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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 June, 2020.

  1. A Multimodal Acoustic Tool for Inline Pipe Inspection

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 180PH1

    A Multimodal Acoustic Tool for Inline Pipe Inspection 3/19/2018 The US energy transport pipeline system is a longstanding distribution network with most of its still standing pipes being installed between the 1950s–1970s. Due to degradation mechanisms, such as embrittlement, capable of causing a two-fold reduction in fracture toughness, pipe rupture is a major risk. Current nondestructive ins ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Transportation
  2. Reading Barcode signs to Support V21 Safety

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: 180FH1

    Reading Barcode Signs to Support V21 Safety 3/20/2018 For this SBIR we will develop a machine vision system which uses onboard standard-resolution cameras in vehicles to identify and read barcode signs on the roadside. The proposed approach could provide a low-cost solution that make connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technology viable for rural areas with limited access to Information and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Transportation
  3. An Artificial Intelligence (AI) Traffic Data Analysis Tool for Advanced Freeway Traffic Management

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: 180FH4

    An Artificial Intelligence (AI) Traffic Data Analysis Tool for Advanced Freeway Traffic Management 3/20/2018 Planned or unplanned traffic events cause various magnitude of traffic congestion and safety impact to road users. It was estimated that 60% of congestions are non-recurrent and 15% of incidents are secondary to the primal accidents. Thus local or regional Traffic Management Centers (T ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Transportation
  4. Rapid Assessment of Air Void System in Fresh Concrete

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 171FH2

    Proposal title: Rapid Assessment of Air Void System in Fresh Concrete Water expansion during freeze-thaw cycles can cause deterioration in concrete, leading to scaling, cracking, and crumbling over a period of years. Resistance to this damage is achieved with a system of voids formed by adding surfactants to the fresh concrete to stabilize air bubbles naturally entrained during mixing. The volume ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Transportation
  5. Rapid Assessment of Air Void System in Fresh Concrete

    SBC: DYNAFLOW, INC            Topic: 171FH2

    Proposal title: Rapid Assessment of Air Void in System in Fresh Concrete Air void parameters such as specific surface (SS) and spacing factor (SF) are essential in evaluating Freeze-Thaw (F-T) durability in fresh concrete. We have demonstrated the feasibility and viability of using an acoustic method to measure in near real time air void distributions in fresh concrete, the proposed solution is b ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Transportation
  6. Consensus Algorithms and Data Exchange for Trajectory Negotiation

    SBC: Robust Analytics, Inc.            Topic: A3

    Trajectory-based operations (TBO) offer a major change in air traffic management with the potential for substantial performance and safety benefits. Considering the scope of the changes, TBO concepts must pass stringent hurdles for demonstrating technical feasibility, operational benefits, and safety. A successful TBO concept should provide benefits in the near term by using existing airline and F ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Autonomous Decentralized Coordination of Heterogeneous Unmanned Systems via Adaptive Auctions

    SBC: Heron Systems, Inc.            Topic: A2

    As robotics and autonomous systems continue to rapidly evolve into highly advanced, multi-mission systems capable of manned-unmanned teaming efforts, opportunities to leverage practical real-world autonomous intervehicle coordination becomes feasible. Disaster relief efforts such as search and rescue are poised to take advantage of collaborating unmanned assets to provide risk reduction and necess ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Dispatch Operations and Control for Autonomous Fleets

    SBC: Robust Analytics, Inc.            Topic: A3

    Robust Analytics proposes a suite of near-term technologies that can support managing multiple autonomous or semi-autonomous aircraft including Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) vehicles simultaneously. Our approach builds off the existing knowledge base of airline operations, leveraging emerging technologies that enable autonomous flight.Our approach enables monitoring of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Probabilistic Formulation of Multi-fidelity Aerodynamic Databases (ProForMA)

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: A1

    The design of new aircraft involves understanding the flow physics around the configurations as well as their stability and control characteristics over the entire flight envelope. Such a coverage is extremely expensive if wind tunnel and flight tests are the primary means of understanding the aerodynamic characteristics. Hence, there has been a push towards use of simulations for understanding ae ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. An Early and In-Situ Cell Failure Detection and Reconditioning System for Lithium-Ion Batteries

    SBC: X-Wave Innovations, Inc.            Topic: A2

    There is substantial evidence suggesting that a Lithium-ion cell undergoes internal structural and mechanical changes prior to a catastrophic failure. Some of these changes include electrode expansion, electrode ruffling, dendrite formation, internal gas formation, and internal density changes. A key characteristic of these changes is that most of them occur prior to any external measurable parame ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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