Chemical - Biological Defense (CBD-SBIR)
Army Research Office
An SBIR program limited to chemical and biological defense topics.
- Army advertises interest in specific research topics.
- Small businesses offer proposals addressing topics.
- Successful proposals awarded Phase I support for 6 months' work.
- Successful Phase I projects compete for 2 years' additional support in Phase II.
Technology Maturity Level
Early developmental, some basic science.
Phase I, up to $70K; Phase II, up to $730K. [Some Phase I transitional funds available.]
$6.5M in FY01.
Format Requirements for Topic Submission
USAMRMC submits relatively short (one to two pages) narratives describing proposed Phase I topics.
Criteria for Selecting Topics
- Cannot be used simply to fill gaps in normal program
- Must allow contractor reasonable degree of independence
- Must require contractor innovation
- Must fulfill a current military need.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
- Military relevance
- Technical merit, innovation
- Potential for commercial exploitation
- Staff qualifications.
- Develop candidate topics for Phase I
- Review proposals for Phase I, Phase II
- Monitor projects during execution.
|USAMRMC closing date for topic ideas
|USAMRMC topic submissions to ARO
|Public solicitation opens
|Public solicitation closes
|USAMRMC closing date for proposal reviews
USAMRMC Recent History
Approximately two topics, two Phase I awards per year.
Program has high visibility with Congress, financed by a tax on all 6.1 – 6.3 research funds.
- Miniaturized Sample Preparation Module
- Hand-held RCC Chemical Agent Water Monitor
- Development of a Miniaturized Biological Detector
- Field-deployable Chemical Point Detection Network
- A Novel Composite Fabric for CBW Deactivation and Protection
- Development of Human Skin Model for Sulfur Mustard Research
- Chemical Destruction of Chemical Warfare Agents and Toxic Materials in a Mobile Solvent-free Reactor Based on Reactive Nanoparticle Technology
- Predicting Performance of Protective Clothing Systems.