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  1. Swarm Robotic Sensing Platform for Search and Rescue

    SBC: ROBOTIC RESEARCH LLC            Topic: HSB0121006

    Teleoperation is the most commonly used method for controlling Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles (SUGV) into areas that are too dangerous or constrained for humans or canines to explore. These SUGVs provide cameras and sensors that provide situational awareness to the operators. However, as the number of SUGVs increases, so do the constraints and operational requirements that they impose on the mis ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Homeland Security
  2. Examination of HM Portable Tanks within Transportation System

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: 112PH1

    Portable tanks used to transport hazard materials are often subject to forces and stress, thermal cycle loading, and shock/vibration throughout the transportation process. It is an interest to assess what effects may occur during loading and unloading from one shipping mode to another and what conditions the HM packages will experience in that specific mode. An in-situ sensor system is proposed he ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Transportation
  3. Innovative Solutions to Effectively Enforce Anto-texting Rules on Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV) Drivers

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: 121FM2

    Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) proposes an innovative anti-texting system which does not prevent the use of any cell phone but can detect and record the texting and driving behavior for enforcement instead. This proposal lays out a concrete plan to develop a robust and cost effective system that can detect, identify and record the instances when a driver is texting (or voice calling without ha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Transportation
  4. Communicating Towed unit (Trailer) Vehicle Identification Number(s) (VIN) to the Powered Unit

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: 121FM1

    Usually the lifetime of a trailer is much longer than tractors; tractors must work with a variety types and ages of trailers over the course of their use. In many scenarios (e.g., roadside, border crossing, smart parking, connected vehicle initiative, etc.), it is necessary to identify trailer(s)' VIN(s) and know their order attached to the powered unit. An automated trailer VIN identification and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Transportation
  5. Three dimensional detection ranging and mapping of utilities and underground infrastructure at intersections using step-frequency groung penetrating radar without traffic control

    SBC: STARODUB INC            Topic: 122FH5

    A method to detect, locate, and map utilities and underground infrastructure is proposed at traffic speeds based on recent advances in step-frequency ground penetrating radar (SFGPR). Recent work by the proposed research team has already demonstrated imaging of subsurface civil infrastructure elements such as pavement structure and inductive loop detectors embedded in the pavement. The proposed r ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Transportation
  6. GeoRad-Next Generation High Resolution, Long Range, Flexible and Modular Ground Penetrating Radar

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: 122FH5

    Intelligent Automation Inc (IAI) in collaboration with IDS North America proposes to develop the next generation Ground Penetration Radar (GPR) technology called GeoRad. We will leverage an existing state –of-the-art dual-frequency dual-polarized massive array GPR and improve its accuracy so that wires, and pipes can be mapped. The accuracy of the position of the ground penetration radar directl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Transportation
  7. An Automated Lapping Apparatus and Process for High- Process for High-Precision Random Profile Roughness Specimen Fabrication

    SBC: X-Wave Innovations, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The measurement and quality control for smooth engineering surfaces are becoming more and more important in modern science and technology due to their important engineering functions and high production costs. NIST has frequently received requests for U.S. industry to provide Standard Reference Material (SRM) high-precision, random profile roughness specimens to support smooth surface measurements ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  8. Design of Robot Control Interfaces

    SBC: Anthrotronix, Inc.            Topic: SB12A002

    For humans and robots to effectively work together, they must share a common understanding of concepts defining the environment and the relationship of those concepts. In this proposal, we present an approach for dynamic interface creation which takes advantage of a robot-centric ontology. We first define a taxonomy based on perceptions and capabilities of the robot, as well as the input and outp ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  9. Visual Interaction for Network Information (VINI)

    SBC: Next Century Corporation            Topic: SB12A004

    Next Century and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) propose to demonstrate a combination of theoretically-guided experimental-design, complex data sets, and embodied cognitive models to study and predict design and data factors that influence human performance in complex visualizations of large network data. We will leverage RPI"s Visual Interaction Architecture (VIA) which features an ex ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  10. Effective Routing Algorithms for IP based Satellite Networks

    SBC: INTELLIGENT FUSION TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: AF11BT12

    ABSTRACT: The main focus of this proposal is to develop innovative IP routing algorithms onboard over satellites that can link user preferences and network conditions and improve end-to-end network performance, including heterogeneity of satellite nodes, interferences on satellite links, and others. Because of the unique characteristics of satellite communication links with heterogeneous satellit ...

    STTR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force

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