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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. ADVANCED FARE PAYMENT MEDIA

    SBC: Echelon Industries Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE FEASIBILITY OF SMART CARDS FOR THE PUBLIC TRANSIT INDUSTRY HAS NOT BEEN ESTABLISHED. THERE IS A PERCEPTION THAT SMART CARDS CAN BE USED TO REDUCE THE TOTAL TRANSACTIONCOSTS ASSOCIATED WITH FARE PAYMENT, TO IMPROVE SECURITY, REDUCE FRAUD AND IMPROVE SYSTEM PERFORMANCE AND RIDERSHIP. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO DETERMINE THE APPROPRIATENESS OF THESE CLAIMS; THIS WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED BY R ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of Transportation
  2. HIGH-EFFICIENCY APPROACH LIGHTING SYSTEM BASED ON NON-IMAGING CONDENSER AND ELLIPTICAL HOLOGRAPHIC DIFFUSER

    SBC: Physical Optics Corporation            Topic: N/A

    AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO A FULLY CENTRALIZED (ONE SOURCE, MANY LIGHT POINTS) FIBER OPTIC APPROACH LIGHTING SYSTEM, PHYSICAL OPTICS CORPORATION (POC) PROPOSES A MORE REALISTIC AND MUCH MORE COST-EFFECTIVE DESIGN. A SINGLE LAMP, WITH POWER CONSUMPTION ONE-THIRD THAT OF LAMPS NOW IN USE, FEEDS A FEW NEAREST LIGHTS THROUGH A PLASTIC FIBER. THIS ACHIEVES THE MAJOR GOAL OF FIBER OPTIC IMPLEMENTATION: REMOVI ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Transportation
  3. IMPROVED X-RAY INSPECTION PERFORMANCE

    SBC: Rapiscan Security Products Inc            Topic: N/A

    OPERATOR'S PERCEPTION OF LUGGAGE IMAGES WOULD BE STUDIED TO DETERMINE THE OPERATORS METHOD OF IDENTIFYING AND CLEARING THREATS. ACTUAL OPERATORS WOULD BE INTERVIEWED AND STUDIED, AS WELL AS EXPERT ANALYSIS OF IMAGES AND OPERATORS DECISIONS. IMAGE SHORTCOMINGS AND POTENTIAL IMPROVEMENTS WOULD BE IDENTIFIED. SEMIAUTOMATIC ASSISTS WOULD BE STUDIED.

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Transportation
  4. 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
  5. TURBINE ENGINE ROTOR SYSTEM FAILURE PREDICTION AND PREVENTION

    SBC: Systems Control Technology,            Topic: N/A

    THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO DEVELOP A METHODOLOGY AND A PROTOTYPE DESIGN FOR A SYSTEM CAPABLE OF PREDICTING FAILURE OF ROTATING PARTS IN TURBINE ENGINES. SCT PROPOSES AN INNOVATIVE, INTEGRATED APPROACH THAT ASSIMILATES DATA FROM MULTIPLE SOURCES TO TREND ENGINE PERFORMANCE AND HEALTH. INDICATIONS OF COMPONENET FAILURE WILL BE IDENTIFIED AND ACTUAL DATA WILL BE COMPARED AGAINST THE INDICAT ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of Transportation
  6. DIRECT INFRARED MONITORING OF APPROACH LIGHTING SYSTEM LAMPS

    SBC: Systems Control Technology,            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Transportation
  7. UNOBSTRUSIVE DRIVER EYE MONITORING SYSTEM (UDEMS)

    SBC: Systems Technology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROPOSAL CONCERNS THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN UNOBTRUSIVE DRIVE EYE MONITORING SYSTEM (UDEMS). AN UNOBTRUSIVE EYEBALL/EYELID MOVEMENT SENSOR HAS ALREADY BEEN DEVELOPED THAT AMOUNTS TO THREE ELECTRODES MOUNTED IN A HEADBAND. THE ELECTRODES NEED NO PREPARATION, AND THE SENSOR PROVIDES STRONG, RELAIBLE EYE MOVEMENT WAVEFORMS ALMOST IMMEDIATELY UPON DONNING THE DEVICE AND ACTIVATING THE ELECTRONICS. WE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Transportation
  8. AUTOMATED REDUCTION OF VIDEO-BASED DATA

    SBC: Tau Corp            Topic: N/A

    WE PROPOSE TO DESIGN, EVALUATE AND DEVELOP A PC-WINDOWS BASED WORKSTATION FOR AUTOMATED VIDEO DATA REDUCTION SPECIALLY ADDRESSING THE VEHICLE TRACK AND LATERAL PLACEMENT MESUREMENT FOR HUMAN FACTOR AND HIGHWAY SAFETY EXPERIMENTS. THIS DESIGN LEVERAGES A MULTIPLE PERSON-YEAR INVESTMENT AT TAU IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF TURNKEY FEATURE TRACKING SYSTEMS. THIS NEW PC-BASED SYSTEM CONSISTS OF A VIDEO RECORD ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Transportation
  9. IMPROVED SILICON PHOTODIODE DETECTORS

    SBC: Udt Sensors Inc.            Topic: N/A

    SILICON PHOTODIODES ARE USED BY ALL X-RAY BAGGAGE SCANNERS. THESE SYSTEMS ARE, AT LEAST PARTLY, LIMITED BY THE NOISE PERFORMANCE OF THE PHOTODETECTORS. HIGHER PERFORMANCE PHOTODETECTORS WOULD ALLOW BETTER IMAGE QUALITY, LOWER DOSE, OR HIGHER INSPECTION SPEEDS. THIS RESEARCH WILL INVESTIGATE PHOTODIODE PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS THRUGH NOVEL STRUCTURES.

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Transportation
  10. A LOW-COST OPTICAL WEATHER IDENTIFIER FOR AN AUTOMATED WEATHER OBSERVING SYSTEM

    SBC: DYNAMICS TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE TYPE OF PRECIPITATION (RAIN, SNOW, FOG/HAZE, HAIL) HAS TRACTIONALLY RELIED ON HUMAN JUDGMENT. RECENTLY, THE WAVE PROPAGATION LABORATORY OF DEVELOPED A TECHNOLOGY FOR AUTOMATIC WEATHER IDENTIFICATION USING LASER SCINTILLATION AND SCATTERING. THE TECHNIQUE HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY TESTED IN FIELD OPERATION. HOWEVER, THE SYSTEM IS TOO CLUMSY AND EXPENSIVE FOR LARGE-SCALE FIELD ...

    SBIR Phase II 1985 Department of Transportation
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