Examination of HM Portable Tanks within Transportation System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRT57-12-C-10004
Agency Tracking Number: DTRT57-12-C-10004
Amount: $149,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: 112PH1
Solicitation Number: DTRT5711RSBIR2
Small Business Information
Intelligent Automation Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 400, Rockville, MD, -
DUNS: 16191153
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 George Zhao
 Program Manager
 (301) 294-5232
 xzhao@i-a-i.com
Business Contact
 Mark James
Title: Director, Contracts & Proposals
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Email: mjames@i-a-i.com
Research Institution
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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