The next Broad Agency Announcement from the Air Force SBIR/STTR Program signals a major shift.
With the release of the 18.1/18.A BAA, which goes into pre-release on November 29, the number of topics being published by the Air Force should now be fairly consistent throughout all three BAA cycles during the year. Traditionally, the Air Force had most or all of its topics in the first cycle.
In the fall edition of the Advantage newsletter, Air Force SBIR/STTR Operations Manager Heather Gudorf talks about how spreading out the topics – to roughly 70 or so, per cycle – has advantages for all stakeholders.
Other highlights of this issue include:
- A feature about a Virginia company that is developing a process to overcome GPS-contested environments by using radio frequency signals as a source of positioning information;
- An update on how the program has boosted its support for commercialization; and
- The story of a Delaware business that pulled together a team to bridge the gap between newer smart weapon sensors and the ability to fully exploit those improved capabilities.
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