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Demonstration of a Low-Cost Vehicle Monitoring System for Tractor Trailers

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Department of Transportation
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2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Pines Industrial Center Rockledge, FL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Demonstration of a Low-Cost Vehicle Monitoring System for Tractor Trailers
Agency: DOT
Contract: DTRT57-11-C-10056
Award Amount: $149,756.70


Mainstream has been developing a unique wireless Vehicle Monitoring System (VMS). As discussed in this proposal, prior internally funded efforts have already demonstrated key elements of this decentralized, low-cost, and easy-to-install system. This proposal also contains the results of extensive market research to verify the market demand and identify desirable features. Mainstream's previous development of critical enabling technology and intellectual property are discussed. These advances allow Mainstream to meet the performance and cost goals in an affordable, effective system. Phase I will demonstrate key features of a preproduction, second-generation prototype VMS. This fast-paced schedule is possible because product development is well underway. The wireless modules (disclosed in the proposal) that will be demonstrated in the Phase I and Phase II efforts are described. Phase II also includes extensive on-road testing. Mainstream is a well-established 25-year old small business with a successful track-record of commercializing SBIR efforts (we have a 100% DoD commercialization record, Tibbetts award for commercialization, and Governor's New Product Award from the State of Florida). This VMS fits well within Mainstream's experience, capability, and other Mainstream emerging wireless monitoring products. We have a well-defined sales and distribution plan, and sufficient financial resources to commercialize this technology.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Scaringe
(321) 631-3550

Business Contact:

Michael Rizzo
Chief Financial Officer
(321) 631-3550
Small Business Information at Submission:

Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Rockledge, FL 35955-

EIN/Tax ID: 592744408
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No