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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. A Novel Multi-Sensor Wireless Network for Bridge Structural Health Monitoring

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: 081FH6

      The ability to monitor the integrity of a bridge structure and detect damage or condition changes at early stages is of significant importance for bridge operation safety.  Currently, the most widely used damage detection methods rely on subjective, incremental visual assessments or localized testing techniques.  In this proposal, we propose to develop and test a low cost and effi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Transportation
  2. A Wireless Sensor Network with Accurate Time Synchronization and Wide Area Coverage for Traffic Signal Analysis

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: 101FH2

      Increasing population, vehicles, and the excessive traffic induced by urban sprawl is overburdening the existing highway system.  Traffic delays and air pollution are often caused by ineffective traffic signal timing.  Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) are adopted to better manage and control the surface transportation network in many cities.  However, there is lack of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Transportation
  3. Automated High Speed, Low Water Consumption Insulator Cleaner

    SBC: MINI, LLC            Topic: 07FT4

      This Phase II proposal develops a novel third rail insulator cleaner called the Vohrtex based.on the successfully completed Phase I project that developed the low water consumption, quick cleaning tool, the “Spin Wedge.”  The Vohrtex slides on the third rail and is attached to a service vehicle that rides on the track.  The Vohrtex has a pair of arms, which hang down o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Transportation
  4. Balancing Safety and Capacity in an Adaptive Traffic Signal Control System

    SBC: Sabra & Associates, Inc.            Topic: 081FH1

      This research focuses on the development of a real-time signal timing methodology and algorithms that balance safety and efficiency.  This research consists of two phases:  Phase I was completed in December 2009; it examined the relationships between signal timing and surrogate measures of safety, namely the frequency of rear-end, angle and lane-change conflicts.  The FHWA Su ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Transportation
  5. Nanometal-Thermoplastic Elastomer Hybrids as Durable, Low Cost Flangeway Gap Materials

    SBC: Integran Technologies U.S.A. Inc.            Topic: 101FR1

      The proposed program seeks to develop flangeway gap filer materials that will fill the gap under light loads such as wheelchairs, but will compress under heavy loads, such as freight systems, without increasing the likelihood of track derailments.  A materials technology optimization and evaluation program is proposed, based upon previous proprietary developments by the applicants in t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Transportation
  6. Detection, Control and Warning System (DCWS) to mitigate Dilemma Zone (DZ)

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: 082FH1

      To mitigate the Dilemma Zone (DZ) problem, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) team proposes an innovative vehicle specific Detection, Control and Warning System (DCWS).  DCWS provides vehicle-specific dilemma zone protection based on travel time to the intersection as opposed to more conventional systems which protect a fixed area on the pavement.  Apart from incorporating advance ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Transportation
  7. Crack Arrest and Structural Repair of High Strength Steel Piping by In-Situ Sleeving of Nanostructural Materials

    SBC: Integran Technologies U.S.A. Inc.            Topic: 07PH1

    This proposal describes the application of a mature nanotechnology-based crack arrest / structural repair technology as a novel crack arrestor tool for high-strength pipelines. The crack arrestor would comprise a thin layer or sleeve of electrodeposited nanocrystalline material applied to the outside of the pipe either in the coating mill during fabrication or in-field during or following constru ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Transportation
  8. Structural Repair of Steel Piping by In-Situ Sleeving of Nanostructured Materials

    SBC: Integran Technologies U.S.A. Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This proposal describes the application of a mature nanotechnology-based crack arrest/structural repair technology as a novel in-field pipeline repair tool. The repair would be comprised of a thin layer or sleeve of electrodeposited nancrystalline material applied to the damaged region of the pipe in order to utilize the "crack filling" characteristic of the process. The concept proposed has alr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Transportation
  9. Compact Laser Shearography System for Crack Detection

    SBC: Laser Technology Inc.            Topic: 05FH1

    Laser Technology Inc. (LTI) proposes a Phase II SBIR research project to further develop a Compact Shearography System, Analysis Method and Software for micro-crack detection in concrete. There is an urgent need to detect and characterize fine cracks in concrete that form because of various damage mechanisms including alkali-silicate reaction, delayed ettringite formation or frost damage. Fine s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Transportation
  10. Automated High Speed, Low Water Consumption Insulator Cleaner

    SBC: MINI, LLC            Topic: 07FT4

    A novel third rail insulator cleaner and novel cleaning tool - the Spin Wedge, will be developed. The novel cleaner is a skate that rides directly on the third rail and is attached to a service vehicle. Four Spin Wedges, attached to the skate, direct a very rapid series of high pressure water jets arcs, like hammer blows, only on the surface to be cleaned. As the skate moves forward at high spe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Transportation
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