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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. Identifying Valuable Second Lives for Retired-Lithium-Ion Batteries in Transportation Systems

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: 171OS1

    The identification of high-value and high-impact secondary applications for retired lithium-ion batteries is critical as the number of electric vehicles on the road continues to increase. During the Phase I DOT SBIR program NanoSonic will evaluate second-use application concepts for retired vehicular lithium-ion batteries in economically valuable, second-use sectors of transportation. We are partn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Transportation
  2. Train Reporting And Inspection INdex (TRAIN)

    SBC: Benten Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 151FR5

    Benten Technologies proposes to develop a back-end schema-less, open source, cloud-based database with front-end browser-based, cross-platform JavaScript model library to support locomotive inspection data collection. TRAIN will allow for the logging of inspection data for all types of locomotives including steam, diesel, diesel-electric, and electric locomotives by railroad and locomotive manufac ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Transportation
  3. Ride Performance Assessment System (RPAS)

    SBC: DFUZION, INC.            Topic: 151FR9

    To address FRA’s requirements of measuring rail vehicle suspension displacement and integrating this into existing accelerometer-based ride quality systems, dFuzion proposes the development of a comprehensive Ride Performance Assessment System (RPAS). RPAS will leverage the investment and research already made by FRA in its sponsored portable ride quality meter. By extending the ride quality dat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Transportation
  4. 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 II 2017 Department of Transportation
  5. Technological Enhancements to Improve and Expand Casual Carpooling in New Corridors

    SBC: Applied Engineering Management Corporation            Topic: 161FH1

    Technological Enhancements to Improve and Expand Casual Carpooling in New Corridors 12/05/2016 The overall goal of Phase II of this SBIR project is to demonstrate a working prototype of one or more tools and/or approaches that 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. Phase II will provi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Transportation
  6. Smart System for Poultry Welfare and Management

    SBC: Novateur Research Solutions, LLC            Topic: 83

    In recent years, consumer's concerns over hen well-being in conventional small wire cages (called battery cages) has resulted in some of the poultry farms to switch to cage-free housing where hens have freedom to walk around spread their wings, and lay their eggs in real nest boxes. This push towards cage-free egg production was further magnified in 2015 when many of the large fast food, resta ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  7. Variable speed operation in hydroelectric

    SBC: BURNSHIRE HYDROELECTRIC, L.L.C.            Topic: 86

    Hydropower is now increasingly operated outside of original design conditions due to changing water availability and environmental induced operating parameters. Fifty percent of operational hydroelectric dams in the United States are 50 years or older and nearly all were designed to operate steadily as a primary base load resource. Compounding these issues is the increasing prevalence of intermitt ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  8. An Integrated Pan Genome Resistome Platform for Nosocomial Pathogen Surveillance in Hospitals

    SBC: ICBiome            Topic: NIAID

    Nosocomial hospital infections are a significant public health concern as they severely harm patients disrupt normal operations and increase hospital costs To reduce these risks and allow for preemptive responses there is a critical need for routine surveillance of nosocomial pathogens within a hospital environment patients staff ventilation equipment With the decreasing costs of sequenci ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
  9. Augmenting Endoscopic Instruments with Real-time 3D Imaging

    SBC: Xyken, LLC            Topic: NIA

    Project SummaryAging increases the risk of GI disorders such as CRCinflammatory bowel diseaseand appendicitisNIH statistic shows thattomillion people are affected by digestive diseasesIncreasing global geriatric population base is expected to further worsen this situation over the coming yearsAnnuallydiseases of the gastrointestinalGItract account for more thanmillion office visits and more thanmi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Promoting AdheRence via Objective Technology to Assess Cystic Fibrosis Treatment PROTRACT

    SBC: BARRON ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: NHLBI

    Significance The proposed research Promoting AdheRence via Objective Technology to Assess Cystic Fibrosis Treatment PROTRACT will develop a novel cost effective system that combines multiple sensing modalities to provide an accurate practical and affordable method for reliably assessing adherence to treatment of cystic fibrosis CF Problem to be Addressed CF is a life shortening disea ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health

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