Program

The Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition is a one-of-a-kind place to experience first-hand the future of the Navy and Marine Corps. Whether you see it in the exhibit spaces, hear it during a Tech Talk, or experience it during a 1-on-1 or networking event you’ll see why we are focused on mobilizing a new generation of government, industry, and academic innovators.

All FST events are located in the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell. UMass Lowell is also offering guided tours of key research facilities on Tuesday afternoon, April 9, before the FST begins and again on Friday morning, April 12, after the FST concludes. FST exhibits are located on the arena floor and on the concourse level around the arena. Tech Talks will take place in Club Rooms at the far end of the concourse level and in the Talon Club Room off the lobby entrance (next to the ticket booths). This year we are excited to have two great Keynote Speakers, a leader in robotics and Artificial Intelligence, a panel of United States Air Force Program Executive Officers from nearby Hanscom Air Force Base, and key leaders from the Naval Sea Systems Command’s Warfare Centers – all keynote addresses and panel sessions will present from the FST Stage, at the opposite end of the arena from where you arrived. Don’t forget to set up a 1-on-1 meeting with one of our 107 participating small business or a Navy Technology Transfer representative in the Align Credit Union Pavilion – sign up here.

 

FST Schedule-at-a-Glance

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

4:15 pm – 6:00 pm UMass Lowell Research Facilities Tours
Pre-FST Event, open to FST attendees, indicate facility preferences during Registration
Learn more here

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

8:00 am – 10:00 am FST Exhibit Hall Open
Tsongas Center Arena Floor & Concourse Level
9:00 am – 10:00 am 1-on-1 Meetings with STP Small Business available
Align Credit Union Pavilion, Tsongas Center concourse level
8:40 am – 10:00 am FST “Tech Talks”
See breakout below for times & location
10:15 am – 10:45 am

FST Welcome and Keynote Introduction
Mr. Robert Smith, Director DoN SBIR/STTR
Dr. Michael E. Vayda, Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Massachusetts Lowell

10:45 am – 11:15 am FST Keynote
Dr. Helen Greiner, Highly Qualified Expert for Robotics, Autonomous Systems, and AI
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology
11:15 am – 12:00 pm FST Panel Session
A Small Business View from Outside (Pending, Invited)
Moderator: Dr. Rich Carlin, SES, Naval Accelerator, Office of Naval Research
Panelist: Ms. ML Mackey, Beacon Interactive Systems
Panelist: Mr. Tony Mulligan, Hydronalix Inc.
Panelist: Mr. Rich Carroll, Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch and Networking – on your own
Tsongas Center Concessions open for your convenience
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm FST Exhibit Hall Open
Tsongas Center Arena Floor & Concourse Level
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm 1-on-1 Meetings with STP Small Business available
Align Credit Union Pavilion, Tsongas Center concourse level
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm FST “Tech Talks”
See breakout below for times & location
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm FST Panel Session
U.S. Air Force Program Executive Offices
Invited: Brig. Gen. Michael J. Schmidt, USAF, Program Executive Officer for Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, and Networks (AFLCMC)
Invited: Mr. Steven D. Wert, Program Executive Officer Digital (formerly PEO Battle Management) (AFLCMC)

Thursday, April 11, 2019

8:00 am – 11:00 am FST Exhibit Hall Open
Tsongas Center Arena Floor & Concourse Level
9:00 am – 11:00 am 1-on-1 Meetings with STP Small Business available
Align Credit Union Pavilion, Tsongas Center concourse level
9:00 am – 11:00 am FST “Tech Talks”
See breakout below for times & location
11:15 am – 11:45 am

FST Welcome and Keynote
RADM David J. Hahn, USN, Chief of Naval Research

11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Keynote Speakers
Invited: The Honorable Lori Trahan, U.S. Representative for the 3rd District of Massachusetts
Invited: The Honorable Karyn Polito, Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch and Networking – on your own
Tsongas Center Concessions open for your convenience
12:30 pm – 4:00 pm FST Exhibit Hall Open
Tsongas Center Arena Floor & Concourse Level
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 1-on-1 Meetings with STP Small Business available
Align Credit Union Pavilion, Tsongas Center concourse level
2:00 pm – 4:10 pm FST “Tech Talks”
See breakout below for times & location
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm FST Panel: Advanced and Additive Manufacturing
TBD

Friday, April 12, 2019

9:00 am – 10:30 am UMass Lowell Research Facilities Tours
Post-FST Event, open to FST attendees. Indicate facility preferences during Registration
Learn more here

Tech Talk Clusters & Descriptions

The Department of the Navy’s SBIR/STTR Transition Program (STP) Team is pleased to announce the following “Tech Talk” clusters for the 2019 FST in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Lowell Research Institute, April 10-11, 2019, at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell. Tech Talks are presented on 131 SBIR/STTR projects, from 105 exhibiting small businesses. Download a copy of the 2019 FST Tech Talk Schedule.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – Morning Session

8:40 AM – 10:00 AM
Talon Club Room
  UAS-UAV
A variety of technologies supporting UAS-UAV system components, flight operations, and operator training
  8:40 AM Host Introduction
  8:50 AM Bevilacqua Research Corporation, N151-020 (NAVAIR)
  9:00 AM Scientific Applications & Research Associates, Inc., N151-026 (NAVAIR)
Open Cluster Packet 9:10 AM JEM Engineering LLC, N152-081 (NAVAIR)
  9:20 AM Optimax Systems, Inc., N152-106 (NSMA)
  9:30 AM Adaptive Immersion Technologies, N162-090 (NAVAIR)
  9:40 AM TiER1 Performance Solutions LLC, N162-090 (NAVAIR)
  9:50 AM SubUAS LLC, N16A-T025 (ONR)
8:50 AM – 10:00 AM
Club Room East
  Composite Materials in Manufacturing
Novel use of composite materials, including metals, in Navy and Marine Corps equipment; includes failure analysis technology
  8:50 AM Host Introduction
  9:00 AM Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd., MDA05-068 (NAVAIR)
  9:10 AM Kennon Products, Inc., N06-016 (NAVAIR)
  9:20 AM Pacific Engineering, Inc., N141-041 (NAVSEA)
  9:30 AM Triton Systems, Inc., N151-002 (MARCOR)
  9:40 AM Great Lakes Sound & Vibration, Inc., N152-101 (NAVSEA)
  9:50 AM Global Engineering Research and Technologies, N161-010 (NAVAIR)
8:50 AM – 10:00 AM
Club Room West
  Maritime Operations & Maintenance (O&M)
Novel technologies that support and enhance ship and submarine operations, including repairs
  8:50 AM Host Introduction
  9:00 AM METSS Corporation, N04-160 (NAVSEA)
  9:10 AM Materials Sciences Corporation, N161-023 (NAVFAC)
  9:20 AM Interphase Materials, Inc., N161-041 (NAVSEA)
  9:30 AM Boston Engineering Corporation, N161-044 (NAVSEA)
  9:40 AM Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd., N161-069 (ONR)
  9:50 AM ReliaCoat Technologies LLC, N16A-T019 (ONR)
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Club Room North
  Satellite Communications
Novel systems and technologies improving satellite and space-based communication
  9:00 AM Host Introduction
  9:10 AM Vulcan Wireless, Inc., AF083-193 (SPAWAR)
  9:20 AM SA Photonics, Inc., N122-146 (SPAWAR)
  9:30 AM HYPRES, Inc., N142-118 (ONR)
  9:40 AM Teqnovations LLC, N151-076 (ONR)
  9:50 AM Metamagnetics, Inc., N152-123 (SPAWAR)

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – Afternoon Session

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
Club Room East
  ASW/Sonobuoy Technology
Advancements in undersea sensors, sonar, and sonobuoys; includes novel Magnetic Anomaly Detection capability
  2:00 PM Host Introduction
  2:10 PM VIP Sensors, N151-011 (NAVAIR)
  2:20 PM ARiA, N151-034 (NAVSEA)
  2:30 PM White River Technologies, Inc., N152-117 (ONR)
  2:40 PM SeaLandAire Technologies, Inc., N161-001 (NAVAIR)
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Club Room North
  Mission Execution/Risk Analysis Software Tools
Software tools to improve operations through model analysis and optimization; includes methods to reduce risk in logistics operations
  2:00 PM Host Introduction
  2:10 PM Sonalysts, Inc., N101-004 (ONR)
  2:20 PM Fuse Integration, Inc., N121-106 (SPAWAR)
  2:30 PM Tactical Edge, N152-122 (ONR)
  2:40 PM Systems Technology, Inc., N15A-T006 (NAVAIR)
  2:50 PM Toyon Research Corporation, N161-004 (NAVAIR)
2:00 PM – 3:10 PM
Club Room West
  Expeditionary Support Equipment
Novel materials and equipment supporting expeditionary operations including power generation, counter-fire sensors, water purification, and shelters
  2:00 PM Host introduction
  2:10 PM Hyperion Technology Group, Inc., N142-086 (MARCOR)
  2:20 PM Altex Technologies Corporation, N151-001 (MARCOR)
  2:30 PM Midé Technology Corporation, N153-124 (MARCOR)
  2:40 PM Triton Systems, Inc., N153-127 (MARCOR)
  2:50 PM Wecoso LLC, N153-129 (MARCOR)
  3:00 PM Windlift, N153-129 (MARCOR)
2:00 PM – 3:20 PM
Talon Club Room
  Additive Manufacturing
Technologies related to additive manufacturing/3D printing; includes novel materials, innovative methods and unique uses for this technology
  2:00 PM Host Introduction
  2:10 PM Sciaky, Inc., N142-125 (SSP)
  2:20 PM Lynntech, Inc., N143-128 (NAVSUP)
  2:30 PM Sentient Science Corporation, N152-109 (ONR)
  2:40 PM Keystone Synergistic Enterprises, Inc., N15A-T007 (NAVAIR)
  2:50 PM Applied Optimization, Inc., N15A-T008 (NAVAIR)
  3:00 PM Triton Systems, Inc., N161-038 (NAVSEA)
  3:10 PM Applied Optimization, Inc., N161-071 (ONR)
2:50 PM – 4:00 PM
Club Room East
  Advanced Materials Manufacturing and Optics/Metrology
Manufacturing and metrology of conformal and electro-optic sensor windows; includes technologies related to ceramics, metals for hypersonic uses, and Tungsten powders
  2:50 PM Host Introduction
  3:00 PM CeraNova Corporation, N152-104 (NSMA)
  3:10 PM Optimax Systems, Inc., N152-107 (NSMA)
  3:20 PM OptiPro Systems LLC, N152-107 (NSMA)
  3:30 PM nGimat LLC, N15A-T010 (NAVSEA)
  3:40 PM Vacuum Process Engineering, Inc., N15A-T010 (NAVSEA)
  3:50 PM Materials Research & Design, N161-046 (NAVSEA)
3:00 PM – 3:50 PM
Club Room North
  Self-Defense/Countermeasures
Aircraft and ground-based warning systems plus improvements in countermeasure technologies
  3:00 PM Host Introduction
  3:10 PM Forward Photonics LLC, N112-089 (NAVAIR)
  3:20 PM TDA Research, Inc., N151-025 (NAVAIR)
  3:30 PM SA Photonics, Inc., N152-116 (ONR)
  3:40 PM Forward Photonics LLC, N152-121 (ONR)
3:10 PM – 4:00 PM
Club Room West
  Positioning, Navigation, & Timing Technologies
Technologies supporting shipboard landing and alternatives to the Global Positioning System (GPS)
  3:10 PM Host introduction
  3:20 PM GIRD Systems, Inc., N14A-T009 (NAVAIR)
  3:30 PM Physical Optics Corporation, N152-112 (ONR)
  3:40 PM Charles River Analytics, Inc., N161-002 (NAVAIR)
  3:50 PM Systems Technology, Inc., N161-056 (ONR)
3:20 PM – 4:00 PM
Talon Club Room
  Automated Test Equipment & Supply Chain Risk Analysis
Analytical tools for automated system testing and supply chain evaluation
  3:20 PM Host Introduction
  3:30 PM A.T.E. Solutions, Inc., N162-106 (NAVAIR)
  3:40 PM Technology Service Corporation, N162-106 (NAVAIR)
  3:50 PM ObjectSecurity LLC, N163-D02 (SPAWAR)

Thursday, April 11, 2019 – Morning Session

9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
Club Room East
  Cyber & Secure Communications Technologies
Improvements in cyber security and a novel clandestine communication capability
  9:00 AM Host Introduction
  9:10 AM QuickFlex, Inc., N152-096 (NAVAIR)
  9:20 AM JPAnalytics LLC, N161-068 (ONR)
  9:30 AM BlueRISC, Inc., N161-070 (ONR)
  9:40 AM Star Lab Corporation, N162-115 (NAVSEA)
9:20 AM – 11:00 AM
Talon Club Room
  Warfighter Health & Safety
A broad array of equipment safety improvements and personal protective equipment, including a hypoxia training device and portable blood platelet system
  9:20 AM Host Introduction
  9:30 AM SAFE, Inc., N101-026 (NAVAIR)
  9:40 AM Lynntech, Inc., N132-093 (NAVAIR)
  9:50 AM Intelligent Automation, Inc., N143-126 (NAVSUP)
  10:00 AM Propel LLC, N143-127 (NAVSUP)
  10:10 AM Triton Systems, Inc., N152-110 (ONR)
  10:20 AM QorTek, Inc., N153-126 (MARCOR)
  10:30 AM METSS Corporation, N153-126 (MARCOR)
  10:40 AM CFD Research Corporation, N161-064 (ONR)
  10:50 AM Triton Systems, Inc., N163-D01 (MARCOR)
9:30 AM – 10:40 AM
Club Room West
  RF Power Modules
Advancements in power component and circuit technologies supporting microwave, radar, and communications systems
  9:30 AM Host Introduction
  9:40 AM Freedom Photonics LLC, N152-085 (NAVAIR)
  9:50 AM Kyma Technologies, Inc., N151-046 (NAVSEA)
  10:00 AM Colorado Engineering, Inc., N151-057 (NAVSEA)
  10:10 AM Nuvotronics, N161-031 (NAVSEA)
  10:20 AM ThermAvant Technologies LLC, N161-052 (NAVSEA)
  10:30 AM GeneSiC Semiconductor, Inc., N161-066 (ONR)
9:50 AM – 11:00 AM
Club Room East
  Optical Communications
Technologies supporting laser, fiber optics, and free space communication capabilities; includes RF over Fiber and coaxial cable replacement options
  9:50 AM Host Introduction
  10:00 AM Boston Micromachines Corporation, A06-T005 (SPAWAR)
  10:10 AM Freedom Photonics LLC, N152-090 (NAVAIR)
  10:20 AM LightSpin Technologies, Inc., N15A-T011 (NAVSEA)
  10:30 AM SA Photonics, Inc., N161-029 (NAVSEA)
  10:40 AM Photonic Systems, Inc., N161-034 (NAVSEA)
  10:50 AM SA Photonics, Inc., N16A-T024 (ONR)
9:50 AM – 11:00 AM
Club Room North
  Mission Planning Tools, including JMPS
Improvements to Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) components and tools supporting maritime operations planning and execution
  9:50 AM Host Introduction
  10:00 AM STILMAN Advanced Strategies, N03-202 (NAVSEA)
  10:10 AM Charles River Analytics, Inc., N091-082 (ONR)
  10:20 AM Charles River Analytics, Inc., N141-019 (NAVAIR)
  10:30 AM Daniel H. Wagner, Associates, Incorporated, N151-071 (ONR)
  10:40 AM Daniel H. Wagner, Associates, Incorporated, N161-015 (NAVAIR)
  10:50 AM Charles River Analytics, Inc., N162-133 (ONR)

Thursday, April 11, 2019 – Afternoon Session

2:00 PM – 3:10 PM
Talon Club Room
  System/Structural Health Monitoring
Novel systems and methods of detecting, monitoring, and assessing the health and damage of aerospace structures and systems
  2:00 PM Host Introduction
  2:10 PM JENTEK Sensors, Inc., N06-020 (NAVAIR)
  2:20 PM Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation, N101-095 (ONR)
  2:30 PM (ES3) Engineering & Software System Solution, Inc., N121-043 (NAVAIR)
  2:40 PM Metis Design Corporation, N161-009 (NAVAIR)
  2:50 PM Acellent Technologies, Inc., N162-100 (NAVAIR)
  3:00 PM Redondo Optics, Inc., N162-100 (NAVAIR)
2:10 PM – 3:00 PM
Club Room East
  Decision Aid-Intelligence/DCGS
Tools supporting improved intelligence analysis, assessment, and operations
  2:10 PM Host Introduction
  2:20 PM DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation, AF141-054 (SPAWAR)
  2:30 PM Vigilant Cyber Systems, Inc., N141-078 (ONR)
  2:40 PM Charles River Analytics, Inc., N15A-T017 (ONR)
  2:50 PM Charles River Analytics, Inc., N162-131 (ONR)
2:10 PM – 3:10 PM
Club Room North
  Power Generation, Storage & Control
Technologies supporting aircraft and shipboard power and energy storage needs, including onboard power distribution
  2:10 PM Host Introduction
  2:20 PM PC Krause and Associates, Inc., N103-207 (NAVAIR)
  2:30 PM Creare LLC, N152-097 (NAVFAC)
  2:40 PM Paragon Space Development Corporation, N152-099 (NAVSEA)
  2:50 PM San Diego Composites, Inc., N152-118 (ONR)
  3:00 PM Continuous Solutions LLC, N16A-T012 (NAVSEA)
2:20 PM – 3:00 PM
Club Room West
  Sensor Electronics-Airborne Systems
Specialized technologies to improve imagery, analysis, and electronic warfare systems on aircraft and UAVs
  2:20 PM Host Introduction
  2:30 PM Mayachitra, Inc., N14A-T008 (NAVAIR)
  2:40 PM Mayachitra, Inc., N161-013 (NAVAIR)
  2:50 PM Freedom Photonics LLC, N162-082 (NAVAIR)
3:00 PM – 4:10 PM
Club Room East
  Modeling & Simulation – Design Tools
A variety of M&S technologies supporting design improvements through emulation and analysis
  3:00 PM Host Introduction
  3:10 PM SimVentions, Inc., N05-053 (NAVSEA)
  3:20 PM Scalable Network Technologies, Inc., N08-225 (SPAWAR)
  3:30 PM Real-Time Innovations, Inc., N111-054 (NAVSEA)
   3:40 PM Innoveering LLC, N153-131 (SSP)
  3:50 PM Kord Technologies, Inc., N15A-T002 (NAVAIR)
  4:00 PM Continuum Dynamics, Inc., N15A-T002 (NAVAIR)
3:10 PM – 4:00 PM
Club Room West
  Sensor Electronics-Maritime
From atmospheric conditions to undersea uses this cluster includes advancements in sensor technology supporting software and processing, and novel components to enhance capabilities
  3:10 PM Host Introduction
  3:20 PM Intelligent Automation, Inc., N11A-T021 (SSP)
  3:30 PM Intellisense Systems, Inc., N151-038 (NAVSEA)
  3:40 PM Bodkin Design & Engineering LLC, N151-053 (NAVSEA)
  3:50 PM Sonalysts, Inc., N161-025 (NAVSEA)
3:10 PM – 4:00 PM
Club Room North
  Battery/Power Technologies
New and novel power sources for sensors and undersea applications; addresses high-temperature and heat transfer concerns
  3:10 PM Host Introduction
  3:20 PM Physical Sciences, Inc., N151-048 (NAVSEA)
  3:30 PM eM-TECH, Inc., N151-068 (ONR)
  3:40 PM K2 Energy Solutions, Inc., N151-073 (ONR)
  3:50 PM Bettergy Corp., N161-030 (NAVSEA)
3:10 PM – 4:10 PM
Talon Club Room
  Aircraft Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) Technologies
Supporting various air vehicle maintenance, repair, and overhaul needs, these technologies address corrosion, composites, structural health and upgraded materials
  3:10 PM Host Introduction
  3:20 PM (ES3) Engineering & Software System Solution, Inc., AF131-190 (NAVAIR)
  3:30 PM Luna Innovations Incorporated, N161-017 (NAVAIR)
  3:40 PM Texas Research Institute Austin, Inc., N161-017 (NAVAIR)
  3:50 PM UES, Inc., N162-088 (NAVAIR)
  4:00 PM CAMX Power LLC, N162-097 (NAVAIR)