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Development of a Non-Forgeable Handicapped Parking Placard

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
51514
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DTRS57-01-C-10015
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Rockledge, FL 32955-5327
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Development of a Non-Forgeable Handicapped Parking Placard
Agency: DOT
Contract: DTRS57-01-C-10015
Award Amount: $99,927.00
 

Abstract:

Unfortunately, forgery is becoming even more common in our world. Everyday, crooks forge money, identification cards, documents, drivers licenses, and even forge handicapped parking placards. This problem has gone too far. As a response to this problem, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is currently seeking alternative ways to create a handicapped parking placard that is difficult to forge. This new technology and/or concept would maximize police ability to control forged handicapped parking placards, and for the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to distribute the new placards, as well as modifying the existing ones. As a response to the above mentioned drawbacks, Mainstream is proposing an innovative sensor technology capable of instantly detecting forged handicapped parking placards. This proposed technology uses florescent dyes on the placard as a visual detection tool.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Rockledge, FL 32955

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