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U.S. DOT FY 2022 Phase I Pre-Solicitation Q&A


* * * 2/2/22 Update: The Pre-solicitation is now closed. Topic questions are no longer being accepted. * * *


This U.S. DOT Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Pre-solicitation Q&A Forum provides small businesses an opportunity to submit clarifying questions on the topics published in the U.S. DOT Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Phase I Pre-Solicitation. Questions will be answered by the Technical Experts/Topic Authors at the U.S. DOT Operating Administrations during this period. Questions shall be limited to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements and should not share proposal ideas nor proprietary information.
 
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  1. Camera Assumptions

    What can the offerors assume regarding the functionality, type(s) and specification(s) of the deployed cameras? (e.g., minimum and maximum framerate, resolution, and field of view).

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  2. Is the existing camera system and video feed allowed to be used as part of the solution

    Will the existing camera system and video feed be allowed to be used as part of the solution?

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  3. Is there an explicit desire for people to share their tokens?

    Is there an explicit desire for people to share their tokens? Should there be a way to buy the tokens or must they be earned by solely using public transport options?

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  4. Is the solution restricted to soley a private blockchain?

    Given the desire to support the “secure decentralized management of tokens”, are submissions restricted to using private blockchains? Would a solution using a public blockchain be considered for this challenge?

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  5. Is this initiative a way to reduce carbon emissions?

    Is this initiative a way to reduce carbon emissions as much as possible in addition to parking management?

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  6. Target Components

    Which infrastructure components exactly are to be monitored? Can you please provide more detailed information.

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  7. Installation requirements

    Are there any specifications as to whether the system should be stationary or mobile?

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  8. What data can the DOT provide for this topic?

    My organization currently provides actionable emissions metrics for roadways, however our methodology requires the emission rates of the vehicles. As such, will the current emission rates of the buses at different inclinations and temperatures be provided by the DOT?

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  9. How many topics can we apply for?

    Can companies apply for multiple research topics? For example, could my organization apply for both Topic 22-FH2 and Topic 22-FT1?

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  14. Does the solution need to solve all seizing problems?

    Since you want "safer, more efficient solution for unseizing traction motors on locomotives and includes a stand-alone proof
    of concept design" does the proposed solution need to be able to address all of the reasons that a traction motor may have seized in the first place? Or does it just need to ease the repair process onsite?

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  15. Food Desert - Affordability of Healthy Food

    Is there a specific target range of what constitutes affordable healthy food for the current definition of low-income areas in food deserts? Given that each geographic area has different median incomes and a percentage of income targeted on food would be a factor.

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  16. Integrate with existing public transit digital infrastructure?

    Will this application be used to access/integrate with existing public transportation and parking digital infrastructure?For example, is it anticipated that this would integrate with existing parking, bus, and train ticketing/payment systems?

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  17. Other blockchain-based systems use cases

    The topic combines a technology solution with a use case. Is the agency interested in other ideas for how blockchain-based systems might improve transportation and/or mobility, or should submissions focus on incentivization?

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  18. Food Desert Availability

    What is the minimum availability (time windows and frequency) of transit to and from Desert areas to non-Desert areas that need to be supported by the solution and at what cost range to the person making the journey? Is it expected to be the same as any other public transit? Subsidized?

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  19. Define a non-Desert for food

    Can you provide minimum examples of when a person in transit has left the desert and is now in close proximity to a sufficient source. e.g. Does a weekend Farmers Market qualify? Are we only to consider major Super Markets?

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  20. Would you be more specific on the scope of this?

    Would big data and AI-enabled energy efficiency applications tailored specifically to the transportation(rail) industry fall under the same category as "Tools and Applications Towards Moving to Zero-Emissions"?

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