Jim Cast Headquarters, Washington, DC (Phone: 202/358-1779) RELEASE: 94-176

October 21, 1994

NASA ANNOUNCES 1994 SBIR PHASE I SELECTIONS More than 400 small business research proposals have been selected for immediate negotiation of Phase I contracts in NASA's 1994 Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR). Approximately 2,300 proposals were submitted by small, high technology businesses from all parts of the United States. The combined value for the 412 Phase I contracts is expected to be about $28,840,000. The SBIR program seeks proposals directed at specific NASA needs. SBIR proposals are focused on meeting NASA mission requirements and further developing the proposed technology into commercial products. The SBIR program objectives are to stimulate technological innovation in the U.S. by using small business, including minority and disadvantaged firms, to meet federal research and development needs and to encourage commercial applications of federally-supported research innovations. The nine NASA field centers reviewed the proposals for technical merit and relevance to NASA research or technology requirements. Each of the 412 selected proposals will be awarded fixed-price contracts valued up to $70,000 to perform a 6-month Phase I feasibility study. Companies which successfully complete the Phase I activities are eligible to compete for Phase II awards the following year. The Phase II award process allows for 2-year, fixed-price contracts in the amount of $600,000. In October 1993, the President signed legislation re-authorizing the SBIR program through the year 2000. As part of this new legislation, award amounts were increased and greater emphasis has been placed on the development of commercial products and services. -end-

​EDITORS NOTE: A printed listing of companies selected for this program is available for review in the NASA Headquarters Newsroom (Phone: 202/358-1600) and is also available via Internet FTP. The server is CONEY.GSFC.NASA.GOV. (IP address is 128.183.101.43.) In addition, the SBIR Electronic Bulletin Board System (BBS) is accessible, except for Washington, DC, toll-free at: 1-800/547-1811. NASA 1994 PHASE I SELECTION DISTRIBUTIONS October 21, 1994 STATE AWARDS FIRMS

Alabama 19 14 Arizona 14 8 California 94 66 Colorado 21 15 Connecticut 16 10 Delaware 1 1 Florida 7 6 Illinois 3 3 Maine 1 1 Maryland 16 14 Massachusetts 60 40 Michigan 8 5 Minnesota 6 6 Mississippi 2 1 Missouri 1 1 Montana 1 1 New Hampshire 12 5 New Jersey 13 11 New Mexico 5 5 New York 20 16 North Carolina 1 1 Ohio 17 14 Oregon 6 4 Pennsylvania 5 5 Rhode Island 1 1 South Carolina 1 1 South Dakota 1 1 Tennessee 2 2 Texas 15 12 Utah 2 2 Vermont 1 1

Virginia 22 Washington Wisconsin 8 Wyoming 1

16 9 8 3 1 - more -

AWARD DISTRIBUTION BY NASA FIELD CENTER

NASA CENTER Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA

AWARDS FIRMS 47 40 54

Goddard Space Flight Center 60 Greenbelt, MD Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX

51 43 56 50

Kennedy Space Center 16 16 Kennedy Space Center, FL Langley Research Center Hampton, VA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH 56 51 60 56

Marshall Space Flight Center 52 48 Marshall Space Flight Ctr, AL NASA Headquarters Washington, DC 6 6

Stennis Space Center 8 8 Stennis Space Center, MS

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