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Navy SBIR/STTR Success Stories

Success in SBIR/STTR is measured in a number of ways (impact, cost savings, and/or benefit to the small business), but it is most measured as the value of “Phase III” or “commercialization”. Phase III includes products, services, Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) or any combination thereof, including testing and evaluation of products, services or technologies. Although no government SBIR/STTR set-aside funds are involved, Phase III funding can come from the government (mission dollars) and/or the private sector.
To date, the Department of the Navy has funded over $7.7 billion to commercialize SBIR/STTR technologies. The Success Stories below are a sample of Navy Phase III projects and their impact to the Department and the associated small business.
    
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Investment
Phase III ValueYear
3 Phoenix, Inc. (Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems)VAN04-138Real-time Data Fusion and Visualization Interface for Environmental Research DataNAVSEA$3,582,336$146,189,9932021
3E Technologies International, Inc. (Ultra Electronics)MDN02-042Low-Cost Wireless Shipboard Local Area NetworkNAVSEA$810,400$48,557,4382021
Areté AssociatesFLN96-150Electro-Optical (EO) Wave Imaging SystemNAVSEA$3,723,861$168,683,0352021
ATA Engineering, Inc.CAN141-082Non-Linear Behavior Models for Design of Carbon-Carbon Composite ComponentsSSP$1,149,284$2,998,2112021
Azure Summit Technology, Inc.VAN141-065Large Time Band Width Product Signal Acquisition ProcessorsONR$889,813$48,971,4072021
L3Harris - Adaptive MethodsFLN03-146Surface Ship Undersea Warfare (USW) Sonar Data FusionNAVSEA$3,732,342$110,702,0162021
W5 Technologies, Inc.AZN122-148Deployable Multi-Band Radio Base StationNAVWAR$2,094,769$3,232,2942021
3 Phoenix, Inc. (Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems)MAN07-070Distributed Sensor System InnovationsONR$2,537,146$130,584,5412020
Areté AssociatesFLN06-013COBRA Automatic Obstacle Detection (AOD)NAVSEA$1,899,253$51,273,1552020
Aurora Flight Sciences CorporationVAN10A-T039Integration of PALACE and Touchdown Planning Methods for Landing CUAS at Unprepared SitesONR$99,884$485,044,4622020
Creare LLCNHN06-T023A Compact Swaging Machine for Aircraft Carrier Purchase Cable A Compact Swaging Machine for Aircraft Carrier Purchase Cable TerminalsNAVAIR$1,523,497$10,322,4692020
Innovative Defense TechnologiesVAN05-163Tools for Rapid Insertion or Adaptation of Combat System CapabilitiesNAVSEA$1,272,125$89,455,2932020
L3Harris Chesapeake Sciences CorporationMDN05-125Compact Towed Array (CTA)NAVSEA$1,224,179$199,388,8982020
Progeny Systems CorporationVAN151-036Next Generation Electronic Warfare Human Machine Interface (HMI) for SubmarinesNAVSEA$1,278,015$22,726,5442020
Propel LLCRIN122-134Seam Engineering: Stitchless Seam Technology and human centered design processNAVSEA$648,870$495,6972020
Sedna Digital Solutions, LLCVAN05-059High Fidelity Front End Simulation for Complex Physics-Based Processing SystemsNAVSEA$2,946,125$83,123,1972020
Seemann Composites (Materials Sciences Corporation)PAN112-142Advanced Structural Development for Naval Hovercraft RampsNAVSEA$1,649,934$31,356,1852020
Beacon Interactive SystemsMAN05-160eTagOut: Enhancing Shipboard Safety for Maintenance Activities through Advanced Software TechnologyNAVSEA$2,921,175$930,0002019
ES3 - Engineering & Software System Solutions, Inc.GAAF131-190Cold Spray TechnologyNAVAIR$2,769,931$02019
Etegent Technologies, Ltd.OHN07-116Nlign Damage Mapping SystemNAVAIR$3,256,644$39,9882019
Innovative Technology, Inc.CAN07-122Kinetic Metallization (KM)NAVAIR$3,381,831$525,0002019
Lynntech Inc.TXN132-093On-Demand Hypoxia TrainerNAVAIR$4,335,304$1,858,4342019
Metamagnetics Inc.MAN111-080Frequency Selective LimitersONR$2,095,483$9,000,0002019
Progeny Systems CorporationMDN121-045Maritime, Airborne, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) IntegrationNAVAIR$79,514$46,344,3722019
Soar Technology Inc.FLN161-007SkyFall: Immersive Parachute Descent Procedure, Malfunction, & Decision-Making Training SystemNAVAIR$900,620$575,0002019
Stottler Henke Assoc., Inc.CAN96-232The Operator Machine Interface Assistant (OMIA)NAVAIR$1,074,998$20,205,6032019
Structural Composites, Inc.FLN091-049Composite Hull for 7-meter Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RIB) Combatant CraftNAVSEA$1,099,330|$10,403,1162019
Toyon Research Corp.GAN111-016Simulation of the Locations and Attack of Mobile Enemy Missiles (SLAMEM)NAVAIR$2,749,527$5,270,2542019
Bihrle Applied ResearchVAN08-005Math Model Upgrade Solution for Flight SimulatorsNAVAIR$2,162,593$315,7802018
C3I, Inc.NHN04-081Aviation Lighting System Control Panel Set (ALS-CPS) and the Advanced Communication and Control System (ACCS®)NAVAIR$2,400,000$23,000,0002018
Dragonfly Pictures, Inc. (DPI UAV Systems)PAN131-039Unmanned Multi-Rotor Aerial Relay (UMAR)NAVSEA$2,650,000$4,230,0002018
Mercury Defense Systems Fka KOR Electronics Defense & Intelligence ElectronicsCAN06-036Advance Techniques for Digital Radio Frequency Memory (DRFM)NAVAIR$2,399,715$78,726,1952018
METSS CorporationOHN04-160Synthetic Lubricating & Hydraulic OilNAVSEA$1,830,205Est. DON Savings $100M2018
Technical Data Analysis, Inc.VAN08-006Aircraft Component Tracking System (ACTS)NAVAIR$2,728,110$8,342,6662018
Thermal Wave Imaging, Inc.MIN092-097Large-Standoff, Large-Area Thermography (LASLAT) for Rotor Blade Inspections (LASLAT) for Rotor Blade InspectionsNAVAIR$2,674,267$810,9452018
HydronalixAZN102-182Maritime Critical Infrastructure Protection and Security Unmanned Surface VesselNAVAIR$1,245,896$5,100,0002017
InfraScan Inc.PAOSD
04-DH4
Infrascanner Portable Medical Diagnostic DeviceMCSC$843,113$7,000,0002017
Midé Technology CorporationMAN04-073HydroActive Shaft Sealing TechnologyNAVSEA$2,683,029$41,739,7782017
Mikros Systems, Inc.PAN02-039Adaptive Diagnostic Electronic Portable Testset (ADEPT)NAVSEA$2,091,331>$100M2017
Progeny Systems CorporationVAN96-278MK 54 MOD 1 Lightweight Torpedo (LWT)NAVSEA$744,737$396,780,5342017
TICOM Geomatics/CACITXN07-187SHIFTER Processor for Radio Frequency (RF) Signal Location and MappingNAVWAR$1,100,000$2,800,0002017
Adaptive Methods Inc.VAN08-057Full-Spectrum USW/SUW Data FusionNAVSEA$147,600$312,5002016
Kent Optronics Inc.NYN08-161Wide Field-of-View Foveal-Night Vision Goggle RetrofitNAVSEA$849,972$2,029,3562016
Midé Technology CorporationMAN01-023Wireless Vibration Recorder (WVR)NAVAIR$749,057$800,000+2016
KCF Technologies, Inc.PAN093-190Opportunistic Energy Harvesting for Submarine Wireless SensorsNAVSEA$545,321$20,000,0002015
Lynntech Inc.TXN092-132Advanced Hybrid Energy System for Wet and Dry SubmersiblesNAVSEA$1,795,321>$20,000,0002015
Optical Physics CompanyCAN08-073Optical Celestial Navigation System for High Speed, High Altitude OperationONR$1,031,620$3,000,0002014
Out of the Fog Research LLCCAN07-149Extended Frequency Range Wide Band RF Distribution System for Shipboard SystemsNAVWAR$1,700,000$10,300,0002014
Princeton Power Systems, Inc.NJN07-130Reduced Power Electronics Subassembly Size, Weight, and Footprint Using Silicon Carbide and AC-link TechnologyNAVSEA$1,277,515$25,000,0002014
Techno-Sciences, Inc.MDSOCOM
02-006
Integrated Maritime Surveillance SystemNAVWAR$1,349,658$71,045,6562014
Trex Enterprises CorporationCAN02-104Daytime Electronic Stellar ImagingNAVWAR$3,318,965$16,276,1422014
Vehicle Control Technologies, Inc.VAN06-186Compact, Lightweight Sensor Handling System for Unmanned VehiclesNAVSEA$864,896$9,100,0002014
3 Phoenix Inc.VAN04-138iPON Based Real Time Synchronization and Fusion TechnologyONR$3,582,336$97,518,3682013
Aptima, Inc.MAN07-089CoVE - Collaborative Visualization EnvironmentONR$836,382$2,261,9222013
Areté AssociatesFLN96-150Development of an EO Wave Imaging System on the Pelican AircraftONR$3,723,861$34,788,6822013
Basic Commerce and Industries Inc.NJN06-072Modular Software Architecture for Advanced Weather RadarsONR$571,723$6,645,8512013
C3I, Inc.NHN04-081Advanced Lighting System (ALS®)/Advanced Communication and Control System (ACCS®)NAVSEA$797,931$8,115,0002013
Creare Inc.NHN06-T023A Compact Swaging Machine for Aircraft Carrier Purchase Cable TerminalsNAVAIR$1,523,497$3,208,9592013
Cybernet Systems CorporationMIN01-093Advanced Personal Communicator (APC) and the Shipboard Wireless Maintenance Assistant (SWMA)NAVSEA$696,923$6,749,4142013
Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Inc.PAN05-046Multi-Sensor Data Fusion System (MSDFS)NAVSEA$1,852,092$3,767,5272013
Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Inc.PAN08-057Network Centric Data Fusion (NCDF)NAVSEA$1,599,403$3,333,6432013
Impact TechnologiesPAN03-105Machinery Health Monitoring for Shipyard ProductivityONR$829,918$2,877,8992013
Innovative Defense TechnologiesVAN05-163Tools for Rapid Insertion or Adaptation of Combat System CapabilitiesONR$2,338,947$26,795,7652013
KCF Technologies, Inc.PAN07-076Ultra-Compact Power Harvesting for Self-Powered Aircraft SensorsONR$815,641$3,350,0002013
L3Harris Chesapeake Sciences CorporationMDN05-125Compact Towed ArrayNAVSEA$1,224,178$10,137,5012013
Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc.HIN99-171Near Real-Time Installation Modeling of Cables and Sensor Arrays Deployed from a Towed BodyNAVWAR$850,000$15,150,0002013
Metron, Inc.VAN89-017Development of a Multiple Warfare Architectural Assessment ModelNAVWAR$573,800$78,576,5002013
Midé Technology CorporationMAN04-073HydroActive Bulkhead Shaft SealNAVSEA$2,683,029$11,406,8572013
MIKEL, Inc.MAN05-149Combat Systems of the FutureNAVSEA$1,098,001$3,122,3342013
MikrosPAN02-039Multiple Function Distributed Test and Analysis Tool (MFDAT)NAVSEA$1,100,636$9,016,1852013
Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.NJN00-116Efficiency Improvements in Modular Ocean Wave Powered GeneratorsONR$1,054,730$54,941,2302013
Pathfinder SystemsCON03-190Marine Common Aircrew Trainer PrototypeNAVAIR$3,347,441$23,797,9802013
Plasan US (formerly KaZaK Composites)MAN04-213Hybrid Stanchions and Stanchion Accessories for CLF ShipsNAVSEA$850,000$53,446,7172013
Promia, Inc.CAN99-167Intelligent Agent Security Module (IASM)NAVWAR$2,900,000$34,950,3902013
Real-Time InnovationsCAN05-139Data Distribution Service (DDS) Performance, Portability, and SecurityNAVAIR$898,506$19,401,0352013
Scientific Solutions, Inc.NHN02-207/1Swimmer Detection Sonar Network: Transportable System and Cost-Saving EnhancementsONR$3,826,903$11,127,4992013
Sierra Lobo, Inc.OHN01-T005Cryo-Force Power-Cell™ (Cryogenic Power System for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles)ONR$513,306$5,097,0002013
Syntonics LLCMDN07-149RF-over-Fiber Links for the Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW)NAVWAR$1,309,826$23,979,7642013
Thermal Wave Imaging, Inc.MIN06-T011Comprehensive Inspection of Turbine Hot Section Blades and Vanes Using Active ThermographyNAVAIR$474,977$3,600,0002013
Trident SystemsVAN01-136Digital Cellular-Phone Transceiver-based Foliage Penetration Interferometric SAR for EO/IR Sensor Fusion ATRONR$834,318$18,503,0102013
Aerodyne Research, Inc.MAN03-227Aerosol Mass Spectrometer (AMS) for Sampling of Aerosol Particles in Real-timeONR$849,000$7,500,0002011
Diversified Technologies, Inc.MAN98-003Advanced Solid State High Repetition Rate ModulatorONR$1,200,000$42,000,0002011
Triton Systems, Inc.MAN02-207/2Fire Retardant Blast Mitigation for Sea VesselsONR$524,000$21,000,0002011