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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. Machine Vision System to Support Vehicle to Infrastructure (V21) Safety Applications

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: 18FH1

    To keep drivers and passengers of vehicles safe, especially in rural areas with limited access to Information and Communications Technology (ICT), the DOT and the commercial automotive industry are keenly interested in machine vision based V2I and CAV technology to perform functions such as navigating assistance in areas where GPS or detailed maps are unavailable, caution and warning systems capab ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Transportation
  2. An Artificial Intelligence (AI) Based System for Advanced Freeway Data Collection and Analysis

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: 18FH4

    Planned or unplanned traffic events, such as work zones, collision accidents, sporting games and stormy/snowy weather, arise along our roadway systems and affect normal traffic operations. These anomaly events cause various magnitude of traffic congestion and safety impact to road users. Thus, local or regional Traffic Management Centers (TMCs) have spent tremendous amount of resources responding ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Transportation
  3. Robotic Utility Mapping and Installation System (RUMI)

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: 141FH3

    Today, urban underground spaces are shared by multiple utility companies for laying power lines, gas lines, water supply/sewage pipes, fiber-optic cables, etc. The recordings of such buried utilities are often erroneous, inadequate, or outdated (if they ever exist) due to insufficient surveying methodologies and as-built recording practices. Ability to accurately locate and provide awareness of bu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Transportation
  4. Decentralized, Public, and Mobile-Based Sidewalk Inventory Tool

    SBC: KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 142FH1

    Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) is pleased to propose the further design and development of MySidewalk mobile application facilitating the crowd-sourced collection of sidewalk inventory and condition data. The MySidewalk application utilizes advances in social networks and data mining to provide integrated sidewalk datasets. Phase I and II research was facilitated by inputs from City of Colle ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Transportation
  5. LAUNCH VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY

    SBC: Berner, Lanphier & Assoc Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE GOVERNMENT HAS INITIATED A NUMBER OF PROGRAMS TO IMPROVE U.S. LAUNCH VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY. THESE PROGRAMS ARE CURRENTLY FOCUSED ON MEETING GOVERNMENT LAUNCH REQUIREMENTS. IF THESE PROGRAMS ARE ALSO TO BENEFIT THE COMMERCIAL LAUNCH INDUSTRY, COMMERCIAL REQUIREMENTS MUST BE INTEGRATED INTO THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE PHASES OF DEVELOPMENT. THIS PROJECT WILL ASSESS THE COMMERCIAL APPLICABILITY OF GOVERNM ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Transportation
  6. COMPUTER-BASED PAVEMENT DISTRESS INDENTIFICATION SYSTEM

    SBC: Brent Rauhut Engineering Inc.            Topic: N/A

    AS PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS BECOME THE PRIMARY TOOL BY WHICH AGENCIES ALLOCATE THE FUNDS FOR PAVEMENT REHABILITATION, THE ACCURACY OF DISTRESS DATA. ONE OF THE LEAST EXPENSIVE BEING MANUAL DISTRESS SURVEYS. HOWEVER, MANUAL DISTRESS SURVEYS HAVE THEIR LIMITATIONS. INACCURACIES THAT ARISE IN THE ACCUMULATION AND SUMMARIZATION OF THE DISTRESS DATA CAN LIMIT OR IMPAIR ITS USE SIGNIFICANTLY. ONE WAY ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Transportation
  7. INNOVATIVE FIRE RESISTANT ("FIREPROOFING") COATINGS FOR USE ON COMPOSITE PRODUCTS ABOARD U.S. COMMERCIAL SHIPS

    SBC: Omega Point Laboratorytorie            Topic: N/A

    THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD (USCG) HAS LONG BEEN INTERESTED IN THE MITIGATION OF HAZARDS TO LIFE SAFTEY FROM FIRE ONBOARD SHIPS. THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUPERIOR FIRE RESISTANT COATINGS FOR GLASS-REINFORCED POLYMERIC (GRP) COMPOSITES, WHICH MAY BE USED AS BULKHEADS, DECKS AND INTERIORWALLS, IS ONE WAY TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM. THE COAST GUARD, OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES (E.G., THE U.S. NAVY) AND NUMERO ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Transportation
  8. 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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