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January 29, 1991

NASA SELECTS SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH PROJECTS NASA announced today the selection of 39 research proposals for negotiation of Phase II contract awards in NASA's Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR). Included are 36 small, high technology firms located in 17 states. This is the second group of selections made from a total of 224 proposals submitted by SBIR contractors completing Phase I projects. The 39 selections, valued at approximately $19 million, add to 84 Phase II selections announced on Nov. 26, 1990, bringing the total to 123 selections valued at approximately $61 million. SBIR goals are to stimulate technological innovation, increase the use of small business (including minority and disadvantaged firms) in meeting federal research and development needs and increase private sector commercialization of results of federally funded research. Phase I project objectives are to determine feasibility of research innovations meeting agency needs. Phase II 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 II contracts may be up to $500,000 for up to a 2-year performance period. The SBIR program is managed by NASA's Office of Commercial Programs, NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C., and all individual SBIR projects are managed by nine NASA field centers. - end -

EDITOR'S NOTE: A listing of companies selected for this program is available at NASA Headquarters (Phone: 202/453-8400) and all NASA field centers. -2NASA 89-1 PHASE II - STEP 2 AWARD DISTRIBUTIONS January 28, 1991 STATE AWARDS FIRMS Arizona 1 1 California 14 12 Colorado 2 2 Connecticut 1 1 Florida 1 1 Hawaii 1 1 Illinois 1 1 Maryland 2 2 Massachusetts 5 5 Minnesota 1 1 Nevada 2 2 New Hampshire 1 1 Pennsylvania 3 2 Texas 1 1 Utah 1 1 Virginia 1 1 Washington 1 1

AWARDS DISTRIBUTION BY NASA FIELD CENTER CENTER Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA AWARDS 6 11 10 6 11 10 FIRMS

Johnson Space Center Houston, TX Kennedy Space Center Kennedy Space Center, FL Langley Research Center Hampton, VA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH

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Marshall Space Flight Center 3 Marshall Space Flight Ctr, AL -3-

January 28, 1991 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program 89-1 Phase II Step 2 Proposals Selected for Negotiation of SBIR Phase II Contracts Sorted by Field Center & Company Alpha Ames Research Center Advanced Research and Applications Corp. 425 Lakeside Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94086-4701 Ed LeBaker 408-733-7780 89-1-08.10-7780 (ARC ) An Integrated-Function X-ray Laboratory for the Geological and Exobiological Exploration of Mars Deacon Research 2440 Embarcadero Way Palo Alto, CA 94303 Olive Lee 415-493-6100 89-1-02.04-1520 (ARC ) Remote Measurement System for Arc-Jet Temperature and Density Food and Agrosystems, Inc.

1289 Mandarin Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94087 Thomas R. Parks 408-245-8450 89-1-12.04-8450B (ARC ) Development of Preliminary Designs for Small-Scale Equipment Suitable for Processing Food and Biomass in a CELSS G & C Systems, Inc. 30250 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite B San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 Marijose Gomez Tartt 714-248-7212 89-1-03.10-0753 (ARC ) A Knowledge-Based Simulation Design, Development, and Coding Environment -4Micro-G Research, Inc. 3401 Market Street, Suite 345 Philadelphia, PA 19014-3323 David K. Chapman 215-387-9339 89-1-12.08-9339 (ARC ) Variable-G Facility for LIFESAT Rose Engineering & Research P.O. Box 5146 Incline Village, NV 89450 William C. Rose 702-831-5094 89-1-08.19-5094 (ARC ) Innovative Shear-Layer Control Methods for Large Scale Airborne Telescopes 6 Selections from Ames Research Center ***************************************************************** Goddard Space Flight Center Creare, Inc. P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH 03755 James A. Block 603-643-3800 89-1-09.12-3800A (GSFC) Magnetic Bearings for Miniature, High-Speed Turbomachines

EIC Laboratories, Inc. 111 Downey Street Norwood, MA 02062 A. C. Makrides 617-769-9450 89-1-08.18-9450 (GSFC) Photoetched Echelle Gratings in Silicon Fare, Inc. 4716 Pontiac Street, Suite 304 College Park, MD 20740 James A. Kirk 301-982-2093 89-1-04.11-7412 (GSFC) A Composite Material Flywheel for Energy Storage Infrared Fiber Systems, Inc. 2301-A Broadbirch Drive Silver Spring, MD 20904 George M. Hooley 301-622-7131 89-1-08.13-9546 (GSFC) Infrared Fiber Arrays for Low Background Infrared Astronomy -5Irvine Sensors Corporation 3001 Redhill Avenue, Bldg 3 #208 Costa Mesa, CA 92626 John J. Stuart, Jr. 714-549-8211 89-1-06.02-8211 (GSFC) Three-Dimensional, Solid-State, Multi-Ported Memory System Optivision, Inc. 1477 Drew Avenue, Suite 102 Davis, CA 95616 James S. Tyler 415-852-9931 89-1-07.02-4429 (GSFC) A Reconfigurable Real-Time Video CODEC Photometrics Limited 3440 E. Britannia Drive, #200 Tucson, AZ 85706-5006 Gary R. Sims 602-294-1265

89-1-08.13-8961 (GSFC) Backside-Illuminated, Large Format CCD's and CCD Mosaics Sarcos Research Corporation 261 East 300 South, Suite 150 Salt Lake City, UT 84111 Stephen C. Jacobsen 801-581-6499 89-1-05.03-0559B (GSFC) High-Performance, Multiaxis Strain Sensing Software Productivity Solutions, Inc. 122 North 4th Avenue Indialantic, FL 32903 Edward R. Comer 407-984-3370 89-1-06.02-3370 (GSFC) CASE Visualization System Thermacore, Inc. 780 Eden Road Lancaster, PA 17601 Donald M. Ernst 717-569-6551 89-1-09.12-6551 (GSFC) Sintered Powder Artery-Free Wick Cryogenic Heat Pipe -6Winzen International, Inc. 12001 Network Blvd Suite 200 San Antonio, TX 78249 James L. Rand 512-692-7062 89-1-09.06-7062 (GSFC) Development of an Automated Seal-Flaw Detector 11 Selections from Goddard Space Flight Center *****************************************************************

Jet Propulsion Laboratory AOTF Technology, Inc.

540 Weddell Drive #6 Sunnyvale, CA 94089 Patrick Katzka 408-734-5435 89-1-08.11-5435 (JPL ) Adaptive Rapid Scanning Imaging Spectropolarimeter Advanced Research and Applications Corp. 425 Lakeside Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94086-4701 R. A. Armistead 408-733-7780 89-1-13.07-7780 (JPL ) Automated Radiation/Reliability VLSI Qualification Barr Associates, Inc. 2 Lyberty Way Westford, MA 01886 Ali Smajkiewicz 508-692-7513 89-1-08.18-7513B (JPL ) Ion Beam Deposition of Large-Area, Low-Scattering Metal Coatings Dynamic Microsystems

475E Cannon Green Drive Goleta, CA 93117 Yulan Wang 805-961-4974 89-1-05.06-3729A (JPL ) An 8 Degree-of-Freedom Macro-Micro Robot for Precise Force Manipulators Interferometrics, Inc. 8150 Leesburg Pike, Suite 1400 Vienna, VA 22182 Steven G. Janoskie 703-790-8500 89-1-08.17-8500 (JPL ) A Ku-Band Transponder for Altimetric Calibration of the TOPEX Satellite

MIMD Systems, Inc. 1301 Shoreway Road, Suite 430 Belmont, CA 94002 John G. O'Reilly 415-595-7303 89-1-06.07-7505 (JPL ) A Distributed, Object-Oriented, Data Facility for Local-Memory, Parallel Computers -7Microwave Monolithics, Inc. 465 East Easy Street, Unit F Simi Valley, CA 93065 Daniel R. Ch'En 805-584-6642 89-1-14.04-6642 (JPL ) Advanced Monolothic GAAS Front-End for Spacecraft Transponder Applications Nonvolatile Electronics, Inc. 12800 Industrial Park Blvd., Suite 110 Plymouth, MN 55441 James M. Daughton 612-550-0913 89-1-07.09-8659 (JPL ) Ultra-Dense Magnetoresistive Mass Memory Satcon Technology Corporation 12 Emily Street Cambridge, MA 02139-4507 David B. Eisenhaure 617-661-0540 89-1-04.14-0540 (JPL ) Development of Magnetostrictive Active Members for Control of Space Structures Sets, Inc. 300 Kahelu Avenue Mililani, HI 96789 Willis S. Rich 808-625-5262

89-1-08.15-5262 (JPL ) Multichannel Occultation Photometer (MOP) 10 Selections from Jet Propulsion Laboratory ***************************************************************** Johnson Space Center Begej Corporation 5 Claret Ash Road Littleton, CO 80127 Stefan Begej 303-973-5042 89-1-05.04-5042 (JSC ) Glove Controller with Force and Tactile Feedback for Dextrous Robotic Hands

-8Physical Sciences, Inc. 20 New England Business Center Andover, MA 01810 Robert F. Weiss 508-689-0003 89-1-02.04-0003 (JSC ) High-Velocity Gas-Surface Accommodation Studies Rocky Research P.O. Box 1086 Boulder City, NV 89005 Uwe Rockenfeller 702-293-0851 89-1-09.11-0851A (JSC ) High-Density, Chemical-Thermal Storage System for Low Gravity Environments 3 Selections from Johnson Space Center *****************************************************************

Kennedy Space Center Aerospace Design & Development, Inc. P.O. Box 672 Niwot, CO 80544 H. L. Gier 303-530-2888 89-1-13.04-2888 (KSC ) Supercritical Cryogenic Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus 1 Selection from Kennedy Space Center

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Langley Research Center Optivision, Inc. 744 San Antonio Road Davis, CA 94303 James S. Tyler 415-852-9931 89-1-07.01-4429 (LaRC) A Programmable, Image-Data Compression Subsystem for Workstations

-9Stoddard-Hamilton Aircraft, Inc. 18701 58th Avenue, N.E. Arlington, WA 98223

Ted E. Setzer 206-435-8533 89-1-03.02-8533 (LaRC) Lightning Protection Technology for Smaller Composite Material General Aviation Aircraft 2 Selections from Langley Research Center ***************************************************************** Lewis Research Center Advanced Energy Technology, Inc. 16966 Cloudcroft Drive Poway, CA 92064 Gary O. Fitzpatrick 619-455-4310 89-1-10.01-4310 (LeRC) New Thermionic Converter for Out-of-Core Space Power System Advanced Technology Materials, Inc. 520-B Danbury Road New Milford, CT 06776 E. G. Banucci 203-355-2681 89-1-04.17-2681 (LeRC) Novel Process for Thin-Film Growth of Yttrium-Barium-Cuprate Moller International, Inc. 1222 Research Park Drive

Davis, CA 95616 Paul S. Moller 916-756-5086 89-1-01.02-5086 (LeRC) Evaluation of Thermal Barrier and PS-200 Self-Lubricating Coatings in an Air-Cooled Rotary Engine 3 Selections from Lewis Research Center *****************************************************************

Marshall Space Flight Center Foster-Miller, Inc. 350 Second Avenue Waltham, MA 02154-1196 Adi R. Guzdar 617-890-3200 89-1-09.05-3200 (MSFC) Tailored Composite Bumpers for Protection Against Orbital Debris - 10 Intersonics, Inc. 3453 Commercial Avenue Northbrook, IL 60062 Betty Brewer 708-272-1772 89-1-15.01-1772 (MSFC) Stabilized Electromagnetic Levitator (SEL) Thermacore, Inc. 780 Eden Road Lancaster, PA 17601 Richard W. Longsderf 717-569-6551 89-1-09.13-6551 (MSFC) Composite Material Technology for Lightweight Heat Pipes 3 Selections from Marshall Space Flight Center ***************************************************************** 39 Total 89-1 Phase II Step 2 Selections

- 11 January 28, 1991 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program 89-1 Phase II Step 2 Proposals Selected for Negotiation of SBIR Phase II Contracts Sorted by State and Zip code Arizona Photometrics Limited 3440 E. Britannia Drive, #200 Tucson, AZ 85706-5006 Gary R. Sims 602-294-1265 89-1-08.13-8961 (GSFC) Backside-Illuminated, Large Format CCD's and CCD Mosaics 1 Selection(s) from Arizona

************************************ California Advanced Energy Technology, Inc. 16966 Cloudcroft Drive Poway, CA 92064 Gary O. Fitzpatrick 619-455-4310 89-1-10.01-4310 (LeRC) New Thermionic Converter for Out-of-Core Space Power System Irvine Sensors Corporation 3001 Redhill Avenue, Bldg 3 #208 Costa Mesa, CA 92626 John J. Stuart, Jr. 714-549-8211 89-1-06.02-8211 (GSFC) Three-Dimensional, Solid-State, Multi-Ported Memory System

G & C Systems, Inc. 30250 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite B San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 Marijose Gomez Tartt 714-248-7212 89-1-03.10-0753 (ARC ) A Knowledge-Based Simulation Design, Development, and Coding Environment Microwave Monolithics, Inc. 465 East Easy Street, Unit F Simi Valley, CA 93065 Daniel R. Ch'En 805-584-6642 89-1-14.04-6642 (JPL ) Advanced Monolothic GAAS Front-End for Spacecraft Transponder Applications - 12 Dynamic Microsystems 475E Cannon Green Drive Goleta, CA 93117 Yulan Wang 805-961-4974

89-1-05.06-3729A (JPL ) An 8 Degree-of-Freedom Macro-Micro Robot for Precise Force Manipulators MIMD Systems, Inc. 1301 Shoreway Road, Suite 430 Belmont, CA 94002 John G. O'Reilly 415-595-7303 89-1-06.07-7505 (JPL ) A Distributed, Object-Oriented, Data Facility for Local-Memory, Parallel Computers Advanced Research and Applications Corp. 425 Lakeside Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94086-4701 Ed LeBaker 408-733-7780 89-1-08.10-7780 (ARC ) An Integrated-Function X-ray Laboratory for the Geological and Exobiological Exploration of Mars Advanced Research and Applications Corp. 425 Lakeside Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94086-4701 R. A. Armistead 408-733-7780 89-1-13.07-7780 (JPL ) Automated Radiation/Reliability VLSI Qualification Food and Agrosystems, Inc. 1289 Mandarin Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94087 Thomas R. Parks 408-245-8450 89-1-12.04-8450B (ARC ) Development of Preliminary Designs for Small-Scale Equipment Suitable for Processing Food and Biomass in a CELSS AOTF Technology, Inc.

540 Weddell Drive #6 Sunnyvale, CA 94089 Patrick Katzka 408-734-5435

89-1-08.11-5435 (JPL ) Adaptive Rapid Scanning Imaging Spectropolarimeter Deacon Research 2440 Embarcadero Way Palo Alto, CA 94303 Olive Lee 415-493-6100 89-1-02.04-1520 (ARC ) Remote Measurement System for Arc-Jet Temperature and Density - 13 Optivision, Inc. 744 San Antonio Road Davis, CA 94303 James S. Tyler 415-852-9931 89-1-07.01-4429 (LaRC) A Programmable, Image-Data Compression Subsystem for Workstations Moller International, Inc. 1222 Research Park Drive Davis, CA 95616 Paul S. Moller 916-756-5086 89-1-01.02-5086 (LeRC) Evaluation of Thermal Barrier and PS-200 Self-Lubricating Coatings in an Air-Cooled Rotary Engine Optivision, Inc. 1477 Drew Avenue, Suite 102 Davis, CA 95616 James S. Tyler 415-852-9931 89-1-07.02-4429 (GSFC) A Reconfigurable Real-Time Video CODEC 14 Selection(s) from California ************************************ Colorado Begej Corporation 5 Claret Ash Road Littleton, CO 80127 Stefan Begej 303-973-5042 89-1-05.04-5042 (JSC ) Glove Controller with Force and Tactile Feedback for Dextrous Robotic

Hands Aerospace Design & Development, Inc. P.O. Box 672 Niwot, CO 80544 H. L. Gier 303-530-2888 89-1-13.04-2888 (KSC ) Supercritical Cryogenic Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

2 Selection(s) from Colorado ************************************

- 14 Connecticut Advanced Technology Materials, Inc. 520-B Danbury Road New Milford, CT 06776 E. G. Banucci 203-355-2681 89-1-04.17-2681 (LeRC) Novel Process for Thin-Film Growth of Yttrium-Barium-Cuprate 1 Selection(s) from Connecticut ************************************ Florida Software Productivity Solutions, Inc. 122 North 4th Avenue Indialantic, FL 32903 Edward R. Comer 407-984-3370

89-1-06.02-3370 (GSFC) CASE Visualization System 1 Selection(s) from Florida ************************************ Hawaii Sets, Inc. 300 Kahelu Avenue Mililani, HI 96789 Willis S. Rich 808-625-5262 89-1-08.15-5262 (JPL ) Multichannel Occultation Photometer (MOP) 1 Selection(s) from Hawaii ************************************ Illinois Intersonics, Inc. 3453 Commercial Avenue Northbrook, IL 60062

Betty Brewer 708-272-1772 89-1-15.01-1772 (MSFC) Stabilized Electromagnetic Levitator (SEL) 1 Selection(s) from Illinois ************************************

- 15 Maryland Fare, Inc. 4716 Pontiac Street, Suite 304

College Park, MD 20740 James A. Kirk 301-982-2093 89-1-04.11-7412 (GSFC) A Composite Material Flywheel for Energy Storage Infrared Fiber Systems, Inc. 2301-A Broadbirch Drive Silver Spring, MD 20904 George M. Hooley 301-622-7131 89-1-08.13-9546 (GSFC) Infrared Fiber Arrays for Low Background Infrared Astronomy 2 Selection(s) from Maryland ************************************ Massachusetts Physical Sciences, Inc. 20 New England Business Center Andover, MA 01810 Robert F. Weiss 508-689-0003 89-1-02.04-0003 (JSC ) High-Velocity Gas-Surface Accommodation Studies Barr Associates, Inc. 2 Lyberty Way Westford, MA 01886 Ali Smajkiewicz 508-692-7513 89-1-08.18-7513B (JPL ) Ion Beam Deposition of Large-Area, Low-Scattering Metal Coatings EIC Laboratories, Inc. 111 Downey Street Norwood, MA 02062 A. C. Makrides 617-769-9450 89-1-08.18-9450 (GSFC) Photoetched Echelle Gratings in Silicon Satcon Technology Corporation 12 Emily Street Cambridge, MA 02139-4507

David B. Eisenhaure 617-661-0540 89-1-04.14-0540 (JPL ) Development of Magnetostrictive Active Members for Control of Space Structures

- 16 Foster-Miller, Inc. 350 Second Avenue Waltham, MA 02154-1196 Adi R. Guzdar 617-890-3200 89-1-09.05-3200 (MSFC) Tailored Composite Bumpers for Protection Against Orbital Debris 5 Selection(s) from Massachusetts ************************************ Minnesota Nonvolatile Electronics, Inc. 12800 Industrial Park Blvd., Suite 110 Plymouth, MN 55441 James M. Daughton 612-550-0913 89-1-07.09-8659 (JPL ) Ultra-Dense Magnetoresistive Mass Memory 1 Selection(s) from Minnesota ************************************ Nevada Rocky Research P.O. Box 1086 Boulder City, NV 89005 Uwe Rockenfeller 702-293-0851 89-1-09.11-0851A (JSC ) High-Density, Chemical-Thermal Storage System for Low Gravity Environments

Rose Engineering & Research P.O. Box 5146 Incline Village, NV 89450 William C. Rose 702-831-5094 89-1-08.19-5094 (ARC ) Innovative Shear-Layer Control Methods for Large Scale Airborne Telescopes 2 Selection(s) from Nevada ************************************

- 17 New Hampshire Creare, Inc. P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH 03755 James A. Block 603-643-3800 89-1-09.12-3800A (GSFC) Magnetic Bearings for Miniature, High-Speed Turbomachines 1 Selection(s) from New Hampshire ************************************ Pennsylvania Thermacore, Inc. 780 Eden Road Lancaster, PA 17601 Donald M. Ernst 717-569-6551

89-1-09.12-6551 (GSFC) Sintered Powder Artery-Free Wick Cryogenic Heat Pipe Thermacore, Inc. 780 Eden Road Lancaster, PA 17601 Richard W. Longsderf 717-569-6551 89-1-09.13-6551 (MSFC) Composite Material Technology for Lightweight Heat Pipes Micro-G Research, Inc. 3401 Market Street, Suite 345 Philadelphia, PA 19014-3323 David K. Chapman 215-387-9339 89-1-12.08-9339 (ARC ) Variable-G Facility for LIFESAT 3 Selection(s) from Pennsylvania ************************************ Texas Winzen International, Inc. 12001 Network Blvd Suite 200 San Antonio, TX 78249 James L. Rand 512-692-7062 89-1-09.06-7062 (GSFC) Development of an Automated Seal-Flaw Detector 1 Selection(s) from Texas

************************************ - 18 Utah Sarcos Research Corporation 261 East 300 South, Suite 150

Salt Lake City, UT 84111 Stephen C. Jacobsen 801-581-6499 89-1-05.03-0559B (GSFC) High-Performance, Multiaxis Strain Sensing 1 Selection(s) from Utah ************************************ Virginia Interferometrics, Inc. 8150 Leesburg Pike, Suite 1400 Vienna, VA 22182 Steven G. Janoskie 703-790-8500 89-1-08.17-8500 (JPL ) A Ku-Band Transponder for Altimetric Calibration of the TOPEX Satellite 1 Selection(s) from Virginia ************************************ Washington Stoddard-Hamilton Aircraft, Inc. 18701 58th Avenue, N.E. Arlington, WA 98223 Ted E. Setzer 206-435-8533 89-1-03.02-8533 (LaRC) Lightning Protection Technology for Smaller Composite Material General Aviation Aircraft 1 Selection(s) from Washington ************************************ 39 Total 89-1 Phase II Step 2 Selections