Press Release

NASA selects 12 innovative small business projects from Stennis Space Center

By SpaceRef Editor
October 4, 2001
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HANCOCK COUNTY, Miss. – Stennis Space Center has selected 12 research
proposals
representing businesses in eight states for negotiation of Phase I contract
awards for NASA’s 2001 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.
The
expected value of the awards, should all 12 contract negotiations result in
approval, is $840,000.

The goals of SBIR 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.

In response to its solicitations, 56 proposals were submitted through the
Office
of Technology Transfer at Stennis by small, high-technology businesses.
The proposals were reviewed for technical merit and feasibility and
relevance to
NASA research and technology requirements. The selected firms will be
awarded
fixed-price contracts valued at up to $70,000 each to perform a Phase I
feasibility study.

Companies that 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 of up to $600,000 for SBIR.

The companies selected by Stennis for negotiation of 2001 SBIR awards are:

American GNC Corporation

Simi Valley, Calif.

For: Network Implementations for Real Time Communication and Data Transfer

American GNC Corporation

Simi Valley, Calif.

For: Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Processing Incorporating Coremicro IMU
and
GPS Data

Broadata Communications, Inc.

Torrance, Calif.

For: An Elastically Controlled Network Technology for Remote Testing and
Monitoring

Engineering Sciences, Inc.

Huntsville, Ala.

For: Multi-disciplinary Multiphase Flow Analyzer

IAVO Research and Scientific

Durham, N.C.

For: Linear Structural Relations Modeling for Complex Land Cover and Land
Use
Change

IAVO Research and Scientific

Durham, N.C.

For: Automated Digital Elevation Extraction from Multispectral Imaging
Systems

Intelligent Automation, Inc.

Rockville, Md.

For: Intelligent Wireless Sensor Communication for Health Monitoring

Qgenics, Inc.

Knoxville, Tenn.

For: A Hand-Held MEMS Sensor for Characterizing the RCRA Metals in Water

SpecTIR Corporation

Goleta, Calif.

For: Calibration of 2D Hyperspectral Focal Planes

Spectral Sciences, Inc.

Burlington, Mass.

For: Atmospheric Correction of Remote Imagery Using Ground-based
Radiometers

WET Labs, Inc.

Philomath, Ore.

For: An In-situ, Biogeochemical Sensor using Excitation-Emission Matrix
Fluorometry

WorldWinds, Inc.

Stennis Space Center, Miss.

For: Hurricane Storm Surge and Flood Modeling Using Advanced Topographic
Analysis Pro

SpaceRef staff editor.