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A Tale of Two Small Business Grants: The Best of Times, the Worst of Times from the NASA Ames Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) ProgramThe purposes of the SBIR Program are to: stimulate technological innovation in the private sector; strengthen the role of Small Business Concerns (SBCs) in meeting Federal research and development needs; increase the commercial application of these research results; and encourage participation of socially and economically disadvantaged persons and women-owned small businesses. The process can be highly rewarding, providing the small business with resources to pursue research and development with a focus on providing NASA with new and advanced capabilities. We present two examples of how the NASA Ames SBIR Program has addressed these purposes, nurturing innovative ideas from small, businesses into commercially viable products that also address analytical needs in space research. These examples, from the Science Instruments for Conducting Solar System Exploration Subtopic, describe the journey from innovative concept to analytical instrument, one successful and one hampered by numerous roadblocks (including some international intrigue}.
Document ID
20060053995
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Kojiro, Daniel R. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Lee, Geoffrey S. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
September 14, 2006
Subject Category
Space Sciences (General)
Meeting Information
232nd ACS National Meeting(San Francisco, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.