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May 15, 2012

 

Product: FluidMath is a software intervention...

Apr 27, 2012

Through a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, Traffax Inc. developed and deployed a system of 48 real-time BluFax BluetoothTMTraffic Monitoring (BTM) sensors on major freeways and signalized arterials in Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland in 2011.  The BTM technology was developed at...

Jan 9, 2012

In a previous SBIR success story, we discussed the development of a cost competitive, easy-to-use and reliable tool for “in-the-ditch” characterization of mechanical damage (MD) and stress corrosion cracking (SCC) for buried pipelines, as well as internal and external corrosion under insulation (CUI) through insulation and weather protection for exposed pipelines. Since that time, we have made...

Oct 26, 2011

JENTEK Sensors, Inc.
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453

To deliver a cost competitive, easy-to-use and reliable tool for “in-the-ditch” characterization of mechanical damage (MD) and stress corrosion cracking (SCC) for buried pipelines, as well as internal and external corrosion imaging through insulation and weather protection (called corrosion under insulation, (CUI...

Oct 26, 2011

Balfour Technologies
Bethpage, NY 11714

Highlights: Recipient of 22 SBIR Awards showcases the SBIR program

Founded in 1999 by twin brothers, Robert and Richard Balfour, Balfour Technologies began as a consultancy with expertise in simulation and training. The company’s chief offering was a software program, which they decided to develop...

Oct 25, 2011

Touch Graphics, Inc.
New York, NY 10018

Like many entrepreneurs, Steven Landau studied a field that ended up having nothing to do with the one he ultimately pursued. An architect by training, after graduating from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, he went to work in New York. Here, he “discovered that I really had a bent for invention.” He met up with a professor...

Sep 16, 2011

With support from FHWA and RITA, researchers are integrating the latest camera technology with traffic control to improve safety at intersections

In 2007, more than 4,600 pedestrians died in traffic crashes in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That same year, crashes injured about 70,000 pedestrians. Zeroing in on...

Aug 1, 2011

GATR Technologies
Huntsville, Alabama 35803

Benefits of Technology Transfer - Project:  Large Inflatable Thin Film Antenna with Rigidized Support Structure

Collaboration helped achieve FCC certification, enabling inflatable antenna technology to aid relief effort 

A technology with...

Jul 30, 2011

Creare Inc.
Hanover, NH 03755

Environmental Problem - Cutting fluids decrease the temperature of both the cutting tool and the part during the machining process; the coolant fluid is sprayed into the machining zone during cutting, increasing tool life and improving the quality of the parts produced. Cutting fluids, however, are expensive, can be toxic...

Jul 30, 2011

Presently, Federal Railroad Administration, (FRA) track inspectors evaluate the ride quality of a rail vehicle by manually noting “rough ride” locations.  Such a process is invariably subjective as to what an individual inspector considers a “rough ride”.  FRA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) has used the SBIR Program to fund the development of an ultra-portable ride...