NASA has selected 126 research proposals for negotiation
of Phase 2 contract awards for its Small Business Innovation
Research (SBIR) Program. The selected projects, which have a
total value of approximately $75 million, will be conducted
by 105 small, high-technology firms located in 28 states.

The goals of this NASA program 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 innovations derived from federally
funded research.

A total of 259 proposals were submitted by SBIR contractors
completing Phase I projects. These proposals were evaluated
to determine that they met SBIR Phase I objectives and are
feasible research innovations for meeting agency needs.

Phase 2 continues development of the most promising Phase I
projects. Selection criteria include technical merit and
innovation, Phase I results, value to NASA, commercial
potential and company capabilities. Funding for Phase 2
contracts could be up to $600,000 for a two-year performance

The NASA SBIR Program Manager is located at the Goddard Space
Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., with executive oversight by
NASA’s Office of Aerospace Technology, NASA Headquarters,
Washington. Individual SBIR projects are managed by NASA’s
ten field centers.

A listing of the selected companies can be accessed on the
Internet at: