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NASA Seeks Better Ways to Transfer Space Technology to Private Sector

NASA Chief Technologist Robert Braun


NASA is seeking information from potential partners who could provide no-cost brokerage services for intellectual property transactions, such as patent brokering, to help transfer NASA-owned technologies into the U.S. marketplace.

“Technology transfer always has been an important objective of America’s aeronautics and space program,” said NASA Chief Technologist Bobby Braun at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “We want to accelerate the agency’s efforts to get groundbreaking technologies and innovations from development efforts out into commercial markets. We’re asking for information from broker services on how they might help us do this, without any cost to the taxpayer.”


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  • September 22, 2010
NASA Selects 9 Small Business Technology Transfer Projects


WASHINGTON — NASA has selected nine proposals for negotiation of Phase 2 contract awards in the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. The selected projects have a total value of approximately $5.4 million.

The contracts will be awarded to nine hi-tech firms partnered with nine universities in 12 states:

Bossa Nova Technologies LLC, Venice, CA
University of California, Los Angeles
Microwave Detection of Laser Ultrasonic for Non-Destructive Testing

Brimrose Corporation of America, Sparks, MD
Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
Development of Novel, Optically-Based Instrumentation for Aircraft System Testing and Control

CFD Research Corporation, Huntsville, AL
University of Florida, Gainesville
Numerical Simulation of Rocket Exhaust Interaction with Lunar Soil

Invocon, Inc., Conroe, TX
Iowa State University, Ames
Distributed Leak Detection System Using Structure-Borne Noise

Kopin Corporation, Taunton, MA
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
InN-Based Quantum Dot Solar Cells

Los Gatos Research, Mountain View, CA
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Novel Instrumentation for Rocket Propulsion Systems

Luna Innovations Incorporated, Roanoke, VA
University of Alabama, Huntsville
Post Process Characterization of Friction Stir Welded Components

Qualtech Systems, Inc., Wethersfield, CT
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Engineering Next Generation Launch Systems for Supportability

Sigma Research and Engineering Corp., Lanham, MD
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Ultra Compact Cloud Physics Lidar for UAV Platforms


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  • April 13, 2008