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

DoD 2009.3 SBIR Solicitation Modifications

This solicitation is CLOSED.

Solicitation Text Changes

Important Note: The following modifications have been made to this solicitation since its release to the Internet—July 27, 2009.


OSD topic #OSD09-H25 has been removed from the solicitation.


Within the Air Force instructions, Page AF-10, "Special Instructions for AF Topic AF093C-137" (middle of page), 2nd paragraph of these instructions, 1st sentence (Note: This is actually the 7th paragraph on the page, counting down from the top.) has been changed to read:

The Air Force plans to award four Phase I awards on this topic.


Within the Army instructions, the contact for Medical Research and Materiel Command is now J.R. Myers, (301) 619-7377.


Within the Solicitation instructions, Section 1.1, last paragraph, first sentence has been changed to read:

The Federal SBIR Program is mandated by Public Laws PL 97-219, PL 99-443, PL 102-564, PL 106-554, PL110-235, PL 111-10, and PL 111-43.


Within the Solicitation instructions, Section 1.1, Three Phase Program, first sentence has been changed to read:

This program solicitation is issued pursuant to the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982, PL 97-219, PL 99-443, PL 102-564, PL 106-554, PL 110-235, PL 111-10, and PL 111-43.


Within the Solicitation instructions, the following has been added to Section 5.11, Contractor Commitments, item r, Export Control:

NOTE: Export control compliance statements found in the individual component proposal instructions are not meant to be all inclusive. They do not remove any liability from the submitter to comply with applicable ITAR or EAR export control restrictions or from informing the Government of any potential export restriction as fundamental research and development efforts proceed.


Within Navy Topic #N093-172, the following changes have been made to the 2nd paragraph of the Description section:

  • Line 3: The word "amplifier" as been removed
  • Line 5: The word "Watts" has been replaced with the word "AMPS"
  • Line 6: The number "16" has been replaced with the number "8"
  • Line 7: A new sentence has been added at end of paragraph as follows: "(Should have a minimum of 18 volts, supporting a minimum of 1.1 amps, 8.2 AMPS continuous per hour, sea battery is silver chloride), 4.875 inches, diameter, battery size is 3.25 inches in thickness."

The paragraph now reads as:

The cylinder must provide the ability to replenish the power source (battery cells) of the deployed unit and be robust to support deployment and operational environment. The energy harvesting power system should occupy the same or less volume of space then the current power supply and found in the current "A" size ADAR sonobuoy. The application design should produce enough energy generated by kinetic energy (e.g. sea state 2 to sea state 4) to continuously produce 0.2 -1.4 AMPS of rechargeable energy power energy for storage. The deployed ADAR sonobuoy should be able to function for not less than 8 hours continuous life. (Should have A minimum of 18 volts, supporting a minimum of 1.1 amps, 8.2 AMPS continuous per hour, sea battery is silver chloride), 4.875 inches, diameter, battery size is 3.25 inches in thickness.


Navy topic #N093-224 has been removed from solicitation.


Within the OSD instructions, the first sentence in the Introduction has been changed to read:

The Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Science & Technology) SBIR Program is sponsoring the Defense Health Program Biomedical Technology theme in this solicitation.


Within the OSD instructions, the following text has been added to the end of the Proposal Submission section starting on Page OSD-4:

The following pages contain a summary of the technology focus area, which is followed by the topics.

Defense Health Program Biomedical Technology Focus Area

The Department of Defense is aggressively pursuing unified Force Health Protection and Deployment Health strategies to protect Service members and their families from health hazards associated with military service. Toward that end, DoD is undertaking technology development programs that save lives and promote healthy individuals, units and communities while improving both force morale and warfighting capabilities.

The operational force is exposed to health threats throughout the operational continuum, from CONUS fixed facilities (garrison, base, ashore) through deployment, employment, and redeployment. DoD is developing policy and procedures to assess occupational and environmental health threats for all locations.

When Force Health Protection capabilities are fully implemented, commanders will have a more complete view of potential health threats. Integration of assessments from health databases and other assessments from intelligence (e.g., about land mines, directed enemy fire, fratricide) and safety (e.g., about injuries, vehicle accidents, explosives, aviation mishaps) will provide a framework for identifying future medical technology capabilities necessary for Force Health Protection.

Ensuring the health of the force encompasses several key capabilities:

  • To mobilize, deploy and sustain medical and health support for any operation requiring military services;
  • To maintain and project the continuum of healthcare resources required to provide for the health of the force;
  • To operate in conjunction with beneficiary healthcare; and
  • To develop training systems which provide realistic rehearsal of emergency medical and surgical procedures and unit-level medical operations.
  • These capabilities comprise an integrated and focused approach to protect and sustain DoD's most important resource—its Service members and their families—throughout the entire length of service commitment.

The Office of the Secretary of Defense believes that the small-business community can be effective in developing new technology-based approaches to needs in force health protection. Three broad capability areas of particular interest are tools and techniques for near real-time surveillance of the health threats and health status of the Force, for epidemiology research, and for delivery of health education and training. These are described in more detail below:

  • Health Surveillance Planning and Decision Support Tools: Tailorable and targeted software applications that are integrated into the Military Health System's backbone of installed information systems are the essential enabling technology for surveillance. Applications in the areas of decision support tools, data and knowledge management, information visualization technologies including geospatial tools, and artificial intelligence-based appliqués for essential analyses are needed. It is expected that the applications would produce a comprehensive system of risk based assessments, predictions, and courses-of-action utilizing epidemiological, intelligence, environmental exposure, and health information concerning deployed forces. The applications should also allow for predictive modeling of medical readiness scaleable from individuals to the aggregated Force, given such data streams as reported real and somatic symptoms.
  • New Methods to Monitor Health Status and Clinical Laboratory Data: Monitoring of health status during deployments is necessary to determine etiologic factors of deployment related health change. Data and information analysis tools are needed to collect and harmonize disparate data and information sources and to provide health status surveillance pre- or post-injury to medical information consumers within and outside of military medical channels. Health monitoring should be for a limited set of indicators, and should yield an unambiguous interpretation of health status. Projects are required to have a strong biological basis and be sensitive to changes in health status based on either real-time measurements from warfighters in an operational environment, clinical laboratory data sources, and/or recorded in-patient or out-patient or trauma registry data.
  • Medical Training and Learning Tools: Developing and maintaining skills among the personnel of the Military Health System is an important aspect of deployment health. Advanced distributed learning, simulation-based training and other computer-based training technology should enable all health-care personnel to plan, respond and manage the future medical missions, and should assist medical professionals to maintain clinical knowledge and skills. Tools that can be extended to use by the general military population for proactive preventive medicine are desirable. Tools should be based on existing medical and allied health knowledge, should be universally accessible, should allow for unlimited practice, and should be SCORM-compliant in content and in delivery modalities.


Within Army Topic #A09-138, the last sentence of the Phase I section has been changed to read:

Develop a two threaded MMF description between the logistics thread and combat operation thread to demonstrate the capability of the approach being developed is able to describe and characterize the complex top-down planning process as well as the bottom-up employment process to execute and assess the complex dynamic interaction between the two threads.


Within the MDA Instructions, Page MDA-2, Section Support Contractor Organizations, line 4.:

"Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company" has been changed to read "Lockheed Martin"

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