The U.S. Air Force (AF) invites small business firms to submit proposals under this Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO) for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. Firms with the capability to conduct research and development (R&D) in the AF-related topics described in Section 10.1 and to commercialize the results of that R&D are encouraged to participate. Note that this solicitation includes only one type of effort, Direct-to-Phase II.
This CSO seeks innovative, commercial technologies proposed to create new AF solutions or potential new capabilities fulfilling requirements, closing capability gaps, or providing potential technological advancements. This CSO may result in the award of prototype projects, which include not only commercially available technologies fueled by commercial or strategic investment, but also concept demonstrations, pilots, and agile development activities incrementally improving commercial technologies, existing Government-owned capabilities, or concepts for broad defense application(s). Please refer to Attachment 1 for a description of COVID-19 Focus Area Interests.