Roadway Pavement Condition Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRS57-01-C-10038
Agency Tracking Number: DTRS57-01-C-10038
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2001
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
350 Second Avenue, Waltham, MA, 02451
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
Business Contact
Research Institution
This Phase II SBIUR (Small Business Innovative Research) proposal is based on work accomplished by Foster-Miller, Inc. and Battelle Memorial Institute during a prior Phase I SBIR program under contract DTRS57-99-C-00090. The purpose of the Phase I program was to develop an in-vehicle sensor to measure roadway surface conditions and, from these measurements, determine the coefficient of friction between the tire and the roadway. Consequently, we developed an approach based on prior research efforts and simplified them by using newer technologies. The physical basis of our system depends on the coefficient of friction and slip and is supported by a hardware suite that consists of an electro-optical sensor, highway pavement databases, GPS receiver, and a method to determine ground speed. Applications for this pavement condition sensor include adaptive cruise control, safety systems for lateral/longitudinal crash avoidance and highway condition assessment for adverse weather treatment

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