A Universal Commuter Railcar Boarding Device for Use by Both Disabled and Able-bodied Individuals Configurable for all U.S. Railstation Platforms

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$499,948.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DTRT5707C10031
Award Id:
66990
Agency Tracking Number:
DTRS5705C10025
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5032 S. Ash Avenue, suite 101, Tempe, AZ, 85282
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
116749289
Principal Investigator:
Stanley Desjardins
President
(480) 820-2032
Business Contact:
Stanley Desjardins
(480) 820-2032
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
In Phase I of this SBIR project the proposed commuter railcar loading concept was developed in detail and its operation was simulated in order to demonstrate feasibility and to quantify the reduction in station dwell time compared to other railcar loading operations. Feasibility was demonstrated. The boarding system will enable the loading of all passengers, regardless of mobility, from a wide range platform configurations. In Phase II of this SBIR program, Safe proposes to continue the detailed design effort and to build and test a prototype of the design to demonstrate the performance characteristics of the device. The design when completed is anticipated to be ADA-compliant.

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