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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. Repurposing Lithium Ion Batteries for Light Duty Stationary Applications

    SBC: Navitas Advanced Solutions Group, LLC            Topic: 171OS1

    The project team believes that scalable battery modules, a scalable packaging strategy, a scalable BMS design, and a standardized re-manufacturing process are the missing links necessary to establish a robust repurposed and second-life lithium-ion battery supply chain. The modular and scalable approach will also allow Navitas and GBS to serve markets outside of the transportation industry improvin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Transportation
  2. Driver Engagement/Status Monitoring Technologies for Vehicle Automation Applications

    SBC: Soar Technology, Inc.            Topic: 151FH1

    With the introduction of Level 2 (L2) vehicle automation technologies, a core challenge facing drivers is to remain engaged in the driving task and aware of the vehicle environment despite not playing an immediate role in the low level driving control loop. To overcome this challenge, SoarTech and its partners, UMTRI and Delphi Automotive, propose to develop DAISY, an innovative vehicle sub-system ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  3. Corrosion Resistant Prestressing Strand for Prestressed Concrete Bridges

    SBC: METNA CO            Topic: 141FH6

    Prestressing strands are the core constituents of prestressed concrete structures. Steel offers important advantages over the emerging classes of composite tendons in this application; susceptibility of prestressing steel to corrosion, however, is a concern. The market appeal of existing corrosion-resistant strands has been dampened by their high cost and some enduring technical concerns. In recen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Transportation
  4. Easy Access to Freight Locomotives

    SBC: GS ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: 141FR3

    GS Engineering is proposing an innovative access system for freight locomotives that will make on-boarding and off-boarding significantly easier and safer by reducing the effort required and assisting workers with the climb up and down. The proposed solutions would eliminate the large first step and reduce / eliminate the additional steps required to board the train. An improved anti-skid step wil ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Transportation
  5. LookOut: A Scenario-based Driving Simulator for Enhancing Hazard Detection and Avoidance

    SBC: Quantum Signal LLC            Topic: 132FH2

    the goal of driver's education is to provide students with the skills necessary to safely and effectively operate a motor vehicle. While effective training has been implemented since the 1930s, research suggest opportunities to enhance driver hazard anticipation and avoidance, which could in turn dramatically impact public safety. Hazard-related training has traditionally been difficult to accom ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Transportation
  6. Transit Safety

    SBC: Mackinac Technology Company, The            Topic: 131FT1

    The Mackinac Technology Company is proposing to develop a novel antireflection film that will virtually eliminate the reflection of interior lighting on transit bus windshields and significantly improve driver visibility and passenger/pedestrian safety. Additives are incorporated into windshield glass to reduce solar glare during daylight hours. These additives have the unfortunate effect of in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Transportation
  7. Non-Destructive Test Method for Rapid Determination of the Chemical Composition of Concrete in Field

    SBC: METNA CO            Topic: 122FH2

    While thorough assessment of concrete chemistry is vital to evaluating the health of (transportation) infrastructure systems, the costly and time-consuming nature of available chemical analysis methods limit their applications. A nondestructive test method will be developed for thorough evaluation of concrete chemistry and deterioration conditions at different depths. An analytical chemistry metho ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Transportation
  8. Belt Shift Interlock Delay/Deaccelerator with Learning Curve Software to increase Seatbelt Usage on commercial Vehicles

    SBC: The Tenik Group Inc.            Topic: 07FM1

    Various methods for increasing seat belt usage have been investigated over the last several years including visual and audible warnings currently installed in today's vehicles. In spite of these attempts, FMCSA research has shown that drivers of about 59% of commercial motor vehicles (those weighing over 10,000 pounds or more that operate in interstate commerce) buckle their safety belts as compa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Transportation
  9. Safe Track Protection and Advance Warning System

    SBC: WAVETRONIX LLC            Topic: 082FH1

    To improve safety and efficiency on high-speed signalized intersections a dilemma zone protection system has been designed to automatically configure site-specific protection boundaries on both main-street approaches by continously tracking vehicles within up to 1000 feet of each stop line.  The system will further customize and refine protection by continously estimating the probability of a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Transportation
  10. A Higher Performance Traffic Detector Built on SmartSensor HD and Multi-Beam Radar Technology

    SBC: WAVETRONIX LLC            Topic: 091FH3

    Wavetronix currently sells the SmartSensor HD radar detection which is the highest performance above ground detector currently available.  However, the count, speed and classification accuracy can be significantlly improved by employing multi-beam radar technology which we have recently developed.  Multi-beam radar technology allows multiple radars to be used cost effectively inside a si ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Transportation
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