HANCOCK COUNTY, Miss. – Stennis Space Center has selected 12 research
representing businesses in eight states for negotiation of Phase I contract
awards for NASA’s 2001 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.
expected value of the awards, should all 12 contract negotiations result in
approval, is $840,000.

The goals of SBIR are to stimulate technological innovation; increase the
use of
small business, including women-owned and disadvantaged firms, in meeting
federal research-and-development needs; and increase private sector
commercialization of results of federally funded research.

In response to its solicitations, 56 proposals were submitted through the
of Technology Transfer at Stennis by small, high-technology businesses.
The proposals were reviewed for technical merit and feasibility and
relevance to
NASA research and technology requirements. The selected firms will be
fixed-price contracts valued at up to $70,000 each to perform a Phase I
feasibility study.

Companies that successfully complete the Phase I activities are eligible to
compete for Phase II selection the following year. The Phase II award allows
a two-year, fixed-price contract of up to $600,000 for SBIR.

The companies selected by Stennis for negotiation of 2001 SBIR awards are:

American GNC Corporation

Simi Valley, Calif.

For: Network Implementations for Real Time Communication and Data Transfer

American GNC Corporation

Simi Valley, Calif.

For: Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Processing Incorporating Coremicro IMU
GPS Data

Broadata Communications, Inc.

Torrance, Calif.

For: An Elastically Controlled Network Technology for Remote Testing and

Engineering Sciences, Inc.

Huntsville, Ala.

For: Multi-disciplinary Multiphase Flow Analyzer

IAVO Research and Scientific

Durham, N.C.

For: Linear Structural Relations Modeling for Complex Land Cover and Land

IAVO Research and Scientific

Durham, N.C.

For: Automated Digital Elevation Extraction from Multispectral Imaging

Intelligent Automation, Inc.

Rockville, Md.

For: Intelligent Wireless Sensor Communication for Health Monitoring

Qgenics, Inc.

Knoxville, Tenn.

For: A Hand-Held MEMS Sensor for Characterizing the RCRA Metals in Water

SpecTIR Corporation

Goleta, Calif.

For: Calibration of 2D Hyperspectral Focal Planes

Spectral Sciences, Inc.

Burlington, Mass.

For: Atmospheric Correction of Remote Imagery Using Ground-based

WET Labs, Inc.

Philomath, Ore.

For: An In-situ, Biogeochemical Sensor using Excitation-Emission Matrix

WorldWinds, Inc.

Stennis Space Center, Miss.

For: Hurricane Storm Surge and Flood Modeling Using Advanced Topographic
Analysis Pro