The R&D 100 Awards recognize the great service provided by researchers who generate exceptional new technologies, ideas, and understanding. Research and Development has the power to transform nearly every aspect of society. It’s no surprise that our national labs and sites are often among the organizations singled out by this annual honor for excellence in innovation.
Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Charliecloud enables big data analysis projects by letting users easily run different software frameworks on high-performance computers.
- The Grand Unified File Index makes reviewing metadata on supercomputers much easier, allowing rapid parallel searches across many databases.
- Lighthouse Directional Radiation Detectors precisely determines the location, amount, and movement of radioactive sources in challenging scenarios.
- The Long-Range Wireless Sensor Network enables data collection and transmission in rugged, remote outdoor environments.
- The Radiation Hardened Single-Board Computer for Space Applications makes higher orbits possible – with a resilient, cost-effective solution.
- A Universal Bacterial Sensor detects bacterial infections – even before the onset of symptoms – by mimicking biological recognition of pathogens.
- Video-Based Dynamic Measurement & Analysisextracts high-spatial-resolution structural vibration and dynamics information from video footage to measure the response and analyze the health of civil, mechanical, and aerospace structures.
Nevada National Security Site
- Silicon Strip Cosmic Muon Detectors for Homeland Security were co-developed along with Los Alamos National Laboratory and Fermi National Laboratory to detect shielded nuclear materials.
Sandia National Laboratories
- Detergent-Assisted Fabrication was used to make catalytic nanomaterials far more consistent in size and shape, and thus far more effective.
- Large-scale Atomic/Molecular Massively Parallel Simulator is an open source code widely used for modeling materials, such as polymers and semiconductors, and simulating particle interactions as different scales.
- The Large Field of View 3D X-Ray Phase Contrast Imaging System provides non-destructive inspection and evaluation of low-density composite materials.
- A Power Application Programming Interface for high performance computing allows users to allocate energy resources efficiently through new software
- SWiCK Zoom, or Sandia wide-angle quick zoom, uses variable focal-length lenses or mirrors to toggle between high and low magnification almost instantly, enabling users to achieve true optical zoom with minimal power.