Jim Cast Headquarters, Washington, DC (Phone: 202/358-1779) RELEASE: 95-183

October 18, 1995

NASA ANNOUNCES 1995 SBIR PHASE I SELECTIONS NASA today announced the selection of 304 research proposals for immediate negotiation of Phase I contracts in the Agency's 1995 Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR). The 1995 solicitation closed on July 11. NASA received 1,947 proposals submitted by small, high technology businesses from across the United States. The combined award total for the 304 Phase I contracts is expected to be about $21 million. 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 and services. The SBIR program objectives are to stimulate technological innovation in the United States by using small businesses, 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, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA Headquarters reviewed proposals for technical merit and feasibility and relevance to NASA research or technology requirements. The selected firms will be awarded fixed-price contracts valued up to $70,000 each to perform a six-month Phase I feasibility study. Companies which successfully complete the Phase I activities are eligible to compete for Phase II selection the following year. The Phase II award allows for a two-year, fixed-price contract in the amount of $600,000. In October 1992, the President signed legislation reauthorizing the SBIR program. As part of this new legislation, award authority was increased and greater emphasis has been placed on the development of commercial products and services.

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EDITORÕS NOTE: A listing of companies selected for this program can be accessed electronically at: 1-800-547-1811, and can be accessed on the Internet at ftp://coney.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/sbir/awards/text/95ph1.txt. A limited quantity of printed company listings is also available through the NASA Headquarters Newsroom: 202/358-1600. A rundown of awards by NASA installation follows. AWARD DISTRIBUTION BY NASA INSTALLATION INSTALLATION Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA AWARDS 27 8 41 38 40 14 41 41 27 7 41 32 35 13 38 39 37 7 FIRMS

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

Marshall Space Flight Center 39 Marshall Space Flight Ctr, AL NASA Headquarters Washington, DC 8

Stennis Space Center Stennis Space Center, MS