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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. DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTELLIGENT CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM

    SBC: Acumen Engineering And            Topic: N/A

    THE PROPOSAL OUTLINES A CONCEPT FOR A DEVICE WHICH WILL DETECT THE INCORRECT INSTALLATION OF A CHILD SAFETY SEAT IN AN AUTOMOBILE AND ADVISE THE USER OF THE CONDITION. IN THE PROPOSED PROGRAM, ACUMEN ENGINEERING/ANALYSIS, INC. WILL DEVELOP THE DEVICE TOA PROTOTYPE STAGE TO DEMONSTRATE ITS TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY. IN ADDITION, COST ESTIMATES FOR A MASS-PRODUCED VERSION OF THE INTELLIGENT CHILD RESTRA ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Transportation
  2. IMPROVEMENT IN THE GRAPHITE REFERENCE CELL FOR REINFORCED CONCRETE

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    FOR CATHODIC PROTECTION SYSTEMS TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN MITIGATING CORROSION WITHOUT CAUSING HYDROGEN EMBRITTLEMENT OF PRESTRESSING STEEL, THE AMOUNT OF POLARIZATION OF THE EMBEDDED STEEL MUST BE VERY ACCURATELY CONTROLLED. PRESENTLY AVAILABLE EMBEDDED REFERENCE ELECTRODES DO NOT HAVE THE LONG TERM STABILITY OR RELIABILITY RE@UIRED TO MONITOR AND CONTROL THE AMOUNT OF POLARIZATION WITH THE ACCURACY RE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of Transportation
  3. Ultra Portable Ride Quality Meter

    SBC: DFUZION, INC.            Topic: 06FR3

    Although the market clearly has several ride quality meters commercially available, the FRA wishes to investigate the possibility of designing a very compact and ultra portable ride quality meter (UPRQM) for allowing railroad inspectors to assess ride safety and quality on revenue trains as well as track locations responsible for the worst ride. Given the emergence of micro-electro-mechanical sys ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Transportation
  4. Wireless Passenger Communications System

    SBC: DFUZION, INC.            Topic: 07FR3

    In 2006, the FRA introduced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to enhance intra-train communications on Tier I passenger cars. This rulemaking would promote the safety of passengers and crew members in passenger train emergencies by enhancing FRA's regulations for passenger train emergency systems. The rulemaking specifically addresses passenger train emergency communication systems, includi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Transportation
  5. A LUGGAGE SIMULATION TOOL FOR EXPLOSIVES DETECTION SYSTEMS

    SBC: Directed Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    COMPUTER MODELING OF MULTIDETECTOR, THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGING EXPLOSIVES DETECTION DEVICES IS A CRITICAL ASPECT OF THE DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION OF THESE SYSTEMS. FOR ANY SYSTEM MODEL, THE TARGET LUGGAGE IS A COMMON DENOMINATOR. A LUGGAGE SIMULATION TOOL WHICH COULD GENERATE DATA FILES FOR INPUT INTO ANY SUCH CODE MUST HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO GENERATE REALISTIC OBJECTS OF MANY DIFFERENT TYPES, SHAPES ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Transportation
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Microscopic Traffic Flow Simulation Models- An Open Source Approach

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

    In the Open-source microscopic traffic simulation models project, a component based software framework is proposed to re-engineer CORISM data struture and CORISM interface. Under the architecture combing the innovative framework and the legacy CORISM, prototype of the open source traffic flow simulation models will be developed and demonstrated in the Phase I. In addition, areas identified by th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Transportation
  10. HYBRID POLYMERIC GLAZING MATERIALS

    SBC: Rolltrusion Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A NEW PROCESS IS PROPOSED FOR THE APPLICATION OF POLYMERIC MATERIALS FOR AUTOMOTIVE WINDOWS. SEMI-CRYSTALLINE POLYMERIC MATERIALS CAN BE RENDERED CLEAR THROUGH 3-D ORIENTATION VIA SOLID STATE PROCESSING. APPLYING THIS TECHNOLOGY TO A HYBRID POLYMER STRUCTURE CAN RESULT IN CHEMICALLY RESISTANT, MECHANICALLY STRONG, OPTICALLY CLEAR AND ECONOMICALLY VIABLE PLASTIC WINDOWS FOR GROUND TRANSPORTATION.

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Transportation
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