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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. Augmenting Inductive Loop Vehicle Sensor Data with SPAT and GrID (MAP) via Data Fusion

    SBC: Savari Inc.            Topic: 111FH2

    In this proposal, we have proposed a program for twenty months to build on the basic ideas and feasibility developed in Phase I of this SBIR in order to demonstrate the practical use of DSRC technologies with signal controller for adaptive timing with a goal towards commercialization. Specifically, we intend to further develop, build and integrate advanced signal control algorithms that make use o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Transportation
  2. Automated Driveway Access Management System Using a 3D Terrestrial Imagery User Interface

    SBC: SIMWRIGHT, INC.            Topic: N/A

    New developments in tools for exploitation of stereo aerial photography now enable desktop Windows applications capable of interfacing with existing GIS databases. One area of potential use for these tools is in the area of Highway Access Management especially as it relates to improvement in the process for Highway Driveways. Research is proposed to determine system requirements for using a digi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of Transportation
  3. Automated High Speed, Low Water Consumption Insulator Cleaner

    SBC: MINI, LLC            Topic: 07FT4

      This Phase II proposal develops a novel third rail insulator cleaner called the Vohrtex based.on the successfully completed Phase I project that developed the low water consumption, quick cleaning tool, the “Spin Wedge.”  The Vohrtex slides on the third rail and is attached to a service vehicle that rides on the track.  The Vohrtex has a pair of arms, which hang down o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Transportation
  4. Automated parking-cruising detection and measurement using Bluetooth AVI Sensor network

    SBC: RAPID FLOW TECHNOLOGIES            Topic: 142FH2

    Searching for street parking, a behavior known as cruising for parking, leads to excess congestion and pollution. Many recent smart parking interventions have attempted to address this issue, but the problem of effectively detecting and measuring cruising remains largely unsolved. The goal of this work is to develop methods to detect and measure cruising for parking and its effects on congestion u ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Transportation
  5. Automated Production of Composite Energy Absorbing Utility Poles

    SBC: KaZaK Composites Incorporated            Topic: N/A

    KaZaK Composites, Kaman Sciences and Dr. Malcolm Ray of the University of Iowa propose to investigate the design of energy absorbing utility poles made from composite materials. This team has considerable experience in the multiple technologies needed to successfully complete the proposed program, including design of high performance composite products for automated production and design, analysi ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of Transportation
  6. AUTOMATED TERCOM PLACEMENT AND EVALUATION

    SBC: Systems Control Technology,            Topic: N/A

    DETERMINING SITES TO BUILD NEW TERCOM MAPS HAVE PROVEN TO BE A VERY COMPLICATED AND TIME CONSUMING TASK, AS EVIDENCED IN BOTH SIOP CRUISE MISSILE PLANNING AND OPERATION DESERT STORM. THE CRUISE MISSILE PLANNER, WITH SOME DIFFICULTY, CAN DETERMINE NEEDED CANDIDATE TERCOM SITES, BUT ALL TOO OFTEN, BECAUSE OF INSUFFICIENT TERRAIN ROUGHNESS, THE DEFENSE MAPPING AGENCY (DMA) IS UNABLE TO CREATE A TERCO ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  7. AUTOMATED TEST VEHICLE SYSTEM

    SBC: Macleod Technologies Inc.            Topic: N/A

    UNTIL NOW, PRECISION, LABORATORY QUALITY, AUTOMATED CONTROL OF REMOTE VEHICLES HAS BEEN UNAVAILABLE. THERE EXISTS A NEED FOR PRECISE, REPEATABLE, AUTOMATED CONTROL OF TEST VEHICLES FOR IMPORTANT AND EXPENSIVE VEHICLE COLLISION TESTING. BY APPLYING OUR PROPRIETARY NEW TECHNOLOGY, SUCH VEHICLE CONTROL IS POSSIBLE. THIS TECHNOLOGY IS BASED ON AFFORDABLE COMPUTER BASED LOCAL NAVIGATION AND ROBOTIC CON ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Department of Transportation
  8. 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
  9. AUTONOMOUS DRIVER ALERTNESS MONITOR (ADAM)

    SBC: Macleod Technologies Inc.            Topic: N/A

    AN IMPORTANT NEED EXISTS IN THE TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY FOR A RELIABLE, UNOBTRUSIVE DEVICE TO WARN VEHICLE OPERATORS OF REDUCED ALERTNESS. RESEARCHERS SUGGEST THAT 35-50% OF ALL HIGHWAY FATALITIES ARE CAUSED BY MEASURABLE LEVELS OF REDUCED DRIVER ALERTNESS. UNFORTUNATELY TECHNIQUES PRESENTLY USED TO MEASURE DRIVER ALERTNESS ARE IMPRACTICAL FOR WIDESPREAD USE. STUDIES DO AGREE THAT THE AUTONOMIC, S ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Transportation
  10. Balancing Safety and Capacity in an Adaptive Traffic Signal Control System

    SBC: Sabra & Associates, Inc.            Topic: 081FH1

      This research focuses on the development of a real-time signal timing methodology and algorithms that balance safety and efficiency.  This research consists of two phases:  Phase I was completed in December 2009; it examined the relationships between signal timing and surrogate measures of safety, namely the frequency of rear-end, angle and lane-change conflicts.  The FHWA Su ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Transportation

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