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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 April, 2020.

  1. Roadway Hazard Alert System for Motorcycles

    SBC: Charles River Analytics, Inc.            Topic: 151FH3

    Motorcyclists face a unique set of challenges when operating on public streets and highways. In addition to hazards relevant to automobiles, motorcycle riders must remain vigilant for hazards that pose significant danger to motorcycles (e.g., uneven terrain, sand/gravel, potholes); however, there is currently no motorcycle-specific hazard tracking or alerting system available for riders. To addres ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  2. Management System Display to Track Emergency Response Vehicles and Mutual Aid During a Crash Response

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: 142FA2

    We present the National Incident Visualization System, NIVS. NIVS is a combination of software elements that leverage the capabilities and prevalence of smart-phone technology to create a single point of reference for aggregated information and information sharing during a fire-based emergency at an airport. NIVS aggregates GPS location and status information from personnel and resources with Airp ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  3. Commercial Space Vehicle Tracking Using 1090 MHz ADS-B

    SBC: M42 Technologies, LLC            Topic: 142FA1

    The number of commercial space vehicles including launch and reentry vehicles, and high-altitude balloons is growing, and new technology is needed to minimize their impact on the National Airspace System (NAS). Currently the FAA issues Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) to reserve large airspace sections for long periods of time for launches and reentries. Automatic Direct Surveillance Broadcas ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  4. Technology to Improve upon APC Data Counting that will Provide Better Correlation to Service Plan

    SBC: Migma Systems Inc.            Topic: 142FT1

    Automated Passenger Counter (APC) has been used in the transit systems for automated passenger counting and reporting. These systems have suffered counting accuracy issues, particularly at high rider load points, and at end-of-line count reconciliation. It was found that APCs have limited use on rail vehicles due to very wide doors. It has also been a challenge for transit agencies to track the o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  5. Long Range ROW Detection and Warning System

    SBC: NAVMAR APPLIED SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: 151FR7

    Rail line intrusion events, initiated by dismounted individuals on foot or in vehicles, often result in devastating collisions with a train, with outcomes unfavorably to the intruder. A need exists for a locomotive mounted advanced remote detection system that can autonomously detect and characterize an intruder, at a distance, alerting the operating engineer to take corrective action. Navmar Appl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  6. Parking-Cruising Caused Congestion & Targeting Public Mitigation Investments

    SBC: NELSON/NYGAARD CONSULTING ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: 142FH2

    Cruising for parking is a problem that cities have long struggled to address. Recent efforts by the FHWA in San Francisco, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and other cities have advanced the state of knowledge but large gaps remain. This project seeks to address these important gaps by using GPS traces, GPS-augmented travel surveys, and GPS traces with driver video to quantify the extent of cruising, and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  7. Browser Based Application for Locomotive Inspection Data Collection

    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 I 2015 Department of Transportation
  8. Locomotive Flashing Light for Trespassers and Pedestrians Warning

    SBC: PHYSICAL OPTICS CORPORATION            Topic: 151FR6

    The Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking a reliable and distinctive locomotive-based flashing light warning system capable of effectively warning trespassers ahead of the train without offending regular individuals/residences in neighboring areas. To address this DOT need, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop the Locomotive Flashing Light Alerting (FLA) system, which will ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  9. Passive Rail Temperature Control Technology

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: 151FR8

    Physical Sciences Inc. proposes to develop a novel composite laminate that when applied to standard steel rails will regulate the maximum temperature reached, limiting expansion and buckling. During Phase I, PSI will work with QinetiQ North America to demonstrate the performance of PSI’s system in a simulated railroad environment. Testing will demonstrate the thermal properties of the laminate. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  10. Long Range ROW Detection and Warning System

    SBC: R-DEX Systems, Inc            Topic: 151FR7

    R-DEX Systems proposes to develop the TrackMap System, an innovative and groundbreaking long-range detection and warning system (DWS) for the detection of unlawful targets on the railroad right of way (ROW). TrackMap will leverage low-cost radar sensors, proven software, and high-performance embedded processing to enable the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and its safety partners to signific ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation

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