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

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-09-0031
Project Status: 
Completed
Start Date: 
Thursday, August 27, 2009
End Date: 
Friday, August 27, 2010
FHWA Program: 
Small Business Innovation Research
FHWA Topics: 
Research/Technologies--Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)
TRT Terms: 
Radar Detectors; Operations; Research; Vehicle Classification; Antennas; Vehicle Detectors; 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: 
Team: 
Transportation Enabling Technologies Team
Office:
Office of Operations Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDO-10

Project Details

Project Description: 

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.

Partners and Other Sponsor/Managing/Performing Organizations: 
Project Findings: 

This is possible with enhanced antennas and digital signal processing.

Deliverables