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Solicitation Number: NIST-13-SBIR
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Location: Acquisition Management Division
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Special Notice
Added: Nov 09, 2012 3:30 pm
Proposals will be sought from small business firms for participation in the NIST Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. The SBIR is a three-phase program which implements Public Law 102-564, the Small Business Research and Development Enhancement Act of 1992. The pending solicitation, SBIR, includes subtopics describing research needed to extend technologies developed by NIST for the purpose of commercializing the NIST technology as well as subtopics describing NIST mission-related research that directly support a NIST project that can be achieved by a small business.

The purpose of Phase I is to conduct feasibility related experimental or theoretical research and development (R&D) in order to determine the scientific or technical merit/feasibility of concepts/ideas as prerequisite for further NIST support under Phase 2 of the SBIR Program. Phase I awards will have a maximum value of $90,000.00. The following are the research topics available for the SBIR Phase I FY 2013

Advanced Tactile Sensing Technology for Robotic Hands
Angularly Sensitive Detectors for Transmission Scanning Electron Microscopy
Bragg Grating Enhanced Narrowband Single Photon SPDC Source
Comparison of Privacy-enhancing Technologies and Features
Development of an SCAP Validation Tool with APIs
Electronics System for Microscale Thermo- gravimetric Nanoparticle Analysis
Enabling Secure BIOS on Enterprise Systems
Flowing Water Optical Power Meter for Laser Measurements
High Temperature Thermocouple and Radiation Thermometer Vacuum Furnace
Highly Multiplexed Spectroscopic Ellipsometer for In-line Process Control
Life Cycle Impact Analysis Tool for Sustainable Manufacturing
Model-based Smart Manufacturing of Composite Materials
Nanoparticle Separation: Magnetic Field Opposing a Buoyant Density Gradient
Recirculating Temperature Wave Focusing Chromatography
Single-Photon Avalanche Diodes with > 95 % Efficiency
Three-Dimensional Test Materials for Solid Supports
Workflow Engine for Smart Manufacturing

Release of the NIST 2013 SBIR solicitation is anticipated around December 4, 2012. Electronic copies of the solicitation will be located at No mailing list will be kept and no hard copies will be available. Any and all amendments to the solicitation will be posted on the website. A public website will be available where technical questions may be submitted by the interested parties and answer provided by NIST experts will be posted. This public Q & A will be available during the open solicitation period at All other questions regarding the solicitation must be submitted via e-mail to Ms. Dana Rae Graham at . Checking the FedBizOpps website for amendments to the solicitation and answers to submitted question is the total responsibility of the individual or firm proposing.

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Dana Rae Graham,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 3019753978
Micole A. Cheatham,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 3019758335