Increase the effectiveness of your R&D and product development by leveraging DSM’s extensive research project experience and contacts. Partner with DSM to explore new, higher risk technologies.
DSM is an active participant in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The 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.
Since the company's founding in 1998, DSM has been awarded more than forty SBIR contracts from U.S. government agencies. DSM's commercialization of the technologies stemming from these contracts has produced millions in commercial sales.
DSM does not limit its development efforts to government entities. Private customers frequently contract DSM to further develop technology and products. The R&D jobs range from the commercialization of SBIR programs to completely independent contracts. Unfortunately, we are unable to display most of our R&D work on our website due to non-disclosure agreements. Please inquire regarding specific application experience.
DSM is always looking for more commercial R&D opportunities. If precision motion control is critical to the success of your application, we invite you to contact us so that we can discuss our relevant experience. DSM supports both "one-off" custom devices and system designs as well as low-medium production volumes.
NAC DOTC Member
DSM is a proud member of the National Armaments Consortium (NAC), the industry and academia component of the Department of Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium.
The National Armaments Consortium (NAC), is a consortium of over 330 companies and academic institutions brought together to enhance warfighter lethality and survivability by leveraging the nation’s industrial and academia research and development base to advance and expand our military technological superiority.
SBIR / STTR Topics Awarded to DSM
|Non-Inductive Actuation Mechanisms to Reduce Interference with Magnetometer-Based Navigation||Navy||II|
|Parallel Kinematic Actuator with Reduced Size and Improved Performance||OSD||II|
|High Reliability Cryogenic Piezoelectric Valve Actuator||NASA||II|
|Cryogenic Rotary Piezoelectric Motor||NASA||II|
|Novel TVC Mini DAC System||MDA||II|
|Miniature Piezo Semi-Active Seat Damper||Marines||II|
|Vertical Accelerator for Visual-Vestibular Acuity Testin and Training||Navy||II|
|Actuator for a 2 Inch Isolation Cryogenic Valve||NASA||II|
|Design and Development of 3-Way Selector Valve Assemblies with Actuator Systems||NASA||II|
|Piezoelectric Actuated Cryogenic Thermodynamic Vent Valve||NASA||II|
|Compact High Specific Power (HSP) Linear Actuator for Divert and Altitude Control Systems||Navy||II|
|Fast-acting, Compact, Piezoelectric Actuator for Control of Mini-Interceptor||MDA||II|
|Precision Robotic Tomography System||Army||II|
|Rapid Hole Array Using Laser and Mechanical Processes||Air Force||II|
|Miniature Compliant Spatial Parallel Manipulators||BMDO||II|
|Piezoelectric Step and Repeat Hydraulic Motor||DARPA||II|
|A Highly Damped, High Strength, Puncture Resistant Fabric for Multi-threat Protective Uniforms||Army||II|
|Portable Composite Structure and Missile Evaluation||BMDO||I|
|Novel Magnetic Field Sensor||BMDO||I|
|Portable High Efficiency Power Source for Missile Technology||BMDO||I|
|Dissipative Acoustic Arrays for Interior Noise Control||Air Force||I|
|Remotely Detecting Damage in Critical Structural Bolted Joints||BMDO||I|
|Light Weight Controllable Thrust Actuation for Innovative Propulsion System for Missile Defense Interceptors||MDA||I|
|Precision Motorized Cryo/Vacuum Stage||Air Force||I|
|Miniaturized Safe-Fuel Electrically-Controlled Divert & Attitude Control System||BMDO||I|
|Innovative Piezoelectric Air Pump Manufacturing Technology||OSD Navy||I|
|High Power Rotary Actuator for Kinetic Energy Weapons||BMDO||I|
|Active Textiles for Life Support Ensembles and Medical Applications||NSF||I|
|Simplified Solid-State Tehermal Power Generation||BMDO||I|
|Compact Nitinol Hydraulic Actuator for Munitions Control||Air Force||I|