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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. Smart On-Board Device for Detection of Static Sign Codes and Other Roadway Entities

    SBC: Connected Wise LLC            Topic: 180FH1

    Smart On-Board Device for Detection of Static Sign Codes and Other Roadway Entities 3/20/2018 Connected automated vehicle (CAV) technology offers great benefits to vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) safety through information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure. The availability of ICT is limited in the rural areas of the country. To mitigate this problem, SBC proposes a method for m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Transportation
  2. Guided Augmented Independence Travel Aid (GAIT-Aid)

    SBC: Design Interactive, Inc            Topic: 180FT1

    Guided Augmented Independence Travel Aid (GAIT-Aid) 3/20/2018 Two million people in the U.S. never leave their homes, with 560,000 never leaving due to transportation challenges. Critically, the likelihood of transportation challenges increases fourfold for people with disabilities. Lack of mobility outside the home causes decreased social and economic participation and deteriorated health. For ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Transportation
  3. Wireless Compatible Digital Train Line (WiDTL) for Passenger Type Vehicles in a Train Consist

    SBC: Sharma & Associates, Inc.            Topic: 151FR1

    The Next Generation Equipment Committee (NGEC) developed a standard for specifying the use of an Ethernet based digital train line (DTL) network to replace the COMM line for passenger trains. These specifications are PRIIA 305‐919 Digital Train Line Hardware and PRIIA 305‐920 Digital Train Line Software. The intent Is to eventually allow for the improvement of passenger train control. DTL spec ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Transportation
  4. Wireless Compatible Digital Train Line (WiDTL) for Passenger Type Vehicles in a Train Consist

    SBC: Sharma & Associates, Inc.            Topic: 151FR1

    This project seeks to define the performance requirements for a wireless Digital Train Line (WiDTL) through definition of functionality and performance expected, and translating these into network equipment specifications and architecture that wireless network equipment manufacturers can build towards. The effort will include an in-depth review of wireless technology as it applies to sensitive and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  5. Next Generation Freight Truck for Autorack Cars

    SBC: Sharma & Associates, Inc.            Topic: 151FR3

    Autorack cars transport one of the most valuable commodities – fully assembled Automobiles. Due to the longer and higher profile of an Autorack and the fact that heavy automobiles are loaded on to high deck levels, freight trucks with improved track-to-vehicle dynamics as well as higher speed capabilities are desired in anticipation of higher speed passenger service and shared corridors. Unique ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  6. Small Scale Diesel Generator for Railway Applications

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: 122FR1

    Autonomous inspection systems are necessary to increase awareness of track safety and maintenance issues. However, electrical power for these systems is not available under freight railway vehicles. Mainstream Engineering (MEC) proposes development of a small-scale diesel generator with an integrated starter-alternator (ISA) and automated battery charging circuit for this application. The proposed ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Transportation
  7. Demonstration of a Low-Cost Vehicle Monitoring

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: 112FM1

    During the Phase I SBIR Effort, Mainstream demonstrated a unique vehicle monitoring system (VMS) for tractor trailer applications. The development was driven by the need to easily store, retrieve, and transfer key trailer parameters to the tractor and the need to electronically transfer key driver, tractor, and trailer information to roadside inspectors and maintenance personnel. In Phase I, we ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Transportation
  8. Environmentally Friendly Low Friction Coating for Concrete Barriers

    SBC: RESODYN CORPORATION            Topic: 121FH1

    Resodyn Corporation is proposing a material and application system that will create a low friction coating on concrete median barriers. The advanced material developed for the low friction coating is an affordable, tough, weather resistant, and environmentally friendly copolymer. The proposed application concept is for truck mounted equipment that enables a single pass application of the coating ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Transportation
  9. Electronically Controlled Pneumatic Brake System Emulator Development

    SBC: Sharma & Associates, Inc.            Topic: 121FR2

    Migration of the vehicle fleet from the current, pneumatic-only, automatic air brake (AAB) system to ECP presents a significant challenge due to the systems’ inherent operational incompatibility. This project will investigate the feasibility of devices that can help to ease this transition by allowing ECP equipped cars to operate in a conventionally braked train, as well as devices to permit con ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Transportation
  10. Real Time Signal State Transition Software for ATC- NTCIP Interface

    SBC: Advanced Technologies, Inc            Topic: 06FH1

    Phase II Project Scope: ATI has developed an open source Signal Control Programming Environment (SCOPE) that ➢ Implements Actuated Control with Min Recall Mode, Max Recall Mode, Gap Out Mode, Max Out Mode, Presence Mode, Lane-by-Lane Control. ➢ Contains a Pretimed Mode allowing control of 3-leg, 4-leg, and Texas Diamond Intersections ➢ Can be easily ported to any operating system. ➢ Can ha ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Transportation

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