Solicitation Announcement

Department of Transportation (DOT) SBIR Fiscal Year 2018 Solicitation #6913G618QSBIR1

This is a Presolicitation Announcement – More detailed information can be found HERE.

The ACTUAL Solicitation should be issued, on or about Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

ANTICIPATED Federal Submission Deadline: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 5pm ET
Innovation Partnership PPA Deadine: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 5pm ET

The purpose of this solicitation is to invite U.S. small businesses to submit innovative research offers in response to the solicitation topics, which serve as key research areas for the DOT.

A synopsis of the solicitation is available on

View a list of proposed topics in the right margin of THIS PAGE.

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Topics that may be included in this solicitation:

  • Analysis of Acoustic Wheel/Rail Contact Signals
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tools for Relating Various Sensor Data to Adverse Vehicle/Track Inspection
  • Drone-Based Track Safety Inspection System
  • System Design for Remote and/or Autonomous Operation of a Locomotive Hauled Consist
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality to Aid Transit Use by All Travelers
    Innovative Technologies for Nondestructive Determination of Fracture Toughness for Pipeline Steels in Transportation Infrastructure
  • Dual Purpose Internal Integrity Assessment and Cleaning Tool for Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
  • Machine Vision System to Support Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Safety Applications
  • Use of High Resolution Imaging Techniques for Condition Assessment and Damage Detection of Bridges
  • Integrated Sensor Unit for Signalized Intersections
  • An AI-Based System for Advanced Freeway Data Collection and Analysis
  • Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and Other Crash Data Visualization and Analysis Tool

Contracting Office Address:

55 Broadway
Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02142-1093

Primary Point of Contact:

Tammy A. Taylor, Contracting Officer
Phone: 617-494-3462