Jim Cast Headquarters, Washington, DC (Phone: 202/358-1779) RELEASE: 95-174

October 10, 1995

NASA SELECTS PHASE II SMALL BUSINESS PROJECTS NASA announced today the selection of 155 research proposals for negotiation of Phase II contract awards in NASA's Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR). The selected projects, which have a total value of approximately $92 million, will be conducted by 127 small, high-technology firms located in 23 states. A total of 369 proposals were submitted by SBIR contractors completing Phase I projects that were initiated in 1994. 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 $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, and all individual SBIR projects are managed by the NASA field centers and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. NASA, under the Fiscal Year 1996 continuing resolution appropriations, does not currently have funds available for the award of Phase II selections announced on October 10, 1995, emanating from Program Solicitation SBIR 94-1. However, NASA will proceed with negotiations with selected

Phase II firms, but the award will be withheld pending availability of funds whenever provided in the future. It is estimated that funds could be available by mid-November 1995, although there is a remote possibility that funds may not be available at that time. -more-2EDITOR'S NOTE: A printed listing of companies selected for this program is available in the NASA Headquarters Newsroom (Phone: 202/358-1600) and can also be accessed electronically at 800/547-1811 or on the Internet at: ftp://coney.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/SBIR/awards/text/94ph2.txt SBIR PHASE II AWARD DISTRIBUTION BY NASA FIELD CENTER NASA INSTALLATION 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 Houston, TX Kennedy Space Center Kennedy Space Center, FL Langley Research Center Hampton, VA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH AWARDS 16 5 21 20 18 6 20 21 16 5 21 18 16 6 19 21 FIRMS

Marshall Space Flight Center 21 Marshall Space Flight Center, AL NASA Headquarters Washington, DC Stennis Space Center Stennis Space Center, MS -end3 4 4 3

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