Mid-chord Rail Offset Measurement Systems (McROMS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRT57-14-C-10046
Agency Tracking Number: DTRT57-14-C-10046
Amount: $149,832.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 141FR1
Solicitation Number: DTRT5714RSBIR1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-08-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-03-11
Small Business Information
50 Pratts Junction Road, Sterling, MA, 01564-
DUNS: 5583849
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Chambers
 Vice President
 (978) 422-3400
 paul.chambers@technicalproductsinc.us
Business Contact
 Paul Chambers
Title: Vice President
Phone: (978) 422-3400
Email: paul.chambers@technicalproductsinc.us
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
What is needed is a lightweight system that can be deployed and used by one person that will measure and compile the track geometry data and compute the MCO for a rail section in real time without reliance on any external reference. Such a device, the Mid-chord Rail Offset Measurement System (McROMS) is the subject of this proposal. But MCO is not the only rail geometry data of interest. If this system could concurrently measure other important rail characteristics such as individual rail cant and the track gage and super elevation between rails it would provide a very significant enhancement over current capabilities. The McROMS system offered by Technical Products Inc. (TPI) meets all these goals.

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