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AGENCY: Department of Commerce

OFFICE ADDRESS: 100 Bureau Drive, Building 301, Room B129, Mail Stop 1640 Gaithersburg MD 20899-1640

SUBJECT: NIST Small Business Innovation Research Program, Fiscal Year 2010

CLASSIFICATION CODE: A - Research &Development


CONTACT: Maria M. Gray, Contract Specialist, Phone (301)975-5577, Fax (301)975-8884, Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Mario A. Checchia, Contract Specialist/Contracting Officer, Phone 301-975-8407, Fax 301-975-2541, Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SETASIDE: Total Small Business

PLACE OF PERFORMANCE ADDRESS: 100 Bureau Drive Gaithersburg, MD



NOTICE TEXT: Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Acquisition Management Division - DESCRIPTION -Proposals will be sought from small business firms for participation in the NIST Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. The SBIR Program is a three-phase program which implements Public Law 102-564, the Small Business Research and Development Enhancement Act of 1992. The pending Solicitation, SBIR, includes subtopics describing research needed to extend technologies developed at NIST for the purpose of commercializing the NIST technology as well as subtopics describing NIST mission-related research that directly support a NIST project that can be achieved by a small business.. The purpose of Phase 1 is to conduct feasibility related experimental or theoretical research or research and development (R&D) in order to determine the scientific or technical merit/feasibility of concepts/ideas as prerequisite for further NIST support under Phase 2 of the SBIR Program. Awards under the SBIR Phase 1 will be eligible to compete for the SBIR Phase 2 contracts. SBIR Phase 1 awards will have a value of $90,000.00. The following are the research topics available for the SBIR Phase 1 FY 2010 solicitation: Microfluidic Palette for Cellular Response to Chemical Stimuli Ultra-rapid microtiter plate reader with "detectorless" electrophoresis detection Multi-well cell culture plate for oxygen measurement and control Miniaturized Magneto-Optical Trap for Advanced Timing ApplicationsVertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes for Thermal Detectors Ultra-thin NbN films for superconducting detectors Non-linear crystals for photon pair to be efficiently coupled into single mode optical fiber Pulse Tube Cryocoolers Optimized for Cooling Massive Payloads A Common Platform for MicroRobotics Research Massively parallel high temperature probe system for wafer-level reliability testing Instrument for Characterization of Environmental Soot Aggregates Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers for Atomic Clocks Printed Circuit card Assembly (PCA) Testability Coverage Analysis in a Three-Dimensional Visualization Environment Improved VUV Lamp Table-Top Broadband VUV Source for Radiometry High Resolution Hyperspectral Imager Compact Parametric Down Conversion-Based Source of Entangled Photon Pairs Sound Static Security Analyzer for Software Signal Processing Methods for High-Dimensional Microsensor Data Streams Analysis of New WWVB Modulation Schemes for Future Broadcast RFID-Integrated Sensor Systems High-frame rate, foveated 3D imaging system Self-Calibrating Camera Networksfor Rapid Deployment 3D Imaging Sensor System for Robotic Platform Avoiding parasitic currents on MEMS devices Dynamic Six Degree of Freedom (6DOF) Vision System Nanoscale Sidewall Imaging Filling the Gaps in Nanoscale Length Standards Sustainability Performance Analysis Tools for Evaluating Manufacturing Processes High Efficiency, Photon number resolving Visible Light Photon Counters (VLPC) Standard OWL Reasoning Support for Physical Quantities and Units 3-Dimensional Visualization of Printed Circuit card Assembly (PCA) Tin Whisker Risk Assessment High-efficiency Photomixers for CW Terahertz Generation Decision support tools for Sustainable Manufacturing Tensile Pulse Generator for Heated Kolsky Bar Apparatus Integrated Actuator for contact Resonance AFM High speed and high sensitivity quadrant photodetector Anion exchange resins for chirality-based separation of single-wall carbon nanotubes Elevated Temperature Microbalance Instrument for Nanomaterial Characterization Barrier Fabrics for Fire Safe Furniture and Mattresses Sustainable Manufacturing Maturity Modeling Tool Development Ontologies for Enterprise Level Security Metrics -----The NIST 2010 solicitation will be issued on or about November 2, 2010 and will close January 22, 2010. Electronic copies of the solicitation will be located at the site No mailing lists will be kept and no hard copies will be available. Any and all amendments to the solicitation will be posted at the above website. A public website will be available where technical questions may be submitted by the interested parties and answers provided by NIST experts will be posted. All other questions regarding the solicitation must be submitted by email to Maria Gray at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Amendments to the solicitation and answers to submitted questions are the total responsibility of the individual or firm proposing. Contracting Office Address: 100 Bureau Drive, Building 301, Room B125, Mail Stop 1640 Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-1640

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