AN INNOVATIVE OBSTACLE DETECTION SYSTEM FOR HIGH SPEED GUIDED GROUND TRANSPORTATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,821.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
18789
Agency Tracking Number:
18789
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
209 Madison Street Suite 500, Alexandria, VA, 22314
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Thomas R Bussing
Senior Scientist
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
AN INNOVATIVE OBSTACLE DETECTION SYSTEM BASED ON A RAIL-GUIDED PROPELLER-DRIVEN POD CONTAINING A MICROWAVE RADAR SENSOR IS PROPOSED. THE SENSOR POD WILL TRAVEL A FEW MILES AHEAD OF THE HIGH SPEED TRAIN OR MAGLEV VEHICLE, DETECT POTENTIAL OBSTACLES, AND ENACT AN APPROPRIATE WARNING OR AVOIDANCE PROCEDURE. THE PROPOSED OBSTACLE DETECTION SYSTEM HAS MANY HIGHLY DESIRABLE FEATURES INCLUDING: A VERY LOW UNIT COST, DESIGN SIMPLICITY, OPERATIONAL SIMPLICITY, AND EXCEPTIONAL RELIABILITY. THE OBSTACLE DETECTION SYSTEM CAN OPERATE IN ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS AND AT VEHICLE SPEEDS RANGING FROM 250 KMPH TO OVER 500 KMPH.

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