NASA has selected 16 small business projects to address important research and technology needs. The awards are part of NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
The SBIR program selected 12 proposals for negotiation of phase II contracts, with a total value of approximately $7.2 million. The awards went to 12 small, high technology firms in nine states.
The STTR program selected four proposals for negotiation of phase II contract awards, with a total value of approximately $2.4 million. The awards went to four small high technology firms in four states partnered with three research institutions in three states.
These selections are supplementary to the 142 phase II SBIR awards announced Oct. 28, 2008, and the 16 STTR phase II awards announced on April 15, 2009.
SBIR and STTR are part of the Innovative Partnerships Program Office at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The office partners with U.S. industry to infuse innovative technologies into NASA missions and transition them into commercially available products and services for the agency and other markets.
A few of the research areas being pursued among this group of selected proposals include:
- Innovative technologies for improvement in design and analysis of flight deck automation
- Technologies for long-term cryogenic propellant storage applications in-space, on the lunar surface and on Earth. The technologies also include fluid system components, cryogenic insulation and conditioning systems.
- Development of advanced power conversion, energy storage and power electronics to enable or enhance the capabilities of future science missions
- Technologies providing novel approaches in reconfigurable, reprogrammable communication systems for human and robotic missions
NASA’s Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., manages the SBIR and STTR programs for the Innovative Partnerships Program. Individual projects are managed by NASA’s field installations.
LIST OF AWARDS
Adherent Technologies, Inc.
9621 Camino del Sol NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111-1522
SBIR 07-2-O1.04-9130 LaRC
Foamed Antenna Support for Very Large Apertures
Advanced Materials Technology, Inc.
9324 Mandrake Court
Tampa, FL 33647-3289
SBIR 06-2-X9.01-9950 JSC
Advanced Insulation Materials for Cryogenic Propellant Storage Applications
Applied Sensor Research and Development Corporation
1195 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Unit #2
Arnold, MD 21012-1815
STTR 07-2-T6.01-9878 KSC
Passive Wireless SAW Humidity Sensors and System
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400
Woburn, MA 01801-1753
SBIR 07-2-A1.12-9786 ARC
Computational Model and Measurement Tool for Evaluating the Design of Flight Deck Technologies
6325 West 55th
Arvada, CO 80002-2777
STTR 07-2-T8.02-9917 MSFC
Turbopump Design for Deep Throttling Capability
CFD Research Corporation
215 Wynn Drive, 5th Floor
Huntsville, AL 35805-1944
STTR 06-2-T1.02-9952 ARC
Non-Destructive Detection and Separation of Radiation Damaged Cells in Miniaturized, Inexpensive Device
Coherent Logix, Inc.
1120 S. Capital of Texas Hwy, Bldg. 3, Suite 310
Austin, TX 78746-6460
SBIR 07-2-O1.05-8732 GRC
Software Defined Common Processing System (SDCPS)
Emerald Sky Technologies
6106 Hour Hand Court
Columbia, MD 21044-4702
SBIR 07-2-A1.02-9543 LaRC
H/OZ: PFD and Collaborative Flight Control System
30 Lynn Avenue
Hull, MA 02045-2216
SBIR 07-2-S4.09-8816 ARC
Open System of Agile Ground Stations
2531 West 237th Street, Suite 127
Torrance, CA 90505-5245
STTR 07-2-T9.01-9883 SSC
Process-Hardened, Multi-Analyte Sensor for Characterizing Rocket Plum Constituents Under Test
Light Processing & Technologies, Inc.
3267 Progress Drive
Orlando, FL 32826-3230
SBIR 06-2-S6.02-9049 LaRC
High Power Compact Single-Frequency Volume Bragg Er-Doped Fiber Laser
201 Circle Drive N., Suite 102/103
Piscataway, NJ 08854-3723
SBIR 07-2-S3.04-9053 MSFC
Advanced High Temperature Adhesives for Thermally Stable Aero-assist Technologies
1950 N. Washington
Naperville, IL 60563-1366
SBIR 06-2-X4.02-9797 MSFC
Lunar Oxygen and Silicon Beneficiation Using Only Solar Power
Space Micro, Inc.
10401 Roselle Street, Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92121-1056
SBIR 07-2-O1.05-8647 GRC
Low Power Universal Direct Conversion Transmit and Receive (UTR) RF Module for Software Defined Radios
Systems Technology, Inc.
13766 South Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250-7083
SBIR 07-2-A2.04-8684 DFRC
Aeroelastic Uncertainty Analysis Toolbox
TDA Research, Inc.
12345 W. 52nd Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-1917
SBIR 07-2-S3.03-8862 GRC
Flexible, Lightweight, Low-Cost Organic Photovoltaics with Improved Efficiency