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Transportation Autonomous Device

Transportation Autonomous Device

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
94773
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DTRT57-10-C-10033
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
10.1-FR4
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Transportation Autonomous Device
Agency: DOT
Contract: DTRT57-10-C-10033
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

  Railroad yards are in constant movement with potentially thousands of train cars moving over miles of track compressed into a limited area.  The harsh environment presents many safety hazards for railroad workers who must move through this environment and perform assigned tasks.  Job related injuries cost he railroads over $1 billion annually and from 2008 30.3% of those injuries occurred in the rail yard.  A majority of the accidents were attributed to slips, trips and falls from the worker slipping on ballast or tripping on other trackside objects.  IEM is a leader in the development of safety equipment for use in railroad inspection activities, proposes a Transportation Autonomous Device, that may be configured to work autonomously, with a remote user, or under direct control of a yard worker to perform tasks throughout the yard.  The sorts of tasks TAD can serve include: provide “service mule” capability by transporting needed materials to workers in the yard; assist in visual inspection of cars by traversing the length of a train and transmitting visual information to a remote operator; perform certain repetitive tasks to free time for human workers to concentrate on other tasks; and perform dangerous tasks.

Principal Investigator:

Zack Mian
President
5182681636
rfoss@iem.net

Business Contact:

Robert Foss
Manager of R&D
5182681636
rfoss@iem.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

International Electronic Machines Corp.
RIVER ST TROY, NY 12180

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