Pilot for Rail Passenger Cab Cars

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRT5707C10009
Agency Tracking Number: SBArenumDOT06PH1-9
Amount: $99,861.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
15 Acorn Park, Cambridge, MA, 02140
DUNS: 111046152
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Rancatore
 Principal Investigator
 (617) 498-6067
Business Contact
 Renee Wong
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: (617) 498-5655
Research Institution
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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