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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. New In-field Composite Repair Techniques for Transmission or Distribution Pipelines

    SBC: Odyssian Technology, L.L.C.            Topic: N/A

    Composite in-field pipeline repair technology is proposed that builds upon recent advances in composite repair techniques. Alternative composite materials and processes are proposed that will substantially ease in-field repair and reduce the time personnel are exposed to potentially adverse environmental conditions. Also proposed is a sensor leak detection system that can be optionally installed ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Transportation
  4. 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
  5. Creating a Global Infrastructure for Virtual Aids to Navigation (vATON

    SBC: WisdomTools Enterprises Inc            Topic: N/A

    As we look towards the next decade there are many opportunities to enhance services for navigation which compliment, enhance, and replace existing Aids to Navigation technologies. This Phase II project will continue the US Coast Guard¿s investigation of the development of a Virtual Aids to Navigation system by building a working prototype that delivers real-time data to the mariner. The vATON s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Transportation
  6. Creating a Global Infrastructure for Virtual Aids to Navigation (vATON

    SBC: WisdomTools Enterprises Inc            Topic: N/A

    As we look towards the next decade there are many opportunities to enhance services for navigation which compliment, enhance, and replace existing Aids to Navigation technologies. This Phase II project will continue the US Coast Guard¿s investigation of the development of a Virtual Aids to Navigation system by building a working prototype that delivers real-time data to the mariner. The vATON s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of Transportation
  7. The RISE Learning System

    SBC: SayTech Corporation            Topic: N/A

    The Federal Highway Administration¿s FY2000 Performance Plan outlines five specific, strategic goals: Safety, Mobility, Economic Growth and Trade, Human and Natural Environment, and National Security. With the RISE Learning System, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will have the ability to offer low-cost training of the Outdoor Advertising Control Toolbox, along with many other traini ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of Transportation
  8. 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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