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DEVELOPMENT OF A RAILROAD ADVANCED IMPAIRMENT LOCATOR SYSTEM(RAILS)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
14141
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14141
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Systems Technology Inc.
13766 Hawthorne Blvd. Hawthorne, CA 90250-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF A RAILROAD ADVANCED IMPAIRMENT LOCATOR SYSTEM(RAILS)
Agency: DOT
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,620.00
 

Abstract:

IN AMERICA TODAY, THERE IS CONSIDERABLE CONCERN OVER IMPAIRMENT IN THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM WORK FORCE, AND THE EFFECT THIS IMPAIRMENT MIGHT HAVE ON SAFETY AND PRODUCTIVITY. ALCOHOL IMPAIRMENT HAS BEEN A TRADITIONAL PROBLEM AND DRUGS HAVE BECOME INCREASINGLY MORE PREVALENT INTHE LAST DECADE. WHEN ALCOHOL AND DRUG IMPAIRMENT ARE CONSIDERED ALONG WITH OTHER EVERYDAY FACTORS THAT CAN RESTRICT JOB PERFORMANCE, SUCH AS FATIQUE AND ILLNESS, THE OVERALL EFFECT ON SAFETY AND PRODUCTIVITY IS LIKELY TO BE QUITE SIGNIFICANT AND WORTHY OF COUNTERMEASURE DEVELOPMENT. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW COSTDEVICE OR PROCEDURE THAT CAN CONVENIENTLY AND RELIABLY ASSESS OPERATING PERSONNEL FITNESS-FOR-DUTY IN LESS THAN 10 MINUTES, AND IS LEGALLY AND SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE. THE DEVICEOR PROCEDURE SHOULD HAVE NO DEPENDENCE ON TYPE OF IMPAIRMENTSHOULD NOT BE SENSITIVE TO INDIVIDUAL VARIATIONS, NOR REQUIRE INDIVIDUAL CALIBRATION. THE DEVICE IS INTENDED TO BE SENSITIVE TO IMPAIRMENT OF BEHAVIOR RELAVANT TO JOB SAFETY AND PRODUCTIVITY. THE PHASE I EFFORT IS EXPECTED TO RESULT IN A PROTOTYPE RAILS DEVICE WHICH WILL BE CAPABLE OF TESTING RAIL ROAD OPERATORS FOR THEIR FITNESS FOR DUTY.

Principal Investigator:

Anthony C Stein
Senior Research Psychologist
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Systems Technology Inc
13766 S Hawthorne Blvd Hawthorne, CA 90250

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