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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. Non-Destructive Coercimetry Fracture Toughness Assessment for Steel Pipelines

    SBC: Innerspec Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 180PH1

    NON-DESTRUCTIVE COERCIMETRY FRACTURE TOUGHNESS ASSESSMENT FOR STEEL PIPELINES 3/8/2018 COMET’s main objective is to develop the first coercimetry-based fracture toughness assessment solution. Phase I will demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of a non-destructive testing solution, based on coercivity metering, to assess material fracture toughness of steel pipelines; evaluating t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Transportation
  2. Demonstration of Image-Based Change Detection Using a Prototype Drone-Based Track Safety Inspection System

    SBC: Noble Drone Services, LLC            Topic: 180FR4

    Demonstration of Image-Based Change Detection using a Prototype Drone-Based Track Safety Inspection 3/16/2018 Today’s prevailing methods of visual track inspection tend to be expensive, disruptive to operations, and have potential to be less thorough than preferred. Machine vision technology emerged in the rail sector over a decade ago to help alleviate these concerns; however, due to the un ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Transportation
  3. Increasing Awareness About Intelligent Transportation Systems and Connected Vehicle Technologies for High School

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: 141FH4

    Proposal title: Increasing Awareness About Intelligent Transportation Systems and Connected Vehicle Technologies for High School The goal of this FHWA Phase IIB SBIR program is to convert an existing board game that teaches students about Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Connected Vehicle (CV) technologies into a mobile game app that can be sold online as a commercial product. The boa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Transportation
  4. Identifying Valuable Second Lives for Retired-Lithium-Ion Batteries in Transportation Systems

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: 171OS1

    The identification of high-value and high-impact secondary applications for retired lithium-ion batteries is critical as the number of electric vehicles on the road continues to increase. During the Phase I DOT SBIR program NanoSonic will evaluate second-use application concepts for retired vehicular lithium-ion batteries in economically valuable, second-use sectors of transportation. We are partn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Transportation
  5. Train Reporting And Inspection INdex (TRAIN)

    SBC: Benten Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 151FR5

    Benten Technologies proposes to develop a back-end schema-less, open source, cloud-based database with front-end browser-based, cross-platform JavaScript model library to support locomotive inspection data collection. TRAIN will allow for the logging of inspection data for all types of locomotives including steam, diesel, diesel-electric, and electric locomotives by railroad and locomotive manufac ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Transportation
  6. Ride Performance Assessment System (RPAS)

    SBC: DFUZION, INC.            Topic: 151FR9

    To address FRA’s requirements of measuring rail vehicle suspension displacement and integrating this into existing accelerometer-based ride quality systems, dFuzion proposes the development of a comprehensive Ride Performance Assessment System (RPAS). RPAS will leverage the investment and research already made by FRA in its sponsored portable ride quality meter. By extending the ride quality dat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Transportation
  7. Technological Enhancements to Improve and Expand Casual Carpooling in New Corridors

    SBC: Applied Engineering Management Corporation            Topic: 161FH1

    Technological Enhancements to Improve and Expand Casual Carpooling in New Corridors 12/05/2016 The overall goal of Phase II of this SBIR project is to demonstrate a working prototype of one or more tools and/or approaches that catalyze casual carpooling in a corridor where it does not exist or to improve casual carpooling in a corridor where it is present but underperforming. Phase II will provi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Transportation
  8. Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection Devices for Transit Buses

    SBC: Novateur Research Solutions, LLC            Topic: 161FT1

    This SBIR proposal presents a robust and cost-effective pedestrian and cyclist detection and collision warning system for transit buses. It uses inexpensive but robust sensors and incorporates state-of-the-art object detection techniques to enable effective pedestrian and cyclist detection near transit buses in different environmental conditions. The proposed collision warning system exploits meas ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Transportation
  9. A Mobile and Social Approach to Fostering Casual Carpooling in New Corridors

    SBC: Applied Engineering Management Corporation            Topic: 161FH1

    The technical objective of this Phase I project is to develop concept that demonstrates the viability of one or more tools and/or approaches to catalyze casual carpooling in a corridor where it does not exist or to improve casual carpooling in a corridor where it is present but underperforming. The proposed approach offers four unique components: (1) building off of the existing casual carpoolin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Transportation
  10. Simulating Signal Phase and Timing with an Intersection Collision Avoidance Traffic Model

    SBC: Harmonia Holdings Group, LLC            Topic: 101FH3

    eTEXAS is an integrated traffic and communications simulator developed in cooperation with the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) to support the development of Connected Vehicle (CV) Apps and to perform research on vehicle and roadside Dedicated Short-Range Communication/Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (DSRC/WAVE) communications using the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) standa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Transportation

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