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  • Success Stories1999

    Small Business InnovationResearch/Small BusinessTechnology Transfer

    Department of the

    NAVYSBIR/STTRSBIR/STTR

  • Department of the Navy SBIR/STTRDepartment of the Navy SBIR/STTRSuccess Stories 1999Success Stories 1999

  • Department of the Navy's SBIR ProgramDepartment of the Navy's SBIR Program

  • Department of the Navy's SBIR ProgramDepartment of the Navy's SBIR Program

    In the last decade, small businesses have fueled the U.S. econo-my with their extraordinary innovations, lean organization, andunrelenting aggressiveness. This 1999 Navy SBIR SuccessStories publication highlights a few of the many small business-es that have made contributions to the military and private sec-tor through the Navy SBIR Program. These stories exemplify thevalue of the SBIR program and provide concrete examples ofhow small businesses have not only addressed the research anddevelopment needs of the government, but have producedtremendous results along the way.

    Our intention in producing this publication is to highlight the suc-cesses of SBIR program participants and to heighten aware-ness of the SBIR program and the technology opportunitiesavailable to the DoD acquisition offices, large military prime con-tractors, and private industry. It is our hope that they will part-ner with small businesses and tap their reservoir of expertise,knowledge, and ideas to create cutting-edge technologies, prod-ucts, and processes for the new millennium. Small businessesand their entrepreneurial spirit have always helped to make thisnation great through hard work, determination, and risk-taking;their continued innovative contributions will certainly help main-tain the DoD's technical superiority.

    We encourage you to visit the Navy SBIR website athttp://www.onr.navy.mil/sbir to learn more about the programor to view additional success stories. Also of interest on the web-site is a database of abstracts and summary reports for all ofthe Navy and DoD-funded SBIR efforts.

    PAUL G. GAFFNEY, IIRear Admiral, U.S. NavyChief of Naval Research

    FOREW0RDFOREW0RD

  • Department of the Navy's SBIR ProgramDepartment of the Navy's SBIR Program

  • Success Stories 1999Success Stories 1999

    TABLETABLE OFOFCONTENTSCONTENTS

    An Introduction to the An Introduction to the Department of the Navy's SBIR ProgramDepartment of the Navy's SBIR Program

    The Success StoriesThe Success StoriesAccurate Automation Corporation......................................................................Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc.......................................................................Advanced Optical Systems, Inc............................................................................... Analytical Engineering, Inc........................................................................................Analytic Power Corporation..................................................................................... CFD Research Corporation......................................................................................CHI Systems, Inc........................................................................................................... CPU Technology, Inc.................................................................................................... Datasonics, Inc............................................................................................................. Digital System Resources, Inc............................................................................... Dubbs & Severino, Inc.............................................................................................. El Dorado Engineering, Inc...................................................................................... Foster-Miller, Inc. affiliate, Aztex........................................................................... Foster-Miller, Inc. affiliate, Superex..................................................................... Geometrix, Inc...............................................................................................................Hood Technology Corporation................................................................................Humbug Mountain Research Laboratories....................................................IntelliSense Corporation..........................................................................................ISERA Group Inc.........................................................................................................LogisTech, Inc...............................................................................................................Management Communication and Control, Inc............................................ Materials Systems, Inc........................................................................................... Microcom, Division of L-3 Communications Corporation.........................Mission Research Corporation............................................................................MSP Corporation......................................................................................................OPHIR Corporation...................................................................................................OPTICS 1, Inc.................................................................................................................. ORINCON Corporation.............................................................................................Pacific-Sierra Research..........................................................................................Physical Optics Corporation.................................................................................PRI Research & Development Corporation....................................................RD Instruments.......................................................................................................... Safety Equipment, Inc............................................................................................... Savi Technology, Inc................................................................................................... Sonalysts, Inc...............................................................................................................Tanner Research, Inc................................................................................................Texas Research Institute/Austin, Inc................................................................TPL, Inc........................................................................................................................... ViaSat, Inc.....................................................................................................................Virtual Technologies, Inc.........................................................................................VisiCom, A Titan Company..................................................................................... Wang Electro-Opto Corporation..........................................................................Zivko Aeronautics, Inc..............................................................................................

    Navy SBIR Program Points of ContactNavy SBIR Program Points of Contact.............................................

    Index of Success Stories by Technology AreaIndex of Success Stories by Technology Area............................

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  • An Introduction to the An Introduction to the Department of the Navy's SBIR ProgramDepartment of the Navy's SBIR Program

    The SBIR program was designed to provide funding that wouldstimulate technological innovation in small businesses to meetgovernment research and development needs. After more than17 years of existence, the program has established itself as oneof the most effective programs in the federal government forproviding the technical advances that propel economic growth.Studies by Congress, the General Accounting Office, and theSmall Business Administration have consistently produced verypositive reports on the program. Inc. magazine has called theSBIR program "the most important piece of small business leg-islation yet enacted in our lifetime."

    The SBIR program is a highly competitive three-phase system.

    Phase I Phase I contracts focus on the evaluation of an idea's scientificand technical merit. It also supports small scale testing asappropriate. The base award for this phase is up to $70,000,with a $30,000 option if the project is selected for continuationinto Phase II. Phase I usually lasts six months.

    Phase IIPhase II demonstrates an idea by building and testing proto-types. This second phase normally lasts two years. TheDepartment of the Navy offers a Phase II base award of$600,000, with a $150,000 option.

    Finally, Phase IIIFinally, Phase III supports either production or additionalresearch and development by the DoD, federal government, adefense prime contractor, or the private sector. During Phase III,a company can receive either government or private sectorfunds, but no longer receives SBIR funds.

    We measure the success of the Navy's SBIR program by thecompanies that transition their SBIR efforts into products, toolsor services that benefit the Navy acquisition community. Oneimportant strength of the SBIR program is that once a companyhas received a Phase I award, the follow-on Phase II and IIIawards can be awarded in a non-competitive process since thecompetitive process already took place under Phase I.

    INTRODUCTIONINTRODUCTION

    Department of the Navy's SBIR ProgramDepartment of the Navy's SBIR Program

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