Small Business Forum

Monday, June 25 0930- 1200

One of the most important elements of the NSMMS & CRASTE is the Small Business Forum and associated opportunities to network. We invite you to engage and maximize your opportunities to team with other companies and do business with the government.

The goal of this forum is to facilitate the interaction of small businesses and universities with larger "prime" contractors and SBIR agencies based on similar interests that relate to specific materials/performance metrics relevant to NASA and the Department of Defense. Additionally, we will provide you connections and resources within the government SBIR agencies in order for you to start your interaction with or assist you along the path of meaningful interactions with a variety of the SBIR offices. We are confident you will make the correct contacts with regard to technology needs and transfer, in order to foster future communication, innovation, and partnerships.

Small businesses and universities attending the forum will have the opportunity to explore the potential for aligning their capabilities with Prime and with NASA/DoD needs, as well as extend their own research efforts to areas essential to next generation space and missile applications. To facilitate the exchange of information between the small businesses and the primes, we have arranged for 15 minute "one-on-one" sessions. Since this is a short amount of time small business representatives should be prepared to provide appropriate literature that clearly describes their capabilities, POC information, and any other information that might be useful for forging collaborations. If you would like to participate please use the form below to select the companies you would like to meet with. Please also complete this prep sheet and send it to Amy Voisard at by 8 June. You will be contacted a week or two before the event with your schedule. Please note that the forum will be held on Monday morning this year so please plan your travel accordingly.

If you are a prime and are interested in having a table at the Small Business Forum, please contact Amy Voisard at 937-479-4255 or

Prime and SBIR Agency Participants

The following Primes and SBIR agencies have confirmed:

Aerojet Rocketdyne

POC: Mr. Paul Marchol
Phone: 916-956-0038
Web Address:

Materials, composites, manufacturing techniques, and analytical techniques involved with advanced materials for solid, liquid, hypersonic, and electric propulsion. Examples Include: Erosion resistant materials for oxidizing and aluminized propellants; advanced insulators, structural materials, coatings, carbon-carbon, ceramic matrix composites, ceramics, advanced refractory metals, superalloys, light metals, corrosion resistance, elastomers, properties generation for advanced materials, and analytical techniques for complex composites.

Ball Aerospace

POC: Mr. Dave Wood
Phone: 303-939-4119
Web Address:

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. provides imaging, communications, and information systems, products, software, and services to government and commercial aerospace customers.

The Boeing Company

POC: Ms. Tracie Ross
Web Address:

EO&T enhances Boeing's growth and productivity by driving technical and functional excellence across the enterprise. Its primary objectives are to support the company's business units by delivering competitively protected and environmentally progressive technology that is ready when needed, providing highly disciplined and efficient engineering and operations and supplier management support that ensures program success. The organization pays particular attention to ensuring the success of development programs, and strives to attract, develop and retain a world-class technical and functional work force.


POC: Ms. Susan Nichols, Program Director
Phone: 703-526-4170
Web Address:

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) was established in 1958 to prevent strategic surprise from negatively impacting U.S. national security and create strategic surprise for U.S. adversaries by maintaining the technological superiority of the U.S. military. To fulfill its mission, the Agency relies on diverse performers to apply multi-disciplinary approaches to both advance knowledge through basic research and create innovative technologies that address current practical problems through applied research. DARPA's scientific investigations span the gamut from laboratory efforts to the creation of full-scale technology demonstrations in the fields of biology, medicine, computer science, chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics, material sciences, social sciences, neurosciences and more. As the DoD's primary innovation engine, DARPA undertakes projects that are finite in duration but that create lasting revolutionary change.

Lockheed Martin

POC: Suraj Rawal, Ph.D., Technical Fellow
Phone: 720-496-5802
Web Address:

Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMC) is one of the world's largest defense and aerospace contractors, and manufactures many high-technology fielded systems for the U.S. defense establishment. The companies of LMC develop materials, processes, and advanced manufacturing technologies for aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, rockets, and ground-based systems.

Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Advanced Research SBIR/STTR

POC: Dr. Douglas Deason
Phone: 256-955-2020
Web Address:

MDA Advanced Research (MDA/DV) administers MDA's SBIR and STTR programs, which are the fourth largest in the Department of Defense. The agency's focus for the SBIR and STTR programs is to pursue technologies that could spur a revolutionary leap or enhancement, decrease the time required to transform them into actual applications for insertion into the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), and benefit from commercialization of the technology.

Orbital ATK

POC: Mr. Mike Fuller
Phone: 435-230-4964
Web Address:

As a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, Orbital ATK designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world both as a prime contractor and as a merchant supplier. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; satellites and associated components and services; composite aerospace structures; tactical missiles, subsystems and defense electronics; and precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition.


POC: Mr. Ken Knittel
Phone: 520-235-8908
Web Address:

Like other organizations Raytheon has a broad range of interests for materials. Thermal management and structural materials enhancements that allow reduced mass for improved performance ranges. High temperature materials of all types that support high thermal performance of electrical systems, polymers, metals and ceramics are areas of interest. This includes support for all types of applications including structural, electrical and manufacturing.

One-on-One Appointment Set-up

If you would like to participate, please use the form below to select the companies you would like to meet with. Please select your top five picks in ranked order and we will schedule them as space allows.

Point of contact
Choose up to 5 primes/orgs that you wish to meet with in order of priority.