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Publication Number: FHWA-RD-01-137
Date: September 2001

Research, Development, and Technology - FY 2002/2003 Performance Plan


Services are technical support we have provided and plan to provide to others due to our unique work, expertise, renowned status, facilities and/or our resources over the 2002 and 2003 fiscal year. The services each team have in common, e.g., coordination of Pooled Fund Projects, NCHRP panels, TRB committee work, professional committee support, routine problem solving and trouble shooting, participation in conferences and workshops, consulting with States on the application of our research results/products and other technologies, participation in FHWA work groups and task forces, and routine lab tests are not listed. This is not intended to be a listing of every function or activity that we perform.

RD&T Catalog of Services

Human Centered Systems

Support to the Office of Operations on MUTCD Signing Issues (Human Centered Systems Team)

Synthesis of Practices Addressing Consistency in Text-Based Messaging for Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS) (Human Centered Systems Team)

Review of Potential Safety Effects of Electronic Billboards on Driver Attention and Distraction (Human Centered Systems Team)

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Safety Analysis and Management

Research Methods Support and HSIS Data to Requesting Parties (Safety Management Team) (Safety goal)

Photometric and Radiometric Measurements of Light Sources, Including Traffic Signals, Vehicle Headlamps and Roadway Lighting (Roadway Team) (Safety goal)

Photometric and Colorimetric Measurements (including Coefficient of Retroreflectivity and Fluorescence) of Signing and Marking Materials (Roadway Team) (Safety goal)

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Research Program Support

IVI Infrastructure Consortium Coordination and Leadership (Enabling Technologies Team)

US-Japan ITS Joint Research Program (Enabling Technologies Team)

Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorological, Education and Training for Road Weather Forecasting (COMET) (Enabling Technologies Team)

High Speed Rail IDEAs Program Support (Office of Program Development & Evaluation)

Small Business Innovative Research Program (SBIR) Review and Support (Office of Program Development & Evaluation)

University Research Program Coordination and Support (Office of Program Development & Evaluation)

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Traffic Analysis/Modeling

Traffic Research Laboratory (TReL) Model Simulation and Problem Solving Studies (Travel Management Team)

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Communication and Frequency Spectrum Support

Dedicated Short Range Communications Program Support for Standards and ITS Applications (Enabling Technologies Team)

Ultra Wide Band Radar Technology Coordination (Enabling Technologies Team)

Frequency Spectrum Coordination for FHWA (Enabling Technologies Team)

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Structures

Forensic Evaluations of Catastrophic Failures or Risk Analysis in the Areas of:

Bridges and Bridge Components

Hydraulic Erosion and Bridge/Culvert Stability

Seismic Stability, Nationally and Internationally

Aerodynamic Induced Failures of Bridges and Bridge Components

Studies to Resolve Unique or Very Complex Design Situations in:

Hydraulic Capacity, Efficiency and Effectiveness

Aerodynamic Stability of Bridge and Bridge Components

Bridge Foundations, Abutments and Retaining Walls

Testing of New and Innovative Materials and Products

Technical Expertise and Consultation in Bridge Coatings and Corrosion Materials and Techniques to Other Government Agencies, States and Industry Groups

Application, Evaluation and Development of Specialized Instrumentation for Nondestructive Evaluation, Measurement and Long Term Monitoring of Highway Structures

Application of Bridge Management Information Systems to Better Understand Bridge Performance and Develop Improved Performance Measures for Bridges

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Pavements

Forensic Evaluations of Early Performance Problems in Asphalt and Concrete Pavements

Laboratory Testing of New, Innovative and Recycled Materials Used in Pavement Construction

Technical Expertise, Assistance and Laboratory Testing Support for Field Trials of New Pavement Materials and Procedures

Technical Assistance in the Application, Test and Evaluation and Problem Solving for Construction Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Performance Related Specifications and Warranties

Technical Assistance and Information on the Application, Testing, Specifi-cations, Cost and Performance of Recycled Pavement Materials

Access to the Worlds Largest and Most Comprehensive Pavement Performance Data Base. Technical Assistance and Consultation in the Use of the Data

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