b'Awards and Recognitions R&D 100 Awards Consequence-driven Cyber-informed EngineeringFour Idaho National Laboratory technologies were among 2019Consequence-driven Cyber-informed Engineering the winners of the R&D 100 Awards in 2019 . In addition, INL(CCE) is a methodology that provides users with contributed to four technologies named as finalists . Widely knownknowledge and skills to protect against and prepare as the Oscars of Innovation, the awards recognize the winners asfor serious cyberthreats against the nations critical being among the top 100 revolutionary technologies of 2019 .FINALIST infrastructure systems . CCE identifies processes and Of the 162 finalists in 2019, 54 included the involvement of DOEfunctions that must not fail, then outlines steps national labs, with six technologies listing INL as the lead inventororganizations must take in order for their assets to remain secure . By and two labeling the lab as a supporting organization . INL has wonre-engineering key processes while armed with a full understanding 22 R&D 100 Awards since 2005 . of the attackers tactics and options, CCE reduces or eliminates digital pathways used by attackers to reach critical systems, effectively Winning technologies led by INL: removing the targets with the highest consequences from the table . Electronic Neutron Generator Calibration System (N-meter) Robert Smith, Curtis St. Michel, Amanda Belloff, Andy Bochman, Sarah Freeman, Michael Assante 2019The N-meter is a portable, reusable, and adaptable device that has the capability to calibrate anyFinalist technologies led by INL:electronic neutron generator (ENG), regardless ofLithium-ion battery defect detector (Battery Health Sentry)manufacturer . ENGs provide law enforcement officers FINALIST and military personnel with the ability to detectWith the growing demand for lithium-ion batteries, companies the presence of harmful materials used in chemical,are being plagued by explosions, fires and other toxic discharges radiological and explosive attacks . The N-meter actively ensurescaused by minor defects in devices batteries . In a matter of minutes, that the devices are accurate and properly calibrated to performthe Battery Health Sentry can locate defective components that any mission . By enabling this vital step for ENGs, the device canlead to these harmful effects . As a result, the technology could help protect Americans from nuclear threats, improve naturalsave manufacturers of cellphones, electric vehicles, aircraft and resource exploration, create biomedical advances and much more .other products billions of dollars in testing and product recalls by detecting these defects before they lead to catastrophic failure . David Chichester, Scott Thompson, James Johnson, Scott Watson,Sergiy Sazhin, Kevin Gering, Eric DufekRobert Schley, Jay HixHigh-Temperature Irradiation-Resistant ThermocouplesWireless sensor system for online monitoring of valve (HTIR-TC) position 2019Until now, nuclear instruments have hadThe wireless valve position indication sensor system solves a difficulty obtaining precise reactor temperaturepressing need to lower operation and maintenance costs in measurements, forcing scientists to rely on estimates .industrial systems such as nuclear power plants . The sensor system Now, the High-Temperature Irradiation-Resistantautomates a previously labor-intensive task of assessing valve FINALIST Thermocouples (HTIR-TC) can be inserted directlyposition, leading to a significant cost reduction and improved efficiency, ultimately providing a more accurate understanding into the fuel centerline to precisely read fuelof a plants overall status . In doing so, the device also enhances temperatures at the reactors core . With more accurate informationworker safety by eliminating the requirement for personnel to about core temperatures, engineers can make nuclear reactorsmove in and through hazardous areas . safer and more reliable .Vivek Agarwal, John ButtlesRichard Skifton, Josh Daw, Kurt Davis, Pattrick CalderoniWireless radio Frequency signal Identification and protocol Reverse Engineering (WiFIRE) 2019WiFIRE helps combat wireless attacks by monitoring wireless networks in real time, giving users the ability to respond to security breaches as theyre occurring . Should it detect rogue devices, WiFIRE provides FINALIST security measures like alerting law enforcement personnel, blocking unwanted data transmission, starting data and/or video recording for potential legal use, and even locating intruders before damage is done . The technology helps protect the nations critical infrastructure, making attacks on the power grid and water supply increasingly difficult . Christopher Becker, Kurt Derr, Samuel Ramirez, Sneha Kasera, Aniqua Baset WiFIRE won recognition at the R&D 100 and Idaho Innovation Awards.16'