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 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. As the session with the primes will only be 15 minutes in length, 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.
Preference will be given in one-on-one sign-ups to those who fill out a
one-on-one prep sheet
Completed prep sheets should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9 June.
If you are a prime and are interested in participating in the Small Business Forum at a one-on-one Table, please contact Michelle Williams at 937-554-4632 or email@example.com.
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 & Technologies Corp. provides imaging, communications, and information systems, products, software, and services to government and commercial aerospace customers.
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.
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 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.
POC: Dr. Douglas Deason
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.
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.
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.