Jim Cast Headquarters, Washington, DC (Phone: 202/358-1779) RELEASE: 97-79

April 25, 1997

NASA SELECTS PHASE II SMALL BUSINESS PROJECTS NASA has selected 14 additional research proposals for negotiation of Phase II contract awards for NASA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. The selected projects, which have a total value of approximately $8.4 million, will be conducted by 13 small, high-technology firms located in nine states. These additional selections are made possible by a strategic change in the FY1997 SBIR program funding plan. SBIR goals are to stimulate technological innovation, increase the use of small business (including women-owned and disadvantaged firms) in meeting federal research and development needs, and increase private sector commercialization of results of federally funded research. A total of 277 proposals were submitted by SBIR contractors completing Phase I projects that were initiated in 1995, and 170 were previously selected. These additional projects have all met SBIR Phase I objectives and been determined as feasible research innovations for meeting Agency needs. Selections were taken from the original "Recommendation list." 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 NASA SBIR Program Management Office is located at the Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, with executive oversight by NASA's Office of Aeronautics, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC. Individual SBIR projects are managed by the NASA field centers and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA. -endEDITOR'S NOTE: Attached is a breakout of awards by NASA Center and State. A printed listing of companies selected for the

program is available in the NASA Headquarters Newsroom (Phone: 202/358-1600) and can also be accessed on the internet at URL: http://sbir.hq.nasa.gov/SBIR.html NASA PHASE II ADDITIONAL SELECTION DISTRIBUTIONS April 25, 1997 STATE SELECTIONS FIRMS STATE SELECTIONS FIRMS

California 4 4 Connecticut 1 1 Florida 2 2 Iowa 1 1 New Hampshire 2

New York 1 1 Texas 1 1 Virginia 1 1 Wisconsin 1 1 1

SELECTION DISTRIBUTION BY NASA FIELD CENTER NASA CENTER AWARDS 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 FIRMS

Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA

Dryden Flight Research Center Moffett Field, CA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX 2 2 2

Kennedy Space Center 1 1 Kennedy Space Center, FL Langley Research Center Hampton, VA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH 1 1 1 1

Marshall Space Flight Center 2 Marshall Space Flight Ctr, AL NASA Headquarters Washington, DC 1 1

2

Stennis Space Center 1 1 Stennis Space Center, MS