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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.

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  1. Surveying Earth's Gravity with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: 912RN

    To assist with the National Geodetic Survey’s federal mandate to provide accurate positioning—including heights—to all federal non-military mapping activities in the USA, Aurora Flight Sciences proposes to integrate a gravimetry payload on a unmanned aerial system (UAS). Potential options include using either an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or an optionally piloted aircraft (OPA). An OPA ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. A Miniature Non-Contact Rail Temperature Sensor

    SBC: En'urga Inc.            Topic: 081FR2

    The Phase I SBIR project will evaluate the feasibility of utilizing a low cost sensor to obtain rail temperatures from a moving train. The two innovative parts of the proposed sensor are (1) a rugged four wavelenght high frequency sensor that accurately measures the natural radiation emitted by the rails, and (2) an advanced algorithm that provides a emissivity compensated temperature from these ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Transportation
  3. Device and Strategy for Shock Wave Mitigation

    SBC: LARRY HILL CONSULTING, INC.            Topic: 091FH1

    Substantial simulation work has been done showing that traffic shock-waves can be reduced or eliminated through "cooperative adaptive cruise control" and "communicating cruise control" where following vehicles are warned that leading vehicles are slowing in time to react. To be effective, however, such devices must be installed and operate in the majority of vehicles in the queue. Even if mandat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Transportation
  4. Digital Imaging of Pipeline Mechanical Damage and Residual Stress

    SBC: Jentek Sensors, Inc.            Topic: 091PH1

    While mechanical damage to pipelines is a common occurrence, the impact of mechanical damage on pipeline remaining life is not easily determined. The mechanical damage features, such as residual stresses and stress concetrations, will determine the effect of the damage on pipeline remaining life. Empirical relationships between damage features and burst pressure have been developed and adopted i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Transportation
  5. A Multi-Pedestrian Counting System Using Fusion of Stereo Camera and Laser Scanner

    SBC: Migma Systems Inc.            Topic: 091FH4

    Automated vehicle counting technology has been in use for many years, but developments in automated pedestrian counting technology have been limited. Pedestrians are more difficult to detect, track and count, than motor vehicles because their paths are much less constrained. In Phae I, we propose to develop a new system for pedestrian detection, tracking and counting. In this system, both IR LE ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Transportation
  6. Driver-Vehicle-Interface for a Transit Collision Avoidance System

    SBC: FOSTER-MILLER, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Not Available Joint Vision 2010 utilized operational concepts of Dominant Maneuver, Precision Engagement, Focused Logistics and Full Dimensional Protection with Information Superiority for join warfighting. A key challenge in this vision is understanding how advanced sensors combined with information Superiority can be exploited for a system of systems (SoS) approach. The AFRL vision is to prov ...

    SBIR Phase I 1999 Department of Transportation
  7. Advanced Wheel/Rail Interaction Force Measurement System

    SBC: FOSTER-MILLER, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Not Available A novel anti-jam GPS antenna concept is proposed that is an alternative to the complex and expensive Controlled Reception Pattern Antenna (CRPA) currently in use. This approach, called the L-CRPA, can utilize installation foot prints as small as a Fixed Reception Pattern Antenna (FRPA) and provide three modes of operation. Mode-1 provides a typical broad-coverage FRPA pattern for si ...

    SBIR Phase I 1999 Department of Transportation
  8. Creating a Global Infrastructure for Virtual Aids to Navigation (V-ATON)

    SBC: WisdomTools Enterprises Inc            Topic: N/A

    Not Available Today's dense and rapidly evolving threat environments have increased the requirements that are being placed on tools necessary for characterizing urban electromagnetic (EM) environments. Although effective tools for urban EM environment characterization exist for simple 2-D models, the more challenging problem of characterizing the EM environment of a large densely populated region ...

    SBIR Phase I 1999 Department of Transportation
  9. Deveopment of Protocols and Instrumentation for the Measurement of Exhaust Emissions from Alternatively-Fueled Internal Combustion Engines

    SBC: ION OPTICS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Not Available Combining proton exchange membrane fuel cells with electrolyzers (PEMFC/EC) can offer higher efficiencies, higher power, long endurance missions. However, current proton exchange membrane fuel cell/electrolyzer PEMFC/ED systems need to improve the projected power and energy densities. PEMFC/EC systems, have previously been investigated for providing regenerative power based on one s ...

    SBIR Phase I 1999 Department of Transportation
  10. Bus Rapid Transit Simulation Model

    SBC: Multisystems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Not Available We propose to use microelectromechanical system (MEMS) switches to develop reconfigurable antenna concepts for the Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). The current need is an antenna that can relay communications from HF to K band, and serve radar functions from VHF to X band. Reconfigurable antennas will be developed that can serve multiple frequency bands using a common aper ...

    SBIR Phase I 1999 Department of Transportation
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