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Project ID:FHWA-PROJ-09-0040
Project Name: Quick Incident Detection and Warning
Status: Active
Last Name:Huang
First Name:Peter
Office: Office of Operations Research and Development
Team:Trans Ops Concepts and Analysis Team
Project Description:This is a Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project that will develop a quick incident detection and warning system. The system will be able to detect and locate a highway system in a matter of a few seconds, and issue warnings through roadside light-emitting diode flashers. The major tasks of the project include developing a new type of low-cost, low energy consumption sensor that can be massively deployed along the roadside; developing a wireless communication network that can provide communication between sensors, warning lights, and a central computer; developing software/firmware for incident detection and location, and for issuing warnings; integrating the system and conducting field tests on highways; and commercializing and marketing the product.
Laboratories: Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory
Start Date: September 1, 2009
End Date: September 30, 2013
Goals:The objective is to develop a quick incident detection and warning system.
Test Methodology: Field test
Fieldtest:A field test will be conducted.
Deliverables:Name: A prototype system and final report.
Product Type(s): Research report, Software, Hardware, Techbrief, Draft standard, specifications, or guidelines
Description: A functional prototype system with a manual and final report.
Keywords: Incident Detection
Traffic Incidents
Incident Management
Light Emitting Diodes
Highway Traffic Control
Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management
Safety and Human Factors