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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-12-0014
Project Name:   Develop Concept of Operations and High-Level Requirements for the Dynamic Mobility Application (DMA) Freeway Bundle Integrated Network Flow Optimization (INFLO)
Project Status:   Completed
Start Date:  September 14, 2011
End Date:  December 31, 2012
Contact Information
Last Name:  Yousuf
First Name:  Mohammed
Telephone:  202-493-3199
E-mail:  mohammed.yousuf@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Operations Research and Development
Team:   Trans Enabling Technologies Team [HRDO-10]
Laboratory:   Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory
Project detail
Project Description:   This project aims to conduct the foundational research and to prepare for the development and field testing/demonstration identification of an Integrated Network Flow Optimization (INFLO). The INFLO bundle consists of the following high-priority applications:Queue Warning (Q-WARN).Dynamic Speed Harmonization (SPD-HARM).Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC).
Goals:  
The key project objective is to conduct the foundational analysis and design necessary to fully prepare for a field test/demonstration of an Integrated Network Flow Optimization (INFLO).
Background Information:   It is envisioned that all three applications will be applicable to light vehicles, transit vehicles, and medium and heavy duty trucks. The three applications may be implemented with varying levels of complexities and interrelationships. These levels of complexity and potential interaction may change over time as underlying technologies mature and new forms of multisource data become available or more widespread.
Product Type:   Research report
Technical report
Test Methodology:   Develop a Concept of Operations (ConOps) and test for readiness.
Expected Benefits:   The expected benefit is to improve roadway throughput and reduce crashes.
Deliverables: 1. Name: Assessment of Relevant Prior and Ongoing Research
Product Type(s): Research report, Technical report
Description: An initial deliverable that will assist with the concept development and needs identification for Integrated Network Flow Optimization (INFLO). It is called the "Assessment of Relevant Prior and Ongoing Research for INFLO" and its purpose is to provide a clear understanding of relevant research in the area of INFLO that might impact the development and eventual deployment of an INFLO system.
2. Name: Report on Stakeholder Input on Transformative Goals, Performance Measures and High Level User Needs for Integrated Network Flow Optimization (INFLO)
Product Type(s): Research report, Technical report
Description: The purpose of this report is to document the stakeholder input received at the February 8, 2012 stakeholder workshop at the Hall of States in Washington, D.C. on goals, performance measures, transformative performance targets, and high-level user needs for the Integrated Network Flow Optimization (INFLO) bundle of mobility applications. This input was used in the development of the Concept of Operations (ConOps) and high-level functional requirements for the INFLO applications.
3. Name: Concept of Operations
Product Type(s): Research report, Technical report
Description: The purpose of this Concept of Operations (ConOps) document is to provide a thorough conceptual overview of the Integrated Network Flow Optimization (INFLO) bundle of applications that fully considers the impact of wireless connectivity on the surface transportation system. This document is intended to convey the INFLO concept to stakeholders who may develop or refine the applications or implement operational systems based on the concept.
4. Name: Functional and Performance Requirements and High-Level Data and Communications Needs
Product Type(s): Research report, Technical report
Description: The purpose of this document is to identify the functional requirements and high-level data and communication needs that must be accomplished in order to achieve the transformative goals identified in the Task 2.3 Integrated Network Flow Optimization (INFLO) Concept of Operations (ConOps) document. This document is intended to communicate the requirements of the INFLO bundle of applications to the technical community who may develop and refine the applications or implement operational systems based on the concept.
5. Name: Test Readiness Assessment
Product Type(s): Research report, Technical report
Description: The purpose of this report is to summarize the key technical and nontechnical issues related to field-testing the Integrated Network Flow Optimization (INFLO) bundle of applications. In addition, the assessment identifies the core functions of the critical INFLO systems, provides recommendations to address identified issues related to those systems, and provides an assessment of their test readiness for the 2012-2013 timeframe.
FHWA Topics:   Research/Technologies--Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)
TRT Terms:   Operations
Research
Information Technology
Highway Traffic Control
Collisions
Light Vehicles
Heavy Duty Trucks
Public Transit
FHWA Disciplines:   Operations
Subject Areas:   Data and Information Technology
Operations and Traffic Management

 

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