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  1. Pipeline Integrity Process Management/Audit System

    SBC: AECsoft USA Inc.            Topic: N/A

    As the OPS performs audits of the pipeline operators, pursuant to the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2002 and Sub-part O of the newly released 49 CFR 192, the focus is no longer on the existence of a plan, rather, it is on the existence of a process, the completion of tasks defined within those processes and the documentation that supports and/or defines the decisions associated with said acti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Transportation
  2. Software Package for Material Model Evaluation

    SBC: APTEK, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This Phase I and II SBIR will develop a user-friendly, run-time efficient software package dedicated to fitting and evaluating material models used in finite element codes like LS-DYNA. The software package will consist of a pre-processor, a core driver, and a post-processor. The pre-processor will allow the user to specify the material model, model parameters, and desired load history. The dri ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Transportation
  3. Effective, Low Cost Ethanol Sensor System for Repeat DWI Vehicles, with Wireless "Police Alert" Features

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Alcohol related crashes are a serious public health issue, resulting in an estimated 17,400 deaths and 292,000 injuries in 2003. Giner, Inc. proposes to combine innovative ethanol sensors, sampling techniques and wireless capabilities to provide a novel, inexpensive and convenient law enforcement tool for detecting alcohol use in the vehicles of repeat DWI offenders. The proposed sensor system h ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Transportation
  4. Remote sensing system to improve the safet/security, efficiency and effectiveness of Bus Rapid Transit using mini-unmanned aerial vehicles

    SBC: Harman Consulting, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The leading edge of ITS technology is the application of geo-spatial technologies to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, safety and security of transit. Firt came the application of global positioning systems integrated into geographic information systems. Lastly, remotely sensed imagery from high-resolution digital sensors on satellites, and real-time video from mini-unmanned aerial vehicles ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Transportation
  5. Guided Shear Horizontal Wave Electromagnetic Acoustic Transducer for In-line Nondestructive Inspection of Pipeline

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Pipelines used for transporting natural gas and petroleum fluid are aging and may suffer from accidental damage. The need is growing for an efficient and reliable inspection system to locate and characterize the weak spots that can fail and result in leakage. Magnetic fulx leakage in-line inspection smart Pip-Inspection-Gears and compression wave ultrasonic transmission devices, currently used f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Transportation
  6. A New Robust Multiple Pedestrians Detection and Tracking System

    SBC: Migma Systems Inc.            Topic: N/A

    As part of DOT's Intelligent Vehicle Intiative program, the FHWA is developing advanced vehicle safety and driver information systems. Vision-based pedestrian detection in outdoor scenes remains an open challenge. People dress in very different colors that sometimes blend with the background. They wear hats or carry bags, and stand, walk and change direction unpredictably. The background is variou ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Transportation
  7. Equipment and Facilities for Rapid Installation of Buried Innerduct Network for Utility Lines

    SBC: Outside Plant Consulting Services, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The feasibility of the universal placement of telecommunications and power supply lines below ground, as an alternative to their typically low-cost installation on utility poles, depends upon the availability of a cost-effective convenient method for placing and replacing cables belowground. A network of underground conduits constructed of field-assembled rigid sections, including straight segmen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Transportation
  8. Airborne Internet Web Services Technology

    SBC: PROGENY SYSTEMS CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    The Airborne Internet is an information network between aircraft and the ground that enables information exchange experienced with today's internet. This capability will automate the way in which air traffic control monitors and tracks aircraft, significantly improving airspace management and response times, and how aircraft collaborate and share information to significantly improve situational a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Transportation
  9. Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Recycling

    SBC: Road Processing Resources Inc.            Topic: N/A

    RPR's Phase I contract proved the feasibility of concrete recycling based o a shock-producing hammer/anvil concept for fracturing and sizing aggregate and separating reinforcing steel into marketable scrap. The Phase II project will develop a portable self-propelled prototype to remove and process a 12 foot wide roadway at a rate of about a mile a day. This is called "Fast Track" highway removal ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Transportation
  10. A Universal Commuter Railcar Boarding Device for Use by Both Disabled and Able-bodied Individuals Configurable for all U.S. Railstation Platforms

    SBC: SAFE INC            Topic: N/A

    SAFE proposes to design and develop a boarding device for heavy rail passenger cars. The boarding system will enable the loading of all passengers regardless of mobility from a wide range of platform configurations. Once installed on a passenger railcar, that car can be used with any of four platform configurations: high level platforms close to the car, high level platforms with partial setbac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Transportation

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