lead to the development of an economical means to intensify hydrogen production processes for various applications such as transportation, petroleum refinery, military and residential use.
 

Company:
Membrane Technology and Research, Inc.
1360 Willow Road, Suite 103
Menlo Park, CA 94025
 
Title:
Acetic Acid Recovery Using Membranes
 
Summary:
Large amounts of acetic acid (in dilute aqueous streams) are lost by U.S. producers and users of this important chemical. This project will develop a process that will allow acetic acid to be more economically recovered for reuse. Compared to conventional distillation alone, the proposed technology will lower the energy costs of acetic acid recovery from acetic acid/water streams by more than 60%.
 
TOPIC:
CATALYSIS
 
Company:
Exelus, Inc.
110 Dorsa Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
 
Title:
Catalytic Processing of Biomass to Liquid Fuels
 
Summary:
This project will develop a new, cost-effective method for converting non-food biomass into gasoline-like motor fuels. It uses original reactor designs and catalysts to produce high quality liquid fuels.
 

STTR Project
 
Company:
InnoSense, LLC
2531 West 237th Street
Suite 127
Torrance, CA 90505
 
Title:
Direct Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Methanol
 
Summary:
A novel fiber optic chemical sensor with anticipated higher sensitivity and lower cost than those of existing ones will be developed. As a process control device, such a probe could significantly increase the energy efficiency of the chemical and petrochemical industries.
 

Company:
ProteoGenesis, LLC
2109 W. Market Street
Johnson City, TN 37604
 
Title:
Recombinant Expression and Characterization of Novel Cellulases for Switchgrass Ethanol Production
 
Summary:
The United States is in need of a renewable and clean energy supply. This project will develop novel enzymes that could make the process of converting switchgrass into ethanol a commercially viable source of renewable energy and create a new energy sector and agricultural job base in America.
 

Company:
Reactive Innovations, LLC
2 Park Drive, Unit 4
Westford, MA 01886
 
Title:
Electrocatalytic Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Commercial Products
 
Summary:
This project will develop a process to convert carbon dioxide gas into commercial products.
 

Company:
TDA Research, Inc.
12345 W. 52nd Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-1916x
 
Title:
Novel Catalytic Alkane Oxidation Process
 
Summary:
Ethanol is a versatile chemical that is used as a chemical solvent, sterilizer, antifreeze, chemical intermediate, and an oxygenate in fuels. TDA's new catalytic process produces ethanol more cheaply than current synthetic processes and can be used in existing petrochemical plants.
 
TOPIC:
NANOTECHNOLOGY
 
Company:
ADA Technologies, Inc.
8100 Shaffer Parkway, Suite 130
Littleton, CO 80127-4107
 
Title:
Nanostructured High Voltage Cathode Materials for Advanced Lithium-ion Batteries
 
Summary:
High performance and long lifetime energy storage devices are critical for zero-emission advanced transportation technologies. This project proposes to develop high performance electrode materials and combine them with environmentally benign electrolytes to develop advanced lithium-ion batteries to fulfill this requirement.
 

Company:
Aegis Technology Inc.
3300 A Westminster Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92703
 
Title:
Nanoparticle-Sized, High-voltage Cathode Materials for Use in Advanced Lithium-Ion Cells
 
Summary:
The successful development and application of high-power, reliable Li-ion batteries for future PHEV will significantly improve energy efficiency, reduce the emission and dependence on petroleum, and improve the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing in global market of HEVs. The development of advanced nanomaterials for positive electrodes is an essential step to achieve these benefits.
 

Company:
Applied Nanotech, Inc.
3006 Longhorn Blvd., #107
Austin, TX 78758-7518
 
Title:
CNT-Based Electrostatic Atomizing Fuel Injector Promoting Fuel Combustion Efficiency
 
Summary:
This project will develop an electronic CNT atomizing fuel injector, a novel fuel efficient device needed for the next generation of internal combustion engines, leading to a remarkable improvement in automotive performance and fuel economy.
 

Company:
MesoCoat, Inc.
24112 Rockwell Drive
Euclid, OH 44117-1252
 
Title:
Fused Nanocomposite Claddings for Oil and Energy Applications
 
Summary:
This project will demonstrate low cost, large area application technology and nanoengineered coatings to protect metal structures against wear and corrosion.
 

Company:
NEI Corporation
400 Apgar Drive
Suite E
Somerset, NJ 08873
 
Title:
Nanocomposite High Voltage Cathode Materials for Li-Ion Cells
 
Summary:
This project will develop and implement a new class of 5V high voltage Li-ion battery cathode material for next generation plug in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).
 

Company:
TIAX, LLC
15 Acorn Park
Cambridge, MA 02140-2301
 
Title:
Enabled VOC Sensor for Energy-Efficient Building Ventilation
 
Summary:
This project will develop a sensor technology that allows for efficient management of building ventilation, while maintaining a healthy environment for occupants. With widespread adoption, it has the potential to save billions in energy costs with a relatively short payback period.
 
TOPIC:
TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO ENERGY STORAGE FOR HYBRID AND PLUG-IN HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES
 
Company:
EIC Laboratories, Inc.
111 Downey Street
Norwood, MA 02062
 
Title:
Flameproof Additives for Automotive Li Ion Batteries
 
Summary:
This project will develop liquid additives to large lithium-ion batteries to be used in electric vehicles. The additives will suppress flammability that may be brought about by an accident or electrical failures.
 

Company:
Farasis Energy, Inc.
23575 Cabot Blvd.
Suite 206
Hayward, CA 94545
 
Title:
Novel, High Performance Li-Ion Cell
 
Summary:
This project will develop a novel approach to increasing the performance and capacity of Li-ion cells. Use of the technology could accelerate the adoption of efficient distributed power systems and EVs by greatly increasing the life of the battery systems.
 

STTR Project
 
Company:
Ionova Technologies, Inc.
182 Thomas Johnson Drive
Suite 204L
Frederick, MD 21702
 
Title:
3-D Nanofilm Asymmetric Ultracapacitor
 
Summary:
This project will apply advances in nanotechnology to create a new type of ultracapacitor energy storage device. Resulting ultracapacitors will be capable of storing significantly greater amounts of energy than commercially available devices while providing dramatic improvements in safety, cost, safety, environmental impact and in other important metrics.
 

Company:
Luna Innovations Incorporated
1 Riverside Circle
Suite 400
Roanoke, VA 24016
 
Title:
Asymmetric Electrochemical Capacitors for Hybrid Vehicle Technology
 
Summary:
This project will develop high energy and high power capacitors suitable for use in hybrid electric vehicles. Novel carbon nanomaterials will be used to advance capacitor technology in order to implement these energy storage devices in commercial vehicles.
 

Company:
Metamateria Partners, LLC
1275 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH 43212
 
Title:
Nanocomposite Positive Electrode for Asymmetric Electrochemical Capacitors
 
Summary:
Nanostructured positive electrode will be developed for energy storage devices materials for HEV and PHEV. These will improve energy and power density of supercapacitors and may lead to commercialization of electric vehicles.
 

Company:
TIAX, LLC
15 Acorn Park
Cambridge, MA 02140-2301
 
Title:
Implantation, Activation, Characterization and Prevention/Mitigation of Internal Short Circuits in Lithium-Ion Cells
 
Summary:
This project will develop technology to improve safety of batteries for PHEVs and HEVs, making these vehicle technologies more commercially viable, and thus increasing likelihood that they will yield their potential environmental, economic and political benefits.
 

Company:
Yardney Technical Products, Inc.
82 Mechanic Street
Pawcatuck, CT 06379
 
Title:
Reciprocal Lithium-ion Cell with Novel Lithium-Free Cathode and Pre-Lithiated Carbonaceous Anode
 
Summary:
This project will develop an inexpensive and environmentally benign lithium-ion cell with novel cathode and pre-lithiated carbon anode. The essential feature of the developing cell is that it is in charged state being just assembled while the traditional lithium-ion cell must pass a so-called "formation step" (few charge-discharge cycles lasting about a week) after assembling.
 
TOPIC:
ENERGY SAVINGS TECHNOLOGIES FOR COMMODITY MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES
 
Company:
CyboSoft, General Cybernation Group, Inc.
2868 Prospect Park Drive, Suite 300
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
 
Title:
Intelligent Industrial Furnace Control Using Model-Free Adaptive Control Technology
 
Summary:
This project will result in an intelligent control solution for controlling industrial furnaces that can significantly improve energy efficiency and cost-effectively reduce carbon emissions in the near term. This solution can help the U.S. strengthen its energy security, economic health, and movement towards a cleaner environment.
 

Company:
Los Gatos Research
67 East Evelyn Avenue
Suite 3
Mountain View, CA 94041
 
Title:
Novel Sensor for Industrial Process Monitoring
 
Summary:
This project will support the development and demonstration of a novel instrument with unprecedented speed, specificity and reliability for monitoring and control of combustion emissions and of power plants and industrial processes; and for measurements of atmospheric pollutants, trace gases and greenhouse gases.
 

Company:
Resodyn Corporation
130 North Main
Suite 600
Butte, MT 59701
 
Title:
Low Cost Optrodes for Chemical Sensor Development of Tethered PET-Fluorophores
 
Summary:
This project will produce a novel sensor technology that enables the production of a low-cost optical sensor to determine the level of acidity or alkalinity (pH) over a broad range for industrial, military, and environmental applications. Expected benefits include improved performance, energy savings, enhanced efficiency, and security.
 

Company:
Spectral Sciences, Inc.
4 Fourth Avenue
Burlington, MA 01803-3304
 
Title:
Structured Emission Thermometry Sensor for Burner Control
 
Summary:
This project will produce an optical sensor that will enable glass furnace and other industrial natural gas burners to automatically adjust and optimize their flames. The smart burner technology promises to make gas-fired industrial furnaces cleaner and more fuel efficient.
 

Company:
TIPD, LLC
9030 S. Rita Road
Suite 120
Tucson, AZ 85747-9102
 
Title:
Energy Saving Manufacturing Process for Fuel Nozzles
 
Summary:
This project will develop a new low-cost fabrication technology for fuel nozzles results in improved materials and fuel economy and lower environmental pollution.
 
TOPIC:
INCREASING EFFICIENCY IN TRADITIONAL LIGHTING TECHNOLOGIES
 
STTR Project:
 
Company:
Boston Applied Technologies, Inc.
6F Gill Street
Woburn, MA 01801-1721
 
Title:
High Efficiency Multiple Wavelength Upconverting Nanophosphors
 
Summary:
Since lighting accounted for approximately 9% of household electricity usage in the United States, developmental of this technology would significantly reduce energy consumption, reduce the usage of environmentally unfriendly mercury. The energy saving and commercial potential of this proposed technology is tremendous. This project will develop technology that would affect almost everyone's life and the country's economy.
 

Company:
Energy Focus, Inc.
32000 Aurora Road
Solon, OH 44139
 
Title:
Increasing Efficiency in Traditional Lighting Technologies High Intensity Discharge Lamps - Arc Tube Coating System for Metal Halide Color Consistency
 
Summary:
Tremendous energy savings could be achieved by replacing inefficient incandescent lighting with efficient alternatives. The special needs of the accent lighting and commercial spot lighting markets for consistent color and high quality light are not met by today's alternative lighting technologies. This project will enable a low-cost efficient and color-consistent alternative light source to be manufactured in the US for these crucial lighting markets.
 

STTR Project
 
Company:
NEMOmetrics Corporation
28 Constitution Road
Boston, MA 02129
 
Title:
Lighting with No Watt Left Behind
 
Summary:
This project will create a new technology to simplify and reduce the cost of monitoring unnecessary lighting and to ensure that unoccupied and under occupied areas do not have excessive, unnecessary lighting.
 

Company:
Redwood Systems
46665 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538-6410
 
Title:
Auto-Commissioning and Auto-Discovery Control System for Solid State Lighting
 
Summary:
This project will develop a new, energy efficient LED lighting system that revolutionizes how lighting is powered and controlled. It will also create a lighting network that is intelligent, automated, scalable, and can potentially save 50% to 75% of the energy used to light a commercial office space.
 
TOPIC:
PRODUCTION OF BIOFUELS FROM BIOMASS
 
Company:
Lynntech, Inc.
7610 Eastmark Drive
College Station, TX 77840
 
Title:
Novel Electrochemical Process for Microalgae Harvesting
 
Summary:
This project will develop a new method for harvesting algae containing bio-oils for biofuel production. This process will enable cost-effective production of advanced biofuels such as biodiesel, green diesel, green gasoline, and green jet fuel reducing our nation's dependence on foreign oil.
 

Company:
Lynntech, Inc.
7610 Eastmark Drive
College Station, TX 77840
 
Title:
Magnetic Harvesting of Algae
 
Summary:
Magnet harvesting of algae offers the prospect of a significant reduction in the cost of harvesting high oil content algae for biofuel use. Combined with algae's high fuel per acre yield, this can increase the availability of cost effective biofuels.
 

Company:
Renewable Oil International, LLC
3115 Northington Court
Florence, AL 35630
 
Title:
Development of Cost Effective, Small Scale Transportable Fast Pyrolysis Plants
 
Summary:
Declining petroleum resources, combined with increased demand for petroleum by emerging economies, as well as political and environmental concerns about fossil fuels, are causing our society to search for new sources of liquid fuels. This project will develop a method for conversion of biomass into liquid fuels at a small scale called fast pyrolysis - a process whereby biomass is rapidly converted into a liquid biocrude which can be used for fuel oil or upgraded into gasoline and diesel fuels.
 

Company:
TDA Research, Inc.
12345 W. 52nd Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-1916
 
Title:
Low-Cost Polymer Flocculant for Algae Production
 
Summary:
This project will develop a new low-cost polymer flocculant that will make it less expensive to harvest algae cells from large-scale farms. Algae is the only renewable feedstock that can offset more than 50% of the domestic petroleum diesel market, but the cost of growing algae must be reduced.
 
TOPIC:
ADVANCED WATER POWER TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT
 
Company:
Advanced Energy Conversion, LLC
Suite 500, 10 Hermes Road
Malta, NY 12020
 
Title:
Hydroelectric Energy from Wastewater
 
Summary:
The effluent stream of a wastewater treatment facility contains substantial energy that can be harnessed to offset its power demand. This project will develop and demonstrate a full-scale system that can be replicated at municipal wastewater facilities around the country, and the world.
 

Company:
Composite Technology Development, Inc.
2600 Campus Drive, Suite D
Lafayette, CO 8002-3359
 
Title:
Advanced Composite Materials for Tidal Turbine Blades
 
Summary:
Marine current energy is a form of renewable energy that holds substantial promise in meeting the future energy needs of the United States. Reliability of these systems including the tidal turbine blades is of paramount importance to enabling their economic and performance feasibility.
 

Company:
Concepts NREC
217 Billings Farm Road
White River Junction, VT 05001
 
Title:
Development of a Self-Adaptive Air Turbine for Wave Energy Conversion using an Oscillating Water Column (OWC) Air System
 
Summary:
The utilization of the world's ocean as a renewable energy resource can be made more economically viable if a re-design of the turbine-generator sub-systems is performed to enable the energy recovery of more wave energies. An improvement as high as 40% has been projected using theoretical performance models of the energy recovery systems if proposed redesigns are implemented.
 

Company:
Princeton Power Systems, Inc.
501 Forrestal Road
Suite 211
Princeton, NJ 08540
 
Title:
High-Voltage, Highly-Efficient, Power-Dense Electronic Converter Using Silicon Carbide and AC-link
 
Summary:
This project will develop a hydro and ocean power conversion systems that will significantly reduce the cost of these generation sources and make them more efficient and more compatible with the existing electric grid. This will displace polluting, fossil fuel-burning power generators with a clean, renewable energy source.
 

Company:
Resolute Marine Energy, Inc.
126 Summer Street
Watertown, MA 02472
 
Title:
Advanced Water Power Technology Development Wave and Current Energy Technologies
 
Summary:
This project will investigate innovations related to the improved performance of ocean wave energy converters. Ocean waves are a clean and abundant source of renewable energy that can make a significant contribution to U.S. electric power requirements.
 
TOPIC:
WIND ENERGY TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT
 
Company:
Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.
2520 W. 237th Street
Torrance, CA 90505-5217
 
Title:
In-line Inspection of Welds used for Wind Turbine Tower Assembly
 
Summary:
This project will determine the feasibility of applying non-contact laser-based techniques for inspecting the welds used in wind turbine tower assembly. In-line inspection will speed the weld process and reduce costs and energy consumption.
 

STTR Project
 
Company:
Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation
2363 Calle Del Mundo
Santa Clara, CA 95054-1008
 
Title:
Fiber-Optic Defect and Damage Locator System for Wind Turbine
 
Summary:
Increased harnessing of wind power benefits the planet by providing a renewable energy source reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. This novel sensing system will detect defects in wind turbine blades optimizing their performance and preventing costly turbine shut downs due to predictable blade failures.
 

Company:
Resodyn Corporation
130 North Main
Suite 600
Butte, MT 59701
 
Title:
An Advanced Vibrothermography Approach for Wind Turbine Applications
 
Summary:
A reliable, portable, instrumentation deployment system that can be utilized during wind turbine composite members manufacturing, during installation, and throughout the lifetime of wind turbine systems will be developed. This project will develop technology that has the potential to dramatically reduce the yearly wind turbine maintenance costs, resulting in reduced consumer power costs.
 
TOPIC:
GEOTHERMAL TECHNOLOGIES
 
Company:
Physical Optics Corporation
20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg. 100
Torrance, CA 90501-1821
 
Title:
Fiber Optic High Temperature Seismic Sensor
 
Summary:
This project will develop an innovative seismic sensor based on fiber optics to monitor geothermal wells. This sensor not only endures high temperature (300oC for over 5000 hrs) but also outperforms all conventional devices in terms of temperature endurance and fast response.
 
TOPIC:
HYDROGEN, FUEL CELLS AND INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNOLOGIES
 
Company:
ElectroChem, Inc.
400 West Cummings Park
Woburn, MA 01801
 
Title:
Advanced PEM Based Hydrogen Home Refueling Appliance
 
Summary:
This project will develop a small appliance for refueling hydrogen vehicles by the homeowner that is low cost and uses inexpensive off-peak electricity to produce hydrogen from water. This appliance will reduce the infrastructure cost for development of the hydrogen vehicle market in both the near and long term.
 

Company:
Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC
89 Rumford Aveue
Newton, MA 02466-1311
 
Title:
Unitized Design for Home Refueling Appliance for Hydrogen Generation to5000 psi
 
Summary:
To enable the transition to a hydrogen economy, the successful implementation of a "unitized" electrolyzer design that can be used as a home refueling appliance will result in a safe, high-efficiency, low capital cost system that will provide competitively-priced hydrogen for fuel-cell vehicles.
 

Company:
Lynntech, Inc.
7610 Eastmark Drive
College Station, TX 77840
 
Title:
Design, Optimization and Fabrication of a Home Hydrogen Fueling System
 
Summary:
This project will identify infrastructure problems and system requirements to design and fabricate an affordable, safe and energy efficient home hydrogen fueling appliance. It is targeted to meet hydrogen refueling needs of the average US traveler on a daily basis and has potential application as backup power source in emergencies.
 

STTR Project
 
Company:
Materials and Systems Research, Inc.
5395 West 700 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
 
Title:
Development of a Hydrogen Home Fueling System
 
Summary:
This project provides a technical and economic means for development of hydrogen home fueling systems featuring hydrogen, power and heat tri-generation.
 

Company:
Proton Energy Systems
10 Technology Drive
Wallingford, CT 06492
 
Title:
Hydrogen by Wire- Home Fueling System
 
Summary:
One of the most attractive ways to implement a home hydrogen fueling station is the proton exchange membrane (PEM) water electrolysis hydrogen generator. PEM technology can generate the hydrogen fuel from renewable electricity and directly fill a vehicle at home in the user's garage.
 

Company:
Reactive Innovations, LLC
2 Park Drive, Unit 4
Westford, MA 01886
 
Title:
On-Line Measurement of PEM Electrolyzer Stacks
 
Summary:
This project will develop a sensor to assess the quality of membrane and electrode assemblies before they are incorporated into higher-value electrolyzers. The success of this product innovation will help lower the manufacturing cost for water electrolyzers targeted by the Department of Energy to generate hydrogen for transportation and stationary applications.
 

Company:
TIAX, LLC
15 Acorn Park
Cambridge, MA 02140-2301
 
Title:
Modeling of Hydrogen Dispensing Options for Advanced Storage
 
Summary:
On-board vehicle hydrogen storage volumetric and gravimetric targets have not been achieved with 35 MPa compressed hydrogen storage. Five promising advanced storage categories have been identified by the DOE; and this project will develop hydrogen dispensing configurations and cost estimates for each storage option.
 
TOPIC:
SOLAR ENERGY
 
Company:
Aspen Aerogels, Incorporated
30 Forbes Road, Bldg B
Northborough, MA 01532
 
Title:
Transparent Aerogel Insulation for Solar Heat Concentration Elements
 
Summary:
This project will develop a new insulation technology to improve the cost efficiency of generating electricity with solar power. The insulation will be applied to the pipe lines that are heated by concentrating sunlight on the pipes using arrays of parabolic mirror troughs.
 

Company:
Luna Innovations Incorporated
1 Riverside Circle
Suite 400
Roanoke, VA 24016
 
Title:
Highly Efficient Organic Solar Cells Using Low Band Gap Polymers and Novel Acceptor Materials
 
Summary:
This project will combine low band gap polymers and novel acceptor materials to improve the efficiency of flexible organic solar cells. Using nanotechnology, these newly developed materials give improved efficiency compared to current technology.
 

Company:
MicroLink Devices
6457 West Howard St
Niles, IL 60714
 
Title:
Backside Contact Multijunction Solar Cells for Concentrator Applications
 
Summary:
This project will develop new solar cell device technologies that enable solar power generation with lower cost and higher efficiency. Multijunction solar cells with backside contacts are being developed that will enable significant improvements in the performance of concentrating solar power systems.
 

Company:
NanoSonic, Inc.
1485 South Main Street
Blacksburg, VA 24073
 
Title:
Low-Cost Solar Coatings for Improved Thermal Performance of Components in Concentrating Solar Power Systems
 
Summary:
This project would design, develop and construct prototypes of new, low-cost and energy efficient coatings for the surfaces of receiver piping used in solar power generation systems. This project will develop technology that can be transitioned to solar thermal field installation and long-term, "green energy" production through our partnership with the Solar Power Technology group within Lockheed Martin Corporation, partnered with Starwood energy Group.
 

Company:
SVV Technology Innovations, Inc.
5022 Bailey Loop, Suite 120
McClellan, CA 95652
 
Title:
Concentrator PV Receiver Based on Crystalline Si Cells
 
Summary:
This project will develop and demonstrate a new approach for making inexpensive modular systems for generating electricity from sunlight. It will make viable the large-scale, distributed energy production from renewables and help meet the national goals of energy independence, reduction of carbon emissions and fostering the job growth and economic progress.
 

Company:
TDA Research, Inc.
12345 W. 52nd AvenueWheat Ridge, CO 80033-1916
 
Title:
A New Three-Part Architecture for Efficient and Stable Bulk Heterojunction OPV Devices
 
Summary:
Solar cells from organic materials can potentially be made at very low cost relative to cells made from silicon. This project will use a new combination of materials that will simultaneously increase the efficiency and stability of solar cells so that they become suitable for commercialization.
 
TOPIC:
IMPROVED MOTOR DESIGNS AND POWER ELECTRONICS ADVANCEMENTS FOR HYBRID AND PLUG-IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES
 
Company:
Applied Nanotech, Inc.
3006 Longhorn Blvd., #107
Austin, TX 78758-7518
 
Title:
Sintered Copper Ink as a Low Cost Replacement for High Temperature Solders
 
Summary:
This project will develop copper nanoparticle ink that can be used as a bonding material in electronics. This is a direct replacement of traditional and lead-free solders that fatigue in demanding applications, e.g., hybrid electric vehicles power electronics.
 

Company:
Creative Electron, Inc.
310 Via Vera Cruz, Suite 107
San Marcos, CA 92078
 
Title:
Sintered Conductive Adhesives for High Temperature Packaging
 
Summary:
In order to reduce the cost of Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and future Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) this project will develop a lead-free and RoHS compliant transient liquid phase sintered adhesive suitable for automotive thermal management. This will improve the design of motor and power electronics for hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles.
 

Company:
GeneSiC Semiconductor Inc.
43670 Trade Center Place
Suite 155
Dulles, VA 20166
 
Title:
Development of an Accelerated Life Test for Wide-Bandgap (SiC) HEV/PHEV Power Conversion Modules
 
Summary:
A strong interest is expressed by major automobile manufacturers to develop high frequency power circuits for use in emerging Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle applications. This project will develop a Silicon Carbide JFET and rectifier technology, the performance and life-testing of these power modules is critical towards transferring of power from batteries to drive motors, and vice-versa.
 

Company:
SatCon Technology Corporation
27 Drydock Avenue
Boston, MA 02210-2377
 
Title:
High-Power-Density, Non-Permanent-Magnet, Electric motor Development for Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, and Fuel Cell Vehicles
 
Summary:
This project will develop improved induction machines using cast copper rotors suitable for vehicle and industrial applications including hybrid, plug-in, and fuel cell vehicles as well as mobile power systems for both military and civilian use.
 

Company:
SatCon Technology Corporation
27 Drydock Avenue
Boston, MA 02210-2377
 
Title:
Improvement of Eddy Current Rotor Loss Prediction Techniques
 
Summary:
This project will develop improved efficiency Permanent Magnet (PM) motor analysis and prediction techniques suitable for vehicle and industrial applications including hybrid, plug-in, and fuel cell vehicles as well as mobile power systems for both military and civilian use.
 
TOPIC:
CLIMATE CONTROL TECHNOLOGY FOR FOSSIL ENERGY APPLICATION
 
Company:
Multi-Phase Technologies, LLC
310 Rebecca Drive
Sparks, NV 89441
3 Scott Lane
Manorville, NY 11949
 
Title:
Wireless Electrical Resistivity Tomography System for CO2 Sequestration Monitoring
 
Summary:
This project will develop a cost-effective method of monitoring CO2 sequestration reservoirs for potential leakage pathways and for reservoir integrity using a geophysical method, Electrical Resistance Tomography (ERT).
 

Company:
New England Research, Inc.
331 Olcott Drive, Suite L1
White River Junction, VT 05001
 
Title:
Geophysical Monitoring of Multiple Phase Saturation of Rocks: Applications to CO2 Sequestration
 
Summary:
The world is increasingly concerned about global warming from the greenhouse effect; and the voluminous CO2 emissions from human activities are a significant contribution to this problem. This project will develop quantitative monitoring and verification methods essential for successful sequestration of CO2 in underground storage reservoirs.
 

Company:
Novawave Technologies, Inc.
900 Island Drive
Suite 101
Redwood City, CA 94065
 
Title:
Isotope Sensor for Carbon Sequestration Monitoring
 
Summary:
Carbon isotope measurements provide a direct method to discriminate between man-made and natural sources of carbon dioxide, which will be used to detect leaks at carbon sequestration sites. The proposed instrument offers a real-time, autonomous approach to long term monitoring of carbon storage sites.
 

STTR Project
 
Company:
Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810
 
Title:
Networked Sensors for Sequestration MVA
 
Summary:
This project will develop, test, and evaluate laser-based sensors for use as tools to monitor the integrity of carbon dioxide sequestration sites and pipelines. These tools will reduce the cost of site operation and verify that sequestration performs the intended function of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
 
TOPIC:
OIL AND GAS TECHNOLOGIES
 
Company:
Eltron Research & Development Inc.
4600 Nautilus Court South
Boulder, CO 80301-3241
 
Title:
Unconventional High Temperature Nanofiltration for Produced Water Treatment
 
Summary:
This project will develop unconventional high temperature nanofiltration technology that will enable more economic treatment of produced water originating from domestic oil and gas production resulting in greater utilization of domestic fuel reserves.
 

Company:
Faraday Technology, Inc.
315 Huls Drive
Clayton, OH 45315
 
Title:
Faradayic Desalination for Produced Water Treatment
 
Summary:
This project will address the Department of Energy's need for development treatment technology for the cost effective removal of salinity from produced water. The proposed technology will enable reuse of the proposed water through enhanced ionic removal and reductions in power requirements and membrane fouling tendencies.
 

Company:
Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC
89 Rumford Aveue
Newton, MA 02466-1311
 
Title:
Anti-Fouling Reverse Osmosis Desalination System
 
Summary:
It is estimated that 14 billion barrels of produced water were generated by onshore exploration and production (E&P) in 2002 alone. This project converts produced water to clean water for drinking and irrigation that will minimize the environmental impact of oil and natural gas production.
 
TOPIC:
COAL GASIFICATION TECHNOLOGIES
 
Company:
ACENT Laboratories LLC
3 Scott Lane
Manorville, NY 11949
 
Title:
A High Efficiency Integrated Syngas Purification and Hydrogen Separation and Storage System
 
Summary:
A high-efficiency approach to separating hydrogen from the products of coal gasification will be developed based on aerospace-derived technologies. Aerodynamic gas separation is combined with process that results in hydrogen stored in a safe liquid substance, ready for transportation, distribution and hydrogen release on-demand.
 

Company:
Aspen Products Group, Inc.
186 Cedar Hill Street.
Marlborough, MA 01752
 
Title:
Novel Materials for Energy Efficient Production of High Purity Oxygen from Air
 
Summary:
A technology that is able to generate high purity oxygen from air with reduced electrical power consumption relative to current technologies will be developed. The technology will be used to reduce the cost of coal-based electricity generation, reduce emissions from coal power plants, and reduce the cost of producing oxygen for industrial and medical purposes.
 

Company:
Eltron Research & Development Inc.
4600 Nautilus Court South
Boulder, CO 80301-3241
 
Title:
An Approach for Enhancement of In-Gasifier Production of Methane
 
Summary:
Integrated gasification combined cycle technology utilizing solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC's) are very promising, but require methane to ensure fuel cell stability and energy content of the fuel. This project will develop technology that will increase the methane content of gasifier effluent.
 

Company:
Eltron Research & Development Inc.
4600 Nautilus Court South
Boulder, CO 80301-3241
 
Title:
Polymer-Zeolite Membrane for Air Separation
 
Summary:
This project will design novel hybrid membranes enabling commercially viable, large-scale air separation providing >95% pure oxygen for coal gasification; this will make synthesis gas economically more feasible as feedstock for power generation, transportation fuels, hydrogen and chemicals production. Membrane separation technologies offer great potential in many other industrial applications.
 

Company:
Eltron Research & Development Inc.
4600 Nautilus Court South
Boulder, CO 80301-3241
 
Title:
Molecular Separations Using Micro-Defect Free Ultra Thin Films
 
Summary:
Successful development of thin film molecular sieve technology will make the separation of different kinds of molecules much cheaper. This will be of great use to pharmaceutical and chemical industries in addition to energy industries.
 

Company:
Powdermet, Inc.
24112 Rockwell Drive
Euclid, OH 44117
 
Title:
Multilayer Tape Casting of Water-Gas-Shift Membranes for h4 Separation
 
Summary:
Evaluation of a low cost hydrogen purification membrane for improved cost effectiveness of converting coal to hydrogen for the new hydrogen economy will be investigated. By lowering material cost and using robust proven manufacturing technology this new membrane can cost effectively improve hydrogen production.
 

Company:
Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.
The Millennium Centre
1142 Middle Creek Road
Triadelphia, WV 26059-9707
 
Title:
Hybrid Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Gasifier for High Methane Content Syngas
 
Summary:
This project furthers the development of a hybrid gasification technology that can produce a high methane content syngas from coal or coal/biomass mixtures. A proof-of-concept scale unit will be built and tested using coal to demonstrate feasibility.
 

Company:
TreadStone Technologies, Inc.
201 Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
 
Title:
High Temperature Dense Membrane for Hydrogen Separation
 
Summary:
This project will demonstrate a novel high temperature, durable, and contaminant tolerant membrane reactor that can be consolidate the WGS reaction and hydrogen separation process to produce hydrogen through coal gasification process at low cost.
 
TOPIC:
USE OF ALGAE FOR FUELS PRODUCTION
 
Company:
Dynaflow, Inc.
10621-J Iron Bridge Rd
Jessup, MD 20794
 
Title:
Combined Harvesting of Algae and Extraction of Oil using DynaJets Cavitating Jets
 
Summary:
Specially designed cavitating jets will be used to release the oil from algae that have been grown as biodiesel feedstock. This technology will reduce production costs and make algae biodiesel more competitive with petroleum diesel.
 

Company:
Exelus, Inc.
110 Dorsa Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
 
Title:
Jet Fuel from Bio-Diesel
 
Summary:
This project will develop a new, cost-effective method for converting algal oil into aviation fuel. It uses new chemistry and catalysts to produce clean, renewable jet fuel of identical quality to conventional fuels.
 

Company:
Lynntech, Inc.
7610 Eastmark Drive
College Station, TX 77840
 
Title:
Non-Thermal Plasma Cracking of Algae-Derived Biodiesel into Jet Fuel
 
Summary:
This project will develop technology that will produce aviation fuels from algae-derived biodiesel, which has significant energy density to be used an alternative transportation fuel source.
 

Company:
Materials Modification, Inc.
2721-D Merrilee Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031
 
Title:
Novel Technique for Extraction of Algal Oil for Biodiesel
 
Summary:
Certain forms of algae have recently been found to be a promising source of biodiesel as they require less area to cultivate than most crops that are used to produce biodiesel and can generate more oil than conventional sources. While there have been many studies to standardize biodiesel production from crop sources, there are no optimized processes for their synthesis from algal extracts. This project will develop an efficient process for the extraction of oil from algae that will bring algal biofuel closer to reality.
 

Company:
TDA Research, Inc.
12345 W. 52nd Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-1916
 
Title:
Low-cost Hydrodeoxygenation Process for Converting Algae-derived Oil into Aviation Fuels
 
Summary:
Algae can convert water, carbon dioxide (a greenhouse gas) and sunlight into a vegetable oil that can be used to make fuels for cars, trucks or airplanes. This project will develop a process to produce aviation fuel from the oil extracted from algae that is grown using the CO2 emitted from coal fired power plants.
 

Company:
TIAX, LLC
15 Acorn Park
Cambridge, MA 02140-2301
 
Title:
Use of Algae for Fuels Production Concepts for Extracting Oil from Algae
 
Summary:
Microalgae are a renewable energy source to help reduce U.S. foreign oil dependency. This project will investigate a novel continuous, scalable extractor to release oil from wet algae for biofuel use, offering efficient, sustainable and secure routes to transportation fuels vital to the U.S. economy.
 
TOPIC:
SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY FOR COAL-BASED POWER PLANTS
 
Company:
Eltron Research & Development Inc.
4600 Nautilus Court South
Boulder, CO 80301-3241
 
Title:
Perovskite Adsorbents for Warm-Gas Arsenic and Phosphorus Removal
 
Summary:
This project will develop means for removing arsenic and other poisons emitted from gasified coal to acceptable levels. Impurity control will enable use of coal in the next generation of non-polluting and more efficient electric power plants, enable sequestration of carbon dioxide and aid production of synthetic fuels.
 

STTR Project
 
Company:
Faraday Technology, Inc.
315 Huls Drive
Clayton, OH 45315
 
Title:
Electrodeposited Mn-Co Alloy Coatings for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Interconnects
 
Summary:
The realization of solid oxide fuel cells as an alternative energy source could decrease the United States dependence on foreign oil and reduce emissions such as SOx, NOx and CO2, that negatively impact the environment. This project will develop an inexpensive manufacturing process for conductive interconnect coatings that would contribute toward lowering manufacturing costs of solid oxide fuel cells, bringing them one step closer to being a commercially viable alternative energy source.
 

Company:
Materials and Systems Research, Inc.
5395 West 700 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
 
Title:
Novel SOFC anodes with enhanced tolerance to coal contaminants
 
Summary:
This project will contribute to the development of a coal-based fuel cell combined power generation system.
 

Company:
TDA Research, Inc.
12345 W. 52nd Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-1916
 
Title:
Sorbents for Warm Temperature Removal of Arsenic and Phosphorous from Coal-Derived Synthesis Gas
 
Summary:
The use of advanced, highly efficient and environmentally responsible coal-based power generation processes is hindered by the presence of a wide spectrum trace contaminants. This project will develop sorbents to remove these contaminants in a cost-effective way to support the widespread utilization of coal.
 
TOPIC:
ADVANCED TURBINE TECHNOLOGY FOR IGCC POWER PLANTS
 
Company:
Directed Vapor Technologies International, Inc.
2 Boars Head Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22903
 
Title:
Novel Coating Methods for Unique TBC/Bond Coat Architectures for Elevated Temperature Operation
 
Summary:
Higher operating temperatures are required to improve the efficiency of clean, coal derived power generation turbine engines. This project will develop high temperature capable thermal barrier coatings to protect metallic turbine engine components during increased temperature operation.
 

Company:
Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc.
1701 Military Trail
Suite 110
Jupiter, FL 33458-7887
 
Title:
Development of Innovative Cooling Approaches for Robust Design
 
Summary:
This project will develop innovative new cooling approaches for robust turbine design to facilitate revolutionary advances of power plant durability, performance, efficiency and clean operation. Such technology could be readily retrofit into existing gas turbine power plants, which make up approximately 14% of our nation's electric power.
 

Company:
Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc.
1701 Military Trail
Suite 110
Jupiter, FL 33458-7887
 
Title:
Application of Advanced Refractory Metals in Revolutionary Turbine Airfoils
 
Summary:
This project will develop an innovative concept for turbine airfoil designs, which enables the use of high-temperature refractory metal alloys and coating systems. Such designs facilitate revolutionary advances in power plant durability, performance, efficiency and clean operation. The use of the alloys and coatings evaluated in this program will enable the power industry to retrofit the existing fleet of gas turbines with more efficient designs, leading to a natural gas savings of 480 trillion BTU/year.
 

Company:
Modumetal, Inc.
1443 N. Northlake Way Ste 2B
Seattle, WA 98103
 
Title:
Functionally Graded Laminated Metal-Ceramic Thermal Barrier Systems by Low-Cost Electrochemical Processing
 
Summary:
This project seeks to develop coatings combining the toughness of metals with the high temperature resistance and chemical resistance of ceramics.
 

Company:
NanoSonic, Inc.
1485 South Main Street
Blacksburg, VA 24073
 
Title:
Ultra High Temperature Environmentally Robust Nanocomposite Thermal Barrier Coatings for Nickel Super Alloy IGCC Turbine Components
 
Summary:
This project will develop nanocomposite coatings that will significantly enhance efficiency and reduce maintenance requirements for IGCC turbine components. Marketability will be ensured by dynamic applicability to multiple commercial and consumer markets, combined with low materials and application costs.
 

Company:
Plasma Processes, Inc.
4914 Moores Mill Road
Huntsville, AL 35811
 
Title:
High Temperature Bond and Thermal Barrier Coatings
 
Summary:
To improve coal power plant efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, higher combustion temperatures are needed. Thermal protection systems used in rocket engines will provide the necessary corrosion and thermal protection to power generation turbine components
 

STTR Project
 
Company:
Plasma Technology Inc.
1754 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501
 
Title:
Novel Thermally-Sprayed Architectures for High Temperature Thermal Barrier Coating Systems
 
Summary:
This project will develop advanced thermal barrier coating solutions for improving Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plants efficiency.
Company:
Ultramet
12173 Montague Street
Pacoima, CA 91331
 
Title:
Transpiration-Cooled Turbine Components for High Temperature IGCC Turbines
 
Summary:
With global demand for electricity increasing and natural resources decreasing, efficient electricity generation is imperative. This project will adapt rocket thrust chamber technology for use in gas turbines to improve the thermal efficiency of power plants by at least 50% in 10 years.
 
TOPIC:
SENSORS AND CONTROLS FOR FOSSIL ENERGY POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS
 
Company:
Crossfield Technology, LLC
4505 Spicewood Springs Road
Suite 360
Austin, TX 78759
 
Title:
Novel Wireless Sensor Integration in Process Control
 
Summary:
This project seeks to develop a standard package that will enable the use of advanced chemical sensors in harsh environments, such as present in emerging clean coal technology power systems. The standardized package will enable quick implementation of newly developed sensors.
 

Company:
Electrical Distribution Design, Inc.
311 Cherokee Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060
 
Title:
Graph Trace Analysis Based Multidiscipline, Multi-Fidelity, Integrated System Design, Monitoring and Control Analysis and Information Management
 
Summary:
This project will use Dew software based Graph Trace Analysis (GTA) to develop generation plant modeling for integrated power system design, operations and control. GTA and Dew are currently used by leading utility, academic and government research groups to develop model-based analysis for systems that contain millions of components.
 

Company:
Luna Innovations Incorporated
1 Riverside Circle
Suite 400
Roanoke, VA 24016
 
Title:
Harsh Environment Sensor Packaging (Sensor Pack)
 
Summary:
Housing of fiber optic harsh environment sensors is proposed for universal power generation compatibility. These sensors, once applied to the power industry will enable US energy independence by enabling efficient clean coal and by improving other fossil fuel based power production efficiency.
 

Company:
Makel Engineering, Inc.
1585 Marauder Street
Chico, CA 95973
 
Title:
Standardized Sensor Packaging for Harsh Environment
 
Summary:
This project seeks to develop a standard package that will enable the use of advanced chemical sensors in harsh environments, such as present in emerging clean coal technology power systems. The standardized package will enable quick implementation of newly developed sensors.
 

Company:
MesoScribe Technologies, Inc.
25 Health Sciences Drive
Stony Brook, NY 11790
 
Title:
Development of Packaging and Integration of Sensors for On-Line Use in Harsh Environments
 
Summary:
This project will develop improved sensor packaging techniques for use in advanced power systems. The technology will enable steam turbines, boilers and other critical components to be monitored and operated efficiently to prevent unforced shutdowns, reduce maintenance costs, and reduce emissions.
 
TOPIC:
HIGH PERFORMANCE MATERIALS FOR FOSSIL ENERGY POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS
 
Company:
Aegis Technology Inc.
3300 A Westminster Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92703
 
Title:
A Reliable Hgih-temeprature Sealing Technology for Gas Separation Devices
 
Summary:
A reliable sealing of ceramic membranes used in high temperature gas separation to the underlying ceramic or metallic support structures is a critical technology essential for high-efficiency, low emission fossil energy conversion systems. The development of the proposed technology will result in a high temperature sealing with long-term stability essential to achieve the potential being anticipated.
 

Company:
Directed Vapor Technologies International, Inc.
2 Boars Head Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22903
 
Title:
Surface Modification of Alloys for Ultra-Supercritical Coal-Fired Boilers via Directed Vapor Deposition
 
Summary:
Advanced coatings are being developed to enable the incorporation of ultra-supercritical coal fired boilers for power production. The result will be significant improvements in the efficiency and cleanliness of converting coal to electricity.
 
TOPIC:
HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
 
Company:
Tech-X Corporation
5621 Arapahoe Avenue
Suite A
Boulder, CO 80303-1379
 
Title:
QuAI - A Quality Assurance Infrastructure for Data-Centric Applications
 
Summary:
The proposed system will develop a customizable infrastructure that provides quality assurance in distributed data processing for large HEP and NP experiments and NASA missions.
 
TOPIC:
HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS DETECTORS
 
Company:
LightSpin Technologies, Inc.
4407 Elm Street
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
 
Title:
Radiation Hard GaAs Photomultiplier Chip(TM)
 
Summary:
This project will develop a new camera able to see every last photon of light. It will help doctors peer into the body to find cancer early, emergency responders find radioactive materials, and physicists probe the composition of matter.
 

STTR Project
 
Company:
Structured Materials Industries
201 Circle Drive North
Unit #102
Piscataway, NJ 20878
 
Title:
Low-Cost Route to Single Crystal CVD Diamond Detectors
 
Summary:
Diamond in the ideal material for detectors used in medical radiotherapy, nuclear security and high energy physics. However, the high cost of natural and man-made diamond precludes its use in many of these applications. This project will develop radiation detectors with the high performance of diamond, at substantially lower cost.
 
TOPIC:
HIGH-FIELD SUPERCONDUCTOR AND SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET TECHNOLOGIES FOR HIGH ENERGY PARTICLE COLLIDERS
 
Company:
Fraivillig Technologies Company
98 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
 
Title:
Innovating Insulation for Wind-and-React Superconductor Magnets
 
Summary:
This project will develop an insulation system that enables the employment of new superconductors in practical devices.
 

Company:
Global Research and Development
1275 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH 43212
 
Title:
High count restacks Nb3Sn using subelements with over 3000 A/mm2 non-Cu Jc at 12T and 4.2K
 
Summary:
This project will develop a much improved Nb3Sn superconductor wire for next generation High Energy Physics accelerator magnets.
 

Company:
Hyper Tech Research, Inc.
1275 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH 43212
 
Title:
Development of MgB2 Current Distribution Systems for High Energy Particle Colliders
 
Summary:
This project will develop an affordable, high-quality magnesium diboride superconductor for next generation High Energy Physics accelerator magnets and components.
 

Company:
Hyper Tech Research, Inc.
1275 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH 43212
 
Title:
Internal-Tin Nb/Sn strand with distributed barrier that will not leak Sn during heat treatment
 
Summary:
This project will develop a much improved Nb3Sn superconductor wire for next generation High Energy Physics accelerator magnets.
 

Company:
Metal Oxide Technologies Inc.
8807 Emmott Rd., Suite 100
Houston, TX 77040
 
Title:
High-Field YBCO Superconductors for High Energy Particle Colliders
 
Summary:
A reliable, commercially viable superconducting wire which operates without electrical loss will benefit not only high energy physics fundamental research, but also: industry development and economic growth; the environment by reducing the consumption of politically unstable fossil fuel; and government and military mission critical programs.
 

STTR Project
 
Company:
Muons, Inc.
552 N. Batavia Avenue
Batavia, IL 60510
 
Title:
High Field YBCO Magnet Technology for Muon Cooling
 
Summary:
High-temperature superconducting wire is being developed to operate at low temperature for extremely high field magnets for particle accelerators and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.
 

Company:
Shear Form, Inc.
207 Dellwood Road
Bryan, TX 77801
 
Title:
Engineered Dual NbTa Barriers for Higher Jc Nb3Sn Superconductors
 
Summary:
In order to achieve a higher current carrying capacity in Nb3Sn superconductors, it is advantageous to incorporate a highly deformable tantalum layer to protect adjacent stabilizing copper from tin contamination. Improved properties in the tantalum are realized by using fine grained tantalum backed by fine-grained ductile niobium. This project will demonstrate improved ductility in specially fabricated dual niobium-tantalum layer for use in advanced Nb3Sn superconductors. This work will lead to higher field and lower cost superconducting magnets for high energy physics applications, than are currently possible.
 

Company:
Supercon, Inc.
830 Boston Turnpike
Shrewsbury, MA 01545-3386
 
Title:
High Performance Nb3Sn Conductor Fabricated by the Internal Tin Tube Method with NbTi Island Doping to Assist in Filament Reaction
 
Summary:
A superconducting wire will be developed for use in magnets for high energy physics accelerators. This wire will also find use in high frequency nuclear magnetic resonance imaging systems used in cutting edge chemical applications.
 

Company:
Supercon, Inc.
830 Boston Turnpike
Shrewsbury, MA 01545-3386
 
Title:
A Modified Internal Tin Tube Nb3Sn Conductor for Higher Non-Copper Critical Current Density
 
Summary:
This project will attempt to increase the performance, of Nb3Sn conductors in order to attain the required high magnetic fields utilizing a novel materials
 

Company:
SupraMagnetics, Inc.
214 Canal Street
Plantsville, CT 06479
 
Title:
A Multifilament PIT V3Ga Conductor for HEPMagnet Applications
 
Summary:
The High Energy Physics (HEP) research field employs high energy particle colliders to verify quantum theory, the existence of proposed subatomic particles, and theories of the origin of our universe. This project will develop and demonstrate an effective multifilament V3Ga conductor by the multi-filament powder-in-tube process to achieve higher, more consistent critical current density (JC) in higher magnetic fields (15T - 20T) and increased strain resilience.
 

Company:
SupraMagnetics, Inc.
214 Canal Street
Plantsville, CT 06479
 
Title:
A Novel Quaternary Low-Cost PIT Nb3Sn Conductor for HEP Magnet Applications at 15 Tesla and Beyond
 
Summary:
A new economical Nb3Sn superconductor with advanced performance will be developed for high field magnets utilized in high energy physics research, fusion machines, and MRI and NMR instruments for the general benefit of the public.
 
TOPIC:
ACCELERATOR TECHNOLOGY FOR THE INTERNATIONAL LINEAR COLLIDER
 
Company:
Calabazas Creek Research, Inc.
690 Port Drive
San Mateo, CA 94404-1010
 
Title:
10 MW L-Band Klystron for Accelerators
 
Summary:
This project will develop a 10 MW, 1.3 GHz annular beam klystron. The advanced design of the ABK is offers system costs that are significantly lower than those possible with conventional klystrons. The ABK will be useful for research and medical accelerators, and national defense and commercial applications.
 

Company:
Euclid TechLabs, LLC
5900 Harper Road #102
Solon, OH 44139
 
Title:
A New Quarter-Wave Coaxial Coupler For1.3 GHZ Superconducting Cavity
 
Summary:
This project will develop new and more efficient techniques for providing energy to a superconducting accelerator.
 

Company:
Niowave, Inc.
1012 N. Walnut Street
Lansing, MI 48906
 
Title:
Fabrication of Niobium Cavities Directly from Large Grain Ingot
 
Summary:
This project will develop a new fabrication method to form superconducting linear accelerator components directly from niobium large grain ingot to greatly reduce the material and fabrication costs. This research would lead to broader use of superconducting linear accelerator technology.
 

Company:
Omega-P, Inc.
258 Bradley Street
New Haven, CT 06510-1106
 
Title:
RF Cavity Chain and Magnetic Circuit for a 10-MW, 1.3-GHz, Low-Voltage, Multi-Beam Klystron
 
Summary:
This project will develop high-power multi-beam klystrons that should lower cost and complexity for a future electron-positron collider, and also open up commercial applications with improved clinical accelerators and industrial processors.
 

Company:
Omega-P, Inc.
258 Bradley Street
New Haven, CT 06510-1106
 
Title:
Electron Gun and Beam Collector for a FOR A 10-MW, 1.3-GHz, Low-Voltage, Multi-Beam Klystron
 
Summary:
Progress in elementary particle high-energy physics depends on the evolution of technology to enable future machines to operate at higher energies than can be reached at present. The high-power multi-beam klystrons to be developed should lower cost and complexity for a future electron-positron collider.
 
TOPIC:
ADVANCED CONCEPTS AND TECHNOLOGY FOR HIGH ENERGY ACCELERATORS
 
Company:
Calabazas Creek Research, Inc.
690 Port Drive
San Mateo, CA 94404-1010
 
Title:
A 200 MHz 35 MW Multiple Beam Klystron for Accelerator Applications
 
Summary:
Successful development of a high power multiple beam klystron would provide an RF source for powering several accelerator systems desired at frequencies around 200 MHz. The proposed source would find applications in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
 

STTR Project
 
Company:
Calabazas Creek Research, Inc.
690 Port Drive
San Mateo, CA 94404-1010
 
Title:
Improved Space Charge Modeling of Photoinjectors
 
Summary:
This project will develop an advanced simulation code for photoinjectors that will help improve high-energy accelerator light-source performance benefiting applied research in biology, materials science and defense/security.
 

Company:
Euclid TechLabs, LLC
5900 Harper Road #102
Solon, OH 44139
 
Title:
A Compact Electronics Module for the Small Accelerator Facility: a Measurement System for Charge, Position, and RF Phase
 
Summary:
This project will design and test a multifunction electronic readout unit that will allow measurement of particle beam position, intensity and phase. The unit will be inexpensive enough to be used at small accelerator facilities.
 

Company:
Euclid TechLabs, LLC
5900 Harper Road #102
Solon, OH 44139
 
Title:
Numerical Algorithms for Dispersive, Active, and Nonlinear Media with Applications to the Paser
 
Summary:
This project will develop advanced computational techniques for microwave and optical materials. This project will allow improved modeling of a class of new particle acceleration techniques.
 

STTR Project
 
Company:
Go AI Services
1088 Dartmouth Lane
Los Altos, CA 94024
 
Title:
Lattice Element Error Solver for Modeling of Accelerators, Storage Rings, Transport Systems and Insertion Devices
 
Summary:
Analytical tools that can be used to efficiently resolve accelerator errors in U.S. synchrotron light sources (or high-brightness X-ray laboratories) will increase the up-time of those complex facilities which currently serve thousands of users from all scientific and engineering fields. This project will develop a tool that is based on a new method to solve complex equations in a simplified way. The developed tool also has many commercial applications, e.g., as a math-solution software toolkit and as a solver for complex engineering systems.
 

Company:
Incom Inc.
P.O. Box G
Southbridge, MA 01550-0528
 
Title:
Development of Photonic Band Gap Structures for Particle Acceleration
 
Summary:
To probe deeper into the most fundamental structure of matter, high-energy physics needs shorter wavelengths and higher energies at much lower cost. The miniature photonic-bandgap accelerator has the potential to increase power and performance drastically at a fraction of the cost of conventional systems. This revolutionary generation of accelerators will spawn breakthroughs in many fields including high-energy physics, industrial measurement and technology, and medical research and diagnostics.
 

Company:
MagiQ Technologies
11 Ward Street
Somerville, MA 02143
 
Title:
Real Time Optical Network for Pulsed-Accelerator Control
 
Summary:
This project will develop a fiber optic-based synchronization and communication system for control of next-generation pulsed accelerators. MagiQ's existing product, a quantum key distribution system, will be modified and further developed for this and other advanced applications.
 

Company:
Muons, Inc.
552 N. Batavia Avenue
Batavia, IL 60510
 
Title:
Quasi-Isochronous Muon Collection Channels
 
Summary:
Beams of muons would have many commercial and scientific uses if the disadvantage of their short lifetime can be overcome. New ways to collect large numbers of muons and to form them rapidly into bright beams are being developed for many applications, including a muon collider at the energy frontier.
 

Company:
Omega-P, Inc.
258 Bradley Street
New Haven, CT 06510-1106
 
Title:
Coaxial Two-Channel Dielectric Wake Field Accelerator
 
Summary:
Progress in elementary particle high-energy physics depends on the evolution of technology to enable future machines to operate at higher energies than can be reached at present. This project will develop high-gradient cavities to allow structures to sustain higher electric fields without breakdown, thus enabling operation at higher energy, and also opening up commercial applications with improved clinical accelerators.
 

Company:
Particle Accelerator Corporation
809 Pottawatomie Trail
Batavia, IL 60515-2609
 
Title:
Non-Scaling H-FFAG Accelerator for HEP and Medical Applications
 
Summary:
The development of broad, highly-accurate accelerator models with powerful optimization tools and user-friendly interfaces will enhance not only the HEP program but also benefit established and future applications of accelerators in science, technology, and medicine ranging from treatment of cancers, radiopharmaceuticals, and medical isotope production to secondary production beams for material science and basic research in nuclear physics.
 

Company:
Particle Beam Lasers, Inc.
18925 Dearborn Street
Northridge, CA 91324-2807
 
Title:
Design of a Demonstration of Magnetic Insulation and Study of its Application to Ionization Cooling for a Muon Collider
 
Summary:
This project will design the first experiment to observe the novel concept of radio-frequency magnetic insulation, allowing vacuum radio-frequency acceleration in magnetic fields without damage. This is essential for producing intense cold muon beams for use in a Muon Collider. Commercial applications might include muon radiography for medical and homeland security applications, intense sources of muons for condensed matter studies, and nanotechnology.
 

Company:
RadiaBeam Technologies, LLC
13428 Beach Avenue
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292-5624
 
Title:
An Inexpensive High Brightness Photoinjector using Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF)
 
Summary:
This project will develop a high average power electron gun to be manufactured with innovative, cost cutting, techniques. This promises to be a key enabling technology for imaging and analysis applications of interest to homeland security as well as industrial and academic programs.
 

Company:
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699
 
Title:
Sesquoxide Laser Hosts for Electron Accelerators
 
Summary:
New, efficient ceramic laser materials, which can provide ultrashort pulses and high power delivery, will be explored to advance accelerator technology. These lasers will replace the current systems, which are highly energy inefficient.
 

Company:
SVT Associates, Inc.
7620 Executive Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
 
Title:
Robust GaN-Based Photocathodes for High-Current RF Electron Injectors
 
Summary:
Advanced high-intensity electron guns, used as injectors in electron accelerators, utilize photocathodes as electron source. There is an immediate need for the development of high efficiency photocathodes capable of robust operation at high emission currents. This project is directed toward the development of a GaN-based long-life photocathode for application in high-current electron guns.
 

Company:
Tech-X Corporation
5621 Arapahoe Avenue
Suite A
Boulder, CO 80303-1379
 
Title:
Design of Meter-Scale Laser Wakefield Accelerators
 
Summary:
Future generation high-energy particle accelerators, used to study the fundamental nature of matter, will likely include plasma-based components. Existing software is being enhanced to enable the accurate simulation and design of such devices in less than 1/100th the time.
 

Company:
Tech-X Corporation
5621 Arapahoe Avenue
Suite A
Boulder, CO 80303-1379
 
Title:
Design and Fabrication of Three-Dimensional Photonic Crystal Accelerator Structures
 
Summary:
Future generations of high-energy particle accelerators, used to study the fundamental nature of matter, will likely be powered with lasers. This project will develop component designs to enable the integration of multiple accelerator components in a single microfabricated structure-an "accelerator on a chip."
 

Company:
Tech-X Corporation
5621 Arapahoe Avenue
Suite A
Boulder, CO 80303-1379
 
Title:
Magnetic Insulation and the Effects of External Magnetic Fields on RF Cavity Operation in Muon Accelerators
 
Summary:
Muon colliders require high-gradient RF cavities operating in strong magnetic elds, a con- dition which focuses damaging surface-emitted electrons to small areas on the cavity surface. This project will develop simulation tools to assist in designing RF cavities for operation in strong magnetic fields with reduced surface damage and breakdown.
 
TOPIC:
RADIO FREQUENCY ACCELERATOR TECHNOLOGY FOR HIGH ENERGY ACCELERATORS AND COLLIDERS
 
Company:
Advanced Energy Systems, Inc.
27 Industrial Blvd. Unit E
Medford, NY 11763-2286
 
Title:
Prototype 800MHz Crab Cavity Development
 
Summary:
At the collision point for most high energy physics colliding beam accelerators, some fraction of the particles do not collide with particles in the oncoming bunch due to the relative angle of the bunches at the collision point. Crab cavities "twist" the beam, increasing the number of particles which collide.
 

STTR Project
 
Company:
Calabazas Creek Research, Inc.
690 Port Drive
San Mateo, CA 94404-1010
 
Title:
Analysis Code for High Gradient Dielectric Insulator Surface Breakdown
 
Summary:
This project will allow analysis of electrical breakdown on dielectric surface that increases the cost and reduce reliability of high power devices for high energy physics, defense, medical, and industrial applications. Successful development will allow design of more cost effective high power devices with increased reliability.
 

Company:
Euclid TechLabs, LLC
5900 Harper Road #102
Solon, OH 44139
 
Title:
Ferroelectric Based High Power Components for L-Band Accelerator Applications
 
Summary:
This project will develop a new electronic device to optimize the power in particle accelerators. The key component is a bar of a "smart" material that changes its properties with an applied electric field.
 

STTR Project
 
Company:
Niowave, Inc.
1012 N. Walnut Street
Lansing, MI 48906
 
Title:
Development of a 400 MHz Superconducting RF Crabbing Cavity
 
Summary:
This project will develop superconducting crabbing cavities. The goal of this research is to develop a cavity that will satisfy the requirements of the Large Hadron Collider luminosity upgrade.
 

STTR Project
 
Company:
Omega-P, Inc.
258 Bradley Street
New Haven, CT 06510-1106
 
Title:
Anti-Breakdown Coatings for High-Gradient Accelerator Structures
 
Summary:
Progress in elementary particle high-energy physics depends on the evolution of technology to enable future machines to operate at higher energies than can be reached at present. The high-gradient cavities to be developed in this project are to allow structures to sustain higher electric fields without breakdown, thus enabling operation at higher energy, and also opening up commercial applications with improved clinical accelerators.
 

Company:
Omega-P, Inc.
258 Bradley Street
New Haven, CT 06510-1106
 
Title:
Multi-Mode Cavity Design for Raising RF Breakdown Threshold in a Two-Beam High-Gradient Accelerator
 
Summary:
This project will develop high-gradient cavities to allow structures to sustain higher electric fields without breakdown, thus enabling operation at higher energy, and also opening up commercial applications with improved clinical accelerators.
 

Company:
Physical Optics Corporation
20600 Gramercy Place
Building 100
Torrance, CA 90501-1821
 
Title:
Composite Energy Storage Capacitor
 
Summary:
The problem with existing pulsed high electric energy density storages is that high capacity is achievable at low voltage and vice versa. The proposed multi-component nanocomposite allows achieving high electric capacity at high voltage.
 

Company:
RadiaBeam Technologies, LLC
13428 Beach Avenue
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292-5624
 
Title:
Ultra-High Gradient, Compact S-Band Accelerating Structure for Laboratory and Industrial Applications
 
Summary:
This project will develop an industrially available accelerator, which can achieve higher gradient than competing technologies. Such a device will find numerous applications in the areas of medicine, industry, homeland security, and basic research.
 

Company:
Sci-Eng Solutions, LLC
3304 Lake Town Drive
Columbia, MO 65203-6719
 
Title:
Neutron Transmutation Doped Silicon Carbide Switches
 
Summary:
This project will develop and deploy fast solid state switches that will address current and future problems requisite to the International Linear Collider kicker systems. Variations on these solid state switches will address numerous other crucial military and commercial applications; such as directed energy weapons, particle beam accelerators, high speed rail systems, lasers, and advanced radars.
 

Company:
Simulation Technology and Applied Research, Inc.
11520 North Port Washington Road
Suite 201
Mequon, WI 53092-3432
 
Title:
An Improved 2D Eigensolver for RF Cavity Design
 
Summary:
This project will develop software that will allow for more rapid evaluation and design iteration for components in next generation light sources and particle colliders, reducing the cost of these components.
 

Company:
Simulation Technology and Applied Research, Inc.
11520 North Port Washington Road
Suite 201
Mequon, WI 53092-3432
 
Title:
Robust and Efficient Dark Current Modeling on Finite-Element Meshes
 
Summary:
Improved software for dark current modeling will lower development costs of components for next-generation accelerators such as the International Linear Collider. Better software will also enable more rapid design of high-power microwave tubes, helping the U.S. microwave tube industry compete in a worldwide marketplace.
 

Company:
TPL, Incorporated
3921 Academy Parkway North NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
 
Title:
Nanocomposite Film Capacitors for High Energy Accelerators
 
Summary:
This project will reduce the size of energy storage devices used in high power electronics. Successful results could benefit applications in the defense, energy, and power electronics industries.
 

Company:
Ultramet
12173 Montague Street
Pacoima, CA 91331
 
Title:
Economical Manufacture of Seamless High-Purity Niobium
 
Summary:
This project will develop an efficient, cost-effective means of fabricating solid ultrahigh-purity niobium superconducting radio frequency cavities that will be suitable for particle accelerators with broad applications ranging from medical treatment to high-energy physics.
 
TOPIC:
IMAGING, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND ARTIFICAL RETINA
 
Company:
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699
 
Title:
Next Generation SPECT Detectors
 
Summary:
This project will investigate a novel detector technology that will be very useful in medical imaging. It will also be useful in other scientific studies (such as high energy physics and space research) as well as commercial applications (such as oil exploration, medical imaging, and non-destructive evaluation).
 

Company:
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699
 
Title:
Novel Photon Counting Detector for Small Animal SPECT/MRI
 
Summary:
A small animal SPECT/MRI scanner using the proposed detector technology will have far better performance than current dual-modality techniques in use, and will bring the power of non-invasive functional imaging to detailed studies of the mouse and rat. Such a tool will be of great importance in understanding biological functions and facilitate rapid progress in new drug developments.
 

Company:
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699
 
Title:
Ultra-Fast, Bright Scintillators for PET
 
Summary:
This project will investigate a novel detector technology that will be very useful in medical imaging systems. It will also be useful in other scientific studies (such as particle and high energy physics and space research) as well as other applications (such as oil exploration and nuclear non-proliferation).
 

Company:
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699
 
Title:
Dual Modality Small Animal Imaging
 
Summary:
This project will investigate a promising detector technology, which will have major impact in scientific studies, health care, homeland defense, oil exploration as well as industrial applications.
 

Company:
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699
 
Title:
New Detectors for Small Animal SPECT
 
Summary:
This project will investigate a promising nuclear detector material which will have major impact in scientific studies, medical imaging, homeland defense, oil exploration as well as industrial applications
 

Company:
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699
 
Title:
High Performance, Low Cost Scintillators for PET
 
Summary:
This project will investigate promising nuclear detector materials that will have major impact in medical imaging, physics, homeland security, scientific studies as well as commercial applications.
 
TOPIC:
GENOMES-TO-LIVE (GTL) AND RELATED BIOTECHNOLOGIES
 
Company:
ChromoLogic, LLC
133 N. Altadena Drive
#307
Pasadena, CA 91107
 
Title:
Label-Free In-Situ Biofilm Analysis(LIBA) System
 
Summary:
This project will develop an instrument that will revolutionize our understanding of biofilms - leading to their management to better protect our national infrastructure and the engineering of novel biofilms that could reduce global warming (carbon sequestration) and heal our environment (soil remediation).
 

Company:
ELCRITON
15 Innovation Way
#288
Newark, DE 19711
 
Title:
Enhancing site-specific chromosomal integration in clostridia
 
Summary:
Clostridia are anaerobic bacteria that can significantly advance our nation's efforts towards securing renewable biofuels from green technologies. This project will develop new tools for genetically modifying these bacteria, such that superior biofuel producing organisms can be realized in the very near future.
 
TOPIC:
TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUBSURFACE CHARACTERIZATION AND MONITORING
 
STTR Project
 
Company:
Burge Environmental, Inc.
6100 South Maple Avenue
Suite 114
Tempe, AZ 85283-2872
 
Title:
In-Situ Monitoring of Iodine-129 in Groundwater Using an Minicolumn
 
Summary:
This project will develop a field-deployable monitoring system for the cost-effective and rapid determination of radioactive substances in the groundwater at federal sites, such as Hanford Site, Washington. The development of the system will decrease the future cost of site remediation.
 

Company:
Multi-Phase Technologies, LLC
310 Rebecca Drive
Sparks, NV 89441
 
Title:
Determining Spectral Properties of Rocks and Sediments from Broadband Electrical/Electromagnetic Data Processing
 
Summary:
This project will design a method which can characterize subsurface conditions (i.e. permeability) of environmental remediation sites in order to better design remediation systems.
 

Company:
Novawave Technologies, Inc.
900 Island Drive
Suite 101
Redwood City, CA 94065
 
Title:
Nanoparticle Enhanced Resonator Sensor for Trace Radionuclide Detection
 
Summary:
This project will develop a real-time metal enhanced fluorescence detection system that has the potential to impact significantly the ability scientists to track sub-surface radionuclide and metal migration to prevent widespread ecological contamination from aging radiological stores. In addition, the technology can be adapted for homeland security applications, particularly safe buildings where office buildings, hospitals, hotels, malls, and schools can be monitored with a distributed sensor network.
 
TOPIC:
CARBON CYCLE MEASUREMENTS OF THE ATMOSPHERE AND THE BIOSPHERE
 
Company:
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road
Billerica, MA 01821-3976
 
Title:
High Precision COS Monitor to Constrain the Partitioning of CO2 Fluxes
 
Summary:
To better understand global climate change, carbon dioxide uptake by vegetation needs to be measured globally. This project will design a novel instrument for carbonyl sufide which can be used to assess global budgets for CO2 uptake by plants.
 

STTR Project
 
Company:
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road
Billerica, MA 01821-3976
 
Title:
An Absolute CO2 Monitor with Extremely High Accuracy
 
Summary:
To better understand global climate change, carbon dioxide needs to be measured globally and accurately. This project will design a novel, commercial monitor with unsurpassed accuracy and unique capability to be deployed worldwide.
 

Company:
Novawave Technologies, Inc.
900 Island Drive
Suite 101
Redwood City, CA 94065
 
Title:
Real-Time Ambient Nitrous Oxide Sensor
 
Summary:
The proposed instrument will enable nitrous oxide levels to be monitored with high precision and accuracy. Nitrous oxide is the third most important greenhouse gas behind carbon dioxide and methane. The ability to obtain these measurements using low cost, rugged hardware is essential for obtaining a greater understanding of global warming and climate change.
 

Company:
Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810
 
Title:
Field Worthy Sensor for Measurements of the Stable Isotope Ratio of CO2
 
Summary:
Predictions of global climate change rely on models incorporating precise knowledge of the sources and sinks of important greenhouse gases such as CO2. Measurements using the high sensitivity instrument for monitoring the major stable isotopes of CO2 that this project will develop and demonstrate can be used to decrease the uncertainties that still remain.
 

Company:
Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810
 
Title:
Highly Compact CO2 Sensor for Balloon Deployment
 
Summary:
Policy decisions relating to energy utilization are based on predictions from models of global climate change, which in turn rely on the accuracy of measurements of various trace species in the atmosphere. This project will develop and demonstrate a sensor for routine monitoring of CO2 from balloons.
 

STTR Project
 
Company:
Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810
 
Title:
Development of a Fieldable Soil Carbon Monitor
 
Summary:
This project will develop a small, rugged and fieldable monitor for soil carbon. The overall goal of the program is to establish feasibility of a detector that will help assess management strategies for the sequestration of carbon dioxide in soil.
 

Company:
Picarro, Inc.
480 Oakmead Parkway
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
 
Title:
Hand-Held, Battery Operated Trace Gas Analyzer For Measuring GHG Sources
 
Summary:
Measurement of methane from landfills provide critical information related to greenhouse gases and global warming as well as much needed information to help regulate emissions from landfills and for assigning a cost for the carbon emission (or conversely a credit for its recovery).
 

Company:
Searchlight Sensors, Inc.
1100 N. Tustin Avenue
Suite G
Santa Ana, CA 92705-3509
 
Title:
Low Cost Balloon-Borne Carbon Dioxide Sensor
 
Summary:
This project will develop a low cost carbon dioxide sensor that can be operated by battery on weather balloon. This sensor will help to understand the global warming process much more quantitatively and in global scale.
 

Company:
Southwest Sciences, Inc.
1570 Pacheco Street
Suite E-11
Santa Fe, NM 87505-3993
 
Title:
Differential Absorption DIALApparatus for CO2 Flux Measurement
 
Summary:
This project will investigate a compact, rugged laser source for quantifying the uptake of carbon dioxide by forests and other ecosystems.
 
TOPIC:
ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENT TECHNOLOGY
 
Company:
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road
Billerica, MA 01821-3976
 
Title:
Development and Characterization of a Compact Aerosol Chemical Speciation Monitor (ACSM)
 
Summary:
Small airborne particles generated from energy-related activities can adversely impact global climate, human health, and visibility. This project will develop an instrument with unique capabilities for identifying and measuring the mass loading and chemical speciation of aerosol particles, leading to a better understanding of the sources, transformations and fates of atmospheric particulate matter.
 

Company:
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road
Billerica, MA 01821-3976
 
Title:
Volatility-Resolved Measurements of Total Gas-Phase Organic Compounds by High Resolution Electron Impact Mass Spectrometry
 
Summary:
This project will develop an instrument with unique capabilities for identifying and measuring the organic precursors of aerosol particles, leading to a better understanding of the sources, transformations and fates of atmospheric particulate matter.
 

Company:
Jerry L. Berndt DBA, JB Enterprises
234 N. 38th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902
 
Title:
Oxygen A-Band Spectrometer
 
Summary:
This project will improve our understanding of cloud-radiation interaction, and further improve weather and climate forecasts.
 

Company:
KalScott Engineering Inc.
P.O. Box 3426
Lawrence, KS 66046
 
Title:
Stabilized Platform for Airborne Instrumentation
 
Summary:
This project will result in the development and demonstration of stabilized platforms for airborne instrumentation, which will enable highly accurate measurements of atmospheric radiation, which are vital for supporting a strategy of sustainable and pollution-free energy development for the future.
 

Company:
Physical Optics Corporation
20600 Gramercy Place
Building 100
Torrance, CA 90501-1821
 
Title:
Cascade Particle Detector
 
Summary:
This project will develop a cascade particle detector will provide real-time information about particle size distribution in ambient aerosols, which is critical for describing both direct and indirect radiative forcing by aerosols present in the atmosphere.
 

Company:
Scientific Solutions, Inc.
55 Middlesex Street
Unit 210
North Chelmsford, MA 01863-1561
 
Title:
FABSOAR - A Fabry-Perot Spectrometer for Oxygen A-Band Research
 
Summary:
This project will develop an high-resolution spectrometer to analyze light from the sky to determine the degree to which solar radiation is being absorbed by clouds and other aerosols. Since this radiation is an important driver of many atmospheric processes, understanding it thoroughly is crucial to climate knowledge.
 
TOPIC:
NUCLEAR PHYSICS ACCELERATOR TECHNOLOGY
 
STTR Project
 
Company:
Black Laboratories, LLC
12050 Jefferson Avenue
Suite 240
Newport News, VA 23606-4385
 
Title:
Multilayer ALD Films for SRF Cavities
 
Summary:
Advanced, higher performance particle accelerators are needed to explore the frontiers of nuclear physics and to gain more widespread use for industrial sciences. This project will develop technology that will allow these to be produced with great gains in efficiency and major reductions in cost.
 

Company:
Calabazas Creek Research, Inc.
690 Port Drive
San Mateo, CA 94404-1010
 
Title:
An Advanced Simulation Code for Modeling Inductive Output Tubes
 
Summary:
This project will develop a new design tools for inductive output tubes. This will provide higher efficiency RF sources for driving high energy accelerators.
 

Company:
Euclid TechLabs, LLC
5900 Harper Road #102
Solon, OH 44139
 
Title:
Nonlinear Ferroelectric Development for L-Band Accelerator Applications
 
Summary:
This project will develop a new electronic device to control the power in particle accelerators. The key component is a ring of a "smart" material that changes its properties with an applied electric field.
 

Company:
FAR-TECH, Inc.
3550 General Atomics Court
Building 15, Suite 155
San Diego, CA 92121
 
Title:
An Energy-Efficient Klystron Upgrade for the Jefferson Laboratory CEBAF Linac
 
Summary:
High-power radio frequency (RF) sources are used to power the majority of particle accelerators used research, military, industrial and medical applications. This project will provide a high-efficiency RF source for Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Laboratory, with the basic technology also usable for many other future projects.
 

Company:
FAR-TECH, Inc.
3550 General Atomics Court
Building 15, Suite 155
San Diego, CA 92121
 
Title:
Modeling Tool for Optimizing Electron Beam Ion Sources
 
Summary:
This project will develop a sophisticated, numerical modeling tool that will decrease the cost of building and operating sources of highly charged ions that are used in nuclear physics research as well as industrial applications.
 

Company:
FAR-TECH, Inc.
3550 General Atomics Court
Building 15, Suite 155
San Diego, CA 92121
 
Title:
Model for Heating of Electron Cyclotron Resonance Ion Sources
 
Summary:
This project will develop a sophisticated, numerical modeling tool that will decrease the cost of building and operating sources of highly charged ions that are used in nuclear physics research as well as industrial applications.
 

Company:
FM Technologies, Inc.
4431-H Brookfield Corporate Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151-1691
 
Title:
Chemical Free Surface Processing for High Gradient Superconducting RF Cavities
 
Summary:
This project will develop a new process that will enhance quality of the superconducing radio-frequency cavities and allow acceleration of charged particles to much higher energies. The process also will improve the cavity manufacturing and result in substantial cost reduction of superconducting radio-frequency high-energy particle accelerators.
 

Company:
Faraday Technology, Inc.
315 Huls Drive
Clayton, OH 45315
 
Title:
Electrically Mediated Deposition of Niobium for Coating Copper Elliptical Cavities
 
Summary:
There is a need for an innovative process that is capable of coating niobium metal onto the interior surface of copper cavities used in superconducting particle accelerators. Continued support of research in the area of super conducting radio frequency applications could lead to new commercial applications in the medical, energy and national security industries.
 

Company:
Green Mountain Radio Research Company
77 Vermont Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446
 
Title:
Development of High-Efficiency Power Amplifiers for 704 MHz
 
Summary:
Accelerators used by DOE for nuclear-physics research require huge amounts of electrical power. This project will develop high-efficiency power amplifiers that will significantly reduce electricity consumption, thus reducing operating costs, importation of foreign petroleum, pollution, and greenhouse-gas emissions.
 

Company:
Green Mountain Radio Research Company
77 Vermont Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446
 
Title:
Development of High-Efficiency Power Amplifiers for 50 - 350 MHz
 
Summary:
This project will develop high-efficiency power amplifiers that will significantly reduce electricity consumption, thus reducing operating costs, importation of foreign petroleum, pollution, and greenhouse-gas emissions.
 

STTR Project
 
Company:
Muons, Inc.
552 N. Batavia Avenue
Batavia, IL 60510
 
Title:
Phase and Frequency Locked Magnetrons for SRF Sources
 
Summary:
Highly efficient and inexpensive magnetrons, such as those used in kitchen microwave ovens, are being developed to provide the lowest cost microwave sources for a number of diverse applications, including particle accelerators, phased array radars, and sputtering systems.
 

STTR Project
 
Company:
Niowave, Inc.
1012 N. Walnut Street
Lansing, MI 48906
 
Title:
Development of a 499 MHz Superconducting RF Deflecting Cavity
 
Summary:
This project will develop superconducting deflecting cavities. The goal of this research is to develop a cavity that will satisfy the requirements of Jefferson Laboratory's electron beam upgrade.
 

Company:
Niowave, Inc.
1012 N. Walnut Street
Lansing, MI 48906
 
Title:
Development of a Tunable 28 MHz Superconducting RF Cavity for RHIC
 
Summary:
This project will develop a tunable 28 MHz superconducting accelerating system that would have immediate use in existing nuclear physics research facilities.
 

Company:
Omega-P, Inc.
258 Bradley Street
New Haven, CT 06510-1106
 
Title:
Fast Ferroelectric L-Band Tuner for Superconducting Cavities
 
Summary:
Progress in nuclear physics and elementary particle high-energy physics depends on the evolution of technology to enable future machines to operate at higher particle fluxes and higher energies than can be reached at present. The fast ferroelectric tuners to be developed in this project are to allow accelerator cavities to sustain high accelerating fields despite uncontrolled mechanical vibrations that would otherwise detune the cavities and degrade the accelerator performance.
 

Company:
Q-Peak, Incorporated
135 South Road
Bedford, MA 01730-2307
 
Title:
100W Green Laser as a Photoinjector Drive Laser
 
Summary:
This project will develop a laser that will be one of the key components needed to advance accelerator technology particularly for energy recovery linear accelerators (ERLs) and free-electron lasers (FELs). The laser will also find application in micro machining, two photon microscopy and stereo lithography.
 

Company:
RadiaBeam Technologies, LLC
13428 Beach Avenue
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292-5624
 
Title:
A 10 MHz Pulsed Laser Wire Scanner for Longitudinal and Transverse Measurements of 100-mA Class Electron Beams
 
Summary:
This project is a cost-effective approach to develop a vital diagnostic device, the laser wire scanner (LWS), for high current electron accelerators. A potential benefit of LWS development will be improved design and operation of next generation light sources, as well as high energy accelerators designed to advance the frontier of the fundamental science.
 

Company:
Saxet Surface Science
3913 Todd Lane
Suite 303
Austin, TX 78744
 
Title:
Improved Ion Resistance for III-V Photocathodes in High Current Guns
 
Summary:
Many of the next generation of physics accelerators will require high average electron currents, a potential issue for electron sources. This project will test the possibility for a chemically stabilized surface layer to also inhibit charged particle induced deterioration of these electron sources.
 

Company:
Tech-X Corporation
5621 Arapahoe Avenue
Suite A
Boulder, CO 80303-1379
 
Title:
High-Fidelity Modulator Simulations of Coherent Electron Cooling Systems
 
Summary:
The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratory is colliding gold ions to create conditions similar to what existed after the big bang. A novel 3-D simulation code is being developed to assist Department of Energy scientists in the design of an electron cooling section that will improve the performance of this premier nuclear physics facility.
 

Company:
Tech-X Corporation
5621 Arapahoe Avenue
Suite A
Boulder, CO 80303-1379
 
Title:
Rapid Prediction of Long Range Wakefields for Beam Impedance and Power Loading in Complex Accelerator Structures
 
Summary:
Design and operation of nuclear physics accelerators is constrained by deleterious effects of extraneous electromagnetic signals (wakefields) within the cavity structures, and these signals are extremely challenging to predict with existing design tools.
 
TOPIC:
NUCLEAR PHYSICS SOFTWARE AND DATA MANAGEMENT
Company:
MicroContinuum, Inc.
57 Smith Place
Cambridge, MA 02138
 
Title:
Low-Cost Terabyte and Petabyte Data Storage System
 
Summary:
Data storage requirements for government agencies, national labs, medical organizations, and businesses are growing at an unprecedented rate. This project will provide a more cost effective, reliable, and energy-efficient means of meeting the growing demand for high capacity permanent storage for these organizations.
 

Company:
Virkaz Technologies
7305 Weber Street
Atlanta, GA 30349-7919
 
Title:
CloudSpan: Enabling Scientific Computing Across Cloud and Grid Platforms
 
Summary:
Grid computing has been established within the Nuclear Physics community as paradigm for data sharing and computational analysis on a massive scale. Cloud computing has recently emerged as a paradigm in which users lease the resources required to maintain and create virtual storage and computational elements in shared hosting environment. This project will develop an infrastructure that allows users to execute their scientific applications seamlessly in either environment.
 
TOPIC:
NUCLEAR PHYSICS ELECTRONICS DESIGN AND FABRICATION
Company:
Voxtel, Inc.
12725 SW Millikan Way
Suite 230
Beaverton, OR 97005
 
Title:
Rad-Hard SOI CMOS Active Pixel Sensor for Charged Particle Detection
 
Summary:
This project will enable planned Nuclear Physics science by developing and demonstrating a SOI (silicon-on-insulator) CMOS direct conversion particle detector. Development of this technology will allow production of radiation-hardened pixel sensors which are thin (<15-µm), have excellent and well controlled charge collection using fully depleted devices, and can use full CMOS readout without parasitic charge collection.
 
TOPIC:
NUCLEAR PHYSICS INSTRUMENTATION, DETECTION SYSTEMS AND TECHNIQUES
 
Company:
Applied Nanotech, Inc.
3006 Longhorn Blvd., #107
Austin, TX 78758-7518
 
Title:
Carbon Stripper Foil for the Next Generation Rare Isotope Beam Facility
 
Summary:
This project will develop a large-area, low-cost stripper foil, a key component needed for the next generation of the Rare Isotope Accelerator. Experiments from this accelerator will lead to a comprehensive description of nuclei and establish the scientific foundation for innovative applications of nuclear science to society.
 

STTR Project
 
Company:
I.C.Gomes Consulting & Investment Inc.
1728 Killdeer Dr.
Naperville, IL 60565
 
Title:
Development of Thin Refractory Actinide Plates for High Power RIB Targets
 
Summary:
This project will develop fabrication techniques of high density, fast release thin plates of refractory actinides to be used in targets for advanced nuclear physics studies at rare isotope beam facilities. These plates will allow the construction of targets to produce beams of short lived isotopes due to its fast release characteristic increasing the range of application for rare isotope facilities and also they can be used in other applications such as radioisotope production for medical and other applications.
 

Company:
PHDs Co.
777 Emory Valley Road
Suite B
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
 
Title:
Segmented Rectifying and Blocking Contacts on Germanium Planar Detectors
 
Summary:
The Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Physics has a fundamental need for more sensitive, reliable, and cost effective instruments for the detection of gamma rays in Nuclear Physics experiments. This project will develop detector fabrication techniques that will provide the basis for these detectors.
 

Company:
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699
 
Title:
Bright Selenium Based Quantum Dot Scintillators
 
Summary:
This project will develop the scintillator that will allow the exploitation of the potential of current state-of-the-art X-ray/gamma-ray detectors used for nuclear physics studies, synchrotron applications, medical imaging, X-ray scanning equipment at airports and border control and detectors for homeland security, and in small animal research, which is so important for the development of new drugs in a rapid and cost-effective manner.
 

Company:
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699
 
Title:
Low Cost Large Volume Lanthanide Halide Scintillators
 
Summary:
This project will permit the rapid and economical manufacturing of spectroscopic quality radiation detector materials that are so critical to addressing the immediate needs of national laboratories and homeland security in rapid and reliable radioisotope identification. Furthermore, the proposed developments will have a profound impact on civilian sector applications such as X-ray/gamma ray detection in medical diagnostics and small animal research, which is so important to healthcare and new drug development.
 

Company:
SVT Associates, Inc.
7620 Executive Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
 
Title:
Advanced Coating Technology for Enhanced Performance of Microchannel Plates for High-efficiency UV and Cherenkov Light Detection
 
Summary:
This project will develop an advanced coating technology to enhance pefromance of MCP based UV detectors for next generation Cherenkov detectors in nuclear physcis application.
 

Company:
Tech-Etch, Inc.
45 Aldrin Road
Plymouth, MA 02360-4803
 
Title:
Commercial and Cost Effective Production of Two Dimensional Read-Out Boards for Subatomic Particle detectors
 
Summary:
Readout boards are used in the detection of subatomic particles. Advancements are necessary to further discoveries of the subatomic universe, and to develop techniques for medical imaging, nuclear nonproliferation and homeland security applications.
 

Company:
XIA, LLC
31057 Genstar Road
Hayward, CA 94544
 
Title:
Improved Energy Resolution in CsI Scintillator Material
 
Summary:
Scintillation detectors are widely used in nuclear physics, medical imaging, and homeland security applications. This project will improve the energy resolution of t