SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH PROGRAM
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.
TQS has been very successful in completing SBIR R&D work that has led to the following products available for continued development or expansion through SBIR Phase III (sole source) contracts:
Intermittent Fault Detection and Isolation System (IFDIS): TQS can build and deliver new IFDIS systems or expand the current fielded systems through the development of an additional Test Program Sets (TPSs). A new system or TPS allows IFDIS technology to be deployed to diagnose faults in additional Line Replaceable Unit (LRU)/Wing Replaceable Assembly (WRA) chassis. More information on IFDIS is located under Advanced Systems.
Contingency Acquisition Support Model (cASM): cASM assists DoD personnel in automating the pre-contract award Requirements Definition and Approval portion of purchasing/acquisitions. TQS is currently supporting cASM on a Phase III SBIR contract. Although cASM is used in a contingency environment, it can be adapted to non-contingency operations as well (CE, Base support, FEMA, etc.). Agencies wishing to utilize cASM can contract with TQS via an SBIR Phase III to customize cASM for their agency’s specific needs. More details on cASM can be found under Enterprise Software.