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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. HF Radar Calibration with Automatic Identification System Ships of Opportunity

    SBC: CODAR OCEAN SENSORS, LTD            Topic: 841

    Of more than 100 HF Radars operating within the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), more than half run either without recommended receive antenna pattern calibrations or with out-of-date calibrations, despite potential compromises to data quality. Cost is the primary inhibitor of frequent calibration, which generally requires a technician to drive a small vessel with mounted transponder ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Commerce
  2. APA: Air Pressure Alert Device

    SBC: DESERT STAR SYSTEMS, LLC            Topic: 814

      For divers, out of air situations present a particular hazard. They can result in a dangerous emergency ascent, or failure of a diver to reach the surface. A low air pressure alert (APA) device can provide a valuable margin of safety, but careful design is required. In order for the device to be adopted, it must no t only be effective but it must offer ease of use and a strea ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Commerce
  3. Creating Resilient Structures with Polymer Coatings

    SBC: Optechnology, Inc.            Topic: 819S

      The first goal of our team is to design and develop highly ductile cement mortar composites using novel patent applied for technology which has been shown to produce materials with high energy absorption, decreased modulus, higher tensile strength, and greater toughness than standard or ultra high performance concretes or fibercements. These materials will be used to produce NEMA Class ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Commerce
  4. Upper Tropospheric Water Vapor Sensing System

    SBC: Spectrasensors, Inc.            Topic: 824

    Concepts for in-situ measurement of moisture in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere using Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS), a technology known to have potential in this application, will be developed. Known water vapor absorption bands in the wavelength range of available IR lasers (

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Commerce
  5. Air-Steam Hybrid: an Alternative to Internal Combustion-cleaner, more efficient, multi-fuel compatible retrofit-able

    SBC: Bevilacqua-Knight Inc.            Topic: 101FT1

      An air/steam propulsion system has been developed and key performance attributes have been demonstrated qualitatively:  a mixed propellant system can provide immediate power without a boiler, and that power can be varied by varying the ratio of water and air in the propellant mix.  What is proposed is an analysis of scaling this very promising technology to propel buses and trains ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Transportation
  6. FR4SSECP Rail Yard Automated Helper

    SBC: Synetics Systems Engineering Corp            Topic: 101FR4

    The Rail Yard  Automated Helper (RYAH) features an eight joint robotic arm integrated with a hydrostatic drive mobility unit.  The unit can be tele-operated in a manned, computer aided mode. The RYAH increases rail yard worker safety by determining exposure to physical activities that result in injury such as slipping, falling, over-exertion and entrapment.  The system controller pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Transportation
  7. Radio Frequency Identification Licensing System for Motor Vehicles

    SBC: Thinkify LLC            Topic: 101NH2

      The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports year over year increases in motorcycle fatalities and accidents over the past ten years.  Of these: ·         2/3s of the deaths were related to excessive speed and loss of operator control ·         60% of deaths occurred at night or ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Transportation
  8. Data Compression and Packaging to support delivery of Differential GPS corrections to Kinematic Users


      The project’s primary technical objective is to devise a compression and formatting scheme for the transport of real time differential GPS correction information in standardized forms (RTCM 104 messages and other formats) such that it can be transmitted over limited bandwidth communications media to support requirements for high accuracy position determination in ground based transpor ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Transportation
  9. Software-Based Vehicle Re-Identification

    SBC: Berkeley Transportation Systems Inc.            Topic: 102FH2

      Standard loop detector controller cards sample traffic at a rate of 60Hz.  However, they frequently do not push detailed information back to the traffic management center (TMC).  Instead, they calculate and then aggregate values such as volumes and occupancies at up to 30-second intervals before sending this data back to the central processing system.  Past approaches to loop ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Transportation
  10. Driver Detecting Cell Phone Blocker System

    SBC: CORNERTURN, LLC            Topic: 102NH1

      The proposed system will provide a very robust means of determining that the driver of a moving vehicle is attempting to use his phone for a purpose restricted by local regulations.  The system will then preclude the restricted operation.  Cell phone usage that is not restricted by local regulations will not be affected.  The system imposes no changes to public roadways or to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Transportation
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