Smart Grade Crossing Monitor System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRT57-11-C-10041
Agency Tracking Number: DTRT57-11-C-10041
Amount: $499,954.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: 101FR2
Solicitation Number: DTRT5710RSBIR1
Small Business Information
International Electronic Machines Corporation
850 River Street, Troy, NY, 12180-1239
DUNS: 188282131
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Zack Mian
 President
 (518) 268-1636
 zmian@iem.net
Business Contact
 Robert Foss
Title: Manager of Research & Development
Phone: (518) 268-1636
Email: rfoss@iem.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
During Phase I, IEM developed a proof of concept for a Smart Grade Crossing Monitor (SGCM) using multispectral imaging technology for enhanced monitoring of highway rail grade crossings to improve safety by providing warnings of significant objects present in the crossing. The Phase I work conclusively demonstrated that multispectral imaging is clearly superior to visible or infrared spectrum imaging when used alone. The Phase II work will develop, test, and validate a fully functional SGCM Prototype. Key components of the Phase II program will include:  Development of final specifications based on the intended end uses for the system.  Final selection of system hardware and fabrication of modular hardware  Installation of the initial hardware at a preselected test site  Collection of test data for use in refining algorithms for detection, tracking, and alerts, interface with communication system, and interface with rail and highway signals and equipment  Install the SGCM Prototype at West Palm Beach, FL in conjunction with ongoing FRA activities  Develop and implement a program with goal of validating the functionality and reliability of the SGCM in a variety of situations.

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