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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. On-board Smart Vision System to Support Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Communication

    SBC: Connected Wise LLC            Topic: 180FH1

    Connected automated vehicle (CAV) technology has significant implications in terms of transportation system safety and efficiency. However, building and maintaining a wireless communication infrastructure (e.g. roadside units (RSUs), power, fiber optic lines etc.) across the U.S. is a challenging task. In urban areas, where vehicle population and vehicle-miles-traveled (VMT) are high, building suc ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Transportation
  2. Guided Augmented Independence Travel Aid (GAIT-Aid)

    SBC: Design Interactive, Inc            Topic: 180FT1

    Lack of transportation access affects approximately 30% of people with functional limitations. In fact, people with functional limitations experience transportation access barriers four times more than those without limitations. With the emerging market of low cost augmented and virtual reality technology, perceptual user interfaces (PUI) that interact more naturalistically with end-users are prov ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Transportation
  3. Scale-Up of ATPE Technology to Produce Highly Enriched Semiconducting SWCNTs

    SBC: SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT)            Topic: N/A

    Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) have unique material properties making them very attractive for use in a variety of electronic applications. However, as-grown SWCNTs contain a mixture of tubes with heterogeneous optical and electronic properties. The chiral species must be separated in order to maximize the desired properties. To date, no large scale separation process has been accomplishe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. Standard Robot Platform Designed for Unstructured Environment Research

    SBC: Targazyme, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Robotic researchers currently are using insufficient and varying robot platforms to investigate issues crucial to the successful development of a remote reconnaissance tool for the urban search and rescue (USAR) community. USAR robotic researchers need a standard robot platform designed for research in unstructured environments. This platform would accelerate the research essential to advancing re ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. Microresonator-based High-performance High-pressure Sensor

    SBC: Nomadics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    In this Phase I SBIR, Nomadics will build on our past experience with micro-structure resonators and quartz-based sensors to develop a pressure sensor suitable for high pressure applications such as oil and gas industry applications. In the Phase I work, the outstanding measurement resolution of our sensing technology will be demonstrated and the feasibility of this technology for pressure sensing ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  6. Ultra-High Vacuum Compatible Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Spectrometer

    SBC: PARALLAX RESEARCH INC            Topic: N/A

    Parallax Research, Inc. proposes to develop an Ultra-High Vacuum Compatible Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Spectrometer for use on Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopes, Transmission Electron Microscopes, Auger Spectroscopy Systems, and X-ray Photo-electron Spectroscopy Systems. We propose to build on Parallax's designs of innovative parallel beam x-ray spectrometers and incorporate new types ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  7. Comprehensive Operations and Planning Environment for Improving BRT Operations

    SBC: SIMWRIGHT, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Increasing BRT ridership using ITS requires a holistic approach that addresses overall system performance. ITS applications supporting bus rapid transit (BRT) are typically single purpose applications. These applications usually support one facet of transit/transportation activities, e.g. transit planning, transit operations/maintenance, or transit end users. These "stovepipe" applications gene ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Transportation
  8. Low Cost Transverse Rail Defect Detector

    SBC: WavesinSolids LLC            Topic: N/A

    This project will use an ultrasonic beam traveling logitudinally along the rail rather than the complex normal and angle-beams transducer assemblies in current systems. Detectio of transverse defects becomes a simple pulse-echo application and resolves many inherent speed, inspectin reliability and robustness problems in current rail inspection systems. The simplified procedure will increase the r ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Transportation
  9. 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
  10. AUTOMATED VIDEO DATA REDUCTION SYSTEM

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

    DBA SYSTEMS, INC. PROPOSES TO FABRICATE AN ENGINEERING MODEL OF A PC-BASED VIDEO MENSURATION SYSTEM FOR THE DETAILED HUMAN FACTORS ANALYSIS ASSOCIATED WITH MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATION. THE BASELINE FOR THIS SYSTEM WILL BE DBA'S OFF-THE-SHELF 626 VIDEO TRACKER THAT TRACKS VIDEO IMAGES AT REAL-TIME RATES (60 HZ). ENHANCEMENBTS WILL INCLUDE THE DEVELOPMENT OF REAL-TIME FITTING AND LATERAL POSITIONING ALG ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Transportation
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