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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY21 is not expected to be complete until September, 2022.

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  1. Autonomous Video Inspection System (AVIS)

    SBC: VisioStack Inc.            Topic: 20FR2

    AVIS (Autonomous Video Inspection System) is an innovative highway-rail grade crossing inspection system that will use deploy Artificial Intelligence based models with efficiency and accuracy. AVIS is an end-to-end solution that will evaluate forward-facing video to detect the presence and condition of key features that help improve the safety of pedestrians and vehicles at highway-rail crossings. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Transportation
  2. Aerial Crossing Inspection System (AXIS)

    SBC: VisioStack Inc.            Topic: 190FR6

    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 t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Transportation
  3. Automated, Drone-Based Grade Crossing Inspection

    SBC: VisioStack Inc.            Topic: 190FR6

    AXIS (Aerial Crossing Inspection System) is an innovative highway-rail grade crossing inspection system that uses UAVs, cloud processing and clustered-computing to perform inspections with unprecedented efficiency. AXIS is an end-to-end solution that preplans inspection flight paths, uses photogrammetry to create a 3D model of the crossing, calculates the crossing’s risk profile and generates de ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of Transportation
  4. 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
  5. Phase II: EcoSod An Alternative Native Sod Solution for Highway Construction

    SBC: Bitterroot Restoration Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act requires the use of native grasses and wildflowers within highway corridors. A major problem for the revegetation industry has been the ability to predictably establish native vegetation from seed. The production of native sods would allow for the most sensitive period of establishment-germination and initial seedling growth-to be ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Transportation
  6. EcoSod: An Alternative Native Sod Solution for Highway Construction Projects

    SBC: Bitterroot Restoration Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The Surface Transporation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act (STURAA) requires the use of native grasses and wildflowers within highway corridors. A major problem for the revegetation industry has been the ability to predictably establish native vegetation from seed. The production of native sods would allow for the most sensitive period of establishment-germination and initial seedling growt ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Transportation
  7. Neurophysiological Based Methods of Guided Image Search

    SBC: Veridical Research and Design Corporation            Topic: N/A

    "Complex analysis of intelligence imagery is crucial to the missions of intelligence organizations, yet remains constrained by labor-intensive, time-consuming visual search of large volumes of imagery. Many algorithms have been developed to automaticallyidentify regions of interest in large, complex sets of imagery, yet the utility of such algorithms is limited by the fact that human analysts dete ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  8. Electrical Ground Loops in Heavy Trucks

    SBC: Vehicle Enhancement Systems,            Topic: N/A

    The number of electrical/electronic devices in heavy-duty vehicles are increasing rapidly. Many of these devices require a "clean" source of power, which may theoretically be supplied by a separate ground. Currently, tractors operate on one of three grounding methods, the frame ground being the most common. However, the introduction of a separate ground into the trailer could lead to serious gr ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of Transportation
  9. AIRCRAFT INSPECTOR VISUAL TRAINING PROGRAMS USING COMPUTER-ENHANCED IMAGES

    SBC: Blackmon & Assoc            Topic: N/A

    DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF TRAINING AND UPGRADING AIRCRAFT INSPECTOR SKILLS THROUGH THE USE OF COMPUTER ENHANCED IMAGES OF AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS IN A CONTROLLED INSTRUCTIONAL ENVIRONMENT.

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Transportation
  10. COGNITIVE SKILL BASED CHILD-RESISTANT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE DEVICE

    SBC: Yellowstone Environmental            Topic: N/A

    A RELATIVELY UNDOCUMENTED PROBLEM OF UNAUTHORIZED RELEASE OFSAFETY BELT AND CAR SAFETY SEAT (CSS) HARNESS BUCKLES BY YOUNG CHILDREN HAS BEEN REPORTED BY PARENTS TO THE NHTSA AND TO CSS EDUCATORS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO DOCUMENT THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF THE PROBLEM AND DEVELOP AND TEST COGNITIVE SKILL BASED SOLUTIONS TO IT. WORK WILL INCLUDE A SURVEY OF CSS USERS; VISUAL OBSERVATION O ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Transportation
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