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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 September, 2020.

  1. Use of High-Resolution Imaging Techniques for Condition Assessment and Damage Detection of Bridges

    SBC: S C SOLUTIONS INC            Topic: 180FH2

    This proposal consists of an innovative integrated solution for damage diagnosis of bridge structures using a non-contact image-based measurement methodology. High-resolution and regular camera systems will be used to capture the bridge movements and the traffic passing the bridge, respectively. Computer vision techniques will be used to extract the deflection time-histories of the bridge as well ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Transportation
  2. Integrated Sensor Unit for Signalized Intersections

    SBC: PHYSICAL OPTICS CORPORATION            Topic: 180FH3

    The DOT seeks an integrated unit capable of identifying and tracking individual vehicles with high accuracy using multiple vehicle detection inputs, including video images, radar-based detection, and vehicle-to-everything radio signal inputs (DSRC, cellular-V2X), with a deep learning-based engine to fuse collected data. To address this DOT need, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to contin ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Transportation
  3. Synoptic Approach to Harmonize Discrete Data Streams in Application Development

    SBC: It Works Inc            Topic: 180NH1

    Research conducted in Phase I identified a range of data sources providing vehicle related information to consumers shopping around or interested in knowing more about vehicles. Majority of the commercial data sources focused on vehicle features, new/used/CPO pricing, and vehicles listings. Such data sources lacked safety as their central focus, which is a concern for U.S. Department of Transporta ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Transportation
  4. SmartCross-Traffic Signal Interface on the Smartphone

    SBC: Savari Inc.            Topic: 111FH1

    On average, a pedestrian is killed every 2 hours and injured every 8 minutes in traffic crashes. 73% of these fatalities occur in urban areas. The SmartCross system aims to reduce the risk of vehicle-pedestrian crashes by providing situational awareness to the pedestrian as well as the vehicle approaching a crosswalk. The system makes use of the proliferation of smartphones to provide audio, visua ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Transportation
  5. DEVELOPMENT OF LOW POWER DIGITAL COMMUNICATION (LPDC) SYSTEM

    SBC: Amerasia Technology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    AN INNOVATIVE LOW POWER DIGITAL COMMUNICATION (LPDC) SYSTEM IS PROPOSED WHICH WILL ENCODE RAW DATA FROM THE SELF POWEREDVEHICLE DETECTORS (SPVD) SENSORS AND SEND ENCODED DATA TO THE RECEIVED BASE STATION VIA THE LPDC DEVICES. THE PROPOSED ENCODING ALGORITHM WILL ALLOW THE LPDC TO OPERATE RELIABLY IN THE PRESENCE OF INTERFERENCE FROM OTHER COMMUNICATION USERS. PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS SHOWS THAT BY UTI ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Department of Transportation
  6. METHODOLOGY FOR CORRELATION OF ATC CONTROLLER WORKLOAD AND ERRORS

    SBC: Computer Technology Associates            Topic: N/A

    THE PURPOSE OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF QUANTIFYING THE EFFECTS OF IREASED AUTOMATION ON THE WORKLOAD AND PERFORMANCE OF THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRA-TION'S AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER. IN PHASE I, RESEARCH WILL FOCUS ON ADAPTRING OUR CURRENT HUMAN PERFORMANCE MODEL TO REPRESENT THE JOB CHARACTERISTICS OR ATTRIBUTES THAT WILL DETERMINE LEVELS OF WORKLOAD AND PERFORMANCE IN THE AD ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of Transportation
  7. A LOW-COST OPTICAL WEATHER IDENTIFIER FOR AN AUTOMATED WEATHER OBSERVING SYSTEM

    SBC: DYNAMICS TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE TYPE OF PRECIPITATION (RAIN, SNOW, FOG/HAZE, HAIL) HAS TRACTIONALLY RELIED ON HUMAN JUDGMENT. RECENTLY, THE WAVE PROPAGATION LABORATORY OF DEVELOPED A TECHNOLOGY FOR AUTOMATIC WEATHER IDENTIFICATION USING LASER SCINTILLATION AND SCATTERING. THE TECHNIQUE HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY TESTED IN FIELD OPERATION. HOWEVER, THE SYSTEM IS TOO CLUMSY AND EXPENSIVE FOR LARGE-SCALE FIELD ...

    SBIR Phase II 1985 Department of Transportation
  8. THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR FOR MAJOR AIDS TO NAVIGATION

    SBC: HI-Z TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE PROPOSED PROGRAM PRESENTS A PLAN TO DEVELOP THE PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF A SECONDARY THERMOELECTRIC POWER PLAN THAT CAN BE USED IN THE COAST GUARD'S MAJOR AIDS TO NAVIGATION. THIS DESIGN WILL TAKE THE SPECIFIC NEEDS OF THE COAST GUARD INTO CONSIDERATION. THIS INCLUDES POWER LEVEL, SIZE, COST, AND RELIABILITY GOALS. THE DESIGN WILL USE AS MUCH OF THE TECHNOLOGY RELATED TO POWER SYSTEMS OF THIS TYP ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Department of Transportation
  9. MEASURING RETROREFLECTIVITY OF PAVEMENT MARKINGS

    SBC: Advanced Retro Technology Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE MEASUREMENT OF THE RETROREFLECTIVITY OF PAVEMENT MARKINGS OR TRAFFIC STRIPING HAS BEEN LIMITED BY THE INSTRUMENTATION AT PRESENT. THE MAJORITY OF THESE INSTRU- MENTS ARE HAND-HELD PORTABLE UNITS WITH LIMITED GEOMETRY ANDNEASUREMENT AREA. MOBLE UNITS BUILT BY SOME STATES ALSO ARE LIMITED IN THEIR PERFORMANCE BY STRAY LIGHT, NON-OPTIMUM GEOMETRY AND OTHER PROBLEMS. A NEW RETROREFLECTOMETER IS PR ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of Transportation
  10. DEVELOPMENT OF A DIFFERENTIAL GPS NAVIGATION FILTER WITH AUTONOMOUS FAILURE DETECTION

    SBC: NAVSYS CORPORATION, THE            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES AN INNOVATIVE FILTERING TECHNIQUE THAT CAN BE USED TO DETECT AND REJECT OUT-OF-TOLERANCE MEASUREMENTS FROM A DIFFERENTIAL GPS NAVIGATION SOLUTION. THE TECHNIQUE CAN BE APPLIED FOR BOTH MOBILE AND STATIC APPLICATIONS AND COULD BE INTEGRATED INTO SHIPBOARD OR REFERENCE STATION GPS RECEIVERS. USING THE FILTER DESIGN PROPOSED, ERRORS CAUSED BY MULTIPATH, SATELLITE, RECEIVER ORR ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Department of Transportation
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