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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. Public Rights-of-Way Assessment Instrumentation to Determine Accessibility

    SBC: BENEFICIAL DESIGNS INC            Topic: 081FH2

      City planners and engineers need detailed assessments of public rights-of-way to evaluate existing conditions, determine compliance with draft accessibility guidelines, and plan reconstruction projects.  Current assessment methods are inadequate and inefficient due to the time and resources required.  This project will develop an automated public rights-of-way assessment process a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Transportation
  2. Air-Steam Hybrid: an Alternative to Internal Combustion-cleaner, more efficient, multi-fuel compatible retrofit-able

    SBC: Bevilacqua-Knight Inc.            Topic: 101FT1

      An air/steam propulsion system has been developed and key performance attributes have been demonstrated qualitatively:  a mixed propellant system can provide immediate power without a boiler, and that power can be varied by varying the ratio of water and air in the propellant mix.  What is proposed is an analysis of scaling this very promising technology to propel buses and trains ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Transportation
  3. FR4SSECP Rail Yard Automated Helper

    SBC: Synetics Systems Engineering Corp            Topic: 101FR4

    The Rail Yard  Automated Helper (RYAH) features an eight joint robotic arm integrated with a hydrostatic drive mobility unit.  The unit can be tele-operated in a manned, computer aided mode. The RYAH increases rail yard worker safety by determining exposure to physical activities that result in injury such as slipping, falling, over-exertion and entrapment.  The system controller pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Transportation
  4. Radio Frequency Identification Licensing System for Motor Vehicles

    SBC: Thinkify LLC            Topic: 101NH2

      The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports year over year increases in motorcycle fatalities and accidents over the past ten years.  Of these: ·         2/3s of the deaths were related to excessive speed and loss of operator control ·         60% of deaths occurred at night or ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Transportation
  5. Data Compression and Packaging to support delivery of Differential GPS corrections to Kinematic Users

    SBC: SUB CARRIER SYSTEMS CORPORATION            Topic: 102FH1

      The project’s primary technical objective is to devise a compression and formatting scheme for the transport of real time differential GPS correction information in standardized forms (RTCM 104 messages and other formats) such that it can be transmitted over limited bandwidth communications media to support requirements for high accuracy position determination in ground based transpor ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Transportation
  6. Software-Based Vehicle Re-Identification

    SBC: Berkeley Transportation Systems Inc.            Topic: 102FH2

      Standard loop detector controller cards sample traffic at a rate of 60Hz.  However, they frequently do not push detailed information back to the traffic management center (TMC).  Instead, they calculate and then aggregate values such as volumes and occupancies at up to 30-second intervals before sending this data back to the central processing system.  Past approaches to loop ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Transportation
  7. Driver Detecting Cell Phone Blocker System

    SBC: CORNERTURN, LLC            Topic: 102NH1

      The proposed system will provide a very robust means of determining that the driver of a moving vehicle is attempting to use his phone for a purpose restricted by local regulations.  The system will then preclude the restricted operation.  Cell phone usage that is not restricted by local regulations will not be affected.  The system imposes no changes to public roadways or to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Transportation
  8. Low-Cost, Full-Field, Surface Profiling Tool for Mechanical Damage Evaluation

    SBC: Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.            Topic: 091PH1

    Mechanical damage (typically from third party excavations) is the most frequent source of leaks and ruptures in pipelines.  The most common type of mechanical damage is dents, sometimes associated with secondary features such as gouges, external corrosion, or cracks.  Currently used techniques for assessing dents are not accurate enough for reliable determination of fitness for service.& ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Transportation
  9. Measuring Traffic Performance with the Inductivew Loop Detector Signature Technologies

    SBC: CLR ANALYTICS INC.            Topic: 102FH2

      Inductive loop detection systems are currently the most invested technology for obtaining traffic data in the United States, and are widely deployed on most major freeway networks.  With the push towards sustainability in transportation, there is an increasing need to obtain further insight into traffic system performance by obtaining more accurate and comprehensive traffic system perf ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Transportation
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