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Portable Rail Suspension Displacement Monitoring System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRT5715C10070
Agency Tracking Number: 151FR9004
Amount: $149,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 151FR9
Solicitation Number: DTRT5715RSBIR1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-08-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-02-29
Small Business Information
21536 Iredell Terrace, Ashburn, VA, 20148
DUNS: 30494038
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Treasa Parakkat
 President
 (703) 946-8961
 tparakkat@dfuzion.com
Business Contact
 Robert Borgovini
Title: CEO
Phone: (703) 946-8961
Email: rborgovini@dfuzion.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
dFuzion proposes the development of a comprehensive Ride Performance Assessment System (RPAS). RPAS leverages the investment and research already made by FRA in its sponsored portable ride quality meter. By extending the ride quality data acquistion framework to accept inputs from suspension displacement sensors, RPAS can correlate data from acceleration and displacement sensors with geospatial information. The RPAS concept would allow users the flexibility of correlating a variety of data types in real‐time in an effort to better validate vehicle models, and detect track and/or vehicle anomalies. No one data type can always definitively predict or identify anomalous conditions, but correlating multiple data types can achieve a greater level of confidence in the measurement results. In the future, additional sensors (i.e., strain, force, temperature, load, RPM) can similarly be integrated into RPAS for additional on‐board situational awareness.

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