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  • Original Article: UPI Progeny Systems has been awarded a $66 million U.S. Navy contract for support work on the MK 54 Mod 1 lightweight torpedo. The cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-only Small Business Innovation Research Phase II contract action will cover sonar assembly kits and related test equipment, spares and engineering and hardware support services. The sonar assembly kits will be used to build the torpedoes and commence operational testing and evaluation. The torpedo will be used by all Navy surface and air anti-submarine warfare forces, improving weapon effectiveness against current and future submarine threats in littoral environments beyond the MK 54 Mod […]

    Small Business Awarded $66M SBIR Phase II Contract

    Original Article: UPI Progeny Systems has been awarded a $66 million U.S. Navy contract for support work on the MK 54 Mod 1 lightweight torpedo. The cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-only Small Business Innovation Research Phase II contract action will cover sonar assembly kits and related test equipment, spares and engineering and hardware support services. The sonar assembly kits will be used to build the torpedoes and commence operational testing and evaluation. The torpedo will be used by all Navy surface and air anti-submarine warfare forces, improving weapon effectiveness against current and future submarine threats in littoral environments beyond the MK 54 Mod […]

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  • Original Article: NMSU The New Mexico Federal and State Technology Partnership Program recently sent several New Mexico companies to the National Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Conference held May 23-25 in Washington, D.C., with funding made available through the New Mexico Economic Development Department. The conference, which was co-located with the TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo and the National Innovation Summit & Showcase, provided opportunities to connect with representatives from all 11 federal agencies and exposed attendees to exciting innovations being transitioned to the market. “It was great attending the conference and representing the New Mexico small […]

    NMSU-based NM FAST sends companies to national small business conference

    Original Article: NMSU The New Mexico Federal and State Technology Partnership Program recently sent several New Mexico companies to the National Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Conference held May 23-25 in Washington, D.C., with funding made available through the New Mexico Economic Development Department. The conference, which was co-located with the TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo and the National Innovation Summit & Showcase, provided opportunities to connect with representatives from all 11 federal agencies and exposed attendees to exciting innovations being transitioned to the market. “It was great attending the conference and representing the New Mexico small […]

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  • Original Article: ExecutiveBiz Kent Optronics has received a potential five-year, $47.6 million basic ordering agreement to produce wide field-of-view night vision technology for the U.S. Navy. The Defense Department said Friday the company will also provide night vision systems and associated retrofit and data services to the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command as well as to the U.S. Special Operations Command, Air Force and Coast Guard. According to DoD, the systems will be built with optical foveal technology that is designed to provide users with an 80-degree angle of view. The firm-fixed-price award comes under phase 3 of the Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research program. Hopewell Junction, New York-based […]

    Small Business Awarded $47.6M from SBIR Phase 3 to Produce Night Vision Technology for Navy

    Original Article: ExecutiveBiz Kent Optronics has received a potential five-year, $47.6 million basic ordering agreement to produce wide field-of-view night vision technology for the U.S. Navy. The Defense Department said Friday the company will also provide night vision systems and associated retrofit and data services to the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command as well as to the U.S. Special Operations Command, Air Force and Coast Guard. According to DoD, the systems will be built with optical foveal technology that is designed to provide users with an 80-degree angle of view. The firm-fixed-price award comes under phase 3 of the Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research program. Hopewell Junction, New York-based […]

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  • Original Article: Maritime-Executive EMILY, the U.S. Navy’s remote-controlled robotic lifeguard, officially known as the Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard, was recently used to rescue nearly 300 Syrian migrants from drowning off the Greek island of Lesbos. The buoy, created with support from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), is capable of punching through 30-foot waves and riptides or smashing into rocks and reefs. EMILY is the successful culmination of a collaboration between ONR inventor Tony Mulligan and the Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. The program provides the Navy with innovative advances in technology created […]

    NAVY SBIR Remote-Controlled Buoy Rescues Migrants

    Original Article: Maritime-Executive EMILY, the U.S. Navy’s remote-controlled robotic lifeguard, officially known as the Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard, was recently used to rescue nearly 300 Syrian migrants from drowning off the Greek island of Lesbos. The buoy, created with support from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), is capable of punching through 30-foot waves and riptides or smashing into rocks and reefs. EMILY is the successful culmination of a collaboration between ONR inventor Tony Mulligan and the Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. The program provides the Navy with innovative advances in technology created […]

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  • Original Article: AeroTechNews The U.S. Navy has granted Metal Technology (MTI) a contract to develop and demonstrate advanced aerospace additive manufacturing techniques for low-cost manufacturing of refractory metal components for U.S. Navy missile propulsion systems used on the Trident D5 missile system. The Trident D5 missile system is a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), built by Lockheed Martin Space Systems and deployed with the U.S. Navy. The missile system was first deployed in March 1990 on U.S. Ohio class submarines with 24 missiles each and is a key element of the U.S. strategic nuclear triad. While the Trident D5 is expected […]

    SBIR Contract to Reduce Cost and Complexity Using Advanced Additive Manufacturing

    Original Article: AeroTechNews The U.S. Navy has granted Metal Technology (MTI) a contract to develop and demonstrate advanced aerospace additive manufacturing techniques for low-cost manufacturing of refractory metal components for U.S. Navy missile propulsion systems used on the Trident D5 missile system. The Trident D5 missile system is a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), built by Lockheed Martin Space Systems and deployed with the U.S. Navy. The missile system was first deployed in March 1990 on U.S. Ohio class submarines with 24 missiles each and is a key element of the U.S. strategic nuclear triad. While the Trident D5 is expected […]

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  • Original Article: Seapower For the past 15 years, the Department of the Navy’s “Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition” (FST) – the nation’s premier small business technology venue – takes a major step forward in allying with the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition (S-A-S) on 16-18 May 2016 at the Gaylord National Harbor near Washington, DC. “Our collaboration with the Navy League,” says Bob Smith, the Department of the Navy (DON) SBIR/STTR Director, “marries the most significant large and small business marketplaces for defense technology, with our respective policy venues that have consistently attracted top Congressional leaders, in the case of the Forum, […]

    DON’s “Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition” (FST) is Prime Opportunity to Connect Large and Small Businesses

    Original Article: Seapower For the past 15 years, the Department of the Navy’s “Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition” (FST) – the nation’s premier small business technology venue – takes a major step forward in allying with the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition (S-A-S) on 16-18 May 2016 at the Gaylord National Harbor near Washington, DC. “Our collaboration with the Navy League,” says Bob Smith, the Department of the Navy (DON) SBIR/STTR Director, “marries the most significant large and small business marketplaces for defense technology, with our respective policy venues that have consistently attracted top Congressional leaders, in the case of the Forum, […]

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  • Original Article: SIGNAL Progeny Systems Corp., Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $45,450,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for follow-on support, sustainment and upgrades of personnel systems under the Department of the Navy Tasking, Records and Consolidated Knowledge Enterprise Repository (DON TRACKER) program. DON TRACKER streamlines the DON records and task management to include creating, assigning and routing of taskings. The solution replaces multiple legacy Navy and Marine Corps records and task management applications into a single enterprise wide system, enabling seamless tasking and federally compliant records management across the DON. Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia, and is expected to be completed […]

    Small Business Awarded SBIR Phase III DON TRACKER Follow-On Contract

    Original Article: SIGNAL Progeny Systems Corp., Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $45,450,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for follow-on support, sustainment and upgrades of personnel systems under the Department of the Navy Tasking, Records and Consolidated Knowledge Enterprise Repository (DON TRACKER) program. DON TRACKER streamlines the DON records and task management to include creating, assigning and routing of taskings. The solution replaces multiple legacy Navy and Marine Corps records and task management applications into a single enterprise wide system, enabling seamless tasking and federally compliant records management across the DON. Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia, and is expected to be completed […]

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  • Original Article: Las Cruces Sun-News Representatives from Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University addressed New Mexico-based business concerns at a conference in Austin earlier this month as part of a partnership program to help improve small business participation in research and technology. Members of Arrowhead’s New Mexico Federal and State Technology Partnership Program, or NM FAST, team — Zetdi Sloan, Dana Catron and Todd Bisio — attended the Defense Energy Innovation Summit & Showcase, which was co-located with the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Innovation Summit in Austin. Arrowhead’s NM FAST team also met with service and agency […]

    NMSU-based NM FAST program makes strides to improve small business participation in technology

    Original Article: Las Cruces Sun-News Representatives from Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University addressed New Mexico-based business concerns at a conference in Austin earlier this month as part of a partnership program to help improve small business participation in research and technology. Members of Arrowhead’s New Mexico Federal and State Technology Partnership Program, or NM FAST, team — Zetdi Sloan, Dana Catron and Todd Bisio — attended the Defense Energy Innovation Summit & Showcase, which was co-located with the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Innovation Summit in Austin. Arrowhead’s NM FAST team also met with service and agency […]

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  • Original Article: Naval-Technology The US Navy has awarded a Phase I small business innovation research (SBIR) contract to K2 Energy Solutions to develop a Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) prismatic cell for naval applications. The Navy SBIR contract aims to adapt K2’s high-power cell technology to a prismatic design that can be used in the construction of large batteries. This research and development program will focus on minimizing temperature surges during heavy use and maximizing battery life without compromising safety. K2 chief technical officer Dr Jim Hodge said: “K2 is currently providing batteries for a number of military applications, including the […]

    Navy Awards Phase I SBIR Contract to Develop LFP Prismatic Cell

    Original Article: Naval-Technology The US Navy has awarded a Phase I small business innovation research (SBIR) contract to K2 Energy Solutions to develop a Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) prismatic cell for naval applications. The Navy SBIR contract aims to adapt K2’s high-power cell technology to a prismatic design that can be used in the construction of large batteries. This research and development program will focus on minimizing temperature surges during heavy use and maximizing battery life without compromising safety. K2 chief technical officer Dr Jim Hodge said: “K2 is currently providing batteries for a number of military applications, including the […]

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  • Original Article: SeaPower RE2 Inc., developer of robotic manipulator arms, has received a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to design inflatable underwater manipulator arms for the U.S .Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR), the company announced in an Oct. 28 release. During the Phase I program, RE2 will design a lightweight inflatable underwater manipulation system for autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). The inflatable manipulator arms will be designed as a payload for AUVs. Ultimately, the arms will be used as a collaborative robotic system to assist explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) divers in dismantling waterborne improvised explosive devices and […]

    Small Business to Design Inflatable Underwater Manipulator Arms for Navy

    Original Article: SeaPower RE2 Inc., developer of robotic manipulator arms, has received a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to design inflatable underwater manipulator arms for the U.S .Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR), the company announced in an Oct. 28 release. During the Phase I program, RE2 will design a lightweight inflatable underwater manipulation system for autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). The inflatable manipulator arms will be designed as a payload for AUVs. Ultimately, the arms will be used as a collaborative robotic system to assist explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) divers in dismantling waterborne improvised explosive devices and […]

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