Visible to the public FHWA 2018 Exploratory Advanced Research Broad Agency Announcement (Presolicitation Notice)Conflict Detection Enabled

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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a Presolicitation Notice for its 2018 Exploratory Advanced Research Program's Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). It is expected that the BAA will be released soon.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is soliciting for proposals under its EAR Program for research projects that could lead to transformational changes and truly revolutionary advances in highway engineering and intermodal surface transportation in the United States. This program supports scientific investigations and studies that advance the current knowledge and state-of-the-art in the sciences and technologies employed in the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and management of the nation's highways. Strategically, this research will enable and expedite the development of revolutionary approaches, methodologies, and breakthroughs required to drive innovation and greatly improve the efficiency of highway transportation.

The FHWA anticipates sponsoring research addressing the following four topics:

(1) Mobile Ad Hoc etworks (MANETs);
(2) Video Analytics;
(3) Artificial Realistic Data and
(4) Supplementary or Alternative Materials for Highway Pavements and Structures.

Please see the BAA solicitation for more information.