The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs provide an opportunity for small, high-technology companies and research institutions (RI) to participate in government-sponsored research and development (R&D) efforts in key technology areas.
If you are a small business concern (SBC) with 500 or fewer employers, or a non-profit RI, such as a university or a research laboratory with ties to an SBC, NASA encourages you to learn more about these programs and significant sources of seed funding for the development of your innovations. For more information about how to participate in the SBIR/STTR program, click here.
|Lexycom’s software defined radio is developed out of a 2007 SBIR award. Unlike traditional approaches in which the radio relies on hardware based technology, the Lexycom software defined radio is defined by its software. Its advanced designed allows for not only new communication input methods over current NASA technology, but also decreases in Size Weight and Power (SWaP).|
|Developed out a 2009 SBIR, Microcosm, along with its partners Cateni, CrossTrac Engineering, and ASTER Labs, are utilizing the characteristics of these pulsar sources for space navigation and timing. The baseline X-ray pulsar-based navigation, or XNAV, approach uses observations of the X-ray emissions of millisecond period pulsars. With their wide geometric distribution in the sky and periodic radiation, pulsars appear to act as a kind of natural celestial beacon, or celestial lighthouse. As a group they conceivably act as a natural Global Positioning System (GPS), or, Universal Positioning System (UPS) on an galactic and potentially intergalactic scale.|
|Omega Optics developed an innovative phased array antenna (PAA) under a 2007 NASA SBIR Phase II contract. The ability to print a PAA via a commercially available ink-jet printer is highly unique because conventional PAAs are on rigid substrates and do not conform well to non-planar surfaces. NASA requirement’s for conformal antenna for its Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle are met with by this innovative and exciting SBIR technology.|
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