Long Range ROW Detection and Warning System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRT5715C10057
Agency Tracking Number: DTRT5715C10057
Amount: $149,951.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 151FR7
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): 2016-03-29
Small Business Information
65 West Street Rd. , bldg. C, Warminster, PA, 18974-3225
DUNS: 95275343
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter Raiti
 Principal Investigator
 (215) 675-4900 x133
 praiti@navmar.com
Business Contact
 Linda Piszker
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (610) 565-3399
Email: linda.piszker@nasc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Rail line intrusion events, initiated by dismounted individuals on foot or in vehicles, often result in devastating collisions with a train, with outcomes unfavorably to the intruder. A need exists for a locomotive mounted advanced remote detection system that can autonomously detect and characterize an intruder, at a distance, alerting the operating engineer to take corrective action. Navmar Applied Sciences (NASC) develops advanced remote sensing systems, tailored to the Military market. The proposed system would leverage our remote sensing engineering experience, with the development of an on board locomotor based sensor suite, employing optical and microwave sensor systems. Acquired sensor data would be autonomously analyzed utilizing sensor fusion, change detection and database techniques, for all weather situational awareness, increasing the probability of detection and recognition at a range of 3 miles. Visual and audible alerts would be presented to the engineer in the operator cab. Raw and analyzed sensor data, to include information from a GPS receiver, would be stored onto a solid state data recorder for subsequent analysis. The system would be self-contained, obtaining electrical power from the locomotive, and sensor interfaces facilitated with cabling or via a wireless link..

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