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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 June, 2020.

  1. US FLAG COASTAL RO/RO SHIPS; APPLICATION OF CASSETTE TECHNOLOGY

    SBC: Advanced Marine Enterprises,            Topic: N/A

    THIS STUDY WILL EVALUATE THE RANGE OF SHIP SIZES AND POWER LEVELS (SPEEDS) TO DETERMINE THE OPTIMUM SHIP CHARACTERISTICS FOR OPERATING U.S. FLAG RO/RO SHIPS IN U.S. COASTAL SERVICE. RO/RO CARGO HANDLING TECHNIQUES PREVALENT IN EUROPE AND SCANDINAVIA WILL BE INCORPORATED AS A FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENT OF THE SERIES OF SHIPS INVESTIGATED. THESE TECHNIQUES INVOLVE THE USE OF CASSETTES TO HANDLE CONTAINERS ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Transportation
  2. ON-BOARD BAR CODE DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS SYSTEM

    SBC: B R Blackmarr & Assoc            Topic: N/A

    THE PROPOSED PROJECT WILL DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING A LOW-COST, INTEGRATED, BAR CODE TECHNOLOGY BASED INFORMATION SYSTEM WHICH CAN BE INSTALLED ON TRANSIT VEHICLES. THE PROJECT WILL RESULT IN A SURVEY BASED APPLICATION FEATURE REQUIREMENTS DEFINITION, A PHYSICALLY INTEGRATED HARDWARE AND OPERATING SYSTEM PLATFORM SPECIFICATION TO SUPPORT THE APPLICATIONS, A DETAILED APPLICATIONS SOFT ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Transportation
  3. EFFECTIVENESS OF FIRE RETARDANT CHEMICALS AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES

    SBC: Omega Point Laboratorytorie            Topic: N/A

    THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) HAS LONG BEEN INTERESTED IN THE MITIGATION OF HAZARDS TO LIFE SAFETY FROM FIRE ONBOARD COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT. THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUPERIOR FIRE RETARDANT (FR) ADDITIVES FOR POLYMERIC MATERIALS, WHICH MIGHT BE USED IN THE INTERIORS OF AIRCRAFT, IS ONE WAY TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM. THIS PROPOSED PROGRAM WILL EXAMINE THE EFFICACY OF CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FIRE RETAR ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Transportation
  4. ACOUSTIC DETECTION OF AXLES

    SBC: PLANNING SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PHASE I RESEARCH IS TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF UTILIZING ACOUSTIC RADIATION FROM VEHICLE TIRES TO PROVIDE A LOW COST, EASY TO DEPLOY, UNOBTRUSIVE, RELAIBLE REPLACEMENT FOR THE CURRENT METHOD OF COLLECTING VEHICLE AXLE PASSAGE DATA. THE PROPOSED METHOD WILL CROSS-CORRELATE THE TIRE NOISE RECEIVED AT SPATIALLY SEPARATED MICROPHONES TO LOCATE AXLE CROSSINGS. THE PROCESSING ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Transportation
  5. LASER BASED REAL-TIME POSITIONING SYSTEM

    SBC: Spatial Positioning Systems            Topic: N/A

    SPATIAL POSITIONING SYSTEMS INC. (SPSI) PROPOSES TO RESEARCH AND DEVELOP A SELF-CALIBRATING THREE DIMENSIONAL LASER-BASED POSITIONING SYSTEM FOR INTEGRATED USE IN A RIVER BOTTOM MAPPING SYSTEM. THE PROPOSED SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO PROVIDE REAL-TIME 3-D POSITIONING OF A BOAT TO AN ACCURACY OF 100 MM IN THE VERTICAL AND 1 M IN THE HORIZONTAL. THE UPDATE RATE IS EXPECTED TO BE 50HZ AND THE RANGE 300 ME ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Transportation
  6. NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING OF DRILLED SHAFTS USING PATTERN RECOGNITION

    SBC: Stress Eng Services, Inc            Topic: N/A

    AVAILABLE NDT TECHNIQUES CAN DETECT RELATIVELY LARGE DEFECTS IN DRILLED SHAFTS. TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SIZE OR SHAPE OF THE DEFECT, SOME TECHNIQUES REQUIRE EMBEDDING SENSORS INSIDE OF HAVING ACCESS ALONG THE LENGTH OF THE SHAFTS. SUCH REQUIREMENTS LIMIT THEIR APPLICABILITY TO NEWLY CONSTRUCTED SHAFTS AND ALSO COMPLICATE THE DESIGN AND INSTALLATION PROCESSES. IN THE STRESS WAVE APPROACH, ...

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Department of Transportation
  7. DYNAMIC GPS ATTITUDE DETERMINING SYSTEM FOR MARINE APPLICATIONS

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

    A 3-DIMENSIONAL ATTITUDE SENSOR WHICH USES GPS CARRIER PHASEINTERFEROMETRY IS PROPOSED FOR ANALYSIS AND CONCEPT TESTING IN PHASE I, AND PROTOTYPING IN PHASE II. THE RESULTING SENSOR WILL BE ACCURATE AT ANY LATITUDE. ADROIT SYSTEMS PROPOSES TO ENHANCE ITS SUCCESSFUL 2-DIMENSIONAL, STATIC GPSATTITUDE DETERMINING SYSTEM (ADS) SO THAT IT WILL OPERATE UNDER DYNAMIC CONDITIONS WHILE MEASURING 3-DIMENSIO ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 Department of Transportation
  8. AN INNOVATIVE OBSTACLE DETECTION SYSTEM FOR HIGH SPEED GUIDED GROUND TRANSPORTATION

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

    AN INNOVATIVE OBSTACLE DETECTION SYSTEM BASED ON A RAIL-GUIDED PROPELLER-DRIVEN POD CONTAINING A MICROWAVE RADAR SENSOR IS PROPOSED. THE SENSOR POD WILL TRAVEL A FEW MILES AHEAD OF THE HIGH SPEED TRAIN OR MAGLEV VEHICLE, DETECT POTENTIAL OBSTACLES, AND ENACT AN APPROPRIATE WARNING OR AVOIDANCE PROCEDURE. THE PROPOSED OBSTACLE DETECTION SYSTEM HAS MANY HIGHLY DESIRABLE FEATURES INCLUDING: A VERY LO ...

    SBIR Phase I 1992 Department of Transportation
  9. SHIP MANEUVERING SIMULATION FOR PASSAGE PLANNING AND TRAINING

    SBC: Advanced Marine Enterprises,            Topic: N/A

    THE ULTIMATE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH EFFORT IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SHIP MANEUVERING SIMULATION SOFTWARE PACKAGE FOR SHIPBOARD USE IN MANEUVERING ASSESSMENT, PASSAGE PLANNING AND TRAINING. THE SOFTWARE MUST OPERATE IN A STAND ALONE MODE AND/OR INTEGRATED WITH THE SHIP'S NAVIGATION AND CONTROL SYSTEM. THE PHASE 1 EFFORT INCLUDES THE INITIAL DETERMINATION OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS SOFTWARE PAC ...

    SBIR Phase I 1992 Department of Transportation
  10. GPS-BASED AUTONOMOUS SPACE NAVIGATION

    SBC: Arrowsmith Technologies Inc            Topic: N/A

    COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT SPACE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS DEPEND ON GROUND SUPPORT FOR NAVIGATION. THE GROUND SOLUTION CAN BE COSTLY AND MAY PROVIDE LESS ACCURACY THAN NEEDED. A GPS-BASED REAL-TIME AUTONOMOUS SPACECRAFT NAVIGATION SYSTEM IS PROPOSED. AN ALGORITHM WILL BE DEVELOPED WHICH COMBINES GPS-DERIVED POINT POSITION ESTIMATES WITH A PROPAGATED A PRIORI POSITION ESTIMATE. THE POINT POSITIONS ARE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1992 Department of Transportation
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