Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)

DoD 2002.2 SBIR Solicitation

This solicitation is CLOSED.

Important Note: This is the last solicitation to be released in a hard copy format in accordance with the Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA). All future DoD SBIR/STTR solicitations will be available in ELECTRONIC FORMAT ONLY. If you wish to be notified via email of future DoD SBIR/STTR solicitations and events, then simply subscribe to our Listserv.

Program Solicitation

This file contains the proposal preparation instructions and requirements, program description, definitions, methods of selection and evaluation criteria, and contracting information. The Program Solicitation is available in the following formats:

Solicitation Last Modified Format
HTML PDF MS Word
DoD 2002.2 SBIR March 4, 2003 HTML PDF MS Word

Important Note: In addition to following the DoD-wide instructions in the Program Solicitation, proposers must also follow the specific instructions of the DoD Component to which they are applying—see Solicitation Topics below.


Solicitation Topics

These files contain solicitation topics for the participating DoD Components—Army, Navy, DARPA, MDA, OSD and SOCOM. The solicitation topics are the R&D areas under which the DoD Components are seeking proposals. These files also contain the Component-specific instructions and list of DoD scientists and engineers who authored the solicitation topics ("Topic Authors"). The files are available in the following formats:

Important Note: Army topic A02-114 has been withdrawn from the solicitation.

Component Topics Last Modified Format
HTML PDF MS Word
Army March 4, 2003 HTML PDF MS Word
Navy March 4, 2003 HTML PDF MS Word
DARPA March 4, 2003 HTML PDF MS Word
MDA March 4, 2003 HTML PDF MS Word
OSD March 4, 2003 HTML PDF MS Word
SOCOM March 4, 2003 HTML PDF MS Word

Technical Questions: Between May 1 and June 28, 2002, you may talk directly with the Topic Authors to ask technical questions about the topics. Their names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses are listed within each solicitation topic above. For reasons of competitive fairness, direct communication between proposers and topic authors is not allowed starting July 1, when DoD begins accepting proposals for this solicitation. However, proposers may still submit written questions about solicitation topics through the SBIR/STTR Interactive Topic Information System (SITIS)External Link, in which the questioner and respondent remain anonymous and all questions and answers are posted electronically for general viewing until the solicitation closes. All proposers are advised to monitor SITIS (02.2 Q&A) during the solicitation period for questions and answers, and other significant information, relevant to the SBIR 02.2 topic under which they are proposing.

Proposal Cover Sheet and Company Commercialization Report: Your STTR Proposal Cover Sheet (formerly, "Appendix A and B") and Company Commercialization Report must be submitted electronically after March 1, 2002 through the DOD SBIR/STTR Electronic Submission Web Site www.dodsbir.net/submissionExternal Link, as described in Sections 3.4b and 3.4n of the program solicitation.

Solicitation References: contain important information referenced in the solicitation. The references are available in PDF format, and can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat ReaderExternal Link.


If you are unable to download any of these files, please contact the SBIR/STTR Help Desk or phone 866-SBIRHLP (866-724-7457) for assistance. If you wish to be notified via email of future DoD SBIR/STTR solicitations and events, then subscribe to our Listserv.

Important Dates

May 2, 2002
Solicitation issued for public release

July 1, 2002
DoD begins accepting proposals

August 16, 2002
Solicitation closed