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dc.contributor.authorThommana, Joseen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:51:09Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:51:09Z
dc.date.issued1997-05-30en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-2719151159731611en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/36576
dc.description.abstractThe I-81 Corridor in Virginia traverses the western part of the state, connecting Bristol in the south to Winchester in the north. A study carried out at the Virginia Tech Center for Transportation Research identified traffic safety, work zone safety and traffic control, trucking issues, and intercity traveler information needs as important issues that deserve attention on the I-81 Corridor in Virginia. Analysis of work zone accident statistics showed a need for real-time systems to enhance work zone safety. Real-time advanced warning and traffic control systems provide a means of dynamic information dissemination and advanced warning, thereby enhancing work zone safety and facilitating traffic control. The focus of this research was on the development of functional and system requirements for a real-time advanced warning and traffic control system for work zones. This task was based on the examination of work zone accidents and their causes. The functional requirements include advanced warning, surveillance, advisory, and control functions. Each of these functions consists of several sub-functions. The needs with respect to each of these functions have also been identified. System requirements such as real-time operation, credibility, portability, ease of installation, and adaptability were also identified. Evaluation criteria and potential Measures Of Effectiveness (MOEs) for the evaluation of the system were also identified. Additionally, issues related to the evaluation of the system, such as time duration for evaluation and data collection techniques were identified and examined.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectwork zoneen_US
dc.subjectreal-time warning systemsen_US
dc.subjectrequirementsen_US
dc.subjectevaluationen_US
dc.titleReal-Time Advanced Warning and Traffic Control Systems for Work Zones: Examination of Requirements and Issuesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairSivanandan, R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTrani, Antonio A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberAlexander, Robert W.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-2719151159731611/en_US
dc.date.sdate1998-07-13en_US
dc.date.rdate1997-05-30
dc.date.adate1997-05-30en_US


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