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Procurement Category Engineering Services
Competition Type Sole Source
RFP Quarter 1st QTR
RFP Fiscal Year
NAICS 541 330
Sequence Number 2018-163_FHWA Explantory Advanced Research

Under existing FHWA contract entitled, “Multipurpose Wireless Sensors for Asset Management and Health Monitoring of Structures,” FHWA has made progress on the development of a sensor system for health monitoring of bridge structures.  The sensors leveraged in this study are capable of measuring a wide variety of quantities such as strain, acceleration, displacement, tilt, temperature, and humidity wirelessly. The wireless sensing system includes a communication gateway for sending sensor data to a server and a dedicated software package to perform data analysis.


In June 2017, FHWA’s Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) Program convened a panel of experts to assess the maturity of the project. The panel examined the technological maturity of the wireless multipurpose sensors tested over the three phases of the research project.  The panel outlined specific steps that the research team could take in developing their technology to the next maturity level by testing the sensor system in realistic environments, the research team would be closer in addressing the requirement. The panel recommended that the research team include additional documentation on the end user interface of the bridge performance analysis.  This effort is intended to increase the level maturity of the sensor system, which is in line with panel recommendation.

Contact Name Fred Faridazar
Phone (202) 493-3076
Is this a follow-on to a current 8(a) contract? No
Is this funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act? Yes

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