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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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Novel, Allergen Specific, Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for Use in Laboratory and Inline Food Process Monitoring Applications

    SBC: SPORIAN MICROSYSTEMS INC            Topic: 85

    The emerging challenges associated with human exposure to food allergens have fueled an urgent need for development of novel detection and sensing systems. Food industries, regulatory agencies, and allergy suffers require the ability to quickly test and continuously monitor in-situ for specific allergens and/or food contaminants in food and food processes.Film that adhere specifically to nut aller ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  8. A Low-Cost Pathogen Detection System for Food Safety

    SBC: Access Sensor Technologies LLC            Topic: 85

    Food safety is a global problem, which costs the world billions of dollars and over a million lives annually. Access Sensor Technologies proposes to develop a rapid, low-cost, easy to use system for the measurement of food borne pathogens. The proposed kit builds off of patent-pending technology that will deliver exceptional ease-of-use as well as performance metrics (time, cost, labor) exceeding ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  9. Development of Dose Breach Indicator Labels for Chlorine Dioxide Sanitation of Fruits and Vegetables

    SBC: MORPHIX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: 85

    Spoilage losses of fresh fruits and vegetables are estimated to account for 20% of all edible food losses in the U.S. alone. This loss is significantly higher in developing countries due to less sophisticated harvesting and processing equipment and practices. For instance, it is believed that 40% of all food production is lost due to spoilage in India. Microbial contamination of the harvested prod ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  10. A Regenerable Sorbent for Deep Desulfurization of Alpha Pinene

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: 81

    Crude Sulfated Turpentine (CST) is a by-product of the Kraft wood pulping process, and its derivatives (e.g., terpenes such as alpha pinene) are used as fragrances in commercial products ranging from cosmetics to detergents. They can also be, and are, catalytically transformed into valuable chemicals by hydrogenation, oxidation and isomerization reactions. However, turpentine and its derivatives c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Agriculture

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