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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. 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
  2. Long Life, Low Cost Mini-Roundabouts from Simple Modular Shapes and Recycled

    SBC: ZKxKZ, LLC            Topic: 142FH3

    In Phase II, ZKxKZ designed, developed and demonstrated an approach for fabrication and rapid installation of low cost modular mini-roundabouts made from recycled plastic boards. Phase II culminated in the installation of one full modular mini-roundabout in both Georgia and Virginia. In addition, 3 modular mini-roundabouts were commercially sold and installed in Canada prior to the SBIR funded sit ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Transportation
  3. Collaboration-Optimized Network for Naturalistic Exploration and Communication about Traffic

    SBC: Aptima, Inc.            Topic: 180NH2

    Current access to and analysis of the Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) dataset requires significant time and technical skill. Data analysis tools are often general-purpose, designed to support the analysis of any dataset, and do not easily support the types of questions many transportation and safety engineers ask of the FARS data. Visualizations can help users understand relationships betwe ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Transportation
  4. "MAGLEV OPTICAL DETECTION OF OBSTACLES (MODO)"

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

    THE REALIZATION OF SAFE, HIGH-SPEED MAGLEV OR STEEL WHEEL GROUND TRANSPORTATION WILL REQUIRE A RELIABLE SYSTEM TO DETECT OBSTACLES IN THE GUIDEWAY AT A CONSIDERABLE DISTANCE. REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE ALL-WEATHER OPERATION, DAY TIME AND NIGHT TIME OPERATION, AND THE DETECTION OF OBSTACLES AROUND THE GUIDEWAY CURVE (NOT IN LINE OF SIGHT). IN ADDITION THE SYSTEM MUST BE SAFE FOR PASSENGERS ON THE TRAIN, ...

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Department of Transportation
  5. 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
  6. HYBRID METHOD FOR ASSESSMENT OF COGNITIVE REHEARSAL PROFICIENCY MAINTENANCE.

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    WE PROPOSE TO IDENTIFY THE EFFECT OF COGNITIVE REHEARSAL ON REGAINING AND MAINTAINING FLYING SKILLS. BY COGNITIVE REHEARSAL (CR) WE MEAN ACTIVITIES PERFORMED BY THE FAA INSPECTOR DURING FLIGHT PROFICIENCY CHECKS SUCH AS CHECKLIST VERIFICATION, VERIFICATION OF ABNORMAL PROCEDURE EXECUTION, AND THE LIKE. PRECISE DATA ABOUT THE TYPES OF SKILLS MAINTAINED VIA CR, THE RATE OF DECAY OF THE SKILLS NOT MA ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Transportation
  7. AEROSOL CONCENTRATION BY SPACE CHARGE ATOMIZING ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATOR

    SBC: David Gordon Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    FAA AVIATION SECURITY HAS EXPRESSED A NEED FOR TECHNOLOGIES TO PROVIDE INCREASED SENSITIVITY/RESPONSE TO AIRBORNE FORMS OF EXPLOSIVES. THE TECHNOLOGIES ASSOCIATED WITH SPACE CHARGE ATOMIZING ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATION (SCAEP) HAVE CAPABILITIES IN CONCENTRATING THE CONTAMINANTS IN LARGE VOLUMES OF AIR INTO SMALL VOLUMES OF LIQUID WITH INCREASED DETECTION CAPABILITY. AN R & D PROGRAM TO DEFINE CAPT ...

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Department of Transportation
  8. HIGH-SPEED SWITCHES FOR MAGLEV VEHICLES

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

    THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP SWITCHES CAPABLE OF RAPID OPERATION AT MAXIMUM VEHICLE SPEEDS FOR MAGLEV SYSTEMS WITH DIFFICULT TOPOLOGIES. MAGLEV SYSTEMS REQUIRE SWITCHES CAPABLE OF ENABLING ENTRY AND EXIT FROM THE MAIN GUIDEWAY AT HIGH SPEED (UP TO 134 M/S) I ORDER TO MAINTAIN GUIDEWAY CAPACITY. SOME VEHICLE/GUIDEWAY CONFIGURATIONS ARE NOT WELL SUITED TO IMPLEMENTING A HIGH SPEED SWI ...

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Department of Transportation
  9. 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
  10. FIBER OPTIC BASED SENSOR SYSTEMS FOR TURBINE ENGINES

    SBC: Optra, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    OPTRA PROPOSES TO DEVELOP AN INNOVATIVE SET OF FIBER OPTIC SENSORS SUITABLE FOR USE IN MONITORING COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT TURBINE ENGINES. THE SENSOR SYSTEM WILL UTILIZE A COMMON ELECTRO-OPTIC TRANSMITTER/RECEIVER/SIGNAL PROCESSOR (EO MODULE) AND FIBER OPTIC LINK. THREE DIFFERENT SENSOR HEADS WILL BE DEMONSTRATED WHICH WILL MEASURE ACOUSTIC ENVIRONMENT/PRESSURE, VIBRATION, AND TEMPERATURE. THE SENSOR ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 Department of Transportation
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