Logis-Tech, inc. (LTi) was competitively awarded an SBIR Phase I (Concept Feasibility) contract in December 1990 by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to develop a cost-effective aircraft protection system utilizing dehumidification technology. During Phase I, LTi began developing its Environment Stabilization System (ESS®) for controlling the environment in which aircraft are stored by monitoring and controlling the relative humidity within the storage envelop. As a result of successful performance during Phase I, LTi was competitively awarded a Phase II (Concept Definition) contract which was completed in April of 1995. During Phase II, LTi further defined its approach to arresting the effects of moisture induced corrosion on aircraft, its systems and subsystems and ground support vehicles.
Pursuant to the Small Business Innovation Research Program Policy Directive, any Federal agency may enter into a Phase III, non-competed sole source awarded contract (SBIR Phase III Contract) for additional work with follow-on non-SBIR funded awards. One of the primary purposes of the SBIR Phase III Contract is for the Federal Government to recoup on its investment in the technology developed under Phase I and Phase II and to grow the economy by supporting the small businesses in the SBIR Program.