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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. EMBEDDED PAVEMENT STRESS SENSORS CONTAINING PIEZOELECTRIC COMPOSITES

    SBC: Fiber Materials, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    FIBER MATERIALS, INC. (FMI) PROPOSES SENSORS WHICH CAN BE EMBEDDED IN PAVEMENT TO MEASURE STRESS AND STRAIN FROM TRUCKS PASSING OVER AT SPEEDS UP TO 60 MPH. THESE SIMPLE, DURABLE SENSORS WILL BE MADE FROM PIEZOELECTRIC COMPOSITES WHICH ACT AS PASSIVE SENSORS AND DEVELOP A CHARGE PROPORTIONAL TO THE APPLIED PRESSURE. THE CHARGE IS CONVERTED TO A VOLTAGE WHICH IS RECORDED ON NEARBY EQUIPMENT. THE PH ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Transportation
  2. WEIGHING TRUCK COMBINATIONS IN MOTION, SOLELY ON THE TRACTOR

    SBC: Airsport Corp.            Topic: N/A

    AN IMPROVED METHOD OF WEIGHING TRUCKS WHILE IN MOTION IS PROPOSED. TO INCREASE EFFICIENCY AND REDUCE TIME LOST AT WEIGH STATIONS, THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY NEEDS TO EXCHANGE DATA, INCLUDING WEIGHT DATA, BETWEEN MOVING TRUCKS AND ENFORCEMENT FACILITIES. LEGALLY LOADED TRUCKS WOULD THEN BE ABLE TO PROCEED WITHOUT STOPPING. THIS INVOLVES WEIGH-IN-MOTION. PRESENT WEIGHING TECHNIQUES INVOLVE LOAD CELLS OR ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Transportation
  3. PROPOSAL TO DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE FREIGHT INFORMATION SYSTEM

    SBC: Colography Group Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE FOLLOWING PROPOSAL PROVIDES THE RATIONALE AND METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A GEOGRAPHICALLY DETAILED VISUAL DATABASE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM TO SUPPORT THE INTERMODAL PLANNING REQUIREMENTS OF ISTEA. CURRENTLY, STATES AND METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS HAVE ACCESS TO LIMITED AND INCONSISTENT FREIGHT INFORMATION RESOURCES WITH WHICH TO INTEGRATE INTO INTERMODAL PERFORMANCE SY ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Transportation
  4. TRAFFIC

    SBC: Kld Associates Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE TRAFFIC ENGINEER RELIES UPON A COLLECTION OF SOFTWARE TOOLS TO COMPUTE TRAFFIC SIGNAL TIMING PLANS AND TO EVALUATE THE OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF HIGHWAY NETWORKS. TRANSPORTATION PLANNERS EMPLOY DEMAND MODELING TOOLS TO PROJECT TRAFFIC DEMAND, DISTRIBUTION, ASSIGNMENT AND PERFORMANCE OVER LARGE NETWORKS. THESE TOOLS HAVE TWO OVERALL ATTRIBUTES IN COMMON. THE ARE: 1) NETWORK-BASED AND 2) DATA I ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Transportation
  5. COMPREHENSIVE INTRMODAL FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION VISUAL DATABASE

    SBC: Reebie Associates            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROJECT WILL DEMONSTRATE THE VALUE OF DELIVERING INTERMODAL FREIGHT DATA TO A WIDE VARIETY OF TRANSPORTATION PLANNERS; FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND ULTIMATELY SOME PRIVATE SECTOR USERS. THE PROJECT'S CHALLENGE IS TO MAKE DATA ACCESSIBLE IN TERMS OF THE USER'S ABILITY TO INTERACT WITH VARIOUS SOURCES AND DEPTHS OF INFORMATION AND THE SYSTEM'S ABILITY TO BE TIME RESPONSIVE. THE FACT THAT THE DATA ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Transportation
  6. HIGHWAY FOG WARNING SYSTEM

    SBC: SENTEC CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    DENSE FOG HAS OFTEN BEEN A CAUSE OF TRAGIC ROAD ACCIDENTS. THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COST EFFECTIVE HIGHWAY FOG DETECTION SYSTEM WHICH MONITORS ROAD VISIBILITY AND PROVIDES WARNINGS TO MOTORISTS THROUGH ROADSIDE DISPLAYS OR RADIO COMMUNICATION IS PROPOSED FOR DOT 94-FH7. THE PROPOSED OPTICAL SENSOR MEASURES SCATTERED LIGHT FROM FOG PARTICLES. THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL BE FOCUSED ON DETERMINING THE FEASIB ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Transportation
  7. DEVELOPMENT OF NOTEBOOK COMPUTER SOFTWARE TO COLLECT TRIP GENERATION DATA AT INTERMODAL PASSENGER AN FREIGHT TERMINALS

    SBC: Transportation Consulting Mda            Topic: N/A

    WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE INTERMODAL SURFACE TRANSPORTATION EFFICIENCY ACT, THERE BECAME A HEIGHTENED AWARENESS THAT OUR UNDERSTANDING OF INTERMODAL AND MULTIMODAL FACILITIES WAS LIMITED. PRIVATE ENTERPRISE HAS BEEN WORKING FOR MANY YEARS ON APPLICATIONS WHICH WOULD ALLOW FOR A PACKAGE TO MOVE FROM POINT A TO POINT B BY THE MOST EFFICIENT MODE, WITH THE PURCHASER OF THE SERVICE ONLY BEING AWARE OF A ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Transportation
  8. AN INTERACTIVE, NATIONWIDE GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM TO ADMINISTER HIGHWAY ROUTE DESIGNATIONS FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

    SBC: Aegis Information Systems            Topic: N/A

    IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM SAFETY ACT OF 1990 (HMTUSA), DOT IS NOW REQUIRED TO CREATE A CENTRALIZED DATABASE OF STATE-DESIGNATED HAZARDOUS MATERIAL HIGHWAY ROUTES. DOT IS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR PERIODICALLY UPDATING AND PUBLISHING A LIST OF CURRENLY EFFECTIVE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS HIGHWAY ROUTE DESINGATIONS IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER. IN RESPONSE TO THIS NEED, AEGIS ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Transportation
  9. CARBON FIBER SENSOR FOR AXLE DETECTION ON ROADWAYS

    SBC: Sensor Plus, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A FORCE/STRAIN SENSOR CONSISTING OF CARBON FIBERS EMBEDDED IN ASPHALT, CONCRETE AND OTHER CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS WILL BE USED AS A PERMANENT VEHICLE AXLE AND TRAFFIC SENSOR ON ROADWAYS. FOR TEMPORARY INSTALLATION, A PAINT OR ASPHALT STRIP WITH CARBON FIBERS IS APPLIED TO THE ROADWAY IN THE FORM OF STRIPS. THIS WILL BE DEVELOPED DURING PHASE I. A SIGNAL CONDITIONER/PROCESSOR PROVIDES AXLE WEIGHT AN ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Transportation
  10. DEVELOPMENT OF A DATABASE ON LUGGAGE MATERIALS TO FACILITATE DETECTION OF EXPLOSIVES

    SBC: Ec/r Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE PURPOSE OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH IS TO DEVELOP A DATABASE OF MATERIALS COMMONLY FOUND IN LUGGAGE. THIS WOULD INCLUDE DATA ON WHAT TYPES OF ARTICLES ARE TYPICALLY FOUND IN LUGGAGE AND DATA ON THE ELEMENTAL COMPOSITION AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF THESE ARTICLES. THE DATABASE WOULD BE USED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF NON-INTRUSIVE LUGGAGE ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES AND, ALSO, IN THEIR SUBSEQUENT APPLICATION IN ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Transportation

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