NASA Selects 16 Small Business Research and Technology Projects

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WASHINGTON -- 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.

For a list of selected proposals, visit:


For more information about the Innovative Partnerships Program, visit:


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