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U.S. DOT SBIR's FY21 Phase I Solicitation is Now Open

This solicitation will close at 3:00 pm ET on March 8, 2021.

For more information about the solicitation and how to submit an offer, please visit our website. A pre-offer webinar for small businesses interested in applying to the U.S. DOT SBIR FY 2021 solicitation will be held on Thursday, February 11th at 1:00 pm ET. Register here. FY21 Research Topics Full descriptions of the research topics are included in Section VIII of the Solicitation. The proposed topic list shared during the pre-solicitation has been amended for the U.S. DOT FY21 Phase I Solicitation as follows:

  • Topic 21-FT1, Robots for Unmanned Disinfection and Decontamination of Transit Assets, has been updated with clarifications.

  • Topic 21-FH3, Accelerating Performance Testing Using the Asphalt Mixture Performance Tester (AMPT) Equipment, has been updated with additional links to technical references.

  • Topic 21-FH4, Reference Hardware for Infrastructure GPS Abnormality Detector for Connected and Automated Vehicle Applications, has been updated with clarifications.

The FY21 topics are: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

  • 21-FH1: Device for Assessing Environmental Impact of Post-Consumer Waste Plastic in Highway and Airfield Materials and Pavements

  • 21-FH2: In-situ Determination of Pore Solution Resistivity

  • 21-FH3: Accelerating Performance Testing Using the Asphalt Mixture Performance Tester (AMPT) Equipment

  • 21-FH4: Reference Hardware for Infrastructure GPS Abnormality Detector for Connected and Automated Vehicle Applications

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

  • 21-FM1: Automated Vehicles: Deployment of Traffic Warning Devices (Triangles)

  • 21-FM2: Readiness Assessment Technology

Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

  • 21-FR1: Passenger Train Exterior Side Door Safety

  • 21-FR2: Wheel Measuring Device

Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

  • 21-FT1: Robots for Unmanned Disinfection and Decontamination of Transit Assets

  • 21-FT2: Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Inspect, Repair and Sanitize Transit Vehicles

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

  • 21-NH1: Securing Safe Passage when Crossing a Roadway to Board Buses

  • 21-NH2: Ignition Interlock Device Data-Integrated Mobile Device App

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)

  • 21-PH1: Lithium Ion Battery Packaging

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