|For release: Oct. 20, 1995
RELEASE NO. 95-104 (SPECIAL TO AOPA)
NASA Selects Seven General Aviation Small Business
NASA has announced the selection of 7 general aviation research
proposals for negotiation of Phase II contract awards in NASA's
Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR).
The contractors completed Phase I projects that have initiated
in Program Year 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
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. Individual SBIR
projects are managed by the NASA field centers.
General Aviation-related proposals selected for
negotiation of SBIR Phase II contracts to be managed by the
NASA Lewis Research Center (LeRC), Cleveland,
(1) The Rejen Company
Route 2, Box 394, Swall Meadows
Bishop, CA 93514
Jennie N. Ferrenberg; 619-387-2637
Regenerated engines for general aviation propulsion
(2) Visidyne, Inc.
10 Corporate Place, South Bedford Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Jack W. Carpenter; 617-273-2820
A lot-cost passive infrared sensor in the remote detection of
(3) Global Aircraft Corporation
P.O. Box 800
Starkville, MS 39759-0800
Wilbur O. Colom; 601-324-2800
Quasi-constant speed fixed-pitch composite propellers
(4) Dedicated Electronics, Inc.
96 Lane Road
Chester, NH 03036-4022
Dennis P. Glynn, III; 603-887-3161
Highly sensitive, low profile, microwave phase based icing
(5) Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
9950 Wakeman Drive
Manassas, VA 22111
Charles S. Preston; 703-369-3633
Single lever power control for general aviation and unmanned
Proposals to be managed by NASA Langley Research Center,
(6) Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc.
1845 Henry Avenue Fleming Field
South St. Paul, MN 55075
Mark Thomas; 612-457-7491
Low-cost, lightweight aircraft emergency recovery
(7) Avirotech, Inc.
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3301-A NE Cornell Road
Hillboro, OR 98124-6380
Mary T. Nolan; 503-648-7855
Innovative integrated cockpit display system for small
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