About Funding Programs

SBIR - Small Business Innovation Research

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

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STTR - Small Business Technology Transfer

Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) is another program that expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development (R&D) arena. Central to the program is expansion of the public/private sector partnership to include the joint venture opportunities for small businesses and nonprofit research institutions. The unique feature of the STTR program is the requirement for the small business to formally collaborate with a research institution in Phase I and Phase II. STTR's most important role is to bridge the gap between performance of basic science and commercialization of resulting innovations.

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SBIR/STTR Data Protections

The Sentient Science research that is listed below is protected by the SBIR/STTR Data protection. This is one of the most unique and important protections accorded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) firms. These protections apply to all phases of the SBIR and STTR programs. The government receives a limited nonexclusive license, or right to use, SBIR/STTR Data, but such use cannot include disclosing it in any way. This nondisclosure obligation is accompanied by a protection period.

More details on these protections can be found at sbir.gov

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Funding Awards

Award TitleAgencyPhaseSBIR NumberAward Date
Advanced Intelligent Web-Based Options to Acquire and Analyze Aircraft Health and Test DataDepartment of DefensePhase IN082-122-0997September 18, 2008
Advanced Manufacturing TechnologiesDepartment of DefensePhase IIL2-0088April 20, 2017
Advanced Manufacturing TechnologiesDepartment of DefensePhase IL152-001-0115September 30, 2015
Advanced Seal Technology for Helicopter Drive System ApplicationDepartment of DefensePhase IA122-076-0409October 30, 2012
Aircraft Electrical Power System Diagnostics and Health ManagementDepartment of DefensePhase IN064-007-0164August 1, 2006
Apply Modelica Language to Multi-physics Applications on HPC and Cloud PlatformsDepartment of EnergyPhase I215456February 17, 2015
Automated Reasoner Technology for Managing Military AircraftDepartment of DefensePhase IN061-023-0573April 26, 2006
Automated Reasoner Technology for Managing Military AircraftDepartment of DefensePhase IIN061-023-0573August 16, 2007
Bioelectronic Fusion Sensor SystemDepartment of DefensePhase IN14A-019-0155August 4, 2014
Cognitive Technology for Advanced MaintenanceDepartment of DefensePhase IN062-108-0637November 20, 2006
Developing and validating a model to understand mixed lubrication regions for fluid-film bearingsDepartment of DefensePhase IN12A-010-0343June 25, 2012
Development of In-Process Monitoring Closed-Loop Feedback for Use in Aluminum Alloy Additive Manufacturing (AM) ApplicationsDepartment of DefensePhase IA171-003-1417October 20, 2017
Effective Diagnostics for Dynamic Operating EnvironmentsDepartment of DefensePhase IN052-104-0082November 7, 2005
Embedded Health Monitoring for Propulsion Control System ActuatorsDepartment of DefensePhase IIN052-094-0081April 12, 2007
Embedded Health Monitoring for Propulsion Control System ActuatorsDepartment of DefensePhase IN052-094-0081September 22, 2005
Enhanced Prediction of Gear Tooth Surface Fatigue LifeNational Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPhase I094657January 29, 2010
Fatigue Crack Initiation Prediction Tool for Rotorcraft Spiral Bevel GearsDepartment of DefensePhase IA103-169-0326January 13, 2011
Fatigue Crack Initiation Prediction Tool for Rotorcraft Spiral Bevel GearsDepartment of DefensePhase IIA2-4877January 27, 2012
Fault-to-Failure Progression Modeling of Propulsion System and Drive Train Bearings for Prognostic and Useful Performance Life Remaining PredictionsDepartment of DefensePhase IIN022-0819January 13, 2004
Fault-to-Failure Progression Modeling of Propulsion System and Drive Train Bearings for Prognostic and Useful Performance Life Remaining PredictionsDepartment of DefensePhase IN022-0819
Gearbox Load and Life Simulation SoftwareDepartment of DefensePhase IN091-017-0548April 27, 2009
Gearbox Load and Life Simulation SoftwareDepartment of DefensePhase IIN091-017-0548September 20, 2010
Health Management for Gas Turbine Engine Accessory ComponentsDepartment of DefensePhase IF061-171-1843April 12, 2006
Health Management for Gas Turbine Engine Accessory ComponentsDepartment of DefensePhase IIF061-171-1843April 16, 2007
High Performance Cage Sensors for Rolling Element Bearing Health MonitoringDepartment of DefensePhase IIF061-094-1832April 24, 2007
High Performance Cage Sensors for Rolling Element Bearing Health MonitoringDepartment of DefensePhase IF061-094-1832May 3, 2006
Improved Design Package for Fracture Mechanics AnalysisDepartment of DefensePhase IF141-075-1532June 24, 2014
Innovative Materials/Concepts for Grease Lubricated BearingsDepartment of DefensePhase IN052-089-0080October 11, 2005
Innovative Processing Techniques for Additive Manufacture of 7000 Series Aluminum Alloy ComponentsDepartment of DefensePhase IN18A-005-0017May 24, 2018
Methodology for the Real-Time Management of Aero Gas Turbine Engine Usage DataDepartment of DefensePhase IF051-188-0727March 18, 2005
Model Updating and Uncertainty Management for Aircraft Prognostic SystemsNational Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPhase I084293
Model Updating in Online Aircraft Prognosis SystemsNational Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPhase II053247December 4, 2006
Model Updating in Online Aircraft Prognosis SystemsNational Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPhase I053247January 26, 2006
Modeling to Quantify Improved Durability of Superfinish Gear ProcessingDepartment of DefensePhase IN11A-007-0270August 15, 2011
Modeling to Quantify Improved Durability of Superfinish Gear ProcessingDepartment of DefensePhase IIN11A-007-0270March 6, 2013
Multi-functional Integrated Drive System Sensor(MIDSS) for RotorcraftDepartment of DefensePhase IA122-098-0392October 25, 2012
Predictive Modeling Tools for Metal-Based Additive ManufacturingDepartment of EnergyPhase I215798February 15, 2015
Prognostic & Health Management (PHM) Technologies for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)Optimized PHM System for Unmanned Aerial VehiclesDepartment of DefensePhase IN101-006-1460May 12, 2010
Prognostic Wear Prediction Tool for BlackHawk Hanger BearingsDepartment of DefensePhase IA043-077-0363December 8, 2004
Prognostic Wear Prediction Tool for BlackHawk Hanger BearingsDepartment of DefensePhase IIA043-077-0363November 10, 2005
Prognostic&Health Management (PHM) Technologies for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)Optimized PHM System for Unmanned Aerial VehiclesDepartment of DefensePhase IIN101-006-1460April 11, 2011
Reliability Centered Additive Manufacturing Design FrameworkDepartment of DefensePhase IIN152-109-0462June 7, 2017
Reliability Centered Additive Manufacturing Design FrameworkDepartment of DefensePhase IN152-109-0462November 2, 2015
SBIR Phase I: Analytical Modeling and Performance Prediction of Remanufactured Gearbox ComponentsNational Science FoundationPhase I1215280July 1, 2012
SBIR Phase II: Analytical Modeling and Performance Prediction of Remanufactured Gearbox ComponentsNational Science FoundationPhase II1330900August 15, 2013
Spline Health Prognosis via Physics Based Modeling Coupled with Component Level TestsDepartment of DefensePhase IN093-170-0771January 20, 2010
Spline Health Prognosis via Physics Based Modeling Coupled with Component Level TestsDepartment of DefensePhase IIN093-170-0771March 16, 2011
Strategic Monitoring of Spacecraft Mechanical Parts AssembliesDepartment of DefensePhase IB045-022-0120July 21, 2004
Strategic Monitoring of Spacecraft Mechanical Parts AssembliesDepartment of DefensePhase IIB045-022-0120September 30, 2005
Surface Engineering Technologies for Improved Gear EfficiencyDepartment of DefensePhase IA121-022-0688July 19, 2012
Validation Tools and Data for PHM TechnologiesDepartment of DefensePhase IN041-028-0072April 28, 2004
Validation Tools and Data for PHM TechnologiesDepartment of DefensePhase IIN041-028-0072July 18, 2005
Vibration Analysis of Rotating Plant MachineryDepartment of DefensePhase IF073-135-1477May 28, 2008
Vibration Analysis of Rotating Plant MachineryDepartment of DefensePhase IIF073-135-1477September 24, 2010
Voice Transformation and DetectionDepartment of DefensePhase IF071-087-1415April 26, 2007
Wind Energy Reliability and Cost Reduction:Wind Turbine Health Monitoring SystemsDepartment of EnergyPhase II83133
Wind Energy Reliability and Cost Reduction:Wind Turbine Health Monitoring SystemsDepartment of EnergyPhase I83133