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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. Portable Rail Suspension Displacement Monitoring System

    SBC: DFUZION, INC.            Topic: 151FR9

    dFuzion proposes the development of a comprehensive Ride Performance Assessment System (RPAS). RPAS leverages the investment and research already made by FRA in its sponsored portable ride quality meter. By extending the ride quality data acquistion framework to accept inputs from suspension displacement sensors, RPAS can correlate data from acceleration and displacement sensors with geospatial in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  2. Technology to Improve upon APC Data Counting that will Provide Better Correlation to Service Plan

    SBC: DZYNE Technologies Incorporated            Topic: 142FT1

    DZYNE Technologies proposes an application of state-of-the-art computer vision technology to construct the Passenger Analytics Advanced Sensing (PAAS) System. PAAS introduces a degree of algorithm intelligence to the problems of automated passenger counting and route determination in a manner that supports the use of existing sensors inside vehicles and within transportation centers. PAAS provides ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  3. Browser Based Application for Locomotive Inspection Data Collection

    SBC: Benten Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 151FR5

    Benten Technologies proposes to develop a back-end schema-less, open source, cloud-based database with front-end browser-based, cross-platform JavaScript model library to support locomotive inspection data collection. TRAIN will allow for the logging of inspection data for all types of locomotives including steam, diesel, diesel-electric, and electric locomotives by railroad and locomotive manufac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  4. Long Range ROW Detection and Warning System

    SBC: R-DEX Systems, Inc            Topic: 151FR7

    R-DEX Systems proposes to develop the TrackMap System, an innovative and groundbreaking long-range detection and warning system (DWS) for the detection of unlawful targets on the railroad right of way (ROW). TrackMap will leverage low-cost radar sensors, proven software, and high-performance embedded processing to enable the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and its safety partners to signific ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  5. STEM Education- Increasing awareness about Intelligent Transportation Systems and Connected Vehicle Technologies for High School Students

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: 141FH4

    NanoSonic will work with the Giles County School System and Leidos transportation engineers to develop STEM lesson plans concerning ITS and CV technologies, and will demonstrate their use in the classroom with Middle School and High School teachers and students. During Phase I, twenty draft lesson plans were developed, ten for Middle School and ten for High School. During Phase II, these plans w ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Transportation
  6. Development of a Thermographic Device for Evaluating Integrity of Steel Bridge Coatings Nondestructively

    SBC: Fuchs Consulting Inc            Topic: 091FH2

    This effort is advancing the development of a nondestructive evaluation (NDE) tool for quantitative assessment of highway bridge coatings, the Infrared Coating Inspection System (IR‐CIS). The IR‐CIS can be used to improve decision‐making regarding over‐coating or recoating of bridges, by better and more fully quantifying the current condition of coatings in ways not possible using only vis ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Transportation
  7. Development of a Prototype Process for Production of Tapes and Labels with Vegetable-Oil-Based Pressure Sensitive Adhesives

    SBC: Lao K LLC            Topic: 88

    Pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) are those sticky materials that can stick to various substrates under light pressure at room temperature. PSAs are widely used for production of tapes such as duct tape and package tapes, labels, stamps, post-it® notes and many other products. At present, PSAs are mainly derived from petrochemical-based polymers such as polyacrylates. Petrochemicals are not ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  8. Next-Generation Cost-Effective Small and Mid-size Farm GMP Compliance Process for Dietary Supplements

    SBC: BLUE MEADOWS FARM LABS LLC            Topic: 812

    Small and mid-size farms that produce herbal supplements are under new, stringent FDA regulatory and safety requirements because of a change in definition from "food product" to "dietary supplement." This status change has made these farms subject to FDA Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations that are difficult and very expensive to implement. During a three-year period, federal in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  9. Next Generation Wind Energy Systems For Cash-Strapped Farmers And Communities

    SBC: EWINDSOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: 812

    eWind is proposing a highly efficient and low-cost wind-energy system for small and mid-sized farms that will produce approximately four times the electricity per year as comparably priced "conventional" wind turbines. This project addresses the USDA priorities of Energy Efficiency and Alternative and Renewable Energy and Agriculturally-related Manufacturing Technology. We directly support Energy ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  10. Innovative Low Cost Solar Air Heating for Poultry House Ventilation

    SBC: AMERICAN SOLAR INC            Topic: 812

    American Solar, Inc. proposes to research and analyze two low cost solar air heating systems for poultry houses. The solar heating systems will use an existing poultry house metal roof and a new wall-mounted, solar curtain system to harvest renewable, solar heated air. The solar heated air will displace cold outside ventilation air that would be brought into the house and require heating by non-re ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture

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