The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program FY 2012 Solicitation is open. The Phase I solicitation will close on March 2, 2012. SBIR is a competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federally funded R&D opportunities that have the potential for commercialization.
The solicitation describes 12 specific technologies for development. In the category of Manufacturing, they include:
- · Development of a Microcompressor for Miniaturized Cryocooling
- · High-Precision, Random Profile Roughness Specimens
- · Low-cost Stabilized Diode Lasers for Displacement Measurements
- · Non-contact Microwave Measurement of Electrical Properties of Nanofiber Materials
- · Power Meter for EUV Lithography Sources
- · Query-based Geometric Interoperability for Advanced Manufacturing
- · Silicon Ion Source for Isotopically Enriched Deposition
- · X-ray Chemical Shift Mapping for Industrial Materials Analysis
In the category of Information Technology and Cybersecurity:
- · High-Power, High-Speed Photodiodes
- · Microfabricated High-Frequency Connectors for Millimeter-Wave Technology
- · Ultrafast Photodetector for Probing Coplanar Waveguide Electrical Circuits
- · Web Services-Biometric Devices (WS-BD) Conformant Handheld Fingerprint Sensor
You may view the solicitation at: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=4f865ee6db0b106fbb1fee7258047507&tab=core&_cview=0.
More information about the NIST SBIR program is available at: http://www.nist.gov/sbir.