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Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road
Billerica, MA 01821-3976
Development and Characterization of a Compact Aerosol Chemical Speciation Monitor (ACSM)
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.
STTR Project
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road
Billerica, MA 01821-3976
An Absolute CO2 Monitor with Extremely High Accuracy
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.
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road
Billerica, MA 01821-3976
High Precision COS Monitor to Constrain the Partitioning of CO2 Fluxes
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.
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road
Billerica, MA 01821-3976
Volatility-Resolved Measurements of Total Gas-Phase Organic Compounds by High Resolution Electron Impact Mass Spectrometry
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.
Agiltron, Inc.
15 Cabot Road
Woburn, MA 01801-1003
Long-Wave Infrared Photonic Band-Gap Fiber
Infrared optical fibers are a long sought goal of optical technology, useful for a broad range of military and commercial applications ranging from antimissile countermeasures to laser surgery. The proposed research will lead to the first practical, manufacturable low loss infrared optical fiber for the wavelength band of greatest importance.
Aspen Aerogels, Incorporated
30 Forbes Road, Bldg B
Northborough, MA 01532
Aerogel Derived Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials
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.
Aspen Aerogels, Incorporated
30 Forbes Road, Bldg B
Northborough, MA 01532
Transparent Aerogel Insulation for Solar Heat Concentration Elements
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.
Aspen Products Group, Inc.
186 Cedar Hill Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
Novel Materials for Energy Efficient Production of High Purity Oxygen from Air
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.
Beam Power Technology, Inc.
5 Rolling Green Lane
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Design Studies of Megawatt-Class Continuous-Wave Elliptic-Beam Inductive Output Tubes
This project will develop megawatts-class highpower, high-efficiency elliptic-beam inductive output tubes (EBIOTs) for accelerator applications.
Beam Power Technology, Inc.
5 Rolling Green Lane
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Development of a 100 kW 2.815 GHz Continuous-Wave Elliptic Beam Klystron with Two Output Windows
This project will develop a high-efficiency, low-voltage elliptic-beam klystron to reduce costs of operating accelerators for basic energy science research.
Beam Power Technology, Inc.
5 Rolling Green Lane
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Development of a Pulsed, 10% Duty 140kW, 402.5 MHz Elliptic-Beam Inductive Output Tube
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.
Boston Applied Technologies, Inc.
6F Gill Street
Woburn, MA 01801-1721
High Efficiency Multiple Wavelength Upconverting Nanophosphors
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.
STTR Project
Boston Applied Technologies, Inc.
6F Gill Street
Woburn, MA 01801-1721
Novel Wireless NDE Sensors for Continuous Monitoring of Thermal Power Plant Components
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.
STTR Project
EIC Laboratories, Inc.
111 Downey Street
Norwood, MA 02062
An Integrated In Situ Raman and Turbidity Sensor for High Level Waste Tanks
This project will develop an integrated Raman/turbidity sensor for in situ characterization of nuclear waste. The sensor will provide chemical characterization of the waste and yield information concerning the amount of suspended particles in the waste.
EIC Laboratories, Inc.
111 Downey Street
Norwood, MA 02062
Fiber Optically Coupled Raman Telescope for the In Situ Standoff Characterization of Residual Wastes
This project will develop a fiber optically coupled Raman probe telescope that will be able to detect and identify chemicals at a standoff distance. The telescope Raman probe will be used as a characterization tool for residual wastes in nuclear waste storage tanks.
EIC Laboratories, Inc.
111 Downey Street
Norwood, MA 02062
Flameproof Additives for Automotive Li Ion Batteries
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.
ElectroChem, Inc.
400 West Cummings Park
Woburn, MA 01801
Advanced PEM Based Hydrogen Home Refueling Appliance
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.
FloDesign Inc.
380 Main Street
Wilbraham, MA 01095
MECT, The Next Generation Current Turbine
MECT is an innovative saltwater or freshwater turbine design that will produce more energy at lower cost than any device that is currently under development. This project is committed to the potential to develop and manufacture the device.
Fraivillig Technologies Company
98 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Innovating Insulation for Wind-and-React Superconductor Magnets
This project will develop an insulation system that enables the employment of new superconductors in practical devices.
Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC
89 Rumford Aveue
Newton, MA 02466-1311
Anti-Fouling Reverse Osmosis esalination System
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.
Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC
89 Rumford Aveue
Newton, MA 02466-1311
High Performance Membrane for Chlor-Alkali Electrolysis
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.
Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC
89 Rumford Aveue
Newton, MA 02466-1311
Unitized Design for Home Refueling Appliance for Hydrogen Generation to 5000 psi
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.
STTR Project
Incom Inc.
P.O. Box G
Southbridge, MA 01550-0528
Development of Photonic Band Gap Structures for Particle Acceleration
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.
MagiQ Technologies
11 Ward Street
Somerville, MA 02143
High-Temperature Optical Seismic Sensor
This project will apply ultra-sensitive optical measurement techniques from their quantum information processing system to help geologists to map micro-scale tremors of the rocks to harness geothermal energy.
MagiQ Technologies
11 Ward Street
Somerville, MA 02143
Real Time Optical Network for Pulsed-Accelerator Control
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.
Micro Magnetics, Inc.
421 Currant Road
Fall River, MA 02720-4711
Magnetic Tunnel Junction Nanoprobe Compatible with an Atomic Force Microscope
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.
MicroContinuum, Inc.
57 Smith Place
Cambridge, MA 02138
Low-Cost Terabyte and Petabyte Data Storage System
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.
MicroContinuum, Inc.
57 Smith Place
Cambridge, MA 02138
Roll-To-Roll Process for Transparent Metal Electrodes in OLED Manufacturing
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
NEMOmetrics Corporation
28 Constitution Road
Boston, MA 02129
Lighting with No Watt Left Behind
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.
STTR Project
Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810
Development of a Fieldable Soil Carbon Monitor
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.
Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810
Field Worthy Sensor for Measurements of the Stable Isotope Ratio of CO2
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.
Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810
Highly Compact CO2 Sensor for Balloon Deployment
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
Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810
Networked Sensors for Sequestration MVA
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.
Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810
Non-Fracturing, High Performance NiMH Negative Electrode
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.
Q-Peak, Incorporated
135 South Road
Bedford, MA 01730-2307
100W Green Laser as a Photoinjector Drive Laser
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.
Q-Peak, Incorporated
135 South Road
Bedford, MA 01730-2307
Temporal Pulse Shaping Techniques for Photoinjector Lasers
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.
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699
Bright Quantum Dot Scintillator for High Frame Rate Imaging
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.
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699
Dual Modality Small Animal Imaging
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.
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699
Bright Selenium Based Quantum Dot Scintillators
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.
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699
Fast, Photon Counting Detector Arrays with Internal Gain
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.
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699
High Bandwidth Optical Detector for Scanning Probe Microscopy
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.
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699
High Performance, Low Cost Scintillators for PET
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.
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699
Low Cost, High Speed, High Sensitivity Detector for Material Science Studies
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.
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699
Low Cost Large Volume Lanthanide Halide Scintillators
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.
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699
New Detectors for Small Animal SPECT
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.
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699
Next Generation SPECT Detectors
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).
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699
Novel Photon Counting Detector for Small Animal SPECT/MRI
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.
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699
Sesquoxide Laser Hosts for Electron Accelerators
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.
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699
Ultra-Fast, Bright Scintillators for PET
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).
Reactive Innovations, LLC
2 Park Drive, Unit 4
Westford, MA 01886
Electrocatalytic Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Commercial Products
This project will develop a process to convert carbon dioxide gas into commercial products.
Reactive Innovations, LLC
2 Park Drive, Unit 4
Westford, MA 01886
On-Line Measurement of PEM Electrolyzer Stacks
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.
ReMetAl, LLC
150 Kuniholm Drive
Holliston, MA 01746
Drastic Reduction of the Non-Recoverable Loss of Aluminum and Electric Energy through Development of Agile Technology for Production of Ferroaluminum for Steel Deoxidation
Realization of the project would enable economical manufacturing of ferooaluminum - a substitute for aluminum which is lost in deoxidizing of steel. Avoided non-recoverable loss of aluminum would result in a hundreds of millions of dollars savings of this commodity and electric energy needed for it's production annually.
Resolute Marine Energy, Inc.
126 Summer Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Advanced Water Power Technology Development Wave and Current Energy Technologies
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.
SatCon Technology Corporation
27 Drydock Avenue
Boston, MA 02210-2377
High-Power-Density, Non-Permanent-Magnet, Electric Motor Development for Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, and Fuel Cell Vehicles
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.
SatCon Technology Corporation
27 Drydock Avenue
Boston, MA 02210-2377
Improvement of Eddy Current Rotor Loss Prediction Techniques
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.
Scientific Solutions, Inc.
55 Middlesex Street, Unit 210
North Chelmsford, MA 01863-1561
FABSOAR -- A Fabry-Perot Spectrometer for Oxygen A-Band Research
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.
Spectral Sciences, Inc.
4 Fourth Avenue
Burlington, MA 01803-3304
Structured Emission Thermometry Sensor for Burner Control
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.
Supercon, Inc.
830 Boston Turnpike
Shrewsbury, MA 01545-3386
A Modified Internal Tin Tube Nb3Sn Conductor for Higher Non-Copper Critical Current Density
This project will attempt to increase the performance, of Nb3Sn conductors in order to attain the required high magnetic fields utilizing a novel materials
Supercon, Inc.
830 Boston Turnpike
Shrewsbury, MA 01545-3386
High Performance Nb3Sn Conductor Fabricated by the Internal Tin Tube Method with NbTi Island Doping to Assist in Filament Reaction
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.
Tech-Etch, Inc.
45 Aldrin Road
Plymouth, MA 02360-4803
Commercial and Cost Effective Production of Two Dimensional Read-Out Board for Subatomic Particle Detectors
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.
TelAztec, LLC 15 A Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Microstructure-Based Anti-Reflection Treatment for Long-Wave Infrared Transmitting Optical Fiber
This project will develop a novel, nanotechnology based, series of microstructures that can be designed for control of reflectance or for optical wavelength filtering. The designed microstructures can eliminate the need for fragile thin film type dielectric coatings with a rugged and durable microstructure built directly into the bulk material.
TIAX, LLC
15 Acorn Park
Cambridge, MA 02140-2301
Enabled VOC Sensor for Energy-Efficient Building Ventilation
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.
TIAX, LLC
15 Acorn Park
Cambridge, MA 02140-2301
Implantation, Activation, Characterization and Prevention/Mitigation of Internal Short Circuits in Lithium-Ion Cells
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.
TIAX, LLC
15 Acorn Park
Cambridge, MA 02140-2301
Modeling of Hydrogen Dispensing Options for Advanced Storage
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.
TIAX, LLC
15 Acorn Park
Cambridge, MA 02140-2301
Use of Algae for Fuels Production Concepts for Extracting Oil from Algae
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.
Weston Geophysical Corp.
181 Bedford St., Suite 1
Lexington, MA 02420
A Software Toolbox for Systematic Evaluation of Seismometer-Digitizer System Responses
This project will develop a capability to calibrate and improve United States seismic systems used for monitoring foreign nuclear explosive tests.