Wednesday, February 15, 2012

FY 2012 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Soliciatation

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:

More information about the NIST SBIR program is available at:

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