Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) & Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
Stimulate technological innovation.
Meet Federal research and development needs.
Foster and encourage participation in innovation and entrepreneurship by women and socially or economically disadvantaged persons.
Increase private-sector commercialization of innovations derived from Federal research and development funding.
Foster technology transfer through cooperative R&D between small businesses and research institutions.
SBIR Spotlight: Enduralock Fasteners
Fasteners (nuts, bolts, safety wire, cotter pins, etc.) haven't seen significant modernization for decades yet they contribute to significant maintenance failures and delays for aircraft, vehicles, and Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE). Enduralock has developed new fasteners that will counteract many of the commonly established failure modes of legacy fasteners, while providing maintainers with new secure, aircraft-grade parts that can eliminate traditional securing methods like safety wire and cotter pins. Stealthwerx is partnering with Enduralock to bring these fasteners to Whiteman and champion their proliferation throughout AFGSC.