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Published on January 11, 2008

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Slide1:  Winning NASA SBIR & STTR Projects W. Paul Mexcur Program Manager Slide2:  How to Win - Know Your Customer Does the Agency issue Contracts or Grants? Grants -- “Financial support for research and research-related activities in a particular subject area or field. Grants are normally awarded by sponsors whose purpose in supporting research is scientific, cultural, or philanthropic Granting agencies (like NFS and NIH) have very broad purposes and will support your research interest More flexible -- type of research, schedules, dollar values Contracts -- “A mutually binding legal relationship obligating the seller to furnish the supplies or services and the buyer to pay for the.” Contracts are procurement instruments Contracting agencies (like NASA and DoD) are primarily interested in finding small businesses that are interested in focusing on their needs More ridge requirements -- are you a “good contractor?” Phase 3 contract potential -- multi-million dollar follow-on potential Major differences between Grants and Contracts. Pro and Cons associated with both Slide3:  Contracting Agencies Granting Agencies DOD NIH NASA NSF DHS DOE DOT USDA EPA ED DOC Internal Proposal Reviews External Reviews Contracts or Grants Slide4:  Agency Differences ALWAYS CHECK WITH AGENCIES Slide5:  How to Win - Understand Your Customer’s Technology Needs Talk with the subtopic author Understand their technical challenges and how the technology will be used Align your technology/proposal to the sponsor’s final needs Review last year’s solicitation and review abstracts of the winning proposals in your area of interest (http://sbir.nasa.gov) Form B - Proposal Summary is posted for all winning proposals Slide6:  Exploration Systems Space Operations Science Aeronautics Research To Understand and Protect Our Home Planet To explore the Universe and Search for Life To Inspire the Next Generation of Explorers VISION MISSION Mission Directorates To improve life here, To extend life to there, To find life beyond SBIR -- Supporting NASA’s Technology Priorities SBIR and STTR Research Topics Support NASA’s Technology Priorities - Enabling NASA’S Future Through the Innovation of Small Business Slide7:  Program Alignment The SBIR Program supports the highest priority technology needs of the agency The annual solicitation content is aligned to mission program research, scientific and technical focus Slide8:  SBIR Research Topics Exploration Systems: Analysis & integration Avionics & software Environmental control & life support In-situ resource utilization Propulsion & propellants storage, Physiological countermeasures Space radiation Exploration medical capabilities Thermal protection Thermal management Mechanisms Structures & materials Operations Power Aeronautics Research: Aviation safety Fundamental aeronautics Airspace systems Aeronautics test technologies Slide9:  Science: Robotic exploration of the Moon & Mars Robotic Exploration throughout the solar system Advanced telescope systems Exploration of the universe beyond our solar system Instrument technologies for solar science Earth Science instrument & sensor technology Science spacecraft systems technology Advanced modeling, simulation & analysis for science Space Operations: Space communications Space transportation SBIR Research Topics STTR Research Topics:  STTR Research Topics Each STTR topic supports 2 of the current highest priority technology needs of a NASA Center Ames Research Center: Information Technologies for System Health Management, Autonomy, and Scientific Exploration Space Radiation Dosimetry and Countermeasures Dryden Flight Research Center: Flight Dynamics System Characteristics Advanced Concepts for Flight Research Glenn Research Center: Aerospace Communications Space Power and Propulsion Goddard Space Flight Center: Earth Science Sensors and Instruments Space Science Sensors and Instruments STTR Research Topics:  STTR Research Topics Johnson Space Center: Advanced Crew Support Technology Robotics and Virtual Digital Human Technologies Kennedy Space Center: Self-Healing Repair Technologies Batteryless, Wireless Remote Sensors Langley Research Center: Personal Air Transportation Technologies for Flight Demonstration Non-destructive Evaluation and Structural Health Monitoring Marshall Space Flight Center: Aerospace Manufacturing Technology Advanced High Fidelity Design and Analysis Tools for Space Propulsion Stennis Space Center: Rocket Propulsion Testing Systems Integrated Life-cycle Asset Mapping, Management, and Tracking Slide12:  Dryden Ames Jet Propulsion Laboratory Johnson Stennis Kennedy Marshall Goddard Headquarters Langley Glenn All Ten NASA Centers Participate In the SBIR Program NASA Center Contacts:  NASA Center Contacts Ames Research Center - Geoff Lee, 650-604-6406 Information Technology (automation, planning, simulation) Air Traffic Management Systems Dryden Flight Research Center - Greg Poteat, 661-276-3872 Atmospheric Flight Concepts, Flight Dynamic Systems Characterization, Flight Sensors and Airborne Instruments for Flight Research Kennedy Space Flight Center - Chuck Griffin, 321-867-6225 Space Transportation, Space Operations, Launch Site Technologies Langley Research Center - Bob Yang, 757-864-8020 Materials, Structures, Systems Analysis Lidar Remote Sensing Glenn Research Center - Gynelle Steele, 216-433-8258 Power, Propulsion, Communications NASA Center Contacts:  NASA Center Contacts Goddard Space Flight Center - Jim Chern, 301-286-5836 Optics, GN&C, Sensors & Detectors, Thermal Control Data Management and Visualization Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Wayne Schober, 818-354-8581 In-situ sensors and robotics, Active Microwave, Sensors & Detectors, Communications, Astronomical Observatories Technology Johnson Space Flight Center - Kumar Krishen, 281-483-1348 Human Systems Research, Life Support and Habitation, Human Systems Integration, In-situ Resource Utilization, Marshall Space Flight Center - Lynn Garrison, 256-544-6719 Chemical Propulsion, Cryogenic Telescope Components, Low Thrust and Propellantless Technologies, Particles and Fields Stennis Space Flight Center - Ray Bryant, 228-688-3964 Geospacial Data Analysis Processing and Visualization Technologies Rocket Propulsion Testing Systems Slide15:  How to Win - Read the Solicitation & Follow the Directions Know the Selection Criteria Grade your own proposal against the criteria Submit all proposal Parts in Part order Need to follow proposal directions closely -- this is not open format Incomplete proposals are rejected Submit the proposal on time New for NASA this year: NASA Phase I Proposals are now $100K for 6 months Firms are limited in the number of proposals that they can submit Agency’s needs and requirements differ! Slide16:  Evaluation Criteria Scientific/Technical Merit and Feasibility (50%) Experience, Qualifications and Facilities (25%) Effectiveness of the Proposed Work Plan (25%) Commercial Potential and Feasibility (adjectival) Slide17:  Solicitation Dates NASA Plans to Issue Concurrent SBIR & STTR Solicitations on July 7, 2006 Closing Date: September 7, 2006 SBIR 2006 Phase 1 Schedule:  SBIR 2006 Phase 1 Schedule Slide19:  How to Win - Form a Team If appropriate, form a team with universities or other companies. Especially helpful if you are a small, new start-up 1/3 of Phase 1 can be subcontracted 1/2 of Phase 2 can be subcontracted Get advice from your local small business advisory resources Get an independent review of your proposal prior to submission Often, there are state or local resources to assist with this SBIR & STTR Programs Critical Differences:  SBIR & STTR Programs Critical Differences Research Partner SBIR: Permits research institution partners Outsource ~ 33% Phase I and 50% Phase II R&D] STTR: Requires research institution partners (e.g., universities) 40% small business concerns (for-profit) & 30% U.S. research institution (non-profit) AWARD ALWAYS MADE TO SMALL BUSINESS Slide21:  How to Win - Correctly Submit the Proposal All 11 proposal parts must be submitted in part order Proposals must be submitted by the due date (5:00 p.m. EST, September 7th) The NASA Submission handbook walks you through the process Slide23:  Small Business Innovation Research Small Business Technology Transfer How to Submit A Proposal Step 1: Access the Submission Electronic Handbook via the SBIR homepage: http://sbir.nasa.gov Step 2: Register your firm (Your Firm’s EIN/Tax ID No. is needed for this process) Step 4: Log into the handbook Step 3: During registration, select a firm id number (PIN) and Individual id/password Slide24:  How to Submit A Proposal Step 5: Choose the “Start New Phase 1 Proposal” link and complete the subsequent form Step 6: Once your proposal has been added to your activity worksheet, you can begin completing your submission Small Business Innovation Research Small Business Technology Transfer Slide25:  Required Forms Cover Form A: Select link from Activity Worksheet Complete Form A, including all Certifications Endorsement of Form A by the Business Official upon completion of proposal submission Small Business Innovation Research Small Business Technology Transfer Slide26:  Required Forms Summary Form B: Select link from Activity Worksheet Complete Form B, including the Technical Abstract and Potential NASA/Non-NASA Commercial Applications Small Business Innovation Research Small Business Technology Transfer Slide27:  Required Forms Budget Form C: Select link from Activity Worksheet Complete Sections A through E as directed. To review the entire Budget, select the “Review” tab. Small Business Innovation Research Small Business Technology Transfer Slide28:  Technical Proposal Uploading Technical Proposal: Select “Technical Proposal” link from Activity Worksheet A history of uploads, including file size, is provided. To upload the file, complete the required fields and follow the upload instructions. Small Business Innovation Research Small Business Technology Transfer Slide29:  Optional Briefing Chart Uploading Optional Briefing Chart: Select “Briefing Chart” link from Activity Worksheet A history of uploads, including file size, is provided. To upload the file, complete the required fields and follow the upload instructions. The Briefing Chart should be a 1-page quad chart as defined in the Solicitation Small Business Innovation Research Small Business Technology Transfer Slide30:  Electronic Endorsement Upon successful completion of all forms and upload of the technical proposal, the Business Official should endorse the submission by clicking on the “Endorse Proposal” link Proposal Endorsement The system will display confirmation of your electronic endorsement and send email notification. This signifies receipt of of your proposal submission by NASA Small Business Innovation Research Small Business Technology Transfer Slide31:  How to Win - Proposal Tips Start early and do your homework Don’t pad the proposal to get to the 25 page limit Limit use of government facilities or equipment with SBIR funds -- requires SBA waiver Prepare your proposal in accordance with the solicitation instructions or your proposal may be rejected administratively Submit your proposal electronically prior to the last 24 hours -- late proposals are rejected 2005 Phase 1 Selection Statistics:  2005 Phase 1 Selection Statistics SBIR: 2,184 proposals from 898 firms located in 49 states plus D.C. and PR were evaluated 923 proposals recommended 300 selections (13%) announced on November 18th STTR: 231 proposals from 188 firms located in 37 states were evaluated 115 proposals recommended 35 selections (17%) announced on November 18th Approximately 40% of the Phase 1 contracts are selected for Phase 2 SBIR 2004 Phase 2 Selections:  SBIR 2004 Phase 2 Selections 290 SBIR 2004 Phase 1 Selections announced November 19, 2004 273 Phase 2 proposals submitted (94%) 232 Phase 2 proposals recommended by NASA Centers (84%) 140 selections announced 10/05/05 (48%) 124 Firms, located in 34 states $84M total contract value of selections Slide34:  Example of Those That Have Won! Mar Exploration Rovers Deep Impact Mission Hubble Space Telescope Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS) program Photodynamic Therapy Slide35:  SBIR Technologies on Mars Exploration Rovers Maxwell Technologies of San Diego, California fabricated and tested an ASCII chip with single event latch up protection technology. Innovation enables the use of commercial chip technology in space missions, providing higher performance at a lower cost. Supplying A to D converter for Mars 03 Rovers. Yardney Technical Products of Pawtucket, Connecticut developed lithium ion batteries with specific energy of >100Wh/kg and energy density of 240 Wh/l and long cycle life. Subsequently, they won a large Air Force/NASA contract to develop batteries for space applications. They are supplying the batteries for the 2003 Mars Rovers. Starsys Research of Boulder, Colorado developed several paraffin based heat switches that function autonomously. Heat switches control radiator for electronics package on Mars 2003 Rovers. Slide36:  Barr Associates Provided optical filters for filter wheels and a dichroic beam splitter located in mission instruments on the flyby spacecraft. These instruments gathered images that will be used to analyze the results of the material ejected by the impact and the crater created by the impact. SBIR Technologies on Deep Impact Mission Composite Optics Provided three telescope structures constructed from light weight, thermally stable composite materials. The structures were for the medium and high resolution imaging instruments on the flyby spacecraft and the telescope (not shown) on the impactor. Medium Resolution Instrument High Resolution Instrument Scimeasure Analytical Systems The highest quality images from a ground observatory were made possible by wave front sensor cameras from Scimeasure Analytical Systems. These cameras are key to the adaptive optics at the Palomar Observatory where astronomers continue to track the consequences of the impact on comet Tempel 1. Slide37:  Miniature Cryogenic Turboalternator (for Hubble Space Telescope) INNOVATION Developed miniature, high speed, vibration free turboalternator ACCOMPLISHMENTS Creare, Inc of Hanover, NH developed high speed shaft in cryogenic gas bearings; high precision, and automated miniature rotor fabrication techniques. Demonstrated operations at 50° Kelvin. Successful installation and operation of a 75° Kelvin cooler on Hubble Space Telescope NICMOS instrument. Slide39:  Commercial Application Photodynamic Therapy INNOVATION Using technology derived for NASA’s Space Shuttle plant growth experiments, tiny, pinhead-sized light-emitting diodes (LEDs)  have been developed for cancer treatment and wound healing. ACCOMPLISHMENTS In its work in cancer treatment, Quantum Devices of Barnveld, Wisconsin, uses its LED probe to activate photosensitizers - light sensitive, tumor treating drugs. The LED activation process allows the drugs to destroy cancerous cells and leave the surrounding, healthy tissue virtually untouched. The surgical probe may also emit longer waves of red light to stimulate a new drug called Benzoporphyrin Derivative (BPD). Surgery with the improved probe and medicine are very promising. SBIR.NASA.GOV:  SBIR.NASA.GOV

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