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  1. Air-Steam Hybrid: an Alternative to Internal Combustion-cleaner, more efficient, multi-fuel compatible retrofit-able

    SBC: Bevilacqua-Knight Inc.            Topic: 101FT1

      An air/steam propulsion system has been developed and key performance attributes have been demonstrated qualitatively:  a mixed propellant system can provide immediate power without a boiler, and that power can be varied by varying the ratio of water and air in the propellant mix.  What is proposed is an analysis of scaling this very promising technology to propel buses and trains ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Transportation
  2. FR4SSECP Rail Yard Automated Helper

    SBC: Synetics Systems Engineering Corp            Topic: 101FR4

    The Rail Yard  Automated Helper (RYAH) features an eight joint robotic arm integrated with a hydrostatic drive mobility unit.  The unit can be tele-operated in a manned, computer aided mode. The RYAH increases rail yard worker safety by determining exposure to physical activities that result in injury such as slipping, falling, over-exertion and entrapment.  The system controller pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Transportation
  3. Radio Frequency Identification Licensing System for Motor Vehicles

    SBC: Thinkify LLC            Topic: 101NH2

      The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports year over year increases in motorcycle fatalities and accidents over the past ten years.  Of these: ·         2/3s of the deaths were related to excessive speed and loss of operator control ·         60% of deaths occurred at night or ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Transportation
  4. Feasibility of Using Impulse Radar to Detect and Identify Detonators

    SBC: AKELA INC            Topic: N/A

    This proposal seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of using impulse radar techniques to detect and identify explosive detonators. It relies on the fact that a radar impulse will excite natural electromagnetic resonances which characterize the size, shape, and material composition of an object. These resonances are present in the scattered transient return from the object and can be extracted by ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of Transportation
  5. Feasibility of Using Impulse Radar to Detect and Identify Detonators

    SBC: AKELA INC            Topic: N/A

    This proposal seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of using impulse radar techniques to detect and identify explosive detonators. It relies on the fact that a radar impulse will excite natural electromagnetic resonances which characterize the size, shape, and material composition of an object. These resonances are present in the scattered transient return from the object and can be extracted by ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of Transportation
  6. REMOTE AERIAL INSPECTION OF BRIDGES

    SBC: Aca Industries, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    OF THE OVER 600,000 HIGHWAY BRIDGES AND APPROXIMATELY 100,000 RAILROAD BRIDGES IN THE U.S., MANY ARE DIFFICULT TO INSPECT BECAUSE OF LIMITED ACCESSIBILITY. REMOTE INSPECTIONBY UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES MAY PROVIDE A SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM, BUT INVOLVES CONSIDERATIONS OF VEHICLE SUITABILITY (HELICOPTER, BLIMP DUCTED FAN VEHICLE), THE BRIDGE LOCAL ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT, AND THE TYPE OF CONTROL (R ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Transportation
  7. A COMPACT ACCELERATOR-BASED NEUTRON SOURCE FOR BAGGAGE INTERROGATION

    SBC: Accsys Technology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE USE OF THERMAL NEUTRONS AS A TOOL FOR BAGGAGE INSPECTIONIS AN ESTABLISHED TECHNIQUE, WITH A PROTOTYPE SYSTEM CURRENTLY BEING TESTED FOR AIRPORT FEASIBILITY AS AN EXPLOSIVE DETECTION DEVICE. THIS SYSTEM COULD POSSIBLY BE MODIFIED FOR INDIVIDUAL BAGGAGE IDENTIFICATION THROUGH THE USE OF IMAGING OR ACTIVATION DETECTION OF SUITABLE TAGS. HOWEVER, FEASIBILITY TESTING OF THIS CONCEPT AND THE COMMERC ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of Transportation
  8. A COMPACT ACCELERATOR-BASED NEUTRON SOURCE FOR BAGGAGE INTERROGATION

    SBC: Accsys Technology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1987 Department of Transportation
  9. A TUNABLE, MONOCHROMATIC X-RAY GENERATOR FOR EXPLOSIVES DETECTION

    SBC: Adelphi Technology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    PARAMETRIC X-RADIATION (PXR) IS PROPOSED AS AN INTENSE, TUNABLE, MONOCHROMATIC HARD-X-RAY SOURCE FOR THE DETECTION OF EXPLOSIVES. THIS RADIATION IS HIGHLY COLLIMATED, HAS A BANDWIDTH OF 0.1, AND AN INTENSITY EQUAL TO THAT OF SYNCHROTRON RADIATION ON A PER ELECTRON BASIS. PXR GENERATION IS ACHIEVED BY PLACING CRYSTALS INTO THE PATH OF ELECTRON BEAMS WITH ENERGY OF 6 MEV OR GREATER. THE VIRTUAL PHOT ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Transportation
  10. AN AUTOMATED INJURY CODING PROGRAM

    SBC: Advanced Decision Systems            Topic: N/A

    WITHIN THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT NEED TO PROVIDE ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS WITH ADVANCED COMPUTER BASED TOOLS THAT CAN ASSIST IN THE ANALYSIS OF ACCIDENT DATA. IN PARTICULAR, AN "EXPERT SYSTEM" THAT COULD INTERPRET THE VARIOUS SOURCES OF ACCIDENT DATA AND AUTOMATICALLY CODE THESE IN ACCORDANCE WITH VARIOUS INJURY CODING SCHEMES, WOULD BE OF SIGNIFICANT ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of Transportation

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