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NOTE: The Solicitations and topics listed on this site are copies from the various SBIR agency solicitations and are not necessarily the latest and most up-to-date. For this reason, you should visit the respective agency SBIR sites to read the official version of the solicitations and download the appropriate forms and rules.


If no search results for your keyword(s) were found, you are encouraged to review Agency omnibus solicitations for additional funding opportunities. Omnibus solicitations are structured to be broad, extensive Programmatic issuances with research areas related to the petitioning Agency and are not limited to predetermined Topics/Subtopics. If upon reviewing you have additional questions, you may consider reaching out to the respective Agency for clarification regarding acceptable proposals (https://www.sbir.gov/agency-contacts).

  1. Focus Area 105: Small Spacecraft Technologies

    Release Date: 11-09-2020Open Date: 11-09-2020Due Date: 01-08-2021Close Date: 01-08-2021

    The concept of distributed spacecraft missions (DSM) involves the use of multiple spacecraft to achieve one or more science mission goals. Small distributed spacecraft acting in cooperation can execute science and exploration missions that would be impossible by traditional large spacecraft operating alone and offer the potential for new concepts in mission design. The goal of this topic is to dev ...

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Focus Area 106: Power, Energy and Storage

    Release Date: 11-09-2020Open Date: 11-09-2020Due Date: 01-08-2021Close Date: 01-08-2021

    Power is a ubiquitous technology need across many NASA missions. Within the SBIR Program, power is represented across a broad range of topics in human exploration, space science, space technology and aeronautics. New technologies are needed to generate electrical power and/or store energy for future human and robotic space missions and to enable hybrid electric aircraft that could revolutionize ...

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Focus Area 107: Robotic Systems for Space Exploration

    Release Date: 11-09-2020Open Date: 11-09-2020Due Date: 01-08-2021Close Date: 01-08-2021

    This focus area includes development of robotic systems technologies (hardware and software) to improve the exploration of space. Robots can perform tasks to assist and off-load work from astronauts. Robots may perform this work before, in support of, or after humans. Ground controllers and astronauts will remotely operate robots using a range of control modes, over multiple spatial ranges (shared ...

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Focus Area 108: Advanced Telescope Technologies

    Release Date: 11-09-2020Open Date: 11-09-2020Due Date: 01-08-2021Close Date: 01-08-2021

    The NASA Science Missions Directorate seeks technology for cost-effective high-performance advanced space telescopes for astrophysics and Earth science. Astrophysics applications require large aperture light-weight highly reflecting mirrors, deployable large structures and innovative metrology, control of unwanted radiation for high-contrast optics, precision formation flying for synthetic apertur ...

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Focus Area 109: Air Vehicle Technology

    Release Date: 11-09-2020Open Date: 11-09-2020Due Date: 01-08-2021Close Date: 01-08-2021

    his focus area includes tools and technologies that contribute to both the Advanced Air Vehicles Program (AAVP) and the Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program (TACP) encompassing technologies in all six Strategic Thrusts within the NASA Aeronautics Mission Directorate (ARMD). AAVP studies, evaluates and develops technologies and capabilities for new aircraft systems, and also explores far-fut ...

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Focus Area 110: Communications and Navigation

    Release Date: 11-09-2020Open Date: 11-09-2020Due Date: 01-08-2021Close Date: 01-08-2021

    NASA seeks proposals to produce high impact developments in communications and navigation technologies to support future space science and exploration missions. Missions are generating ever-increasing data volumes that require increased performance from communications systems while minimizing the impacts to the spacecraft. This requires higher peak data rates from the communications systems, alg ...

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Focus Area 111: Sensors, Detectors, and Instruments

    Release Date: 11-09-2020Open Date: 11-09-2020Due Date: 01-08-2021Close Date: 01-08-2021

    NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) (http://nasascience.nasa.gov/) encompasses research in the areas of Astrophysics, Earth Science, Heliophysics and Planetary Science. The National Academy of Science has provided NASA with recently updated Decadal surveys that are useful to identify technologies that are of interest to the above science divisions. Those documents are available at the followi ...

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Focus Area 112: Airspace Operations and Safety

    Release Date: 11-09-2020Open Date: 11-09-2020Due Date: 01-08-2021Close Date: 01-08-2021

    This focus area includes technologies addressing both the Airspace Operations and Safety Program (AOSP), and NASA's ARMD Strategic Thrusts 1, 5, and 6. AOSP is targeting system-wide operational benefits of high impact for NextGen and beyond, both in the areas of airspace operations and safety management. The SBIR Airspace Operations and Safety Topic is focused on research and technology developme ...

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Focus Area 113: Low Earth Orbit Platform Utilization and Microgravity Research

    Release Date: 11-09-2020Open Date: 11-09-2020Due Date: 01-08-2021Close Date: 01-08-2021

    Use of Low Earth Orbit Platforms for Commercial Technology and Product DevelopmentNASA continues to invest in the near and mid-term development of highly-desirable systems and technologies that provide innovative ways to leverage existing International Space Station (ISS) facilities for new scientific payloads and to provide on-orbit analysis to enhance capabilities. Additionally, NASA is supporti ...

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Focus Area 114: Autonomous Systems for Space Exploration

    Release Date: 11-09-2020Open Date: 11-09-2020Due Date: 01-08-2021Close Date: 01-08-2021

    The exploration of space requires the best of the nation's technical community to provide the technologies that will enable human and robotic exploration beyond Low Earth Orbit (LEO): to establish a lunar presence, to visit asteroids, to extend human reach to Mars, and for increasingly ambitious robotic missions such as a Europa Lander. Autonomous Systems technologies provide the means of migratin ...

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
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