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Exploratory Advanced Research Ongoing Research

FHWA is funding exploratory advanced research across the range of issues that are critical to the transportation industry. Research is listed under four broad functional areas. Functional areas describe traditionally-related areas of scientific and engineering inquiry Researchers who work within the functional areas frequently will have similar academic backgrounds in engineering, social sciences, or physical sciences.

Status: All Projects Status   No. of Projects: 43

Dates from: 9/1/2007 to 9/30/2018

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[FHWA-PROJ-07-0019] : Development and Evaluation of Selected Mobility Applications for Vehicle-Infrastructure Integration

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-07-0019 Click to view document
Contact   Ferlis, Robert A (Bob)
Project Start   9/1/07
Project End   7/13/11
Project Status   Completed

[FHWA-PROJ-07-0025] : Development of Soil Stiffness Measuring Device for Pad Foot Roller Compaction

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-07-0025 Click to view document
Contact   Adams, Michael
Project Start   9/27/07
Project End   12/30/10
Project Status   Completed

[FHWA-PROJ-07-0026] : Intersection Control for Autonomous Vehicles

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-07-0026 Click to view document
Contact   McHale, Gene M
Project Start   9/28/07
Project End   8/31/13
Project Status   Completed

[FHWA-PROJ-07-0029] : Development and Demonstration of Systems-Based Monitoring Approaches for Improved Infrastructure Management Under Uncertainty

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-07-0029 Click to view document
Contact   Ghasemi, Hamid
Project Start   10/5/07
Project End   10/5/10
Project Status   Completed

[FHWA-PROJ-08-0003] : High-Performance, Stress-Relaxing Cementitious Composites for Crack-Free Pavements and Transportation Structures

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-08-0003 Click to view document
Contact   Meininger, Richard C (Rick)
Project Start   2/20/08
Project End   3/31/11
Project Status   Completed

[FHWA-PROJ-08-0011] : Modeling the Urban Continuum in an Integrated Framework: Location Choice, Activity-Travel Behavior, and Dynamic Traffic Patterns

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-08-0011 Click to view document
Contact   Gardner, Brian
Project Start   7/7/08
Project End   12/31/12
Project Status   Completed

[FHWA-PROJ-08-0021] : Intelligent Multisensor Measurements to Enhance Vehicle Navigation and Safety Systems

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-08-0021 Click to view document
Contact   Gibson, David P
Project Start   9/3/08
Project End   12/31/12
Project Status   Completed

[FHWA-PROJ-08-0027] : Creating Smart Pavements that Monitor and Report on Pavement Condition

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-08-0027 Click to view document
Contact   Faridazar, Fred
Project Start   9/9/08
Project End   8/7/12
Project Status   Completed

[FHWA-PROJ-08-0029] : Mathematical Analysis of the Empirical Mode Decomposition

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-08-0029 Click to view document
Contact   Lee, Kunik
Project Start   9/10/08
Project End   9/1/12
Project Status   Completed

[FHWA-PROJ-08-0031] : Human Factors for Limited-Ability Autonomous Driving Systems

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-08-0031 Click to view document
Contact   Lee, Kunik
Project Start   9/11/08
Project End   12/31/11
Project Status   Active

[FHWA-PROJ-09-0020] : Greatly Increased Use of Fly Ash in Hydraulic Cement Concrete for Pavement Layers and Transportation Structures

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-09-0020 Click to view document
Contact   Meininger, Richard C (Rick)
Project Start   7/9/09
Project End   12/31/12
Project Status   Completed

[FHWA-PROJ-09-0029] : Supply Chain-Based Solution to Prevent Fuel Tax Evasion

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-09-0029 Click to view document
Contact   Dougherty, Michael
Project Start   8/17/09
Project End   8/16/12
Project Status   Active

[FHWA-PROJ-09-0037] : Effects of Automated Transit and Pedestrian/Bicycling Facilities on Urban Travel Patterns

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-09-0037 Click to view document
Contact   Ferlis, Robert A (Bob)
Project Start   9/1/09
Project End   12/31/13
Project Status   Completed

[FHWA-PROJ-09-0039] : Driver Behavior in Traffic

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-09-0039 Click to view document
Contact   Yang, David
Project Start   9/1/09
Project End   8/31/11
Project Status   Completed

[FHWA-PROJ-09-0054] : Behavioral Sciences Approach to Testing, Validating, and Establishing Best Practices for Alternative Highway Revenue Collection

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-09-0054 Click to view document
Contact   White, Karen
Project Start   9/23/09
Project End   4/30/14
Project Status   Active

[FHWA-PROJ-09-0059] : Nanoscale Approaches for Inhibiting Corrosion: Green Advanced Coatings for Application on Steel Structures and Bridges

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-09-0059 Click to view document
Contact   Virmani, Paul
Project Start   10/1/09
Project End   9/30/16
Project Status   Active

[FHWA-PROJ-09-0066] : Advanced Freeway Merge Assistance: Harnessing the Potential of Connected Vehicles

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-09-0066 Click to view document
Contact   Ferlis, Robert A (Bob)
Project Start   10/28/09
Project End   6/30/12
Project Status   Completed

[FHWA-PROJ-09-0067] : Making Driving Simulators More Useful for Behavioral Research

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-09-0067 Click to view document
Contact   Philips, Brian
Project Start   11/12/09
Project End   1/31/13
Project Status   Completed

[FHWA-PROJ-09-0068] : Advanced Integration of Private Sector Freight Information with Public Traffic Information to Reduce Metropolitan Congestion (Freight Congestion Mitigation Decision Support)

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-09-0068 Click to view document
Contact   Kuehn, David
Project Start   11/30/09
Project End   11/30/11
Project Status   Active

[FHWA-PROJ-10-0009] : Advanced Traffic Signal Control Algorithms

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-10-0009 Click to view document
Contact   Yang, Peter
Project Start   2/16/10
Project End   8/31/15
Project Status   Active

[FHWA-PROJ-10-0010] : Nanoscale Approaches for Inhibiting Corrosion: Multifunctional Nanomaterials and Processes for Infrastructure Repair and Corrosion Inhibition

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-10-0010 Click to view document
Contact   Virmani, Paul
Project Start   2/17/10
Project End   7/30/11
Project Status   Completed

[FHWA-PROJ-10-0012] : Development and Evaluation of Technological Innovations in Transportation for People with Disabilities (Exploratory Advanced Research Program)

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-10-0012 Click to view document
Contact   Yousuf, Mohammed
Project Start   3/1/10
Project End   6/30/11
Project Status   Completed

[FHWA-PROJ-10-0014] : Nanoscale Sensors for Structural Health

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-10-0014 Click to view document
Contact   Boone, Shane
Project Start   3/5/10
Project End   9/27/13
Project Status   Active

[FHWA-PROJ-10-0023] : Mechanical Material Modeling and Simulation by New Multiple Length/Time-Scale Theories and Algorithms

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-10-0023 Click to view document
Contact   Lee, Kunik
Project Start   4/8/10
Project End   12/31/13
Project Status   Completed

[FHWA-PROJ-10-0024] : Roadway Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Generation and Distribution System Towards Energy-Plus Roadways

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-10-0024 Click to view document
Contact   Weaver, Eric J
Project Start   4/13/10
Project End   7/31/14
Project Status   Active

[FHWA-PROJ-10-0029] : Mechanical and Structural Nanoscale Modeling

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-10-0029 Click to view document
Contact   Lee, Kunik
Project Start   6/28/10
Project End   9/27/14
Project Status   Active

[FHWA-PROJ-10-0036] : Kinetic-to-Electric Energy Conversion (KEEC)

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-10-0036 Click to view document
Contact   Weaver, Eric J
Project Start   8/10/10
Project End   11/9/14
Project Status   Active

[FHWA-PROJ-10-0042] : Integrated Active Transportation System Operational Vision and Implementation Research Plan

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-10-0042 Click to view document
Contact   Lee, Kunik
Project Start   9/9/10
Project End   9/9/12
Project Status   Completed

[FHWA-PROJ-10-0060] : Green Energy-Powered Dirigible Transportation

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-10-0060 Click to view document
Contact   Lee, Kunik
Project Start   9/30/10
Project End   9/30/12
Project Status   Completed

[FHWA-PROJ-10-0084] : Improved Performance of Concrete in Rigid Pavements and Other Transportation Structures Through Modeling of Cement Hydration

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-10-0084 Click to view document
Contact   Meininger, Richard C (Rick)
Project Start   10/1/10
Project End   7/5/15
Project Status   Active

[FHWA-PROJ-11-0007] : Scan International Technologies and Programs for Vehicle-Highway Cooperation

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-11-0007 Click to view document
Contact   Ferlis, Robert A (Bob)
Project Start   1/4/11
Project End   12/31/12
Project Status   Completed

[FHWA-PROJ-11-0028] : Agent-Based Approach for Integrated Driver and Traveler Behavior Modeling

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-11-0028 Click to view document
Contact   White, Karen
Project Start   4/1/11
Project End   6/30/14
Project Status   Active

[FHWA-PROJ-11-0040] : VASTO — Evolutionary Agent System for Transportation Outlook

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-11-0040 Click to view document
Contact   Yang, David
Project Start   5/11/11
Project End   6/30/15
Project Status   Active

[FHWA-PROJ-11-0044] : Design of a Completely New Approach for a National Household-Based Long Distance Travel Survey Instrument

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-11-0044 Click to view document
Contact   Patrick, Zhang
Project Start   8/12/11
Project End   8/12/13
Project Status   Active

[FHWA-PROJ-11-0049] : Multimodal Connectivity Options for a Future Seamless Transportation System

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-11-0049 Click to view document
Contact   White, Karen
Project Start   11/22/10
Project End   6/1/14
Project Status   Active

[FHWA-PROJ-11-0055] : Foundational Knowledge to Support a Long-Distance Passenger Travel Demand Modeling Framework

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-11-0055 Click to view document
Contact   Gudzinas, Brad
Project Start   7/20/11
Project End   10/19/14
Project Status   Active

[FHWA-PROJ-11-0104] : Development of a Field Prototype for the Inspection of Culverts

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-11-0104 Click to view document
Contact   Jalinoos, Frank
Project Start   7/29/10
Project End   4/30/13
Project Status   Completed

[FHWA-PROJ-11-0176] : Service Life Enhancement and Reduction in Carbon Footprint of Highway Structures

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-11-0176 Click to view document
Contact   Arnold, Terry
Project Start   6/21/11
Project End   6/20/14
Project Status   Active

[FHWA-PROJ-12-0045] : Intelligent Situation Awareness and Navigation Aid for Visually Impaired Persons

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-12-0045 Click to view document
Contact   Yousuf, Mohammed
Project Start   5/3/12
Project End   5/2/16
Project Status   Active

[FHWA-PROJ-12-0070] : Machine Learning for Automated Analysis of Large Volumes of Highway Video

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-12-0070 Click to view document
Contact   Cobb, Lincoln
Project Start   9/26/12
Project End   9/26/14
Project Status   Active

[FHWA-PROJ-13-0046] : Development of Structural Carbon Nanotube-Based Sensing Composites for Rehabilitation of Deteriorating and Fatigue-Damaged Steel Bridges

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-13-0046 Click to view document
Contact   Munley, Eric P
Project Start   9/30/13
Project End   9/30/18
Project Status   Programmed

[FHWA-PROJ-13-0086] : Low-Powered Wired Sensors for Asset Management or Health Monitoring of Structure

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-13-0086 Click to view document
Contact   Faridazar, Fred
Project Start   10/1/13
Project End   9/30/16
Project Status   Programmed

[FHWA-PROJ-13-0088] : Ultra-Low Power Wireless Sensing System for Multimetric Self-Powered Monitoring of Bridge Components

Project ID   FHWA-PROJ-13-0088 Click to view document
Contact   Faridazar, Fred
Project Start   8/19/13
Project End   8/19/17
Project Status   Active

 

Exploratory Advanced Research Program

Research Highlights


Brochures

EAR Program Research Results - Updated Through 2013,(FHWA-HRT-14-033)- December 2013

Multimedia Downloads

Investigating Advanced Traffic Signal Control, (N/A)- April 2011

Project Fact Sheets

Understanding Material Durability - Workshop Examines Aging of Composite Materials,(FHWA-HRT-14-068)- June 2014

Reports

Multiscale Materials Modeling Workshop Summary Report April 23-24, 2013(FHWA-HRT-13-103)- December 2013

Scanning and Convening Activities Fact Sheets

Understanding Material Durability - Workshop Examines Aging of Composite Materials,(FHWA-HRT-14-068)- June 2014

Summaries

Technological Innovations in Transportation for People with Disabilities: Workshop Executive Summary(FHWA-HRT-11-042)- September 2011

Web Articles

For Georgia State Students, EAR Program Opens a Window on Transportation Research ()- March 2014

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