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An Automated Raised Pavement Marker Installation System
Abbreviated Work Plan Description
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The project will be conducted in a period of two years (November 1, 2007 - October 31, 2009) in two phases. The work in Phase I (15 months) will focus on redesign, refinement, and initial testing of the system; the work in Phase II will emphasize on actual applications and product evaluation. In Phase I, the four sub-systems that form the entire system will be redesigned and rebuit.
Field tests will be conducted by a construction crew at the end of Phase I in a parking lot and remote roads with the following purposes: 1) training the construction crew, 2) testing working conditions of the system, and 3) making adjustments as needed for the equipment to meet the conditions for full scale applications. The equipment must meet a certain reliability and safety criteria before it's deployed for actual applications.
In Phase II, at least two actual RPM installation projects will be selected to employ the equipment for installing RPMs on the roadways. One project will be selected from Stay Alert's project pool, and the other one will be performed in collaboration with a partnering contractor. DOT engineers will be invited to observe the actual applications. Detailed engineering and operating parameters of the equipment will be collected to fully evaluate the equipment.
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