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Expert System Signal Operation Analysis Tool, Phase II

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-11-0170
Project Status: 
Active
Start Date: 
Monday, October 24, 2011
End Date: 
Friday, November 1, 2013
FHWA Program: 
Small Business Innovation Research, Operations
FHWA Subprogram: 
Transportation Systems Management and Operations
FHWA Activity: 
Transportation Management
FHWA Topics: 
Road Operations and Congestion--Transportation Management
TRT Terms: 
Signalization; Systems Analysis; Intersections; Operations; Research; Data Collection; Highway Traffic Control
FHWA Discipline: 
Operations
TRB Subject Area: 
Operations and Traffic Management

Contact Information

First Name: 
Peter
Last Name: 
Huang
Telephone: 
(202) 493-3484
Email Address: 

Project Details

Project Description: 

This is a Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project to develop a prototype system with a data management subsystem, a data collection subsystem, and a data analysis and expert system. The whole system will provide better data collection and data analysis techniques and provide advanced techniques for indepth system analysis and generate systemwide solutions for more effective signal operations. The data management system has three major interfaces. The first interface is for data input, which can take in various regular traffic sensor data and wireless sensor network data. The second is an interface to third-party simulation software. The third is an interface to a knowledge-based expert system. The data collection system consists of multiple wireless sensors and regular traffic sensors. The sensors are networks with common clock and location references. The expert system will store localized knowledge in signal analysis and help generate data analysis results and operational advice.

Deliverables

Deliverable Name: 
Final Report and Software
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
Introduce a tool for intersection operations analysis.