Space Micro Inc. said March 22 that it received the Tibbetts Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The award recognizes excellent work in technology, and goes to participants in the government’s Small Business Innovation Research program.
SBA Administrator Karen Mills presented the honor during a ceremony in Washington, D.C., where she cited Space Micro as a “poster child” for successfully commercializing its work. Chief Executive Officer David Strobel said Space Micro was the only San Diego small business recognized.
Space Micro specializes in developing technologies to protect satellite electronics from radiation damage for clients such as NASA and U.S. Department of Defense agencies. Space Micro has 44 employees.
— Brad Graves