Pilot for Rail Passenger Cab Cars

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,861.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DTRT5707C10009
Agency Tracking Number:
SBArenumDOT06PH1-9
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TIAX LLC
15 Acorn Park, Cambridge, MA, 02140
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
111046152
Principal Investigator:
Robert Rancatore
Principal Investigator
(617) 498-6067
Business Contact:
Renee Wong
Contracting Officer
(617) 498-5655
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
TIAX LLC proposes a Phase I SBIR project that will result in a preliminary conceptual design for rail passenger cab car pilots that will reduce the risk for derailment following a grade crossing collision with an automobile. Several tasks are proposed, including: a review of existing pilot designs by contacting car builders and operators; a review of grade crossing accidents; the development of pilot design requirements, including a baseline accident scenario; the generation of pilot design an component concepts; the ranking and evaluation of the concepts, including simplified structural analyses to verify the feasibility of the design by comparing its performance to the baseline scenario performance; and the documentation in layout drawing form of the highest ranked concept. Two bi-monthly interim letter reports and a final report are the deliverables for the Phase I project.

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