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Aerial Crossing Inspection System (AXIS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 6913G620P800014
Agency Tracking Number: DOT-190-FR6-002
Amount: $146,727.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 190-FR6
Solicitation Number: 6913G619QSBIR1
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-10-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-04-17
Small Business Information
1 Creekview Court, Suite A
Greenville, SC 29615
United States
DUNS: 079709073
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Joshua Doran
 (724) 541-3092
Business Contact
 Joshua Doran
Title: Principal Investigator
Phone: (724) 541-3092
Research Institution

AXIS (Aerial Crossing Inspection System) is an innovative highway-rail grade crossing inspection system that will use UAVs and machine learning to perform inspections with unprecedented efficiency. AXIS is an end-to-end solution that will pre-plan inspection flight paths, use drone-mounted cameras to create a 3D model of the crossing, calculate the crossing’s risk profile and generate detailed technical reports.Instead of using expensive LiDAR hardware, AXIS will use high-end, but significantly less expensive, cameras to assess crossings by leveraging modern photogrammetry techniques. This imagery will also enable a high-quality 3D model of the crossing to be created, providing further context for decision making.In addition, AXIS will use drones to drastically decrease the time needed to perform inspections, utilizing machine learning to automatically evaluate a crossing’s risk profile. AXIS will make highway-rail crossing easier to evaluate and make inspection information accessible to key personnel, which will reduce safety related incidents.

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