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  1. Investigation of Traction Motor Failure Modes and Monitoring Methods

    SBC: Forcing Function LLC            Topic: 190FR5

    Currently traction motors are typically maintained on a Time-Based Schedule. The move to a more cost-effective Condition-Based monitoring system faces multiple challenges - primary among them being the complexity of wiring and instrumenting sensors in the ruggedized rail environment and the difficulty of extracting intelligible information from the data collected in a noisy environment. Forcing Fu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of Transportation
  2. Conformal, Peel-and-Stick Ferrite Waveguide Embedded in Road Striping

    SBC: NANOHMICS INC            Topic: 190FH1

    The means to communicate real-time safety information to vehicles on a roadway are currently under development. Early indications show this advanced warning system along roadways would significantly enhance driver safety. However, incorporating such a system on rural highways is a particularly challenging element for the universal deployment of the system due to the vast mileage without the necess ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of Transportation
  3. Resilient Wayside Structures to Reduce Severity of Passenger Equipment Collisions

    SBC: PROTECTION ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS LLC            Topic: 171FR3

    Additional passenger fatalities/injuries can occur during derailments involving interaction with wayside structures. Analogously, automobile fatalities often result from interaction of vehicles with roadside structures; personnel hazard reduction is a key design criterion for roadside structures. A similar approach for railroad wayside structures can be followed by incorporating damage mitigating ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of Transportation
  4. STRUCTURES

    SBC: Invocon Consultants            Topic: N/A

    A NEED EXISTS TO MONITOR VIBRATION IN HIGHWAY BRIDGES. IT IS DESIRABLE TO MONITOR MANY POINTS ON THE BRIDGE. THE CURRENT PROBLEM IS THAT SENSORS MUST BE WIRED TO A CENTRAL LOCATION. WIRE IS DIFFICULT TO INSTALL AND TO MOVE. THE SOLUTION IS TO COLLECT SENSOR DATA BY RADIO. A SYSTEM EXISTS THAT ELIMINATES WIRE. IT GATHERS SENSOR DATA TO A CENTRAL LOCATION BY RADIO. THE SYSTEM'S UNIQUE FEATURE IS THA ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 Department of Transportation
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