A First Responder Tool for Rapic, Efficient, and Effective Response to Hazardous Material Incidents

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DTRT57-08-C-10020
Award Id:
83539
Agency Tracking Number:
DTRT57-08-C-10020
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
07-PH2
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4 West 4th Ave, suite A, San Mateo, CA, 94402-1616
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
111210790
Principal Investigator:
Robert Dourandish
CTO
(650) 342-3337
bob@quimba.com
Business Contact:
Robert Dourandish
CTO
(650) 342-3337
bob@quimba.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The nightmare scenario in HAZMAT transport (or storage) is an incident in the proximity of a densely populated area. This issue is so critical that Congress has, on a number of occasions, considered restricting HAZMAT transportation, routing it around metropolitan areas. While so far such restrictions have not been implemented, the HAZMAT transportation industry faces mounting legal and insurance challenges since in addition to normal issues with traffic incidents, it is also viewed as a prime target for terrorism. The focus of this effort is HAZMAT incident response. Here we propose to create a system to facilitate timely, efficient, and cost-effective delivery of sophisticated plume or spill dispersion models to HAZMAT response teams in a way that is easily understood, and is therefore usable, by professional responders with no additional specialized training.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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