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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. A Mobile and Social Approach to Fostering Casual Carpooling in New Corridors

    SBC: Applied Engineering Management Corporation            Topic: 161FH1

    The technical objective of this Phase I project is to develop concept that demonstrates the viability of one or more tools and/or approaches to catalyze casual carpooling in a corridor where it does not exist or to improve casual carpooling in a corridor where it is present but underperforming. The proposed approach offers four unique components: (1) building off of the existing casual carpoolin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Transportation
  2. Multimodal Alerting Interface with Networked Short-range Transmissions (MAIN-ST)

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: 161FH2

    The connected vehicles program is a multimodal U.S. DOT initiative that uses a dedicated wireless communication technology to enable safer, smarter, and greener surface transportation. While significant efforts are being made to bring motor vehicles and transportation infrastructure onto this connected network, bicycles have been largely overlooked. As a result, a significant need exists to bring ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Transportation
  3. Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection Devices for Transit Buses

    SBC: Novateur Research Solutions, LLC            Topic: 161FT1

    This SBIR proposal presents a robust and cost-effective pedestrian and cyclist detection and collision warning system for transit buses. It uses inexpensive but robust sensors and incorporates state-of-the-art object detection techniques to enable effective pedestrian and cyclist detection near transit buses in different environmental conditions. The proposed collision warning system exploits meas ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Transportation
  4. Personalized Driving Data for Insurance Discounts & Public Benefits

    SBC: AGNIK LLC            Topic: 141FH2

    This proposal suggests research on developing the next generation of consumer experience for Usage Based Insurance (UBI) in an increasingly socially connected world while addressing the need to protect privacy. It also proposes research on methodologies to address this from the perspective of insurance actuarial science. It will enhance Agnik’s current consumer and UBI products through the follo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Transportation
  5. Easy Access to Freight Locomotives

    SBC: GS Engineering Inc.            Topic: 141FR3

    Accessing a freight locomotive is one of the most basic, daily tasks performed by a railroad engineer. However, this task has historically been difficult due to several factors such as the first step which may be 19 inches above the top of the rail, weather conditions which may make the steps slippery, and the fact that the ground surrounding the locomotive may be uneven or covered in debris or ba ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Transportation
  6. Simulating Signal Phase and Timing with an Intersection Collision Avoidance Traffic Model

    SBC: Harmonia Holdings Group, LLC            Topic: 101FH3

    eTEXAS is an integrated traffic and communications simulator developed in cooperation with the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) to support the development of Connected Vehicle (CV) Apps and to perform research on vehicle and roadside Dedicated Short-Range Communication/Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (DSRC/WAVE) communications using the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) standa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Transportation
  7. Environmentally Neutral Electric Bike Share System

    SBC: INNOVATIVE DYNAMICS INC            Topic: 142OS1

    IDI is proposing an electrically assisted e-bike system, designed to increase the usage of bicycles for daily commuting. This design is intended for usage alongside traditional bike share programs in cities across the country. The primary benefit is attract those otherwise unwilling to use bicycles to commute, either due to personal reservation or perceived terrain difficulties. This is accomplish ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Transportation
  8. Suppressing Utility Problems- Protection via Robotic Engineering to the Sub-Surface

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: 141FH3

    Relocating overhead utilities to the subsurface can effectively reduce safety hazards on national highways and other aboveground living spaces. A typical underground space is, however, congested with buried utilities especially in an urban environment. The recordings of those underground utilities are, furthermore, often inaccurate, incomplete, out of date, or even entirely missing as a result of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Transportation
  9. A Wireless Sensor Network with Accurate Time Synchronization and Wide Area Coverage for Traffic Signal Timing Analysis

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: 101FH2

    Traffic congestion on our nation’s transportation network poses a major threat to economic prosperity and our citizens’ quality of life. When dealing with traffic congestion, especially the congestion caused by nonrecurring events, proactively managing the traffic signals in the network can be critical in accommodating the drastically varying traffic demands caused by the non-recurrent event, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Transportation
  10. Low Profile Microwave Radar and WiFi Sensors for Visually Unobtrusive Vehicle Detection and Travel Time Monitoring

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: 141FH5

    National Park Service roadways/parkways have experienced safety and congestion issues similar to other highways in the U.S., especially in the urban areas where NPS parkways are part of the metropolitan traffic network. Visually unobtrusive traffic monitoring and data collection on NPS parkways with minimal impact on viewsheds or disturbance of the historical, cultural landscape is in critical nee ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Transportation

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