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Coordinating, Developing, and Delivering Highway Transportation Innovations

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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-17-047    Date:  September 2017
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-17-047
Date: September 2017


Glossary of Terms and Acronyms

COLL: Commonly Labeled List

COLLECT software: Cooperative Operations for Low-Latency Electronic Collection of Tolls

Deployment: The inception of a technology into its intended technology system

EAR: Exploratory Advanced Research

ETC: Electronic Toll Collection

FHWA: Federal Highway Administration

Framing Document: A short document that details the goals of the TRL Assessment and specifies the key technology, applications, and operating environments to be assessed during the TRL Assessment

GAO: Government Accountability Office

ID: Identification

NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NCHRP: National Cooperative Highway Research Program

NCHRP IDEA: NCHRP Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis

NSF: National Science Foundation

PC: personal computer

PI: Principal Investigator

Q&A: questions and answers

RFID: radio-frequency identification

SBIR: Small Business Innovation Research

TRB: Transportation Research Board

TRL: Technology Readiness Level

TRL Scale: Formal metrics for assessing a particular technology on its maturity level



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