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U.S. DOT SBIR's FY21 pre-solicitation period is now open from January 5, 2021 through February 2

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program invites small business concerns to review the pre-solicitation notice for opportunities within its Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) SBIR Phase I solicitation. Learn more on our website at https://www.volpe.dot.gov/work-with-us/small-business-innovation-research/usdot-fy21-pre-solicitation, and read the pre-solicitation notice at https://beta.sam.gov/opp/087ee633fe844a5398a77d6bcdf15e7a/view.

Note: This is a pre-solicitation notice; no submissions are accepted at this time. During the pre-solicitation period, technical questions concerning the proposed research topics shall be directed to the U.S. DOT topic authors via an online forum at https://usdot.uservoice.com/forums/932932-u-s-dot-fy-2021-phase-i-pre-solicitation-q-a. Please read the pre-solicitation notice for instructions. Proposed FY21 Research Topics Full descriptions of each proposed research topic are included in Appendix A of the pre-solicitation notice. 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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