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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 April, 2020.

  1. Crowding Information Collection and Dissemination System

    SBC: Arcon Corporation            Topic: 171FT1

    Train car crowding is a key issue resulting in passenger dissatisfaction and degraded transit service. One reason for train car crowding is an uneven distribution of passengers among the train cars which results in overcrowding of certain cars while leaving other cars sparsely occupied. If passengers waiting at a station are informed about the expected crowding levels in the arriving train, they c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Transportation
  2. TrainAid: A Smart Onboard Railroad Passenger Information and Entertainment System

    SBC: CLR ANALYTICS INC.            Topic: 171FR4

    Onboard railroad passenger information system (OPIS) is an electronic system that provides audio and/or visual information for passengers on a train. However, information received by passengers is not guaranteed since the information and service provided by the OPISs are diverse and without a common standard. Therefore, we propose a Smart Onboard Passenger Information and Entertainment, TrainAid, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Transportation
  3. Detection of THC Use in Drivers

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 171NH1

    Driving under the influence of marijuana, the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States is reported to double the risk of crash involvement. As marijuana decriminalization and legalization measures continue to gain acceptance, the potential number of drivers using marijuana could rise dramatically, necessitating new ways for law enforcement to combat the pursuant increase in drug relate ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Transportation
  4. A Robust Railway Track Crack Detection System Using Thermal Signatures

    SBC: Migma Systems Inc.            Topic: 171FR2

    In Phase I, Migma Systems propose to develop a robust system for detection of railway track surface cracks. Automated railway inspection is critical for ensuring the safety of public transportation. Rails often break under trains and broken tracks can lead to train derailment. In Phase I, we will make a prototype sensor with low power microprocessor, IR camera, GPS and temperature/humidity sensor ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Transportation
  5. Driver breath measurement of marijuana intoxication by infrared spectroscopy

    SBC: N2 Biomedical, LLC            Topic: 171NH1

    The intoxicating effects of marijuana are of public safety concern. With the expected increase in the use of this substance it is important to provide law-enforcement officials with a simple driver test for its detection. Because of the presence of the intoxication agent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) vapor in the exhaled breath of marijuana users, it is possible to confirm marijuana intoxication via ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Transportation
  6. SCRIPT: Safety Critical, Real-time, Intelligent Passenger Transport App for Smartphones via Always-on Global Internet Connection

    SBC: INFOBEYOND TECHNOLOGY, LLC            Topic: 171FR4

    SCRIPT: Safety Critical, Real-time, Intelligent Passenger Transport App for Smartphones via Always-on Global Internet Connection 12/21/2016 Providing railroad passenger information via smartphones improves the passengers’ traveling experience with added value on train safety and security enhancement. In this project, InfoBeyond advocates the development of Safety Critical, Real‐time, Intell ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Transportation
  7. TempO-STAT Citrus Greening Infection Test

    SBC: BioSpyder Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 82

    A primary test that can be performed in orange groves to identify carrier insects and trees infected with the bacteria that causes citrus greening, and secondary test providing more detailed information that can subsequently be performed in central labs using sequencing-based technology,will be established and the feasibility of performing these tests and identifying infection in the carrier insec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  8. CBB Repel: Safeguarding the Prosperity of the Small Farm Hawaiian Coffee Industry

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 812

    This USDA/NIFA Phase I will focus on developing CBB Repel, a novel organic, semiochemical pest management tool to support the small coffee grower of Hawaii--and the globe--by offering protection for their crops against the devastation caused by CBB. By controlling coffee berry borer infestations, we will directly support small scale coffee farms which are often family owned and relied upon as the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  9. "SPLAT Bloom: Focused bee pollination in safe target areas"

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 82

    When the average American sits down to a meal, it is likely that a portion of the food in front of him or her is the result of pollination by honeybees. Bee species pollinate 71 of the 100 crops that provide 90% of human food for 146 countries. Insect pollinators, as a whole, have an estimated global worth of $200 billion and the contribution of honeybee pollination cannot be overstated. Although ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  10. CLB Repel: a safe, organic semiochemical repellent for the chicken litter beetle, Alphitobius diaperinus

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 83

    The goal of this USDA NIFA SBIR Phase I project is to develop CLB Repel, a safe, organic, and highly effective repellent product for the management of chicken litter beetle (CLB), Alphitobius diaperinus Panzer, that operates by a completely different mode of action than any other control strategy currently on the market. CLB Repel is formulated with the potent beetle anti-aggregation semiochemical ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture

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