Long Range ROW Detection and Warning System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRT5715C10064
Agency Tracking Number: DTRT5715C10064
Amount: $149,993.00
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): 2015-08-13
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-02-18
Small Business Information
3417 Chartley Lane, Roswell, GA, 30074-6135
DUNS: 79241476
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Bock
 Director of Science and Engineering
 (678) 641-2380
 robert@r-dex.com
Business Contact
 Robert Bock
Title: Director of Science and Engineering
Phone: (678) 641-2380
Email: robert@r-dex.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
R-DEX Systems proposes to develop the TrackMap System, an innovative and groundbreaking long-range detection and warning system (DWS) for the detection of unlawful targets on the railroad right of way (ROW). TrackMap will leverage low-cost radar sensors, proven software, and high-performance embedded processing to enable the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and its safety partners to significantly reduce trespassing and Grade Crossing (GC) fatalities. TrackMap will be designed to achieve a high probability of detection, low false alarm rate, and robust performance across a wide range of weather and environmental conditions. The proposed Phase I program will demonstrate the scientific, technical, and commercial feasibility of the TrackMap DWS platform through the development and testing of a prototype system, thereby laying the groundwork for Phase II. In Phase I, R-DEX will also identify the estimated cost of the objective system (with and without installation) per locomotive. In the Phase II, R-DEX Systems will propose to team with a commercial partner to demonstrate a working prototype on a running locomotive (running at 60 mph speed or more) and to test the performance of the TrackMap System over a period of 3-4 months

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