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Smart Grade Crossing Monitor System

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Department of Transportation
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2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
International Electronic Machines
850 River St. Troy, NY 12180-1239
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Smart Grade Crossing Monitor System
Agency: DOT
Contract: DTRT57-11-C-10041
Award Amount: $499,954.00


During Phase I, IEM developed a proof of concept for a Smart Grade Crossing Monitor (SGCM) using multispectral imaging technology for enhanced monitoring of highway rail grade crossings to improve safety by providing warnings of significant objects present in the crossing. The Phase I work conclusively demonstrated that multispectral imaging is clearly superior to visible or infrared spectrum imaging when used alone. The Phase II work will develop, test, and validate a fully functional SGCM Prototype. Key components of the Phase II program will include:  Development of final specifications based on the intended end uses for the system.  Final selection of system hardware and fabrication of modular hardware  Installation of the initial hardware at a preselected test site  Collection of test data for use in refining algorithms for detection, tracking, and alerts, interface with communication system, and interface with rail and highway signals and equipment  Install the SGCM Prototype at West Palm Beach, FL in conjunction with ongoing FRA activities  Develop and implement a program with goal of validating the functionality and reliability of the SGCM in a variety of situations.

Principal Investigator:

Zack Mian
(518) 268-1636

Business Contact:

Robert Foss
Manager of Research & Development
(518) 268-1636
Small Business Information at Submission:

International Electronic Machines Corporation
850 River Street Troy, NY 12180-1239

EIN/Tax ID: 222865038
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No