Jim Cast Headquarters, Washington, DC (Phone: 202/358-1779) RELEASE: 94-192

November 16, 1994

NASA SELECTS PHASE II SMALL BUSINESS PROJECTS Space technology will reach another 166 small, high technology firms located in 31 states with the selection of Phase II contract awards in NASA's Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR). 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 from federally funded research. A total of 338 proposals were submitted by SBIR contractors completing Phase I projects that were initiated in 1993. The 189 selected Phase II projects have a total value of approximately $111 million. 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 $600,000 for a two-year performance period. The SBIR program is managed by NASA's Office of Space Access and Technology, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, with individual SBIR projects managed by nine NASA field centers and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. - end general release EDITOR'S NOTE: A listing of companies selected for this program is available in the NASA Headquarters Newsroom (Phone: 202/358-1600) and can be accessed electronically at: coney.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/SBIR/awards/text, filename: 93p2.txt (IP

128.183.101.43) NASA 93-1 PHASE II AWARD DISTRIBUTIONS November 15, 1994 STATE AWARDS FIRMS AWARDS FIRMS Alabama 13 11 Arizona 2 2 California50 43 Colorado 9 7 Connecticut 5 5 Florida 1 1 Hawaii 1 1 Illinois 2 2 Indiana 1 1 Kansas 2 2 Maine 1 1 Maryland 5 5 Massachusetts23 Michigan 1 1 Minnesota 5 4 Missouri 1 1 New Hampshire 3 2 New Jersey 8 8 New Mexico 1 1 New York 13 12 North Carolina 2 2 Ohio 5 5 Pennsylvania 1 1 Rhode Island 1 1 Tennessee 1 1 Texas 8 8 Utah 2 2 Vermont 1 1 19 Virginia 11 10 Washington 5 4 Wisconsin 5 2 STATE

AWARD DISTRIBUTION BY NASA FIELD CENTER NASA CENTER Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA Dryden Flight Research Center Edwards, CA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA Johnson Space Center AWARDS FIRMS 17 16 5 5 27 26 20 20 26 26

Houston, TX Kennedy Space Center Kennedy Space Center, FL Langley Research Center Hampton, VA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL NASA Headquarters Washington, DC Stennis Space Center Stennis Space Center, MS -end6 3 6 7 7

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