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PMSS Project Details

 

Project ID:FHWA-PROJ-10-0056
Project Name: Clarus Data for Weather-Responsive Traffic Signal System Applications
Status: Completed
Contact:
Last Name:Yang
First Name:David
Telephone:202-493-3284
E-mail:david.yang@dot.gov
Office: Office of Operations Research and Development
Team:Trans Ops Concepts and Analysis Team
Roadmap/Focus area(s): Intersections
Project Description:The proposed system will receive weather information from the Federal Highway Administration's Clarus system database, analyze it, and make necessary changes to signal timing parameters in response to inclement weather conditions. The proposed system will operate and achieve its potential using current traffic controller and controller cabinet technologies. Minimal hardware, in addition to traffic controllers, will be required for full implementation. Software design will incorporate self-diagnostic techniques for fault detection and recovery to maximize security and minimize cost.
Start Date: September 24, 2010
End Date: December 30, 2011
Goals: The key project objective is to develop a prototype of a real-time weather-responsive traffic signal control system to improve the efficiency and safety of traffic signal operations during inclement weather.
Test Methodology: Computer-driven algorithms will implement traffic signal control decisions using Clarus data; software design will incorporate self-diagnostic techniques for fault detection and recovery to maximize security and minimize cost.
Expected Benefits:The proposed system will operate and achieve its potential using current traffic controller and controller cabinet technologies. Minimal hardware, in addition to traffic controllers, will be required for full implementation.
Deliverables:Name: Final project report.
Product Type(s): Research report
Description: The deliverable is a detailed report documenting efforts, findings, and recommendations.
Keywords: Traffic Signals
Weather Conditions
Operations
Research
Highway Traffic Control
Algorithms
Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management