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dc.contributor.authorEarnesty, Lisa H.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:50:15Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:50:15Z
dc.date.issued1996-12-05en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-11182008-063604en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/45875
dc.description.abstract

In this project, various detection technologies were evaluated for their usefulness in traffic management and control. Technologies that can be installed above or to the side of the roadway were considered as possible replacements for inductive loop detectors because of the difficulties associated with installing detectors in the roadway.

During the project, systems engineering principles were used to define the requirements, select the alternative technologies, and evaluate the candidates to determine the most effective detectors. A description of this process and the factors used in the evaluation are included. The evaluation process considered the functional requirements, system performance, and cost over the life-cycle.

The results showed that the systems with the best overall performance were the Microwave Doppler, Pulse Ultrasonic, Doppler Ultrasonic, and Video Image Processor. These technologies are all non-intrusive and provide accurate traffic data in various environments.

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dc.format.mediumBTDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1996.E276.pdfen_US
dc.subjectdetectionen_US
dc.subjectsurveillanceen_US
dc.subjecttrafficen_US
dc.subjecttransportationen_US
dc.subjectvehiclesen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1996.E276en_US
dc.titleEvaluation of detection technologies for use in traffic management and controlen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSystems 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.disciplineSystems Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairHobeika, Antoine G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBlanchard, Benjamin S. Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHenderson, Thurmanen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-11182008-063604/en_US
dc.date.sdate2008-11-18en_US
dc.date.rdate2008-11-18
dc.date.adate2008-11-18en_US


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