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- Be sure to check out News & Events for more information on our activities, as well as news releases, success stories, and more.
- A new attitude control system developed by the Air Force and a small business offers improved capabilities for small space research satellites. The all-in-one unit provides satellite control and orientation capability and is ultimately expected to result in a low-cost platform for missions and rapid launches. The eXact Attitude Control Technology (XACT) is an attitude determination and control system, which was developed with funding from the Air Force SBIR program. This critical funding allowed Blue Canyon Technologies, a small business in Boulder, Colorado, to deliver the new system to the Air Force Research Laboratory this year. See the full story on our News & Events page.
Blue Canyon Technologies employee Matthew Carton works on the eXact Attitude Control Technology (XACT) at their facility in Boulder, Colorado. XACT is an all-in-one unit provides satellite control and orientation capability and is ultimately expected to result in a low-cost platform for missions and rapid launches. (Courtesy photo)
The Wright Dialogue With Industry
on July 22-24 will provide an opportunity for high-tech small businesses (with a valid DD 2345 certification form) to learn about the Air Force's Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, including its commercialization assistance for transitioning succesful SBIR/STTR technologies into private and military sectors.
- Information will also be provided on other small business assistance programs at the Air Force Research Laboratory.
- In addition, Air Force SBIR/STTR experts will be available at various times during the event for pre-scheduled, one-on-one meetings. These 10-minute meetings will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis through the sign-up sheet at the Air Force SBIR/STTR booth. Learn more about the Air Force SBIR/STTR solicitation schedule.
- SBIR/STTR webinar open to small businesses - on July 22, the DoD SBIR/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program managers, in collaboration with the Arkansas SBA and the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, will present a webinar focused on attaining success within the DoD SBIR/STTR programs. This webinar will provide a general overview of the programs as well as information on specific needs of the participating agencies. In addition to the Air Force, other programs represented include the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Army, Navy, Missile Defense Agency, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense. For more information see our News & Events link.
- The Dayton Daily News published a cover story on July 7 on Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) technology that was successfully commercialized. One of the great things about the Air Force SBIR program is that it helps small businesses find solutions that not only benefit the Air Force, but can benefit the public as well. This effort was looking to convert an immensely heavy antenna system into a portable system an airman could carry in a backpack. Read the story here. Also read how victims of Hurricane Sandy were helped by GATR.
- The Air Force SBIR/STTR program office is dedicated to meeting the goals of the program:
Stimulate technological innovation
Use small businesses to meet federal R/R&D needs
Foster and encourage participation by socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses in technological innovation
Increase private sector commercialization of innovations derived from federal R/R&D
Our expanding outreach activities to under-served states and disadvantaged businesses/individuals will be taking us to various states and small business events this year. Some of the locations you can expect to find us include Chicago, Albuquerque, Kansas City, New Orleans, Tulsa, Bozeman, Austin and, of course, Dayton. We will also participate in several online webinars with other DoD components. Our schedule is subject to change, so please contact us for current information on our planned outreach activities or to suggest an event for our consideration.
See our Solicitation Schedule for information on Air Force solicitations. Also see the DoD Solicitations for instructions and additional guidance on topic selections for all of the military services.
The SBIR 15.1 and STTR 15.A solicitation topics will be pre-released by DoD on December 12. The Air Force's topics for those solicitations may be pre-released on this site in mid-November.
The STTR 14.A solicitation is now closed. The Air Force typically notifies selectees within 90 days. For non-selected proposals the principle investigator or corporate official will be notified. If you are new to the Air Force SBIR/STTR program be sure to review the guidelines and other valuable information on our Phase I Awardee Training page in the Small Business section. We appreciate your feedback on this training: If you have any comments or need further assistance, please send us an e-mail.
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Our website is tailored to meet the needs of all users, whether you are from government, small business, prime contractors or academia. By selecting your area of business or interest on the left side of the page, you will find the information you need to understand and succeed with the Air Force SBIR/STTR programs.
All users have access to various search capabilities, from topics to awards, by using the "Topics/Award Data" tool on the right and the Advanced Technology Search tool, which provides even greater search capabilities.
Additional information, such as points of contact and publications, can be accessed via the links at the top of the page.
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