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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. AN INNOVATIVE PORTABLE AND NON-DESTRUCTIVE COCAINE/HEROIN DRUG DETECTOR

    SBC: NOVA R&D, INC.            Topic: N/A

    NARCOTIC DRUGS SUCH AS COCAINE AND HEROIN ARE A MAJOR THREATTO THE AMERICAN SOCIETY. NARCOTICS IS CONSIDERED BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT AS ONE OF THE HIGHEST PRIORITY PROBLEMS FACING THIS NATION AND THE WORLD ON THE WHOLE. THESE DRUGS ARE MANUFACTURED OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND BROUGHT IN FROM OTHER COUNTRIES. MARINE VESSELS ARE ONE OF THE MAJOR DRUG TRAFFICROUTES. IF THE DRUG TRAFFIC IS STOPPED OR REDUCED ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Transportation
  2. SPIN-SYNCHRONOUS X-RAY SINOGRAPHY SYSTEM (SXS) FOR IN SITU TURBINE ENGINE FLAW DETECTION

    SBC: FOSTER-MILLER, INC.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Transportation
  3. OPERATOR ALERTNESS MONITORING USING THE PUPIL LIGHT REFLEX

    SBC: Pulse Electronics Inc            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Transportation
  4. ADVANCED VACUUM INSULATION FOR REFRIGERATED SHIPPING CONTAINERS

    SBC: Re/spec Inc            Topic: N/A

    A RESEARCH PROGRAM IS PROPOSED TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING ADVANCED VACUUM INSULATIONS TO IMPROVE THE PRODUCTIVITY OF REFRIGERATED SHIPPING CONTAINERS WHILE AVOIDING THE ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS (CFC'S) IN FOAM INSULATION CURRENTLY BEING USED. ADVANCED VACUUM INSULATIONS, CURRENTLY UNDER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, DO NOT CONTAIN CFC'S AND HAVE VERYHIGH THERM ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Transportation
  5. DEVELOPMENT OF A PROTOTYPE REMOTE LONGITUDINAL STRESS MONITORING DEVICE

    SBC: Salient Systems Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A LOW COST MEASUREMENT MODULE TAILORED TO THE APPLICATION OFSENSING RAIL LONGITUDINAL STRESS AND TEMPERATURE IS TO BE DEVELOPED AND INSTALLED IN TWO EXISTING TEST SITES. RESEARCH INTO THE BEST METHOD OF GENERATING POWER AND COMMUNICATING TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD WITHOUT HARD-WIRED CONNECTIONS IS TO BE DETERMINED. A PROTOTYPE OF THE NON-HARD-WIRED CONFIGURATION IS EXPECTED TO BE BUILT AND INSTALLED.

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Transportation
  6. DEVELOPMENT OF A BATTERY FOR MEASURING COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT IN THE RAILROAD

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

    WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP AN INEXPENSIVE, PORTABLE SYSTEM FOR QUICKLY ASSESSING COGNITIVE FUNCTIONAL ABILITY (CFA) AND WORK READINESS OF PERSONNEL WHO PERFORM CRITICAL JOBS SUCH AS TRAIN ENGINEERS OR OTHER OPERATORS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS. IN THIS FEASIBILITY STUDY, WE WILL TEST THE PRACTICALITY AND RELEVANCE OF OUR SYSTEM TO RAILROAD PERSONNEL. WE WILL TEST SEVEN TRAIN ENGINEERS TWICE A WEE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Transportation
  7. DEVELOPMENT OF AN OCCUPANT RESTRAINT DEVICE FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS ON SCHOOL BUSES

    SBC: Simula, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    AN INCREASING NUMBER OR WHEELCHAIR-BOUND STUDENTS ARE ATTENDING PUBLIC SCHOOLS, A PROCESS KNOWN AS "MANINSTREAMING". CONSEQUENTLY, PROTECTING THESE STUDENTS IN THE EVENT OF A SCHOOL BUS COLLISION IS A SIGNIFICANT SAFETY ISSUE. EXISTING RESTRAINT SYSTEMS TEND TO FOCUS ON RESTRAINING THE WHEELCHAIR RATHER THAN THE OCCUPANT. DISCUSSED IN THIS PROPOSAL IS A SYSTEM TO PROTECT A WHEELCHAIR STUDENT INVOL ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Transportation
  8. TURBINE ENGINE ROTOR SYSTEM FAILURE PREDICTION AND PREVENTION

    SBC: Systems Control Technology,            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Transportation
  9. CERTIFICATION/SAFETY ASSESSMENT OF FLYING QUALITIES AND PILOT WORKLOAD FOR ADVANCE DIGITAL FLY-BY-WIRE TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT

    SBC: SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: N/A

    THE IMPACT OF DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ADVANCED DIGITAL FLY-BY-WIRE (DBFW) AND CONVENTIONAL TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT ON AIRWORTHINESS REQUIREMENTS AND CERTIFICATION FLIGHT TESTING WILL BE ENUMERATED, ILLUSTRATED AND ANALYZED. POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS, OR RESEARCH STEPS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN SOLUTIONS, TO THE PROBLEMS/ISSUES POSED BY SUCH DIFFERENCES WILL BE OUTLINED AND DISCUSSED. IMPROVED SAFETY POTENTIAL OF DBFW A ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Transportation
  10. DEVELOPMENT OF A RAILROAD ADVANCED IMPAIRMENT LOCATOR SYSTEM(RAILS)

    SBC: SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: N/A

    IN AMERICA TODAY, THERE IS CONSIDERABLE CONCERN OVER IMPAIRMENT IN THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM WORK FORCE, AND THE EFFECT THIS IMPAIRMENT MIGHT HAVE ON SAFETY AND PRODUCTIVITY. ALCOHOL IMPAIRMENT HAS BEEN A TRADITIONAL PROBLEM AND DRUGS HAVE BECOME INCREASINGLY MORE PREVALENT INTHE LAST DECADE. WHEN ALCOHOL AND DRUG IMPAIRMENT ARE CONSIDERED ALONG WITH OTHER EVERYDAY FACTORS THAT CAN RESTRICT JOB PE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Transportation

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