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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. Long Range ROW Detection and Warning System

    SBC: NAVMAR APPLIED SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: 151FR7

    Rail line intrusion events, initiated by dismounted individuals on foot or in vehicles, often result in devastating collisions with a train, with outcomes unfavorably to the intruder. A need exists for a locomotive mounted advanced remote detection system that can autonomously detect and characterize an intruder, at a distance, alerting the operating engineer to take corrective action. Navmar Appl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  2. Parking-Cruising Caused Congestion & Targeting Public Mitigation Investments

    SBC: RAPID FLOW TECHNOLOGIES            Topic: 142FH2

    Drivers searching extensively for parking, a behavior known as cruising, leads to excess congestion and pollution. Many smart parking interventions have attempted to address this issue in recent years. However, the problem of effectively detecting and measuring cruising remains largely unsolved. We propose to develop a low cost approach to automatic detection of cruising behavior using dense netwo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  3. Whimbrel Unmanned Aircraft System-Borne Atmospheric and Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Sensor

    SBC: Piasecki Aircraft Corporation            Topic: 845RWP

    Piasecki Aircraft (PiAC) proposes to continue development and testing efforts of the Whimbrel UAS, a low cost, expendable, air-deployed weather survey unmanned aircraft system. The Whimbrel UAS, a low cost, expendable, air-deployed weather survey unmanned aircraft system. The Whimbrel USA has been developed to support the Tropical Cyclone Boundary Layer mission requirements and contains sensors an ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. VIIRS DNB HGS Radiometric Calibration Source

    SBC: INNOVATIVE IMAGING & RESEARCH CORP            Topic: 843D

    A new radiometric vicarious calibration approach for the Suomi NPP VIIRS Day/Night Band’s (DNB) high gain stage (HGS) is proposed that will complement traditional, extended source, radiance-based calibrations, which are based on natural lunar illumination and not as accurate as desired. The proposed research will produce affordable, field-deployable, NIST-traceable point source lamps that can ac ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  5. Probability Forecasts of Business Impact Variables From CFS2 Ensembles

    SBC: PRESCIENT WEATHER LTD            Topic: 831C

    The value of the subseasonal and seasonal probability forecasts of the National Weather Service (NWS) will be enhanced when the information about standard meteorological variables is converted into information about business impact variables such as degree days, wind and solar power potential, and end-of-season crop yield. Toward that goal, in Phase I we will identify a suite of such action variab ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  6. Hybrid Laser Arc Welding for Thick Plate High Performance Steels

    SBC: TECHKNOWSERV CORP            Topic: 132FH1

    Welding of HPS70W is well understood when using submerged arc welding (SAW) and shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) techniques. A Welding Advisory Group (WAG) which consisted of technical advisors from the Navy, AISI, and FHWA, major filler metal manufacturers, and steel producers determined the guidelines for welding HPS70W. As a result, comprehensive guidelines and welding procedures exist for SAW ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Transportation
  7. Individualized Fatigue Management Program Technology for Trucking Operations

    SBC: Pulsar Informatics, Inc.            Topic: 091FM1

    This proposal leverages our current DOT-funded SBIR Phase II project developing software to assist truck drivers and companies to fatigue optimize driver scheduling and route planning. This project will build a set of web-services specially designed to provide objective quantitative feedback to truck drivers, dispatchers, and safety managers about fatigue from fatigue stressors common in trucking ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Transportation
  8. 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
  9. POWDER SYSTEM

    SBC: Energy & Minerals Research            Topic: N/A

    TWO YEARS AGO IT WAS EXPERIMENTALLY SHOWN THAT CHARGED WATERDROPLETS COULD KNOCK-DOWN SMOKE RAPIDLY. WE NOW PROPOSE TO TO DEVELOP A DEVICE WHICH USES A CHRGED FINELY POWERED SOLIDAEROSOL TO KNOCK-DOWN SMOKE. USING A SOLID INSTEAD OF A LIQUID AEROSOL HAS SIGNIFICANT ADVANTAGES. THE SOLID PART ICLES CAN BE PRE-FORMED IN A READY-TO-USE STATE. PARTICLE SIZE CAN BE RIGOROUSLY CONTROLLED AND HAVE OPTIMU ...

    SBIR Phase I 1985 Department of Transportation
  10. ICING MONITORING EQUIPMENT

    SBC: JONAS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    A SIX MONTH PROGRAM TO DEVELOP A RUGGED NEW DEVICE FOR MONITORING THE ONSET OF ICE FORMATION ON SURFACES OF TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES, ROADS, BRIDGES AND AIRCRAFTS, WILL BE DEVELOPED AND A PROTOTYPE WILL BE LABORATORY TESTED. THE NOVEL GAGE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEM IS PARTLY BASED ON THE TECHNOLOGY APPLIED TO MEASURE CONDUCTIVITY OF SOLUTIONS. BASED ON EXISTING TECHNOLOGY, AND ALREADY TESTED UNDER HIGH ...

    SBIR Phase II 1985 Department of Transportation
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