HANCOCK COUNTY, Miss. — NASA has selected 145 research proposals for negotiation of
Phase 2 contract awards for its 2002 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, including
six from NASA’S Office of Technology Development and Transfer at Stennis Space Center (SSC).
The selected projects will be conducted by 119 small, high-technology firms located in 29 states. The
awards have a total value of approximately $86.5 million.

The goals of this NASA program are to stimulate technological innovation and increase the
use of small business — including women-owned and disadvantaged firms — in meeting federal
research and development needs. The program also aims to increase private-sector
commercialization of innovations derived from federally funded research.

A total of 251 proposals were submitted by SBIR contractors completing Phase 1 projects.
These proposals were evaluated to determine that they met SBIR Phase 1 objectives and are feasible
research innovations for meeting NASA’s needs.

The companies and projects selected for negotiation of Phase 2 contracts through Stennis’
Office of Technology Development and Transfer are:

  • Combustion Research and Flow Technology Inc., Pipersville, Penn., advanced flow analyses in complex feed systems;
  • Intelligent Automation Inc., Rockville, Md., ultra-wide band water sensor;
  • Invocon Inc., Conroe, Texas, wireless ethernet-based data acquisition system;
  • NVE Corp., Eden Prairie, Minn., miniature intelligent sensor electronics;
  • NVision Solutions Inc., Stennis Space Center, Miss., BasinTools Module 1, online remote sensing interface;
  • SMH Consulting, Alexandria, Va., automated, universal software for cloud and cloud- shadow detection in remote sensing data.

Phase 2 continues development of the most promising Phase 1 projects. Selection criteria
include technical merit and innovation, Phase 1 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 period.

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, D.C. Individual SBIR projects are managed by NASA’s 10 field installations.

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

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