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Aeronautics

Exploration Systems

Space Flight

Biological &


Physical

Earth Science

Space Science

Education


To Understand and
Protect Our Home
Planet


To explore the
Universe and Search
for Life


To Inspire the Next
Generation of
Explorers


VISION

MISSION

STRATEGIC

ENTERPRISES

To improve
life here,

To extend
life to there,

To find life
beyond

NASA’s Strategic Enterprises

SBIR and STTR Research Topics Support NASA’s Technology Priorities
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Enabling our Future Through the Innovation of Small Business


Aviation Safety And Security


Vehicle Systems


Airspace Systems


Launch Technologies


Engineering for Complex Systems


Enabling Concepts and Technologies


Computing, Information and





Communications Technology

Aerospace Technology Topics

(Aeronautics, Exploration Systems)



Systems Integration, Analysis and Modeling



Space Utilities and Power



Self Sufficient Space Systems



Habitation, Bioastronautics and Extravehicular

Activity



Space Assembly, Inspection and Maintenance



Human Exploration and Expeditions



Space Transportation


Space Flight Topics

Biological and Physical Research

Topics


Cross
-
disciplinary Physical Sciences


Fundamental Space Biology


Biomedical And Human Support Research


Biomolecular Systems, Devices and


Technologies


Partnerships and Market
-
driven Research


Mission Integration and Flight Support


Outreach






Instruments for Earth Science




Measurements

Platform Technologies for Earth Science

Advanced Information Systems Technology

Applying Earth Science Measurements



Earth Science Topics



Sun Earth Connection



Structure and Evolution of the Universe



Astronomical Search for Origins



Exploration of the Solar System



Mars Exploration




Space Science Topics

SBIR 2004 Budget

Phase I Contracts: $70K (6 months)

Phase II Contracts: $600K (2 years)

$ 102.9 M

SBIR 2003 Phase 1 Selection Statistics



2,696 proposals received from 1,098 small business concerns


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4 Administratively rejected


-

28 Withdrawn by company





2,664 Proposals evaluated (99%)





310 Selections for SBIR (12%)







Solicitation closed on September 9, 2003



Information Technology (Ames)



Atmospheric Flight Operations (Dryden)



Aeropropulsion and Power (Glenn)



Space Power and Propulsion (Glenn)



Astronomy, Physics and Earth Sciences (Goddard)



Advanced Crew Support Technology (Johnson)



Robotics and Virtual Digital Human Technologies (Johnson)


STTR Research Topics



Batteryless, Wireless Remote Sensors (Kennedy)



Development of High Temperature Acoustic Liners



(Kennedy)



Personal Air Vehicle Research for Rural, Regional and Intra
-


Urban On
-
Demand Transportation (Langley)



Non
-
Destructive Evaluation, Health Monitoring and Life


Determination of Aerospace Vehicle Systems (Langley)



Realistic Non
-
Nuclear Testing of Nuclear Systems



(Marshall)



Rocket Propulsion Testing Systems (Stennis)

STTR Research Topics

STTR 2004 Budget


Phase I Contracts: $100K (1 year)

Phase II Contracts: $600K (2 years)

$ 12.1 M

STTR 2003 Phase 1 Selection Statistics



179 proposals received from 157 small business concerns


-

0 Administratively rejected


-

1 Withdrawn by company





178 Proposals evaluated (99%)





45 Selections for SBIR (25%)







Solicitation closed on September 9, 2003

SBIR/STTR Program Schedule

NASA Will Issue
Concurrent

SBIR & STTR
Solicitations on July 7,
2004

Closing Date:

September 9, 2004




Quantum Devices

In earlier SBIR efforts involving light
-
emitting
diodes (LEDs) developed by MSFC SBIR company
Quantum Devices, the novel technology was used to
activate light
-
sensitive, tumor
-
treating drugs as part
of an adjunctive cancer therapy and also to speed up
the healing process for hard
-
to
-
heal wounds. More
recently, the tiny, pinhead
-
sized LEDs

which were
originally used for plant growth research in
space

have been playing a key role in the treatment
of oral mucositis.
Often times high
-
dose
chemotherapy patients contract this condition, which
produces ulcerations in the mouth and throat, severe
pain and, in some cases, inflammation of the entire
gastro
-
intestinal tract. Use of the Quantum
-
developed
LEDs is currently providing significant relief to
pediatric bone marrow transplant patients suffering
the ravages of this condition.

Successful MSFC SBIR Company

AZ Technology

Since its inception, the cornerstone of AZ Technology

s
workload has stemmed from SBIR contracts. As the
company

s name suggests, its efforts cover the gamut from

A


to

Z

. Several SBIR contracts have involved special
paints and coatings that can withstand the harsh
environment of space. A range of communications tools
developed for the SBIR program includes the
TeleOPerations System (TOPS

), which uses commercial
personal computers and Web
-
based communications to
remotely control and monitor systems. The AZ
-
developed
Portable Spectroreflectometer has been used to measure
key thermal control properties of material surfaces during
extra
-
vehicular activities. The company

s many successful
SBIR efforts were highlighted in a 2000 segment of
Small
Business School
, a nationally syndicated public television
program.

Successful MSFC SBIR Company

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