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

DoD 2009.A STTR 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—January 27, 2009.


The last paragraph of section 6.2 of the solicitation Preface has been changed to read:

Any modification or revision may not make the proposal longer than 25 pages (excluding the cost proposal and Company Commercialization Report). Notwithstanding the above, a late modification of an otherwise successful proposal which makes its terms more favorable to the Government will be considered at any time it is received and may be accepted.


Section 5.3 Phase I Report of the preface has been updated to include information regarding the DTIC SBIR Technical Reports Submission Toolkit (http://www.dtic.mil/trtoolkit).


The following "ITAR Restriction" statement has been removed from Army topics A09A-T016 and A09A-T017:

"The technology within this topic is restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), which controls the export and import of defense-related material and services. Offerors must disclose any proposed use of foreign nationals, their country of origin, and what tasks each would accomplish in the statement of work in accordance with section 3.5.b.(7) of the solicitation."


Within the solicitation preface, the 3rd sentence of section 3.5b(7) has been changed to read:

"All resumes will count toward the 25-page limitation."


The following "ITAR Restriction" statement has been removed from Army topics A09A-T028 and A09A-T029:

"The technology within this topic is restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), which controls the export and import of defense-related material and services. Offerors must disclose any proposed use of foreign nationals, their country of origin, and what tasks each would accomplish in the statement of work in accordance with section 3.5.b.(7) of the solicitation."


The following paragraph has been added to the beginning of the DESCRIPTION section of Navy Topic #N09-T029:

Small, sensor-equipped and microcomputer-driven tags that may be attached directly to large marine animals have led to a wealth of information on the behavior and distribution of marine mammals, and investing in tag development, testing and evaluation is an important Navy S&T focus area. The Navy is required to comply with environmental legislation that protects marine mammals. Information on marine mammal distribution and behavior directly informs required environmental compliance documentation and mitigation measures for Naval training and operations. Archival tags that record behavioral and environmental variables have been the backbone of marine mammal tagging efforts since the mid-1980's. They provide detailed time series data often sampled every few seconds; however, recapture of the animal is typically necessary to recover the tag and retrieve data. Recapture of some marine mammals is not possible, only possible at certain times of year, for others it is always very difficult, all of which limits the number of animals and species that can be tagged. Further, the stress of recapture is probably better avoided. Recently, satellite-linked tags have been developed that record information on an animal's location, dive behavior and environment, summarize the data and transmit it back to researcher in near-real-time via the Argos or Iridium satellite systems without the need for recapturing the animal. However, these tags are expensive and the slow data transmission rates for satellite communication necessitate the transmission of summarized data which limit the type of questions that can be addressed. There is a need in the field for a cost-effective device that enables investigators to retrieve archival and/or satellite-linked electronic tags, which will significantly increase the numbers of animals and species that can be investigated and greatly enhance our understanding of this group of animals.

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