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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Automated, Drone-Based Grade Crossing Inspection

    SBC: VisioStack Inc.            Topic: 190FR6

    AXIS (Aerial Crossing Inspection System) is an innovative highway-rail grade crossing inspection system that uses UAVs, cloud processing and clustered-computing to perform inspections with unprecedented efficiency. AXIS is an end-to-end solution that preplans inspection flight paths, uses photogrammetry to create a 3D model of the crossing, calculates the crossing’s risk profile and generates de ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of Transportation
  2. Autonomous Video Inspection System (AVIS)

    SBC: VisioStack Inc.            Topic: 20FR2

    AVIS (Autonomous Video Inspection System) is an innovative highway-rail grade crossing inspection system that will use deploy Artificial Intelligence based models with efficiency and accuracy. AVIS is an end-to-end solution that will evaluate forward-facing video to detect the presence and condition of key features that help improve the safety of pedestrians and vehicles at highway-rail crossings. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Transportation
  3. Highly Efficient Vacuum Smelting of Aluminum

    SBC: UHV TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: G

    The goal of this SBIR project is to develop and demonstrate an innovative aluminum smelting technology that will significantly increase the range of aluminum alloys that can be manufactured from recycling of scrap aluminum. This will result in reduction of need for primary aluminum with corresponding 95% energy and CO2 emission benefits. The proposed melting of pre-sorted aluminum alloys using UHV ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  4. Highly Efficient Vacuum Smelting of Aluminum

    SBC: UHV TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: G

    The goal of this SBIR project is to develop and demonstrate an innovative aluminum smelting technology that will significantly increase the range of aluminum alloys that can be manufactured from recycling of scrap aluminum. This will result in reduction of need for primary aluminum with corresponding 95% energy and CO2 emission benefits. The proposed melting of pre-sorted aluminum alloys using UHV ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  5. Transformation of carbon emissions to high-value products through a two-step electrochemical platform

    SBC: LECTROLYST LLC            Topic: G

    Carbon dioxide utilization can help reduce carbon emissions, but gaps remain in the value chain from initial capture to high-value products. Lectrolyst LLC will develop an electrochemical platform centered on selective two-step conversion of CO2 to acetic acid and ethylene, to fill this need. Preliminary life cycle assessment and techno-economic analyses indicate ~200 million metric tons of CO2 em ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  6. Transformation of carbon emissions to high-value products through a two-step electrochemical platform

    SBC: LECTROLYST LLC            Topic: G

    Carbon dioxide utilization can help reduce carbon emissions, but gaps remain in the value chain from initial capture to high-value products. Lectrolyst LLC will develop an electrochemical platform centered on selective two-step conversion of CO2 to acetic acid and ethylene, to fill this need. Preliminary life cycle assessment and techno-economic analyses indicate ~200 million metric tons of CO2 em ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  7. Aerial Crossing Inspection System (AXIS)

    SBC: VisioStack Inc.            Topic: 190FR6

    AXIS (Aerial Crossing Inspection System) is an innovative highway-rail grade crossing inspection system that will use UAVs and machine learning to perform inspections with unprecedented efficiency. AXIS is an end-to-end solution that will pre-plan inspection flight paths, use drone-mounted cameras to create a 3D model of the crossing, calculate the crossing’s risk profile and generate detailed t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Transportation
  8. SCRIPT: Safety Critical, Real-time, Intelligent Passenger Transport App for Smartphones via Always-on Global Internet Connection

    SBC: INFOBEYOND TECHNOLOGY, LLC            Topic: 171FR4

    SCRIPT: Safety Critical, Real-time, Intelligent Passenger Transport App for Smartphones via Always-on Global Internet Connection 12/21/2016 Providing railroad passenger information via smartphones improves the passengers’ traveling experience with added value on train safety and security enhancement. In this project, InfoBeyond advocates the development of Safety Critical, Real‐time, Intell ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Transportation
  9. Microscopic Traffic Simulation Models and Software- An Open Source Approach

    SBC: New Global Systems for Intelligent Transportation Management            Topic: 081FH5

    After successfully developing open source traffic simulation software, ETFOMM (Enhanced Transportation Flow Open-source Microscopic Models), New Global Systems for Intelligent Transportation Management Corp. proposes a US DOT SBIR program to support its efforts to accelerating the commercialization of the software to educational and research communities in Phase IIB. The specific tasks include edu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Transportation
  10. Dynamic Frequency Passive Millemeter-Wave Radiometer Based on Optical Up-Conversion

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: 94

    Passive microwave sensors aboard satellites provide valuable information regarding weather conditions by measuring atmospheric attenuation over a broad range of frequencies from 0-200 GHz. Additional ground-based sensors are desirable to provide complementary upward looking measurements that can be used to refine existing attenuation models. Operating over such a large bandwidth, however, places ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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