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An Artificial Intelligence (AI) Based System for Advanced Freeway Data Collection and Analysis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 6913G619C100046
Agency Tracking Number: 180FH4013II
Amount: $997,567.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 18-FH4
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-09-03
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-09-02
Small Business Information
15400 Calhoun Dr Ste 190
Rockville, MD 20855-2814
United States
DUNS: 161911532
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Xiaoliang (George) Zhao
 Associate Director, NDE and Intelligent Transportation
 (301) 294-5232
Business Contact
 Mark James
Title: Senior Director, Contract and Proposals
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Research Institution

Planned or unplanned traffic events, such as work zones, collision accidents, sporting games and stormy/snowy weather, arise along our roadway systems and affect normal traffic operations. These anomaly events cause various magnitude of traffic congestion and safety impact to road users. Thus, local or regional Traffic Management Centers (TMCs) have spent tremendous amount of resources responding to these events by monitoring traffic in a region 24/7, identifying anomalies, providing real-time traveler information, and executing and coordinating traffic control solutions. We proposes to further develop, deploy, and test an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based Traffic Data Analysis Tool (AI-TDA) for Advanced Traffic Management decision support. This tool, which builds upon our existing Traffic Signal Operation Analysis Expert System (SOES) software that was developed under the FHWA SBIR funding (Contract # DTRT5716C10004), leverages most recent advances in AI and ML such as Deep Neural network (DNN), Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) network for traffic flow prediction, video/text data processing and exploitation, multi-source “big data” analytics, and decision recommendations/support for freeway and arterial traffic incident management applications. It will also apply to a signalized intersection for dilemma zone warning and signal operation optimization as a show case for AI/ML.

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