Intelligent Dimension Evaluation and Alerting System (IDEAS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRT57-11-C-10032
Agency Tracking Number: DTRT57-11-C-10032
Amount: $99,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: 111FH3
Solicitation Number: DTRT5711RSBIR1
Small Business Information
International Electronic Machines Corp.
DUNS: 188282131
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Zack Mian
 (518) 268-1636
Business Contact
 Robert Foss
Title: Manager of R&D
Phone: (518) 268-1636
Research Institution

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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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