Examination of HM Portable Tanks within Transportation System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,999.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DTRT57-12-C-10004
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
DTRT57-12-C-10004
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
11.2
Solicitation Number:
1
Small Business Information
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 400, Rockville, MD, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
16191153
Principal Investigator:
GeorgeZhao
Program Manager
(301) 294-5232
xzhao@i-a-i.com
Business Contact:
MarkJames
Director, Contracts & Proposals
(301) 294-5221
mjames@i-a-i.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Portable tanks used to transport hazard materials are often subject to forces and stress, thermal cycle loading, and shock/vibration throughout the transportation process. It is an interest to assess what effects may occur during loading and unloading from one shipping mode to another and what conditions the HM packages will experience in that specific mode. An in-situ sensor system is proposed here, with small footprint and innovative power management solutions for long term monitoring of the portable tanks with minimal human intervention. Our system will monitor the strain/stress, temperature and humidity, shock and vibrations that the portable tanks experienced during their usage, and be able to provide comprehensive and concise data for post analysis. The proposed system will be tested in relevant environment in Phase I, and the prototype system will be field tested in Phase II of the program.

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