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Intelligent Dimension Evaluation and Alerting System (IDEAS)

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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 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Intelligent Dimension Evaluation and Alerting System (IDEAS)
Agency: DOT
Contract: DTRT57-11-C-10032
Award Amount: $99,994.00


International Electronic Machines (IEM) Corp. will develop the Intelligent Dimension Evaluation and Alerting System, or IDEAS.  In Phase I, IEM will examine two different approaches for achieving the goal of accurate, reliable dimensioning and classification of moving vehicles at highway speeds.  IDEAS will leverage prior work by IEM for the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), NASA, and the U.S. military to examine the potential of both approaches and will incorporate IEM's own unique innovations and designs.  The final design selected for IDEAS will be able to accurately and reliable classify and measure all dimensions of a vehicle in any weather or lighting conditions in any lane of a multi-lane highway, regardless of the presence or absence of other vehicles, signal an alert via DSRC or other means if an oversized vehicle is detected, ignore false alarms, and integrate with emerging IntelliDrive and Smart Roadside technologies.   IDEAS will be inexpensive , robust, easy to install, and be low enough power that it can be entirely self-contained.  IEM will be assisted in this work by Batelle, the world's leading independent R&D organization, and Kapsch TrafficCom, both intimately involved with the IntelliDrive and Smart Roadside initiatives.

Principal Investigator:

Zack Mian
(518) 268-1636

Business Contact:

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

International Electronic Machines Corp.

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