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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY21 is not expected to be complete until September, 2022.

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  1. High Speed Photolytic Cleaning of Third Rail Insulator Cleaning

    SBC: Phoenix Science & Technology            Topic: 07FT4

    This project addresses the specific need for an improved method for cleaning insulators that electrically isolate the third rail. Current methods are labor intensive and expensive, but the insulators should be cleaned regularly to avoid even greater expense. This project is to adapt an innovative photolytic paint stripper to cleaning insulators for the third rail. The overall objective is to de ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Transportation
  2. Quick-release Emergency Egress Panel on Cab Car End Doors

    SBC: TIAX LLC            Topic: 07FR2

    The FRA has identified cab car end door kick panels as possible emergency egress panels. They could be used in circumstances where the convential emergency exits are unusable. The industry has operational and maintenance concerns. The objectives of this SBIR are to define the requirements for end door emergency egress panels and identify alternative design approaches and assess their effectiven ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Transportation
  3. Design, Development and Testing of Optimized Composite "Soft Crack Arrestors"

    SBC: ENGINEERING MECHANICS CORPORATION OF COLUMBUS            Topic: 07PH1

    Emc2's proposal provided to DOT in response to SBIR Research topic 07-PH1 on "Design Optimization for Soft Crack Arrestors" focuses on the development of key material property data needed to design "soft crack arrestors". This testing will be done over a range of temperatures to cover extreme conditions for future pipeline designs. It is also essential to develop this data at the loading rates t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Transportation
  4. Multi-Point Optical Sensor-Based Roof Measurement System for Use in Dynamic Rollover Testing

    SBC: Boxboro Systems LLC            Topic: 07NH2

    An optical, non-contact roof deformation monitoring system will be designed based on an existing multi-point, non-contact, multi-axis optical sensor-based measurement system that is currently used to measure chest deflection in crash-test dummies. The research involves determining suitable components to be used in the optical path, from high-power LED arrays through lenses and optical sensors. T ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Transportation
  5. Wireless Brake Shoe Force Measurement System

    SBC: Mide Technology Corporation            Topic: 04FR1

    Railroad freight car safety and maintenance cost is directly related to knowledge of the actual braking force provided by a brake shoe. If the brake force is too low, safety is at risk. If the brake shoe is replaced before the end of it's lifetime to ensure safety, maintenance and thus operating costs are increased. Currently there is no system in place to monitor brake shoe force during train ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Transportation
  6. WORKLOAD ASSESSMENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE OPTIMIZATION OF DATA LINK CONTROLLER

    SBC: NTI, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE MODE S DATA LINK UNDER DEVELOPMENT BY THE FAA IS AN ESSENTIAL UPGRADE TO THE EXISTING AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL (ATC) SYSTEM. IN ORDER TO INSURE THE IMPROVEMENTS IN SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY OF ATC SERVICES MEDIATED BY THIS DATA LINK, IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO ASSESS ITS EFFECTS ON THE WORKLOAD AND PERFORMANCE CAPABILITIES OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS. CONSEQUENTLY, IN PHASE I, NTI INCORPORATED WILL DEVELOP ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of Transportation
  7. High-Sensitivity Military GPS Receivers for Ground-Users

    SBC: MAYFLOWER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.            Topic: NGA07001

    This proposal addresses the NGA SBIR program objective to develop and demonstrate GPS receiver improvements for ground users to provide significant “high-sensitivity” signal tracking performance over conventional military GPS receivers. The proposed system consists of (i) the Mayflower “NavAssure” SAASM GPS receiver; and (ii) receiver software signal processing enhancements, in order to m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  8. A New Multi-Sensor Hybrid System for Motorcycle Detection and Classification

    SBC: Migma Systems Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Detection, classification, and characterization are the key to enhancing motorcycle safety, operations and travel estimation. Motorcycle fatalities are currently estimated at 30 times those of auto fatalities per Vehicle Mile Traveled (VMT). Although it has been an active research area for many years, motorcycle detection and classification still remains as a challenging task. The goal of Phase I ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Transportation
  9. 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
  10. NETWORK OF LEARNING SYSTEMS FOR AIR TRAFFIC PLANNING AND CONTROL A PILOT STUDY WILL INVESTIGATE HOW TO PLAN, SCHEDULE & CON-

    SBC: Patrick Consult Inc            Topic: N/A

    CONTROL AIR TRAFFIC UTILIZING A NETWORK OF EXPERT LEARNING SUBSYSTEMS. THE SYSTEM, WITH SIMULATIONS, WILL DEMONSTRATE PROBLEM SOLUTIONS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION FOR FUTURE RESEARCH EVALUATION, IMPLEMENTATIONS, AND COST. THE R & D IS GUIDED BY DR. ED PATRICK'S 28 YEARS OF PIONEER-ING WORK IN PATTERN RECOGNITION, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, ANPRODUCT R & D OF LEARNING SYSTEMS MORE GENERAL THAN CONVEN- TIO ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Transportation
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