SBIR/STTR Highlights

Diode laser sensors on a weather tower in Vermont.April 2014SBIR/STTR Highlights

A Diode Laser Sensor for High Precision CO2 and H2O Flux Measurements

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) develops a next generation, near-infrared tunable diode laser-based sensor for boundary layer flux measurements of greenhouse gas trace species. Read More »

Niowave technical staff assembling a superconducting linac section for radioisotope production.April 2014SBIR/STTR Highlights

Niowave Develops Production Route for Medical Radioisotopes with a Superconducting Electron Accelerator

Domestic radioisotope production enabled by advances in superconducting electron linacs funded by the DOE SBIR program. Read More »

Top view of magnesium base plate (12” in diameter) showing progression from NANOMYTE® PT-60 treatment through painting steps.April 2014SBIR/STTR Highlights

A Nanotechnology-Based, Self-Healing, Chromate-Free Conversion Coating For Magnesium Alloys

NEI’s NANOMYTE® PT-60, a breakthrough coating for magnesium alloys provides exceptional corrosion resistance while also improving adhesion with an overlying paint. Read More »

The Tempe™ sensor head is designed for thin film coating process control when high evaporation or chamber temperatures are required.April 2014SBIR/STTR Highlights

Breakthrough Monitoring Technology Reduces Time and Expense in Solar Cell Manufacturing Process

Thin-film deposition process control sensor provides ability to continuously monitor and control the CIGS solar cell manufacturing process at temperatures as high as 500° Celsius. Read More »

CHAR System Indication of a Cable Fault.April 2014SBIR/STTR Highlights

Low Cost, High Impact Cable Condition Monitoring System Improves U. S. Nuclear Power Plant Operations, Safety, and Systems Reliability

Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation’s CHAR 2012 system identifies and readily locates problems in the conductor and insulation of nuclear power plant cables. Read More »

ORPC's TidGen™ turbine generator unit.January 2013SBIR/STTR Highlights

First Commercial, Grid-Connected, Hydrokinetic Tidal Energy Project in North America

Ocean Renewable Power Company’s (ORPC) TidGen™ device has a rated capacity of 150 kilowatts and generates enough electricity annually to power 25 to 30 homes. Read More »

Top image: Filmwise condensation (FWC), Bottom image: Dropwise condensation (DWC)January 2013SBIR/STTR Highlights

NEI Corporation Technology Promotes Efficiency in Heat Exchangers

NEI’s SuperCondenser™ technology increases the energy efficiency of a power plant’s condensing steam turbine by allowing steam to condense into water more efficiently. Read More »

Ceramic casting core with an intricate, fine-featured trailing edge.January 2013SBIR/STTR Highlights

Mikro Systems Develops Unique Ceramic Core Casting Technology

Mikro’s sophisticated gas turbine airfoil designs allow turbines to operate at higher temperatures, thereby increasing efficiency, improving performance, and reducing emissions. Read More »

The QwikSEER+ WattSaver™ Control Board.January 2013SBIR/STTR Highlights

Mainstream Engineering Develops a Low-Cost Energy-Saving Device for A/C Systems

Mainstream is achieving its goal to commercialize practical and cost-effective A/C solutions that increase energy efficiency. Read More »

Time of flight aerosol mass spectrometer in flight ready rack.January 2013SBIR/STTR Highlights

Aerodyne Develops an Aircraft-Deployable Precision Aerosol Analyzer

Aerodyne Research Inc. develops an aerosol mass spectrometer (AMS) that fills a critical need for size-resolved, quantitative chemical composition data on aerosol particles. Read More »