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OFFICE OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE TURNER-FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER

Wavetronix Higher Performance Traffic Detector (091-FH3-011)

Project Information

Project ID:
FHWA-PROJ-09-0031
Project Abstract:

Radar traffic sensors for detection of motorcycles and trucks are not sufficiently accurate. This project will improve the count, speed, and classification accuracy of SmartSensor HDTM by using Wavetronix's recently developed multibeam technology. This project only provides classification by length and not by signature. This Small Business Innovative Research will result in a nonintrusive detector that will have speed accuracy of roughly two miles per hour and vehicle length measurement within three feet. This improved detector will serve travel surveys and traffic control systems.

Goals

The objective is to achieve improved detection of vehicle length with existing radar frequencies and power.

Research HUB ID:
7855
Project Status:
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount):
$100,000.00
Start Date:
End Date:
Public Access Plan:
No
FHWA Program Area:
  • Small Business Innovation Research
Project Outputs:

This is possible with enhanced antennas and digital signal processing.

Contact Information

First Name:
Peter
Last Name:
Huang
Phone Number:
(202) 493-3484
Email Address:
Team:
Transportation Enabling Technologies Team
Office:
Office of Operations Research and Development
Office Code:
HRDO-10

Management Organizations

Sponsor Organization

Organization Role:
Sponsor Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Operations Research and Development
Contact Role:
Project Lead
Contact:

Managing Organization

Organization Role:
Project Managing Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Operations Research and Development
Contact Role:
Project Contact
Contact:

Partners and Other Sponsor/Managing/Performing Organizations

Organization Role:
Other
Organization:
U.S. Department of Transportation: Office of the Secretary of Research