Army SBIR|STTR Awardees

U.S. Army awards funding for seven small businesses to support crucial needs

Published: 08/06/2021

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army is awarding contracts through its Small Business Innovation Research Program to seven small businesses to develop new innovations that support Soldiers. Each company will receive up to $1.7 million in Phase II contracts for an 18-24 month period to focus on the development, demonstration and delivery of innovation from their initial Phase I awards.

The Army SBIR program provides contract opportunities for U.S.-based small companies to tackle challenges to some of the Army’s most critical modernization priorities. This round of awards is part of an Army effort to identify new solutions in network technology sensors, position, navigation and timing.

“It’s exciting to have these companies transition their technology to a Phase II, as this is a crucial step toward commercialization,” said Dr. Matt Willis, director of Army Prize Competitions and the Army Applied SBIR Program in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology. “These are solutions that clearly align with Army modernization priorities, and our partnership aims to get these technologies into the hands of Soldiers as soon as possible.”

These companies were awarded contracts for the following SBIR topics:

  • CreareLLC (Hanover, New Hampshire) for the Universal Personnel Water Supply Monitor
  • Echo Ridge (Sterling, Virginia) for the Multi-Solution Location Determination System to be Operational in a GPS Denied Environment for Static, Dynamic and Autonomous Systems Under Test
  • GIRD Systems Inc. (Cincinnati, Ohio) for the Continuous-Time DSP Using Configurable Devices
  • Human Systems Integration (East Walpole, Massachusetts) for the TacDOCK: Highly Integrated Peripheral Solutions for PEO soldier in Support of TacPAN-A
  • IERUS Technologies (Huntsville, Alabama) for the Continuous-Time Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Using Reconfigurable Devices
  • IntellisenseSystems Inc. (Torrance, California) for the Enhanced Neural Network for Target Recognition Improvement (ENNTRI)
  • Polaris Sensor Technologies (Huntsville, Alabama) for the Machine Learning for Munitions

To capitalize on small-business innovation and respond to the most urgent defense and Army modernization needs, the Army Applied SBIR Program releases contract opportunities on an ad hoc, rolling basis. This flexibility and timeliness for emerging needs maximizes the initial cash flow for small businesses and minimizes the time to contract.

In addition to the aforementioned contract, the Army Applied SBIR Program has also announced a new contract opportunity in Holistic Wind Correction for Aviation Targeting. The official submission period opened July 21 and closes Aug. 24 at noon EST.

To learn more about this topic and the Army Applied SBIR Program, visit the Army SBIR Program website.

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics & Technology provides the American Soldier with a decisive advantage in any mission by developing, acquiring, fielding and sustaining the world’s finest equipment and services, and by leveraging technologies and capabilities to meet current and future Army needs.

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