Two NASA SBIR Firms Receive Tibbetts Awards
Two of our very own awardees, Techshot, Inc. and StormCenter Communications, were recipients of the 2015 Tibbetts Awards. The "Tibbies", as they are affectionately known, are awarded annually to firms, projects, organizations and individuals which exemplify the very best in SBIR achievement.
Techshot, Inc. has had two technologies fly in space within 9 months of each other, and another technology acquired in that time frame. Their Bone Densitometer is currently helping NASA understand the effects of microgravity on the human body. Techshot, Inc. also developed a Life Science Research Sample Transfer Technology, which allows NASA astronauts to conduct on-orbit analysis in real time by making it possible to transfer liquid samples to analytical platforms in microgravity, as opposed to having to wait for the sample to return to Earth for testing. Additionally, they had their Multipurpose Variable-gravity Platform technology acquired by NASA. This device has been designed to house, control and provide environmental control for a wide variety of experiments aboard the ISS.
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StormCenter Communications received a Phase III contract for their GeoCollaborate technology, a patent-pending tactical collaborative geospatial intelligence solution (GIS). This technology not only advances GIS technologies, but also revolutionizes the way humans interact with maps, data and each other at the same time. GeoCollaborate allows for real-time collaboration, big-data analysis on interactive maps, and visualization of earth science data using 3-D virtual globes. The company sees a broad spectrum of applications for GeoCollaborate in fields in a variety of fields such as weather forecasting, education, transportation and energy management.
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