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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. Combined Cleaning and Guided Wave Inspection System for Hazardous Liquid Pipelines

    SBC: ULC Robotics, Inc.            Topic: 180PH2

    Pipeline operators employ cleaning tools for improving product throughput, inhibiting corrosion, and preparing their pipes for inline inspection. For many pipeline risk models, improving the scope and quality of input data is a long-term process. If the combined cost of pigging and inspecting was low and could be done simultaneously, pipeline operators would be encouraged to perform inspections mo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Transportation
  2. Multimodal Acoustic Tool for Inline Pipe Inspection

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 180PH1

    The United States has a vast network of pipelines used for fuel transport. This infrastructure, installed in 1950–1970, is one of the largest in the world. Yet poor/missing records of the materials used, combined with the overall age and associated environmental degradation effects, often results in unsafe operation. Current non-destructive inspection techniques are only capable of detecting mat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Transportation
  3. Real-Time In-Situ Measurement of Void Fraction and Specific Surface in Fresh Concrete

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 171FH2

    Water expansion during freeze-thaw cycles can cause deterioration in concrete, leading to scaling, cracking, and crumbling over a period of years. Resistance to this damage is achieved with a system of voids formed by adding surfactants to the fresh concrete to stabilize air bubbles naturally entrained during mixing. The volume fraction, size, and spacing of these voids are critical. It is importa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Transportation
  4. RailMonitor: Real-Time Broken Rail Detection System

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 171FR2

    Broken rails are a common cause of mainline derailments and a particular concern given the increasing use of our rail system for passenger traffic and petroleum products. The progressive nature of the defects provides an opportunity for early detection of cracks before they become significant enough to cause a derailment. Unfortunately, current inspection technology does not allow these inspection ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Transportation
  5. Improved Thermal and Acoustic Comfort for Motorcycle Helmets

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 151NH1

    Use of motorcycles helmets significantly reduces the risk of fatality or serious brain injury to riders in the event of a crash, but riders often do not wear helmets in warm weather because of thermal discomfort. We propose to develop an innovative ventilation and cooling system that will maintain a cool, dry environment inside the helmet while also meeting applicable safety standards. The key the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Transportation
  6. POST CRASH AIRCRAFT FUEL-FED PREVENTION

    SBC: BELTRAN, INC.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1987 Department of Transportation
  7. NEW TRANSIT MARKETS FOR COMPETITIVE PROCUREMENT

    SBC: Dean P Bell & Assoc Inc            Topic: N/A

    THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN UNPRECEDENTED PUBLIC SECTOR/PRIVATE SECTOR BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP AMONG PRIVATE BUS OPERATORS, VISITOR AND CONVENTION BUREAUS (C&VB) AND PUBLIC TRANSIT AGENCIES TO MEET THE GROWING TRANSPORTATION NEEDS OF THE MEETING MARKET (E.G., CONVENTIONS AND CORPORATE MEETINGS). THIS WILL DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A FIXED-ROUTE SHUTTLE SERVICE BETWEEN HOTELS AND CONVENTION ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 Department of Transportation
  8. DEVELOPMENT OF A CAR BED FOR PREMATURE AND PHYSICALLY DISABLED INFANTS

    SBC: HARTLEY ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    IT IS A UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTED FACT THAT THE PROPER USE OF WELL DESIGNED INFANT AND CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS CAN SIGNIFICANTLY DECREASE THE RISK OF DEATH AND SERIOUS INJURY IN MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHS INVOLVING NORMAL CHILDREN. HOWEVER,WHEN PREMATURE INFANTS ARE PLACED IN SEMI-RECLINED INFANT SAFETY SEATS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR RESPIRATORY COMPROMISE. IN ADDITION, MANY DISABLED INFANTS ARE UNABLE TO TR ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 Department of Transportation
  9. Remote Sensors for Pavement Ice Detection

    SBC: INNOVATIVE DYNAMICS INC            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of Transportation
  10. ICING MONITORING EQUIPMENT

    SBC: JONAS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1984 Department of Transportation
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