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DOD Topic Pre-release

The DoD SBIR 15.1 and STTR 15.A solicitations topic pre-release begins December 12th. Both solicitations include Air Force topics which can be reviewed on the DoD SBIR website. During this pre-release period proposers can correspond with the technical points of contact (TPOC) whose contact information is listed with each topic. Questions should be limited to specific information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements. Proposing firms may not ask for advice or guidance on solution approach, nor submit additional material to the TPOC.

This pre-release period ends January 15th, 2015 at which time the solicitation will open for  proposals. Both solicitations will close 6 am EST on February 18th.

Tech Success

It is estimated that there are over 2,500 satellites circling the earth. Their mission requirements, to support communications, surveillance, navigation and more, increase as a result of ever-advancing technology.These technological advances require high-power computer processing, which results in increased stress on thermal management systems.

ThermAvant Technologies, LLC, a Missouri-based small business, has developed an innovative cooling solution that will reduce the temperature of high-power satellite components to levels manageable by the spacecraft’s thermal control system, thus improving processor reliability while providing the opportunity to increase on-board processing. Read more about this effort on our News & Events page.

ThermAvant employees fabricating and testing Oscillating Heat Pipe thermal management solutions. (Courtesy photo)

Outreach Events

Our expanding outreach activities to under-served states and disadvantaged businesses/individuals will be taking us to various states and small business events. We also plan to 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. 

January 2015

 Plans are being finalized to partner with other federal SBIR/STTR programs at events in Tucson, Arizona and Lincoln, Nebraska.  Details will be posted soon.

Solicitation status

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.

 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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Using this site

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 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.

Be sure to update any of your bookmarks or shortcuts to our website. The old link, www.sbirsttrmall.com, is no longer valid.

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