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  1. WEIGHING TRUCK COMBINATIONS IN MOTION, SOLELY ON THE TRACTOR

    SBC: Airsport Corp.            Topic: N/A

    AN IMPROVED METHOD OF WEIGHING TRUCKS WHILE IN MOTION IS PROPOSED. TO INCREASE EFFICIENCY AND REDUCE TIME LOST AT WEIGH STATIONS, THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY NEEDS TO EXCHANGE DATA, INCLUDING WEIGHT DATA, BETWEEN MOVING TRUCKS AND ENFORCEMENT FACILITIES. LEGALLY LOADED TRUCKS WOULD THEN BE ABLE TO PROCEED WITHOUT STOPPING. THIS INVOLVES WEIGH-IN-MOTION. PRESENT WEIGHING TECHNIQUES INVOLVE LOAD CELLS OR ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Transportation
  2. BRL-CAD BASED LUGGAGE SIMULATION TOOL

    SBC: Applied Research Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    MODELING ANBD SIMULATIONS ARE USED EXTENSIVELY IN THE DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF "BULK" EXPLOSIVES DETECTION DEVICES. HOWEVER, OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF THE INPUT MODEL, NAMELY LUGGAGE AND EXPLOSIVE CONTENTS, CAN LEAD TO POOR DETECTOR DESIGNS. MANUAL PRODUCTION OF SUCH INPUT IS COSTLY AND ERROR PRONE. THIS EFFORT WILL AUTOMATE THE PRODUCTION OF SIMULATED LUGGAGE THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTER TOOL. ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Transportation
  3. DEVELOPMENT OF ANGULAR ACCELEROMETER

    SBC: A-TECH CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    A RESEARCH EFFORT COMPLETED RECENTLY FOR THE AIR FORCE IDENTIFIED NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR ANGULAR MOTION MEASUREMENT. TWO CONCEPTS WERE FOUND WHICH APPEAR TO OFFER POTENTIAL FOR AN EXCELLENT COMBINATION OF SMALL SIZE, WIDE DYNAMIC RANGE, WIDE BANDWIDTH AND EASE OF FABRICATION AND UTILIZATION. ONE DEVICE, CALLED A FLUID-FILLED BENDER BEAM, USES PIEZOCERAMICELEMENTS TO PRODUCE A SIGNAL PROPORTIONAL TO ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of Transportation
  4. 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
  5. AN AUTOMATED, HAND-HELD INDUCTIVE LOOP TESTER BASED ON DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING.

    SBC: Dvp, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    INDUCTIVE LOOPS HAVE BEEN USED IN RAODWAYS FOR VEHICLE SURVEILLANCE AND TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS SINCE THE LATE 1960'S. THESE EARLY SYSTEMS WERE PLAGUED WITH DRIFT AND ENVIRNMENTAL CHANGE PROBLEMS WHICH RESULTED IN UNRELIABLE OPERATION AND FREQUENT MAINTENANCE. MODERN LOOP SYSTEMS, AFTER TWO DECADES OF IMPROVEMENTS, HAVE BECOME HIGHLY DEPENDABLE AND REMAIN VIRTUALLY TROUBLE-FREE AFTER YEARS OF SERV ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of Transportation
  6. EMBEDDED PAVEMENT STRESS SENSORS CONTAINING PIEZOELECTRIC COMPOSITES

    SBC: Fiber Materials, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    FIBER MATERIALS, INC. (FMI) PROPOSES SENSORS WHICH CAN BE EMBEDDED IN PAVEMENT TO MEASURE STRESS AND STRAIN FROM TRUCKS PASSING OVER AT SPEEDS UP TO 60 MPH. THESE SIMPLE, DURABLE SENSORS WILL BE MADE FROM PIEZOELECTRIC COMPOSITES WHICH ACT AS PASSIVE SENSORS AND DEVELOP A CHARGE PROPORTIONAL TO THE APPLIED PRESSURE. THE CHARGE IS CONVERTED TO A VOLTAGE WHICH IS RECORDED ON NEARBY EQUIPMENT. THE PH ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Transportation
  7. LOW COST SMART MAGNETOMETER FOR TRAIN DETECTION/MONITORING

    SBC: KVH INDUSTRIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    PRESENT TRAIN DETECTION SCHEMES RELY LARGELY ON A LOW RESISTANCE THROUGH THE TRAIN'S WHEELS TO PERTURBATE A STABLE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT. WHILE ELEGANT IN PRINCIPLE, THE DESIGN IS PLAGUED BY OXIDE FILMS AND MATERIAL BUILDUP ON THE RAIL, SNEAK PATHS THROUGH THE BALLAST AND OTHER UNCONTROLLABLE VARIABLES. KVH INDUSTRIES PROPOSES TO DESIGN AND DELIVER A "SMART MAGNETOMETER"-BASED SENSOR PACKAGE WHICH WI ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Transportation
  8. SENSORS FOR THE DETECTION OF NONMETALLIC WEAPONS CONCEALED UPON PERSONNEL

    SBC: Medical Microwave Research Cor            Topic: N/A

    THE PROPOSED METHOD OF DETECTION OF CONCEALED WEAPONS IS SPECIFICALLY DIRECTED TOWARD NONMETALLIC WEAPONS (HANDGUNS AND EXPLOSIVES) CARRIED UNDER THE CLOTHING OF PEOPLE. THE METHOD IS PROPRIETARY, BUT IT CAN BE SAID HERE THAT IT IS NONCONTACTING AND NONOBTRUSIVE. THE SEARCH MAY TAKE PLACE WITH THE SUBJECT NOT BEING AWARE OF THE ACTION OF THE SENSOR. THE SENSOR IS PASSIVE AND DOES NOT MAKE USE OF A ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of Transportation
  9. Personalized Driving Data for Insurance Discounts & Public Benefits

    SBC: AGNIK LLC            Topic: 141FH2

    This proposal suggests research on developing the next generation of consumer experience for Usage Based Insurance (UBI) in an increasingly socially connected world while addressing the need to protect privacy. It also proposes research on methodologies to address this from the perspective of insurance actuarial science. It will enhance Agnik’s current consumer and UBI products through the follo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Transportation
  10. Suppressing Utility Problems- Protection via Robotic Engineering to the Sub-Surface

    SBC: INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION, INC.            Topic: 141FH3

    Relocating overhead utilities to the subsurface can effectively reduce safety hazards on national highways and other aboveground living spaces. A typical underground space is, however, congested with buried utilities especially in an urban environment. The recordings of those underground utilities are, furthermore, often inaccurate, incomplete, out of date, or even entirely missing as a result of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Transportation
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