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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.
The U.S. DOT’s FY 2022 Pre-Solicitation period is January 5, 2022 through February 2, 2022 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time (ET). Only questions posted within this period will be responded to.

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  1. Is DoT interested in preventive technologies?

    In addition to solutions for after the motor is seized, Is DoT interested in technologies to prevent it from happening as well?

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  2. 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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