LAUNCH VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 21813
Amount: $299,732.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Berner, Lanphier And Assoc Inc
7315 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 429w, Bethesda, MD, 20814
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steven Berner
 President
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE GOVERNMENT HAS INITIATED A NUMBER OF PROGRAMS TO IMPROVE U.S. LAUNCH VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY. THESE PROGRAMS ARE CURRENTLY FOCUSED ON MEETING GOVERNMENT LAUNCH REQUIREMENTS. IF THESE PROGRAMS ARE ALSO TO BENEFIT THE COMMERCIAL LAUNCH INDUSTRY, COMMERCIAL REQUIREMENTS MUST BE INTEGRATED INTO THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE PHASES OF DEVELOPMENT. THIS PROJECT WILL ASSESS THE COMMERCIAL APPLICABILITY OF GOVERNMENT LAUNCHERS AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS. WE WILL ASSESS HOW WELL PROPOSED VEHICLES ARE MATCHED TO FUTURE MARKET REQUIREMENTS, HOW WELL NEW VEHICLES OR TECHNOLOGIES MEET IDENTIFIED NEEDS OF COMMERCIAL USERS AND COMMERCIAL LAUNCH PROVIDERS, AND HOW COMPETITIVE THE SYSTEMS WILL BE IN THE FUTURE COMMERCIAL LAUNCH MARKET. WE WILL IDENTIFY OPPORTUNITIES TO ENHANCE THE COMMERCIAL APPLICABILITY OF VEHICLE OR TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS, AND WILL DEVELOP STRATEGIES TO IMPLEMENT THE IMPROVEMENTS. WE WILL ALSO DEVELOP TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER MECHANISMS THAT OCST CAN USE TO FACILITATE THE TRANSFER OF GOVERNMENT-DEVELOPED LAUCHER TECHNOLOGIES TO THE COMMERCIAL SECTOR. FINALLY, WE WILL PROVIDE OCST WITH ANALYTIC TOOLS AND DATABASES FOR ONGOING ASSESSMENT OF THE COMMERCIAL APPLICABILITY OF GOVERNMENT LAUNCH TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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