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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. 6 Dimensional Sensor Package (6DSP)

    SBC: Diversified Technical Systems, Inc.            Topic: 07NH1

    Understanding the kinematics of intruding structures (floor plans, doors, roofs, etc.) as well as dummy motions is critical to safety related research. DTS believes the best way to acquire this data is to use small lightweight sensor packages to dynamically track the motion of single points using six degrees-of-freedom measurements. This methodology does not require line of sight to the measured ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Transportation
  2. Locking Mechanism for Rotating Seats

    SBC: Kustom Seating Unlimited Inc. (KSU)            Topic: 07FR1

    Research is proposed to develop a locking mechanism for intercity (Amtrak) rotating seats that can be retro-fit to existing seats. Current intercity rail seats, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), present a safety hazard to the riding public. Post accident investigations show that passenger rail seats were found to have been uncontrollably rotated even though current se ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Transportation
  3. 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
  4. Microwave Thermoreflectometry for Corrosion Detection in Concrete

    SBC: NEWPORT SENSORS INC            Topic: 07FH2

    This SBIR project will explore innovative application of the PI's proprietary microwave imaging technology to time-resolved thermoreflectometry for non-destructive detection of rebar corrosion in concrete. This is based on the principle that a corrosion layer surronding the rebar serves as a thermal insulator and, as a result, corroded rebars cools more slowly than uncorroded ones upon heating. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Transportation
  5. A First Responder Tool for Rapic, Efficient, and Effective Response to Hazardous Material Incidents

    SBC: QUIMBA SOFTWARE, INC.            Topic: 07PH2

    The nightmare scenario in HAZMAT transport (or storage) is an incident in the proximity of a densely populated area. This issue is so critical that Congress has, on a number of occasions, considered restricting HAZMAT transportation, routing it around metropolitan areas. While so far such restrictions have not been implemented, the HAZMAT transportation industry faces mounting legal and insuranc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Transportation
  6. Advanced Truck for High Speed Freight Operations

    SBC: Sharma & Associates, Inc.            Topic: 01FR1

    During Phase 1 of the project, Sharma & Associates, Inc. developed a concept for high speed freight truck intended for 70-ton, regular freight and bi-modal operation, at speeds up to 150 mph. The truck uses a rigid frame and an indpendent, compliant, primary suspension for its basic architecture. Constant contact side-bearings and yaw dampers were also added to improve dynamic performance. Vehi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Transportation
  7. Development of Handiplate Accessible Parking Placard

    SBC: Handiplate            Topic: N/A

    The goal is to produce an electronic programmable disabled or Handicapped Placard, which cannot be forged, altered or compromised to insure credibility in the program.The final placard will be designed to enable law enforcement and parking enforcement to observe from a distance, if the placard is valid. By use of LEDs, one facing the front, one facing the rear, it permits and easy and quick visua ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of Transportation
  8. Rim-Integrated-Pumps-Sensor (RIPS) Platform for Self-sensing and Inflation using MEMS Microsensors and Micropumps

    SBC: Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    IOS and the University of Arkansas propose to design a novel and compact platform consisting of Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS) devices designed to 1) automatically sense and control tire pressure, 2) generate and store power from tire vibration, 3) telemeter data to the driver cabin or road side service analyzers, and 4) be installed by the factory on new cars or retrofitted onto existing ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of Transportation
  9. Sidewalk Assessment Process

    SBC: Moore Iacofano Goltsman, Inc            Topic: N/A

    Sidewalks provide pedestrians with critical transportation routes to public areas and services such as schools, businesses, and recreation facilities. Unfortunately, many sidewalks do not adequately meet the needs of people with disabilities, who make up nearly one-fifth of the American population. The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 prohibits public entities from designing new faci ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of Transportation
  10. N/A

    SBC: Sharma & Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    There is a growing trend towards the use of ¿Car-Less¿ technology, where a rail-car is not needed to transport road-haul trailers over rail: Trailers operate in the usual manner over highways, drive up to a rail yard and transform to ¿rail-mode¿ with relative ease. In rail mode, many ¿Car-Less¿ units use slightly modified 3-piece, 70-ton freight car trucks. These trucks are no ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of Transportation
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