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June 21, 1994 (Phone: 202/358-1757) RELEASE: 94-99 NASA ANNOUNCES 1994 PHASE ONE STTR SELECTIONS NASA's Office of Advanced Concepts and Technology today announced the selection of six research proposals for immediate negotiation of 1994 Phase I contracts in the Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR). The 1994 Phase I solicitation closed on March 3, 1994. Twenty-nine separate proposals were received from 28 small, high technology businesses from all sections of the United States in response to the specific topic of interactive document and data review tools. The STTR program is similar to the Small Business Innovative Research program but varies by allowing universities, federal laboratories and non-profit organizations to apply in cooperation with small business partners. The STTR program also is more directly aimed at private sector commercialization activities, with Phase I projects geared toward product development and Phase II projects geared toward product commercialization. Experts from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., academia, and commercial businesses reviewed the proposals for technical merit and commercial potential. Each of the six selected proposals in this round will be awarded fixed-price contracts valued at up to $100,000 with 12 months to complete the Phase I projects. Companies which successfully complete Phase I activities become eligible to compete for Phase II awards the following year. The Phase II award process allows for two-year, fixed-price contracts up to $500,000. NASA also will select approximately 14 additional proposals

from those submitted in the other topic categories of general aviation instrumentation and systems, and small-scale robotics. These additional selections will be made in late June. - more -2Firms and their partners selected for negotiation of Phase I contracts in this first round of the 1994 STTR Program are: (proposal, firm and address, partner(s) and addresses) 1. Director Based System for Administering High Quality Software Repositories; Interconnect Technologies Corp., P.O. Box 4158, Mountain View, Calif. 94040-0148; Stanford University, Computer Science Dept., Stanford, Calif. 94305. 2. Automated Capture of Technical Manuals into IETM Format for Electronic Review and Distribution; Cybernet Systems Corp., 1919 Green Rd., Suite B-101, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48105; University of Michigan, 2901 Hubbard St., Ann Arbor, Mich. 48109-2106. 3. Interactive Archive for Data Standards; Interactive Archives Inc., 11324 Cherry Hill Rd., Unit 202, Beltsville, Md. 20705; University of Colorado, Campus Box 590, Boulder, Co. 80309. 4. Distributed Environment for Interactive Document and Data Review; Diginet Research Inc., 3019 Orchard Hill, San Antonio, TX 78230; University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun Rd., Houston, Texas 77204. 5. An Interactive Information Exchange and Retrieval Tool; Innovative Aerodynamic Technologies; 534-C Wythe Creek Rd., Poquoson, Va. 23662; Old Dominion University, Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, Va. 23529. 6. A Data Publishing System (DPS) for NASA Earth and Space Science Datasets; Grafikon Ltd., 11329 Classical Ln., Silver Spring, Md. 20901; University of Maryland, Dept. of Astronomy, College Park, Md. 20742. -end-