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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. Roadway Hazard Alert System for Motorcycles

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: 151FH3

    Motorcyclists face a unique set of challenges when operating on public streets and highways. In addition to hazards relevant to automobiles, motorcycle riders must remain vigilant for hazards that pose significant danger to motorcycles (e.g., uneven terrain, sand/gravel, potholes); however, there is currently no motorcycle-specific hazard tracking or alerting system available for riders. To addres ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  2. Technology to Improve upon APC Data Counting that will Provide Better Correlation to Service Plan

    SBC: Migma Systems Inc.            Topic: 142FT1

    Automated Passenger Counter (APC) has been used in the transit systems for automated passenger counting and reporting. These systems have suffered counting accuracy issues, particularly at high rider load points, and at end-of-line count reconciliation. It was found that APCs have limited use on rail vehicles due to very wide doors. It has also been a challenge for transit agencies to track the o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  3. Passive Rail Temperature Control Technology

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: 151FR8

    Physical Sciences Inc. proposes to develop a novel composite laminate that when applied to standard steel rails will regulate the maximum temperature reached, limiting expansion and buckling. During Phase I, PSI will work with QinetiQ North America to demonstrate the performance of PSI’s system in a simulated railroad environment. Testing will demonstrate the thermal properties of the laminate. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  4. Parking-Cruising Caused Congestion & Targeting Public Mitigation Investments

    SBC: RAPID FLOW TECHNOLOGIES            Topic: 142FH2

    Drivers searching extensively for parking, a behavior known as cruising, leads to excess congestion and pollution. Many smart parking interventions have attempted to address this issue in recent years. However, the problem of effectively detecting and measuring cruising remains largely unsolved. We propose to develop a low cost approach to automatic detection of cruising behavior using dense netwo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  5. Active Personal Safety System for Train Yard and Road Crewworkers

    SBC: TECHNICAL PRODUCTS, INC.            Topic: 151FR2

    Locomotives weigh up to 240 ton each. -Rail cars can weigh flom 30 ton (empty) to 140 ton (loaded). Track construction and maintenance equipment, earthmoving plant and haul tiuaks can all weigh l0,s of tons each. When a 200-lb worker 'arguer;' with any of these equipment they lorse. Rail road and yard workers can, literally, be sunounded by these very large, heavy and potentially dangerous pieces ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  6. Modular Building Block Approach to Construction Assembly in Place Mini-Roundabouts

    SBC: ZKxKZ, LLC            Topic: 142FH3

    ZKxKZ with partners at UMass-Lowell Plastics Engineering Department and Voltek will develop low cost mini-roundabout technology based on a rapidly installable system of interlocking modules made from recycled plastic materials. Phase I will focus on material and process selection, along with modul configuration optimization, governed by design for low acquisition, installation and life cycle cost ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  7. Innovative Transit Technology Devices, Applications,or Solutions Focused on Safety, Mobility, or Energy and Sustainability

    SBC: BCO, Incorporated            Topic: 151FT1

    Braking Rate Monitoring and Warning System 3/9/2015 Driver inattention and inaction are a major cause for serious crashes. There is a need for a low cost auxiliary system to sense any rail vehicle approaching unsafely and alert drivers. The auxiliary system will provide some form of Human Machine Interface that may aggressively alert the train operator of potential safety problems and permit a r ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  8. Pipeline Integrity Assessment Using In-Line Inspection

    SBC: Jentek Sensors, Inc.            Topic: 132PH1

    This proposed Phase II effort will fabricate and test a working prototype ILI tool, including a pull-test on representative samples with representative defects under representative conditions. The focus is on oil pipelines, as well as gas pipelines. This program will address some pressing, high priority needs such as reliable characterization of longitudinal cracks (including cracks at ERW welds), ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Transportation
  9. Individualized Fatigue Management Program Technology for Trucking Operations

    SBC: PULSAR INFORMATICS, INC.            Topic: 091FM1

    This proposal leverages our current DOT-funded SBIR Phase II project developing software to assist truck drivers and companies to fatigue optimize driver scheduling and route planning. This project will build a set of web-services specially designed to provide objective quantitative feedback to truck drivers, dispatchers, and safety managers about fatigue from fatigue stressors common in trucking ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Transportation
  10. Hybrid Laser Arc Welding for Thick Plate High Performance Steels

    SBC: TECHKNOWSERV CORP            Topic: 132FH1

    Welding of HPS70W is well understood when using submerged arc welding (SAW) and shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) techniques. A Welding Advisory Group (WAG) which consisted of technical advisors from the Navy, AISI, and FHWA, major filler metal manufacturers, and steel producers determined the guidelines for welding HPS70W. As a result, comprehensive guidelines and welding procedures exist for SAW ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Transportation
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