The U.S. Department of Transportation is looking to fund a new slate of emerging technology applications, including automation and blockchain.
USDOT opened the fiscal 2019 solicitation for its Small Business Innovation Research program Tuesday, calling on small businesses to provide solutions focused in 12 topic areas:
- Automated Detection of Broken Spike Fasteners in Wood Tie Railroad Track
- Automated Driving Systems Test Data Interface
- Automated, Drone-Based Grade Crossing Inspection
- Cost Allocation Technology for Non-Emergency Medical Transportation
- Improved Condition Monitoring of Traction Motors
- Inline-Inspection Tool for Detecting Coating Defects/Disbondment of Coating
- Innovative, Low-Cost Methods for Concrete Bridge Deck Assessment
- In-Vehicle Highway Rail Grade Crossing Alert System
- Portable Stiffness/Elastic Modulus Measurement System
- Secure Motor Carrier Safety Data Information Exchange Using Blockchain
- Vehicle Communication via Induction Paint
- Wireless Pore Water Pressure Sensor
The SBIR program is administered by the Small Business Administration and includes 11 federal agencies that award R&D contracts to fund and mature new potential technology applications.
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How to Apply
- Read the 2019 Solicitation for information about the 2019 topics and about proposal requirements.
- Review the 19 Technical and Administrative Questions
- If you do not see the answer to your question(s), submit additional technical or administrative questions to the U.S. DOT SBIR Program Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All questions and answers will be posted as soon as they are received and answered by DOT SBIR program experts.
Submit a proposal through DOT’s SBIR secure site.