Demonstration of a Low-Cost Vehicle Monitoring System for Tractor Trailers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRT57-11-C-10056
Agency Tracking Number: DTRT57-11-C-10056
Amount: $149,756.70
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: 112FM1
Solicitation Number: DTRT5711RSBIR2
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place, Rockledge, FL, 35955-
DUNS: 175302579
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Scaringe
 President
 (321) 631-3550
 rps@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact
 Michael Rizzo
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Email: mar@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Mainstream has been developing a unique wireless Vehicle Monitoring System (VMS). As discussed in this proposal, prior internally funded efforts have already demonstrated key elements of this decentralized, low-cost, and easy-to-install system. This proposal also contains the results of extensive market research to verify the market demand and identify desirable features. Mainstream's previous development of critical enabling technology and intellectual property are discussed. These advances allow Mainstream to meet the performance and cost goals in an affordable, effective system. Phase I will demonstrate key features of a preproduction, second-generation prototype VMS. This fast-paced schedule is possible because product development is well underway. The wireless modules (disclosed in the proposal) that will be demonstrated in the Phase I and Phase II efforts are described. Phase II also includes extensive on-road testing. Mainstream is a well-established 25-year old small business with a successful track-record of commercializing SBIR efforts (we have a 100% DoD commercialization record, Tibbetts award for commercialization, and Governor's New Product Award from the State of Florida). This VMS fits well within Mainstream's experience, capability, and other Mainstream emerging wireless monitoring products. We have a well-defined sales and distribution plan, and sufficient financial resources to commercialize this technology.

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