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Quick Incident Detection and Warning

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-09-0040
Project Abstract: 

his 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.

Research HUB ID: 
2435
Project Status: 
Active
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount): 
$750,000
Start Date: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
End Date: 
Monday, September 30, 2013
Public Access Plan: 
No
Laboratory: 
Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory
FHWA AMRP Program: 
Small Business Innovation Research

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